Amanda Stephenson

Mental & Emotional Health Formation Series

2020 was a difficult year for all of us and 2021 will come with its own challenges, some ongoing and some new. As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, taking care of our mental and emotional health has become increasingly important. At 9:00 a.m. on January 10, 17, and 24 The Adult Forum will feature three mental health providers who are also members of St. Peter’s. Together, they will help us learn to stay well in stressful times.

Wandering in the Wilderness

My prayer is that we can use this time in the wilderness both as individuals and as a nation to clarify where our priorities are and who we want to be as people. Don’t just look backward with rosy glasses. Use this time of wandering in the wilderness to learn and grow so that when we enter the promised land, it will indeed be better than what we left behind.

The Lenten Fast that Nobody Wanted

As we live through this strange Lenten social fast that nobody wanted, I hope that we can spend some time with the disciples as they too struggle to adapt to a new normal. I hope that we can trust that “this too shall pass” and on the other side will be resurrection. It may not be on our desired timeline, but it will be. Please know that you all are in my prayers; please keep the clergy and staff of St. Peter’s in yours.

Exciting New Fellowship Opportunity for Lent

Although we are still at the beginning of Epiphany, the season of Lent will be here before we know it! During Lent, Christians typically choose to either give something up, or to take on a new spiritual practice. This year, at the invitation of the Diocese of North Carolina, we would like to offer you an option for a Lenten practice.