Category: Children and Youth
217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845
We are currently full. CLICK HERE to put your name on the waitlist.
Annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs, VA from May 5th – May 7th, 2023.
Join us! This is a time when all are welcome to join us for a weekend in the mountains. The Rev. William Bradley Roberts D.M.A. (bio below) will be leading our programming, “Music, Icons, and the Contemplative Life.” There will be plenty of opportunities for fellowship and spending time in nature with one another- not to mention sharing meals! We have 100 spots available.
CLICK HERE to put your name on the waitlist
Limited financial assistance is available, please make sure to register and indicate in the additional questions section that you need a SCHOLARSHIP and choose “pay in person” or “pay with check” when completing your registration. Rev. Keli will follow up regarding assistance.
Adult and Youth (14+ yrs) (Shared Room): $215/ person
Adult and Youth (14+ yrs) (Individual Room): $275/ person
Children (4-13 yrs): $100
Children 3 and under: Free
There is a family cost cap (for two generations) of $650 which will be applied when the registration is completed.
FACILITATOR BIO – Rev. Bill Roberts
The Rev. William Bradley Roberts, DMA, is professor emeritus of church music at Virginia Theological Seminary. Prior to VTS, Bill was an Episcopal church musician for over thirty-five years. He is a composer, primarily of choral music, and author of the book Music and Vital Congregations. He and his husband David Hoover moved to Richmond three years ago, when Bill retired from VTS, in order to be nearer their son Seth Roberts, M.D., and his family. Bill does frequent workshops around the country and conducts the professional choral group Vox Humana, but his favorite area is helping others connect with the Holy Spirit in meditation.
LOCATION – Shrine Mont Conference and Retreat Center
Shrine Mont is a conference and retreat center located in Orkney Springs, a community in western Shenandoah County, Virginia. With accommodations for up to 550 people, we offer groups as well as individuals fun things to do, beautiful places to explore and abundant hospitality. At our heart is the Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration, the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia with public services held at 11:00 on Sundays from early April through mid-November. From workshops, conferences and music festivals, to family reunions and family vacations, parish weekends or an individual retreat, Shrine Mont is a great destination year around! (https://shrinemont.com/)
If you have questions about retreat programming, logistics and lodging contact Rev. Keli Shipley Cooper at 804-545-5405 or by e-mail. If you have any questions or need help with registration, contact Sarah Nolan at 804-545-5407 or by email.Read More
815 E. Grace Street
Join us as we celebrate May 1st and Spring with ice cream sundaes! We will gather in the Atrium following the 10:00 a.m. worship service. All your favorite toppings! Questions or if you would like to help contact Jenny Montgomery or Linda Willis.Read More
Holy Week & Easter Services
Join us! The Church will be open for prayer. Click here for details and offerings.Read More
Zoom Social Hour | January 30th at 5:00 p.m.
You’re invited to join us for a virtual social hour on Sunday, January 30th!
We will gather on Zoom from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and break out into a few small groups to introduce ourselves and answer some fun, guided questions. Come as you are – everyone is welcome!
For those of you who enjoyed virtual coffee hour you will not want to miss this! This is a great way to get to know other folks in the parish if you are new, curious about St. Paul’s or have been around for a while. Mark your calendars!
Join by computer, iPad or iphone: CLICK HERE
Join by phone call: +1 301 715 8592 | Meeting ID: 858 8347 1797 | Passcode: 930514
We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Keli Shipley Cooper.Read More
217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845
And there was evening and there was morning, the first day . . . (Genesis 1:5)
The rising and setting of the sun are physical, spiritual, and creative rhythms of our DNA. What does our own tradition tell us about the sacred mysteries of morning and evening? Join Charlie as he explores the rites, music, imagery, and poetry of the Episcopal tradition to unlock the subtle holiness of sun and moon, and how you can incorporate them into your own patterns of living and prayer.
Join us for our Annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs, VA on April 29th – May 1st. This is a time when all are welcome to join us for a weekend in the mountains. The Rev. Charlie Dupree will be leading our programming. There will be plenty of opportunities for fellowship and spending time in nature with one another- not to mention sharing meals! Due to COVID, we have a limited number of spaces available.
Registration is full. Please scroll down to put your name on the waiting list.
Costs for Registration
Single Occupancy ($180)
Double Occupancy (Shared Room – $130 per person)
Youth (13 to 17 yrs – $130)
Child (4 to 12 yrs – $60)
Child (0 to 3 yrs – $0)
There is a family cost cap of $350 which will be applied when the registration is completed. Childcare is available and you will be able to indicate in your registration if you would like to have childcare at any point in the weekend.
SCHOLARSHIPS: If you need a scholarship of any amount, please complete your registration, choose “pay in-person” and contact Rev. Keli Shipley Cooper regarding scholarships.
WAITING LIST FORM HERE | Registration is Full. Please fill out this form to be placed on the Waiting List. We will follow up with you if spots become available.
** We will continue to follow COVID safety precautions and develop protocol for the retreat as we get closer to the date, this includes requiring vaccination for those who are eligible. If you have any questions about this – please contact Rev. Keli Shipley Cooper.
If you have questions about retreat programming, logistics and lodging contact Rev. Keli Shipley Cooper. If you have any questions or need help with registration, contact Sarah Nolan.Read More
Christmas Eve and Christmas Services
Click for details on offerings and times. Scroll down for live stream videos.Read More
Homecoming Sunday | What’s Happening!
Join us September 12th | Click here to learn about Children’s Sunday School, Morning Meditation and more!Read More
Lent and Holy Week
We invite you to journey with St. Pauls through Lent and Holy Week. Click Here for more information.Read More
Christmas with St. Paul’s
Join Us Online for a Special Christmas Eve/Christmas Celebration! Scroll down or click here for more information.Read More
Join Us Online for a Special Christmas Eve/Christmas Celebration!
You can find our Service Bulletin with the order of service HERE.
We wanted to capture the spirit of Christmas in a meaningful way during this season when we are unable to all gather together in person. We know it is hard not to gather in person but hope this offering will invite you and your family into the holiness and joy of this season, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and his message of hope, peace, and love for our world.
Join us as we usher in the Christmas Season with the premiere of our Christmas Eve/Christmas film. Below are a couple of ways you can watch the service:
- Participate with the St. Paul’s family! We will host a viewing or “Watch” party on Facebook. This option is similar to Facebook Live and allows you to watch this pre-recorded video in real-time with others from St. Paul’s at the appointed times below. (Note: this is the same service just viewed at different times) – www.facebook.com/stpaulsrva.
- Christmas Eve, December 24th @ 4:00 p.m. on Facebook
- Christmas Eve, December 24th @ 9:00 p.m. on Facebook
- Christmas Day, December 25th @ 10:00 a.m. on Facebook
- Watch anytime! The Christmas video will be accessible on our YouTube Channel, on Facebook, and above on our website starting at 3:55 p.m. on Christmas Eve through the entire Christmas Season. Pop popcorn, mull some cider or make a little hot cocoa and gather around the Christmas tree to watch at a time that is convenient for you or re-watch whenever you want.