Read this week's eNews: 2016 Annual Fund Update, new young adult (20s/30s) gathering, Taizé this Sunday, Saints in the Summer updates.

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to become a community of bold followers of Jesus, a crowd that effects good change for the world, a place known for radical love and welcome, and a beacon of hope in Center City Charlotte
Vacation Formation: Saints in the Summer
While many of our formation offerings held during the school year take a break over the summer, formation is not on vacation. The last two summers, St. Peter's offered a week-long Vacation Bible School for children based on particular saints, their history and legacy. Following on that theme, but expanding to a broader audience and time offerings, Saints in the Summer was developed and replaced the VBS model. It began on June 12 and will end on August 21. Teams of parishioners use their creativity, passion and skills to assist with the homily, meal, and formation experience.

This Sunday

8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
in the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer (Rite I), including sermon, organ music, and hymns. Childcare available beginning at 7:30 a.m.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Parish Hall Forum: A documentary giving voice to the witness of transgender people of faith, "Voices of Witness: Out of the Box," will be shown, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Vestry member and psychologist John Hall and our Associate Rector, The Reverend Joslyn Schaefer.

10:45 a.m. Holy Communion in the contemporary language of the Book of Common Prayer (Rite II), including sermon, choral and organ music, and hymns. Childcare available until 12:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. Holy Communion in the manner of the of Taizé, a monastic community in France founded in 1949, devoted to prayer and reconciliation within the church and the human family. This unique service at St. Peter's includes contemplative song, piano music, prayer, candle-lighting, touching blessed water, and times of silence.
New This Week

2016 Annual Fund Update from Chairman Mike Wilson and Treasurer Dave Lavoie: Click here to read July 14th updates on the current annual fund campaign and fiscal year. Copies also are available for pickup in the parish house lobby. More information about giving and financial stewardship matters are available here.

Third Sunday's Taizé Service: On Sunday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m., the Holy Eucharist is celebrated in the manner of Taizé, a monastic community in France founded in 1949, devoted to prayer and reconciliation within the church and the human family. This unique service at St. Peter's includes contemplative song, piano music, prayer, candle-lighting, touching blessed water, and times of silence.

Saints in the Summer. Join us on July 31 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the life of St. Clare of Assisi in our liturgy followed by a meal and activity. This offering is designed to be inclusive of children but not child-centric - all are welcome! Consider helping us with the meal, activity or liturgy for this event or any that follow by signing up here.

Young Adult Gatherings: Join other young adults (20s, 30s, and beyond) for brunch the first Sunday of every month. Stay tuned for details for August 7. Also, mark your calendars for a pool party on Saturday, August 13 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Rama Swim Club. Questions? Contact the Associate Rector.
 
Town Hall Meeting: The Social Justice Ministries of St. Peter's and First United Presbyterian Church (406 N. College Street) present a Town Hall meeting/workshop on what justice means in our Charlotte context and how we can forgive in the face of injustice. The meeting will feature Garry McFadden, a retired homicide detective and Anthony Scott, brother of the late Walter Scott of Charleston, SC. The workshop will be held Saturday, August 6, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Call 704-376-8014 to RSVP.

"Healing the Heart of Democracy," by Parker J. Palmer, is the topic for a book study hosted by the Galilee Center. Beginning Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. and continuing on first Tuesdays through January 3, 2017 the group will explore the five "habits of the heart" that can be developed in every day settings such as families, neighborhoods, schools, congregations, and workplaces to help restore a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people." The Galilee Center is at 3601 Central Avenue. All are welcome.


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Mark Your Calendars
  • July 31-August 21: Saints in the Summer - 5:00 p.m. worship, formation, fellowship
  • August 9-12 and August 16-19: Mission Trip to Episcopal Farmworkers' Camp in Dunn, N.C.
  • August 21: Pride Parade Participation and Churchyard Hospitality
  • September 16-18: Kanuga Parish Retreat Weekend
  • September 11: Fall 2016 Formation (Education) Offerings resume for All Ages
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