Monthly Archives: November 2015

Reflections from an initially reluctant pledger

God the Giver! Stewardship Campaign -Kay McCall I remember staring at the blank pledge card the year Calvin and I joined our first church as young adults, a heaviness in the pit of my stomach. I had contributed to my … Continue reading

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A Few Words of Thanksgiving

-Bernadette Aylward For me, one of the best parts of travel is coming home. Experiencing a new place and meeting new people is enriching, but it also highlights the good things about home. On the last day of any trip, … Continue reading

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Finding Our Common Ground

-Patrick Keyser In a recent sermon, our priest Abbott described an encounter she had with a pair of Jehovah’s Witnesses who visited her house. As she began telling this story, I became physically uncomfortable as I thought of the many … Continue reading

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Noise, Noise Everywhere

-Paige Trivett, Blue Sky Fund Noise, Noise, Everywhere There’s no doubt about it, the city of Richmond is loud. From cars on the expressway, to live music drifting out of bars, to sirens on police cars and firetrucks, we’ve got … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Response

-Patrick Hall, Stewardship Co-Chair 2015 As Thanksgiving approaches, I think about the many wonderful meals and family dinners I used to attend. I remember how my mother and her home were the center of our family as a whole. The … Continue reading

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Grace in little moments

Lissie Baker, Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School “Okay – I’ll give you an example, and you tell me which addition property fits that example. Sound good?” “Huh?” Her eyes dart back to my face and she smiles, knowing I’d caught … Continue reading

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