Opportunities to Connect in Mission
Start the New Year off right by serving others. The Missions Committee would like to invite you to assist with the following activities by signing up at the Information Desk this month.
Visit the Mission Table in the Lobby to find out how you can be a part of our first Church Without Walls weekend Feb. 27 and 28. Instead of going out into the community to serve on one day as we have in the past, we will be helping with projects in the Katy area on four weekends this year. We encourage everyone at St. Peter’s to participate in connecting Katy with God’s love through service. There will be projects for a variety of skill levels and abilities. Check back here regularly for updated information as it becomes available.
- Sorting clothes with Clothed by Faith
- Building benches at Camp Cinco with the YMCA
- Making Bags of Grace for Hope Impacts
- Planting a community garden for Christ Clinic (SPLASH project)
- Making diabetic foot-care kits for Christ Clinic
- A bike-a-thon with the citizens of the Brookwood Community
- A talent show and music celebration with the citizens of the Brookwood Community
- Working on the Brookwood Community Garden
- Spreading mulch and painting at the YMCA's Camp Cinco
To sign up or have questions, visit the Information Desk in the Lobby on Sunday mornings.
Contact Nathan Bledsoe at or (281) 492-8031 for more information. Scroll down this page to MISSION NEWS to learn more about how Church Without Walls is changing to four weekends a year including answered questions that you may have.
Compassion Katy Habitat
We need volunteers to complete House #1 that started last September. We need volunteers to do exterior and interior painting, hanging cabinets and doors and completing interior trim work. Once you sign up, you will be added to the Compassion Katy volunteer notification system that will email you the details of how to sign up for the individual build days. Sign up at the Information Desk in the Lobby.
Christ Clinic is Moving
We are looking for assistance with helping Christ Clinic pack at their current location and unpack at their new location. Also, we will need assistance with cleaning the old facility post move. Once the schedule has been finalized by Christ Clinic, we will alert you to the dates/time for volunteers.
Christ Clinic exists to serve people who fall through the gaps and aren’t able to get much needed care without insurance. It’s not uncommon to have patients living with extremely difficult medical conditions who have no other options.
This organization, which provides quality healthcare to those that are uninsured or under-insured, has announced plans to move into a larger facility located at 25722 Kingsland Boulevard, near Pin Oak Road in the near future. Their new facility will give them the opportunity to make a broader impact on the community.
Christ Clinic is funded predominantly through private donations from local hospitals as well as churches, foundations and individuals.
MISSIONS TABLE IN THE LOBBY
Watch for the Missions table in the Lobby on the first Sunday of each month that will highlight the current missions.
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Church Without Walls Expands to Four Weekends a Year
Serving is a crucial part of the faith of so many of us at St. Peter's, and finding ways to help people to be the Church without any walls all year long is one of our first priorities as your Missions Team.
Instead of one Sunday a year in which we do not hold worship services, we will have four weekend-long Church Without Walls events that include a wide variety of opportunities to serve and go out into the community. The first of these weekends will be Feb. 27-28, and sign-up will start in late January.
This change is exciting to us, and we are sure some of you have questions about it.
CLICK HERE FOR ANSWERS TO A FEW QUESTIONS.
If you have any other questions or would like to speak with someone regarding this, please contact Pastor Nathan Bledsoe at or (281) 492-8031, ext. 316.
Cleanup and Rebuilding Team Forming
St Peter’s is forming a team that will be prepared to work with the United Methodist Committee on Relief in the cleanup and rebuilding efforts after natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes. Tasks may include cleaning debris from yards, pulling out drywall and other water-damaged items, and rebuilding interiors of homes. All skill sets are welcome. For more information, please contact Maryann Fanty at (281) 395-1719 or
Nepal Earthquake Disaster
United Methodists joined Christians around the world in a prayerful response to the earthquake that has claimed thousands of lives in Nepal and neighboring China and India. You can donate HERE or by writing a check to St. Peter's and putting Advance #982450 in the "for" line.
European Refugee Relief
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is working with local partners in Europe to care for the large number of refugees seeking asylum in European countries. UMCOR is helping provide water, food, clothing, hygiene items, and other services to these people who are seeking a way out of desperate situations. You can help by making a donation to UMCOR International Disaster Response at www.umcor.org or by making your check out to St. Peter’s, putting UMCOR Advance #982450 in the “for” line, and mailing it to the church office.
