Category: Parish Life

St. Francis

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 […]

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Reconciliation

The old hymn tells us that “there’s a wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea.” That’s pretty big, my friends. There is room. In God’s incredible embrace, there is room for God to hear all the ways that we’ve missed the mark, and there is room for all of us to swim together in the deep, cool waters of God’s freedom and love.

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Event Information

When:
November 16th, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Where:
ONLINE - ZOOM

Join us this fall for a monthly book club.

In September, November and December, we will gather on the specified Monday at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the book for that month. October will include a discussion on separate dates (see below). 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).

September: Richmond’s Unhealed History by The Reverend Dr. Ben Campbell
Discussion facilitated by Rev. Gwynn Crichton on Monday, September 21st @ 7:00 p.m.

October: Blind Spots: Race and Identity in a Southern Church by Christopher Alan Graham
This Book Discussion is part of a special series hosted by St. Paul’s History and Reconciliation Initiative. For more information and to RSVP visit the HRI: Book Study webpage HERE.

November: Love is the Way by Bishop Michael Curry and Sara Grace
Discussion facilitated by TBA on Monday, November 16th @ 7:00 p.m.

December: The Irrational Season by Madeline L’Engle
Discussion facilitated by TBA on Monday, December 14th @ 7:00 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94931187553?pwd=U01DekVVYTlCcGVCc0lHOWdUQ1AvZz09

Meeting ID: 949 3118 7553
Passcode: 962181

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Event Information

When:
October 12th, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Where:
ONLINE - ZOOM

St. Paul’s is co-hosting with Second Presbyterian Church a Faith on Tap Series that meets monthly online through Zoom. 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.

When: Monday, October 12th @ 5:00 p.m.

Dates for future gatherings: November 12th, and December 10th

October Discussion: Dave Coogan is an English professor at VCU and the co-author of Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail. In this session, he shares stories from his book-in-progress that explore the connections between police brutality, the lost cause narrative, whiteness, salvation, and their theological ties to dominion in the Book of Genesis.


Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93294631190?pwd=dXQ0WGcxRUNZV2IwTTdiRzYrdm12QT09

Meeting ID: 932 9463 1190
Passcode: 164092

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

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Event Information

When:
July 27th, 2020 at 11:00 am
Where:
Online - ZOOM

July 27th – 30th @ 11:00 a.m.

St. Paul’s is providing a virtual Vacation Bible School (VBS) experience developed by Christ Church Cathedral, St. John the Divine, and St. Martin’s from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. We are going to FOCUS and look closer at God, God’s truth, and the people God calls us to love. We’d love for you to join us – no matter where you are! July 27-30 – it’s ABSOLUTELY FREE – and we are going to have a ton of FUN!

Each morning at 11 a.m. there will be a 30-minute live stream with high energy singing, Bible stories, and prayer. But if you can’t make it for the live event, it will be available for viewing later.

There are crafts to make related to the theme of each day. Watch THIS VIDEO and check out our FAQs for more information and REGISTER HERE.

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Event Information

When:
August 27th, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online - ZOOM

Every Other Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.

Join St. Paul’s and All Saints RVA this Thursday, July 16th for a discussion of church music on Zoom. Scott Hayes (All Saints) and Christopher Reynolds (St. Paul’s) will facilitate a range of interviews on Church Music every other Thursday through August.

July 16: Rev. Charles Dupree discusses his life as a priest, composer, and artist.

July 30: Scott Hayes and Christopher Reynolds share their approach to orchestrating hymns, choral anthems, and organ repertoire at the organ.

August 13: Michael Boney from St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, will share his experience as an African American in the world of Anglican church music. Michael has served a variety of parishes throughout the Episcopal church.

August 27: Rev. Bill Roberts and David Hoover, who will present on the anxieties brought on to musicians during this pandemic. Bill recently retired from Virginia Theological Seminary, while David continues as a psychotherapist and spiritual director.

ZOOM Login: us02web.zoom.us/j/84811435851?pwd=NHBlQ1EwSUJaNTZWT0VKeS9aTXArZz09

This program is hosted on Zoom by All Saints and St. Paul’s Episcopal Churches.

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Event Information

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.

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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