St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Below: This Sunday at St. Peter's 
Mystical Food for Thought
What a joy and privilege to be part of St. Peter's faith community! My role as "formation partner" is a wonderful experiment in expanding and, I hope, deepening the ways for us to attend to the presence and power of God in our lives and in our midst. Faith for me is far more a verb than a noun, more living in holy relationship than a set of beliefs. After all, if God is alive and well and active in our lives, the least we can do is figure out how to pay attention.
Individually, that can mean spiritual companionship-listening together for how God is (or wants to be) at work in our lives...and how we might turn toward that inner Light. Together, that can mean exploring the dimensions of discipleship-the upcoming servant leadership course will focus on trying on six primary dynamics of "followership." And corporately, that can mean learning the dynamics of poverty and how it impacts so many who try to survive in center city Charlotte (register or read more about the Bridges Out of Poverty seminar).
One more idea. Most all of us have had "mountaintop" moments when we experienced the Presence and Love of God directly and unforgettably. The Christian mystics live there most all the time-and they maintain it's possible for us too! What about meeting Wednesdays at lunchtime to read and reflect on the writings of a mystic? Could be fun...perhaps we could call it Mystical Food for Thought!
Interested? Let me know -
~ Paul Hanneman, Formation Partner

Sunday, Oct. 11
at St. Peter's

8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite 1
8:30 a.m.
Holy Chow Breakfast -
Community Room

9:30 a.m.
What Is Social Justice? What Is Outreach? Conversation led by members of the Outreach and Social Justice Committee
- Parish Hall

20s and 30s Formation:  This week's subject is Catechesis: Montesori-Based Approach to Spiritual Learning - Tower Room

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd -
Children's Atrium
10:45 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Coffee Hour - Parish House Lobby

5:00 p.m.
Holy Eucharist with Music  

Note: Childcare for infants and toddlers up to age two is now available 7:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in the Infant and Toddler Center, located on the main floor of the Parish House, closest to the worship space.

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eNews from St. Peter's
October 8, 2015 

Bishop's Visitation (photo above by Des Keller) is page-one news. Read The Charlotte Observer's story and view video clips of the interview.

Give to the Vision: Generous Abundance
Stewardship Campaign Update - October 8: As of the afternoon of Monday, October 5, ninety-four pledges totaling $299,684 have been received from Jeanne Agan, J. Candace Armstrong, Mr. Robert Atkins ... Read moreLearn more about Give to the Vision 2016: Generous Abundance and pledge online today

New This Week
20s & 30s Pumpkin Carving and Socializing: Bring your own pumpkin and carving utensils on Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. ... Read more.
Center City Concerts at St. Peter's: The Bechtler Ensemble Piano Trio will present a mosaic of Eastern
European masters ... Read more. 
The Choir School and Opera Carolina in Concert: Halloween weekend, The Choir School and Opera Carolina will present four performances of Benjamin Britten's "Noah's Flood (Noye's Fludde)" in the nave of St. Peter's. This beloved one-act opera will also feature instrumentalists from CPCC's Early Music Ensemble and the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra. Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30. On Saturday, October 31, concerts are at 11:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m. More information on The Choir School website. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12, and are available through CarolinaTix.
Contemplative Prayer: All are invited to join in learning and practicing contemplative prayer on Monday afternoons from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 pm ... Read more.
Bishop's Visitation is Page-One News: Read the full story and see video clips of The Charlotte Observer interview. 
Rogation Day & Sweet Potato Harvest: The weekend of October 24 and 25 will be an eventful one for St. Peter's Community Garden... Read more.

Bridges Out of Poverty: Based on 35 years of research into the differences between poverty, middle class, and wealth cultures, this two-part seminar ... Read more
Fighting Hunger: You can help fight hunger locally and globally by participating in the CROP Hunger Walk ... Read more

In Case You Missed It
Aging as a Spiritual Journey:
This four-week Adult Formation program begins Sunday, October 11, in the Parlor... Read more
Scarowinds & Youth Lock-In: St. Peter's youth (grades 6 through 12) will walk around the Scarowinds Halloween Haunt ... Read more
40s & 50s Group Wine Tasting: St. Peter's 40s and 50s group will host its first event ... Read more
A Spiritual Companion: Some use the terminology "spiritual direction," but a spiritual companion helps us cultivate our ability to feel God's presence and purpose ... Read more

Looking Ahead - Mark Your Calendars
  • October 29, November 5, 12 & 19: Hope and Grief series, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at St. Peter's.


St. Peter's Episcopal Church

115 West Seventh Street

Charlotte, NC 28202