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Sept. 17, 2020
Planning Underway for October Presbytery Meeting
The 106th presbytery meeting, on October 17, will take place via Zoom videoconferencing. The packet will be posted online on October 1.

If a commissioner for your church does not have reliable internet access or has concerns about using Zoom, please alert POJ staff as soon as possible. Email or call the presbytery office at 804-262-2074 ext. 301 and leave a message. Include the commissioner’s name, phone number, church name, and city.
Christian Formation Office Launches Toolkit
Presbyterian Mission Agency's Office of Christian Formation has launched a comprehensive online Faith Practices Toolkit designed to help faith leaders teach and guide their communities into becoming an intergenerational community of faith. The toolkit features five faith practices: hospitality, prayer, service, storytelling, and retreat.
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Other News
Next Church to Hold Racism Series
In October, Next Church will hold a 4-week webinar series to help participants talk about systemic racism and white supremacy in effective and nuanced ways. Participants will be engaged in an exploration of what antiracism is and how it will challenge the church to reckon with her historical and current investment in the ideology of white supremacy and systemic racism.
UPSem Grant to Promote Faith Formation in Children
Union Presbyterian Seminary has received a $4.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to create a research and innovation hub that will broaden ways of being religious in families and make church more meaningful in their lives.
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Stated Meetings
October 17
106th Stated Meeting
Online, via Zoom
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
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