Saint Peter's congregation supports a number of programs to help those in the community needing assistance.
NorthPorch Women and Infant Center
The Outreach Committee helps provide critical supplies for babies and toddlers in need. Please place needed items such as diapers, formula, baby food, toiletry, and new/genty used baby clothes in the back of the chapel. Contact Anne Puskas for more information. Additional contributions can be made at NorthPorch.
For more than 10 years, St. Peter has been stocking a food pantry with necessary staples for families in need. The Mount Arlington Cub Scouts and the Mount Arlington Post Office donate the food collected from annual food drives to the pantry. Also the Lake Hopatcong Rotary Club donates Shoprite gift cards to the pantry.
Food staples routinely needed for the pantry include canned fruit, beef stew, mayonnaise, chicken and beef broth, instant potatoes, soups, tea, coffee, and spices. Any other contributions of non-perishable, non-breakable food items are also welcome. Contact Anne Puskas to make donations to the Food Pantry or to obtain additional information.
Family Promise / Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
St. Peter’s is a long-time supporter of the Interfaith Hospitality Network program, which brings temporary shelter, meals, and support services to families and single woman with children without homes. Four times a year St. Peter’s assists Our Lady of Star of the Sea in Lake Hopatcong in hosting families by providing volunteers to prepare meals or act as evening or overnight hosts.
Contract Terry Lopatosky to obtain more information about these outreach program. Further information can be found at Family Promises.
Ecumenical Morning Prayer Service
Volunteers from St. Peter’s conduct prayer services at the Mount Arlington Assisted Living facility on Mondays at 9:30 AM in the Sunshine Room. The service includes:
- Healing Prayer on First Monday of Each Month
- Lectionary Reading
- Reflection of the Gospel
For more information, contact Adriana Diele or Pat Visnofsky
The Hunger Walk in conjunction with the Lakeland Association of Churches is held each May to support area food banks and to help needy families with utility bills. For more information, contact Adriana Diele.
Every November and December, volunteers from St. Peter’s helps the Borough of Mount Arlington with the annual Jersey Cares Annual Coat Drive. For information, contact Pat Hoskins.