October 15, 2015

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Stewardship Campaign News – October 13: As of the afternoon of Tuesday, October 13, 130 units totaling $417,614 have been received from Mrs. Jeanne Agan, Mr. Jim Amburn, Ms. J. Candace Armstrong, Mr. Robert Atkins, Mr. Michael Baker, Mrs. Robert Bandy, Ms. Adelaide Barringer, The Reverend and Mrs. James Bartos, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bass, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Beaird, Mr. Timothy Bice, Ms. Donna Black, Mr. and Mrs. Ovidio Bocanegra, Isabelle Bradberry, Mr. and Mrs. John Bradberry, Dr. Barbara Brown, Mr. and Mrs. John Budall, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Busch, Dr. and Mrs. Kent Carpenter, Lelyand Cathey, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Chapin, The Reverend Julie Clarkson, Ms. Tina Coelho, Mrs. Suzanne Coonen, Mrs. Peggy Copeland, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Corcoran, Mr. Jack Cozean, Mrs. James B. Craighill, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crayton, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Cudabac, Mr. John Denti, Vince DiFrancesco and Nikki Scandalios, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dudley, Mrs. Nancy Dumbell, Ms. Nancy Duncan, Dr. John Dunn, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ferguson, Mr. Brian Gallagher and Mr. Terry Prince, Mr. Samuel Gardner, III, Callan Ghareeb, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ghareeb, Diana Gibbs, The Right Reverend and Mrs. Gary Gloster, Ms. Mary Gotschall, Mr. Randy Haith, Mr. Robbie Howell and Mr. John Hall, Mr. and Mrs. James Hardy, Ms. Ann Haskell, Ms. Josephine H. Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. William Hinson, III, Mr. Michael Hoffman, Eugenia Holtz, Katherine Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. John Hurst, Jr., Ms. Kimberly Hurst, Douglas Hutto and Steve Thomas, Ms. Louise Im, Ms. Marie Irving, Mrs. Nancy Jewell, Mrs. Edith Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Johnson, Mr. John Joslin, Mr. Walter Kearns, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Keller, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Knox, Mr. and Mrs. William Krewson, Mrs. Judith Kyle, Ms. Lynn Lau, Mr. and Mrs. David Lavoie, Ms. Lynnette Lewis, Ms. Carol Lillard, Mr. and Mrs. Nevan Little, Mrs. Trissy Lomax, Abe Loven, Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Luszcz, Mrs. Claudia Macauley, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mandon, Mr. Elwood Manigault, Mrs. Susanne Martin, Ms. Janie Maybeck, Ms. Susan McConnell, Ms. Nelda Leon, Alfonso McMillian, Jr. and Sydney Burgess, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Miano, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mixter, Mr. Thayer Moeller, Mrs. Antonia Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Micah Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Morrison, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. George Mundle, Mr. Todd Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nicholson, III, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. O’Neill, Mr. Ben Outen, Dr. Leland Park, Mr. John Parker, III, Mr. and Mrs. James Partington, III, Ms. Betty Payne, Miss Edith Pearson, Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Raiford, Mr. Patrick Ratchford, The Reverend and Mrs. Ollie V. Rencher, Mr. and Ms. Michael Restaino, Ms. Linda Sarazen, Ms. Callina Satterfield, The Reverend Joslyn and Dr. Brian Schaefer, Mrs. Yvette Seaton, Mr. Matthew Sharp, Mr. Harry Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. John Shumate, The Reverend and Mrs. L. Murdock Smith, Miles Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Spinazzolla, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stigall, Avery and Will Teichman, Dr. John Thompson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. James Tringas, Mrs. Mary Anna Turner, Ms. Amanda Vann and Ms. Sharon Roberts, Dr. George Waterhouse, Nathan Webb, Hope Westerfield and Marti Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. William Williamson, III, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Wilson, Mrs. Ruth Woodend, and Mr. and Mrs. John Zemaitis. All parish individuals and households are asked to offer a pledge by November 1, Consecration Sunday. Together in faith, the parish family can meet, if not exceed, its necessary $950,000 goal. To learn more about Give to the Vision 2016: Generous Abundance and pledge online today, click here.
