Category: Parish Life

2023 Lenten Speaker & Lunch Series

AROUND THE TABLE: A Spirituality of Cooking, Eating, Hospitality, and Hanging Out Wednesdays in March | Speaker at 12:00 PM | Lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 PM   The centerpiece of most holy places is a table; the same can be said for most homes. Similarly, a common mandate in most holy documents is hospitality […]

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Event Information

When:
May 5th, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Where:
Shrine Mont Retreat and Conference Center
217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845

We are currently full. CLICK HERE to put your name on the waitlist.

Annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs, VA from May 5th – May 7th, 2023.

Join us! This is a time when all are welcome to join us for a weekend in the mountains. The Rev. William Bradley Roberts D.M.A. (bio below) will be leading our programming, “Music, Icons, and the Contemplative Life.” There will be plenty of opportunities for fellowship and spending time in nature with one another- not to mention sharing meals! We have 100 spots available.

CLICK HERE to put your name on the waitlist

SCHOLARSHIPS
Limited financial assistance is available, please make sure to register and indicate in the additional questions section that you need a SCHOLARSHIP and choose “pay in person” or “pay with check” when completing your registration. Rev. Keli will follow up regarding assistance.

REGISTRATION COSTS
Adult and Youth (14+ yrs) (Shared Room): $215/ person
Adult and Youth (14+ yrs) (Individual Room): $275/ person
Children (4-13 yrs): $100
Children 3 and under: Free
There is a family cost cap (for two generations) of $650 which will be applied when the registration is completed.


FACILITATOR BIO – Rev. Bill Roberts
The Rev. William Bradley Roberts, DMA, is professor emeritus of church music at Virginia Theological Seminary. Prior to VTS, Bill was an Episcopal church musician for over thirty-five years. He is a composer, primarily of choral music, and author of the book Music and Vital Congregations. He and his husband David Hoover moved to Richmond three years ago, when Bill retired from VTS, in order to be nearer their son Seth Roberts, M.D., and his family. Bill does frequent workshops around the country and conducts the professional choral group Vox Humana, but his favorite area is helping others connect with the Holy Spirit in meditation.


LOCATION – Shrine Mont Conference and Retreat Center
Shrine Mont is a conference and retreat center located in Orkney Springs, a community in western Shenandoah County, Virginia. With accommodations for up to 550 people, we offer groups as well as individuals fun things to do, beautiful places to explore and abundant hospitality. At our heart is the Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration, the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia with public services held at 11:00 on Sundays from early April through mid-November. From workshops, conferences and music festivals, to family reunions and family vacations, parish weekends or an individual retreat, Shrine Mont is a great destination year around! (https://shrinemont.com/)


If you have questions about retreat programming, logistics and lodging contact Rev. Keli Shipley Cooper at 804-545-5405 or by e-mail. If you have any questions or need help with registration, contact Sarah Nolan at 804-545-5407 or by email.

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When:
December 7th, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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.

December Topic: Faith, Culture, and Affordable Housing: Maggie Walker Community Land Trust

Featured Speaker(s): Erica Sims (see bios below).

This will occur in person with a possible live stream option. Conversations will last approximately an hour. Light refreshments are available before and after the conversation. CLICK HERE to RSVP.


OUR CONVERSATION PARTNER(s):

Erica Sims, Chief Executive Officer, Maggie Walker Land Trust

The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust (MWCLT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to develop and maintain permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for low and moderate-income households and to foster racially equitable communities.

Erica Sims has worked in the non-profit management, affordable housing development and community organizing fields for over 17 years. Her focus has been on social and economic justice through housing and economic development. Ms. Sims has held private sector, nonprofit and government roles and has overseen the development of over 2,500 units of affordable housing and 50,000 square feet of commercial development space in new construction and renovation projects. Prior to joining HDAdvisors in 2017, she acted as Deputy Executive Director of Mutual Housing Association of New York, an non-profit affordable housing developer, owner and manager with a portfolio over 1,500 units of affordable housing. She received a Bachelor’s in Economics and a Bachelor’s in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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When:
November 5th, 2022 at 10:00 am
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Want to know more about arranging flowers? Howard Wells, head of the Flower Guild, will hold a hands-on workshop on flower arranging in the Atrium (in the Parish Hall) on Saturday, November 5, from 10:00-12:00. Howard will have flowers and materials ready for you to use; bring clippers if you have a pair. The results of your work will be used to decorate the church for the next day, our All Saints Day celebration. Come learn more about Howard’s “secret” techniques, meet other flower lovers, enjoy a light breakfast, and help prepare the church for Sunday worship. The deadline to reserve a spot is Monday, October 31. Please email Lindy Wright.

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When:
November 1st, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Where:
Don and Jane Cowles' Home
Please RSVP to get address

Community Social at Don & Jane Cowles – November 1 @ 6 PM | Hosted by our Community Giving co-chairs Don and Jane Cowles,this is a casual get-together. We will have lots of delicious food and drink and opportunities to connect, reflect on the importance of community, hear more about St. Paul’s and fellowship together. Please make sure to RSVP by October 25, so that we can plan accordingly. Sign up in the Gathering Space or CLICK HERE to RSVP online.

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When:
October 30th, 2022 at 11:30 am
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
815 E. Grace Street

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, October 30th following the worship service.

We will gather in the Parish Hall around 11:30 a.m. for a time with our Rector, Rev. Charlie, who will share about St. Paul’s and answer questions about ways to engage.

RSVPs are encouraged but not required. CLICK HERE to RSVP.

Please contact Rev. Keli with any questions you may have.

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St. Paul’s Women’s Retreat: Feb. 10-12, 2023

The Women’s Retreat is a time when women of all ages are welcome to join us for a weekend located at Roslyn Retreat Center, just a few miles from the church along the James River. We will offer programming, time for reflection, and plenty of opportunities for fellowship and shared meals. This year’s Women’s Retreat […]

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When:
September 23rd, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Where:
Contact David Hoover

The LGBTQI+ community of St Paul’s will be celebrating Richmond Pride with a potluck on Friday night, September 23 at 6:30 pm at the Southside home of Bill Roberts and David Hoover. If you identify as LGBTQI+, plan to gather for a time of fellowship and fun. Bill and David will provide ham and drinks. Please bring a dish to share. Hope you will join us! RSVP to David Hoover.

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When:
October 1st, 2022 at 4:00 pm
Where:
Bryan Park
4308 Hermitage Rd 23227

The St. Paul’s community is celebrating St. Francis’ Feast Day with a creation care outdoor worship service that includes the Blessing of the Animals and Holy Eucharist followed by a parish potluck picnic at Bryan Park, Picnic Shelter #1.

St. Franci of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, the poor and the environment, expressed his devotion to God through his love for all of God’s creation, praising all creatures as sisters and brothers under God, the custom of offering blessings of animals around or on his Feast day.

Please bring your well-behaved pets, a lawn chair/blanket, and a dish to share for this specially designed, family-friendly service to worship God our Creator, give thanks and bless God’s creatures (especially those who are part of our families), and pray for healing and restoration of God’s good creation.

Registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.

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