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Young Adults in Fall 2020

We are excited to announce two great fellowship opportunities this fall for young adults at St. Paul’s.

We will continue our popular monthly Taco Tuesdays. New for fall, we will be meeting in person at 7 pm with a socially distanced backyard hangout in the backyards of different group members. The September meet up will be September 29. Additional dates are October 27 and November 24  (will not meet in December).

Small-Group Bible Study for Young Adults, which began in August, will continue through the remainder of the year. Meetings begin at 7 pm and is offered via Zoom. Dates for the study are August 13 & 27, September 10 & 24, October 8 & 22, November 5 & 19, and December 3.

For more information on either of these opportunities and to connect with the young adults ministry, please email the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org

 

Small Group Info for St. Paul’s 2020-2021

St. Ruth’s Circle
Meets 2nd Monday of the month on Zoom
Contact Michelle Krell at mcanderson0509@email.campbell.edu and Megan Marshall-Wicker at marshallmf2@gmail.com to join

St. Lucy’s Circle
Meets monthly on Zoom
Contact Tricia Vaughn at triciavaughn@aol.com to join

St. Margaret’s Circle
Meets Wednesday evenings once a month
Contact Elizabeth Foley at epfoley@gmail.com to join

St. Mary’s Circle
Contact Toni Corpening at toni177@yahoo.com to join

St. Anne’s Circle
Meets for lunch on the 2nd Monday of the month
Contact Lynn Holtzclaw at lynnhoodholtzclaw@usa.net and Peggy Slater at peggypslater@gmail.com

Young Adults small group
Studying liberation theology using the book The Scandal of Redemption by Oscar Romero.
Meets on 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00pm, in the Ardrey-Graves backyard
Contact Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org to join

St. Paul’s is forming a new support group for military families.   The group will meet regularly with the intent to form a community that provides resources and support for its members.     If you are interested in being a part of this community, please contact Margie Hodgin at owl586@gmail.com.

St. Paul’s Caring in Community Ministry Group has the mission of raising awareness and promoting mental health and well-being through ongoing communication, education,  support, and spiritual practice and care.  The steering team meets every other Wednesday at 4:00, and we are currently meeting on Zoom.   If you are interested in joining our efforts, please contact Nancy Montgomery at montgon@triad.rr.com.

St. Paul’s Walking Group:  Our Caring in Community committee invites all for every other Friday walks.    Our 40 minute walks begin at 9:30 am in a shaded area in Reynolda Village.   We practice social distancing and wear masks.    Email Anne Rahn arahn@stpauls-ws.org  to be added to the email list.   You will receive an email before each walk with details and you simply reply to confirm if you will participate that week.   Do join in for exercise and to reconnect with your parish family!    Even if you feel you can only join in occasionally, we would love to have you.

St. Paul’s Widows Group (Let’s Get Crackin):    Sponsored by the Caring in Community Committee, this is a small group supporting each other from grief to growth.  Facilitated by Sandy Seeber and Anne Rahn the group meets on patios every 4 weeks.    Contact Anne Rahn at arahn@stpauls-ws.org for more information.

Lucy Paynter’s small group
Studying The Wisdom Pattern by Richard Rohr
Fridays from 10-11:30 in the Paynter backyard
Contact lpaynter@triad.rr.com to join

GLADS group for LGBTQ members and allies
Studying The Mystic in You by Bruce Epperly
Meets Thursdays at 7pm in members’ backyards
Contact Lynn Parsley at lynnparsley@gmail.com to join

EFM (Education for Ministry)
Studies Scripture, Christian history and theology through program of study through Sewanee, The University of the South. Learn about registration at http://efm.sewanee.edu
Meets weekly on Sunday evenings from September-May
Contact David Tamer at davelaw@bellsouth.net

Enneagram Group
Studies the Enneagram using a variety of texts
Group starting anew in October
Contact Julie Smith at jdjs1000@gmail.com and Nancy Dunn at nancydunn7678@gmail.com to join

Faith & Justice committee
Sponsors’ presentations are on the fourth Thursday of each month from 12:15-1:15 pm on Zoom
Meets the first Monday of each month from 12:15-1:15 pm on Zoom
Contact Kathy Ausen at kathyausen@gmail.com or 336-918-7839 to get involved

ROSES Group:  ROSES (Reach Out and Serve Episcopal Seniors) visitors provide friendship to a homebound parishioner in their home or care facility.   Currently by phone, mail, or outside with a mask.   This group is sponsored by the Senior Adults Ministry and facilitated by Stephen Ministry.   The group meets every six weeks to discuss their experiences, obtain resource materials and pray for the ministry.  Meeting currently on ZOOM.  Contact leader, Pat Marquardt, (Patriciamarquardt936@gmail.com or 336-923-8089) or Senior Adult Minister, Anne Rahn, arahn@stpauls-ws.org or 336-749-4906, for more information.

