Social Justice through Ministry Engagement

Rev. Deacon Robin Sands

Just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.   – Matthew 25:45

In response to the words of Jesus, Outreach and Social Justice ministries are integral to life at St. Peter’s. Our 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.

The Social Justice Ministry Area currently consists of four different “pillars” representing areas of focus and interest for our parish. Some of those areas include Assuring Democracy, Community Justice, Immigration and Refugee Support, and Racial Reconciliation. We know all of these things are important to the members of our parish and part of our call as Christians.

The Social Justice Ministry Team would like to invite anyone who is interested in serving in one of these ministries to join us this Sunday in the Community Room after the 10:45 a.m. service. This retreat is designed to look ahead and establish some priorities for the upcoming year. We would particularly like for you to join us if you are interested in helping to lead and support some of these efforts. It has been a busy and exciting year for Social Justice Ministries at St. Peter’s and there is much work yet to be done.

Fr. Jacob has encouraged us to reflect on how we can become more deeply engaged in our parish. Please consider what this may look like for you and your call as part of Christ’s Body in the world.

Peace be with you,

The Reverend Deacon Robin Sands