Summer is often a much-needed time of relaxation and refreshment. Schedules become more flexible, and many of us will spend time traveling away from home. Even if you find yourself away from St. Peter's, know that faith follows! We've included some ideas to bring faith into your homes and on vacation, as well as some summer activities right here at St. Peter's!

O God, in the course of this busy life, give us times of refreshment and peace; and grant that we may so use our leisure to rebuild our bodies and renew our minds, that our spirits may be opened to the goodness of your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
— "Prayer for the Good Use of Leisure," Book of Common Prayer, p. 825
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Funday School

Our Summer faith formation program at St. Peter's is Funday School. We meet at 10:00 am (weather permitting) on the church lawn for prayer, activities, and crafts for children ages 3-10. 

Funday School 2019 Dates:

  • Sunday, July 14

  • Sunday, July 21

  • Sunday, July 28

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Faith on the Go

One of the blessings of summer is less scheduling and structure. While we hope to see you at St. Peter's when you are in Freehold, we know that you will spend some Sundays away, at the beach, with family, or traveling. Please use these resources to bring your faith with you wherever you go this summer!



Check out a video or two from the following websites:

The Episcopal Church has a series of beautiful short videos on many subjects. Try the Transforming Churches series to see a variety of parishes meeting 21st-century challenges, like us!

If you haven't already, check out St. Peter's YouTube channel! We live-stream each Sunday, plus special events such as the Downtown Concert Series and evensongs. This is a great way to stay close to St. Peter's even when you're far away!



Try one of these podcasts as you travel this summer:

The Rev. Timothy Keller, of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, offers an abundance of sermons on a variety of topics for education and inspiration!

If you’re parenting pre-teens, emerging adults, or anyone in between, check out the Growing With podcasts from Fuller Youth Institute. The book is great, too!



Here are a few books to try instead of the usual "beach reads":

This spring, the Church mourned the loss of an important voice with the death of Rachel Held Evans. Try Searching for Sunday, Inspired, or one of her other books to discover how she wrestled with the questions of faith.

If you long to create and nurture a sense of simplicity in these complex times, consider Freedom of Simplicity by Richard Foster, a classic for your Christian bookshelf.

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The Episcopal Church at Home & Away

If you are traveling and want to find another Episcopal church to attend, use the "Find a Church" feature on the Episcopal Church's national website! If you have a great experience as a visitor, let us know what you liked!