Category: Community Engagement

Event Information

When:
September 20th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
ONLINE (Zoom)

We invite you to join us for our monthly book club. The books for this fall will be based on the summer book reads suggested by our Community Engagement Committee. These books address topics of food security, global justice, and racial justice. Different members of this committee will facilitate the conversation each month.

This month we will be discussing Born a Crime by Trevor Noah facilitated by Barbara Holley and Michelle Walker

If you are interested in joining us for one, two, or all the book clubs, please REGISTER HERE. A zoom link will be provided upon filling out this form.

Book Club | Third Mondays | 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Zoom
September 20th | Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, facilitated by Barbara Holley and Michelle Walker
October 18th | Animal, Vegetable, Junk by Mark Bittman, facilitated by Sheena Mackenzie and Matthew Cole
November 15th | Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson, facilitated by Sue Bland and Gwynn Crichton
December 20th | A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and Ginger Knowlton, facilitated by Matt and Will Stehle

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Welcome 381 Movement!

Dear Friends, Over the past year, St. Paul’s Community Engagement ministry (formerly Outreach) engaged in a strategic discernment process, building upon decades of thoughtful and responsive ministry to the community. Our goal was to review and envision how we can continue to be responsive to the changing needs of our time, by identifying our assets […]

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Event Information

When:
March 25th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom)

For the 2021 Lenten Speaker Series, St. Paul’s is featuring various poets and artists who will reflect on the concept of journey and journeying together during this season of pandemic and political turmoil.

This week’s speaker is Richmond’s 2021 and first-ever Poet Laureate, Douglas Powell (aka Roscoe Burnems).

Douglas Powell/Roscoe Burnems is Richmond, VA’s first poet laureate. He is also a published author, spoken-word artist, comedian, educator, father, and husband who has dedicated his craft to entertaining and enlightening. As a career poet, he has become a National Poetry Slam Champion, two-time southern regional finalist, Tedx Youth speaker, and the star of the first poetry and comedy special streaming on Amazon Prime, entitled Traumedy. Website: roscoeb.webs.com.

Click here to register. You can sign up for just one or all of our speaker webinars. All sessions will be recorded and available on our main events page below for one week following the presentation.

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When:
February 25th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom Webinar)

For the 2021 Lenten Speaker Series, St. Paul’s is featuring various poets and artists who will reflect on the concept of journey and journeying together during this season of pandemic and political turmoil.

Our first speaker is Public Artist and Muralist Hamilton Glass.

Hamilton Glass’s career as an artist stems from his architecture and design background. Despite working in the architecture field for 7 years, his passion for public art pushed him to start a career as an artist. Public art has always been a big influence and inspiration to Hamilton, because of its power to influence and inspire the surrounding community. With every opportunity Hamilton is given to create, he tries to convey a message that connects his art to the community. Using his background in architecture, he creates images that reference architectural drafting practices, which are represented in the sharp lines, scale, and balance of the piece. The bright colors and unpredictable lines and shapes are used to convey energy and movement in each piece. Hamilton is always looking to use his art as an inspiration and healing tool in the community, as well as being a great example of a working black artist. Website: whosham.com.

Click here to register. You can sign up for just one or all of our speaker webinars.

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Black History Month | Recommended Reading

Lynn Blankman | History & Reconciliation Initiative Steering Committee Member Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward. This memoir by the award-winning author of Sing, Unburied, Sing is structured around the lives of five young men in her Mississippi community, who all die young due to the effects of systemic racism. Beautifully written. Reverend Ben Campbell  […]

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MardiBras RVA 2021 – Working Together with our Neighbors

Did you know that women that are incarcerated need to buy their own underwear, bras, and feminine products? One of our COVID Relief grantees, Into the Neighborhood, is doing its best to help provide these items to incarcerated women in our area. For the months of February and March, we will be helping Into the […]

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