Food Basket Packing

food basketFor more than six decades, American Legion Post 290 with assistance of the Stafford County Schools has been able to provide boxes filled with enough food for a nice holiday meal and more to families in our County that need a little extra help this holiday season. This past year, in addition to more than 300 families receiving a food box, several community food banks, including St. Peter’s, restock their shelves. The event takes place on December 14, 15, and 16th, starting at 0800 AM each day until completed. Located at 1204 American Legion Drive, Stafford, VA.

Russia Sister Church

We received Fourth of July congratulations from Gennadiy Kopytov, deacon of our sister Church of Redemption in Krasnoturinsk,Russia.  Gennadiy passed on the greetings from all their members on the occasion of our National Holiday with many sincere expressions of his feeling for the meaning of American Independence to the world. We also receive Fourth of July greetings from the members of Lyra, the Russian Christian chorus who have performed twice for us at St Peters and who will perform again on Oct 14, 2017.

Disaster Recpetion Center Exercise

Stafford County Needs YOU to Volunteer!  On July 26th Stafford County will conduct a full scale exercise of its  ability to cope with the aftermath of a major disaster.  Our own Disaster Reception Center is a main player.  Success of the exercise depends on having enough volunteers to play the role of disaster survivors needing help.  As his Eagle project Patrick Griffin from our  Boy Scout Troop 850 is recruiting volunteer role-players of all ages.  To participate you only need to be able to get on and off a school bus and get yourself to Shirley Heim Middle School by 8 AM on the 26th.  Patrick has set up this link for signups: .  See Rich Dunn with questions.

Disaster Reception Center

The Disaster Reception Center will conduct its Spring semi-annual training and practice exercise on Monday, April 3rd from 6-9 pm. Beginning at 5:30 pm, volunteers will be notified by phone to report to the church. We will have our training session in the sanctuary, then set up and break down the Center and conclude with a brief after action review. We will also discuss the County Full Scale Reception Center and Shelter Exercise planned for July 26th.

Composting Class

Kristy Stone will be teaching a composting class at the Rowser building on February 25th, 9-10 am. Stafford and Fredericksburg Residents who attend will be able to purchase a composting bin for $35. Contact Kristy Stone if you have questions or if you would like to attend the class.compost-419261__340