The kitchen crew for our November 2015 Community Missions dinner.

Niagara Falls Episcopal Urban Ministry - 140 Rainbow Blvd - Niagara Falls, NY 14303 

Deacon Pat Announces Grant is Approved!

Volunteers are still needed for St. Peter's Dinner and Cabaret  at Community Missions: October 29th. Come to help prep dinner and stay for the fun!

  • For information on what is involved, click here.
  • To volunteer, see Deacon Pat.

After dinner, we will be doing some improvisational drama-- just like at home.    Come on, the whole world's a stage... you act out all the time!

  • This will be a major cultural shift for many in the parish. A graphic depicting the difference between church mission and church maintenance can be found on the resource page here.
  • Fr. Doc's final report on the consultation can also be found there as well.

St. Peter's Keys

The Rev. Cathy Dempsy-Sims from the Diocesan Office blesses 150 walkers provided to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center by St. Peter's from the Guillemont Trust. These walkers will ensure safe  ambulation for the hospitals cardiac, post-surgery, stroke, and elderly patients.

  • Vestry met on August with The Rev. Vicki Zust the Bishop's Deputy for Deployment. 
  • Vestry reviewed with Bp. Franklin during his visit on September 3rd.
  • Final candidates have been selected and interviews are ongoing in October.
  • The Rev. Zust and diocesan staff continue to provide tactical support.
  • Fr. Doc's last Sunday with us will be All Saints Sunday, November 5th. He starts his next assignment the following week.
  • Please continue to support and pray for your vestry as they discern St. Peter's future in the Mission of God.

The Right Reverend William Franklin made a visitation to St Peter's over labor Day Weekend.  We put him to work.

  • Bishop Bill meet with Vestry to review their work (see story below).
  • Karman and Carmella Cruz were confirmed.
  • The Vestry and Search Committee were commissioned for their task of choosing the new Rector of St Peter's. See prayer here.
  • Michelle Barger received our blessing and sending forth for her move to North Carolina. See prayer here.
  • Thomas Ashford was recognised for his many years of service and named our first ever Warden Emeritus. His family arrived from across the country to help us celebrate. See the dedicatory here.
  • The community then retreated to The Como for lunch.

It was a glorious day. We thank Bonnie Mallam for her coordination and the many hands that made it possible!  Photos are below, so feel free to grab what you wish. Others may be added when they are sent to

The consultation with Fr. Doc is concluded. Your Vestry is making good headway on the Rector search.  They have made the courageous decision to seek the full-time clergy leadership of someone who will live in Niagara Falls, with an intentional focus on missional ministry to our neighbors here in the city.

Confirmations, Commissioning, Blessing and Sending

The location changed from the upstairs to the basement, but Diocesan Council has approved a $10,000 grant submitted by St. Peter's and The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier toward remodel St. Peter's downstairs kitchen for a YWCA Work Training Program.  Construction should start immediately.  The program should be up and running before the next tourist season.  We thank Deacon Pat and David Mallam for their vision and tenacity.

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St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile.

Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers,

you too will prosper. --Jeremiah 29:7

Vestry Announces Guillemont Grants.  Every year, St. Peter's invites community agencies to submit specific project proposals for funding from our Guillemont Trust.  Some agencies we fund every year. This year we added a new grantee. For 2017, Vestry has awarded six grants. You may click on each link to read more about any agency:

Bless those whose lives are closely linked with ours,

and grant that we may serve Christ in them,

and love one another as he loves us. --Book of Common Prayer, 388.