Welcome Dinners

In an effort to facilitate relationship-building between Fr. Copeland and members of the congregation, the Search Committee is organizing “welcome dinners” for small groups of parishioners to enjoy fellowship with Fr. Copeland and Andrew.

To that end, we seek 8-10 hosts for these dinners. Hosts would be responsible for providing the space for the gathering and the main entrée; other guests should provide sides, desserts, etc. Fr. Copeland has requested that these be simple meals, and that each party be limited to 10 adults.

If you are willing to host a welcome dinner in your home between July 15 and October 15, please email or call Margy Stahr (; 704-310-1463) and provide the following information:

  • Up to three (3) dates on which you could host a gathering
  • Your address and phone number
  • The number of people (including members of your household) that you can accommodate (ideally 6-10 adults)
  • Whether or not you can accommodate children in addition to those adults

In general, we anticipate that these will be evening meals, although Saturday afternoons are also an option.

The Search Committee anticipates scheduling up to 10 dinners. Dates, times, and other details will be confirmed with hosts before a “sign up” for these dinners is circulated to the parish. Please indicate your willingness to host by Sunday, June 30.

We anticipate circulating sign-ups for these dinners to the parish between July 3-14. Please direct any questions to Margy at the email address / phone number above. Thanks!