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Wanted: Free-Range Children

The people of St. Peter’s, Charlotte, will be on retreat at Kanuga March 13-15. If you are reading this, you should plan on being up there so that we can all experience being what the youth of this parish love to be up there: free-range children.

Beloved

On this Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, may we remember our identity as Beloved children of God, redeemed in the waters of baptism and marked as Christ’s own forever.

Fellow Runners: Stop and Be.

There are many wonderful aspects of being on the parish retreat at Kanuga. But what sets this apart from any other experience we might have at our favorite destination or from staying back here is the simple invitation to stop and be. Please join us.

Make an Impact – Give a Gift for Life

Episcopal Relief & Development is The Episcopal Church’s compassionate response to human suffering in the world with a focus on three priorities: Women, Children, and Climate. Each of us can participate in this life-changing work by shopping! Choose a gift that will resonate with someone you want to honor by making a real difference.

Caring for Those in Our World

We owe it to our friends and neighbors to share with them the good news of Christ through our worship services, our formation programs and our in-reach and outreach opportunities. Join me in inviting others to experience what we have.

The Life that is Truly Life

The first letter to Timothy tells us to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and generous and willing to share. In this way, we lay up treasure for ourselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that we may take hold of “the life that is truly life”—and I think that our life together at St. Peter’s is certainly that.

Crisis on the Border: An Episcopal Perspective

Jesus was a refugee when his parents fled to Egypt in the wake of the “slaughter of the innocents” ordered by King Herod (Matthew 2:13-15). We hear today about people coming through the Mexican Border seeking asylum, escaping violence, and about what happens to them: children in cages; deportation of undocumented immigrants living in Charlotte; new limits on who may even apply for refugee status. These are just some of the troubling issues that lead us to ask: What are we as followers of Jesus called to do?

“Give to the Most High as God has given to you…”

At St. Peter’s, through God’s grace, we find so many good things—fellowship, friendship, food, kindness, beauty, comfort, education, warmth, wisdom, music, joy, peace, wonder, and love—all offered one to another and to the world around us and to God. Never as a payment. Offered. Given. Unconditionally.