Read this week's eNews: Kanuga Registration and Confirmation Class Registration deadlines extended. Pride Parade and BBQ Sale are this Sunday. 

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
Someone once told me that there was special place for Parish Administrators...
I didn't think too much about the comment until sometime later. As the PA, I carry the responsibility for business operations, finance, human resources, and staff and volunteer management. I should tell you that I love my job. I enjoy being challenged daily and feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day when I believe I've been able to support our staff, parishioners, or volunteers.

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.

Cultivating Simplicity continues on August 21 and 28. Too much stuff? Too little time? Join the Reverend Joslyn Ogden Schaefer, Associate Rector, as she continues 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.

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.

Saints in the Summer concludes with Taizé Holy Eucharist. Join us on Sunday, August 21 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the life of Dorothy Day (1897-1980) in our liturgy modeled after the religious community of Taizé, France. A simple supper and activity will follow in the Parish Hall. Designed to be inclusive of children but not child-centric, our first-ever Saints in the Summer series has been well attended. All are invited to the last offering. 
This Week

Blessing of the Backpacks on August 28 at the 10:45 am liturgy. Children and teenagers are encouraged to bring their backpacks to our worship service for a special blessing as they begin the school year.
Registration Extended for Confirmation Class, 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. 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), no later than Noon on Friday, August 19.
Monday Night Bible Study: Bible study is one of our core spiritual practices as Christians. Join Fr. Murdock Smith, Assisting Priest, and others for an in-depth look at 1 Corinthians this fall on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:45 p.m. The course begins on September 12 and runs through December 12. To sign up, email Mother Joslyn ( We need at least eight people to sign up, so spread the word!
Registration Deadline Extended for Parish Retreat Weekend: "Finding Jesus in our Stories." Spaces remain available for additional individuals and households to participate in 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 is designed to offer a different setting for rest and relaxation, strengthen bonds of friendship, and deepen faith among all who attend. Pricing includes options for singles, couples, children, and youth for one night or two. Review details and sign up by going to the website no later than Monday, August 22. If finances alone are keeping you from signing up, contact the Associate Rector or Rector to inquire about limited financial assistance. Sign up and payments also can be made at the Parish House Reception Desk. 
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Mark Your Calendars

September 11: Fall 2016 Formation (Education) Offerings resume for All Ages
September 11: New "Sunday Evenings at St. Peter's" 5:00 p.m. Schedule begins
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 Hunger Walk
November 18-19: 201st Annual Diocesan Convention at Raleigh
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