September 21, 2022

Information for ministers, educators, church administrators, clerks, and congregations

Apply Now for PC(USA) Vital Congregations Program

The Office of Vital Congregations is accepting applications for the 5th Wave of the Vital Congregations Initiative. This program helps congregations assess, discern, and live into transformative actions that increase vitality. Through intentional spiritual practices and relational connections, this two-year process takes participants deeper into following Jesus Christ, making disciples, and being the vital community of Christ. The application deadline is Nov. 15. Selected churches will be notified by Jan. 31, 2023. Kickoff and training will begin in the spring of 2023.

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End-of-life Study Group for Older Adult Ministry Leaders

Leaders of older adult ministries are invited to join a five-week online study group on end-of-life challenges. Learn how to help congregation members make faithful decisions about this time in life. The small, coach-facilitated study group will meet in 90-minute sessions beginning October 13 at 3:30 p.m. Registration ends September 30.

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Camp Hanover Hosts Hollowed Harvest Again

Take an evening stroll through Camp Hanover's woods decorated with more than 7,000 incredible carved pumpkins. Enjoy harvest-themed refreshments as you and your family view this dazzling display of lights. Check Hollowed Harvest's Facebook page periodically for special offers.

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Prepare for Retirement with Free Webinar

Fidelity, a partner of the PC(USA) Board of Pensions, is holding a virtual retirement readiness session on October 11 at noon. The free webinar, Top Things to Do Before You Retire, is open to anyone; participation in a Board of Pensions retirement plan is not required. 

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Annual Food Action Week Starts October 10

People and Planet First is the theme of the 2022 Global Food Week of Action, October 10-17. This means prioritizing family farmers, fishers, and others producing in harmony with nature – agroecologically – and achieving food sovereignty. As communities continue to face the pandemic and vulnerable food chains, we realize the necessity of building resilient agricultural systems that protect and cool the planet and put farmers and workers first. This year’s Food Week will highlight groups and initiatives that are building an equitable and sustainable food systems, while also tackling the economic and racial drivers of hunger, poverty, and oppression.

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A group supported by the presbytery’s Public Policy Witness Ministry participated in the Charlottesville Back to School Bash on August 20. Members of the Charlottesville Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention handed out literature on safe gun storage and distributed gun locks provided by the local police to adults. Children received orange gunsafety bracelets and peace dove tattoos. 


Designing for the New Norm Webinar (Part-time is Plenty)

September 22, 4:00 p.m.

Synod of the Pacific

Stewardship Kaleidoscope

September 26-28

In person and virtual

Trust-building Webinar

September 29, 1:00 p.m.

The Ministry Collaborative

Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum on Faith

October 3, 7:00 p.m.

University of Richmond

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112th Meeting

Saturday, October 15

HYBRID - Westminster Church, (Richmond) and via Zoom

Overture deadline: Aug. 18, noon

Packet online and registration opens: Sept. 29


Learn about church employment opportunities or submit an opportunity to POJ's calls and jobs board.

  • Assistant preschool teacher, Sandston Church (Sandston) NEW
  • Accompanist, Ashland Church (Ashland) NEW
  • Hospice chaplain, Sentara Homecare (Newport News) NEW
  • Church administrator/keyboard player, Madison Church (Madison) 
  • Nursery caregiver, Southminster Church (North Chesterfield)
  • Choir director, Salisbury Church (Midlothian)
  • Director of community life, Red Clay Creek Church (Delaware)
  • Director of ministry to youth, Basking Ridge Church (New Jersey)
  • Minister of music, Rockfish Church (Nellysford)
  • Church musician, Madison Church (Madison)  
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Submit an opportunity

Calls and Jobs in Nearby Presbyteries

National Capital Presbytery || Presbytery of Eastern Virginia


Presbytery of the Peaks || Shenandoah Presbytery


PC(USA) Job Board

Association of Presbyterian Church Educators Job Board






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