Our Mission...

"Follow Christ and reach out to others so they can know the love of God."
"To be a safe, non-reactive community of healing and spiritual growth."

Welcome to St. Peter's!
For special services & events each month, see our Calendar.

We welcome you to our church, our worship, and our parish life. Please know that whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on your faith journey, there is a place for you here. 

Everyone is invited to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. If you prefer not to receive it, we invite you to the altar rail, cross your arms on your chest, and receive the blessing of God. If you are unfamiliar with the Episcopal way, ask someone for help or merely relax and enjoy the beauty and power of the service by observing

St. Peter's is very proud of its pastoral direction, as well as the individual efforts from its congregational members; to support and further Christ's mission on earth. St. Peter's delights itself in its collective body from various backgrounds and theologies. Although the Episcopal Church has core understanding and guidance, we recognize that this Body includes all people, Christians from around the world regardless of "religion". 

The Episcopal Church values the importance of individuals and the gifts each has to offer. St. Peter's celebrates the journey we have all undertaken to live out Christ's mission in such a complicated world. Truly, everyone has a part to play and share with others. What inspires you?

Civil War Re-enactment Event's June 9th & 10th

In conjunction with Westfield’s Re-enactment/Encampment Weekend in Moore Park; St. Peter’s will be hosting a Commemorational letter reading on Saturday June 9th at 2pm, and Period Service on Sunday, June 10th at 10am. 

Participants from the re-enactment join in as a vision from another era unfolds. This is an opportunity to experience the rich history that was once part of our communities.

Everyone is welcome to participant, watch, and/or just listen. Come as you are or have fun with a period outfit.

Why Are Our Church Doors Painted Red?

•  The Episcopal Church is easily recognized.

•  It reminds us of the mark of blood placed over doors so the Angel of Death would pass by the Children of Israel.
•  It is the color associated with the Holy Spirit.
•  Red symbolizes the Blood of Christ that we all  pass through to get to our Heavenly Father.
•  To remind us of the blood of martyrs.
•  Red is the color of The Passion "Eucharist".
•  It is our sign of sanctuary.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Eccl 3:1


About St. Peter’s
We believe that God is always at work, and attempting to re-establish his presence on earth through His son and His People. That we, as the Body of Christ, are His hands and feet on earth; to reach out and to do His will. Jesus has set a clear example to receive everyone with forgiveness and without accusations. This was demonstrated over and over again throughout his life. One such notable occurrence was when the Pharisees had brought a woman, caught in adultery, to Jesus and in front of a crowd; intending to trap Jesus. He asked that the one without sin cast the first stone; one by one they left. He then speaks to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”

The Holy Eucharist is our worship service and we celebrate collectively as the Body of Christ. Our efforts are to grow spiritually, welcome God’s Kingdom, and spread the message that we are all members of God’s Body and of equal value. Change is never an easy process and the family of God is a diverse people. It’s our natural instinct to rebel against change. However, God calls us to “be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”

As we seek God collectively and individually, change takes root and something wonderful happens. We not only notice the changes in ourselves, but we see the changes in others. Amazing stories of ordinary people that have faced difficult challenges, persevered, and triumphed. We are a people who are seeking after God’s face. “Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” 

Thursday Night Service. Great Potlucks Follow:

Everyone is invited and welcome to our Prayer and Worship Services every Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. Over the years, The Rev. Virginia Carr has explored, taught, and utilized a variety of mediums to lead the congregation of St. Peter's into a deeper understanding of the mysteries of our Lord Jesus Christ. She is as creative in her regular services, as she is for our special events. Without question, her knowledge and understanding are invaluable. Thursday night services change throughout the seasons and offer new ideas and fresh perspectives, so bring your questions. 

Mother Virginia engages our senses through the use of liturgy, candles, music, and utilizes a variety or combination of worship styles. We have also enjoyed exploring the labyrinth, art, poetry, and writing to name a few. Her creativeness to cross the modern with Monastic and Apostolic practices renews and deepens our faith. Our Thursday nights have provided an opportunity to nurture our spiritual relationship with Christ. We would encourage anyone seeking a greater truth to join us, and ask questions as well.

This is the time to bring your doubts, questions, faith, and scientific understanding of the world; to fully engage both your mind and spirit in worship together. We recognize that we are all part of the same journey with similar struggles, regardless of age or background. Our way is not to convert someone to our ways but to grow as the Body of Christ, and advance the Kingdom of God. We believe that the Holy Spirit is at work within and beyond the walls of St. Peter’s, and is changing lives. He can change yours as well, if you let Him. Change is always difficult, but unless there is change, progress is never made. You are loved!

Follow the Bishop's Blog:

Jerusalem Crossing is Bishop Franklin's blog. Through Jerusalem Crossing, Bishop Franklin shares his thoughts on various issues. He hopes you will leave your comments and ideas in return. Jerusalem Crossing, he hopes, will become a way for the entire diocese to be engaged in conversations that can help to keep us informed, broaden our horizons, build our community, and ultimately help us to better serve God's purposes here in Western New York. You can view it at: Jerusalem Crossing

Faith In Practice - A Life Changing Medical Mission:

The mission of Faith In Practice is to improve the physical, spiritual, and economic conditions of the poor in Guatemala through short-term surgical, medical and dental mission trips and health-related educational programs. Our mission is based on an ecumenical understanding that as people of God we are called to demonstrate the love and compassion that is an outward sign of God's presence among us. Faith In Practice's life-changing medical mission is to minister to the poor, while providing a spiritually enriching experience for our volunteers.

Please help in supporting the Ecumenical effort of Faith In Practice as they deliver the care so desperately needed. One of our own parishioners, who is a nurse, will be making another trip in 2018! Your prayers and support will create life changing moments for both patients and volunteers. For more information see: Faith In Practice
Donations can be made at: Faith In Practice, Ways to Give
Check out their video: Faith In Practice General Information Video

AmazonSmile Benefits St. Peter's:
Every Amazon order can and will raise money for St. Peter's. With every order you place to Amazon, St. Peter's will receive a percentage of the proceeds. Please use the link provided for all your orders. Enjoy shopping and raising money at the same time! We appreciate your support. Click here for our link: AmazonSmile Orders
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