Category Archives: Christian Formation

The Art of Self Care for Christians

St. Paul’s Caring in Community Committee will offer the first session of a three-part spring series, The Art of Self Care for Christians, on Thursday, April 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the parlor. Committee Chair Dr. Elizabeth Allen will lead the session, “Simple Ways Perspective and Perception Can Add Joy to Your Life.”

As Christians, we sometimes overlook the full meaning of the commandment, “love your neighbor as yourself,” and instead act as though God is calling us to love our neighbors instead of ourselves!

Each session in the series will offer an opportunity to connect with others, grow in faith and learn some time-friendly techniques for loving and caring for ourselves. Sessions will also include:

  • Scripture reading relevant to self-care
  • Time for sharing
  • Presentation of a simple technique for shifting into positive emotional and physical states of peace, hope, calm and wellbeing
  • Introduction of a gentle, non-verbal technique for prayer

To register (optional), contact Anne Rahn at (336) 723-4797 or arahn@stpauls-ws.org.

Faith & Justice April Program

The Faith & Justice Committee’s 2018-19 Lunch and Speaker Series will continue on Thursday, April 25, at 12:15 p.m. in Colhoun A.

The program, “Unlocking the Truth in the Justice System,” will be presented by Mark Rabil, Clinical Professor of Law at Wake Forest University and Director of the Innocence & Justice Clinic at Wake Forest School of Law.

In these days with cries of “fake news” and an increasing awareness of our biases, do the methods of innocence clinics provide effective means of determining “what happened?”  What are the lessons of the more than 2,300 exonerations of innocent people wrongfully convicted by U.S. courts?  Is there hope?

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

Faith & Justice May Program

The Faith & Justice Committee’s 2018-19 Lunch and Speaker Series will conclude on Thursday, May 23, at 12:15 p.m. in Colhoun A.

The program, Economic Mobility in Forsyth County: What’s the Problem? will be presented by Dr. Craig Richardson, Director of the Center for the Study of Economic Mobility, Winston-Salem State University and BB&T Distinguished Professor of Economics at Winston-Salem State.

North Carolina has one of the fastest growing economies in the country, yet we have some of the lowest outcomes for those who are born at the bottom of the economic ladder. What special challenges make Forsyth County among the hardest places to escape poverty in the entire country?

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