Contemplative Outreach Quiet Day October 4

Stanley Park 10Renew the body, mind, and spirit at the Quiet Day offered by local Contemplative Outreach leaders Adrienne Carlee and Susy Weiss here at St. Paul’s Ivy. We will gather in the parish hall at 8:30 a.m. and settle in for this in-house centering prayer retreat. Please bring a journal, reading, or drawing materials for the personal quiet time offered both before and after lunch. Please bring a water bottle and lunch. Attendees may choose to come for all or part of the day. The retreat will end at 3:30 p.m. Periods of silence will be alternated with time for meditative walks.

SPISH and SPIMS Get Jumping on October 5

10006921_302786576541895_919889089_nWe have reserved the Jumpology facility in Richmond with Crozet UMC, Crozet Baptist, and Olivet Presbyterian for. So that we may coordinate travel plans for our group in advance, please confirm each person’s attendance with Jordan Casson, Director of Youth Ministry. The cost per person is $12.  We will be at the facility from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. When we return to St. Paul’s Ivy we will immediately start washing pets as part of our Blessing of the Animals at 5:30 p.m. If you are not able to go to  Jumpology, but are able to make the Pet Blessing event, please contact Jordan.

PACEM Cordon Bleu Picnic October 19

ashlawnJoin Ace Contracting and PACEM for a revival of the Cordon Bleu Picnic on the historic grounds of Ash Lawn-Highland Sunday afternoon, October 19 from 2:00-5:00. Tickets are $75 per person, and all proceeds benefit PACEM. $50 of each ticket is is tax deductible. There will be great food and live music. Contact Executive Director Dawn Grzegorczyk for more information or tickets at 434/973-1234 ex. 121 or

FIRE in Concert October 26 to Benefit PACEM

fire flameFire 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. A free will offering will benefit PACEM. Fire is a Charlottesville-based women’s a cappella chamber ensemble whose members share both a desire to live grounded in the Divine and a great joy in singing well together. Their repertoire is eclectic (Hildegard to Hatfield, Praetorius to Parker). Their disciplined attention to the art and craft of their singing together is a constant.

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

Dinner Groups Forming Now

chicken-piccata-italian-recipe-lemon-caper-sauce-e1320193469528Joining a dinner group is a great way to get to know fellow parishioners while enjoying a pot luck supper. Everyone is welcome to join us. Usually, the host prepares an entrée and the other members bring an appetizer, salad and bread, vegetable or dessert. Sign-up now through September 28th in the back of the Church.

For more information contact Beth Fox.

Friends With Flowers Needs YOU

altar flowers 07Volunteers are needed to bring 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 contact Lee Owen.

Printable Church Calendar: September 28 – October 4, 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.

With Thanks

image6The Carpenter’s Kids Committee would like to recognize and sincerely thank the following individuals who contributed in a variety of ways to our very successful Benefit Concert this past Sunday evening. Special thanks to Keith Winkler from AbbeyRoad for providing the wonderful music, Ed and Regina Pierce for allowing the event to be held at their gorgeous venue, Meriwether Springs Vineyard, Julie Dudley for leading the team of shoppers/cooks who provided the delicious boxed dinners and Jenny Commins for her beautifully designed bags which contained them. The support from the parishioners of St. Paul’s Ivy and many friends from the community has been overwhelming and the people from Nzali, Tanzania will greatly benefit from your generosity. God bless.

Bill and Carolyn Achenbach
Tommy and Jeffri Adkins
Bill and Jane Baer
Linda Beights
Tory Blackford
Joanne Blakemore
Paul and Michelle Bushrow
Steve, Ellen and Sam Campbell
Jordan Casson
John and Jeanne Chamales
Brenden and Ginnie Clancy
Deedi Coleman
Jenny Commins
Shirley and Ra Cunningham
Vic and Sarah Dandridge
Ann Claiborne Dandridge
Charlotte Delaney
Janice Doyle
Beau and Julie Dudley
Doug and Sarah DuPont
Robin Durkin
Frank, Pam, Holland, Allie and Spicer Edmonds
Stuart Ellis
Judith English
Albert and Donna Ernest
Ramya Fernando
Vic and Denise Foster
Skip and Beth Fox
The Revs. Matt and Sarah Gaventa
George and Page Gilliam
Richard and Leslie Gilliam
Rick and Linda Goodling
Leigh and Paula Gordon
Erik Greenbaum
Bill and Pat Greene
Kenny and Louise Greer
Carol Hagen
George Halliday
Thomas and Mary Anne Harkins
John and Amy Harris
Bill and Dana Henderson
Chris and Meg Holden
Lillian Holden
Bob and Shirley Hurst
Meg Janucik
Bill and Cathy Kahn
Byrd and Mary Leavell
The Revs. Eric and Allison Liles
Bob and Cathy Lively
Greg and Paxson MacDonald
Paul and Diane Manning
Brooks and Anne Marshall
The Rev. Canon Henry N.F. Minich
Tim and Lindsay Mullen
Ed and Regina Pierce
Karen Poos
Steve and Chloe Raynor
Joanne Rome
Glenn and Patti Rowe
David and Debbie Scott
SPI Vestry
Tom and Annette Selinger
Susan Smith
Phil and Julie Speasmaker
Bruce and Leslie Sullivan
John and Gina Thornton
Kirk and Cathy Train
Jim and Susan Turner
Anita Vere Nicoll
Eric and Mary Beth Wagner
Opie and Martha Watson
Alf and Debbie Weaver
Mike and Cathy Wesson
Beth Wharton
Bob and Charlotte Wilcox
Olivia Willms
Keith and Wendy Winkler
Bruce and Dona Wylie

Although we have tried to be thorough, please forgive us if we have inadvertently omitted your name from this list.

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.

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. We will begin with dinner on Friday night, November 7, and then have the plenary presentation. Saturday morning we will have two sessions divided by a coffee break and group discussion, then end with an optional lunch. We very much hope that you can join us for this exciting program.

Writers Wanted!

Creating our own Ldevotional coverenten Devotional in-house has become a spiritual exercise that we appreciate in the penitential season of Lent. Our welcoming committee now revises the booklet so that it may be distributed to those who are new to our church, in order to give them a sense of the folks who call St. Paul’s Ivy their church home. Those who have chosen to write for the Lenten Devotional have found the experience to be one of personal growth as they have read, prayed, and formed their thoughts on a particular passage from the scripture.

This year we plan to work on the Lenten Devotional in the fall, and have set a deadline of November 1 for reflections. We hope to complete the booklet before the holidays. If you are interested in being on the sign-up sheet to write for a particular day (a Saint’s day, a birthday, or anniversary) or just any day in Lent, please contact Debbie Scott. Entries should be between 250-350 words, based on one reading out of the lectionary of The Book of Common Prayer for that day. Our model for this exercise is the Forward Day By Day, in which there is a personal response to scripture followed by a prayer. Personal anecdotes and humor are welcome!