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News & Events

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Here are the latest announcements and upcoming events:

Summer Outreach Campaign: Got Breakfast?

Starting Sunday, June 4
St. Paul’s annual summer outreach program aims to provide simple, tangible items to the disadvantaged in our community. The 2017 campaign – Got Breakfast? – is dedicated to supporting Hunger Free Alexandria. You can help provide breakfast to 150+ families this summer by donating non-perishable breakfast items. Choosing from the list below, buy any one or more items and drop them in the Norton lobby collection bin, or order online through Amazon at If you order online, be sure to select delivery to Jennifer Broetzmann at 2121 Eisenhower Avenue, Ste. 501, Alexandria, VA.

Items needed:

  • Healthy cereals (e.g., Mini Wheats, Cheerios, etc.) 
  • Oatmeal/grits (regular and instant) 
  • Pancake mix (“add water only” variety) 
  • Pancake syrup 
  • Apple or grape juice (64 oz. or less – non-refrigerated variety) 
  • Parmalat shelf stable milk 
  • Cooking oil (64 oz. or less)
Vacation Bible School

Monday, June 26—Friday, June 30
This summer’s Vacation Bible School program will be June 26-30. We look forward to exploring a new culture in "Passport to Peru: Discovering God’s Good Gifts"! Registration is open here for children ages 4 through 3rd grade. We also welcome older student volunteers to sign up as well! Email Mandy Hodges with any questions.

Aging Gracefully with Spirit Series: Downsizing/Decluttering

Wednesday, June 28
St. Paul’s Seniors invite all friends to join us for the next gathering in our “Aging Gracefully with Spirit” Series. Please come to share and learn. Over a light lunch (pay what you want), we will focus on the topic “Downsizing/Decluttering.” We have a wonderful speaker lined up on the subject and will have an opportunity to participate in a discussion with a question and answer period. We will gather on Wednesday, June 28 from 12:30–2 p.m. in the Vestry Room on the 3rd floor of Wilmer (Duke Street entrance). Please RSVP to Barbara Beach at All are welcome but especially those over 60. We look forward to seeing you!

Carpenter's Shelter Dinner

Wednesday, June 28
St. Paul’s will host the dinner at the Carpenter’s Shelter on Wednesday, June 28. 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 Ben Richardson.

Ongoing News/Events

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.

St. Paul's Explorers Summer Camp

June 5 — August 18
Join us for summer fun at St. Paul’s Explorers summer camps! Children (2-5 years) will explore our world for 8 weeks between June 5 - August 18. Learn more and register at Questions? Contact Rees Kirkorian, Explorers Director.

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.

2018 Holy Land Pilgrimage

Our 2018 parish pilgrimage will return to the Holy Land for the Palestine of Jesus course at St. George’s College in Jerusalem. In addition to the Jerusalem sites, the pilgrimage will include two nights in Galilee and a two-day visit to Petra, Jordan. The dates are June 18-30, 2018. The cost of the pilgrimage, not including airfare, is $3,200 per person (based on double occupancy, with a single supplement available). An overview of the pilgrimage and informational meeting will be held on Sunday, July 9, following the 10 a.m. service in Norton Hall. For more information, please contact Barbara Warder.