Centering Prayer
5:00-6:15 PM, Wednesdays via Zoom or Google Meet
Centering Prayer is a gentle form of silent prayer grounded in the monastic contemplative tradition. After reading and reflecting on a brief passage or chapter, the group observes 20 minutes of silence.
Readings are often drawn from the works of Thomas Keating.
Contact: Gail Phillips at (336) 970-1700 or carolinableu@aol.com

Men’s Ministry Small Group
Meet once a month on Zoom
Contact Warren Allan at warren40@yahoo.com or the Rev. Nick VanHorn at nvanhorn@stpauls-ws.org for more info

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
Meets Friday morning at 7:00 AM via Zoom
We review the New Testament lesson and Gospel for the upcoming Sunday and one of our members takes a turn in leading the discussion
Contact Jonathan Engram at Jonathan.Engram@wbd-us.com or (336) 918-3710. 

Outreach Update: 9/10

During these unprecedented times, Outreach at St. Paul’s remains committed to being a community partner with our neighbors, particularly our neighbors with housing and food needs. We will continue to safely provide food and financial assistance in the upcoming weeks and here is how you can be a part of these ministries:

1. We are continuing to partner with the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope Family Shelter throughout the summer. We will provide dinner every Thursday night for all shelter guests. The signups are listed below for each week. We are only dropping off the food to their kitchen, not staying to serve. Here are the current signups:

September Dinners: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d45aaad2eaa8-center

October Dinners: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d45aaad2eaa8-october

2. We will once again be providing lunch for students at the Winston-Salem Street School this fall. The Winston Salem Street School is a non-profit high school for alternative students, and is our neighbor just down the street on 6th St. While we cannot stay and serve due to pandemic restrictions, we will be dropping of meals for their students in October, November and December. The Sign-Up links are below, and please let me know if you have any questions.

October 6th: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094CA9AB28AAFB6-street

November 10th: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094CA9AB28AAFB6-1110

December 8th: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094CA9AB28AAFB6-128

3. We anticipate crisis financial needs in our community to steadily increase during this time. Job and food insecurities are a byproduct of the necessary precautionary measures taking place to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and assisting those with acute financial needs is an important part of our outreach ministries. We continue to offer financial assistance to those in crisis via phone interviews and referrals. If you would like to make a donation or learn more about our financial assistance program, please contact Rev. Nancy Vaders at nvaders@stpauls-ws.org

Thank you all so much! Your generosity and support during these uncertain and ever-changing times has been extraordinary, and I’m so proud to be a partner with you in the Gospel call to love and serve our neighbors.

Rev. Nancy Vaders, Director of Outreach Ministries

Seeing White Discussion Group Signups

Seeing White: A Study of Racism from a historical and spiritual lens
Led by Ricky Shore and Kathy Ausen

This class, available on Tuesdays this fall at either 12 pm or 7 pm, will focus on episodes of the podcast Seeing White produced by the Scene on Radio podcast team from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.  Our discussions will consider these questions:  Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from?  What does it mean?  What is whiteness for?  We’ll explore these questions through a historical, spiritual, and a present-day lens. You are welcome whether you were a part of the Waking Up White Book Study or whether you are just joining us.  We hope you’ll be a part of these important, interesting, difficult, and thought-provoking sessions.

Sign up here:

  • There are two sections; 12 pm and 7 pm. Dates are the same for both.

Adult Formation for Fall 2020

Formation continues at St. Paul’s with several opportunities to explore faith, race, and community. We will continue classes online for now as we move closer to in-person opportunities.

We are also excited to announce that adult forums will move to Sundays starting September 13! Join us on Zoom for classes for adults from 11 am – 12 pm.  Schedule follows.

