Sacred Ground Race Dialogue Series
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Individuals or groups interested in learning more about Sacred Ground, a film-based dialogue series on race and faith, are invited to an introductory webinar hosted by Katrina Browne, Sacred Ground curriculum developer, and producer/director of the acclaimed documentary "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North." Learn more .

This free one-hour webinar is offered Monday, May 6, 4 p.m. Register and Tuesday June 11, 1 p.m. Register.
Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows
Tuesday, April 16 | 11:00 a.m.
St. John's, Tappahannock
Buck Mountain, Earlysville

Thursday, April 18 | 11:00 a.m.
Santa Maria, Falls Church
St. Martin's, Richmond
St. James', Warrenton

The Bishops of Virginia invite all clergy of the Diocese to come together during Holy Week for a service of Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows and Blessing of Oil of Chrism. So that we may let the host parishes know how many to expect, please register by April 12 for the service you plan to attend.
Bishop Goff's Holy Week Message
In Case You Missed It
Bishop Goff's Holy Week message is now available online . It is also available as a full page bulletin insert and half page bulletin insert .
ECW Spring Meeting
Saturday, May 11 | 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
The Fork Church, Doswell

Circles Ashland will join the Episcopal Church Women's Spring Meeting to share how they work to reduce and resolve poverty in Hanover County. Join for an afternoon of fellowship, refreshments and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome to attend. Register
Deadline Approaching for COE and CCGS Form
The deadline to submit the combined Certificate of Election and Confirmed Communicants in Good Standing form is Monday, April 15 . Please send the completed form to Bill Martin .
What Can Erin Do for You?
Staff Spotlight
Need someone to review your church’s social media, e-newsletter or website and give feedback to boost results? Your diocesan staff is here to serve you. Call the diocesan Communications Associate Erin Monaghan Kamran at 804-643-8451 x1016 or email her at .
Congregational Care for Addiction
Addiction and recovery touch many individuals throughout our region and around the world, and there are many outstanding organizations and programs available for those struggling with addiction. Often, however, churches and congregations may not be aware of those resources or what they can do to support those battling addiction and seeking recovery. The Winchester Region of the diocese invites you to "Congregational Care for Addiction." This program will include presentations on addiction and recovery support and enable parishes to consider how they might equip themselves to help people suffering from addiction as well as their friends and loved ones. RSVP  by Wednesday, May 15.
Upcoming Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Workshops
Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings are required for all clergy, lay employees of churches and volunteers regularly working with children. View the full list of upcoming training workshops and register. 
  • April 20: Child Abuse Prevention, 9 - 11:30 a.m., St. David’s, Ashburn
  • April 25: Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Church of Our Saviour, Charlottesville
  • 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
Author Talk: "An Islamic Jihad of Nonviolence" with Dr. Salih Sayilgan
Wednesday, May 1 | 7:30 p.m.
Virginia Theological Seminary

Islam is often associated with violence because the concept of jihad has become distorted. Dr. Salih Sayilgan of Wesley Theological Seminary challenges common notions of jihad by exploring the work of the Muslim theologian Said Nursi, particularly his concept of "nonviolent jihad," revealing a teacher who shares much with Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Register .
Church Events
April 18: Christ in the Passover Maundy Thursday Service Jesus' Last Supper was a Jewish Passover. Learn about how the traditional Passover service foreshadowed Jesus' death and resurrection. St. Peter's, Purcellville.
May 3-5: Digital Photography Workshop at Shrine Mont Review the basics of photography and camera settings, then photographically explore Orkney Springs.
May 11: Sarah Kye Price's Ordination to the Priesthood St. Thomas, Richmond.
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