Members of the body of Christ who make their spiritual home at St. Peter’s are fortunate to have numerous holy gatherings which makeup our common life. In addition to the Holy Eucharist—the center of the Episcopal tradition and the place from which we are sent into the world, each fellowship offering is a holy time.
On Sunday, September 13, one of Charlotte’s best-kept secrets called “Holy Chow” will resume. A full Holy Chow community breakfast will be served every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:25 a.m. in the Community Room. Dedicated volunteer teams make each affordable meal possible namely for the parish family to deepen community among us. Instead of eating breakfast at home, consider adding Holy Chow to your Sunday rhythm and bring others along. If you can spare one Sunday per month to help a team by cooking, cleaning, or hospitality, contact Sam Gardner (firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-651-0286).
Every Sunday after the 10:45 a.m. liturgy, Coffee Hour is hosted by the St. Peter’s Baristas (Italian word for coffee server) in the Parish House lobby, unless elsewhere is announced. Each Barista team enjoys hosting this time of holy hospitality as an informal setting for worshippers to stop by briefly or stay a while as another means to deepen community among us. During Coffee Hour, visit the Small Dinner Group information table. Fall 2015 sign-ups will be underway on September 13 and 20 for groups to launch, beginning with a covered dish luncheon on Sunday, September 27.
The gift of gathering for a holy meal in a private residence is something to which we all can relate and can look forward.
Beginning Sunday, September 13, these and other opportunities for God’s holy people to gather will abound. Let us take advantage of them, made by possible by parish Fellowship ministers, and enhance our journeys into Christ.
God’s blessings and peace in all things.
–The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector