2011 Outreach Commission Activities

  • Outreach Dinners.  In May 2011 the Outreach Commission conducted a series of 4 dinners for members of the parish to learn about selected outreach efforts in Mecklenburg County, including Urban Ministry, Friendship Gardens (regarding the community garden initiative) and Cross Roads (the Myers Park Presbyterian Church effort to fight poverty, improve literacy and build community in the Grier Heights neighborhood).
  • Outreach Fair.  In June. 2011 the Commission invited organizations that received funding in 2011 to participate in an Outreach Fair after both Sunday services to educate St. Peter’s members about their agency’s mission.
  • Parish Survey.  In May through July the Commission conducted a survey to assess parish priorities and preferences regarding Outreach funding.
  • Grant Award Process.  From October through November the Commission reviewed grant applications and conducted deliberations to develop grant award recommendations for the Vestry.  The Vestry approved the awards in December, 2011.

The 2012 Outreach Commission includes:

Mike Berry
Sue Coonen
Paul Davis
Linda Gallehugh
Mike Hoffman
John Knip
Holly Lamb
Julie LaVoie
Cindy White (Chair)