Category: Events

Event Information

When:
April 20th, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Enneagram Small Group

Monday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m., April 20, 27, May 4, 11, and 18.

Over the course of five weeks, we will learn what the Enneagram is, explore each of the nine types, and process how to apply it to our lives. Local Enneagram teacher, Rose Estes, will facilitate the book study. You can purchase the book we will be using, The Road Back to You, as well as the “The Road Back to You Study Guide” online, at a local bookstore, or from the church ($20 for one copy of each).

Please sign up in the gathering area of the parish house or email Keli Cooper at kshipleycooper@stpaulsrva.org. Please also indicate while signing up if you would like to purchase the books from the church. Registration ends Sunday, April 12! More information about this small group coming soon.

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Event Information

When:
March 11th, 2020 at 11:45 am
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel our remaining Lenten Series services and lunches for the 2020 season.

The Lenten Lunch Series has been a part of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Richmond Community for over 100 years. Our goals are three-fold:

• Have a delicious lunch!
• Bring the broader community together in a way that builds loving and supportive relationships
• Cultivate a space for spiritual thinking and simple worship during the season of Lent.

The 2020 Series brings together five speakers who will address the themes of unity, pluralism, religious thought, and difference. They will speak from their own contexts as women, men, leaders, parents, teachers, and “regular people” about the ways in which we are called to be in relationship. Specifically, they will explore these topics through the lenses of their own faith perspectives and religious traditions. What do the various religions say or not say about the value of living together on this planet AND being of different minds on various topics? How can we work toward unity while celebrating difference?

During the season of Lent, a season of growth and reflection, the St. Paul’s community invites you to come, eat, be together, and hear what our preachers and speakers have to say about “leaning into love.”

2020 Speaker Schedule

March 4 The Rt. Reverend Jennifer Brooke-Davidson
March 11 Dr. Archana Pathak
March 18 Rabbi Michael Knopf
March 25 The Rev. Amy Starr Redwine
April 1 The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff

For more information about our speakers and for lunch menus, please click here.

We will offer six Wednesday lunches, starting Ash Wednesday, February 26. (On Ash Wednesday, there will be no speaker, but we will have a service in the Sanctuary at 12:30 p.m. with the Imposition of Ashes, as well as Ashes on the Go and an evening service. Please see our Ash Wednesday event for full details.)

Lunch Schedule

We are back to TWO lunch seatings this year! The first lunch seating will run from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., followed by the Speaker and Service from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. The second seating will immediately follow from 1:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Carryout lunches will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Get Involved!

If you are interested in volunteering with the lunch program, please click the respective the links below.

Dining Room wait staff and beverage pourers: click HERE
Middle Kitchen food servers: click HERE
Dish Scrapers: click HERE

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Event Information

When:
April 17th, 2020
Where:
Shrine Mont
Orkney Springs, VA

Update: Parish Retreat 2020 Canceled

All, we have been in talks with Shrine Mont about our scheduled parish retreat and, due to the ongoing pandemic, we are canceling it for this year. For those of you who registered, there are opportunities for a full refund, a partial refund with a donation made to Shrine Mont, or to donate the full registration cost to Shrine Mont.

We, like you, were looking forward to this annual opportunity for connectedness and reflection — but, for the safety of everyone concerned, canceling is the most prudent and wise choice at this time. Thank you for your understanding — and let’s continue to stay connected online, through virtual meetings, while we learn how to be ChurchAway: church during the time of Corona.

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Event Information

When:
December 24th, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Sanctuary
815 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Christmas services at St. Paul’s will be:

December 24, Christmas Eve
4 pm – Children’s Pageant with Holy Communion
10 pm – Candlelight Communion with Choir (prelude at 9:30 pm)

December 25, Christmas Day
10 am – Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Carols

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Event Information

When:
February 28th, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Where:
Roslyn Retreat Center

What is the Women’s Retreat?

Our annual Women’s Retreat provides a space for women of all ages to gather together. We spend the weekend engaging in conversation, practicing yoga, sharing meals, praying, and sharing a space with one another.

We will begin the weekend on Friday evening with an informal social hour where we invite people to bring snacks and beverages to share. We will split our time on Saturday between a variety of programming, free time to explore about Roslyn Retreat Center, and an evening Holy Eucharist. We conclude the weekend on Sunday morning with our last session of programming and morning prayer.

We invite you to join us for our 2020 Retreat: “Pulling It Together: In Search of Wholeness,”* where we will explore moments that oppose the centrifugal forces that tear us apart including quiet time alone, contemplative prayer and other spiritual practices, music, and yoga. We will find ways to pull ourselves together with the “golden repair” that can only truly be found in spiritual pursuits.

