Information for ministers, educators, church administrators, clerks, and congregations
May 20, 2021
Update on Virginia Mask Mandate
Effective May 15, via amendment to Executive Order 72, Governor Ralph Northam lifted Virginia’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with CDC guidance. The new expectations are:
  • Fully-vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks in most indoor settings, except on public transit, in health care facilities, and in congregate settings.
  • Businesses retain the ability to require masks in their establishments.
  • Employees who work in certain business sectors—including restaurants, retail, fitness, personal care, and entertainment—must continue to wear masks unless fully vaccinated, per CDC guidance.
  • Those who are unvaccinated or not fully-vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear masks in all settings.
  • Masks will continue to be required in K-12 public schools, given low rates of vaccination among children.

Churches and individuals attending worship services should continue to follow guidance for religious services (pages 40-43, dated 5/15/21) regarding recommendations and best practices for cleaning, signage, masks, and distancing.

Based on the above information, your church session together with your pastor and other staff determine the regulations and practices for your facility. Thank you for practicing the requirements specified.
Learn How to Livestream at Little to No Cost
Join the Presbyterian Communicators Network on June 1 for a workshop on livestreaming your church service. This workshop will share tips, tools and techniques to help you up your game of livestreaming or help you venture into the world of livestreaming. Learn about a variety of resources that are available at little or no cost.
Local Mission Trip Helps Camp Hanover Prepare for Summer
Disaster Relief Ministry invites you to help get Camp Hanover get ready for campers with a local mission trip, June 2 -5. Projects might include cutting up and moving dead trees, repairing porches and walkways, and updating fences. Bring tools (standard carpentry tools, screw guns, chain saws, and tractors) if you have them. The trip also needs a cook and meal planner. Stay on the property overnight or commute each day you are available. To volunteer, email Brown Pearson, moderator of Disaster Relief Ministry.
Other News
Free Hymnals Available
Sandston Presbyterian Church has 120+ copies of the Presbyterian Hymnal (blue cover) that are free to a good home. If interested, email or call 804-737-1527.
Racism in Housing and Wealth Building
Coming to the Table RVA helps people see and talk about racism in our community. Their next event on May 26 via Zoom focuses on racism in housing and personal wealth building. Register to attend.
Check our online bulletin board to be reminded of events mentioned in recent issues of the Current.
Stated Meetings
June 15, 2021
108th Stated Meeting
Online via Zoom
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
Employment Opportunities
Learn about church employment opportunities or submit an opportunity to POJ's calls and jobs board.

  • Audio video specialist, Three Chopt (Richmond)
  • Family ministry coordinator, Grace Covenant (Richmond)
  • Live-stream worship technician, Southminster (Chesterfield)
  • Communications coordinator, First (Richmond)
  • Administrative assistant, Providence Forge (New Kent)
  • Covenant pastor, Grace Covenant (Richmond)

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