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Children’s Choir & Dinner 4:15 pm
Children’s Choir & Dinner
Nov 1 @ 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday afternoons for children and families: It’s choir rehearsal for children of all ages plus a big family dinner for children and parents alike. 4:15 Children in grades 2-5 meet in Fellowship Hall; snack is first, then rehearsal in the choir room. 5:00 Children age 3 to 1st grade meet in the Fellowship Hall  while older children play freely 5:30 All children and families gather for dinner in the Fellowship Hall.  Main dish is provided.  The meal is free and open to all!
Adult Choir 7:15 pm
Adult Choir
Nov 1 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Sports Backer Fitness Class 9:30 am
Sports Backer Fitness Class
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
These classes are free – part of the SportsBackers “Fitness Warriors” program. All fitness and experience levels are welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors.
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Adult Faith Formation 9:30 am
Adult Faith Formation
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race book discussion   The Reverend Denise Anderson and the Reverend Jan Edmiston, Co‐Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have invited the church to read and discuss the book, Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving.   Here is a quote from the Rev. Anderson about this book discussion and study “We need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Believe it or not, this was really good news to me when I heard it at the end of my first anti‐racism training session. What I understood in a second was that it is okay to be uncomfortable. I heard this in a room full of brown, black, and white people, all with different experiences, all wanting God’s justice to be made real, all committed to loving one another. Thinking about racism in such a setting made me mighty uncomfortable, just as reading this book did. There are two wonderful gifts from this experience, though: when we pay attention to our discomfort, we can learn and change and love each other better, and we are all always (always, always, always!) held in the grace of Christ. Here’s the thing: Being uncomfortable isn’t the only thing going on when reflecting on the stories in this book. What you’ll find by using the questions at the end of the each chapter is that your life is much richer than you thought, it’s more vibrant, and you have way more resources than you thought you did for understanding what’s going on with racism in our country. Learning about how to interrupt racism is part of learning how to be a disciple of Christ. We’re learning how to love God and love others as ourselves.
Worship 11:00 am
Worship
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Youth Group 5:00 pm
Youth Group
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dinner: TBA Justice: In Our Community
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Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Clyde Davis is certified to teach a form of Tai Chi for health specifically developed for those suffering from arthritis. Whereas those with arthritis are encouraged to attend, it’s a perfect beginning class for anyone wishing to begin the practice of Tai Chi. For those who have trouble standing, the form can be done in a chair. The class is open to anyone interested from the church, seminary or the community for no cost. We encourage those participating to wear loose fitting clothing and shoes with flat soles but this is not mandatory.
Sports Backer Fitness Class 6:30 pm
Sports Backer Fitness Class
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
These classes are free – part of the SportsBackers “Fitness Warriors” program. All fitness and experience levels are welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors.  
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Children’s Choir & Dinner 4:15 pm
Children’s Choir & Dinner
Nov 8 @ 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday afternoons for children and families: It’s choir rehearsal for children of all ages plus a big family dinner for children and parents alike. 4:15 Children in grades 2-5 meet in Fellowship Hall; snack is first, then rehearsal in the choir room. 5:00 Children age 3 to 1st grade meet in the Fellowship Hall  while older children play freely 5:30 All children and families gather for dinner in the Fellowship Hall.  Main dish is provided.  The meal is free and open to all!
Adult Choir 7:15 pm
Adult Choir
Nov 8 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Sports Backer Fitness Class 9:30 am
Sports Backer Fitness Class
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
These classes are free – part of the SportsBackers “Fitness Warriors” program. All fitness and experience levels are welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors.
Marathon Mile 23 Water Stop 11:00 am
Marathon Mile 23 Water Stop
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Come help pass out water and cheer on runners in the annual Richmond Marathon!  Mile 23 stop is in front of Children’s Hospital on Brook Road.
