September 23, 2016
As a church family whose home is in the heart of Charlotte, this has been a heartbreaking week. All of us have hurt and wept and prayed while seeking to understand how God would have us stand for Christ while violence disrupts the streets of our neighborhood.
So many things are unclear, and may continue to be for some time to come. But this much is clear: The events of the week serve as evidence that there is much for us to do as a church in the center of our city.
Your clergy and staff want you to know that all is well here at the corner of Trade and Church streets. We want you to know that we are eager to gather as a family on Sunday morning, to take comfort in music, to find hope in the liturgy, and to glimpse healing in the warm welcome we always experience from one another.
After our services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., we will take time in the chapel for prayer for our city and for our neighbors as we all seek wisdom in answering God’s call to reconcile.
We hope to see you in worship on Sunday.
– Pen Peery, Katherine Kerr, Erika Funk, Katelyn Gordon, Chuck Williamson
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