Category: Community Engagement

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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Event Information

February 22nd, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Online (ZOOM)

January-May, we will gather on the specified Monday at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the monthly book read. There will be some guided questions as well as space for you to share your thoughts about the book. We will meet for approximately an hour and a half. All are welcome.

Monday, February 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.

HRI-Sponsored – The Emancipation of Evan Walls by Jeffrey Blount

EVAN WALLS IS TERRIFIED by the birth of his first child because he doesn’t want her to suffer the isolation he had as a child. Seeing his torment, his wife, Izzy, prods him to explain. He tells of being a black child growing up in the racially charged 1960s. Inspired to overcome the racism and class status imposed on blacks, he dreams of a life bigger than that lived by most everyone he knows in the small Virginia town of Canaan.

This group will be facilitated by Adrian Luxmoore

Zoom Information:

Meeting ID: 942 6509 9761 | Passcode: 578123


Upcoming Book Clubs on Mondays in 2021 –

January 25th @ 7:00 p.m.MESSENGER by Liz Keller Whitehurst facilitated by Keli Shipley Cooper
February 22nd @ 7:00 p.m. |  HRI-Sponsored – The Emancipation of Evan Walls by Jeffrey Blount facilitated by Adrian Luxmoore
March 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion facilitated by Kia J Bentley
April 19th @ 7:00 p.m. | Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya facilitated by Sarah Nolan
May 17th @ 7:00 p.m.Practicing Imperfection by Rev. Dr. Charles T. Dupree facilitated by Charlie Dupree

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February 21st, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Online (Zoom)

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Stone Soup is an annual micro-fundraiser dinner based on the story of stone soup, in which many people give a little to make a soup that feeds everyone. Each attendee at Stone Soup pays a donation of $15 for a bowl of soup. We also accept donations from those who cannot attend or want to give more. All the donations are pooled together and divided evenly among the three organizations working in our community.

We ask each of the organizations to give a presentation during dinner about a specific project they would fund if given a grant of $500. The goal each year is to raise a total of $1,500.

Stone Soup will be held online through Zoom on Sunday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m. You will be able to pick up your soup to go from St. Paul’s on Sunday, February 21st between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. We will also be delivering to Westminster Canterbury and Imperial Plaza.

This year, the three organizations are recipients of grants from the St. Paul’s Covid-19 Relief Fund (Birdhouse Farmer’s Market, Shalom Farms, and The Underground Kitchen Community Project). While you are enjoying your soup, each organization will give a short presentation on their work during the pandemic and how a grant from Stone Soup can help them do more. The entire program should last about an hour.

Even though we can’t be together in person this year, it will be a spirit-filled evening that you won’t want to miss.

Below you can order soup, sign up for raffle tickets, or just make a donation to the event. If you have questions about the event, e-mail Laura Carr.

All orders must be received by February 15th. We are no longer accepting Soup Orders, but you can still purchase raffle tickets.

RAFFLE TICKETS AND DONATIONS  (Please note in the memo if you are purchasing raffle tickets or just sending a donation).

Click Here for Zoom Link to Join Gathering

Join by Phone: 1-301-715-8592 | Meeting ID: 936 9842 7403 | Passcode: 644891

Stone Soup Raffle Tickets

You can purchase 1 ticket for $5 or 3 tickets for $10. Click the link above to make a purchase.

The winner will receive: Slate lazy Susan serving tray, a bottle of Pinot Noir, A Taste of Virginia Through the Garden Gate cookbook, botanic plants apron, I love Jesus cocktail napkins, and two stemmed wine glasses.

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January 12th, 2021 at 6:00 pm

This 90- minute virtual presentation by Keith Edwards is designed to help those who aspire to be allies for social justice to learn, reflect, develop themselves, and move toward action to be more consistent, effective, and sustainable aspiring allies for social justice.

Tuesday, January 12th at 6:00 p.m. – Keynote Address by Keith Edwards | CLICK HERE to RSVP.

Tuesdays in February at 6:00 p.m. – Four Deep Dive Sessions

E-mail Director of Community Engagement, Lynn Williams, with questions or for more information.

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