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Adult Faith Formation 9:30 am
Adult Faith Formation
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Everything I Need to Know I Learned as a Public Defender.  Some of the Bible’s biggest stars are prisoners, or should have been, including priests like Seraiah and Zephaniah, Joseph, Samson, Paul, and my favorite shoulda-been-a-prisoner, Moses, to say nothing of the many prisoners at large to whom the psalmists and prophets promised freedom.  Find out how 16 years of working mainly with prisoners, freed me of any doubts that “God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  Romans 8:28 (NIV).  I hope to listen and converse, not just talk.  Please come join me. — Paul Gill.
Worship 11:00 am
Worship
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Youth Group 5:30 pm
Youth Group
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinner- Youth Group – Compline   Dinner: Doug/Tyler Smith   Presbyterianism: The Book of Confessions
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Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Clyde Davis is certified to teach a form of Tai Chi for health specifically developed for those suffering from arthritis. Whereas those with arthritis are encouraged to attend, it’s a perfect beginning class for anyone wishing to begin the practice of Tai Chi. For those who have trouble standing, the form can be done in a chair. The class is open to anyone interested from the church, seminary or the community for no cost. We encourage those participating to wear loose fitting clothing and shoes with flat soles but this is not mandatory.
Sports Backer Fitness Class 6:30 pm
Sports Backer Fitness Class
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
These classes are free – part of the SportsBackers “Fitness Warriors” program. All fitness and experience levels are welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors.  
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Presbyterian Women Circles
Presbyterian Women Circles
Nov 14 all-day
Presbyterian Women Circles meet in a variety of places and at different times on the second Tuesday of each month.  Contact the church office to find a Circle gathering near you.
Supper 6:00 pm
Supper
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
When we talk about the “bread of life,” we mean Christ’s body, given for us, shared in the Eucharist – the “Joyful Feast” of the people of God. We also mean bread! (Gluten free & otherwise!) We mean all the ways God feeds us with hope, with company, with purpose, and with grace. At Supper we’ll come together to feast on a delicious meal, God’s message to us in Scripture, and the blessing of Christian fellowship. Please join us for Supper Thursday, October 5, 6-7:30 or so, in the Fellowship Hall. All the food will be provided. If you can bring a few dollars to help cover the cost, that’d be great, but it isn’t necessary. Hope to see you. (The next Supper is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14.)
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Children’s Choir & Dinner 4:15 pm
Children’s Choir & Dinner
Nov 15 @ 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday afternoons for children and families: It’s choir rehearsal for children of all ages plus a big family dinner for children and parents alike. 4:15 Children in grades 2-5 meet in Fellowship Hall; snack is first, then rehearsal in the choir room. 5:00 Children age 3 to 1st grade meet in the Fellowship Hall  while older children play freely 5:30 All children and families gather for dinner in the Fellowship Hall.  Main dish is provided.  The meal is free and open to all!
Adult Choir 7:15 pm
Adult Choir
Nov 15 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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BOOK GROUP 1:00 pm
BOOK GROUP
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The GPPC Book Group has chosen the next couple books it will discuss. On Thursday, October 19, at 1 p.m. we’ll discuss The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. On Thursday, November 16, at 1 p.m. we’ll discuss The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East, by Sandy Tolan. Locations TBD. You’re welcome to join the group for any book that interests you.
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Sports Backer Fitness Class 9:30 am
Sports Backer Fitness Class
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
These classes are free – part of the SportsBackers “Fitness Warriors” program. All fitness and experience levels are welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors.
