Category: Parish Life
815 E. Grace Street
Pentecost Picnic on the Porch! Sunday, May 28, immediately following the service. Find your seat on the portico (porch), on the steps, in the Memorial Garden, on the sidewalk, and anywhere around the church that suits your fancy. Mix and mingle, meet new members, make new friends, have fun, and celebrate!
Please register by Monday, May 17, and make your menu selections. Options include:
The Church Picnic: Southern Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Buttermilk Biscuit, and Lemon Square.
The Classic Cobb: Bed of Chopped Romaine, Sliced Rotisserie Chicken, Boiled Egg Wedges, Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Corn Kernels, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Italian Vinaigrette, and Chocolate Chip Cookie
The Healthy Wrap (V and GF): Hummus and Veggie Wrap, Grilled Asparagus and Artichoke Salad, Grain Flatbread, and Brownie
The Southern Comfort: BLT Croissant, Fruit Cup, Side Salad with Italian Vinaigrette, M Chocolate Butterscotch Layer Bar
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New to St. Paul’s? Visiting and hoping to learn more? Returning after years away? We encourage you to join us for our newcomer’s brunch on Sunday, April 23rd following the worship service. We will gather in the Parish Hall around 11:30 a.m. for a time with our Rector Charlie and Associate Rector Rainey who will share about St. Paul’s and answer questions. RSVPs are encouraged because lunch will be provided. RSVP by April 18.Read More
3800 James River Road
The St. Paul’s community is celebrating Earth Day 2023 with a special creation care outdoor worship service that includes Holy Eucharist followed by a potluck picnic at beautiful Robious Landing Park (Shelter #1) on the James River on the southside (Midlothian).
The fabulous musical duo Michaelle and Brian Justice will play bluegrass Gospel hymns during and after the service. Please come early and stay late as there are many opportunities to enjoy nature and play including canoeing/kayaking, volleyball, and hiking.
Please join us for this intergenerational, family-friendly service to give thanks to God for our beautiful island home Earth and pray for justice and action to care for and restore God’s good creation.
To reduce waste, please bring your own water bottles, reusable or compostable cups, plates, cutlery, and napkins. In addition, bring stadium chairs and blankets.
Please CLICK HERE to RSVP.
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Faith and Culture Conversations: Environmental Stewardship
Join St. Paul’s parishioners Dr. Christine Luckritz Marquis and Dr. David Coogan as they co-facilitate our monthly Faith and Culture Conversations. We invite speakers who have experience with pressing issues in our community and nation, discussing them through the lenses of faith and culture.
April Topic: Faith, Culture, and Environmental Stewardship
Featured Speaker(s): Michael Lipford (see bio below).
ONLINE ONLY. Registration required – CLICK HERE to register.
OUR CONVERSATION PARTNER(s):
Michael Lipford | After a 36-year career, Michael Lipford retired from The Nature Conservancy in 2022, having served as Director/Ecologist of the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, Virginia State Director for 25 years, and most recently, Southeast Region Director. Currently, he is Director of Conservation Partnerships for the Capital Region Land Conservancy. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech and M.S. in Biology from James Madison University. His studies focused on river and forest ecology.
Michael, a Richmond native, has followed his call to care for creation in all aspects of his life. He is a member of Richmond’s First Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon, Bible Class Teacher, and on the Board of the Endowment Fund. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have restored an 18th Century home in Henrico County where they raised their three daughters. In his personal time, he pursues drawing, beekeeping, gardening, and exploring the outdoors in many ways.Read More
Faith, Race, and the Lost Cause Book Discussion Groups
As a follow-up to our March 7th Book Launch of Chris Graham’s book Faith, Race, and the Lost Cause: Confessions of a Southern Church, we will be hosting two different Book Discussion Groups that will meet twice. Group #1 will meet on Wednesdays, April 26th and May 3rd from 5:30 – 7:00 PM Group #2 […]Read More
815 E. Grace Street
Faith, Race and Lost Cause Book Launch and Author Signing
Please join us on Tuesday, March 7th from 6-8 as St. Paul’s is honored to host the launch of Faith, Race, and the Lost Cause: Confessions of a Southern Church, by Christopher Graham. The book, an updated and expanded version of the HRI report titled Blind Spots, has new introductions and conclusions as well as some new historical material. The heartfelt and often difficult work that resulted in this book reflects St. Paul’s desire to come to terms with its past and chart a course for a more just and equitable future.
With the support of many parishioners, Graham has carefully documented the parish’s journey as it uncovered its 175+ year history and moved through often painful periods of that history. This very readable book offers the reader an opportunity to take this journey with us. Come enjoy light refreshments and a chance to meet the author and hear from Rev. Melanie Mullen who wrote the book forward.
Books will be available for purchase (and get a signed copy for yourself!).
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Ash Wednesday @ St. Paul’s
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Lenten Daily Devotions
This year’s theme for Lent is Around the Table…A Spirituality for Cooking, Eating, Hospitality, and Hanging Out. For our daily devotions this year, parishioners were invited to share a story about a time when they felt spiritually connected around the table with a loved one. Sign up below (scroll down) to receive a daily (weekday) […]Read More
2023 Lenten Lunches
CLICK HERE for details on our 2023 Lenten Speaker Series. Scroll down for lunch pre-order form. St. Paul’s is excited to offer another year of the Lenten Lunch program, a 100-year-old Richmond favorite! Lunch will be available to pick up and eat in the Parish Hall following our Lenten Speaker and will be available for […]Read More
2023 Lenten Speaker & Lunch Series
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