Church Vitality and Stewardship Day
Saturday, June 1 | 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Aquia Church, Stafford

At its heart, stewardship is about "using the gifts God gives us to do the work God calls us to do." Come with your entire leadership team to cultivate momentum across all ministry areas. After all, churches with a vibrant congregational life are also churches that are vibrant in giving. 

The day will open with remarks by our bishops, followed by engaging workshops and roundtables. Join us to connect with lay and clergy leaders from every corner of the Diocese of Virginia. We look forward to seeing you there!  Register.
Become a Shrine Mont Camps Nurse
Are you or someone you know a licensed RN or LPN in Virginia? Love working with kids too? Spend a week or two being a Shrine Mont Camps nurse this summer. From delivering medication, to attending to minor emergencies and referring to off-site medical care, your calm and caring presence will make a meaningful impact on campers this summer.

Nurses will live on site (room and board provided) and be compensated $100 a day. Children of nurses are eligible for camp scholarships. Contact Megan Nolde to become a Shrine Mont Camps nurse.
What Can Stephanie Do for You?
Staff Spotlight
Looking for new ways to articulate the impact of your church and kickoff a planned giving program? Your diocesan staff is here to serve you. Call the Minister for Diocesan Development and Giving Stephanie Gurnsey Higgins at 804-622-3191 or email her at shiggins@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.
Sexual Misconduct Prevention Workshops
Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings are required for all clergy, lay employees of churches and volunteers regularly working with children. Register. 
  • May 5: Child Abuse Prevention, 12:30 – 3 p.m., St. Peter’s, Arlington.
  • May 6: Train the Trainer (Clergy Only), Child Abuse Prevention , 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention, 1:30 - 4 p.m., Shrine Mont.
  • June 1: Child Abuse Prevention, 1 – 3:30 p.m., St. Mary’s, Arlington.
  • June 15: Adult Misconduct Prevention, 9:30 a.m. – noon, St. Mary’s, Arlington.
Upcoming at VTS
Spirituality Saturdays: Resurrection Hike and Pray
Saturday, May 4 | 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $20. Enjoy a morning of action, reflection, and prayer in the outdoors. Dr. Hannah Matis will lead this outing, sharing conversation and prayer along the way. No hiking experience required. Register.

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. Marian 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.
Church Events
May 11: BBQ Fundraiser Support the ministry of St. Gabriel's/San Gabriel, Leesburg, while enjoying food from Res-Q BBQ, entertainment, music and kids activities.
May 11: ECW Spring Meeting Join the Episcopal Church Women and hear how Circles Ashland is working to reduce and resolve poverty in Hanover County. The Fork Church, Doswell.
May 18: Congregational Care for Addiction Learn about or ganizations and programs available for those struggling with addiction, and about how your church can help. Christ Church, Winchester.
May 31- June 2: Shrine Mont Women's Retreat Join author Lauren Winner for this weekend retreat. Early bird pricing ends May 1.