Archive for November, 2017


In view of recent events, the instructors from the Virginia Cadet Corps (Explorer Post 320) which meets here at St. Albans will be offering an “active shooter course” on Saturday, December 16th. There will be two sessions, one at 9:00 a.m. and a repeat offering at 1:00 p.m. The training session is to last approximately 1 hour. Class leaders will include retired Federal and local law enforcement professionals, as well as private security consultants.
An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area including churches and schools. In many cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.
Everyone can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.
Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:
Describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement officials.
Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.
Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.
Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a law enforcement active shooter exercise to be held at St. Alban’s in February or March 2018. Please sign up by emailing stalbansrector@outlook.com or on the sign-up sheet in the parish hall.

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Special Book Promotion


In the course of moving, we discovered an extra few copies of Prayer: A Field Guide.  These are currently sold out at the Anglican Parishes Association, which will shortly be sent a new shipment.  The cover price there and on Amazon and elsewhere is $10.95 plus shipping.  For the next several weeks, I’ll be offering the copies I have here at $7.95 plus shipping (cost based on shipping method).  The book was originally written for a summer camp on the theme of prayer, and the text was revised for folks of all ages.  Orders may be sent to: Fr. Charles H. Nalls, 4006 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23227.  Media mail shipping will run $2.99.  If you have questions, please drop an e-mail to stirenaeus@hotmail.com

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