Opportunities for Stewardship
Each according to their own gifts
From the Rector
Open our eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us. Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace only, and not for strength; for pardon only, and not for renewal. Let the grace of this Holy Communion make us one body, one spirit in Christ, that we may worthily serve the world in his name.Book of Common Prayer, Eucharistic Prayer C
One of the most beautifully written prayers in our Prayer Book, this prayer reminds us that we come to church not only to be fed, but to feed. That God’s grace in our lives as individuals is also a call to act as agents of that grace for others, by sharing from our abundance as one Body at work in the world. I invite you to consider all the ways you are called to share your own gifts to support our faith, our home, our community, and our world.
There are many ways to contribute to the life and well-being of the St. Peter’s community, including sharing your time, creativity, leadership, and presence. From welcoming visitors to supporting worship, teaching our youth, or working toward a more just world, your unique gifts can make a very real difference.
Opportunities for Ministry
The Congregational Engagement ministry area collaborates with staff and lay leaders on a comprehensive approach to the development, engagement, and growth of parish ministries; to invite, welcome, and incorporate new members; and to explore ways for the parish to spread the Gospel and engage the wider community.
The Fellowship ministry area offers opportunities with ongoing and seasonal events that support our commitment to building community among members, newcomers, and visitors.
The Formation ministry area collaborates with staff and lay leaders on the educational ministries of the parish: planning, implementing, and evaluating Christian formation programs for all ages, as well as special and seasonal offerings to engage the wider community.
The Outreach ministry area collaborates with staff and lay leaders to create and maintain ways for parishioners to serve others through parish and non-parish initiatives. Our focus is serving those in need and respecting the dignity of every human being. The Outreach Grants Committee manages the annual administration of Outreach and Social Justice Grants to our Servant Ministry Partners.
The Social Justice ministry works collaboratively with St. Peter’s staff and lay people to create opportunities for members of the congregation to advance fair and equitable measures that promote systemic change and a more just society. We provide education, information, training, calls to action, and activities to help parishioners better equip themselves to be advocates for communities and causes that advance equity and opportunity.
Pastoral Care collaborates with staff and lay leaders to express the love and care of the parish to members and newcomers in times of sickness, suffering, loss, and celebration.
Parents & Families
The Parents & Families ministry area collaborates with the staff and lay leaders to support community for parents and families through Parents Connect. Offerings include formation, fellowship, worship, and outreach programs that focus on issues that most affect parents and the raising of their children.
The Stewardship ministry area leads the people of St. Peter’s into a generous response to God’s love by the offering of gifts of time, money and talent, caring for parish facilities, and sustaining our natural environment. Given that the financial wellbeing of the parish is directly related to Christian discipleship, the team sees worship, education, and outreach as key sources for discovering what it means to be faithful stewards of God’s abundance.
Worship & Music
The Worship & Music ministry area collaborates with clergy and staff on supporting worship opportunities that reflect parish needs and styles within the context of the Episcopal/Anglican tradition; to assist with recruitment of the variety of persons required to support our worship; and to coordinate parish support of the community outreach ministries of the Charlotte Choir School.
Over the course of nearly 200 years, the people of St. Peter’s have built a legacy of giving, contributing in every way to support worship, music, and faith formation, as well as caring for our historic home and the broader community. God continues to call us to bring the message of the Gospel into the world with a spirit of deep generosity.
There are many ways to give.
Annual Giving provides for the practical needs of our parish, such as administrative costs, our beloved music program, and the costs associated with programs for our children and youth.When you make a pledge to St. Peter’s Annual Giving Campaign, you simply estimate what you plan to contribute financially in the coming year.
Planned Giving is any gift made in lifetime or at death as part of overall financial or estate planning. Unlike annual giving, which supports the immediate financial needs of the parish, a planned gift is a gift for the future. Our 1834 Legacy Society honors members of St. Peter’s who have remembered the church in their estate planning.
Capital Gifts support larger expenses that occur once every 20, 50 or even 100 years. These are often one-time investments such as building renovation or foundational expenditures like our Van Ness Hamrick Pipe Organ. Capital gifts are pledged to Capital Campaigns that address these legacy investments, and are usually paid over 3 – 5 years. St. Peter’s last Capital Campaign took place in 2008.
What to give
St. Peter’s accepts cash contributions as well as gifts of stock and other assets including life insurance, annuities, and distributions from Individual Retirement Accounts.
How to give
Contributions can be made through the Sunday collection, by mail, or online. You can make a one time payment or set up payments using a credit or debit card, or directly from a checking or savings account. To contribute online, click the button below.
To make a contribution of stock or to give by donating other assets or securities, please contact Leigh Dixon, Parish Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.749-6142.