The cost the retreat is $175 per person, which includes lodging for Friday and Saturday nights, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. For those who wish to stay at home on Friday and Saturday night instead of at Roslyn overnight, there is an option for a commuter fee of $75. This includes programming, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Scholarship support is available and can be requested through the registration form.

Registration is open now through Sunday, January 12th. Registration is online HERE. We will also have an iPad (for payments) in the gathering area of the Parish House on Sundays, January 5th and 12th. Please email Keli Shipley Cooper for questions about registration at kshipleycooper@stpaulsrva.org.

*About wholeness

In her book Gift from the Sea, author Anne Morrow Lindbergh writes “Woman’s life today is tending more and more toward the state of … ‘Zerrissenheit – torn-to-pieces-hood.’ This state of Zerrisenheit is one that most women can identify with but as Lindbergh notes, “She cannot live perpetually in ‘Zerrissenheit.’ She will be shattered into a thousand pieces.”

About the Facilitators

Program Facilitator: Tammy Shackelford

Tammy Shackelford is a cradle Episcopalian, baptized in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and confirmed in 1979 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Tammy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech/Theatre from Kansas State University. She earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Non-Profit Arts Management from Virginia Tech in 1988. Tammy has worked for non-profit organizations throughout Richmond for over 25 years in fundraising, marketing, and public relations. Tammy has served as Stewardship Coordinator for St. Paul’s and All Saints Episcopal Churches and as Director of Christian Education for St. John’s and Emmanuel Brook Hill. She has also served on the Diocese of Virginia’s stewardship committee and led workshops on Spiritual Gifts Discovery, Creative Bible Journaling, and women’s retreats.

Tammy is currently the Director of Development & Community Relations for GraceInside, providing chaplains to Virginia’s correctional facilities. She and her husband, Rob Feild, have four children, Anne (31), Laura (26), Jesse (23), and Jack (18). When not at work, Tammy enjoys participating in an EFM group at St. Paul’s, crocheting, paper crafts, creative journaling, and learning the violin.

Yoga Instructor: Tighe Easterly Antrim

Tighe Easterly Antrim is a lifetime Virginian who attended St. Catherine’s before going on to higher education at Hollins University, University of Richmond, and VCU. She also attended Bikram Yoga College of India. She has been married for 45 years to Hugh, and they have 3 children (Mary, Bettie and Hugh) and 8 grandchildren, with a 9th on the way! Tighe has taught in a wide variety of settings, including being a middle-school English teacher, a nursery school teacher, and a yoga teacher in both studio and after-school settings.

Tighe is a very positive person to whom a healthy lifestyle (including lots of fruits, vegetables, running, walking, and, of course, yoga) and helping others be healthy are very important. She loves meeting new people, being a grandmother, practicing yoga with children, reading good books, watching good movies, being around cats and dogs, cooking, and hanging out with her family (most especially, Hugh).

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Event Information

When:
February 9th, 2020
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Following the Way: The Camino de Santiago

(Sunday, February 9 at 5 p.m., St. Paul’s Parish Hall)

On Sunday, February 9th, join fellow parishioner, Wilson Whitehurst, as he shares his thirty-five day, 470-mile pilgrimage story. We will gather for a presentation in the Parish Hall at 5:00 p.m. followed by a light reception with food and beverages (the Whitehursts are even bringing some Spanish wine to share!).

The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) is a pilgrimage walk across Northern Spain that dates back to the ninth century. Each year, 300,000 pilgrims from all over the world are called to this journey of stunning vistas and natural beauty that challenges the body, opens the mind, and enriches the soul.

RSVPs are encouraged (but not required) by Thursday, February 6th. You can sign up on a sheet located in the gathering area of the parish house or email Keli Shipley Cooper at kshipleycooper@stpaulsrva.org.

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Event Information

When:
January 18th, 2020 at 11:00 am
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Join the St. Paul’s community in welcoming our new rector, the Rev. Charlie Dupree. This service will feature festive music for brass and organ, great preaching, and a fabulous reception. Come together with the people of St. Paul’s to celebrate this new chapter! Childcare is provided.

Our guest preacher for this event is Dr. Alisha Lola Jones. Dr. Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University (Bloomington). Dr. Jones is a graduate of University of Chicago (Ph.D.), Yale Divinity School (M.Div.), Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM), and Oberlin Conservatory (B.M.). She is a council member of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s council and the SEM liaison to the American Academy of Religion. Additionally, as a performer-scholar, she consults seminaries and arts organizations on curriculum, programming, and content development.

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