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

Eldering with Grace Workshop October 25-26

Pike Place Market 02Eldering
A term coined by Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi to describe
the process of growing into wisdom and spiritual maturity as we advance in years.

Our culture has become very youth-oriented, leading many of us to fear getting older, slowing down, losing our place in the workings of the world. On Saturday, October 25 (9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.) and Sunday, October 26 (12:00—3:00 p.m.) a group of “women of a certain age” (in this case, over 60) will gather at St. Paul’s Ivy for a workshop to address the challenges and the possibilities of Eldering with Grace. This workshop/retreat is being jointly hosted by SPI and Emmanuel Church, Greenwood and is being led by Dona Wylie and a committee of women from both parishes. We are very excited about this opportunity for fellowship, sharing and learning and we hope that this experience will lead to an ongoing source of spiritual and social support for those experiencing the challenges and exploring the possibilities of their senior years.

We are still in the planning stages for this workshop, so we encourage you to watch your email and/or church bulletins for details in the coming weeks. Cost is $15 and includes lunch. If you have questions or would like to participate in the planning of this workshop, please contact Dona Wylie.

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!

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.

FIRE in Concert October 26 to Benefit PACEM

Fire LogoFire will present their fall concert on Sunday afternoon, October 26 at 3:30 at Holy Comforter Catholic Church in downtown Charlottesville (208 East Jefferson Street). The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert program includes music ancient and modern and features Holst’s Ave Maria as well as the Magnificat by American composer Lana Walter. The concert is offered as a benefit for PACEM, our area’s interfaith organization that provides wintertime support to our homeless neighbors. Contributions will be received with enthusiastic gratitude.

Welcoming Wine and Cheese Event October 26

welcomingAre you new (or just feel new) to St. Paul’s Ivy?
We would love to know you better!

Please join us for a wine and cheese party

Sunday, October 26
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
In the Courtyard

Children are welcome
RSVP to the Rev. Sarah Gaventa

Printable Church Calendar: October 19 – October 25, 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.

Save the Date! Seminar on The Trinity Coming 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, we will have the plenary presentation. Saturday morning we will have two sessions. 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.