About Tad Richard

Movie Night!

Movie Night

There’s always an open invitation for anyone wanting to attend the “Movie Night” discussions facilitated by Fr. Javier and Tad Richard. This is an ongoing gathering. We’re watching one movie a month on our own and then meeting via Zoom (drink of your choice in hand) for a one-hour discussion.

The next movie is Loving which we will be discussing on the evening of Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 7 PM.

If you’d like to join us for the first time, or would like to be emailed about future Movie Nights, please email Tad at tadrichard@gmail.com so he can answer any questions and send you the Zoom link.

Come join us!

Presentation: North Carolinians Against Gun Violence

Join us at St. Paul’s this Easter season as we explore how we are called to live into Christ’s resurrection in our world today. St. Paul’s Racial Justice Planning Group (RJPG) is excited to bring Sara Smith, from North Carolinians Against Gun Violence who will speak about the state of gun violence in North Carolina and how individuals, families, and communities can prevent it. While firearm violence has risen in North Carolina, there are evidence-based programs and policies that have been proven to work. Come learn about what you can do to prevent gun violence in Wake County and across the state.

This week’s forum will take place this Sunday May 22 from 10:20-11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.  You may join us in person at the church or online by registering here

So NOW what’s up with Lobster Fest?

We wanted to have Lobster Fest this year. We REALLY did. We wanted to kick COVID 19 in the teeth and bring Lobster Fest back for 2021. But how? How could we return to the huge community gathering and still keep everyone safe? How could we invite everyone in the church to volunteer in a shared project and still keep everyone safe?

We brainstormed…

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So what’s up with Lobster Fest this year?

I’m glad you asked!

The Lobster Fest steering committee is busy trying to determine whether we can have Lobster Fest, and what “flavor” of Lobster Fest it will be.  No final decisions have been made, yet – we have a TON of different variables to consider, ranging from any needs to mask and social distance, to the availability of the parish hall, to the price of lobsters…  We ask that you be patient with us as we try to navigate a “new normal.” We will be in touch as soon as we can with more information and opportunities for participation.

Help Control the Spread of COVID-19

The state of North Carolina, working with Apple and Google, has created a phone app to help slow the spread of the virus, and we are encouraging all members of our community to install and enable it, for your own safety as well as the safety of those around you.

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Racial Equity Lenten Book Studies

We are pleased to be able to offer two book studies during Lent related to the issues of Racial Equity:

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving will be discussed on Wednesday Evenings.
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson will be discussed on Sunday Afternoons.

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Diocesan Racial Equity Offerings

The Diocesan Racial Justice and Reconciliation Committee (RJRC) presents a webinar by author Debby Irving in a three-part anti-racism series. The second part of the series, the 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge, begins on Sunday, January 17.…

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A statement on the Primates Meeting from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

“Our commitment to be an inclusive church is not based on a social theory or capitulation to the ways of the culture, but on our belief that the outstretched arms of Jesus on the cross are a sign of the very love of God reaching out to us all. While I understand that many disagree with us, our decision regarding marriage is based on the belief that the words of the Apostle Paul to the Galatians are true for the church today: All who have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female, for all are one in Christ.”

To view a video of the Most Reverend Michael Curry’s full statement in response to the Primates Meeting, please click here:  https://www.facebook.com/episcopalian/videos/10155010038437925/?theater .  Also read “Majority of primates call for temporary Episcopal Church sanctions.”

A Vision for Outreach

During the last 5 months this team of Bill Holmes, Dan Loughlin, Dave Mackie, the Rev. Sarah Phelps, Anne Pilgrim, Tad Richard, Kevin Swann, and Aleta McClenney, has worked towards a goal of providing St. Paul’s with a deeper, broader, richer sense of how we might live out our call as Christians to extend our faith beyond the pew on Sundays and to work, in service, with those whom Jesus blessed and whom we are called to love as we love ourselves. Information collected through adult education, surveys, listening circles, and one-on-one conversations falls into three broad categories: Philosophical, Financial, and Structural…

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