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News & Events

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Here are the latest announcements and upcoming events:

The Pious Pint

Sunday, July 23
Our popular evening adult education series, the “Pious Pint,” returns on Sunday, July 23 at 6:15 p.m. Come join us at Columbia Firehouse on St. Asaph Street as the Rev. Greg Millikin leads a lively theological discussion on a chosen topic, following the popular “Theology on Tap” model. Dinner and/or beverages are on your own. Please RSVP to Greg if you know you can make it, and please consider coming to our contemplative Sunday 5 p.m. service prior to the start of Pious Pint!

Carpenter's Shelter Dinner

Wednesday, July 26
St. Paul’s will host the dinner at the Carpenter’s Shelter on Wednesday, July 26. 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 Kathy Wood.

Save the Date: 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!

Ongoing News/Events

Parish Directory Updates

Due July 28
The office is working on the 2017 printed directory. Please let us know of any changes to your contact information in the last year (address, phone numbers, etc.). If you would prefer we use a cell phone number as your primary contact, make sure we have that information, as well as current email addresses. Send your updates to Sue Setliff.

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.