Category: Parish Life

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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 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.
 
Next gathering Thursday, June 18th – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
We will be discussing Women’s Suffrage. Second Presbyterian parishioner Barbara Batson will share in discussion with St. Paul’s parishioner Beth O’Leary. More details to come.
 
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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When:
June 10th, 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:
June 23rd, 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 Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler this month and join us for a discussion facilitated by Keli Shipley Cooper on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

June: Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler
Discussion led 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 8th, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Where:
ONLINE ZOOM

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

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

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.

  • We will meet each Monday of June (8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th) at 7:00 p.m.
  • We have availability for 20 people to participate.
  • Registration ends on Sunday, June 7th, or when the group is full.

To Register: https://faithandpolitics.pushpayevents.com/

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.”

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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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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