March 29, 2023

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

Regional Events Bring Together Church Leaders and Presbyters

Throughout 2023, the presbyters of Presbytery of the James will be visiting each area of the presbytery. They look forward to gathering church leaders together and learning about the joys and challenges of ministry for each. The tentative dates of the events are listed on the POJ website. Ministers, commissioned pastors, clerks of session, and moderators of session will receive invitations to an event by email. Please be on the lookout in the month prior to the event date.

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Mission Council Calls Meeting About Book of Order Amendments

The 225th General Assembly (2022) proposed changes in the language of the Book of Order that, if approved, will amend the PC(USA) Constitution. Presbyteries must submit their affirmative or negative votes on these proposed changes by July 2023. Therefore, Mission Council has called a meeting for April 20 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the amendments.

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Learn About Prison Abolition Movement

Voices of Jubilee invites you to learn about abolition of the prison industrial complex through a six-week online study group. The event is sponsored by Presbyterians for Abolition and runs April 20 through May 25 at 6:30 p.m. Learn more at an info session on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. A portion of the registration fees will benefit Voices of Jubilee.

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Share Spring Mini Camp With Church Youth

Pass this opportunity along to your church youth! Tweens and teens are invited to take a break from school and hang out at Camp Hanover doing their favorite camp activities. In this fun-filled weekend April 21-23, campers in grades 5 through 12 will spend lots of time outside enjoying nature and creation. Families register for this event on their own like they do for summer camp.

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New Pastoral Relationship

Rev. Jess Cook began as interim pastor at Westminster Church in Richmond on March 20. May God bless and lead Jess and the Westminister congregation in their journey together.

Hone Your Skills Via Online Learning Groups

Reminder: Online study groups for those serving in faith formation, youth ministry, and older adult ministry are starting soon. Each cohort will focus on a particular audience, such as those new to their role. The small groups will begin meeting April 16 and continue through May. Registration for these free or low cost groups closes April 5.

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Upcoming Events

Info Session on Abolition Study Group

April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Presbyterians for Abolition

World Mission Trip to Guatemala

April 17-24

Global Ministry Update

April 20, 8:00 p.m.

Frontier Fellowship

Spring Tent Revival

April 21, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Hebron Church

Spring Mini Camp for Youth

April 21-23

Camp Hanover

Earth Day Jazz Vespers

April 22, 6:00 p.m.

Forest Hill Church

Spring Celebration

April 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Campus Christian Community, University of Mary Washington

Bible & Music Conference

April 24, early registration deadline

Massanetta Springs

PW of POJ Spring Gathering

April 29

First United Church, Richmond

Guest Preacher from Egypt

April 30

South Plains Church

Sprunt Lectures

May 1-3

Union Seminary

100th Anniversary Worship

May 7

Woodlawn Church, Hopewell

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Presbytery Meetings

Called Meeting

Thursday, April 20

Via Zoom

Packet online: March 31

114th Meeting

Tuesday, June 20

Invitation needed

Overture deadline: April 25, noon

Packet online: June 6

115th Meeting

Saturday, October 21

Invitation needed

Overture deadline: Aug. 24, noon

Packet online: Oct. 5

Employment Opportunities

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

  • Childcare coordinator, First Church (Richmond)
  • Children's ministry buddy, First Church (Richmond)
  • Director of youth and family ministries, Olivet Church (Charlottesville)
  • Children's ministry assistant, First Church (Richmond)
  • Director, River Road Early Learning Center (Richmond)
  • Pianist, Bott Memorial Church (DeWitt)
  • Solo pastor, Hebron Church (Manakin Sabot)
  • Choir director/church musician, Meadows Church (Charlottesville)
  • Organist/director of music, Laurel Church (Glen Allen)
  • Summer camp staff, Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville)
  • Day camp counselor, Massanetta Springs (Harrisonburg)
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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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