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Audio of the Bishop’s Visit: If you missed the Bishop’s visit or just wish to experience it again, audio of the sermon and Confirmation is available online.
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Rogation Day: This celebration offers the opportunity to give thanks for the harvest and ask God’s blessings on our inner city garden on Saturday, October 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Rogation procession is a kid-friendly event, for which children are invited to bring musical instruments to make a joyful noise following harvesting and storing sweet potatoes. Refreshments follow the procession. Contact Nancy Duncan ((innercitygardens4@gmail.com).
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GENESIS Weekend Retreat for 6th – 8th Graders: Designed for middle school youth, this weekend retreat is November 6-8 at Camp Johnson in Denton, N.C. Genesis enables youth to explore faith through youth-led talks on subjects such as family, friends, peer pressure, the church, Jesus, and sharing one’s faith. Youth sleep in heated cabins with bunk beds. St. Peter’s youth will ride together, meeting at the church at 4:45 p.m. Cost is $100.00 and scholarships are available. Details and registration online or contact Director of Youth Formation Lyn Holt (lholt@st-peters.org).
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Seeing the Face of God in Others: This short course on racial reconciliation on Saturday, November 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is provided by the Diocese to help us serve as models for inclusion and justice-making by providing tools needed to help end systemic and institutional racism. It is open to anyone. Cost is $15 per person. Register online.
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St. Peter’s Community Garden: Our community city garden, like children, cannot wait until our schedules are clear-the garden needs attention when it needs attention. Here are times you can help:
  • Tuesday, October 20, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. to finish up fall plantings
  • Wednesday, October 21, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. to harvest sweet potato greens for delivery to Friendship Trays
  • Saturday, October 24, 9:00 a.m. to open up fencing and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. to harvest sweet potatoes, set up for the harvest celebration and to stash sweet potatoes in their curing room

Also, if the forecast is for frost over the weekend, some volunteers may be needed this Friday, October 16, to cut the vines away from the potatoes. Contact Nancy Duncan (innercitygardens4@gmail.com).

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Senior Class Luncheon: Friends and members 55 years and above are invited to a luncheon on Tuesday, October 20, at 11:30 a.m. at the Charlotte Café in Park Road Shopping Center. Contact Jay Partington (jimpart3@hotmail.com).
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S’Carowinds Do-Over:If you were signed up for the S’Carowinds outing, the rain date will be this Saturday, October 17. We will gather at 5:00 p.m. for supper then leave for the trip to S’Carowinds at 6:00 p.m. We will return to church about midnight for quick prayers and sleep. We will have Holy Chow at 8:45 AM and finish up with Journey to Adulthood classes. Anyone who wants to join the fellowship and fun this Saturday, contact Director of Youth Formation Lyn Holt (lholt@st-peters.org).
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The Bishop’s Visitation: Gratitude for Parish Ministries. The Clergy and Vestry express deep gratitude for all who served in numerous ways and offered food provisions to host the Right Reverend Michael B. Curry, Bishop Diocesan, on Sunday, October 4. It was a glorious occasion made possible by a host of those who serve in parish ministries of music, liturgy, flowers, welcome, formation, communications, facilities, parish administration, and fellowship as both volunteers and staff. The festive reception hosted by the fellowship ministry team with assistance from La-tea-da’s Catering made for a perfect send-off as Bishop Curry will be installed Presiding Bishop on November 1. The Right Reverend Anne Hodges-Copple, Bishop Suffragan, then will become Bishop Pro Tem until the calling of a new Bishop Diocesan. We continue to celebrate the life in faith for those who were presented as candidates for baptism, confirmation, reception and reaffirmation. It was a remarkable day in life at St. Peter’s.
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40s & 50s Launch Event: St. Peter’s 40s and 50s group will host its first event on Saturday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m., at the home of Paige and Tom Ghareeb. The fee of $10 per person will cover wine for tasting and other beverages. Please bring an appetizer to share and your ideas for future get-togethers! RSVP to Paige (paigeghareeb@mac.com, 704-947-8986) by Tuesday, Oct. 20.
