Advent Quiet Day

On Saturday Nov. 4, come together in a one day silent retreat to share silence and prepare for Advent. We will learn about silence as a Christian discipline and as a special way to celebrate Advent. This day will offer a blend of teaching and individual meditation time, and we encourage everyone, whether you practice silence daily or have never meditated at all, to join us.

Cost: $20; fill out a registration form in the lobby.
Saturday, Nov. 4 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Christian Faith

If you are new to the Episcopal Church and interested in joining our parish. we offer a series of required classes to acquaint you with our denomination. 

Wednesdays, Oct .25, Nov. 1 &  Nov. 8
• 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  

These classes are required for all seeking membership who have not been confirmed or received in an Episcopal Church, and for parents seeking baptism for their children.

Contact: Lee Hayden to register. Child care is provided with advance reservation. If you are undecided about membership, please come learn more about our parish and the Episcopal Church during your time of discernment.

October Outreach: YAM JAM, Collections & Mission Opportunities

Camden Street Learning Garden
We have new volunteer opportunities this fall! All shifts are 4-6 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 19
• Tuesday, Nov. 7
• Thursday, Nov.16.
There are also volunteer times on Family Day, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. - noon; and on Nov. 11, from 1-4 p.m. Sign up at foodshuttle.volunteermatrix.com. Our access code, which you will need to enter in order to sign up, is SMEC. Contact: Karen Wagoner 

Project Enlightenment
Our October Outreach Collection is for new and gently used children's books for Project Enlightenment.

YAM JAM-- Nov. 4
We’ll meet at the Chick-fil-A on Lake Boone Trail and I-440 at
8:30 a.m. for fellowship, coffee, biscuits and conversation. We’ll depart at 9 a.m. and head out to glean sweet potatoes from 9:30-11 a.m. 
Wear clothes that can get dirty and bring gloves. Sign up HERE. Contact: David Bull (919-696-6293 or david@sterlingtitlenc.com) 

Incontri Musicali Chamber Performance

Thursday, Oct. 26
7:30 p.m.
Tickets:
$10 for adults; free for students and children
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St. Michael’s is in for a treat when Incotri Musicali Chamber group visits us in late October. Motivated by the idea that music is a transformational force, Incontri Musicali engages its audiences in world-class chamber music performances that inspire exploration and camaraderie. Through Incontri Musicali’s Community Engagement program, young musicians who are playing on the world’s greatest stages bring the concert experience into schools, hospitals, shelters, and retirement communities.

Incontri’s brilliant young musicians will perform at St. Michael’s on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Under the artistic direction of Niccoló Muti, the ensemble will include clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano, playing works by Penderecki, Brustad and others. 

Introducing: Archangel

This month, we launched a new periodical called Archangel. It's filled with features and photography that tell the story of St. Michael's in a new way. Enjoy!

The Christian Faith Classes Begin Oct. 4

Please join us for classes!

The Christian Faith — For all new to the Episcopal Church, and for parents of children about to be baptized.

Three sessions
Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11 and 18.
6:15pm-7:30pm  
Required for all seeking membership who have not been confirmed or received in an Episcopal Church, and for parents seeking baptism for their children.

Contact: Lee Hayden  to register for both classes. Child care is provided with advance reservation. If you are undecided about membership, please come learn more about our parish and the Episcopal Church during your time of discernment.