Conditions throughout North Carolina remain treacherous as Florence finally leaves our state. Flooding is rampant and travel is not recommended, but that does not mean our parish has to wait to respond to the needs of thousands affected by this monstrous storm. Our Mission and Outreach Team suggests those wishing to donate to relief fund agencies do so through the Diocese of North Carolina, which has set up an easy-to-use link to donate money and time to the recovery effort in a variety of ways. Give to the overall Florence relief effort through the Diocese, Episcopal Relief and Development or more locally to the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry. The diocese will be updating the site as needs become available. Please continue to pray for our friends in the Diocese of East Carolina, and for all who suffer as the result of Hurricane Florence. Pray also for the safety of those involved in recovery efforts.
Finding God in the Ordinary: Small Groups for Deepening Faith and Fellowship at St. Michael's
Tuesday Nights: 6-7:30pm beginning Sept. 25
Wednesday Night Express with CHILD CARE: 6-7pm beginning Sept. 26
Thursday Mornings: 11 a.m-12:30 p.m. from 9 beginning Sept. 27
Do you want to develop meet new people at St. Michael's and make new friendships? Do you want to grow in your faith? Do you want a greater sense of purpose and calm in everyday life and strong relatationships?
These small groups are for you!
Starting the week of Sept 23, the aim of the small groups is to build fellowship and introduce practices that help us grow in Christian faith. In a series of 90-minute sessions — 60 minutes for the Wednesday night Express version — we will build friendships as we explore Christian spirituality using the book Soul Feast by Marjorie Thompson. In our gatherings, we will discuss a chapter from Thompson’s book and practice attentive listening and response to scripture. We will also experience silence and prayer as uniquely powerful ways of being open to God.
Participants will be asked to commit to regular attendance, modest reading, and to follow a light but consistent practice of prayer and reflection.
Join us for the OWLS (Older, Wiser, Learning, Sharing) fall kickoff!
Sept. 273: 11 a.m.
Tour of the Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Cathedral (715 Nazareth Street, Raleigh—just off Western Blvd.)
• We will meet at the cathedral—drive on your own.
• Lunch will follow at the restaurant at the Farmer’s Market
"Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
We hope you'll join us! If you are a recent visitor or have been attending and never participated in our newcomer classes, we invite you to do so. We set aside four Wednesday evenings to focus on making you feel at home in our parish community. If you are a non-Episcopalian and want to seek membership. we offer two classes in October as an overview of our denomination.
Sign up for our fall series of Newcomer Classes.
Introduction to St. Michael's
Required of all seeking membership
Wednesdays 6:15pm-7:30pm, Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3 & 10
The Christian Faith
Required of all non-Episcopalians seeking membership
Wednesday, 6:15pm-7:30pm, Oct. 24 & 31
Child care is provided with advanced reservations.
Register your child for Sunday School.
We also invite you to register your child for our Children's Ministry Program. Every child aged 2 through 18 should be registered every year.
Register your teen for our Episcopal Youth Community
We offer a wide range of programming for our middle school and high schoolers. Bible studies, lock-ins, mission opportunities and more!
Have you ever considered sharing your time and talents with the children of St. Michael’s? NOW is the time to consider volunteering for the Children’s Ministry Team for the 2018-19 academic year. If you would like to discuss the opportunities, please contact Stella Attaway.