Category: Community Engagement
Join Chris Graham on October 15 as he walks with a group of St. Paul’s parishioners on the Slave Trail. We will meet at 9:00 AM at St. Paul’s. Walk the trail together and then come back to the church for lunch and discussion. We should conclude our time together by 12:30 PM. RSVP Required.Read More
The LGBTQI+ community of St Paul’s will be celebrating Richmond Pride with a potluck on Friday night, September 23 at 6:30 pm at the Southside home of Bill Roberts and David Hoover. If you identify as LGBTQI+, plan to gather for a time of fellowship and fun. Bill and David will provide ham and drinks. Please bring a dish to share. Hope you will join us! RSVP to David Hoover.Read More
815 E. Grace Street
Join us Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m. for our first Community Engagement Book Discussion of the Fall. We will be reading Rust- A Memoir of Steel and Grit by Eliese Goldbach. The discussion will be Facilitated by Barbara Holley and Lynn Blankman.
This gathering will be in-person in the Palmore Room.
The Community Engagement Summer Book reads will host book discussion groups this Fall. Please join us for lively conversations about the summer reads. Book and group dates are as follows:
September 28th – Rust- A Memoir of Steel and Grit by Eliese Goldbach, Facilitated by Barbara Holley and Lynn Blankman
October 26th – The Home Place – Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham, Facilitated by Rev. Gwynn Crichton and Steve Otto
November 16th – How the Other half Eats: The untold Story of Food and Inequality in America by Priya Fielding-Singh, PhD, Facilitated by Anne Dobson and Sheena McKenzie
December 14th – Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, Facilitated by Matt Stehle and Mary Hayden Stehle
815 E. Grace Street
St. Paul’s Community Engagement is partnering with Mom’s Demand Action to host their next organizing meeting. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about what this group is doing to address issues of Gun Violence on a legislative level. You can turn your grief and frustration into positive action! Please join us on Monday, July 11, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to learn how you can be part of Richmond Moms Demand Action. There is a place for everyone whether you have just a little time to offer or a lot. CLICK HERE to register.Read More
Join facilitators Dr. Christine Luckritz Marquis and Dr. David Coogan on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 pm on Zoom for an engaging conversation with Jamie Manson about reproductive rights.
OUR CONVERSATION PARTNER: Jamie Manson, President of Catholics for Choice
Jamie Manson is President of Catholics for Choice. For over fifteen years she has been a thought leader and advocate in the field of women’s equality and reproductive rights in the Catholic Church and the public square. For 12 years, she was a columnist at the National Catholic Reporter where she was one of the few openly LGBTQ journalists in the Catholic media in the world. She was an often-solitary voice for reproductive freedom and justice and was one of the first to sound the alarm about the right-wing push for religious freedom.
Jamie’s expertise in Catholicism and sexual ethics was first formed during her studies at Yale with her mentor, Margaret Farley. She edited and wrote the introduction to Changing the Questions: Explorations in Christian Ethics, a collection of writings by Margaret Farley (Orbis Books, 2015). Jamie has published op-eds in the New York Times, NBC Think, Ms. Magazine, and Rewire and has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, NPR, the LA Times, and CNN. She is the recipient of the Sr. Theresa Kane Woman of Vision and Courage Award.Read More
Sunday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom – We are changing things up with a different day of the week to make sure we could find a time to welcome Rabbi Michael Rose Knopf. Join facilitators Dr. Christine Luckritz Marquis and Dr. David Coogan for a timely and very important conversation with Rabbi Knopf on Faith, Culture and Anti-Semitism.
Named by The Forward as one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis,” Rabbi Michael Rose Knopf is the spiritual leader of Temple Beth-El in Richmond, Virginia. He is a leading advocate for multifaith collaboration, an activist for social justice and global human rights, the host of JCast Network’s PopTorah podcast, the author of Thirty Days of Liberation: Pathways for Personal and Social Transformation Inspired by the Book of Exodus, and editor of No Time for Neutrality: American Rabbinic Voices From an Era of Upheaval.
Registration required. CLICK HERE to Register.Read More
815 E. Grace St.
The Stories We Tell | This Wednesday we welcome author, Sadeqa Johnson, who will kick off the first of three talks she will share with us.
Author of the highly acclaimed Yellow Wife and a National Book Club Conference Award Winner, Sadeqa Johnson is the international best-selling and award-winning author of four novels. Johnson’s moving book resonates with audiences as we still grapple with issues of race today. She also teaches fiction writing for the MFA program at Drexel University. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives near Richmond, Virginia with her husband and three children.
Join us this Wednesday, March 9 from 12 -12:45 p.m. More details about our speaker series: www.stpaulsrva.org/lent2022.
LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES – SADEQA JOHNSON | Wednesday, March 9th at 12:00 p.m.
This video will only be available live – there will not be a recording available for later viewing.
The Annual Meeting will be held in person next Sunday, February 20th following worship (11:30 a.m.). It will also be live-streamed for those of you who are unable to attend in person.Read More