February Faith and Justice Speaker

The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, continues on Thursday, February 19, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Colhoun room. This month, the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke will present, “What Happens when ‘the Faith’ is Dissolved and its Virtue of Justice is Abrogated?” Reflecting on Nazi Germany’s attempt to redesign Christianity as a promotion agency for the state, Stuart will explore lessons to be gleaned from that tumultuous episode in contemporary history as the Church today continues its struggle to confront evil, speak truth to power and stand tall as the Body of Christ. Bring your own lunch. Beverages will be provided.

Seniors’ Trip to Wilmington

St. Paul’s Senior Adults will visit historic Wilmington, NC, on May 19, 20 and 21. Highlights of the trip, planned by Sally Engram, include visits to Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design, Airlie Gardens, the Latimer House Museum, Burgwin-Wright House Museum and St. James Episcopal Church. The group will stay at the Hampton Inn Landfall. The all-inclusive cost is $410 per double or $545 per single. For information, call Sally at 761-8269. To reserve a space, send a $200 deposit to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn.

‘The Magic Flute’

St. Paul’s Senior Adults will attend the Piedmont Opera performance of “The Magic Flute” at the Stevens Center on Sunday afternoon, March 15. Mozart’s fantastical tale, which has been enchanting audiences for more than 200 years, explores a world of magic-realism, complete with a giant serpent, moody monarchs, a secret brotherhood and one very lovesick bird catcher. The group will leave St. Paul’s side parking lot by bus at 1:30 p.m. To reserve your place, send a check for $50 per person to Senior Adults Minister Anne Rahn. Contact Anne at 723-4797 or arahn@stpauls-ws.org.