Pro-LGBT Ugandan Bishop to Visit St. Paul's! - August 21
We are honored to host Bishop Christopher Senyonjo (ret.) from Uganda during his upcoming visit to San Diego. Bishop Senyonjo was expelled from the Church of Uganda for his support of homosexuals and has taken great risks in defense of LGBT people in his country (a nation where lawmakers have considered imposing a death penalty on homosexuals). His visit will be an historic opportunity to hear the personal witness of a courageous man of faith who has proclaimed God's inclusive love and spoken truth to power in Uganda.
Bishop Senyonjo will preach at both morning services next Sunday-and will also be in our 9 am forum-as we welcome the local faith community and those who are working to make the church safe and welcoming for everyone. For more info, contact The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle at email@example.com.
AFC half-marathon is next Sunday morning, August 21. The finish line is nearby in Balboa Park and closes at 10:00 am. After 8 am, parishioners from downtown or east of Balboa Park driving north on I-5 should take 163 North and exit at Quince St to 6th or 4th Aves. Map of the race course is at http://www.afchalf.com/maps.shtml
Visit the Children of Dorcas House
Saturday, August 20, 11:30 am-6:00 pm
Visit our foster home in Tijuana for a fun and possibly transformational adventure! We meet at the Cathedral at 11:30 am to carpool to the border. Bring about $20 per person for transportation and insurance (no one is turned away for lack of funds), plus $10 for lunch and incidentals. A valid passport is required. RSVP with Suzanne by Aug16 at 619-437-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More info: dorcashousefriends.org
Chanting-Prayer and Breakfast
August 20 (and every third Saturday), Cathedral Chapel, 9:00 am
Lauds is a form of prayer that might be for you. Lauds is a quietly beautiful and peaceful ancient monastic Office (prayer service) sung in the morning. We're using the Lauds and Vespers book, so if you have a copy, bring it along. Come and listen (because it sounds amazing in the chapel) or sing along as the Spirit moves you. Afterward, join us at a nearby eatery for brunch so we can all get to know one another.
Cathedral Dramatic Reading Group
Thursday, August 25 from 7 to 9 pm in the Fireside Room
The Cathedral Dramatic Reading Group will meet again Thursday, August 25 from 7 to 9 pm in the Fireside Room. At our first gathering in July, fourteen of us read together portions of an original screenplay and a delightful short drama which was performed at the Cathedral several years ago. At our August meeting each person will be offered parts of short plays to read together. All are invited. Light refreshments and beverages provided. Reservations and information: in the Queen's Courtyard today or via email@example.com
Sponsored by the Cathedral Center for the Performing and Visual Arts.
The LUV Gala
Saturday, August 27, 6:00 pm at the Hilton Resort on Mission Bay
Every year, St. Paul's Senior Homes and Services invites you to their annual LUV Gala (Love Uniting Volunteers) benefiting St. Paul's Senior Homes and Services. This year's honorees are Mark and Barbara DeMichele who will be recognized for their outstanding service to the San Diego community and to St. Paul's. Join this unique and colorful party under the stars! Cost is $195 per person and includes dinner and entertainment. Learn more and RSVP at www.stpaulseniors.org
Moms United to End the War on Drugs
International Overdose Awareness Day Activities: Aug 31, 7 pm
A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing) will hold a vigil on Aug. 31 at 7 m here in the Courtyard at St. Paul's. We will gather to remember and honor individuals who have lost their lives to overdose, and to the failed war on drugs. We will bring awareness to the crisis of accidental fatal overdoses, and to sensible solutions such as increased access to overdose reversal medication naloxone, and implementing Good Samaritan 911 policies. Event will include press conference, lighting of candles, overdose ribbons, speeches from community partners, including FACTS, NAMI, GRASP, NAACP, Interfaith Council, etc. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-670-1184 Gretchen Burns Bergman.