One Journey Festival
June 29 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Washington National Cathedral

The  One Journey Festival  celebrates the talents, tenacity and contributions of refugees and other displaced people around the world, while engaging others to connect, learn and become enduring allies of those who are displaced . This family-friendly festival brings people and communities together through the modern-day shared languages of humanity: art, food, music, dance, storytelling and technology. Learn more .
Moral Injury, Soul Repair and Love for Our Neighbors Lecture
March 22 | 6 p.m.
St. Stephen's, Richmond

Like love, moral injury is both universal and infinitely diverse. The suffering it names comes from broken ties of love for self and others. It results from the anger, mistrust, shame and disillusionment that accompany the collapse of our core moral foundations under the weight of harm or evil that cannot be integrated into our identity.

This lecture explores Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock’s work on soul repair and offers ways to heal wounds to individuals as well as wounds to the larger society. Learn more .
Sign Up for Our Planned Giving Newsletter
In addition to providing resources for individuals and churches through our planned giving website , we also offer a bi-monthly e-newsletter that provides access to specific news and resources for planned giving throughout the year. Sign up . Questions? Contact Stephanie Gurnsey Higgins .
Certificates of Election and Confirmed Communicants in Good Standing Form
It is time to start the process to elect your church’s delegate(s) to the 225 th  Annual Convention. To simplify the process, the 2019 form combines the Certificate of Election and Confirmed Communicants in Good Standing forms into one document. According to the Canons, the Certificate of Election form is due to the Secretary’s office by Monday, April 15, 2019 .   Questions? Contact Bill Martin .
Complete Parochial Reports before May 1
In late December, login information for the parochial reporting system was mailed to each church in the diocese. As of March 11, 130 churches have submitted or begun to fill out their parochial report online. This is a great beginning and an improvement over last year. However, 50 churches have not started the process. It is critical that all 180 reports be submitted before Wednesday, May 1. If you need help using the system, or a reminder of your church’s login credentials, please contact the Treasurer’s office .
Complete Visitation Schedule Now Available
The July through December 2019 visitation schedule is now available. View the schedule by date or by church . The entire 2019 visitation schedule is available on our website . If you have specific questions about your visitation, contact Sierra Gore .
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. 
 
Church of Our Saviour, Charlottesville
  • April 6: Adult Misconduct Prevention Workshop, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Register.
  • April 25: Adult Misconduct Prevention Workshop, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Register.
St. Luke's, Alexandria
  • April 6: Child Abuse Prevention Workshop, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Register.
Spring Clergy Retreat, Shrine Mont (clergy only )
  • May 6: Child Abuse Prevention Workshop, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Adult Misconduct Prevention Workshop, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Register.
Upcoming at VTS
Evening Course: Reclaiming the Jewishness of Jesus
Tuesday evenings (six sessions) March 26 – April 30 | 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $120. Jewish and Christian faith leaders will shed light on Jesus and his relationship to the Judaisms of his day and ours. Register .

Evening Course: To Be Holy Whole – A Journey into New Life
Thursday evenings (six sessions) March 28 – May 9 | 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $120. What is the journey at the heart of Christian faith? Join VTS Professor Timothy Sedgwick on this journey into the experience of “life in Christ.” Register .

Panel Conversation: A Faithful Response to Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
Monday, April 1 | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. How is the Church called to respond the addiction and opioid crisis? Can we see ourselves as first responders? Please join us for an evening of conversation with experts in the field. Register.
Church Events
March 20: Community Lenten Lunch Series "City of God" This interfaith lunch and lecture series will feature speakers from several faith backgrounds. A different speaker will join every Wednesday during Lent. St. Paul's, Richmond.
March 30: Finding Jesus, Loving Self: Lenten Quiet Morning E xamine self-love as an essential component of Jesus’ way of love in the world. St. Mary's, Arlington.
April 7: Choral Evensong Emmanuel, Harrisonburg .