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November 6, 2019
Learn How to Make Your Offering Come Alive at Livestreamed National Event
Receiving offerings has been an ongoing part of the church's story, beginning with the earliest scripture texts. Explore the history and theology of the offering, its spiritual significance, and how faith communities can continue to make congregational giving a vital practice in 21st-century culture at a special event on Nov. 20. Registration still open.
Rexrode Authors Money Matters Article in Presbyterians Today
Deborah Rexrode reflects on Christmas gift-giving in an article in the current issue of Presbyterians Today. Read how you can inspire your congregation to include church ministries in their plans.
Hospitality Abounds at October Meeting
The 103rd meeting of Presbytery of the James took place October 19 at New Hanover Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsville. The members and staff of New Hanover showed hospitality was their gift. Many participants remarked in the meeting evaluation of their warm smiles, efficient organization, and lunch featuring homemade chicken pot pie. The ministry fair, also a success, helped pastors, ruling elders, and guests learn about 16 of the presbytery's ministries.
Let Your Light Shine in Presbyterian Calendar
Presbyterians are invited to show the world the best of what our churches are doing in mission and ministry . PC(USA) is seeking photo submissions from congregations, presbyteries, camps, and conference centers for use in the 2020-2021 planning calendar. How cool would it be to appear in this publication? Ask Blue Ridge Church in Ruckersville, the featured congregation for December in the 2019-2020 edition.
Join in Sharing the Greatest Story Ever Told
Hanover Christmas, December 13 and 14 this year, is one of Camp Hanover’s most volunteer-dependent events.

  • Help decorate Camp Hanover for the Christmas season by stringing lights, trimming trees, and hanging the greens on December 1.

  • Do you have musical talent or a flair for the dramatic arts? We’d love for you to join the cast or play an instrument.

  • On event days, assist with set-up and clean-up, luminary lighting, greeting, parking, golf-cart driving, animal wrangling, and more.

Contact Harry Zweckbronner to get involved.
Youth Invited to Laugh and Worship at Winter Camp
Youth in grades 5 through 12 are invited to experience Camp Hanover’s cookouts, campfires, hayrides, and hikes with a winter twist this December. Campers will grow closer to each other and God during Winter Camp. Registration is open now.
Build a Brighter Financial Future with BOP Program
Board of Pensions's Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations program provides finance and benefits education for clergy and congregations and grants for clergy. Schedule seminars in your area with your church consultant, Martha Reisner, by calling 215-587-7049 or emailing .
Final notice: the 2019 program year of Call to Health , the Board of Pensions’ well-being initiative, ends November 15. This is the deadline for participants to earn lower deductibles for the next year.
Into the Church Triumphant
Rev. Henry “Hank” Postel

October 27, 1940 - October 24, 2019

Interim pastor at Richmond Second, 2008-09
Other News
Mediation Workshop Coming in March

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center will hold a mediation skills training for church leaders in March 2020. The event is for pastors and other church leaders interested in learning skills to help them deal more effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict. Register by February 2020 for a tuition discount.
Share Your Older Adult Ministry Success Stories

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network seeks creative ways to honor older adults for their annual planning guide. The 2020 guide will be published in advance of Older Adult Sunday, May 3. Submit articles by December 15 to Ginny Nyhuis at .
Stated Meetings
Feb 15, 2020
Presbytery of the James Stated Meeting
Westminster Church, Charlottesville
June 16, 2020
Presbytery of the James Stated Meeting
Salisbury Church, Midlothian
Oct 17, 2020
Presbytery of the James Stated Meeting
Orange Church, Orange
Churches throughout POJ are looking for new talent. Find information about these opportunities on POJ's job board . Searching for candidates? Submit a job.
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