Beyond Ourselves

Reaching Out to Lake Zurich and the Surrounding Community

St. Peter United Church of Christ is part of the greater Lake Zurich community and, as such, we want to bring the love of Christ to those in our area who may be in need. We strive to do this in many ways, including involvement in:

  • PADS Shelter Program (work with other area churches to provide the homeless with hospitality, food, and emergency shelter between October 1 and April 30)
  • Meals on Wheels (provide home-delivered meals to people in need)
  • Community Dinners (participate in cooking and serving, on a quarterly basis, with a local church that provides weekly meals to those in need)
  • Fifth Sunday Offerings (a special offering request on fifth Sundays that gathers funds for use in supporting local causes)


Support of St. John United Church of Christ, Chicago

Our church provides support to St. John United Church of Christ in Chicago. Each month, food donations are delivered to the St. John community pantry. At Christmastime, our church members provide holiday gifts for participating St. John families. God is still speaking when we reach out to help our brothers and sisters in need.


Mission Trips

Each year, our church’s youth take part in a mission trip to help others across the country. Whether lending a helping hand through building, repairing, cleaning or cooking – or simply taking the time to listen – participants in the mission trips demonstrate to the world what being a Christian is all about. It is a rewarding experience for everyone involved, and helps the youth to develop an appreciation for the important role that “service” plays in each of our lives.


Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM)

Special offerings – including “One Great Hour of Sharing” and “Neighbors in Need” – help to support the work of UCC Conference and National ministries. Further details can be found at the UCC's Changing Lives: Our Church’s Wider Mission page.


Heifer International Project

Each year, the church youth hold a fundraising event to benefit Heifer International, which works with communities to end hunger and poverty.


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