Report from the Strategic Planning Committee

Click here for a printable version of this important committee report.

The Christmas Pageant Is Coming!

christmas pageant 14All children of St. Paul’s Ivy are invited to participate! Tryouts for speaking parts begin Sunday, November 22nd during the Christian Education hour (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.). All children interested in a speaking part (recommended for children 2nd grade and up) please meet in the Children’s Chapel. At that time children will be given the opportunity to read for various roles. Younger children will meet in the Godly Play 1 room to tryout for non-speaking roles. Parts will be assigned Sunday, November 29th, and regular rehearsals will be held during Treasure Time at the 10:30 a.m. service and continue up through the day of the pageant, December 20th. For more information contact Audi Barlow.

Join the Fun: Sign Up for the Christmas Pantry

cardinal_cornerAdd a little extra joy to your Christmas this year – sign up to help with our annual Outreach holiday project.

Choose a tag and buy a gift, help sort gifts for families or volunteer to distribute food and gifts on pantry day. Families in Western Albemarle need our help to make the holidays happy – please be a part of this special project.

Click here to view our online signup.

New Parish Directory Here!

powerredoneOur new parish directory is available online to parishioners with individual user names and private passwords. You control what appears in this online directory and it will only be made available to members of the St. Paul’s Ivy community. If you prefer not to be included in the new directory, which will also be available in printed form, or have questions about it, please e-mail or call the church office.

God the Giver: Stewardship 2015

god the giverPlease click here for information on our 2015 Stewardship campaign.

The Vine

W4 leading linesRead the newest edition of The Vine here!

Volunteers Needed for Continental Breakfast, Coffee Hour and Friends with Flowers

coffee 03We are in desperate need of volunteers to host Coffee Hour, Continental Breakfast and deliver flowers. Please see below to sign up or call the church office to volunteer.

Continental Breakfast
Hosts are needed for this ministry which provides light fare and coffee in the parish hall after the 8:30 a.m. service on Sunday mornings for the attendees of Adult Forum. Please volunteer online.

Friends with Flowers
Volunteers are needed to take flowers to church members that are in need of a beautiful bouquet delivered to their door. If you feel called to help with this mission, please sign up here or contact Lee Owen.

Coffee Hour
Coffee Hour is hosted by church families on a rotating basis. The hosts make coffee and lemonade (supplied by the church) and provide cookies or other light snacks on the scheduled Sunday morning following the 10:30 a.m. service. Click here to sign up.

New Spiritual Growth Reading

9780553380118Check out the November spiritual growth suggested reading, Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives, by Wayne Muller. Books are located on the table at the rear of the church. Simply read and return.

Advent Wreath Workshop November 29

advent wreath 05Our annual Advent Wreath Workshop is Sunday, November 29th at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. In addition to making an advent wreath for your home, this year’s festivities include a supervised children’s corner, musical entertainment, and refreshments. If you can donate greens, please contact the Rev. Sarah.  Greens should be delivered to the church by Saturday, November 28th. Adult Forum and Sunday school classes will combine for this intergenerational event!

Advent Women’s Bible Study Starts November 24

bible1Join the Rev. Sarah for an Advent Women’s Bible study at noon on Tuesdays for four weeks starting November 24th. We will be studying Old Testament prophecies that may be about Jesus and examine what they mean in Jewish and Christian contexts. If you have any questions, contact the Rev. Sarah or the church office. 

Looking for Nursery Staff

nursery 04We are in need of help in our Nursery. Candidate must be available Sunday mornings. Other work opportunities will be available on some Wednesday nights and during special events. The starting wage is $12/hr. New hires must be 18 years old, able to pass a criminal background check and have reliable transportation. No walk-ins. Access this link for an application. Email the completed application to or contact the church office at 434-979-6354 to have an application mailed to you.

Printable Church Calendar for November 29 – December 5, 2015

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!