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News & Events

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Here are the latest announcements and upcoming events:

Adult Forum

Sunday, April 22
Please join us at 10 a.m. in Norton Hall when we welcome our neighbor, the Rev. Quardricos Bernard Driskell, pastor of the historic Beulah Baptist Church and adjunct professor of religion and politics at the George Washington University School of Political Management. How are we to engage in political conversation as people of faith? In a talk on “Faith and Politics in the Age of Trump,” Reverend Q, as he is affectionately known, shares his perspective as the leader of a faith community, scholar, and a healthcare lobbyist with ten years of government relations experience. Click here for more upcoming forums.

Spring2ACTion for Alexandria Food Programs

Wednesday, April 25
St. Paul’s will participate again this year in Alexandria’s city-wide fundraising day, Spring2ACTion, on April 25! Sponsored by ACT (Alexandria Community Trust), this day of giving provides a fundraising opportunity for Alexandria’s non-profits. Your donations to St. Paul’s will fund six organizations that feed our community members in need: Carpenter's Shelter, Christ House, Hunger Free Alexandria, St. Paul's Lazarus Ministry & farmers' market gleaning, Meade Memorial bag lunch program, and Meals on Wheels. Early giving opens on Wednesday, April 11 at!

Aging Gracefully with Spirit: Chair Yoga

Wednesday, April 25
On Wednesday, April 25 at 12:30 in Norton Hall, join the St. Paul’s seniors for lunch and a discussion about finding strength, balance, connection, and wholeness in our daily lives. Our speaker is Marianne Meyers, C-IAYT, a therapeutic and chair yoga instructor who will share some techniques that we can do at home. Come to share and learn over a cup of coffee and light lunch ($5-$10). Please RSVP to Barbara Beach at

Carpenter's Shelter Dinner

Wednesday, April 25
St. Paul’s will host the dinner at the Carpenter’s Shelter on Wednesday, April 25. 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 Caren Camp at

BBQ & Bubbly to Celebrate St. Paul's School

Friday, April 27
Calling all alumni and friends of St. Paul’s Nursery and Day School! Please join us in celebrating the School’s 70th Birthday at our annual soiree to support the Scholarship Fund. The event will be held on Friday, April 27 at the home of Melissa and Geoff Sigler. For more information regarding the party, contact the school at 703-549-1974 or If you are unable to attend, please consider a birthday contribution to the Fund. Hope to see you on the 27th!

SNAP Letter Writing Campaign

Saturday, April 28
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), our nation’s most critical anti-hunger program, supports working families earning low wages, seniors, children, and people with disabilities. The current Farm Bill is looking at structural changes to SNAP, with the House Agriculture Committee, the drafters of the bill, estimating an impact to 5 to 7 million current recipients, with a deep reduction or full loss of benefits to 1-2 million people. St. Paul’s joins with others in our community to write letters to our Representatives asking them to invest in and protect SNAP. If you’d like to help, come to the Vestry Room on Saturday, April 28 between 3-5 p.m. to write a letter or three (Kaine, Warner, and Beyer). By taking 20 minutes out of your Saturday afternoon, you will be helping almost 41 million people keep food on their table.

Family Communion Class

Sunday, April 29
On Sunday, April 29, St. Paul’s will host a Family Communion class during the education hour in the youth room (Lower Norton Hall). Led by the Rev. Dr. Rosemary Beales, this optional class is designed for parents and children of any age to attend together. Whether they are already receiving communion or waiting, the goal is for children to learn more about the sacrament of Eucharist in a comfortable environment where questions are welcome. St. Paul’s welcomes children of all ages to receive communion whenever they feel ready. To learn more or to RSVP, please email Mandy Hodges.

Christ House Dinner

Monday, April 30
Help is needed for a Christ House dinner on Monday, April 30. Servers will be needed from 4:30-6:15 p.m. and bakers can drop off baked goods at Christ House on Sunday the 29th or Monday the 30th before 4:30 p.m. Christ House is located at the corner of West & Prince Streets. If you would like to help, please contact Bob Aulthouse at 703-505-2008 or email

Youth & Children Silent Auction

Friday, May 4
The 10th Annual Silent Auction & Cocktail Party to benefit St. Paul’s youth and children’s ministry will be held on Friday, May 4, 7-9 p.m. Save the date! We are on the lookout for great items to add to the auction (including event tickets, vacation getaways, summer camps, local store/restaurant gift cards, etc.)! If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, we’d love to connect! Email Mandy Hodges. Tickets are now available — click here to get yours!

Explorers' Summer Camp

June 18 - August 17
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 18 - August 17. Register at Questions? Contact Rees Kirkorian, Explorers Director.

Vacation Bible School

June 25-29
We’re ready to start building an awesome Vacation Bible School program! If you’re interested in signing up your child, click here or visit VBS runs from June 25-29, 2018 for ages 4 through 3rd Grade. Tuition is $60 per child and will be collected at registration on the first day of camp. Please reach out if you have any questions (!

Ongoing News/Events

Volunteer Opportunity with Lazarus Ministry

Wednesdays & Thursdays
Two volunteers are needed to help return phone calls to our Lazarus Ministry from people seeking financial help, on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Spanish speakers are a bonus. If interested, please contact Laura Simmons.

Nursery & Day School Openings and 70th Anniversary

Our St. Paul’s Nursery and Day School, celebrating its 70th birthday, is now enrolling for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested in the 3’s, 4’s or K/5’s, or know a family who would be, please visit and contact us for this year or future years. “Like” the Nursery & Day School on Facebook, and join us for our annual fundraiser, The Spring Soiree, on April 27. Please contact Headmistress Martha Scott Schafer if you’d like an invitation.

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.

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!