Faith Formation

Sunday morning faith formation classes enable churchgoers to ask the difficult questions and dig deeper into their faith. We take these opportunities to consider scripture from a variety of angles and discuss a range of topics relating to the church and God’s impact in our world.

Faith formation is held from 9:00 to 9:50 am each Sunday and is open to all. We invite you to come engage in these discussions as we grow in faith together.

Here is the schedule for this month’s faith formation classes. Please also check our events page for upcoming faith formation opportunities. If you have questions or thoughts regarding faith formation, please reach out to Minister for Faith Formation Keli Cooper.

Environmental Stewardship + Creation Care Faith Formation Series

On Sundays April 28th, May 5th, May 12th, and May 19th, we will have an Environmental Stewardship + Creation Care Series for Faith Formation. Check out what the Episcopal Church has to say about Creation Care here.

Norwood Room @ 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

This faith formation series is designed to provide a space for members of our community to explore the intersection between creation care and our call as Christians. This will provide an opportunity to explore ways to be mindful of environmental stewardship. Discussion will be led by staff as well as community partners. This will be a space to share how they are mindful of sustainable practices and how we can further get involved within our community, as environmentally minded Christians living in and around downtown Richmond.

Sunday, April 28th: Introduction to Creation Care and Environmental Stewardship

Why this is important to us, as Christians? (Sarah Nolan)

Sunday, May 5th: RiverWise Congregations // Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Amy Hagerdon)

• Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay main site
• Cost-Share Application for River Wise Rain Gardens
• Reduce Your Storm Water website
• This site updates the bacteria levels every week in the summer to let people know if the James River is safe to swim in that week
• On average, the combined sewer system overflows 3 times per month, but the frequency is dependent on the year and month. To see the data, the city publishes when it overflows in the Monthly Reports section.

Saturday, May 11th: East End Cemetery Clean Up @ 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

•  Check out the blog post by St. Paul’s Historian, Christopher Graham, to see how St. Paul’s and East End inform each other’s history.

Sunday, May 12th: Shalom Farms (Dominic Barrett) //

Sunday, May 19th: Moving Forward: What does this mean for St. Paul’s? (Sarah, Lynn, and Keli)

General Timeline
9:00 a.m. Faith Formation Begins
9:35 a.m. Questions & Answers
9:45 a.m. Faith Formation Ends


General Timeline
9:00 a.m. Faith Formation Begins
9:35 a.m. Questions & Answers
9:45 a.m. Faith Formation Ends