Read this week's eNews: Learn more about the Kanuga weekend, activities for young adults, and the Bishop's Visitation.

Our Vision...

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
"Come away and rest awhile..." 
Jesus' invitation (or was it a command?) is just as relevant for us today as it was for the first disciples. One way to respond is to attend our parish retreat, September 16 - 18 at the Kanuga Conference Center. Come away and rest awhile!
Read Associate Rector Joslyn Ogden Schaefer's column
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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.

5:00 p.m. Saints in the SummerCelebrate 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.
This Week

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

Confirmation Class Series, August 14 - September 25. In preparation for the Bishop's Visitation to St. Peter's on Sunday, October 2, "Becoming Episcopalian" will be led by the Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector, and lay leaders on Sundays, August 14 through September 25 (excluding Labor Day weekend), 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the Town Choir Room. Adult members and non-members who are not confirmed Episcopalians, those who wish to be received into the Episcopal Church from another Christian tradition, or those who wish to reaffirm their faith as Episcopalians are encouraged to attend this series. For more information or to register, contact the Reverend Joslyn Schaefer, Associate Rector, (jschaefer@st-peters.org or 704-749-6150). The registration deadline is Monday, August 8.

Young Adult Gatherings: Our inaugural "First Sunday Brunch" for young adults (20s, 30s, and beyond) will be at 5Church (127 N. Tryon Street) on Sunday, August 7 following the 10:45 a.m. service. RSVP to Mary Gotschall (marygotschall@gmail.com) to reserve a spot. Also, mark your calendars for a pool party on Saturday, August 13 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Rama Swim Club (6109 Wheeler Drive). Questions? Contact The Reverend Joslyn Schaefer (jschaefer@st-peters.org).

Parish Retreat Deadline Nearing. All individuals and households are invited to our parish retreat at Kanuga Conference Center (www.kanuga.org), 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.

Weekday Volunteer Receptionists Needed: Parish Administrator Leigh Dixon is recruiting additional volunteers to serve as daytime Parish House receptionist on a weekly basis. Duties include welcoming guests, answering phone calls, accepting package deliveries, and occasional administrative tasks. In addition to regular weekly shifts, volunteers may serve as substitutes on occasions when a receptionist may need to be away. If you are interested in serving, contact Leigh Dixon (ldixon@st-peters.org, 704-749-6142).

2016 Annual Fund Update from Chairman Mike Wilson and Treasurer Dave LavoieClick 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.
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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 11: Fall 2016 Formation (Education) Offerings resume for All Ages
  • September 16-18: Kanuga Parish Retreat Weekend
  • October 2: Bishop's Visitation for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation
  • October 2: Bishop's Visitation for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation
  • October 15: Habitat Build; October 16: CROP Walk 
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