Special Music Events This Winter

Our Music Ministry will present several special events this winter.

Choral Evensong
February 17, at 4 p.m.

Sung by the Schola Cantorum of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, conducted by St. Michael’s Choirmaster Kevin Kerstetter.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Brian Reagin, violin

Sol Eichner, piano

Violinist Brian Reagin is Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, as well as Concertmaster of the Chautauqua Symphony. A frequent soloist with the North Carolina Symphony, his playing is enjoyed and admired by music lovers throughout the Triangle and far beyond.

$18 if purchased online
$20 at the door

Day School Registration Begins Jan. 14

Registration for the Day School begins Jan. 14. Parents of enrolled children and siblings may download all registration documents and return them to the Day School office Jan. 14-18.

The Day School is pleased to announce the addition of a Kindergarten (5-year-old) class for the 2019-20 school year.  The class will meet from 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the curriculum will be based on kindergarten standards set forth by the NC Department of Public Instruction. All other Day School classes (ages 6 month-Pre-K) will meet from 9:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact  Mandy Annunziata, Parish Day School director.

Women's Bible Study: The Shepherd with Me

Psalm 23 - The Shepherd With Me

Tuesday’s evenings: Feb. 5 -March 19.   7pm - 8:30pm

Friday mornings: Feb. 8 - March 22.        9:30am - 11am 

Every woman longs for someone to protect and care for her - someone to guide her when she’s not sure of her next steps, to provide rest when she’s worn out, to walk with her when the  valley is dark. God is the Good Shepherd whose companionship provides the comfort and confidence every woman needs. Join us as we explore the depths of God’s care tucked away in the Psalm you’ve always loved. A Jennifer Rothschild study.

Contact: Frances Penick. fhpenick@nc.rr.com

Child care available on Fridays. 

Workbook cost is $14 

The Gathering 2019 — Head, Heart, Hands

On Feb. 8 & 9, we’ll host The Gathering, our biennial women’s event. We’ll feature Amy Julia Becker, author of White Picket Fences. Registration is now open. Early-bird tickets are $35 through Dec. 24.

Register for The Gathering

What if, in this broken world, we turn toward each other in love rather than hate? What if we use our heads, hearts and hands to listen and to learn, so we can do healing work in the world? At The Gathering, we will explore how to set our divisions of race, privilege and circumstance aside. Keynote speaker Amy Julia Becker will lead us in learning and fellowship as we discover our unity as God's people. We hope to be empowered with faith & joy and, once renewed, use our lives to be a symbol of Christ to the world. 


Friday, Feb. 8 

6:30 p.m. Opening reception and book signing7:30 p.m. Keynote: Amy Julia Becker

8:30 p.m. Compline

Saturday, Feb. 9

8:30 a.m. Coffee

9 a.m. Hymn Sing & Morning Prayer

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Head, Heart & Hands workshop with Amy Julia Becker

11:30 a.m. Q&A

Please note: No lunch is served at this event

Day School Registration Begins

St. Michael's Parish Day School will hold registration for the 2019-20 school year beginning Monday, Jan. 14. Current students and their siblings should register during the week of Jan. 14-18.  New families (including new church members, siblings of former students, and the general public) may apply January 22-25. This fall we will offer a full kindergarten class. The class will meet from 9:15am-1:15pm Monday through Friday, and the curriculum will be based on kindergarten standards set forth by the NC Department of Public Instruction.

An Evening with the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

On Monday, Dec. 17, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, visited St. Michael’s, which served as host for a Quail Ridge Books event promoting Bishop Curry’s new book, The Power of Love. Listen, as the Rev. Samuel Gregory Jones asks his longtime friend about his early ministry, Jesus of Nazareth, and about the power of spreading Jesus’ love throughout the world.

Newcomer Classes Begin in January

If you are new to our church, please join us on Wednesdays in January for Intro to St. Michael’s, the first in our series of Newcomer classes designed to acquaint you with our parish. These classes are required for all seeking membership in our parish.

Wednesdays |—Jan. 9, 16, 23 & 30
6:15-7:30 p.m.
Child care will be provided. (hayden@holymichael.org)

Annual Meeting Remarks, 2018

On Sunday, Dec. 2, we elected five new members to the Vestry class of 2021. They are: Liz Driscoll, Matt Marchione, Katherine Poole, Logan Price and Melissa Raley. Congrats to them all! And thank you to the Class of 2018: David Bull, Senior Warden John Constance, Junior Warden Anna McLamb, Allen Marshall and Joe Warenda. You have served our parish well. 

In January, the new Vestry class will be installed, and Valerie Jackson will be the new senior warden.

John Constance, outgoing senior warden, and Anna McLamb, outgoing junior warden, addressed the congregation on Sunday, Dec. 2, during the Annual Meeting.

Poinsettias for Christmas

Each year, the St. Michael’s Altar Guild decorates the church with white and red poinsettias, given by parishioners in memory of or in thanksgiving for friends and loved ones. After the Christmas season, these beautiful plants are delivered to the sick, the home-bound and bereaved parishioners. Won’t you join us in continuing this tradition? Each tribute is $15. Proceeds go to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.

YAMS in December

Our Young Adult Ministry will meet twice during December. We hope you’ll join us!

Advent Pub Poetry & Theology

December 6 | 6-8 p.m.

The Hibernian Pub • 311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh

Come for a pint, poetry and great fellowship. Bring a favorite poem, even your own.

Christmas Brunch

December 16 | 12:30-2 p.m.

St. Michael's Church • Convocation Room

To our new parents: Babies are definitely welcome!

We'll have brunch, champagne and white elephant gifts.More details forthcoming.