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Center City Concerts at St. Peter’s, the Bechtler Ensemble Piano Trio: A mosaic of Eastern European masters such as Dvorak, Arensky, Part and Prokofiev will be featured during this second concert in the series at noon on Monday, October 19. Pianist Cynthia Lawing, violinist Joseph Meyer, and cellit Tanja Bechtler are featured. The concert is free and open to the public. Visit the website for details about future concerts.
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20s & 30s Pumpkin Carving and Socializing: Bring your own pumpkin and carving utensils on Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the home of Bree Mercer, Junction 1504 Apartments in South End, 1411 Mainline Boulevard, Apartment 2202. Halloween and fall-themed food and drinks will be provided. RSVP to Bree (breanne.reed30@gmail.com) before October 16.
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The Choir School and Opera Carolina in Concert: Halloween weekend, The Choir School and Opera Carolina will present four performances of Benjamin Britten’s “Noah’s Flood (Noye’s Fludde)” in the nave of St. Peter’s. This beloved one-act opera will also feature instrumentalists from CPCC’s Early Music Ensemble and the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra. Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30. On Saturday, October 31, concerts are at 11:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m. More information on The Choir School website. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12, and are available through CarolinaTix.
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Catechesis Coordinator Anna Hurdle Named Director of Children’s Formation: The Rector is pleased to announce that Anna Hurdle, Sunday Coordinator of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, will now serve as part-time Director of Children’s Formation following the September 29 departure of Laurie Burlington. Having served on the Parish Staff for more than 20 years, Hurdle will collaborate with the Clergy and Staff on serving children and families as Lead Catechist, coordinator of all thing related to Catechesis, and designer of offerings and strategies to create connections among parents of households with children. Hurdle works full-time as a local Montessori School teacher and will work in-office at St. Peter’s on Sundays in addition to weekday and Saturday hours to prepare for Sunday.
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Refreshments Needed: Assistance is needed with providing refreshments for the sweet potato harvest celebration on Saturday, October 24, including sweet and savory treats, as well as apple cider to mull. Help managing refreshments during the event would also be fabulous! Contact Nancy Duncan (innercitygardens4@gmail.com).
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Fighting Hunger: You can help fight hunger locally and globally by participating one of two ways in this year’s CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 18. You can walk or you can donate money to support a walker. Contact John Brien (jfbrien@uncc.edu, 704-535-8096).
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Looking Ahead – Mark Your Calendars
  • October 29, November 5, 12 & 19: Hope and Grief series, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at St. Peter’s.
  • November 22 & 29, December 6: Parish Advent Fair before and after worship services. Fundraiser is for the 2017 Youth Pilgrimage.

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Parish Hall Forum: Bridges Out of Poverty is the topic for Sunday, October 18, in the Parish Hall, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. The conversation will be led by Formation Partner the Reverend Dr. Paul Hanneman, recently retired Program Director of Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center. It will address the dynamics that make it difficult for people to break out of poverty.
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20s and 30s Formation: For this week’s topic, Dave Lavoie will lead a discussion on God Calls Us to Action: Our time, money, and talents reflects our Christian experience. The discussion takes place in the Tower Room, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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Adult Forum: Aging as a Spiritual Journey will be offered from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor Sundays through November 1. What are some of the spiritual challenges of aging, and how might all of us grow closer to God as we age? Over four weeks, these and other important questions relating to aging and spirituality will be addressed. Contact the Reverend Jonathan Soyars (jsoyars@st-peters.org).
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Next Week’s Formation Offerings: Topics for Formation (education) on Sunday, October 25, include Sex Trafficking in Charlotte (Parish Hall Forum), a presentation from the non-profit End Slavery Charlotte; Preparing a Will and Advance Directives (Town Choir Room) for young parents; Eliminating Chronic Homelessness (Tower Room), a conversation for 20s and 30s with Dale Mullenix from the Urban Ministry Center; and a continuation of Aging as a Spiritual Journey (Parlor).