Contemplative Prayer and Compline

First Mondays beginning October 5 | 7:30 – 8:15pm Join Fr. Rick Lord on the first Monday evening of the month for reflections on the practice of contemplation with reflection on scripture, music, and the sacred writings of various authors ancient and modern. Then close the day in the practice of prayer with the service […]

Spiritual Growth Suggested Reading: November

Jemar Tisby’s 2019 bestseller The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism focuses on ways of understanding the effects of racism in American churches. Tisby suggests that churches have the power to change those established patterns of exclusion, by welcoming all to worship and showing honor to our neighbors. Copies of this book […]

PACEM Fund Raiser

We are excited to announce a new fundraising venture to benefit the PACEM women’s shelter. Available for purchase beginning today, PACEM has a 2021 calendar featuring the photography of native birds in Albemarle County. The intention is to use all of the profits from this calendar to continue funding case management and specialized programming for […]

Racial Justice and Healing Resources

New to our collection are two novels by Marilynne Robinson, Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize) and Lila. Both books offer intimate storytelling spanning generations, focusing on themes of identity, family, and worldview. Also recently added is the Oscar-winning film Green Book, which centers on a black pianist and his driver as they travel to […]

Additional Resources and Links

• The Diocese of Virginia is constantly updating its website with communications from the Bishop and other relevant information. • Sunday readings are available here. • The Book of Common Prayer is available online. • Need an online Bible? There’s a searchable, user-friendly one here. • Our Presiding Bishop posted this video message for the […]