Senior Warden Olivia Brown shares how she sees St. Peter’s participating in God’s liberation in the East End:
Mike Maruca shares the experience of liberation and love at Anna Julia Cooper School:
Nate Flemming, who grew up in St. Peter’s and has returned to live in the East End reflects on the relationship between St. Peter’s and the PeterPaul Development Center as someone baptized at St. Peter’s who now works at PeterPaul. Listen here:
This Sunday Tiffany highlighted conventional and unconventional models of mentorship in the East End. The first is at Armstrong High School. The second is at a salon. Listen here:
East End Resident Torey Edmonds reflects on three initiatives that she sees truly empowering our East End Community:
After a little over a year of publishing conversations with our neighbors here in Church Hill, this year we are embarking on a new season in our listening. For the next five months we will be carrying out the “Listening for God’s Liberation” series in our Sunday morning worship. On the second and fourth Sundays (as well as a few Sundays in between) a member of our parish, either from the congregation or from the surrounding neighborhood, will share where they are seeing or hearing God active in our neighborhood.
We will continue to post this listening series as audio recordings throughout the five months. Please do follow along whether a member of St. Peter’s, of another church, or resident in our community. Here is audio from Pastor Andrew Terry introducing the series on Sunday, January 15, 2017:
On these walks we met two gentleman who were working on a house on 23rd. The renovation of homes has moved north of Fairmount into our surrounding neighborhood.
We also encountered a child who we recognized from Summer Camp on the Hill. It is good for us through walks and other community activities to be a familiar face for families and young people in the East End.
We had a dinner on July 6 for our neighbors. Most of the neighbors came from 20th to 25th Street. After introductions, we facilitated table conversations about “what our neighborhood looks like at its best.” The quotes are now posted in our parish hall. It was striking how much our neighbors were for non-violence right on the eve of all of the violence across the nation that occurred in the two weeks following our dinner.