Our annual Toy Offering, and first Advent Ingathering, will be held on Sunday, November 29. That morning, children and families -- and all parishioners! -- are invited to bring new or like-new (unwrapped) toys to the service and place them in front of the Holy Table when the children process into church from Joyful Noise. After the procession, the gifts will be blessed and later shared with children in our community. This year we are once again partnering with the Schoolhouse Thrift Shop, an outreach ministry of Region XV, for their annual St. Nicholas' Toy Drive (to be held December 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Their toy drive is an effort to make Christmas more affordable for local families. Money raised by the Thrift Shop goes to support PACEM, Habitat for Humanity, the Alliance for Interfaith Ministries, Ministry with the Aging, and the Gertrude Mitchell House. Please help support their efforts by contributing to our toy offering.
On Sunday, Dec. 6th, join us at 5:30 p.m. for our annual service of Advent Lessons and Carols. Inspired by medieval vigil services, this blend of Scripture, choral anthems, and hymn-singing is a beautiful way to calm our hearts and minds during the busy Advent season, as we prepare with joy for the Lord’s return! A festive reception will be held in the Parish Hall immediately following the service.
St. Paul's has a thriving youth group for teenagers in grades 6-12, with activities throughout the week. Our main youth group meeting each week is Sunday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m., where we meet up for food, fellowship, and fun! Every meeting has something new, whether it's games, a service opportunity, a scavenger hunt around Charlottesville, or a time for our youth to explore their spirituality. On Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m., Grace leads a small group where youth have an opportunity to share what's been going on in their lives and talk about the exciting parts and the challenges of being a teen. On Sunday mornings at 9 a.m., Joe leads our youth age Sunday School class, where we connect the stories of the Bible to our world today. Come check out all these opportunities—we'll hope to see you there!
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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Associate Rector, Christ Episcopal Church
Associate Rector, St. Paul’s Memorial Church
at St. Paul's Memorial Church
Advent is a time of waiting, a time of preparation, a time to remember who and whose we are. Set aside some time to listen for God’s invitation into this holy season. Through meditative walking, art, writing, scripture, and silence, we will tune our hearts to hear God calling us each by name.
This retreat is free and open to all.
This year, we are taking a different, simpler approach that requires little to no rehearsal time and can include any child who shows up and wants to participate on the day of the pageant. And that day is Sunday, December 13.
St. Paul's offers a number of weekly opportunities for learning and fellowship in small groups. They include:
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.
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.
|8:00 a.m.||Holy Communion
|10:00 a.m.||Holy Communion with Choir, Joyful Noise worship for God's Children
|5:30 p.m.||Holy Communion
|8:00 a.m.||Morning Prayer
|5 p.m.||Child-friendly service with Friendly Beasts and Holy Eucharist
|8 p.m.||Quiet service with Holy Eucharist
|11 p.m.||Festal Eucharist
|11 a.m.||Christmas Day Holy Eucharist