Help us Back the Pack on May 3

Send in your RSVPs for our Spring Garden Party to support BackPack Buddies.

May 3 | 6-9 p.m.

This year we will raise funds for BackPack Buddies. BackPack Buddies, a program run by the InterFaith Food Shuttle, is designed to provide children from low-income households with 10-12 pounds of nutritious kid-friendly groceries for the weekend, when free school lunches and breakfasts are not provided. St. Michael's supports 31 students at Wiley and Washington elementary schools.

Special Raffle:

A night at the Umstead Resort and a 
4-course dinner for two at Herons.

Raffle tickets are $25 and will be sold on
April & 28 after the 9:30 a.m. service and at the event. (Only 100 available!)

Duff/Capps Higher Education Scholarship

High school seniors and others seeking higher education opportunities (community college or graduate school) are encouraged to apply for the Duff/Capps Higher Education Scholarship. The scholarship was created by Claire Duff Capps as a school project, and it was renamed for her late father, Bill Duff, after his death. Application deadline is April 30. Please mail applications to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1520 Canterbury Road, Raleigh, NC 27608.

Owls Events in April

Mark your calendar for these events for our seniors:

Thursday, April 18, at 2 p.m. | Convocation Room

Speaker: Susan Byrum Rountree, St. Michael’s director of communications, will talk about how being a writer led her to tell the story of our parish.

• Thursday, April 25, at 10:30a.m. | Visit to Haywood Hall

We will tour this historic home in Raleigh. Parishioner Burke Haywood is a descendant of the Haywoods of Haywood Hall. The first 15 people to sign up at the front desk can ride in the van. Others may carpool. Lunch at Irregardless.

Special Music Events for Spring

Friday, March 8
7:30 p.m.
Hymn Festival

Join us for a hymn festival led by Douglas Major, former organist and choirmaster of Washington National Cathedral. The festival will feature hymns from our Hymnal 1982, leading us through the Church Year from Advent to Pentecost! Mr. Major will also play organ pieces based on hymn tunes. Admission is free.

March 10, 2019
8 p.m.
Sung Compline

Music of Gabriel Jackson, Thomas Tallis and Thomas Mudd

A small group of singers will offer Sung Compline in our church on the First Sunday in Lent. Sung Compline is a deeply meditative way to end the day as the choir sings prayers, scripture and anthems. The service, which is sung in a darkened church, lasts less than 30 minutes.

Monday, April 1
7:30 p.m.
Choir at Clare College

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (UK), conducted by Graham Ross, returns to St. Michael’s for a second concert! This year’s program will be extraordinary, as the choir sings Lenten music by Gibbons, Tallis, Wesley, Howells and others, ending with Gerald Finzi’s “Lo, the full, final sacrifice.” They’ve programed the concert to take advantage of St. Michael’s superb pipe organ. Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets now at: HolyMichaelChoirs.org/concerts/

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.

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.

Have You Made a Pledge?

Thank you to all who have pledged to our 2019 Annual Fund. It’s not too late! Pledging is easy. Send a confidential email to Charlotte Griffin or Susan Little. Or click the button below to pledge online. Your generosity in supporting St. Michael’s is in thanksgiving for all you have been give.

Are You New?

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. 26, Oct. 3 & 10

The Christian Faith
Required of all non-Episcopalians seeking membership
Wednesday, 6:15pm-7:30pm, Oct. 17 & 24

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!

The Children's Ministry Needs You!

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.