becoming beloved community

Along with Abundant Grace and Intentional Worship, Beloved Community is one of the three foundations of our parish's identity as being a place where all people can Come and See the difference Christ makes. We strive to foster God's Beloved Community in which all people may experience the abundant life intended for them as beloved children of God. We do this through pastoral care, fellowship, environmental stewardship, mission, and promoting racial justice and healing. This page focuses on that last element of the Beloved Community.

In 2019, St. Luke’s was awarded a grant from the Diocese of North Carolina to support the work of Becoming Beloved Community, with an emphasis on racial reconciliation work. 

St. Luke's completed Phase One of our work in January 2020:


As the work of racial reconciliation will span generations, there will be many more events to come...

Phase Two of our Becoming Beloved Community had been planned to commence in the spring of 2020 but many of those events, which were built upon relationships and gatherings, have been postponed due to the pandemic. We have had small group discussions on Zoom about race and about the artistic depictions in our church.