Ongoing groups and classes
Updated July 2016
If you find it interesting when you hear Greek words mentioned in a sermon, you might consider joining us for Biblical Greek on Mondays at 4 p.m. in the library. We study the coming week's New Testament lessons in the original koine Greek, and sometimes the Old Testament lessons in their Greek translation, the Septuagint. We take turns reading and translating, and we discuss the text almost word by word, usually finding far more questions than answers. All levels are welcome, whether you can translate at sight, want to learn Greek, or just want to slow down your reading of Scripture and talk about Greek words. Knowledge of the Greek alphabet is helpful, but not necessary. There's no need to do homework or come every week, and we have interlinear Greek texts and reference materials available. It's best to email before attending to confirm that we're meeting as scheduled.
Contact: Beth H.
EPIC Moms (Episcopal Parishes in Community to support Moms) is a gathering for moms of children infancy to elementary school. Meetings will be held two Tuesdays a month from 9:30-11:30 that include breakfast, fellowship, speakers, and occasional crafts. Childcare will be provided. The meeting on the second Tuesday of the month will take place at St. Paul’s downtown (815 E Grace St Richmond, VA 23219) and meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month will take place at Christ Church, Glen Allen (5000 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059). Registration is $65/semester or $120/year. Scholarships are available on request. For more information, to register, or to RSVP contact Michele Burt.
Contact: Michele Burt
Exploring the Faith
New to the church, new to the Episcopal Church, a cradle Episcopalian, or you just want a refresher? Exploring the Faith is for everyone to learn, renew, and tackle tough questions. Bring your doubts, fears, and curiosities—this is a lively trip through our corporate and individual faith in a relaxed, conversational style taught by our clergy, the Reverend Wallace Adams-Riley and the Reverend Molly Bosscher in five sessions on Sunday mornings at 10:10 (4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/22).
Contact: Pete Nunnally
wednesday center, Supper, and spirit
Each Wednesday evening we have a centering prayer service (Center) at 6 p.m. followed by a free dinner and book discussion at 7 p.m. Come for Center and the book discussion, or just come to one or the other. You don't have to have read the book or short story to participate! We are currently reading The Wisdom Jesus (May 11, 18) and will read selections from a collection of short stories called God: Stories from May 25-June 29. Please join us when you can for intelligent and friendly discussions!
Foyer Groups provide parishioners with the opportunity to get to know each other over the course of a year through hosting and being guests in each other's homes. New this year: Foyer Suppers will begin in November and will include a theme to harmonize with our ministries The groups meet once a month on the third Sunday of each month from November through April or May. Group size ranges from 10 to 14 people. The host for the month provides the main dish and makes calls or sends emails to the other group members to ask them to bring a side dish, wine, bread, desert, or salad. Register online here (the deadline is October 18).
Contact: Helen Ilnicky or Missy Benson
Sometimes it’s good to just hang with the guys. Every month the guys of St. Paul’s gather to socialize, tell stories (and some lies), and enjoy each other's company. We meet either for breakfast at the church, or dinner at someone’s house. Our next meeting is June 2, 6:30 p.m. at The Diamond for a Squirrels game.
Contact: Tim Baird
Moms' Dinner Group
This group of moms meet once a month, September through May, for supper and fellowship.
Contact: Christie Montgomery
PRAYER & REFLECTION
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. in the Library, with coffee. This group meets weekly for prayer and reflection on the week’s Gospel lesson. The group discusses what the lesson means for their lives in the week.
Contact: Harry Burt
PUB THEOLOGY RVA
Pub Theology RVA meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. This dynamic group spans the demographic, political, religious, and philosophical spectrum. Each month we meet to discuss one or two "tough questions" while enjoying good food and beer. Follow our blog at pubtheologyrva.org for meeting locations and previews of our monthly topic.
Contact: Brian Levey or JJ Flores
The Quick and the Dead (young adults)
Summer events: winery and brewery tour on Saturday, July 23 and a rafting trip on Saturday, August 20. “Young adult" is a squishy term—if you feel like a young adult, come join us! We meet once a month to relax and have fun. We’re pretty food-centric, so we’re usually trying out restaurants and bars, having picnics in parks, and generally squeezing the best out of this great city. Child care is available also, so please let us know if you need it!
Contact: Pete Nunnally
Women of a Certain Age
Women of a Certain Age meets at 12:00 noon at the Patrick Henry Pub (2300 E. Broad) on the first Tuesday of every month. Join us for good company and conversation.
Contact: Jeanelle Moritz
Women of a Certain Age Evening Edition
Women of a Certain Age Evening Edition meets the last Wednesday of each month (September through May) for wine, fellowship, and conversation about our faith journey. Meetings are at Travinia in Willow Lawn, starting at 6 p.m.
Contact: Michelle Walker