All posts by Jason Franklin

Seniors to Prideland on July 31

Prideland: A Dance Adaptation of “The Lion King” will be presented on Wednesday, July 31, from 3:00 to 5:00 at Reynolds Auditorium as part of the National  Black Theater Festival. This dance interpretation of The Lion King’s Broadway musical is the story of a lion cub’s journey to adulthood. All are welcome. A great outing with grandchildren. This production features a predominately all kid cast with performances that include pointe, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop.

The St. Paul’s bus will leave at 2:15 pm returning by 5:20. Send Anne Rahn your check payable to St. Paul’s for $27.00 to reserve your spot.

Join Education for Ministry

St. Paul’s Education for Ministry (EfM) group is now forming. EfM is a four-year program offered by the School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South. EfM equips lay persons responding to the call to Christian ministry. Participants study the Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Theology. The group meets once a week on Sunday evenings. For more information and to express an interest in joining, come to an info session on Sunday, August 4 after the 10 am service. We’ll meet in the conference room on the second floor of the education building. You can also find out more by contacting David Tamer at or (336) 407-7345.

Seniors to Minglewood Farm Preserve

On Thursday, August 15  the Seniors invite all to travel to Westfield, NC. We will tour Margie and Bill Imus’ farm and nature preserve and have an opportunity to make flower arrangements to take home.  Lunch will be tomato pie from the farm in their open-air building with a spectacular view of Pilot Mountain.    You can enjoy their woods walking path or sit and talk with Bill about the farm. 

The bus will leave St. Paul’s parking side lot at 9:30 a.m. for the 40-minute ride.   We should return by 3:00 p.m.    Send your $48.00 check to Anne Rahn  (723-4797) which includes lunch.

Back to School Cookout @ Center of Hope

Volunteers needed to help host a back to school cookout at the Center of Hope family shelter. St. Paul’s will provide hot dogs, buns, and condiments. We will grill and serve the families dinner from 4:00-6:00 at the Center of Hope, located at 1255 Trade St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101. If you sign up to bring a food item, please bring it prepared and ready to be served. A number count for shelter residents will be communicated the week before the event. If you have any questions please contact Nancy Vaders at or 336-723-4391 ext. 1502.

Please review the available slots to donate by clicking here. Thank you!

September 6 Seniors Outing

On Friday, September 6, Cheryl Harry, Director of Triad Cultural Arts, will lead an African-American Cultural and History outing. As our step-on guide, Cheryl Harry will lead us through Old Salem and other points of interest. This tour comes highly recommended.

We will leave on the St. Paul’s bus at 9:00 am from the side lot. Mail your $20.00 check payable to St. Paul’s to Anne Rahn to reserve your place. We will have lunch at Jeffrey Adams, your expense. Call Anne at 723-4797 with questions. 

New Podcast from Bishop Michael Curry

Bishop Curry has a new podcast! From the public affairs office:

Each week in Season 1, Bishop Curry introduces one of the seven Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. Listeners are invited into deeper engagement with each practice as Kyle and Sandy share their insights and offer questions for reflection or small group discussion.

Click here to listen.