Lenten Supper and Speaker: Wednesday, march 4

david lamotteCome join the St. Paul’s, Ivy community for a dinner and programming for all ages this Wednesday, March 4th in the parish hall.  We will gather at 5:30 p.m., say grace at 5:45, and begin the programs at 6:30.  Children will sing with Choir Director Daniel Brinson. We will welcome David LaMotte, who is an award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer, LaMotte’s passion is working for peace. LaMotte’s recent book World-Changing 101:  Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness offers hopeful, practical ways to problem-solve and make a difference. Currently he serves as the chair of the AFSC, Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Task Group and is a consultant on peace issues at the North Carolina Council of Churches

March 11: How Atlanta Changed our Lives with SPISH Missioners
March 18: What is Episcopal Peace Fellowship? with the Rev. Allison Liles
March 25: Family Eucharist with the Rev. Eric Liles

Click here to sign up to help with the Lenten Suppers.

PACEM Journey Volunteer Training March 4

PACEM 01PACEM’s next Journey Volunteer training will be Wednesday night, March 4 from 6:00-8:00 at The Haven (112 West Market Street in Charlottesville) in the fourth floor conference room. Many people have expressed interest in volunteering at PACEM beyond a congregation’s hosting or partnering. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a small group that’s paired up with a current or former PACEM guest in a meaningful, mentoring relationship.

Please contact Jesse Boeckermann ( for more information or to RSVP. Attending the training doesn’t obligate you to be a volunteer. Come to the training, ask questions, and see if this opportunity is for you. PACEM’s shelters close for the season March 28, and this is a great program to stay involved with PACEM beyond the shelter season, especially if you’ve made a connection with a specific guest during the season at a host congregation or if you already have an ongoing relationship is a current or former guest of PACEM. We have a number of participants ready to join a group. We just need some volunteer groups to partner up with the participants.

Please share this with your friends, family, church congregation, and/or community groups. We hope to see many people at the training March 4.

Printable Church Calendar: March 1 – March 7 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!