Upcoming Events

Holy Hikes
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Join us for our monthly Holy Hike at Lake Conestee Park.  Lake Conestee Lake Bed Loop is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Greenville, South Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Please be sure to bring bug spray and plenty of water.  For more details and to register for this hike, please contact St. Peter’s Greenville at parishadministra-tor@stpetersgreenvillesc.net or Laura Snow Hawkins.

Laundry Love Needs Volunteers!
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Please Sign-Up to help volunteer for this great ministry! Laundry Love takes place the last Tuesday of every month from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at Pumpers Laundry at 339 S. Pleasantburg Dr. There is a sign-up sheet available in the lower narthex or text/call April Purvis.

If anyone would like to make donations of laundry detergent or dryer sheets there is a bin on the shelves in the hallway across from Stockstill Hall.

Vacation Bible School 2018!
August 3 & 4, 2018

Join us August 3 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. and August 4 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Stockstill Hall for a fun interactive look at Galatians 5:22-23, the Fruits of the Spirit.  Families are welcome to join us for dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday.  Click here for the registration form or contact the church office.

Save the Date For the Welcome & Discovery Class
September 14-15, 2018

If you would like to understand  more about worship, faith and service in the Anglican Tradition, the Episcopal Church, and at St. Peter’s in particular, please save the date for our next Welcome & Discovery Class. We begin with dinner on Friday evening, and have a relaxed time of learning more about worship and sacraments, while also tracing the outlines of Christian faith as we have received it through the Bible and the Christian Tradition, with particular attention to the “lenses” through which Anglicans and Episcopalians see. The class resumes on Saturday morning with coffee and a light breakfast and concludes at lunch time. There is no obligation or commitment associated with this class. Fr. Furman will be teaching the class and all are welcome.

EFM- Education for Ministry 
OPEN ENROLLMENT STARTS NOW!
This is a 4 year program but with a one year at a time commitment. It is a lot of reading but the insights are truly inspiring.  EFM is very similar to the small Christian Churches in the 2nd Century, where we pray, worship, and study together, always looking for God’s Hand in our lives. You will get a great perspective of the Bible in the first 2 years, then study the history of Christianity in the 3rd year and Ethics in the 4th year. Along the way, you  (and God!) will discern your ministry and your gifts. (a spiritual gift is something that gives you joy.) And it is a joyful journey, walking along committed happy Christians!  Come join us!  The cost is $375 per year, and partial scholarships are available.  Contact either Fr. Furman or Meta Armstrong

Also check out the official website efm.sewanee.edu/. There are prospectuses for EFM on the website.

Labyrinth Ministry
First Sundays at 4 pm from October through June
“You gave me a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.” Ps 18:36

Walking Prayer
Behind the altar of St. Peter’s church, we are blessed to have a labyrinth, a spiritual path. It is set in a sacred space. Walking to its center, the pilgrim or prayer walker, lets go of all thoughts and concerns. The center is a place to tell God- “Here I am Lord,” use me for your service. Walking back out the same path that one entered, one meditates on what service they can bring to the world.
A simple prayer.

Weather permitting, join us every first Sunday at 4 pm from October through June for a community walk or simply walk and pray any time the Spirit moves you or the world troubles you.

Iter Vitae (Life’s Journey) St. Peter’s Labyrinth Ministry

Just Faith Ministries
St. Peter’s Plans To Offer 2 Just Faith Classes This Fall
Engaging Spirituality comprises twenty-one 2½-hour sessions. Every session includes Centering Prayer, guided meditation, lectio divina (sacred reading), dialogue, and the deepening of relationships. Participants read five spiritual texts, maintain a prayer journal, reflect on the wisdom of 25 spiritual teachers, and view three inspiring DVDs. Each of the three phases of the course is marked by a retreat or immersion experience. This includes a one-day Immersion and a one-day Justice Pilgrimage to local sites.

This small group meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday mornings, beginning in September. Please email Alice Baird to express interest in this group or ask further questions. Alice Baird and Mary Mills will co-facilitate.

Just Faith is a 24-week small group experience that invites participants to reflect more deeply upon matters of justice in our community, the nation, and the world in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This program involves reading contemporary books on a variety of topics, and also participating in local, field trip experiences to enhance our awareness of the challenges endured by those whose claim upon “liberty and justice for all” is most tenuous. The regular, small group meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday nights, beginning in September. Please email Fr. Furman to express interest in this group or ask further questions. Both groups will be limited to 12 participants. Spots are limited! Email ASAP!

Are You Called to Become A Daughter of the King?
We are a group of Christian women striving to fulfill the promises of our Baptismal Covenant through the adoption of a Rule of Life:

• To continue in the Apostles’ teaching & fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in the prayers.
• To persevere in resisting evil, and when we fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord.
• To proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.
• To seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself.
• To strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.

At Confirmation we promise to pray, work, and give for the spread of Christ’s Kingdom. Through membership in our Order women are:

• Strengthened through prayer.
• Helped to learn through study.
• Provided community with other Daughters.

We are a group of women living a Rule of Prayer and Service to our neighbors. We are women to whom parishioners can look for love and for help in time of need or loneliness. We seek to walk with God as our guide and try to draw those with whom we come in contact into the church. We are women who work to spread Christ’s Kingdom here on earth. We can never forget that prayer is the foundation from which our service grows.

“Prayer without work is empty words, Service without prayer is labor lost.”

We find The Order of the Daughters of the King to be a safe place in a busy world where we can be together and support each other in Christ’s love.
For more information or questions, contact Diane Moore or Beck Sullivan.