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September 2020

Young Adults: Small Group Bible Study

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 3, 2020

Join the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves and the Young Adults Ministry for this every other week bible study specifically designed for young adults. For more information on either of these opportunities and to connect with the young adults ministry, please email the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org

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Living Abundantly in a Time of Scarcity

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 11, 2020

Led by Sara Ardrey-Graves, Dixon Kinser, Darby Everhard, Martha Metzler, John Shields, Mark Ardrey-Graves, Julie Smith What have Christians always done when they need grounding?  Many of us are feeling adrift and helpless when considering our response to the painful events of this year.  From the COVID-19 pandemic to racial reconciliation to a struggling economy to a contentious election, our world has no shortage of suffering right now.  It begs the question, how do we live in an increasingly complex…

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Seeing White Discussion Group at Noon

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 13, 2020

Seeing White: A Study of Racism from a historical and spiritual lens Led by Ricky Shore and Kathy Ausen This class will focus on episodes of the podcast Seeing White produced by the Scene on Radio podcast team from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.  Our discussions will consider these questions:  Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from?  What does it mean?  What is whiteness for?  We’ll explore these questions through a historical, spiritual, and a present-day…

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Seeing White Discussion Group at 7 pm

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 13, 2020

Seeing White: A Study of Racism from a historical and spiritual lens Led by Ricky Shore and Kathy Ausen This class will focus on episodes of the podcast Seeing White produced by the Scene on Radio podcast team from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.  Our discussions will consider these questions:  Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from?  What does it mean?  What is whiteness for?  We’ll explore these questions through a historical, spiritual, and a present-day…

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October 2020

Living Abundantly in a Time of Scarcity

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 11, 2020

Led by Sara Ardrey-Graves, Dixon Kinser, Darby Everhard, Martha Metzler, John Shields, Mark Ardrey-Graves, Julie Smith What have Christians always done when they need grounding?  Many of us are feeling adrift and helpless when considering our response to the painful events of this year.  From the COVID-19 pandemic to racial reconciliation to a struggling economy to a contentious election, our world has no shortage of suffering right now.  It begs the question, how do we live in an increasingly complex…

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Seeing White Discussion Group at Noon

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 13, 2020

Seeing White: A Study of Racism from a historical and spiritual lens Led by Ricky Shore and Kathy Ausen This class will focus on episodes of the podcast Seeing White produced by the Scene on Radio podcast team from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.  Our discussions will consider these questions:  Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from?  What does it mean?  What is whiteness for?  We’ll explore these questions through a historical, spiritual, and a present-day…

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Seeing White Discussion Group at 7 pm

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 13, 2020

Seeing White: A Study of Racism from a historical and spiritual lens Led by Ricky Shore and Kathy Ausen This class will focus on episodes of the podcast Seeing White produced by the Scene on Radio podcast team from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.  Our discussions will consider these questions:  Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from?  What does it mean?  What is whiteness for?  We’ll explore these questions through a historical, spiritual, and a present-day…

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Young Adults: Small Group Bible Study

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 3, 2020

Join the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves and the Young Adults Ministry for this every other week bible study specifically designed for young adults. For more information on either of these opportunities and to connect with the young adults ministry, please email the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org

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Living Abundantly in a Time of Scarcity

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 11, 2020

Led by Sara Ardrey-Graves, Dixon Kinser, Darby Everhard, Martha Metzler, John Shields, Mark Ardrey-Graves, Julie Smith What have Christians always done when they need grounding?  Many of us are feeling adrift and helpless when considering our response to the painful events of this year.  From the COVID-19 pandemic to racial reconciliation to a struggling economy to a contentious election, our world has no shortage of suffering right now.  It begs the question, how do we live in an increasingly complex…

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Seeing White Discussion Group at Noon

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 13, 2020

Seeing White: A Study of Racism from a historical and spiritual lens Led by Ricky Shore and Kathy Ausen This class will focus on episodes of the podcast Seeing White produced by the Scene on Radio podcast team from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.  Our discussions will consider these questions:  Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from?  What does it mean?  What is whiteness for?  We’ll explore these questions through a historical, spiritual, and a present-day…

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Seeing White Discussion Group at 7 pm

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 13, 2020

Seeing White: A Study of Racism from a historical and spiritual lens Led by Ricky Shore and Kathy Ausen This class will focus on episodes of the podcast Seeing White produced by the Scene on Radio podcast team from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.  Our discussions will consider these questions:  Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from?  What does it mean?  What is whiteness for?  We’ll explore these questions through a historical, spiritual, and a present-day…

