Please save the date for Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the John Paul Jones arena for the IMPACT Nehemiah Action! FACT: Over 3,000 inmates in our regional jail (over 3/4 of their annual population!) struggle with substance abuse issues - and women inmates have compounding issues as victims of domestic violence. Creating a local service solution will save lives, and save money. Come to the Nehemiah Action and you WILL help make a difference.
Harambee,” Swahili for “pulling together,” is a Kenyan custom. When you need something badly, like a new roof or money to send a child to school, you host a party, and the guests leave a gift of money.
You are invited for a festive fund-raising dinner with music and special guest speaker
President and CEO of World Neighbors
Since 1985 ADP has supported specific, effective programs in East Africa that enable communities to grow more food, improve health, education, and income, and care for the sick and orphaned. Leaders from Kenya have come here and some from our group have visited the projects. From the beginning we have supported various World Neighbors programs, among others.
Presentations at the Harambee will give an overview of our 30 years and more specifics about World Neighbors' approach and the new project we are helping in rural Uganda. ADP’s support comes from many individuals in the Charlottesville community, including members of St. Paul’s church and Trinity Episcopal Church, and the church budgets. Thanks to all for your donations over the years. Whether you are a long-time supporter or new to ADP, please join us May 8 at 6 p.m.
If you can’t come on May 8, but want to support ADP, checks made out to “St. Paul’s Memorial Church,” with “African Development Project” in the memo line, may be sent to: St. Paul’s Memorial Church, 1700 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Thank you!
There will be no 10:00 a.m. service on May 17, UVa's Graduation Sunday.
While there will be no 10:00 a.m. service on May 17, UVa's Graduation Sunday, instead, please join us at McIntire Park (shelter #1) at 11:00 a.m., for an outdoor church service followed by a parish picnic. Fried chicken and drinks are provided; other main dishes, sides, and desserts are potluck. Please bring a dish to share and your own plates/cups/utensils (to be kind to the environment). There's a playground right across the way for the kids. Mark your calendars and join us for this fun family event.
We now publish a monthly Vestry News article on our website. Typically included are a summary article, minutes and financial reports. See the link on the menu to the left or click here.
Sabbath, a short book written by Rabbi Abraham Heschel in 1951, is a gem. Heschel escaped the Nazis in the 1930s and went on to teach in New York. In this book, Heschel writes from an Orthodox Jewish perspective about universal truths of God’s gift of taking a day off once a week from whatever rat race ensnares us. “Sabbath,” says Rabbi Heschel, “is an opportunity to mend our tattered lives.” Rector Jim Richardson will lead a book discussion group on Wednesday evenings starting at 7 p.m. on April 8. You can purchase the book online, and we have a limited number of copies for use in the class.
The Old Testament on DVD: The Great Courses presents Professor Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University Divinity School, whose lectures are informative, insightful, and even entertaining. At Community Night each week after dinner, Paula Kettlewell leads the group in viewing and discussing two lectures from the series. This course continues April 8.
May 6-27: Bible Women – All Their Words and Why They Matter by Lindsay Hardin Freeman (Gillian Breckenridge and Pastor Elaine, discussion facilitators)
Sessions will run from 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday nights.
June 7-28: Whispering the Word – Hearing Women’s Stories in the Old Testament by Jacqueline E. Lapsley
(Gillian Breckenridge, Joe Lenow, and Pastor Elaine, discussion facilitators)
Sessions will start after the 10:00 a.m. service on the four Sundays in June, June 7, 14,21, and 28.
Both books are available on Amazon.
View the St. Paul's 2014 Annual Report here.
View the St. Paul's Calendar - Winter 2014 and Spring 2015 here.
View the Building Task Force Interim Report by clicking here.
View Be Bold! Discerning God's Call - Claiming God's Vision, the 2012 St. Paul's Long Range Planning report by clicking here.
View the 2011 St. Paul's Long Range Planning report by clicking here.