becoming beloved community

As part of our parish identity, 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.

Watch "A Will to Preach" on SC-ETV featuring St.Luke's

 Our October 2019 event featuring Dr. Will Willimon and Dr. Catherine Meeks has been featured in the documentary film "A Will to Preach" produced by SC-ETV. From SC-ETV: "In the program, Reverend Doctor William H. Willimon accepts an invitation from a young clergyman to guest preach at a small Episcopal church in Salisbury, North Carolina. The congregation is planning a weekend discussing racism and Rev. Willimon will deliver the sermon that culminates the weekend. Compounding the challenge of speaking about a sensitive subject, the Episcopal Church's assigned scripture for that Sunday does not appear to offer anything on racism. How will Willimon take the allotted biblical text and connect it to the topic, at a church of a different denomination, in a town he does not know?"

Our Ongoing
Efforts & Initiatives


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.