Adult Formation

Faith Formation invites us to learn more about being a disciple of Christ, encouraging people to explore what it means to live like Christ each day. We value the exploration of the intersection of faith and culture in our local, regional, and global communities. We seek to provide a safe space for people in all seasons of life through opportunities to listen, learn, share, and grow individually and communally as the church.

Contact Rev. Keli Shipley Cooper to learn more about our offerings and where to participate.


Sunday Forums

Sunday Forums are a time of fellowship and formation with a series of rotating offerings including the following themes: Episcopal 101, Civic Education (led by Community Engagement) and Stories of St. Paul’s. Refreshments are offered before the forum and childcare will be provided.

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CLICK HERE to see past events.


Sacred ground

St. Paul’s is excited to offer the Episcopal Church’s course Sacred GroundSacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith.

Participants are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. The group will be facilitated by parishioners Jerry Gilbert and Lydia Mercado. Registration is open until all spots are filled. 

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Episcopal 101

REGISTER HERE!

Are you interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church? Do you have questions about what makes our expression of Christianity unique? Do you wonder why we worship the way we do? If you answer yes to any and all questions above, Episcopal 101 is for you!

This is a four-week, in-person opportunity to gather with clergy, meet others, and explore what it means to call ourselves “Episcopalians.” Please register if you are interested in participating and contact the Rev’d Keli Shipley Cooper with any questions.


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Faith at Work

Faith at Work is a small group offering that explores the role of the baptismal covenant in the everyday aspects of one’s life. Meets Second Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 PM in the Palmore Room. This is a hybrid offering.

Contact Maria Everett or Tom Smith to learn more.


Lenten Speaker & Lunch Series

Our Lenten Speaker and Lunch Series is a tradition since 1897 and occurs Wednesdays at noon during Lent. St. Paul’s hosts engaging speakers for a midday talk with lunch following the presentation.


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Rector’s Bible Study

The Rector’s Bible Study is most Sundays at 9 AM before our 10 AM Worship Service. Join our Rector (Charlie) and others to explore the readings for Sunday worship. Ask questions and learn how to navigate the often tricky and mysterious world of scripture. Everyone is welcome. No prep work is required.


Retreats

We host a Parish Retreat each spring at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs, VA with opportunities for all ages to share meals, worship with one another, and be in community. CLICK HERE to learn more.

We host a Women’s Retreat every other year at Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond. Our next retreat is scheduled for August 15-17, 2025).


St. Paul’s Library

St. Paul’s library is located on the first floor of the Parish House. This space offers a carefully curated selection of books that support our current ministries and one’s exploration of their faith, religion, and the Episcopal Church. There are over 500 books available for loan.

CLICK HERE to learn more and access our online database.