The Kingdom of God is Like a Cookie Swap

Sunday, October 18, 4 p.m.

Celebrate St. Paul's season of sharing at the St. Paul's cookie swap, Sunday October 18 at 4 p.m. Bring two dozen of your favorite cookies (baked or bought.) Take home two dozen cookies lovingly brought by others. Then stay on, if you can, for the 5:30 p.m. Eucharist followed by dinner with our students. Tell us you're coming by clicking here calling or 434-295-2156.


A Letter from the Senior Warden





October 11, 2015

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce we have engaged an interim rector to serve at St. Paul’s while our Search Committee seeks a settled rector for our parish. The Rev. C. Neal Goldsborough

The Rev. C. Neal Goldsborough has agreed to serve as our interim rector. He has recently retired as the rector of Christ Church in Pensacola, Florida, where he served that large parish and day school since 2008. He has deep roots in Virginia and will be making his retirement home here in Charlottesville. We are very fortunate to have a priest with his experience in parish ministry to help guide us in this time of transition. See the bulletin board in the parish hall for more biographical information and a photograph.

Please join me in welcoming Neal and his wife, Carol, to the St. Paul’s community. Neal will begin his time with us as interim rector on December 1.




Charles Lancaster, Sr. Warden


Chili and Pumpkin-Carving

Sunday, October 25 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Chili and Pumpkin-Carving – Join us on Sunday, October 25 after the 10 a.m. service for chili, apple cider and pumpkin-decorating! St. Paul's will provide the cider and the fixings, but we need volunteers to bring chili, cornbread and sweets. Sign-up here: Bring a pumpkin to carve, a carving tool and an apron (if you want). We will have some small pumpkins for young ones to paint, please feel free to bring more. RSVP when signing up, or to the church office at 295-2156.  This is always great fun, so come join and get ready for Halloween!


Organ Recital

Thursday, October 29th, 6:00 PM

Thiemo Janssen

from Norden, Germany
Music of Alain, Franck, Liszt and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy


St. Paul’s Memorial Church,
1700 University Avenue,
Charlottesville, VA
Free, donations to the St. Paul’s Recital fund encouraged


PrayerSmall Group Prayer and Bible Study Opportunities

St. Paul's offers a number of weekly opportunities for learning and fellowship in small groups. They include:

  • Feasting on the Word Sundays at 9 a.m. Join Daniel Wise, Skinner scholar and Phd candidate, in the Library as he leads a class for adults seeking to explore, connect, and grow their faith in relation to each week’s biblical lessons.
  • Weekday Morning Prayer - Begin your day with this peaceful, reflective service - and then join us afterward for some free gourmet coffee.  Mondays - Fridays at 8 a.m., in the choir loft; the service lasts around 20 minutes. Join together in prayer as the sun rises over Charlottesville.
  • Young Women's Prayer Group – The young women's prayer group meets in the rooms above the library and lounge in the church from 7-9 p.m. every Monday. Join this group of strong, smart, creative, and supportive young women for our weekly prayer group. We drink good strong tea, hear about each others' lives, and pray about whatever is on our minds. Not just for students, our ages range from 18 to mid-thirties. All self-identified women welcome. Newcomers also always welcome! Contact Gillian for more information - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Community Night ClassesWednesdays 7 p.m. These groups meet following the community night dinner each week during the academic year and finish by 8 p.m. Topics vary throughout the year. See our latest weekly update newsletters for details.
  • The Men's Bible Study - The SPMC Men's Bible Study group meets every Thursday, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., for an intellectually stimulating and spiritually fulfilling dialogue over coffee and bagels with cream cheese to provide a great start for the day. Come join us for breakfast, enjoy the dialogue with the guys about the Gospel and provide a great start to your day! Contact Fritz, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.
  • The Thursday Morning Bible Study meets in the Library on Thursday mornings from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The bible study is be led by Daniel Wise, Skinner scholar and Phd candidate.  For more information call Mary Struble at 973-4329.


Vestry News

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.


Our 2015 Ministry Fair


  • African Development Project ($1,640), originating at St. Paul’s 30 years ago
  • Alliance for Interfaith Ministry ($9,000), a cooperative effort between area churches to supply emergency needs for people in crisis
  • The Arbor ($250), a newly established home in Charlottesville for survivors of sex trafficking.
  • Camp Holiday Trails ($2,000), for children with special medical needs
  • The Emergency Food Network ($1,000), providing a 3-day supply of food for local residents in crisis
  • The Free Clinic ($1,000), for its dental program.
  • The Haiti Mission Foundation ($2,500), an all-volunteer local group supporting a medical clinic
  • The Haven ($2,000), a day center for the homeless
  • IMPACT ($ 6,000), an interfaith coalition working on social justice issues and housed in our building
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry ($1,000), serving 1,700 needy households per month for free produce and staples
  • Offender Aid and Restoration ($500), restorative justice program for youthful offenders
  • PACEM ( $2,000), providing homeless people food and shelter in winter months


  • Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) ($1,500). assisting victims of sexual assault

Outreach and Service Commission: Anne Ribble and Kay Slaughter, co-chairs;  Stephanie Bolton,  Anne Cressin, John Frazee, Lila Robb, Joe Lenow, Sue Rainey


Transition News

Read a letter from the Senior Warden dated October 11, 2015 here.

Read the biographies of the Rector Search Committee here.

Read a letter from the vestry dated June 18, 2015 here.

Read a letter from our former rector Jim Richardson dated June 12, 2015 here.


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5:30 p.m. Holy Communion
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 p.m.
Chanted Compline
12:15 p.m.
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