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April 23, 2020
C&C Team Makes June Meeting Virtual
The Communications & Coordination Team took two actions in their meeting on Monday, April 20.
1) The POJ office will follow the Executive Orders of the Governor (53 and 55, specifically). Churches are expected to follow the Executive Orders as well. With this action, POJ staff will continue to work remotely. Mail is being delivered and checked daily.
2) We will continue with the calendar as presented and hold the June 16 stated meeting of POJ virtually. With this action, a team has been formed to determine how best to accomplish this. Stay tuned to FYI and the POJ website for further instructions.
Evolving Ways of Being a Faithful Steward
In April’s Stewardship Thoughts, Deborah Rexrode expresses her gratitude for the special ways POJ pastors and church leaders are responding to God's call during these unusual and stressful days. She is blessed by the many ways that you are being "Faithful Stewards."
For the first time in the history of the Presbyterian Church (USA), General Assembly will be held online only. It also will have a reduced schedule, occurring over three days: Friday, June 19; and Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27.
Three Chopt Church is reaching out to their youngest members through a special friend, Max the church mouse. See photos and videos of Max, including his conversations with Pastor Christopher Tweel, on TCPC's Facebook page.
Voices of Jubilee thanks everyone who helped make or provide masks for Bon Air Correctional Center. The new worshiping community is now collecting for Richmond City Detention Center. Masks need to be made with elastic as ties are not allowed in the facility as a safety precaution. Masks can be dropped off in the box outside the front door of Bon Air Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact co-pastors Lauren Ramseur (email or 757-513-3588) or Ashley Diaz Mejias (email or 901-412-7014).
Organizations that serve people who are homeless or food insecure may be in need of additional items these days. Cleaning and sterilizing supplies have been hard to obtain due to nationwide shortages. Items such as bleach, hand sanitizer, disinfectant sprays, and hand soaps are especially critical.
Virginia Interfaith Center also has compiled a list of locations in the Richmond area that need masks. Check with your local shelter to learn of specific requests before delivering a donation.