St. Peter’s Church was founded in 1891 and is currently very committed to this community working to support many needs. St. Peter’s was nominated for our 2017 Chamber Champion of the 2nd quarter for excelling in community involvement. Some of the organizations they are involved in are Chamber of Commerce Board, Fulton County Rehabilitation Center Board, Canton Area Ministerial Alliance, and Planning and Zoning committee for the City of Canton, St. Peter’s Church is active in assisting with many community events the Chamber sponsors such as Community Work Day, Canton Cruise In, Music in the Park and Taste of Canton. Rob Goebel has been a part of the church for 18 months and has so far dedicated much time & support to making many community events a success and we value the partnership.
Other organizations and programs the Church works with include the Spoon River Pregnancy Center Fatherhood mentors, and a fatherhood program, at Illinois River Correctional Center.
During Christmas time they participated in the Angel Tree Program, Operation Christmas Child and ringing bells for several hours for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.
In addition to having many hours of community service, they plan to offer a community garden this year! St. Peter’s is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need whether it’s at the food pantry or cleaning up litter along the roadside.
To be nominated for Chamber Champion the Member & Public Relations Committee are seeking business people who excel in community involvement, employee development, impact and/or innovation, customer service or other criteria that set their business apart.
Father Rob Goebel of St. Peter’s Church said “we are honored even to be nominated let alone selected as the Chamber Champion for this quarter. There are so many other organizations and businesses in our community who could have easily been selected for this honor and we’re proud to stand with them.”
Congratulations to St. Peter’s Church and Rob Goebel for reaching out to everyone. Thank you from the Chamber of Commerce for your support & hard work in the community!