Ministers, Educators, Administrators and Clerks,
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June 20, 2019
Accompany the People of Haiti through Advocacy
The people of Haiti continue to endure dramatically high cost of living, violent crime and political instability, shares mission co-worker Cindy Corell . Learn how to advocate for our sisters and brothers in Haiti at the 2019 Haiti Mission Network meeting in Baltimore July 30 through August 1. The meeting is in coordination with PC(USA)'s Big Tent mission conference August 1 through 3.
Invite International Educators to Your Church
Syngman Rhee Global Mission Center for Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary will host theological educators from Jamaica, Ethiopia, Liberia, and South Sudan in July.
Dr. Oral Thomas , president of United Theological College of the West Indies, is available to preach or teach on July 21. With a PhD from University of Birmingham, UK, Dr. Thomas is an expert on the Hebrew Bible.
Dr. Bruk Ayele , president of Mekane Yesus Theological Seminary in Ethiopia, is available July 31. Invite Dr. Ayele to learn about the church in Ethiopia and its place in peace-building.
To arrange a visit from one of these educators, contact center director Dr. James Taneti .
Convergence Conference Hosts Reception With Douglas Ottati
You are invited to learn about “Theology and Life as a Planetary Phenomenon” at Randolph Macon College on June 29. Dr. Douglas F. Ottati , professor of reformed theology & justice at Davidson College, is the guest speaker. The event, part of the Convergence conference for high school students, will be held in the Estes Dining Hall (306 Henry Street, Ashland) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Kindly RSVP by June 24 to Laura Ruxton at 804-752-8712 or .
Scholarships Available for Older Adult Conference
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2019 POAMN National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, October 15-18. POAMN offers partial scholarships to retired pastors, their spouses or survivors; seminary students; small church leaders; or first-time attendees at a POAMN Conference. Applications are due by September 1. 
Explore Ministry and Migration in Guatemala
Presbytery of the James and Presbytery of the Peaks​ are partnering for a joint trip to Guatemala October 28 through November 3. The focus of this visit is on migration and ministry and how we can go deeper in our understanding and response. 
Time is Running Out to Register for Big Tent
Are you attending Big Tent for three stimulating days of worship, Bible study, learning opportunities, and active engagement with one another? Let us know! Also, the deadline to request financial assistance from POJ is approaching. Please submit your application by June 27.
Ordinations and Installations
Jess Cook

A service of ordination for Jess Cook will be at Ginter Park Church on June 29 at 2:00 p.m. Jess is being ordained to serve as program and communications manager at More Light Presbyterians.

Humphrey Muraya

A service of ordination for Humphrey Muraya will be at Westminster Church, Richmond on June 30 at 4:00 p.m. Humphrey is being ordained to serve as covenant pastor of African Evangelical International Ministries (AFREIM).
Sandra Shaner

A service of installation for Rev. Sandra (Sandi) Shaner will be held June 30 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Church in Kilmarnock. Sandi is being installed as pastor for St. Andrews Church.
Camp Hanover News
A few sessions of summer camp are still open for registration. If you've been thinking of registering a child, now is the time to act.
Camp Hanover also has a few staff needs to fill. Find out how you or someone you know can make a difference in the lives of campers all summer.
Stated Meetings
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Feb 15, 2020
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June 16, 2020
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Oct 17, 2020
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Churches throughout POJ are looking for new talent. Find more information about these opportunities on POJ's job board .
- Preschool director/teacher at Sandston (Sandston)
- Director of children and family ministries at River Road (Richmond)
- Director of youth at River Road (Richmond)
- Assistant director of music and organ at River Road (Richmond)
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