Category: Parish Life

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October 16th, 2021 at 9:00 am
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (we start and end here)
815 E. Grace Street

Join us Saturday, October 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a guided walk on Richmond’s Slave Trail. This walk is a kind of pilgrimage that will be led for St. Paul’s by the Rev. Ben Campbell and Rev. Charles Williams, head of the Office of Black Catholics.

  • The 2 ½ hour walk closes with reflection and conversation over box lunches at Capitol Square. The Richmond Slave Trail is a nearly 3-mile walk that runs from the Manchester Docks, where enslaved Africans both entered and left Virginia, to Robert Lumpkin’s Slave Jail and the site of the hanging of Gabriel, who attempted to complete America’s half-revolution in 1800.
  • The 17 guides and plaques along the way tell the story of Richmond’s first 250 years of history – a history that was buried and hidden from the entire city until the first decade of the 21st century.
  • NOTE: The Slave Trail Walk is appropriate for 6th Graders and older youth, but not for younger children.
  • You will need to be able to walk 3 miles and go up and down steps.

Meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. A van will take us from the church to the beginning of the Slave Trail and then back. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water bottles and snacks. Box lunches will be provided by St. Paul’s. Registration is required for this event with a limit of 20 people.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Currently Full. Please e-mail Rev. Gwynn Crichton to be put on the waitlist. We plan to offer another walk and discussion at another time in the future.

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October 19th, 2021 at 7:00 pm

We invite you to join us for our monthly book club. The books for this fall will be based on the summer book reads suggested by our Community Engagement Committee. These books address topics of food security, global justice, and racial justice. Different members of this committee will facilitate the conversation each month.

This month we will be discussing Animal, Vegetable, Junk by Mark Bittman facilitated by Sheena Mackenzie and Matthew Cole.

If you are interested in joining us for one, two, or all the book clubs, please REGISTER HERE. A zoom link will be provided upon filling out this form.

Book Club | Third Mondays | 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Zoom
September 20th | Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, facilitated by Barbara Holley and Michelle Walker
October 18th | Animal, Vegetable, Junk by Mark Bittman, facilitated by Sheena Mackenzie and Matthew Cole
November 15th | Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson, facilitated by Sue Bland and Gwynn Crichton
December 20th | A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and Ginger Knowlton, facilitated by Matt and Will Stehle

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Memorial Service for Linda Armstrong

Linda Armstrong’s Memorial Service will be held this Friday, August 13th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. There will be a brief reception after the service with light refreshments in Scott Hall.

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May 27th, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Online (Zoom)

We miss you! As St. Paul’s begins the process of gathering for in-person worship, we want to create space to be with you and hear from those of you who are new/newish to St. Paul’s. We want to answer any questions you might have about regathering details, coming back to church (maybe attending St. Paul’s in person for the first time), and continuing your journey with St. Paul’s. The clergy of St. Paul’s look forward to seeing you and connecting with you face-to-face very soon.

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Contact Sarah Nolan by e-mail or at 804-545-5407 with questions.

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May 23rd, 2021 at 11:30 am
Capitol Square next to St. Paul's Episcopal Church
815 E. Grace St.

This year the picnic will be outside on the Capitol grounds across the street from the church following the Sunday worship service. Bring chairs and blankets. St. Paul’s is providing lunch boxes or you can bring your own. There will be cupcakes and room for kids to run! Everyone is welcome whether you join worship in-person or online.

Due to State Capitol rules and so we can order the correct number of lunches, you must RSVP (even if you do not need a lunch order).

The deadline to RSVP for boxed lunch is Tuesday, May 18th.

If you do not want to order a box lunch, but would like to attend, please contact Carter Johann at or 804-545-5401.

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June 9th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Online (Zoom)

SIX WEEK BIBLE STUDY SERIES | May 5th – June 9th on Zoom

Wednesdays @ 7:00 p.m.
(We are experimenting with having Bible Study at 7 p.m. to accommodate the schedules of working people who cannot make 5 p.m. Let’s give this schedule a try! Feedback always welcome.)

Bible Study is Back! Our next six-week series will be led by Rainey, Charlie and Gwynn.

Our first session on May 5th will be led by Charlie to reflect on what we learned from Dr. Karoline Lewis’ recent series “What is the Bible and Why Should We Care?” (You can access the recorded sessions if you missed these lectures! Click links to find: Session One and Session Two).

The remaining sessions will focus on the Sunday Revised Common Lectionary Gospel readings from the previous Sunday. Each week Gwynn, Charlie, or Rainey will give some background with history and/or context as we begin our discussion. And then we can explore together. We have gained some good tools from our sessions with Drs. Gench and Lewis. Let’s keep the great discussions going on Wednesday evenings!

Texts for Each Week
May 5th | Reflecting on Karoline Lewis’ Lectures on Bible
May 12th | High Priestly Prayer (Ascension) – John 17:9-16
May 19th | Pentecost – John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
May 26th | For God So Loved the World – John 3:1-17
June 2nd | Jesus and Beelzebul – Mark 3:20-35
June 9th | Jesus’ Parables – Mark 4:26-34

Please note we will be using multiple translations which you can access online through (or simply click on the hyperlinks for text listed below).

RSVP is helpful, but not required. Click Here to RSVP.

Zoom Log In Information:
Meeting ID: 919 5600 1401 | Passcode: 680755

Contact Rev. Gwynn Crichton or Rev. Rainey Dankel with any questions.

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May 17th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
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, May 17th @ 7:00 p.m.

Practicing Imperfection by Rev. Dr. Charles T. Dupree | Facilitated by Rev. Charlie

To know life is to look at it honestly. Practicing Imperfection is a candid exploration of one person’s move from being addicted to praise and perfection to becoming more comfortable in his own skin. Through humor and a healthy dose of sarcasm, Practicing Imperfection shares the journey of Episcopal priest Charles Dupree in developing a consistent, sustainable, meditation practice. Dupree describes how the ancient practice of meditation can bring about a healthier, happier, more awakened existence, and what, for him, has been a healing balm in a busy world and demanding vocation. Drawing from childhood experiences, a recent sabbatical, and the experiences of serving as a parish priest, Dupree examines some of life’s larger questions. As an Episcopal priest, he is clearly religious, but also whole-heartedly spiritual. Uniting those seemingly conflicted qualities, he helps us see that we are all looking for the same thing: freedom from that which no longer serves us. In our modern world, it is difficult to carve out the space to examine what is going on in our lives and minds; meditation is a way to create that space. This is a book for people who want to be released from the pressures of being better, smarter, or more successful, and those who want to lighten up and be a fuller participant in life.

Zoom Information:

Meeting ID: 942 6509 9761 | Passcode: 578123


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