Sign Up for Coffee Hour!

coffee 02We are looking for hosts for coffee hour in November and December. Can you help? Click here for more information and our sign-up website.

SPIMS & SPISH Dinner October 8

pizzaThursday, October 8th at 7:15 p.m.

The Strategic Planning Committee and Rev. Sarah invite all SPISH and SPIMS students for dinner at Macy Lenox’s house. We want to hear from you! RSVP to Macy Lenox at

God the Giver: Stewardship 2015

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

St. Paul’s Seeking Administrative Assistant

church-office-sign-se-2436St. Paul’s Ivy is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to support its ministerial staff and Church Office operations. The successful candidate will be self-motivated with professional demeanor and presence, positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent verbal communication and inter-personal skills. He/she must possess strong organizational skills, proficiency in office procedures and methods to ensure work flow, knowledge of office computers and software (Microsoft Office Suite required; desktop publishing, Facebook and web page skills a plus). This person must be able to multi-task, be flexible in their job routine, work as team member in a collaborative environment, and relate well to other church staff, parishioners and visitors. See the detailed position description for specific duties and required skills.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in the position and the gifts and skills they possess along with a resume and salary requirements. Applications will be accepted by mail or email at the addresses below until September 12, 2015 to be reviewed as received.

Mail to:
Administrative Asst. Position
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 37
Ivy, Virginia 22945

Or send via email to

The Daring Way

lanternJoin a small, interfaith group of women as we learn and grow spiritually and personally by committing to showing up, being seen, and living brave. This group will be more than a book club reading Brené’s books together. Each session will use The Daring Way™ curriculum, a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown that integrates the material from each of her books. Further information is available at

“Here’s how I see the progression of my work: The Gifts of Imperfection – Be you. Daring Greatly – Be all in. Rising Strong – Fall. Get up. Try again.” – Brené Brown

We will meet twice a month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ivy from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights beginning October 14.  Please contact Rev. Stacy Williams-Duncan for more information or register, by sending email to or calling  510-673-5993.

It’s an App Too! A New Parish Directory

powerredoneOur new parish directory will offer online access 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.

Social in the Courtyard October 18

welcoming invitationAre you new to St. Paul’s – or just feel new? Please join us Sunday, October 18 from 4-6 p.m.

Please RSVP to the Welcoming Committee.

Centering Prayer Workshop October 10

mountains 04We will host a gathering for all interested in Centering Prayer on October 10th. We will focus on two practices that bring the fruits of centering prayer into daily life. The morning session will feature DVD presentation by Fr. Carl Arico on Lectio Divina. In the afternoon will session we will view a talk on The Welcoming Prayer by Sr. Bernadette Teasdale. Here is a tentative agenda;

9-9:30 Gathering and coffee
9:30-10 Centering Prayer
10-10:10 Break
10:10-10:45 DVD talk by Fr. Arico on Lectio Divina
10:45-11:15 Discussion
11:15-12 :00 Small group practice of Lectio Divina

12:00-1:00 Lunch (bring your own)

1:00-1:30 Centering Prayer
1:30-1:40 break
1:45-2:15 DVD talk by Sr. Bernadette Teasdale on Welcoming Prayer
2:15-2:45 Discussion of Welcoming Prayer
2:45 Closing prayer

Books will be on sale. A collection basket will be available for donations to Contemplative Outreach and to St. Paul’s Ivy.

We look forward to seeing you, sitting in silence together and sharing our experience of Centering Prayer. May the Spirit continue to be active in our lives.

Please RSVP to or 434-295-7969 by Oct 7.

Enneagram Workshop October 17-18

enneagramIntroduction to the Enneagram: Discovering your Type
October 17 & 18

The Enneagram is a powerful, precise and dynamic model of personality typology. It is based on underlying motivation, unlike the Myers-Briggs system, which is based on behavior. This two-day, 10-hour introduction will introduce the nine types using videotaped interviews of individuals who describe the world from their perspective and in their own words. The workshop will emphasize the Enneagram of Personality, but will also refer to other enneagrams that describe the deeper links of the soul to, for example: intuitional style or virtues. Informative lectures and experiential exercises will help participants gain an understanding of each of the nine types.

We will meet Saturday, October 17 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. with a bag lunch & Sunday, October 18 1-4 p.m.. The fee is $120; 15% discount for registration & payment received 30 days in advance. It will be held at St Paul’s Ivy or Sunset Farm, Crozet.

For Registration & Information please email:

workshop flyer

Enneagram Group To Meet Beginning October 22

enneagram 01On-Going Self-Observation Group: Seeing Type in Your Daily Life
(9 meetings beginning October 22)

This on-going Enneagram Group will support participants in learning to observe the operation of personality type in their daily lives: getting to know your type up-close & personal. We will practice ways to stop our habitual reaactivities and provide a patform for trying alternate strategies from the other types. Through self-observation practices and readings on our own and other types, we will discuss our insights in seeing the world from our own and other types’ points of view. Through this understanding, we will gain greater understanding and experience of the human qualities described by the Enneagrams of the Holy Ideas & Virtues.

Meetings are tentatively scheduled for Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 21, Feb 4&18, Mar 3&17, & Apr 21 from 1-4 p.m. We will meet at Sunset Farm in Crozet. Group open to anyone who has had some exposure to the Enneagram (either through a workshop or reading) and has some sense of what their type might be. Cost: $180 for the series (some scholarship funds available). Enrollment limited.

For Registration & Information please email:

group flyer

Women’s Retreat Coming in November

retreatA weekend retreat for women of all ages and stages!

Friday, November 13 – Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015
Led by the Rev. Grace Cangialosi and Dona Wylie
Come join us for a time of play as prayer in the lovely Shenandoah Valley.
Buttonwood Lodge at Signal Knob, Strasborg, VA
Cost: $225.00. Includes room & meals.
For more information, or to register, contact Dona.

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.

Recommended Reading!

9780827235212Sabbath in the Suburbs, A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time by Maryann McKibben Dana.

Dana and her husband embark on a year of practicing Sabbath as a family with three children seven and under. She is a Presbyterian minister with a high need for order; the challenge of incorporating a whole day of rest each week is daunting. For those who truly want to put life in perspective, this book provides spiritual and practical support. Find 3 copies on the table at the back of the church, and simply return the book to the table when finished.

Printable Church Calendar for October 4 – October 10, 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!

ChurchNext Course Available!

churchnext 01ChurchNext Online: Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop Elect of the Episcopal Church, recorded a ChurchNext Course entitled How to be a Crazy Christian. Please take advantage of this and other on-line courses available to St Paul’s Ivy over the summer. Click here for the web site.  Login: newspivy and Password: newstudent. Click on  My Courses.