Adult Forum
Our adult forum on Sunday, January 29, will introduce our vestry candidates and provide an update on our transition plans as we prepare for the Rev. Will Peyton's arrival at the end of February. Please join us in the lounge after the 10 a.m. service.
Annual Meeting, Vestry Election, and Potluck
Vestry Nominees and Election – The Vestry Nominating Committee (Darren Ball, Peter Dennison, Paul Legrand, Vickie Gottlob, Charles Lancaster, and Frank Rambo) is pleased to report that David Litherland, William Taylor, Christie Thomas, and Erika Viccellio have agreed to stand for election for the four open seats of the Vestry class to serve through January, 2020. Pictures and background information on the candidates are posted in the parish hall. The annual meeting and vestry election will be on Sunday, January 29. Ballots for the election of new vestry members will be available at St. Paul's on January 29 beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through the start of the Annual Meeting that evening.
Potluck Dinner – This year’s annual meeting will be on Sunday, January 29, with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. and the business meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. Continuing our tradition, we will once again gather for a festive themed potluck dinner prior to the start of the annual meeting on Sunday, January 29. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Vestry and staff members will be "hosting" individual tables, each with its own theme. It's not too late to sign up! You can RSVP for the dinner by contacting the church office: 295-2156 or And even if you have not RSVP’ed, please join us. We will have plenty of food.
Welcoming Will
Before Will arrives, we are assembling a "picture directory." We have already collected 154 pictures and we hope to gather many more. Initially, we will produce a directory of only photos and names. See below for details on how to get your photo included in the directory.

Additionally, from now until Will's arrival, we will make a major push to make sure that everyone has a name tag and we will encourage everyone to wear theirs when attending a service or other event at St. Paul's. If you need a name tag, ask an usher for the form you need to use to request one.

Assembling a picture directory and encouraging the wearing of name tags will be of tremendous benefit to Will as he begins the process of getting to know all of us. It’s also a great opportunity for us to learn the names of fellow parishioners whom we may not know.

Photo Directory
As described above, St. Paul's is compiling a photo directory of our members. A directory member is anyone who is involved with our community.  We want to compile this directory quickly to help our new rector, the Rev. Will Peyton, learn our names and faces and we want your photos! We want individual photos of every person (children included). If possible, also submit a family group photo (but the individual photos are most important given how the directory software works).
There are three different ways to submit a photo:
1.  Have a photo taken at one of our photo shoots
Have your picture taken at one of the “photo shoots” being held after each service (8, 10, and 5:30) on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 – and before and after the Jan. 29 annual meeting. No need to make a reservation; just show up and we’ll take your picture.
2.  Submit photos electronically
Submit your photos electronically from a computer or cell phone by emailing an image attachment to
3.  Submit printed photos to the office
We’re also seeking volunteer photographers to help at the times listed. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer your photography skills, contact Leslie Middleton (293-5770, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Pat Punch (962-9075, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
The photos we have gathered will be posted in the parish hall the next two Sundays. If you are unhappy with the photo we have, simply have another picture taken.
Farewell to Neal
Next Sunday, February 5, will be the Rev. Neal Goldsborough's last Sunday with us at St. Paul's. We are very grateful for the steady and cheerful leadership and supportive and encouraging guidance that he has offered us throughout our interim period. After the 10 a.m. service that morning we will have a reception to celebrate Neal's time with us, and we plan to honor his request for a cake with blue icing! Please plan to join us as we express our gratitude to Neal for his ministry with us.
Mid-Winter Cleaning at St. Paul's
Clear the Way for Will Peyton! Come to the church on Saturday, February 18, to help clear the dust and add a shine to our building in anticipation of our new rector’s arrival. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. The more helping hands we have, the more we can accomplish! We'll clean from 9 a.m. - noon, but feel free to arrive late and/or leave early. 
After the cleaning is complete, we’ll gather in the parish hall for lunch and enjoy some fellowship and celebrate our cleaning success! Lunch will be provided.
Forward Day by Day Meditations
The Forward Day by Day meditation booklets for February through April are now available in the pamphlet racks by the front door of the church. St. Paul's subscribes to Forward Day by Day for anyone to take home and use. The booklet contains daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a Bible passage taken from that day's lectionary readings. You can also read the Forward Day by Day daily meditation online at Additional pamphlets on a variety of topics are also located in the racks. Please take a look next time you enter the church.
Young Women's and Young Men's Prayer Groups 
Back by popular demand! Young Women's and Young Men's Prayer Groups will recommence meeting this year on a bi-weekly schedule. We'll meet upstairs in the youth group room (the room above the lounge). These groups are open to young adults of all kinds--married, single, in school, out of school--as a time for deepening our prayer life together. The format of the group will depend on the members' interests, but will include some guided prayer/meditation, as well as time for discussion. Contact Kate Lichti ( with any questions. The women's and men's groups will alternate meeting Mondays at 8 p.m., and will conclude in time to attend the Compline Service at 9 p.m. 
Young Women's Prayer Group: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 8 p.m. (February 6, February 20, etc.)
Young Men's Prayer Group: 2nd and 4th Mondays at 8 p.m. (February 13, February 27, etc)
Upcoming Events
Virginia Intergenerational Model United Nations – The Virginia Intergenerational Model United Nations (VIGMUN) is the latest addition to the various events hosted by the International Relations Organization at the University of Virginia. It is an annual, single committee conference, this year The War on Drugs, being held on Saturday, February 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UVA's Newcomb Hall. The vision behind VIGMUN is to act as a forum where people can interact with others, regardless of their age. To achieve this, VIGMUN welcomes delegates from all walks of life and accommodates students from schools and colleges, as well as everyday adults who are interested in exploring Model United Nations. For more information, go to:, or contact Susan Roberts, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-409-0264
Shrine Mont Volunteer Work Weekend: April 7 - 9, 2017 – Volunteers are needed to spend a fun and giving weekend to help get Shrine Mont ready to open for the new year. Room and board provided. Projects to suit all skills and strength levels. Must be at least 16 years old. Sign up quickly, only 125 volunteers allowed. For more information please contact: Tom von Hemert, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (434) 823-2331.
EFN Volunteer Opportunity
The Emergency Food Network (EFN) is looking for volunteers to bag groceries once a month. The shifts available are the 1st Tuesday, or the 4th Wednesday, of each month. The job involves filling bags with cans and boxes from the shelves and usually requires about two hours. You can bag anytime on your day between 1 p.m. and 9 a.m. the following day. To learn more, contact Anne Ribble at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (434) 996-8663.
IMPACT Seeking Bookkeeper
IMPACT is a coalition of 26 congregations in Charlottesville and Albemarle County working together for justice, and St. Paul's is a long-time member. IMPACT is looking for a bookkeeper to maintain their financial records in an accurate and timely fashion. Pay is $15 per hour for up to 3 to 4 hours per week. Please send resume and a 2-3 person list of references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday, February 5th, or call the IMPACT office for more information: (434) 977-3022.
St. Paul's Families E-mail List
If you'd like to receive information about upcoming family events at St. Paul's, as well as church school and nursery news, please add your name to our St. Paul's Families email list. To sign up, contact Alice Fitch at the church office, 295-2156 or

Worship Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion
5:30 p.m. Holy Communion
9:00 p.m. Compline
12:15 p.m.
Holy Communion
5:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer

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