Category: History & Reconciliation Initiative

Event Information

When:
February 22nd, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (ZOOM)

January-May, we will gather on the specified Monday at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the monthly book read. There will be some guided questions as well as space for you to share your thoughts about the book. We will meet for approximately an hour and a half. All are welcome.


Monday, February 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.

HRI-Sponsored – The Emancipation of Evan Walls by Jeffrey Blount

EVAN WALLS IS TERRIFIED by the birth of his first child because he doesn’t want her to suffer the isolation he had as a child. Seeing his torment, his wife, Izzy, prods him to explain. He tells of being a black child growing up in the racially charged 1960s. Inspired to overcome the racism and class status imposed on blacks, he dreams of a life bigger than that lived by most everyone he knows in the small Virginia town of Canaan.

This group will be facilitated by Adrian Luxmoore

Zoom Information: https://zoom.us/j/94265099761?pwd=eFh3dm5MNko4Mlo0U0ZxN0Zvc2pPdz09

Meeting ID: 942 6509 9761 | Passcode: 578123

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Upcoming Book Clubs on Mondays in 2021 –

January 25th @ 7:00 p.m.MESSENGER by Liz Keller Whitehurst facilitated by Keli Shipley Cooper
February 22nd @ 7:00 p.m. |  HRI-Sponsored – The Emancipation of Evan Walls by Jeffrey Blount facilitated by Adrian Luxmoore
March 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion facilitated by Kia J Bentley
April 19th @ 7:00 p.m. | Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya facilitated by Sarah Nolan
May 17th @ 7:00 p.m.Practicing Imperfection by Rev. Dr. Charles T. Dupree facilitated by Charlie Dupree

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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:
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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Event Information

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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