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Adult Faith Formation 9:30 am
Adult Faith Formation
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race book discussion   The Reverend Denise Anderson and the Reverend Jan Edmiston, Co‐Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have invited the church to read and discuss the book, Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving.   Here is a quote from the Rev. Anderson about this book discussion and study “We need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Believe it or not, this was really good news to me when I heard it at the end of my first anti‐racism training session. What I understood in a second was that it is okay to be uncomfortable. I heard this in a room full of brown, black, and white people, all with different experiences, all wanting God’s justice to be made real, all committed to loving one another. Thinking about racism in such a setting made me mighty uncomfortable, just as reading this book did. There are two wonderful gifts from this experience, though: when we pay attention to our discomfort, we can learn and change and love each other better, and we are all always (always, always, always!) held in the grace of Christ. Here’s the thing: Being uncomfortable isn’t the only thing going on when reflecting on the stories in this book. What you’ll find by using the questions at the end of the each chapter is that your life is much richer than you thought, it’s more vibrant, and you have way more resources than you thought you did for understanding what’s going on with racism in our country. Learning about how to interrupt racism is part of learning how to be a disciple of Christ. We’re learning how to love God and love others as ourselves.
Worship 11:00 am
Worship
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Youth Group 12:30 pm
Youth Group
Nov 19 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Lunch – Travel to Camp Hanover – pickup at church   Lunch: Sam
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Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Clyde Davis is certified to teach a form of Tai Chi for health specifically developed for those suffering from arthritis. Whereas those with arthritis are encouraged to attend, it’s a perfect beginning class for anyone wishing to begin the practice of Tai Chi. For those who have trouble standing, the form can be done in a chair. The class is open to anyone interested from the church, seminary or the community for no cost. We encourage those participating to wear loose fitting clothing and shoes with flat soles but this is not mandatory.
Sports Backer Fitness Class 6:30 pm
Sports Backer Fitness Class
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
These classes are free – part of the SportsBackers “Fitness Warriors” program. All fitness and experience levels are welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors.  
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Coming To The Table 6:00 pm
Coming To The Table
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All are invited for a meal and conversation at tables. Potluck or cash contributions for dinner will be appreciated but are not necessary. CTTT is a national nonprofit whose mission is to Take America Beyond the Legacy of Enslavement. ComingToTheTable.org
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Children’s Choir & Dinner 4:15 pm
Children’s Choir & Dinner
Nov 22 @ 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday afternoons for children and families: It’s choir rehearsal for children of all ages plus a big family dinner for children and parents alike. 4:15 Children in grades 2-5 meet in Fellowship Hall; snack is first, then rehearsal in the choir room. 5:00 Children age 3 to 1st grade meet in the Fellowship Hall  while older children play freely 5:30 All children and families gather for dinner in the Fellowship Hall.  Main dish is provided.  The meal is free and open to all!
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Sports Backer Fitness Class 9:30 am
Sports Backer Fitness Class
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
These classes are free – part of the SportsBackers “Fitness Warriors” program. All fitness and experience levels are welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors.
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Worship 11:00 am
Worship
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Clyde Davis is certified to teach a form of Tai Chi for health specifically developed for those suffering from arthritis. Whereas those with arthritis are encouraged to attend, it’s a perfect beginning class for anyone wishing to begin the practice of Tai Chi. For those who have trouble standing, the form can be done in a chair. The class is open to anyone interested from the church, seminary or the community for no cost. We encourage those participating to wear loose fitting clothing and shoes with flat soles but this is not mandatory.
Sports Backer Fitness Class 6:30 pm
Sports Backer Fitness Class
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
These classes are free – part of the SportsBackers “Fitness Warriors” program. All fitness and experience levels are welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors.  
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Children’s Choir & Dinner 4:15 pm
Children’s Choir & Dinner
Nov 29 @ 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday afternoons for children and families: It’s choir rehearsal for children of all ages plus a big family dinner for children and parents alike. 4:15 Children in grades 2-5 meet in Fellowship Hall; snack is first, then rehearsal in the choir room. 5:00 Children age 3 to 1st grade meet in the Fellowship Hall  while older children play freely 5:30 All children and families gather for dinner in the Fellowship Hall.  Main dish is provided.  The meal is free and open to all!
Adult Choir 7:15 pm
Adult Choir
Nov 29 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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