Category: Parish Life

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When:
March 25th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom)

For the 2021 Lenten Speaker Series, St. Paul’s is featuring various poets and artists who will reflect on the concept of journey and journeying together during this season of pandemic and political turmoil.

This week’s speaker is Richmond’s 2021 and first-ever Poet Laureate, Douglas Powell (aka Roscoe Burnems).

Douglas Powell/Roscoe Burnems is Richmond, VA’s first poet laureate. He is also a published author, spoken-word artist, comedian, educator, father, and husband who has dedicated his craft to entertaining and enlightening. As a career poet, he has become a National Poetry Slam Champion, two-time southern regional finalist, Tedx Youth speaker, and the star of the first poetry and comedy special streaming on Amazon Prime, entitled Traumedy. Website: roscoeb.webs.com.

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When:
March 18th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom Webinar)

For the 2021 Lenten Speaker Series, St. Paul’s is featuring various poets and artists who will reflect on the concept of journey and journeying together during this season of pandemic and political turmoil.

This week’s speaker is poet and writer, Sonja Livingston

Sonja Livingston’s latest book, The Virgin of Prince Street: Expeditions into Devotion, uses an unexpected return to her childhood church to explore the changes in the larger Church and in her own life. The result is an unflinching look at the shifting Roman Catholic Church and personal concepts of devotion. The book won an INDIES Prize for essays and Richard Rohr praised it for “infusing nuance and generosity into an increasingly polarized religious landscape.” Sonja’s first book, Ghostbread, a memoir of childhood poverty has been adopted for classroom use around the nation. Her writing has been honored with an AWP Book Prize, a New York State Arts Fellowship, an Iowa Review Award, a VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, an Arts & Letters Essay Prize, and appears in many outlets including Salon, America Magazine, Sojourners and several textbooks on writing.

Sonja is an associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches in the Postgraduate Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Website: www.sonjalivingston.com.

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When:
March 11th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom Webinar)

For the 2021 Lenten Speaker Series, St. Paul’s is featuring various poets and artists who will reflect on the concept of journey and journeying together during this season of pandemic and political turmoil.

This week’s speaker is poet and artist, the Rev. Spencer Reece

Spencer Reece is a published poet (The Clerk’s Tale 2004; The Road to Emmaus 2014), and Episcopal priest, presently serving as Priest-in-Charge at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Heights, New York City, where he conducts services in both English and Spanish. After a career in retail clothing, Spencer was ordained a priest in 2011. While at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, he studied Spanish in an immersion program in Honduras, returning after graduation to teach poetry to girls in the orphanage Our Little Roses in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. “I went there to help the girls heal, and they helped to heal me,” says Reece. From an undergraduate study of poets George Herbert and John Donne to his present work as writer and priest, Reece affirms the connection of the arts and spiritual life. His book of daily meditations including his own watercolor illustrations is scheduled for release in 2021. Spencer’s latest book entitled All the Beauty Still Left: A Poet’s Painted Book of Hours contains his own watercolor illustrations and has just been released.

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When:
March 4th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (ZOOM)

For the 2021 Lenten Speaker Series, St. Paul’s is featuring various poets and artists who will reflect on the concept of journey and journeying together during this season of pandemic and political turmoil.

This week’s speaker is poet and writer, Tanya Olson.

Tanya Olson is the author of the poetry collections STAY (YesYes Books, 2019) and BOYISHLY (YesYes Books, 2013), which received a 2014 American Book Award. Her poem “54 Prince” was chosen for inclusion in Best American Poems 2015. She was named a 2011 Lambda Fellow by the Lambda Literary Foundation and won a Discovery/Boston Review prize in 2010. Tanya Olson lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. You can find Tanya’s most recent book HERE.

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When:
March 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, March 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion facilitated by Kia J. Bentley

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage–and a life, in good times and bad–that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

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 –

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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When:
February 25th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:
Online (Zoom Webinar)

For the 2021 Lenten Speaker Series, St. Paul’s is featuring various poets and artists who will reflect on the concept of journey and journeying together during this season of pandemic and political turmoil.

Our first speaker is Public Artist and Muralist Hamilton Glass.

Hamilton Glass’s career as an artist stems from his architecture and design background. Despite working in the architecture field for 7 years, his passion for public art pushed him to start a career as an artist. Public art has always been a big influence and inspiration to Hamilton, because of its power to influence and inspire the surrounding community. With every opportunity Hamilton is given to create, he tries to convey a message that connects his art to the community. Using his background in architecture, he creates images that reference architectural drafting practices, which are represented in the sharp lines, scale, and balance of the piece. The bright colors and unpredictable lines and shapes are used to convey energy and movement in each piece. Hamilton is always looking to use his art as an inspiration and healing tool in the community, as well as being a great example of a working black artist. Website: whosham.com.

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2021 Lenten Lunches To-Go | March 3rd and March 17th

Please don’t forget us! According to our calculations, 2021 is the 99th year of the St. Paul’s Lenten Lunch program, and the first full year with no in-person dining…but for those of you who can’t imagine a Lent without cheese soufflé – you are in luck! The loyal soufflé bakers led by Joni Dray have […]

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When:
February 14th, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Canceled due to inclement weather!

Join the St. Paul’s Mardi Gras car parade! Bishops, beads, music – and chocolate!

The Krewe des Saints will roll Sunday, February 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will start at 7th and Grace Street and drive east on Grace Street toward the Church. Clergy, including the Bishop, will be on hand with beads and candy. There will be festive music and other surprises. We will also stream the festivities on Facebook Live if you are unable to join in person.

Decorate your cars. Decorate yourselves! Stay in your cars! Wear your masks!

Our 175th Anniversary celebration continues! Let the good times roll!


Details on Parade!

  • The Parade Route will start at 7th and Grace Street and head towards St. Paul’s. See map below.
  • Come through any time between 1:00 p.m and 2:00 p.m.
  • You are welcome to drive through the Parade Route as many times as you would like!
  • Bishop Goff, Clergy and other fun friends will be there to throw beads and chocolate in your car.
  • If you ordered a Lent Bag or a Godly Play Lent @ Home Box – we have a special route for you once you complete the parade. See map below. Bags will be available for pick up in the alleyway behind the church.
  • While we don’t anticipate inclement weather, if it looks like there could be any weather that would limit the parade, we will post on our Facebook Page as well as on this events page any changes.

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