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Here are the latest announcements and upcoming events:

Duncan Campbell Commissioning

Sunday, August 20
Congratulations to Eleanor Duncan Campbell for being accepted into the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC)! YASC is a missionary program through the Episcopal Church that integrates young adults into Episcopal/Anglican communities around the world. Duncan leaves for a year in Costa Rica on Sept. 5, but she needs your help as she works towards funding her trip ($10,000 total, about $3,250 to go). If you’d like to support her work, please donate at donation helps! Follow her blog at to see what she's up to in YASC.

Aging Gracefully with Spirit

Tuesday, August 22
The St. Paul’s Seniors invite all friends over 60 to join us for the next lunch in our "Aging Gracefully with Spirit" series on Tuesday, August 22 at 12:30 in Norton Hall. We are excited that our speaker will be Sally Balch Hurme, J.D. who will discuss her book Get the Most Out of Retirement: Checklist for Happiness, Health, Purpose, and Financial Security. Please come to share and learn. Please RSVP to Barbara Beach at We look forward to seeing you.

Carpenter's Shelter Dinner

Wednesday, August 23
St. Paul’s will host the dinner at the Carpenter’s Shelter on Wednesday, Aug. 23. We are requesting servers and donations of salads, fruit, and desserts at the shelter by 5:45 p.m. If you would like to help, please contact Laura Johnson.

Save the Date: First Friday Dinner

Friday, August 8
Join us for the fall kick-off of our First Friday dinners — Friday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.! For our first dinner of the program year, the whole family is welcome to join on the courtyard for a fun potluck. Sign up info is coming soon, but mark your calendar now!

Celebration Sunday

Sunday, September 10
We’ll kick off the program year on Celebration Sunday, September 10. This year, we continue the summer service schedule one more week, so that everyone can come to one celebration with food, music, and more after the 10 a.m. service. We will also celebrate our newly renovated courtyard — please join in the fun!

Daughters of the King Info Session

Sunday, September 10
How can you incorporate prayer and Quiet Days into your daily life? What’s a Rule of Life? Learn this and more at an information session with St. Paul’s Daughters of the King chapter — Sept. 10, anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Wilmer 3rd floor vestry room. Members will be available to answer questions and share information about the Order of The Daughters of the King. We’ll also have light refreshments! For more information, contact Chapter President Christy Hollywood at 703-519-1941.

Youth Group

Sunday, September 10
For all of our high school and middle school students: we are less than a month away from our youth group kick off party! Please mark your calendars and join the craziness on Sept. 10 from 5-6:45 p.m. More details coming soon!

Pious Pint

Sunday, September 10
Our evening "theology on tap"-style series at a local restaurant in Old Town continues this program year, every other month on the second Sunday. The next Pious Pint is scheduled for Sunday, September 10 following the 5 p.m. service. We’ll meet at Union Street Pub on Lee St. at 6:15 p.m. for a rich theological discussion – beverages and food are on your own. September’s topic is "Modern Christian Ethics." All are welcome, and we hope to see you then or at the next one! For more information or to RSVP, contact the Rev. Greg Millikin.

Sunday School

Sunday, September 17
A new year of Sunday school is right around the corner! To help us do our best job of planning, please take a moment and register your child for classes here. All children ages 4 through 6th grade are encouraged to participate. For any interested adult volunteers, we’d love to hear from you! Please email Mandy Hodges.

Faith Seeking Understanding

Wednesdays, Sept. 20 – Oct. 25
Our popular evening formation course, Faith Seeking Understanding, returns this fall on a new night. This six-week course includes dinner, a presentation, and small group discussion. For newcomers, this is a wonderful way to get acclimated to our church and our faith; for members or for anyone who has taken this course before, it is a terrific way to meet other parishioners and new members, and expand your spiritual formation. Join us Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Norton Hall, Sept. 20 – Oct. 25. For more information or to register, please contact the Rev. Greg Millikin.

Book Group Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 20
Take a trip to Jerusalem around 70 AD, with author Alice Hoffman. In her historical novel The Dovekeepers, set mostly in the fortress Masada, Hoffman explores how the fall of Jerusalem and ensuing crisis of faith affected real people and continue to echo today. We’ll discuss it over refreshments on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the vestry room. If you haven’t started reading, begin now – it’s long, but a real page-turner! For more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Rosemary Beales.

St. Paul's Dinner Groups

Friday, September 22
St. Paul’s Dinner Groups offer an excellent way to meet fellow parishioners, get to know new friends, and enjoy a relaxed dinner. Join a small group for monthly potluck dinners, held in a different home each month (hosting is optional). Enjoy the enthusiasm of the young and the wisdom of the elders at these adult dinners. We will be starting with our Kick-Off Dinner on Friday, September 22, and would love to have you join in the fun and fellowship. Please contact Francine Gemmill at 703-548-3584 or by email here to join.

St. Paul's Annual Friendraiser

Friday, October 13
As you’re making plans for fall, save the date for the first annual St. Paul’s Friendraiser event — Friday, October 13! Come together with the St. Paul’s community for a fun, casual evening that will support Alexandria families in crisis through our Lazarus Ministry. The evening will include entertainment, music, food and drink, giving opportunities, a dramatic video presentation, and, of course, fellowship. More details to come and in this email!

Shrine Mont Parish Retreat

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15, 2018
As you may have already heard, our annual St. Paul’s Parish Retreat to Shrine Mont has relocated from the previous season of mid-September to the weekend of April 13-15, 2018. The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Dean of Virginia Seminary, will be leading the Adult Education sessions and we hope you consider joining us at Shrine Mont next spring! Registration is now open at and all are welcome. If you have any questions or wish to learn more information, please contact the Rev. Greg Millikin.

Ongoing News/Events

Become an Acolyte

Starting September 2017
Calling all youth ages 10-17! St. Paul’s has an amazing crew of dedicated acolytes and we are seeking more to join starting in September. If you have a child between 10 (or turning 10 before the end of 2017) and 17 (or a senior in high school), we’d love to get them into our fun program! We will have plenty of time for everyone to get trained before serving. Questions? Contact Rebecca Wetherly by email here or at 703-338-4084.

Gleaning Volunteers Needed

Saturday, June 3 - mid-November
St. Paul’s will again participate in summer gleaning at the Old Town Farmer’s Market, taking food that would otherwise be discarded and giving it to those in need. The food goes to our Lazarus Ministry and the Friends of Guest House. We need volunteers June 3 through mid-November to help collect food and bag it. Children under 16 are welcome to come with parents (one per parent please). This year we have online signup available. Please contact Cindy Brack at or call 703-660-0675 if you are interested. If you can volunteer for one Saturday or more, your time and effort will be appreciated.

Summer Choir

Sundays starting June 4
All are welcome, including older children, to lead the singing at the 10 a.m. services through Labor Day weekend and to sing an easy anthem or two. Rehearsals are at 9 a.m. on Sundays in the gallery. For more information contact Grant Hellmers.

Gentle Yoga for All

Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.
St. Paul’s hosts a “Gentle Yoga for All” class on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome! A percentage of the class fees are donated to the Lazarus Ministry and Carpenter’s Shelter. For more information, please contact Margaret Townsend by email or by phone at (571) 218-2161.