Syrian Refugee Crisis
The Turkish city of Sanliurfa has been overwhelmed by the influx of Syrian refugees fleeing the Islamic State (ISIS). The United Methodist Committee on Relief is supporting the work of partner International Blue Crescent Foundation in providing basic food packages and hygiene kits for families that have been displaced by the fighting. Your gifts to UMCOR enable them to respond to emergency needs like this one around the world, alleviating human suffering in times of crisis. You can donate online HERE or by writing a check to St. Peter’s and putting Advance #982450 in the “for” line.
Habitat Comes to Katy
Houston Habitat for Humanity and Compassion Katy have formed a partnership to start making real and important change in our Katy area. Many people are unaware of the poverty and sub-standard living conditions affecting many Katy residents. Habitat builds homes that help transform lives, neighborhoods and communities.
There are opportunities to get involved with the Construction Committee (including site selection), the Family Selection, Education Committee, and the Fundraising Committee.
If you would like more information or wish to volunteer with this organization, contact Nathan Bledsoe at or (281) 492-8031.
Fondren Apartment Ministry
St. Peter’s has a covenant partnership with the Fondren Apartment Ministry in southwest Houston. Two of our members live full time in FAM’s intentional community. FAM is building Christian community among the refugee population living in the Los Arcos Apartments on Fondren Road through community gatherings, English classes, and other new and growing discipleship and education ministries. We are the first church to enter into a covenant partnership with FAM beyond their mother church, Westbury UMC. Because of this, exactly how we will do ministry together, learn from each other, and grow is still very much in the beginning stages. If you want to be involved in this exciting ministry, contact Nathan Bledsoe.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
St. Peter's supports the Society of St. Vincent de Paul with its First for Food monthly food collection. Food collections and financial donations are provided to this organization to help families in the Katy area improve their quality of life. In addition to providing food, SVDP also offers qualified assistance with utility bills, mortgage/rent, gas, furniture, counseling, job search and other needs.
U.M. ARMY stands for United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth. U.M. ARMY’s mission is “to provide Christ-centered quality youth work camps that serve people in need and promote spiritual growth and leadership development in youth.”
St. Peter’s students (who have completed at least one year of high school) and adults participate in U.M. ARMY for a week each summer, providing home repairs and maintenance for those who are unable to help themselves. U.M. ARMY is an opportunity to experience Christian growth through mission, worship and fellowship.
Visit the main U.M. ARMY Website here.
Teams of volunteers go out to serve by doing cleanup and rebuilding for victims of hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding. St. Peter’s is currently working projects associated with the flooding in the Houston area. Past project support has had our teams working recovery associated with Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Ike, and tornado recovery in the Moore, Oklahoma area. We work through Disaster Recovery, an organization of the Texas Annual Conference. Contact Nathan Bledsoe at 281.492.8031 for more information on how to serve.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women work to serve women and children in need, participating and helping to fund the local, national and global missions of the church with our love, gifts and prayers. We support each other with open hearts. We encourage growth as individuals through shared reading, study and prayers. Our goals are mission, fellowship and learning. We meet twice a month.
We sponsor the Pick-a-dilly Craft Fair, which benefits missions; do a hands-on project for mission, such as baby layettes, birthing kits or health kits to be used overseas; and share mission studies with the women of Katy First United Methodist Church and Pattison United Methodist Church.
Many individuals decide to take part in United Methodist Church-sponsored international mission trips. St. Peter’s will assist them with financial aid and material donations as well as our prayers and support.
ZOE Project - UMC Global Ministry
ZOE is a distinctive three-year program, developed in Africa that empowers orphans and vulnerable children around the world to overcome extreme poverty, become fully self-reliant, and learn of God’s love for them. Active in Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Liberia, Guatemala and India, ZOE has approximately 28,000 childrencurrently enrolled.
St. Peter’s is currently sponsoring the Precious-Giekuri group in Kenya. There are 105 children in the group and St. Peter’s will sponsor them for three years. At the end of the program the children will be completely self-sufficient. For more information on ZOE, you can visit zoehelps.org.
St. Peter’s is involved with a United Methodist church and school in Hampstead, Jamaica, with monetary support plus yearly trips by our high school seniors to do work and bring supplies during spring break. A summer trip has also been added to do Vacation Bible School with the children, as well as doing repairs as needed.
Local Mission Work
Church Without Walls
Our congregation heads out into the community four times a year over a weekend to worship with their hearts and hands. With a wide variety of projects, we are connecting our community with God's love.
Helping Kids Ministry
The Helping Kids Ministry provides assistance for homeless children and their families within the Katy ISD school system. If you would like to shop for clothes or be put on the e-mail list to be contacted when needs arise, please contact the church office at 281.492-8031.