Community is not a product of human will or mind. Rather, the need for community was woven into our very being. We see this as we read from the creation account in Genesis. In six days God created the heavens and the earth and filled them with every living creature. He formed Adam, the first man, from the dust of the ground and breathed into him the breath of life. God gave the man dominion to care for all creation, but something was still missing. Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man be alone; I will make a helper fit for him,” (Genesis 2:18).
God formed all the other creatures out of the earth, but this time He took a rib from the man’s side and fashioned from him Eve, the first woman. Upon seeing her Adam declared, “This is at last bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man,” (Genesis 2:23). Unlike any other creature God created a special relationship between man and woman, that they become one flesh. In this unique relationship God then commanded Adam and Eve to ‘be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth’ (Genesis 1:28).
Thus, out of the bonds between husband and wife, parents and children, community was formed by God. Community is essential to who we are and we cannot flourish without it. It is important to every aspect of life: the physical, psychological, and spiritual. For that reason we at St. Peter’s seek to the good of our community within and without. You will find on this page both things that we do as a congregation to strengthen community, as well as resources available within our larger community to help and be of service to one another.
Other Community Resources
Humboldt Food Pantry
Located within the Senior Center at 718 Bridge Street, the pantry serves anyone living within the USD 258 boundaries. The pantry is open on Tuesdays from 5:00p-6:00p. The pantry also distributes the Feeding America Program on the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 10:00a-11:00a while supplies last. This is a first come, first serve distribution.
If you would like to support the pantry you may take gently used clothing and household items to Everything Fitz and designate the sales to the Humboldt Food Pantry. You may also make a monetary donation by mailing it to:
Humboldt Ministerial Alliance
C/O 204 N. 7th Street
Humboldt, KS 66748
Pregnancy and Family Center Service Southeast Kansas
The Pregnancy and Family Center is a Christ-centered organization, offering life-affirming support and education, while upholding the sanctity of human life to families throughout Southeast Kansas communities. Services include free pregnancy testing, prenatal support/guidance, family support coordinating services, clothing boutique, parenting classes, referrals, and ongoing support.
If you would like to support the work of the Pregnancy and Family Center you can become a volunteer and/or make a monetary donation or donate items for the store.
1 S Jefferson Ave
Iola, KS 66749
Drug Abuse Hotline
Help.org’s guide to substance abuse hotlines. Hotlines serve both those caught in addiction as well as their loved ones. Learn about what hotlines are available to you and the services they provide.
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources in Kansas
Help.org’s guide to substance abuse in Kansas and what resources are available for those who suffer from addiction. This guide includes a list of rehab facilities in Kansas and information on how to choose the right one, even if cost is a barrier for you. You can also find out more information about aftercare programs within Kansa for ongoing support.