Information for ministers, educators, church administrators, clerks, and congregations
January 27, 2021
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Ideas for Observing Ash Wednesday and Lent During Continued Pandemic
The 2021 Lenten season will mark one year since the world started changing in response to the global pandemic of COVID-19. With time and experience on our side, this year we are better equipped to observe Lent virtually. For ideas and inspiration, check out the compilation created by the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators for Ash Wednesday (February 17) and Lent. 
Health Department Offers Vaccine Town Halls
To encourage citizens in phase 1b (including people aged 65 and above) to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) holds virtual town halls to address citizen concerns and questions. In addition to public town halls, VDH is willing to schedule town halls for organizations such as churches. A recording of a VDH town hall held with WRIC News is available on YouTube. Upcoming virtual public town halls hosted by the YMCA will be held February 8 at 5:30 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 5:00 p.m. Please share these resources with your congregation members. For COVID-19 vaccine information in your local area, visit the website of your local health district.
Stated Meeting Packet Coming Feb. 4
Reports and registration information for the 107th stated meeting will be shared February 4 by email and on the stated meetings page of the POJ website.
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Westminster Richmond and POJ Ministries Host PC(USA) Co-moderators for Conversation on Race
Gather online Monday night, Feb. 1, with the co-moderators of the 224th General Assembly (2020) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for a discussion on race and the Church. Hosted by Westminster Church (Richmond) and the Black Caucus and Dismantling Racism ministries of POJ, the event will share steps to bridge racial divides and help heal our community.
Round Table Planned for Youth Leaders
Share ideas and community with other youth ministry leaders and volunteers in POJ at two meetings next month. Colleen Earp, associate for youth ministry, hosts the virtual events Feb. 2 at 2:30 p.m. and Feb. 11 at 10:00 a.m. RSVP to Colleen to receive Zoom links.
Stated Meetings
February 20, 2021
107th Stated Meeting
Online via Zoom
Overture deadline: Dec 17 at noon
Packet online: February 4
June 15, 2021
108th Stated Meeting
Invitation needed
Overture deadline: April 20, noon
Packet online: June 1
October 16, 2021
109th Stated Meeting
Invitation needed
Overture deadline: Aug. 19, noon
Packet online: September 30
Learn about church employment opportunities or submit a job to POJ's job board.

  • Director of children and youth ministries, Three Chopt Church (Richmond)
  • Worship leader, First Church (Richmond)

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