Celebrate Shrine Mont Camps Sunday
February 24
At Your Church

Share your love of this ministry, bless staff and campers at your church and give to the camp scholarship fund. Shrine Mont Camps has created resources for liturgy, imagery and bulletin inserts to help your church celebrate Shrine Mont Camps Sunday. Email Megan Nolde , Shrine Mont Camps Registrar, to have them sent digitally.
Recall and Reconnect Listening Tour Continues
Where do you see Jesus at work in this Diocese? What are your dreams for the Diocese of Virginia? These are some of the questions we’ll explore together at the Listening Sessions with Bishop Goff. Please plan to attend a session and share your insights.  Register at links below.

Saturday, February 16, 5-7 p.m.  Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond
Monday, March 4, 3-5 p.m.  St. Margaret’s School, Tappahannock *
*We hope to broadcast the Tappahannock listening session via Facebook Live.
The Episcopal Asset Map
Does your church offer a food bank, mission trips, immigration services, racial reconciliation or other ministries? The Episcopal Asset Map is a powerful tool that allows you to see what is happening at churches in your region and throughout the Diocese. The map can help build networks between people interested and involved in similar ministries, so you can share ideas and strategies or be inspired to go in entirely new directions.

The Episcopal Asset Map is grassroots-populated, which means you can share what's happening in your church. Find your church, and if you see an update that needs to be made click "more details," then "update this place." Changes will be reflected after they are approved by the diocesan map administrator. Questions? Contact Mary Anne Bryant
Resources for Preparing a New or Updated Will
If you don’t have a will, how would this impact your family and others you care about? One of the wonderful things about your will is that it gives you peace of mind, knowing that you have provided for your loved ones.
Now is a great time to prepare a new or updated will. The Diocese can provide you with a guide to assist you with planning and also suggest types of bequest language to give to your attorney. Contact Stephanie Gurnsey Higgins , Diocesan Development Officer, 800-DIOCESE ext.1031, for more information. 
Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings
Training in the prevention of child sexual abuse and adult sexual misconduct is required for canonically resident and licensed clergy, lay employees of churches, and volunteers regularly working with children, including "Sunday Morning Only" Sunday school teachers.  Register today .

Christ Church, Spotsylvania
  • February 23: Child Abuse Prevention Workshop, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Adult Misconduct Prevention Workshop, 1 - 3:30 p.m. (Please bring bag lunch if attending both workshops.)
Church of Our Saviour, Charlottesville
  • March 2: Child Abuse Prevention Workshop, 9 - 11:30 a.m.
  • March 12: Child Abuse Prevention Workshop, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
  • April 6: Adult Misconduct Prevention Workshop, 9 - 11:30 a.m.
  • April 25: Adult Misconduct Prevention Workshop, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Cople Parish, Kinsale
  • March 10: Child Abuse Prevention Workshop, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
St. Mary's, Arlington
  • March 2: Child Abuse Prevention Workshop, 9:30 a.m. - noon.
St. Luke's, Alexandria
  • April 6: Child Abuse Prevention Workshop, 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Parochial Reports Due March 1
Parochial Reports should be filed by March 1, 2019. Read more. Questions? Contact Sissy Bice , Benefits Coordinator, (804) 622-3181.
Upcoming at VTS
Intergenerational Preaching: Speaking to the Whole Room, Webinar
February 26 | 3 - 4 p.m., Free. How do we proclaim the gospel to all ages? Professor Mark Jefferson and VTS Seminarian Sarah Bentley Allred share their experiences and tips on preaching in intergenerational contexts. Register.

A Two-Woman Hamlet
March 1 and 2 | 7:30 p.m., Free. No matter how many different versions of  Hamlet  you've seen, you have never seen it like this: two women, armed with nothing but a fake skull, a real shovel, and a lot of imagination, performing Shakespeare's classic play. Register.

Monastic Quiet Day at VTS: A Lenten Pilgrimage of the Heart
March 9 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $75. Come for a day of silence, prayer, monastic wisdom and community as VTS becomes a monastery for a day. Register.
Church Events
February 17: An Order of Worship for the Evening: The Feast of Blessed Absalom Jones A celebration of the life and legacy of Blessed Absalom Jones, the first black Episcopal priest. St. Peter's, Richmond.
March 13: "Here I am, Lord" ECW Lenten Quiet Day Bishop Jones will lead this day of quiet meditation and reflection. Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond.
March 30: Finding Jesus, Loving Self: A Lenten Quiet Morning The Very Rev. Kim L. Coleman will help participants examine self-love as an essential component of Jesus’ way of love in the world. St. Mary's, Arlington.