St. Peter's Episcopal Church
115 West Seventh Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
704-332-7746 |

Wednesday, August 15, 2017 - A Message from The Rector

"Engaging Life at St. Peter's in Many Ways"
Dear St. Peter's Parish Community:
Sunday, August 20 marks a significant day in parish life, and I hope that all who are able will be present for the occasion. We end the more relaxed mode of summertime with a St. Peter's Parish Celebration: Rally Day, Ministry Fair, and Festive Eucharist for the Confession of St. Peter .   Having transferred the January 18 feast of the Confession of St. Peter the Apostle to this day, the Vestry, Staff, Clergy, and lay leaders will gather with all ages at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall to learn more about ministry areas and how to get involved. This event will also host registration for children, youth, and adult formation classes, which begin August 27. This grand day will include splendid worship offerings at 8:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 5:00 p.m.
"Life at St. Peter's Fall 2017," our parish life magazine and its companion, "Calendar of Worship, Programs, and Events" are now ready to learn more about what's ahead. Paper copies are available in all public spaces or online, you may read Life at St. Peter's Fall 2017 and access the  Calendar of Worship, Programs, and Events
Realm, our new parish directory and community connection database is online. The Staff, Clergy, and parishioner/IT Consultant, Rob Smith have been collaborating on the transition from ACS to Realm. Realm is a ministry tool designed to strengthen connections among individuals, ministry teams, groups, guilds, and for special or emergency communications from the Parish House. It is safe, private, and secure, and even gives enhanced convenience over online giving. Note:  Yesterday, Realm email invitations were sent by Parish Administrator, Leigh Dixon, to all persons reflected in the parish records. Once you have logged in, it will be essential to check your settings in order to maximize the benefits intended by our adoption of this new system. Ministry Associate, Elaine Wood, and Parish Administrator, Leigh Dixon, are available to assist you with setup if necessary.
On behalf of my fellow Clergy, the Staff, and the Vestry, I look forward to sharing the rich season of worship, programs, and events that await us all. Please help me to spread the word about Sunday, August 20, and let's hold one another in prayer as our deeper journey into Christ continues.
God's peace, blessings, and in thanksgiving for the faith that binds us.
The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector | 704-749-6140


St. Peter's Parish Vision is 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.


PS: We want to be respectful of your inbox, so this message from me coincides with the online publication of the weekly reflection (click here to read) and the full rundown of news, events, and opportunities to participate in our rich common life (click here to read). And don't forget to register for Kanuga!