Category: Parish Life

Event Information

When:
December 16th, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
815 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

The December Foyer Dinner and Christmas Cookie exchange will be held Sunday, December 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

This month the Foyer dinner will be very casual; we know the holidays are busy! Drop in for few minutes of Christmas cheer or stay for the evening. Bring a batch of cookies to exchange, and enjoy a dinner of chili and cornbread, which we will provide. Water and tea will be available, as will wine and beer (for a suggested donation of $5 to cover costs).

We will also be collecting items for the Giving Tree in support of the Emmaus Ministry and Woodville School (items needed include: socks, hats, gloves & travel-sized toiletries for Emmaus, and new belts, stretch pants, sweatpants & t-shirts in youth sizes for Woodville).

Foyer Dinners are pot-luck dinners held the third Sunday of each month. They are a great time for fellowship, whether you are new to St. Paul’s or have been here for years. You can sign up on the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space, at this link: http://evite.me/8MR9b6NskP, or by calling the church office.

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The Advent Bookstore is Back!

The Advent Bookstore is back, and better than ever. Whether you’re into devotionals, hungering for some nonfiction, or looking for the right soundtrack to your season, St. Paul’s has got you covered. Take a look at our selections here! Fiction All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo […]

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Event Information

When:
December 11th, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
815 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

On Tuesday, December 11, at 5:30 p.m., The History and Reconciliation Initiative invites you to a viewing of the digital recordings of our March symposium and this past Spring’s visit of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. In these recordings, panelists discuss what racial reconciliation measures we can collectively take to “bend toward truth” in years to come.

The program will last approximately two hours. Please bring an hors d’oeuvre to share. If you are able, please add your name to the sign-up sheet outside Scott Hall if you plan to attend, so we may provide an appropriate-sized room.

We hope to see you there!

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Event Information

When:
December 8th, 2018 at 10:00 am
Where:
East End Cemetery
50 Evergreen Road
Richmond, VA 23223

On Saturday, December 8th @ 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m, the St. Paul’s Youngish Adults will be participating in the East End Cemetery Clean Up. This event was coordinated by Chris Graham.

The East End Cemetery is “the final resting place of an estimated 13,000 people, among them some of the most prominent black Richmonders of the turn of the 20th century.” However, due to “decades of neglect,” many of their graves have become obfuscated by trash, weeds, and other refuse. To learn more about East End, please click here.

You can make a difference, like the small bands of committed volunteers who have begun cleaning up the cemetery, by joining us for a few hours to untangle vines and uncover valuable Richmond history! Plus, stay afterwards to go and get some pizza and/or a beverage with us at Triple Crossing in Fulton!

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Event Information

When:
February 16th, 2019
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
815 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Please Save the Date for this season’s Winter Ball, to benefit and raise funds for our youth and youngish adult programs at the church. More details about this fabulous yearly event are forthcoming, but in the meantime, we are seeking donations of time & talent to make it all happen! Read on for some ideas from our Winter Ball co-chairs …

Would you like to host a dinner at your house? Do you have a piece of art or a craft you’ve created? Or maybe you have professional services you provide? In all of these cases, you can help the winter ball committee! Every year, the winter ball raises money for our youth and young adult programming and pilgrimages, and one way we raise money is through a Silent Auction.

Examples of some of these services or items might be:

  • A gift basket (Pinterest has lots of good ideas if you’re stumped!)
  • Flower arranging or photography for an event
  • Piano lessons (or swimming lessons, or horseback riding lessons, or Spanish lessons, or…)
  • Preparing homemade brunch for 4
  • Giftcards to a restaurant, brewery/winery/cidery, or coffee shop
  • Tickets to a show
  • A handmade quilt
  • Handiwork or lawn care
  • A commissioned painting
  • Handmade jewelry

And many more!

If you have an item or service you would like to donate for the winter ball, please contact the winter ball co-chairs Kimberly Ligon at ligon.kimberly@gmail.com or Chris West at cew2373@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!

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“My PYM Experience”: An Account of Senior Youth Weekend by St. Paul’s Teen Member, Eleanor Baird

Shrine Mont is a very special place to me — especially Shrine Mont Camps. Going into Parish Youth Ministry (PYM) weekend this fall, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I knew it would be some sort of mix between camp and the parish retreat, but I really didn’t know much beyond that. I was […]

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Event Information

When:
November 14th, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Where:
Rev. Molly's house

Want to read a book while asking deep questions about the world? Want to spend a little time doing spiritual practices in community? This group is for you. Each week, we will read a chapter of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time with a central theme in mind, one that draws out deeper conversation and reflection while staying grounded in the text.

We will be reading the book as we might read a sacred text like the Bible or the Koran, employing themes and deep discussion to use the book as a lens for our lives. We will end the group by doing a spiritual practice in community.

The group will meet Wednesdays: 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, and 12/12. Come at 6:30 pm for a little food, 7 pm sharp for book discussion. We will wrap up by 8:15 pm.

Discussions will be held at Rev. Molly’s house. Books are available for purchase ($5) in Molly’s office. Please let Molly know you are coming by sending her a message here.

Hope to see you there!

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