We know you’ve missed it, and we’re excited to share that it’s back! Our Sunday morning formation offering, The Rector’s Forum (previously known as the Adult Forum) starts up again on Sunday, September 11! Join us between the services (about 9:15 a.m.) for our traditional Continental Breakfast and forum in the Parish Hall. Our tradition of bringing in engaging guest speakers will continue, in a slightly different format. This year’s Rector’s Forum will offer a more dialogue-centered event between the guest speaker and a member of the St. Paul’s, Ivy clergy, with plenty of opportunities for questions and comments from those gathered. (Speakers for the 2022-2023 season are lining up now, and include Kathy Thornton, a parishioner and former NASA astronaut; Joseph Varaksa and Richard VanArsdale, chaplains at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail; and Charles Mathewes, a member of the UVA Dept of Religious Studies.)

Join us for our first Rector’s Forum on September 11, when Fr. Justin will share a State of the Parish update and answer any questions you might have about our shared life in Christ at St. Paul’s, Ivy.

This fall’s speaker schedule:

  • September 11:  The Rev. Justin McIntosh, State of the Parish, in the Sanctuary (watch now)
  • September 18:  The Rev. Richard Lord, The Relationship Between Spirituality and Health (watch now)
  • September 25:  Mr. Joseph Varaksa and Mr. Richard VanArsdale, Chaplains, Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, Hope Is Everything (watch now)
  • October 2:  Ms. Page Gilliam and Ms. Denise McFadden, Georgia’s Friends, Become an Angel for a Woman in Recovery (watch now)
  • October 9:  The Rev. Roy Pollina, author of Justified by Her Children: Deeds of Courage Confronting a Tradition of Racism, a historical record of Christ Episcopal Church in Martinsville, Virginia
  • October 16:  Mr. G. Kelly Eplee, Director of Donor Relations at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, Updates on the Southwood Development and other Habitat projects
  • October 23 :  Dr. Kathryn C. Thornton, Physicist and former NASA astronaut, Low Earth Orbit: Baby Steps in Space
  • October 30:  Dr. Charles Matthewes, Carolyn M. Barbour Professor of Religious Studies, UVA, Why Does Evil Exist?
  • November 6:  Dr. George S. Bloom, Professor of Biology, Cell Biology, and Neuroscience, UVA, The Quest to Conquer Alzheimer’s Disease
  • November 13:  Dr. Christine Mahoney, Professor of Public Policy and Politics, UVA, Social Entrepreneurship, Poverty & Impact Investment in SW Virginia
  • November 20:  The Rev. Justin McIntosh, State of the Parish
  • December 4:  Mr. David Zahl, Founder of Mockingbird Ministries and author of Seculosity and Low Anthropology
  • December 11: Rev. George Morris, UVA Basketball and Football Chaplain and Blue Ridge Multi-Area Director, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Speaker dates are also posted on our Parish Calendar.

Did you miss a speaker, or want to share one of our Sunday morning conversations with a friend? Recordings of our Rector’s Forums can be found here.