"Here I am, Lord" ECW Lenten Quiet Day
March 13, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Roslyn Retreat Center

Lenten Quiet Day is an annual event offered by the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Virginia. This year, the Rt. Rev. David C. Jones, Retired Bishop Suffragan, will lead this day of quiet meditation and reflection on “Here I am, Lord.” The cost is $35 for the day and includes lunch in the Roslyn dining hall. Register here. Contact Mary Holly Bigelow (804-285-2598) for more information.  
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. 

Saturday, February 9, 1-3 p.m.  St. Barnabas, Annandale
Wednesday, February 13, 5-7 p.m.  Emmanuel, Woodstock
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.
Scholarships Available for Global Missions Conference
Sharing Jesus: Mutual Witness in Global Mission April 3 - 5 | Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

Join the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) and members of the Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana to explore what it means to be mutual witnesses to Christ across boundaries of culture, language and faith. This international, bilingual (Spanish and English) conference will emphasize the role of evangelism and Christian witness in global mission, reclaiming the evangelistic roots of mutual mission engagement, with particular attention to the witness of the Dominican church and its vibrant, evangelistic spirit.

The Office of Mission, Outreach, and Diversity is offering four $250 grants for clergy or lay mission leaders to attend the 2019 GEMN conference.  Learn more about the conference. To request a grant, contact Mary Anne Bryant .
Share in the Way of Love
Is your church engaged in activities as part of the Presiding Bishop’s Way of Love initiative?
The Office of Christian Formation wants to hear about them, so we can share ideas. Please take 5 minutes to answer the one question survey on our new website. You can also share your activities via social media by hashtagging #dovformation, #wayoflove and #dovwayoflove, and tagging @dovformation.
Brief but Important
Job Opening
The Diocese of Virginia is now accepting applications for the Executive Assistant to the Office of the Bishop.  Position description

2019 Short-Term Mission Trip Opportunities
Looking to serve on a mission trip this year? Check out these 2019 mission trip opportunities. Included are options for youth and adults, individuals and groups. Contact Mary Anne Bryant with questions.

Are Your Plans Up to Date?
Estate planning is what you want done with what you own. The good news is that you can provide for the people and causes important to you by taking simple steps now. It’s easy to get started with the Planning Your Legacy wills guide. To request a copy, email Stephanie Higgins

Essential Tools for Vestry Members
Forward Movement offers resources for an engaged, vibrant vestry team, whether you are new to your vestry or you are an experienced vestry member. Available in Spanish and English, hard copy and digital.
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 .

  • January 31, Prevention of Child Misconduct, Immanuel, Mechanicsville
  • February 2, Prevention of Adult and Child Misconduct, Holy Comforter, Vienna
  • February 10, Prevention of Adult Misconduct, Cople Parish, Kinsale
  • March 10, Prevention of Child Misconduct, Cople Parish, Kinsale
Upcoming at VTS
Continuing Education Classes Begin January 29

Upcoming Events
February 2 | Praying with Our Bodies : Another Way Home
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $45. Led by the Rev. Ann Gillespie.  Register

February 6 | Shaping Sermons for Mission
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $50. Taught by the Rev. Mark Jefferson. Register

February 12 | Practicing Sabbath: Taking Time to Breathe and Be
3 to 5 p.m. $20. Led by Francie Thayer. Register

February 23 | Bowen Family Systems Theory
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $75. Taught by the Rev. Jacques Hadler. Register
Church Events
February 3: Choral Evensong A contemplative service of sung prayers, hymns, and anthems will be celebrated at Emmanuel, Harrisonburg.
February 3: Choral Prelude at Washington National Cathedral The West Gallery Choir of St. James's, Richmond, sings this acapella prelude.
February 23: "Concert for the Carolinas" Fundraiser for Episcopal Relief This benefit concert featuring the choirs of Christ Church, Glen Allen, will support Episcopal Relief & Development's disaster recovery efforts for the people of North Carolina and South Carolina.