Life at St. Peter’s Programs and Events at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Center City Charlotte 2015 Winter, Spring and Beyond
Engage God. Deepen Connections.
he thriving life at St. Peter’s presents us with a myriad of ways—old and new—to engage God and deepen connections. In a world full of increasingly more choices of how we might navigate our journeys as spiritual beings and spend our valuable time, it is my prayer that we will commit our lives to intentional acts of engaging God and deepening connections. Both within and beyond St. Peter’s sacred space in Center City Charlotte, the 2015th year of our Lord provides us with opportunities to grow and be transformed by what is offered through our ministries. Our intentional commitments to the mission of the Church are bound to enrich our engagement of God and human need to deepen connections with others who also are created in the image of God. An “outline of the faith commonly called the Catechism” (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 855)
reminds us that the mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other; that the Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love; and that the Church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members. With the 2015 Winter–Spring edition of Life at St. Peters, we are inviting members to complete a brief time and talent survey and showcasing the full array of programs and events to assist us on the journey of faith. (You can pick up the survey in the public spaces of the Parish House or online at web.st-peters.org/timetalent.) Some of the offerings represent the traditional rhythms of our parish life, while others are seasonal or new. In them and one another, may we find blessing and encouragement. Please join me in inviting others to share in them, as each offering is intended as a means to engage God and deepen connections.
— The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector
Our Vision A community of bold followers of Jesus A crowd that effects good change for the world A place known for radical love and welcome A beacon of hope in Center City Charlotte
aily, our community of faith seeks ways to engage God and deepen connections as part of our journey of becoming what we articulate in our vision. The worship, formation, fellowship, servant ministry, music, and community engagement opportunities in this issue of Life at St. Peter’s are offered to assist us on the way. 115 West Seventh Street Charlotte, NC 28202
Your prayer, time and talent, financial support, and sheer encouragement of our mission and ministry reveal unceasing support of our parish life. All are welcome and asked to invite others to share in whatever we do to co-create the beloved community with God through our vision.
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