Bishop Goff Announces New Diocesan Secretary and Chief of Staff 
The Rt. Rev Susan Goff, with the consent of the diocesan Standing Committee, has appointed Mark Eastham as the new Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Diocese of Virginia. Eastham is currently the Head of Stuart Hall School in Staunton, Va. He will join the diocesan staff on September 1, 2019. More...
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.
What Can Karen Do for You?
Staff Spotlight
Want to get on the mailing list to receive the Virginia Episcopalian magazine? Your diocesan staff is here to serve you. Email your name, address and church name to the diocesan Receptionist and Minister of Hospitality Karen Smith at ksmith@thediocese.net .
Deans to Preside at Celebrations of New Ministry
Our Regional Deans are strong and faithful leaders in the Diocese of Virginia. In partnership with the Bishop, they guide and oversee ministry among the clergy, congregations and Councils of the Regions. As one way of strengthening their ministry and sharing wider diocesan leadership with them, Bishop Goff has empowered Deans to preside as her representative at Celebrations of New Ministry.  Kate Wettstein , Assistant to the Bishops in the Northern Virginia office, will coordinate planning and scheduling of these services. When your parish is ready for such a celebration, please be in touch with her and with your Dean. May this sharing of leadership be a blessing in our Regions and in our Diocese.  
Upcoming at Shrine Mont
Painting Creation
June 7-9 | Come explore the natural world through painting with award-winning artist and teacher Theodora Tilton. Choosing oil or watercolor, you’ll join students at all levels starting with the basics and working through the process of creating a painting each day in a new location. Learn more and register.

Father's Day on the Links with Bryce Resort
June 14-16 | Spend Father’s Day weekend playing golf on Bryce Resort’s PGA Championship Golf Course and enjoy Shrine Mont’s famous hospitality. Located just two miles from Shrine Mont, Bryce Resort offers an 18 hole championship course with stunning mountain views and tree-lined fairways. Learn more and register.
Upcoming at VTS
Washington Bach Consort
Sunday, June 2 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Free, registration requested. The Lifelong Learning department presents the final musical event of the season at the seminary’s award-winning Immanuel Chapel . This concert will display the virtuosity of the Washington Bach Consort as they engage the audience in a program of German motets written by Heinrich Schütz and J.S. Bach, featuring an octet of singers as well as continuo. Register .

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 19: Comfort Cases Packing Party Shop for items or help fill backpacks to provide foster kids with some essential items and a special bag that they can call their own. Holy Cross, Dunn Loring.
June 1: Child Abuse Prevention Workshop St. Mary's, Arlington.
June 15: Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention Workshop St. Mary's, Arlington.
June 29: One Journey Festival Celebrate the talents, tenacity and contributions of refugees and other displaced people around the world at this family-friendly festival. Washington National Cathedral.
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