Read this week's eNews: Learn more about Saints in the Summer, a book launch and reading by a friend of St. Peter's, and a Town Hall Meeting about Justice in Charlotte.

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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
Reflections on Racial Reconciliation
Mission Trip
Three weeks ago, 14 youth and 7 adults from 5 Charlotte Episcopal Churches drove to Ferguson, Missouri for our Racial Reconciliation Mission Trip, an extraordinary opportunity to serve, learn, worship, work, and play, which included engaging in serious dialogue between black and white youth from Charlotte and Ferguson. Here are reflections on the trip from two of our youth, Sam Morgan (rising 11th grader) and Max Reid (rising 9th grader).

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.

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.
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.

Saints in the Summer. Join us on Sunday, July 31 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the life of St. Clare of Assisi (1194-1253) 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. Remaining Schedule: August 7, Jonathan Myrick Daniels (1939 - 1965); August 14, St. Moses the Black (330 - 405); August 21, Dorothy Day (1897 - 1980).

Book Launch and Reading. The Reverend Jonathan Martin, a noted author and speaker, will launch his latest book How to Survive a Shipwreck  on Saturday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Peter's Parish Hall. In addition to the author reading selections from his book, musician Nichole Nordeman will offer music. Our parish has played a significant role in Jonathan's turbulent, but grace-filled faith journey. A light reception will follow.

Town Hall Meeting about Justice in Charlotte. The Social Justice Ministries of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and First United Presbyterian Church (406 N. College at W. Seventh streets) 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, S.C. The workshop will be held Saturday, August 6, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at First United Presbyterian, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP by Saturday, July 30 by calling 704-376-8014.

Parish Retreat Deadline Nearing. All individuals and households are invited to our parish retreat at Kanuga Conference Center (, September 16-18. Under the leadership of Meg Gibson and Cooper Morrison, this retreat will deepen your faith and strengthen the bonds of friendship for all who attend. Pricing includes options for singles, couples, children, and youth for one night or two.  Review details and sign up no later than Monday, August 15. Sign up and payments also can be made at the Parish House Reception Desk.
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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
  • October 2: Bishop's Visitation for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation
  • November 18-19: 201st Annual Diocesan Convention in Winston-Salem
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