Liturgy of the Longest Night, Live-streamed Holy Eucharist | Monday, December 21st @ 7 p.m.
This year, we will experience the Advent-Christmas season like no other as the covid-19 pandemic continues, disrupting our traditions and limiting our ability to travel and gather with our families and loved ones. For those for whom Christmas is already a painful, difficult and lonely time of year, this will be an especially hard Christmas. The Liturgy of the Longest Night, also known as “Blue Christmas,” is symbolically held on the Winter Solstice (December 21st or thereabouts), coinciding with the Feast Day for St. Thomas the Apostle (“Doubting Thomas”). This service creates a space to recognize and hold space for our own Thomist-like struggles of doubt during the darkness before Christmas faced by those living with loss and grief as we together wait in hope and longing for the Eternal Word Made Flesh to be born anew in our weary hearts and world. Please join us for this special live-streamed service (link to the video and live stream will be posted here on the day of service).Read More
815 E. Grace Street
Please join us, Saturday, December 5th at 10:00 a.m., as we walk, watch and wait, witness and pray to God for Christ to be born anew into our hearts, our community, and all creation this Advent season. We will meet in St. Paul’s Memorial Garden, and we will walk quietly together to and around Capitol Square, stopping at designated prayer stations to read poems and prayers, concluding on the front steps of St. Paul’s. The walk will be easy with some hills and about 1.25 miles in length.
Limit 15 people and reservation required. You can reserve your spot HERE.
*Note change of location from the location named in Advent Calendar.
In the case of inclement weather, alternative date will be Saturday, December 12th at 10 a.m. Contact Rev. Gwynn for additional information HERE.Read More
by Rev. Charlie Dupree Francis is one of my favorite saints. He is typically associated with animals and creation. Underlying these associations with nature is humility – a stepping aside from the “ways of the world.” St. Francis was doing his thing in the latter part of the twelfth century. It was a time when […]Read More
Join us Wednesday, September 30th at 12:00 p.m. on the front steps of St. Paul’s to remember the 200,000+ persons who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and offer prayers for healing. Will be also be streamed on Facebook Live.Read More
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.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98234455983?pwd=Y2IrRmpBUWl5N3ZaT3YvbFQ2MERVZz09
Call in by phone: 19292056099, 123456#
Meeting ID: 982 3445 5983
Please contact Keli Shipley Cooper by e-mail with any questions.Read More
Wednesdays Mornings @ 10:00 a.m. on ZOOM
Facilitated by staff and parishioners, we begin our time in silence followed by an opening reading, 20-minutes of silent meditation, and an optional time to share with one another. We end by 10:45 a.m.
Meditation and specifically contemplative prayer is an ancient spiritual practice where we let go— we quiet our mind to rest in God’s presence. No registration nor experience meditating is required. All are welcome.
Meeting ID: 992 0893 6039 // Password: 177762
If you have any questions or are interested in facilitating, e-mail the Director of Adult Faith Formation, Keli Shipley Cooper HERE.Read More
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 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.
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