Category Archives: Christian Formation

Rector’s Forum: Sacred Storytelling in Christmas Movies

St. Paul’s clergy will offer two Rector’s Forum classes titled “A Very Special Advent: Sacred Storytelling in Christmas Movies” at 10:15 a.m. on December 16 and 23 in Colhoun A.

The classes will view and discuss two popular children’s Christmas movies—Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

How might you experience these movies, in adulthood? What wisdom can they teach us about the Christian faith and life? This two-part series will be a light-hearted exploration into Advent themes through the characters of Rudolph and Charlie Brown.

Hot chocolate and popcorn will be served.

Confirmation Classes for Adults

Are you interested in joining St. Paul’s, and the Episcopal Church, in 2019?

Adults desiring confirmation or reception into the Episcopal Church will participate in weekly Sunday morning classes beginning January 13 and be welcomed into our church by the bishop at our annual bishop’s visit on Sunday, April 28.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves at

Faith and Justice January Program

The Faith & Justice Committee’s 2018-19 Lunch and Speaker Series will continue on Thursday, January 24, at 12:00 noon in Colhoun A. The program, “Income Disparities through the Lens of Gender and Race,” will be presented by Sabrina Slade, Director of Strategic Initiatives for The Winston-Salem Foundation.

Slade, who directs both the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem and The Black Philanthropy Initiative, will share the history and current state of income disparities in our community based on factors highlighted in two reports produced by The Winston-Salem Foundation.  She will also offer recommendations for addressing gender and racial disparities in an effort to create a more equitable, vital community for all.

Bring your own lunch. Beverages will be provided. All are welcome.