Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, please know that you are welcome here.
In our experience, visitors come to our website from many different places in life:
- Spiritual people, with as yet little or no experience of church, who are curious about church and the life of faith in community
- People of faith who are experiencing one of life's highs or lows, and who are looking for a way to make meaning of their experiences
- Current or lapsed members from another faith community, who, for whatever reason, are feeling called to seek a new spiritual home
- Christians who are new to the area, seeking a faith community with which to connect in their new life in the San Diego area
Whatever has brought you here, wherever you are on your journey, know that you are not alone. Members of our community have "been there" also. At one time or another, each of us came here for the first time, so please don't hesitate to ask questions, to wonder out loud, to try different worship services, groups and activities.
A little about us...St. Peter's is a vibrant community, made up of children, women and men from many different walks of life, all seeking a deeper relationship with God, through worship, formation, and service. Most, but not all of us, experience their relationship with God as followers of Jesus Christ.
Jesus said the first commandment is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, and so at St. Peter's you will find wecome for all of yourself: your heart, and your mind, as your soul seeks intimate relationship with God, what we call "deepening discipleship." (A disciple is a student, and many of us seek to deepen our relationship with God by being students, disciples, of Jesus.)
At St. Peter's there is a place for everyone: the intellectual, the artist (the intellectual artist...), the introvert and the extrovert, retired and active duty military and the 21st century incarnation of flower children, singles and families, and newly-re-singled finding a new life in community. We represent the full spectrum of theological and political perspectives, sometimes disagreeing with one another about ideas that are important to us-- while trusting our love for one another is what is really important, and finding our unity in Spirit as we pray and worship and serve together.
Our programs and ministries include the contemplative and the active. Our worship services run the spectrum of the quiet and simple to vibrant and celebratory, traditional and formal to groovin' to a reggae beat. We wish to continue the work of Jesus in the world, and so "Martha" and "Mary" (read the Bible story here) both have a place at St. Peter's: We love to pray and study, and we love to serve in Jesus' name. Our parish life includes programing and ministries for all ages, from the youngest toddlers and infants, through teens and into young adulthood, and empty-nesters and seniors will find ministries to engage them as they discern how they will live faithfully in these new times in their lives.
We hope this website will help you explore our community, and we hope you will be in touch with any questions or wonderings.
the Rev. Paige Blair, Rector, St. Peter's in Del Mar