Community Lenten Series (Lenten Lunches)
This past Lent, St. Paul’s offered an exciting Lenten series, the theme being “City of God.” Our speakers for 2019 represented several different faith traditions and all hailed from the City of Richmond. We welcomed The Rev. Jeanne Pupke from first Unitarian Universalist; Imam Ammar Amonette from the Islamic Center of Virginia; The Rev. John Kinney from Virginia Union University; Rabbi Michael Knopf from Temple Beth-El; and The Rev. Andrew Terry from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Each of these interfaith leaders brought insight, grace, and a wealth of knowledge to the table (or rather, the pulpit) as they preached on what makes up a “City of God”, and how that relates to how we carry out our faith in our daily lives.
We also offered a full slate of Lenten Lunch favorites for dine-in or carry-out, including: stuffed tomatoes, crab cakes, chicken sausage bolognese, Thai ginger chicken, and of course the famous cheese souffle. Our volunteer cook teams worked very hard to make sure everyone was fed and happy, and even though we went down to one day a week this year, we had some very full houses of happy customers!
Keep an eye out for more details on next year’s Lenten series, coming to you in Spring 2020!