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We are excited to introduce the current candidates for the Vestry in 2021! While the deadline for the 2021 Vestry election has been extended through Friday, November 27, we wanted to share a little about the candidates.
As we move into the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, I find myself thinking about children. During Advent, we prepare for the coming of Christ, who comes in the form of a baby born to Mary and Joseph. At Christmas, we celebrate Jesus’ birth and revel in the sheer joy of children (of all ages) who love the Christmas season.
A core component of the 2019–2022 strategic plan is to “deepen St. Peter’s outreach and social justice impact by more precisely focusing grants, engagement, and partnerships.” To that end, St. Peter’s Social Justice & Outreach Ministry Team has created a series of events to address the needs of our homeless neighbors.
One way we live out our call is through our annual Social Justice & Outreach Grants made to Charlotte-area nonprofit organizations serving the most vulnerable among us.
One of the staples of life that makes it worth living is the notion of waiting — and anticipating that there must be something beyond the now, something worth waiting for!
On this Election Day, let us pray for the nation, for the electoral process, and for those who will be elected to lead.
The ordinary saints, the ones we know,
Our too-familiar family and friends,
As a church community, we will have a unique opportunity in a few weeks to serve some of these neighbors by partnering with the non-profit Samaritan’s Feet to provide them with new socks, shoes, toiletries, and notes of encouragement with our own heaping helping of Christ’s love.
On Sunday, October 25, we will welcome one of our bishops to St. Peter’s, the VI Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina, the Right Reverend Anne Hodges-Copple. Bishop Anne will join us for a virtual visitation this year, but the day will feature many of the familiar offerings during a bishop’s visit.