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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

A parish in the Diocese of North Carolina.

Statement of Welcome, Inclusion, and Belonging

Our Mission: To nurture a community of courageous followers of Jesus and inspire love of God and love of neighbor.
Our Vision: To be a place of unconditional welcome and a beacon of God’s love in the heart of Charlotte.

We uphold the full inclusion and belonging of all people in the life and ministry of our parish church. We affirm that our baptismal covenant vows to “seek and serve Christ in all persons,” to “love our neighbor as ourselves,” and to “respect the dignity of every human being” apply equally to all people, regardless of race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Without apology or condition, we believe that all people literally means all people.

St. Peter’s was the first Episcopal Church in Charlotte, organized in 1834, and recognized as a parish in the Diocese of North Carolina in 1844. The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love; and carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members. Our parish avows to be faithful to the pursuit of the mission of God’s Church.

We pray, for the human family: O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. — Collect for the Human Family, The Book of Common Prayer