Lenten Series 2020 – “Leaning Into Love: Building Unity in the Midst of Difference”
The Lenten Lunch Series has been a part of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Richmond Community for over 100 years. Our goals are three-fold:
• Have a delicious lunch!
• Bring the broader community together in a way that builds loving and supportive relationships
• Cultivate a space for spiritual thinking and simple worship during the season of Lent.
The 2020 Series brings together five speakers who will address the themes of unity, pluralism, religious thought, and difference. They will speak from their own contexts as women, men, leaders, parents, teachers, and “regular people” about the ways in which we are called to be in relationship. Specifically, they will explore these topics through the lenses of their own faith perspectives and religious traditions. What do the various religions say or not say about the value of living together on this planet AND being of different minds on various topics? How can we work toward unity while celebrating difference?
During the season of Lent, a season of growth and reflection, the St. Paul’s community invites you to come, eat, be together, and hear what our preachers and speakers have to say about “leaning into love.”
2020 Speaker Schedule:
March 4 The Rt. Reverend Jennifer Brooke-Davidson
March 11 Dr. Archana Pathak
March 18 Rabbi Michael Knopf
March 25 The Rev. Amy Starr Redwine
April 1 The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff
We will offer six Wednesday lunches, starting Ash Wednesday, February 26. (On Ash Wednesday, there will be no speaker, but we will have a service in the Sanctuary at 12:30 p.m. with the Imposition of Ashes, as well as Ashes on the Go and an evening service. Please see our Ash Wednesday event for full details.)
We are back to TWO lunch seatings this year! The first lunch seating will run from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., followed by the Speaker and Service from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. The second seating will immediately follow from 1:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Carryout lunches will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering with the lunch program, please click the respective the links below.