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When:
July 2nd, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Where:
ONLINE - ZOOM

Next gathering Thursday, July 2nd – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s is co-hosting with Second Presbyterian Church a Faith on Tap Series every other Thursday through Zoom (online). Faith on Tap is an opportunity for people to gather with their beverage of choice and discuss topics with one another through a faith-based lens. We invite you to join us for this ecumenical gathering to share in collective conversation with our neighbors down the street from our own homes.

The recent murder of George Floyd at the hands of police reveals again the deep racial wounds of our society. This a significant time for us to reflect faithfully, sincerely, and honestly on our connection to the racial wounds and God’s desire for justice for all. As an expression of renewed and heightened commitment to this cause, Second Presbyterian has challenged each member to participate in a 21-day exploration into faith and racial justice. The 21-day Challenge is a first step in our re-commitment to actively participate in dismantling systemic racism. Faith on Tap will introduce and explore this opportunity and discuss what it can mean for our life and faith.

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When:
June 18th, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Where:
ONLINE - ZOOM
Every other Thursday @ 5:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s is co-hosting with Second Presbyterian Church a Faith on Tap Series every other Thursday through Zoom (online). Faith on Tap is an opportunity for people to gather with their beverage of choice and discuss topics with one another through a faith-based lens. We invite you to join us for this ecumenical gathering to share in collective conversation with our neighbors down the street from our own homes.
Next gathering Thursday, June 18th – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
As we approach the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment this summer, Barbara Batson of Second Presbyterian and Beth O’Leary of St. Paul’s will discuss the woman suffrage campaign in the U.S., Virginia, and Richmond. The battle—pro and con—was hard-fought with political, social, and religious arguments.
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Meeting ID: 982 3445 5983
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Please contact Keli Shipley Cooper by e-mail with any questions.

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When:
July 16th, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Where:
ONLINE - ZOOM

Every other Thursday @ 5:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s is co-hosting with Second Presbyterian Church a Faith on Tap Series every other Thursday through Zoom (online). Faith on Tap is an opportunity for people to gather with their beverage of choice and discuss topics with one another through a faith-based lens. We invite you to join us for this ecumenical gathering to share in collective conversation with our neighbors down the street from our own homes.

Next gathering Thursday, July 16th – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Topic: As we continue to cope with COVID-19, St. Paul’s parishioner Anne Hayes will facilitate a discussion about her recent article on the Richmond faith community’s response to the 1918 flu pandemic and the Jack Williams memorial window at St. Paul’s. Share your thoughts on how our experience today compares and ways we can support one another during this challenging time.

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Meeting ID: 982 3445 5983
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When:
June 24th, 2020 at 10:00 am
Where:
ONLINE - ZOOM

Wednesdays in June @ 10:00 a.m. on ZOOM

June 3rd | 10th | 17th | 24th

Co-facilitated by David Hoover and Jonathan Wight

Each Wednesday in June (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th) at 10:00 a.m., we will gather for contemplative prayer. Meditation and specifically contemplative prayer is an ancient spiritual practice where we let go—we quiet our mind to rest in God’s presence.

Parishioners David Hoover and Jonathan Wight will be our facilitators. We will begin our time with a short reading followed by silent meditation. There will be an optional time afterward to reflect on your experience.

Join us for one or all four of these opportunities. No registration nor experience meditating is required. All are welcome.

Zoom Information: https://zoom.us/j/95392988092?pwd=R2xkbDRNbEJIUnUvV0ZKWCtSMGovQT09

To join by phone: find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeuAKzZj4U
Meeting ID: 953 9298 8092
Password: 386360

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When:
July 28th, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Where:
ONLINE - ZOOM

Discussion on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Join us this summer for a monthly book club.

In June, July, and August, we will gather on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the book. There will be some guided questions as well as a space for you to share what you liked or didn’t like about the book. We will meet for approximately an hour and a half. All are welcome.

