Sundays on Sept. 26, Oct.3, Oct. 17, & Oct. 24: “Horizons of Mission” — Following the 9:30 service on these four mornings, Fr. Terry will lead a forum at 11:00 a.m. in the parish hall. Click Adult Christian Formation for more information and the four forum topics. All are invited to attend.
Director of Music
We are excited to welcome Andrew Shelden as our new Music Director! Andy comes to us from the Charlottesville area and brings a wealth of experience as an organist and choir director and a fluency in several musical styles, including Celtic and Jazz. We are delighted to have him join us and to help lead us in worshipping the Lord! Click here to meet Andy.
Parish Opportunities Coming this Fall
Tuesday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the church: Women of the church, St. Monica’s resumes! Our speaker will be Ellen Stamps, who will tell part of her life story during World War II in the Netherlands and her later work with Corrie Ten Boom, author of The Hiding Place. Following the presentation, there will be discussion of meeting times and ministry projects for the coming year. (See St. Monica’s Guild.)
Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall: A talk for the community by Dr. Elena Calvillo, the chairman of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Richmond — Dr. Calvillo, whose academic specialization is 16th century Rome and the Renaissance and Baroque periods, will present a study of Western European art and the relationship between art and the Church. Her doctoral dissertation was on Titian’s 1514 painting, Noli me tangere, (“touch me not), the episode in the Gospel of St. John involving Jesus and Mary Magdalene after the resurrection. Bring your family, friends and neighbors and join us for a fascinating evening.
GSEC Neighborhood BBQ
Please mark your calendar for our GSEC neighborhood BBQ on November 7th, from 3 to 5 p.m. We are planning for BBQ, fixin’s, and fun for all ages. Plus, more Bluegrass music! If you have a tent that we could use to create a shaded seating area, please notify the church office. Additional details will be provided in October, including ways for you to volunteer.
From Fr. Terry on 9/17/21: St Monica’s Guild has put together two dozen Children’s Activity Bags for visitors and children of the parish to use to participate on an age-appropriate level in our Sunday worship. If you have children, you can find these bags, separated into early and later grade levels, in the narthex (Forest Hill Ave foyer). Together with the Family Bible Study sheets, these bags are an effort to more fully welcome children into our community. Thanks, St. Monica’s!