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Young Adults: Small Group Bible Study

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 3, 2020

Join the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves and the Young Adults Ministry for this every other week bible study specifically designed for young adults. For more information on either of these opportunities and to connect with the young adults ministry, please email the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org

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Adult Confirmation Class Q&A

October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Adults new to St. Paul’s or new to the Episcopal Church are invited to join our fall Confirmation class. Confirmation is a ritual in the Episcopal church for us to express our faith in Jesus Christ, reaffirm the promises given to us in baptism, and publicly join the community of faith when the bishop visits us. If you already went through a practice of confirmation in another faith tradition, you would be “received” into the Episcopal Church in a similar ritual. If…

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November 2020

Young Adults: Small Group Bible Study

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 3, 2020

Join the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves and the Young Adults Ministry for this every other week bible study specifically designed for young adults. For more information on either of these opportunities and to connect with the young adults ministry, please email the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org

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Young Adults: Small Group Bible Study

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 3, 2020

Join the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves and the Young Adults Ministry for this every other week bible study specifically designed for young adults. For more information on either of these opportunities and to connect with the young adults ministry, please email the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org

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December 2020

Young Adults: Small Group Bible Study

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 3, 2020

Join the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves and the Young Adults Ministry for this every other week bible study specifically designed for young adults. For more information on either of these opportunities and to connect with the young adults ministry, please email the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves at sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org

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Outreach Update: Aug. 14, 2020

During these unprecedented times, Outreach at St. Paul’s remains committed to being a community partner with our neighbors, particularly our neighbors with housing and food needs. We will continue to safely provide food and financial assistance in the upcoming weeks and here is how you can be a part of these ministries:

1. We are continuing to partner with the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope Family Shelter throughout the summer. We will provide dinner every Thursday night for all shelter guests. The signups are listed below for each week. We are only dropping off the food to their kitchen, not staying to serve. Here are the August and September signups:

August 20th: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094ca9ab28aafb6-820

August 27th: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094ca9ab28aafb6-827

September 3rd/10th/17th/24th: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d45aaad2eaa8-center

2. St. Paul’s has committed $5000.00 toward the Cook Elementary fund that supports meals and school supplies for students and families in need. Cook is our longtime neighbor, and we are thrilled to be able to contribute to the needs of over 100 students and their families during these unprecedented times. For more information about this collaboration please contact Rev. Nancy Vaders at nvaders@stpauls-ws.org

3. The 2020 St. Paul’s Stedman Grant recipients have been selected. The Stedman Grant was established in 1931 to provide funding to organizations and projects that benefit the residents of Forsyth County in the area of health, both physical and mental, on advice from the Outreach Committee and Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

In total, $69,000.00 was distributed between these six organizations:

  • Samaritan Ministries: Grant money awarded to Project Cornerstone, an intensive onsite treatment program for homeless men in recovery.
  • Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries: Grant money awarded to the inmate counseling program and chaplaincy services.
  • Trellis Supportive Care: Grant money awarded to support the Veteran’s counseling program.
  • Hawley House: Grant money awarded to support the only women’s licensed inpatient recovery program in our city.
  • Winston-Salem Street School: The street school is a non-profit high school for nontraditional students. Grant money was awarded to a collaboration effort with Crossnore to provide trauma training for teachers and staff to help better understand the needs of students who have experienced childhood trauma.
  • Crisis Control Pharmacy: Established in 1987, Crisis Control Ministry’s Pharmacy was the first licensed free pharmacy in North Carolina. Today, it is the largest free pharmacy in Forsyth County.

4. We anticipate crisis financial needs in our community to steadily increase during this time. Job and food insecurities are a byproduct of the necessary precautionary measures taking place to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and assisting those with acute financial needs is an important part of our outreach ministries. We continue to offer financial assistance to those in crisis via phone interviews and referrals. If you would like to make a donation or learn more about our financial assistance program, please contact Rev. Nancy Vaders at nvaders@stpauls-ws.org

Thank you all so much! Your generosity and support during these uncertain and ever-changing times has been extraordinary, and I’m so proud to be a partner with you in the Gospel call to love and serve our neighbors.

Rev. Nancy Vaders, Director of Outreach Ministries