We invite you to read Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer this month and join us for a discussion facilitated by Sarah Nolan on Tuesday, July 28th at 7:00 p.m.

RSVP HERE – (not required but helpful).

June: Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler
Discussion facilitated by Keli Shipley Cooper on Tuesday, June 23rd @ 7:00 p.m.

July: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Discussion facilitated by Sarah Nolan on Tuesday, July 28th @ 7:00 p.m.

August: The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
Discussion facilitated by Keli Shipley Cooper on Tuesday, August 25th @ 7:00 p.m.

ZOOM Link: https://zoom.us/j/91647805285?pwd=TlRuY0dySjcrV2VxVnhJaUN6NWNpdz09
Meeting ID: 916 4780 5285 // Password: 056894

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When:
June 15th, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Where:
ONLINE ZOOM

Mondays in June | 8th | 15th | 22nd | 29th

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

SMALL GROUP is FULL. REGISTRATION is CLOSED.

What is the relationship between religion and politics and the church? The role of faith is crucial to public policy. It can serve as a weapon to divide and create fear, or as an inclusive force to advance justice and equality. Join us as we read articles and explore the role of faith in politics and public policy.

This group will be led by Christopher West. Chris is a member of St. Paul’s and works as a state government lobbyist in capitol square.

SMALL GROUP is FULL. REGISTRATION is CLOSED.

Articles for each week:
June 8 | Obama’s 2006 Speech on Faith and Politics (New York Times)
June 15 |  William C. Mims Column: “What does the Third Commandment have to do with politics?” (Richmond Times Dispatch)
June 22 | “How do Christian’s Fit Into the Two-Party System? They Don’t” by Timothy Keller (New York Times)
June 29 | “Episcopalians differ on Church’s activism and mixing faith and politics” by David Paulsen (Episcopal News Service)

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When:
June 4th, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Where:
ONLINE - ZOOM

The Cross and The Lynching Tree

THURSDAY, JUNE 4th @ 5:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s is co-hosting with Second Presbyterian Church a Faith on Tap Series every other Thursday through Zoom (online). Faith on Tap is an opportunity for folks to gather with their beverage of choice and discuss topics with one another through a faith-based lens. We invite you to join us for this ecumenical gathering to share in collective conversation with our neighbors down the street from our own homes.

During our next Faith on Tap, Roger Gench, Theologian in Residence at Second Presbyterian Church, will lead us through a conversation of the book The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone. Roger will provide an overview of the book and then lead a discussion on a selection of quotes. We invite you to join us- all are welcome. Reading the book is not required.

The Cross and The Lynching Tree by Rev. Dr. James Cone: “The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work (2013), theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk.”

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Meeting ID: 982 3445 5983
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Please contact Keli Shipley Cooper by e-mail with any questions.

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When:
May 21st, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Where:
Online ZOOM Meeting

St. Paul’s is co-hosting with Second Presbyterian Church a Faith on Tap Series every other Thursday through Zoom (online). Faith on Tap is an opportunity for folks to gather with their beverage of choice and discuss topics with one another through a faith-based lens. We invite you to join us for this ecumenical gathering to share in collective conversation with our neighbors down the street from our own homes.

Our next gathering together is Thursday, May 21st @ 5:00 p.m. John Moser, professor emeritus of urban studies and planning at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will summarize Richmond’s racial history from the 1900s to the present while leaving ample room for discussion. He has learned that “Richmonders tend to know a bit more about the 18th and 19th centuries than they do the 20th and early 21st centuries.” Join us for our continued ecumenical discussion of racism, justice, and the city of Richmond.

Join Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98234455983?pwd=Y2IrRmpBUWl5N3ZaT3YvbFQ2MERVZz09

Call in by phone: 19292056099, 123456#
Meeting ID: 982 3445 5983
Password: 123456

Please contact Keli Shipley Cooper by e-mail with any questions.

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