Children’s Choir Session Starts October 29

DSC_0331Please join us for Session 2 of the Children’s Choir (1st grade and up). All are welcome! Our theme this session is gratefulness, which runs through our songs that we’ll sing November 23 for the annual meeting and in church with the adult choir.

Wednesday, October 29, 4:00 p.m. (Choir Room)

Wednesday, November 5, 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 12, 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 19, 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 23, 9:30 a.m. annual meeting and 10:30 a.m. service

Episcopal Peace Fellowship at St. Paul’s Ivy October 30

epf_headerAn inaugural gathering of the Charlottesville area Episcopal Peace Fellowship chapter will be held here on October 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. We will get acquainted with one another, learn about new resources, and create possibilities to strengthen individuals and local parishes in their witness to the ways of justice and peace.

Commemorating All Faithful Departed: Sunday, November 2

We will gather to celebrate and remember all who have died at a special service on Sunday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m. This unique liturgy includes prayers at the cemetery, icons, candle-lighting, and music from the choral Requiem by Herbert Howells, sung by the St. Paul’s Ivy Choir.  Please join us!

SPISH/SPIMS 2nd Annual All Saints Extravaganza Event (Hunger Games)

6E53C64B88F15A593F48A62374F46AA5_11018848Come one, come all to this year’s All Saints Extravaganza at St. Paul’s Ivy. Join us November 1 for a night filled with food, fun, games, and more. This year’s event theme is the “Hunger Games.” We welcome you to come dressed up as your favorite character from one of our 12 Districts. However, if you don’t have a costume, we empower you to come as you are. This event is open to all middle school and high school youth, you can even invite a friend. And don’t forget to wear sneakers, as there will be a hunger game in our new and improved battle arena, in short, a game all participants will enjoy. Please contact Jordan with questions and concerns. Lastly, if there is inclement weather, our entire event will take place inside the Parish Hall.

“May The Odds be EVER in Your Favour,”

President Jordan (Snow)

DATE: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5:00 p.m.  - 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION: St. Paul’s, Ivy (Panem) 851 Owensville Road Charlottesville, VA 22901

Halloween Concert

Glowing Jack O'LanternDaniel Brinson, our Director of Church Music, is playing for the Children’s Halloween Concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church this Friday, October 31, 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. This spooky event will be fun for all ages and features J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor and themes from Harry Potter. Join us!

AIM Chili Cookoff at St. Mark Lutheran on November 15

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Chili Cookoff
to benefit the Alliance for Interfaith Ministries (AIM)

St. Mark Lutheran Church
100 Alderman Road at Ivy Road

Saturday, November 15, 2014 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $8. each, children under 5 are free
$24 for a family of 3 or more

Local celebrities will be judging the chili,
which is being provided by members of the local faith community

AIM is an ecumenical partnership that depends on donations to provide emergency assistance to local families facing economic crisis—especially for rent and utility payments

Tickets can be purchased at the door, from an AIM board member, or through the AIM office by calling 972-1704.

Feeding Our Neighbors at Thanksgiving

thanksgiving 10Be a part of St. Paul’s Thanksgiving outreach as we purchase turkeys and prepare bags of Thanksgiving dinner food for the more than 60 local families who now come to our food pantry. Our children have beautifully decorated grocery bags for you to fill with non-perishable food. Filled food bags can be left in the back of the sanctuary. Monetary donations to cover the cost of the turkeys are needed as well. Checks made to SPI and marked “turkeys” can be put in the alms basin or brought to the office. Thank you for your generosity.

Vestry Nominations

sign 01The vestry nomination process is now open. A task force will create a slate of four candidates to present at the annual meeting, at which time nominations form the floor are also welcome. Vestry candidates should: be a team player with energy who can follow through with tasks, someone with strong personal faith and a passion for St. Paul’s, Ivy, someone with good communication skills, be a confirmed Episcopalian, and be known to the treasurer. If you would like to volunteer to run or to nominate someone else (after checking with them, of course), please be in touch with Peggy Williams, our senior warden.

Name Tags

nametagsThank you for helping with our name tag campaign! We know name tags can feel awkward but we hope that we can transform your experience of name tags as we seek to welcome new friends and grow deeper in our relationships in our wonderful community. To get a name tag of your  own, simply fill out the form on the back table in the narthex of the church.

Seminar on The Trinity November 7-8

stainedglassThis fall the Adult Formation Committee is pleased to offer a new opportunity to our congregation. The Rev. Dr. Kate Sonderegger of The Virginia Theological Seminary will offer a short seminar on the doctrine and conception of The Trinity. This course stems from a popular elective course in Systematic Theology which she has taught at the seminary for several years. On Friday night, November 7, beginning at 7:00 p.m. we will have the plenary presentation. Saturday morning we will have two sessions starting at 9:00 a.m. We very much hope that you can join us for this exciting program.  To register for this seminar, please call the Church office at (434) 979-6354 or click here to contact the church office.

Printable Church Calendar: October 26 – November 1, 2014

spi calendarTry our printable weekly calendar! Updated every Friday, this colorful refrigerator-friendly sheet lists all church events for the coming week but has plenty of room for dentist appointments, soccer games and teacher meetings. Click here to download the .pdf. This calendar will also be available via the CALENDAR webpage. Comments welcome!

St. Paul’s Ministries Booklet 2014 Available Here

church drawing 01Click here to download a printable version of our 2014 Ministries Booklet.