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Here are the latest announcements and upcoming events:

Donations & Prayers for Hurricane Victims

Episcopal Relief & Development is accepting donations to help provide emergency assistance to people recovering from the impact of flooding after the recent major storms. Your generous support will supply critical necessities for communities immediately and for the long-term as they recover and rebuild. All donations are tax-deductible. If you'd like to donate, click here.

Sure Foundation Vineyard Vines Ties & Totes for Sale

Starting September 10
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 Norton Hall lobby this weekend to buy yours! Contact Maria Halloran with any questions.

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.

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 Shannon Watson at 703-628-7739 or by email here to join.

Social Media Sunday

Sunday, September 24
This weekend we celebrate Social Media Sunday, a day set aside each year for Christians everywhere to use digital devices intentionally to share their life of faith with the world. We invite you to snap photos and videos during services and activities this Sunday, and post them on your social media channels with the hashtags #stpaulsalexandria and #SMS17. If you’re not already, be sure to also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Carpenter's Shelter Dinner

Wednesday, September 27
St. Paul’s will host the dinner at the Carpenter’s Shelter on Wednesday, Sept. 27. 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.

Praying with the Songs of Taizé

Friday, September 29
This Friday, Sept. 29, our popular contemplative service of songs from the famed monastery in Taizé, France, returns. Close out your busy week and month with this peaceful, meditative prayer service — 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 1
Calling all four-legged pets, fish, rodents, hermit crabs, and stuffed animals! Join us on the courtyard next Sunday, October 1 at 4 p.m. for the Blessing of the Animals, on the occasion of the Feast of St. Francis.

First Friday Tailgate Party

Friday, October 6
Join us for the First Friday Fall Tailgate Party on October 6 at 6 p.m.! We encourage you to wear your favorite team jersey or apparel. Burgers, dogs, and tailgate fare will be on the menu and babysitting will be provided. RSVP and sign up to bring a dish at

St. Paul's Annual Friendraiser

Friday, October 13
Join us for a night of magic! The first annual St. Paul’s Friendraiser event will be held Friday, October 13, 7-10 p.m. in the Atrium behind Society Fair (277 S. Washington St.) Come together with the St. Paul’s community for a fun, casual evening that will support Alexandria families in crisis through our Lazarus Ministry. Ticket levels start at $50 – to RSVP, click here or stop by Norton Hall on Sundays in September and October. For more information contact Laura Simmons & Kim Gallagher.

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

Choir Rehearsals Resume

Starting September 13
Choirs are resuming this month and new members are always sought and welcomed!

  • Adult Choir rehearses Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Angel Choir (age 4 thru 2nd grade) starts Wednesday, Sept. 13, 4:45 - 5:15 p.m.
  • St. Cecilia Choir (3rd grade and up) starts Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6 - 6:45 p.m.
  • Hand Bell Choir starts Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7:45 – 9 p.m.

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.