Church Vitality and Stewardship Day
Saturday, June 1
Aquia Church, Stafford
New Abridged Agenda / All the Essentials!
Now 9:30 – 12:30

In response to your abundantly full schedules, Church Vitality Day is now 9:30 – 12:30! Come for annual giving, communications, and finance essentials. Register here .
What Can Julie Do for You?
Staff Spotlight
Want to use this summer to create a plan for reinvigorating the life and ministry at your church? Your diocesan staff is here to serve you. Call Julie Simonton, the diocesan Minister for Congregational Development and Stewardship, at 804-622-3175 or email her at jsimonton@thediocese.net .
Episcopal Preaching Foundation Invites You to a Service of Holy Eucharist
Thursday, May 30 | 6 p.m.
All Saints, Richmond

The Episcopal Preaching Foundation and the Episcopal churches of the West Richmond Region invite you to a service of Holy Eucharist. The homilist will be the Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, Dean of the School of Theology at Sewanee, and the celebrant will be the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff. A reception follows.
Brief Announcements
Shrine Mont Camps are Filling Up Fast – Register Now
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Registration is open. Questions? Contact Megan Nolde .

Submit Certificates of Election
Summer will be here before we know it. With shifting schedules and vestries meeting less frequently over the summer months, now is a good time to elect your church's delegates to annual convention. S ubmit your completed Certificate of Election and Confirmed Communicants in Good Standing form to Bill Martin .  

Apply for the Parish Youth Ministries Committee
The application is now available for the Parish Youth Ministries Committee for 2019-20. Rising high school freshmen through seniors who have attended at least one PYM event weekend are welcome to apply. Questions? Contact Sierra Gore .

Staff Change
Sissy Bice is no longer employed at the Diocesan offices. For any questions/issues relating to benefits, parochial reports or other finance matters that Sissy handled in the past, please contact Ted Smith, Diocesan Treasurer, at tsmith@thediocese.net or by phone at 1-800-DIOCESE extension 1046.
Upcoming at Shrine Mont
Arranging for the Joy of It
June 28 - 30 | Learn techniques to make floral design both easier and more fun, and p ractice what you've learned u sing local, readily available flowers, greens and line material . Shrine Mont is the perfect setting to work with flowers and experience nature. Learn more and register.

Kids Stay Free!
June 30 - July 5 | Unplug and enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing, good southern cooking and good ole conversations in the wooden rockers on a wrap-around porch. Bring the family for a night or stay all week. Adults, $77 per person per night including meals. Kids stay free! Learn more and register.
Upcoming at VTS
Receive the Holy Spirit: Preaching and Spirituality Summer Lecture Series
Monday, June 10 to Wednesday, June 12 | 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Free, registration required. This public lecture series is part of the “Deep Calls to Deep” summer residency intensive at VTS. Monday: Preaching in Full Presence with the Rt. Rev. Mariann Budde, Diocese of Washington; Tuesday: The Gospel of Formation with Dr. Lisa Kimball, VTS; Wednesday: The Contemplative Preacher: Heart Speaks to Heart with Brother David Vryhof, Society of Saint John the Evangelist. 

eFormation: Online Digital Media for Ministry Workshops and Discussion
Wednesday, June 5 | 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | $38 - $45. Crafted around 21st-century needs for 21st-century faith communities, this completely online experience offers four workshop choices, two online worship times, and a group conversation led by national leaders around best practices and resources. Register.
Church Events
May 25-26: 60th Hunt Country Stable Tour Tour farms, estates, equine facilities and Trinity, Upperville, throughout the Middleburg/Upperville area.
June 1: Child Abuse Prevention Workshop St. Mary's, Arlington.
June 12: Conversations on Faith An interfaith conversation at Christ Church, Lucketts.
June 15: Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention Workshop St. Mary's, Arlington.