Read this week's eNews: Cultivating Simplicity in the Summer Forum; Pride Parade plans, include BBQ for sale by the St. Peter's Choir; Kanuga registration deadline is Monday, August 15.

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
We Begin by Singing 
As we gather as a community to worship, we each bring the celebrations and challenges of our daily lives. We bring our doubts and fears over the state of our world. Sometimes we struggle to find a place for our beliefs in the context of this world, and amidst the difficulties we sometimes face in our lives. And yet, we sing. We sing even when we are unsure. We begin by singing.

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 Moses the Black (330-405) 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, August 14 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the life of Moses the Black (330-405) 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 the following by signing up here: The final Saints in the Summer offering is August 21, celebrating Dorothy Day (1897-1980).
Cultivating Simplicity, August 14, 21, and 28. Too much stuff? Too little time? Join the Reverend Joslyn Ogden Schaefer as she leads a three-week series on cultivating simplicity in your life so that you can focus on the things that matter most. This course will offer brief readings, opportunities for reflection and sharing, and a supportive environment to begin to make small changes toward simplicity in mind, body, and spirit. 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall.
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, ( or 704-749-6150). The registration deadline is Thursday, August 11.

Newcomer Coffee: New to St. Peter's? Even if not, would you like to meet those who are? Join us Sunday, August 14 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Parlor for informal conversation and a chance to ask questions about St. Peter's. Coffee and light snacks will be available.

Registration Deadline Approaching for Parish Retreat Weekend: "Finding Jesus in our Stories." All individuals and households are invited to our annual parish retreat at Kanuga Conference Center, September 16-18, in the mountains of Western North Carolina. 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

August 14-August 21: Saints in the Summer - 5:00 p.m. worship, formation, fellowship
August 16-19: Mission Trip to Episcopal Farmworkers' Camp in Dunn, N.C.
August 21: Pride Parade Participation and Churchyard Hospitality
August 21: St. Peter's Choir BBQ Benefit for England 2017 Tour
September 11: Fall 2016 Formation (Education) Offerings resume for All Ages
September 16-18: Kanuga Parish Retreat Weekend
October 1: Shrimp & Suds Fall Rooftop Benefit for Youth Pilgrimage 2017
October 2: Bishop's Visitation for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation
October 2: Blessing of the Animals with Holy Eucharist, 5:00 p.m.
October 15: Habitat Build; October 16: CROP Walk
November 18-19: 201st Annual Diocesan Convention at Winston-Salem
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