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October 2, 2019
Co-Moderator to Visit POJ
Ruling Elder Vilmarie Cintron-Olivieri, co-moderator of the 223rd PC(USA) General Assembly, visits Richmond on October 23 for two events. At 11:45 a.m., she will be at Union Seminary for a community worship and lunch. The fee for lunch is $10. RSVP by calling (804) 278-4201. From 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., Cintron-Olivieri will chair a conversation at Ginter Park Church . Hear her vision for the church and share your dreams for PC(USA).
Registration Open for Conference on Giving
Learn how faith communities can make congregational giving a vital practice in 21st-century culture with a livestreamed event on November 20. Presbytery of the James and Tuckahoe Church are hosting a remote location of the 2019 Generosity NEXT conference sponsored by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center . See and hear the keynote speakers and participate in group discussions without the expense of travel to Atlanta.
Training Planned for Clerks
Clerks of session, especially those new to the position, are invited to a training on November 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the presbytery office. Learn responsibilities as put forth in the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and other duties clerks of session might be asked to perform.
Strength and Hope Focus of Fall Retreat
Join other adults and church leaders for a day retreat on November 7. Using “Great is thy Faithfulness” as inspiration, explore and reflect on our purpose, our gifts, and our legacy. What is the witness we bring to our church? What gifts do we offer in this season of our life? What are the blessings of our ministries? The retreat is jointly hosted by Camp Hanover and the Older Adult Ministry.
Youth Groups Invited to Peacemaking Retreat
Middle and high school youth groups are invited to a peacemaking retreat October 11-13 at Camp Hanover. Rev. Darren Utley will lead participants in taking cues from creation stories in Genesis and the new life revealed in Jesus to explore who God made us to be and the life we are called to live. Register your youth group today. Contact Colleen Earp for more information.
Youth Council Seeks Adult Volunteers
POJ's Youth Council is transitioning to a more official, structured committee of the presbytery! This is an exciting opportunity to support our youth as leaders. We're looking for adults interested in joining a subcommittee that will help guide the work of the high school students. Are you excited about youth ministry? Want to help with the organizing and leadership of youth events in POJ? Contact Colleen Earp to talk further.
Events
Blue Ridge to Hold Healing Service

Blue Ridge Church invites you to a contemplative healing service on an outdoor labyrinth on October 12. The event will include prayer, live harp and flute music, and time to walk the labyrinth.
Terra Voce to Perform at Scottsville

Scottsville Church hosts flute and cello duo Terra Voce on October 16 at 7:00 p.m. A $10 donation at the door is appreciated with proceeds benefiting the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Light refreshments will be served after.
Hymnals Available

Westminster Church in Charlottesville has 350 copies of the Presbyterian Hymnal (1990) available. Contact Kate Brinkley, 434-293-3133 or kbrinkley@westminsterva.org , for more information.
Clergy Convocation Planned

Richmond Hill hosts its 2019 Clergy Convocation on October 17. Voices from a wide range of experience offer their perspective on America’s changing religious landscape.
Frontier Fellowship Seeks Participants for Niger Trip

Explore how God is at work by visiting Niger November 10-22. Learn about the Eglise Evangélique de la République du Niger’s (EERN) work in church planting and development among rural communities.To learn more and begin the application process, contact trip leader Donald Marsden , associate director for Frontier Fellowship.
Stated Meetings
Oct 19
Presbytery of the James Stated Meeting
New Hanover Church, Mechanicsville
Feb 15, 2020
Presbytery of the James Stated Meeting
Invitation Needed
June 16, 2020
Presbytery of the James Stated Meeting
Invitation Needed
Oct 17, 2020
Presbytery of the James Stated Meeting
Orange Church
Jobs
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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