Ministers, Educators, Administrators and Clerks, please share this information with your congregation. 
August 13, 2020
Virginia Legislature to Meet in Special Session This Month
Virginia legislators return to Richmond August 18 for a special session of the General Assembly. Dismantling Racism and Public Policy Witness Ministries recommend four actions churches and individuals can take to advocate for those impacted by injustices in our criminal justice system. Contacting your representatives is easy with sample letters.

Learn about legislation proposed for the special session in a webinar tonight at 8 p.m. Request Zoom log-in information by emailing
Board of Pensions Offers New Benefits for 2021
Effective January 1, 2021, the Board of Pensions benefits plan extends support to more ministers. It also adds benefits that promote financial protection for all church workers. Employers can choose benefits for 2021 through October 9 by logging into Benefits Connect. For assistance, email Martha Reisner or call 215-587-7049.
Learn About New Pay Stub Requirement
Virginia now requires most employers, including churches, to provide pay stubs to their employees. Learn more with a fact sheet created by the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy.
Encourage Teens to Get Involved in Youth Council
Reminder: applications to serve on Youth Council (POJ YoCo) are due August 28. Members develop leadership skills through learning, volunteer service, and fellowship. Encourage a teen to apply now.
Final Chance

Orders for planning calendars purchased through POJ
end tomorrow.

$10.50 each
Stated Meetings
October 17
106th Stated Meeting
Orange PC, Orange
Overture deadline: Aug 20 at noon
Packet online: Oct 1
February 20, 2021
107th Stated Meeting
Second PC, Richmond
Overture deadline: Dec 17 at noon
Packet online: Feb 4
Spread the word about these church employment opportunities. Searching for candidates? Submit a job to POJ's job board.

  • Audio/visual director, the Brandermill Church
  • Director of children's ministry, the Brandermill Church
  • Director of youth ministry, the Brandermill Church
  • Student and family ministry director, Church of the Palms (Florida)
  • Office administrator/financial secretary, Bethlehem Church
  • Church administrator, Madison Church

Job Boards in Nearby Presbyteries
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