St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
115 West Seventh Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28202 704.332.7746
www.st-peters.org

The 2017-2018 Vestry & Treasurer
Bert Miano, Senior Warden
Maria Long, Junior Warden
Candace Armstrong
Carolyn Carlburg
Marcus Clarke
Ellison Clary
Abigail Cudabac
Elsie Erneston
John Frederick
John Hall
Mike Hoffman
Paul Keller
Christa Lineberger
Cooper Morrison
Kristine Reid, Formation
Mary Lynn Sepkowitz
Dave Lavoie, Treasurer

2017 Stewardship Team
Candace Armstrong
Kristin Hills Bradberry
Ginny Brien
Brian Burden
Sue Coonen
John Frederick
John Hurst
Dave Lavoie
Maria Long
Jay Norton
Bill Williamson

The Parish Clergy
The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher
Rector
The Reverend Jacob E. Pierce
Associate Rector
The Reverend Keith C. Lane
Assisting Priest (Part-time)
The Reverend L. Murdock Smith, PhD
Assisting Priest (Retired)

September 18, 2017 for 2018 Annual Fund Ongoing Giving

Gratitude practice is beneficial for every spiritual personality. One moment of gratitude leads to another, and in the end, we have hearts filled with joy.

             -The Reverend Renée Miller, Episcopal priest, writer, and poet

Dear Members, Newcomers, and Friends of St. Peter’s Parish Church:

We pray that you will join us in the spiritual practice of participating in our 2018 annual fund-raising campaign, Giving with Gratitude: Support Life at St. Peter’s. We are grateful that the number of members, newcomers, and friends who have pledged has increased. We invite you, and all who may be interested in who we are and what we do, to partner with us by offering pledges (estimated annual or monthly giving) or contributions to support parish worship, in-reach and outreach initiatives, formation programs for all ages, music, staff and clergy, operations and administration, and the care of our sacred facilities in Center City Charlotte.

St. Peter’s responds to the mission of the Church through Sunday and weekday worship and formation (learning) offerings, pastoral care to the sick and suffering, and numerous outreach and social justice initiatives. Several fellowship events draw the parish community together, connecting one another and increasing community. Exceptional music for worship feeds souls on many occasions and is possible in part through the significant commitments made by the volunteers in the St. Peter’s Choir and others. Our most recent parish life magazine, Life at St. Peter’s Fall 2017, reflects a comprehensive overview of our approach to the faith.

St. Peter’s Parish Vision is to become a community of bold followers of Jesus, a crowd that effects good change for the world, a place known for radical love and welcome, and a beacon of hope in Center City Charlotte. Indeed, we are blessed beyond measure by who we are and what we offer. All who are fed are asked to give from God’s abundance with gratitude.

In order for the Parish Treasurer, Finance Committee, and Vestry to maintain the parish operating budget necessary to fund 2018 fixed and ever-increasing costs, pledges are being sought on an ongoing basis. We ask everyone to consider the 10% tithe as a pledge goal or to make an incremental increase from past-year pledges. Each pledge is an outward expression of gratitude for the blessings we receive from God and will be a meaningful component of the three-fold ministry of giving of time, talent, and money to support life at St. Peter’s.

Our collective responses to God’s love and abundance in the form of a financial commitment will help to ensure our ability to continue to thrive at even higher levels. If you would like to learn about the impact that giving has and can make, review this snapshot of “Financial Facts from 2017,” which includes dreams for 2018.

You can pledge online, use the “Give” card in the pew racks, or pickup a Pledge Form from the public spaces at St. Peter’s. If you have questions about pledging or any form of giving, please contact Parish Administrator, Leigh Dixon (ldixon@st-peters.org, 704.749.6142).

In faith and with gratitude for life at St. Peter’s.

The Vestry and Stewardship Team
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Charlotte, North Carolina