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An invitation to pray

As the month of February comes to an end and March dawns, I think about the fact that on March 12, 2024 we will mark the 4- year anniversary of the shutdown felt all over the world caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. Initially it was like one of those traumatic flash bulb moments like […]

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  February 26, 2024   No comments

Living Faith in Action

During her sermon this past Sunday, the Reverend Tracy Russell-Johnson urged us to “live our lives in faith in action.” But what does that look like? One way is exploring opportunities to serve within the parish of St. Paul’s. Here are two ways from the Justice Ministry to get more deeply involved: The St Paul […]

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  February 26, 2024   No comments

St. Paul’s Pilgrimage to DC

Where:  The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C. When:   Friday, May 3- Sunday, May 5 How: Carpool to Stamford train station; Metro North to GCS. Subway to 34th street; Mega Bus to Washington, D.C.  (it’s a pilgrimage !) Cost: Sign up HERE to secure your spot. (starting Monday morning, Feb.26),  First […]

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  February 22, 2024   No comments

Meet Nikkya Hargrove

Nikkya Hargrove is a writer whose forthcoming book, a memoir, Mama: A Queer Black Woman’s Story of a Family Lost and Found, will be published on October 15, 2024 by Algonquin Books. She has written about adoption, marriage, motherhood, and the prison system for The Washington Post, The Guardian, The New York Times, Scary Mommy, and Shondaland. She is the vice […]

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  February 13, 2024   No comments

Brian Whelan Artist Talk

A Pilgrimage of Sight: Behold the Holy City.A Speech given by Brian Whelan at the reception at St Paul’s on the Green on the 10th of February 2024 My thanks go to Rev. Daniel Simons for inviting me to show here and to Marsha Dunn and Audrey Cozzarin who helped organize the exhibition along with […]

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  February 13, 2024   No comments

Meet Joy Burns

Adrienne “Joy” Burns Joy was born in Harlem and grew up in the Bronx, NY. Her family’s roots in the Caribbean and the Carolinas led her to spend over 20 years in genealogy research. The time she spent in archives also led to curiosity about the lives of enslaved people in colonial CT. A collaboration […]

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  February 12, 2024   No comments

Kindred Thoughts Bookstore

Launched in October 2020 during the pandemic, Kindred Thoughts Bookstore started as an online book club via Zoom reading titles such as The Truths We Hold (VP elect at the time, Kamala Harris), The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson), Harlem Shuffle (Colson Whitehead) to name a few. Continuing to leverage online platforms, we promoted our quarterly discussions on Eventbrite and have had people […]

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  February 5, 2024   No comments

Noah Klein

Noah Klein graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with a BM in Organ Performance, studying under Dr. Janette Fishell. He was the Musical Intern for Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Back home in Northfield, Minnesota, Noah plays for local churches in the area as well as organ recital series throughout […]

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  February 1, 2024   No comments

Ruby Bridges Screening

Saturday, February 10, 6:45 pmGather at Congregation Beth El Norwalk at 6:45 pm for for Havdalah, (the short service that separates the Sabbath from the rest of the week) followed by a film screening of the Disney movie Ruby Bridges. Ruby was the first Black student to desegregate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. Admission is a […]

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  January 30, 2024   No comments

Celebrating Absalom Jones

As part of Black history month we remember the Reverend Absalom Jones the first black Episcopal priest and founder of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas now located at 6361 Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As last year, parishioners from St. Paul’s with join the Diocesan celebration at St. Monica’s Church in Hartford. For […]

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  January 30, 2024   No comments