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News & Events

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Here are the latest announcements and upcoming events:

Star Wars Adult Forum

Sunday, December 17
At this Sunday's forum, we go back to a galaxy far, far away as Greg Millikin leads us in a discussion of faith and religion in the new Star Wars film, "The Last Jedi." Join us at 10 a.m. in Norton Hall. (Watch a "trailer" for the forum here!)

Christmas Poinsettia Donations

Due Sunday, December 17
Each year St. Paul’s parishioners remember loved ones with a donation for poinsettias to the church. Click here to make a donation, or fill out an envelope in the pew and donate by check or cash. Completed forms and donations are due Sunday, December 17.

Cloister Night

Tuesday, December 19
Cloister Night provides intentional devotion that resembles the deep spiritual experiences of living in a monastery. The evening consists of Eucharist, a simple supper, shared devotion, and prayerful silence. Advent Cloister Nights will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please RSVP by email to Bob Steventon.

Praying with the Songs of Taizé

Thursday, December 21
The popular contemplative service of songs from the famed monastery in Taizé, France, returns on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Close out your busy week and month with this peaceful, meditative prayer service.

First Friday Chili Cookoff

Friday, January 5
Keep the New Year's party going with our annual First Friday Chili Cookoff! Whether your signature chili recipe is vegetarian, all meat, five-alarm, Cincinnati, or otherwise, bring a batch to Norton Hall on Friday, January 5 at 6 p.m. All in our church family are welcome to participate and invite others. Please RSVP here by Jan. 3, and be sure to let us know number and ages of your children if you need babysitting.

Epiphany Evensong

Saturday, January 6
Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Epiphany will be on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Choir, directed by Grant Hellmers, will sing music by Richard Shephard, Palestrina, and Mendelssohn. The three Magi will make an appearance during the service. A reception will follow. Feel free to bring Aldi gift cards to donate to the Lazarus Ministry, bringing hope and help to those in need.

Youth Confirmation Class Info Session

Sunday, January 28
Interested students in grades 7 and up, please mark your calendar for a Confirmation Class information meeting on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. Classes begin Feb. 10. Register or sign up to receive more info here.

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

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.

Altar Flower Donations

Today’s flowers are given! Altar flowers can honor a loved one, celebrate a birth, baptism, confirmation and mark other special occasions. Learn more about this special Altar Guild program or schedule a donation by contacting Jane Cole at 703 780-0204 or via email.

Sure Foundation Ties & Totes Available

To support St. Paul’s in our Sure Foundation Year, we have tote bags and men’s & boys’ ties from Vineyard Vines available for purchase. Stop by the parish office or contact Maria Halloran to buy yours!