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October 16, 2019
Join Us at New Hanover on Saturday
The 103rd stated meeting of Presbytery of the James is Saturday at New Hanover Church in Mechanicsville. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The meeting starts promptly at 9:15. Save time by purchasing your lunch ticket in advance today.
Learn about POJ Ministries at Stated Meeting
The Leadership Connections Team (LCT) and Mission and Service Team (MAST) will host a ministry fair at Saturday’s presbytery meeting. Learn about POJ’s ministry groups by visiting their informative displays and speaking with members. Ministries may represent an educational issue, a networking need, or a mission or service opportunity. Volunteers are welcome to join all groups.
BOP Enrollment Begins Soon
Annual enrollment for employees eligible for Board of Pensions benefits runs October 28 through November 15. For technical questions, contact Employer Services at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN). The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Questions about options and details? Check out pensions.or g or contact your church consultant, Martha Reisner, at 215-587-7049 or email mreisner@pen .

The 2019 program year of Call to Health , the Board of Pensions’ well-being initiative, ends November 15. This is the deadline for participants to earn lower deductibles for the next year.
Enjoy Bluegrass Music at Camp Hanover Sunday
Visit Camp Hanover from 2-6 p.m. this Sunday for great music and fellowship. Four outstanding bands will entertain. This annual event raises funds in support of the summer camp ministry at Camp Hanover. Suggested donation is $15/person. Brunswick stew, world-famous yeast rolls, and other refreshments will be for sale throughout the afternoon.
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 or stop by the Youth Ministry table at Saturday's presbytery meeting to talk further.
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.
Salisbury Hosts Thanksgiving 5k

Salisbury Presbyterian in Midlothian hosts its 12th annual Turkey Waddle on Thanksgiving, November 28. A fun, low-key, family-and dog-friendly race, the event raises money for Feedmore’s Central VA Food Bank, Shalom Farms, and other local feeding ministries. Find details, including a map, helpful hints, course description, and registration, online.
Dubuque Seminary Focuses on Military Chaplaincy

University of Dubuque Theological Seminary is forming a Doctor of Ministry cohort with a focus on "Military Chaplaincy in the 21st Century." The chief objectives of this cohort are to review and strengthen military chaplains’ awareness of their ministry identity, to help them develop a Reformed theological understanding of their role, and to identify strategies for addressing human need in the military. This cohort will begin February 4, 2020.
Bulletin Board a Resource for Church Events

POJ churches and related organizations host many events that can benefit you and your congregation. After they are featured here in FYI, events are added to POJ's online bulletin board. Check the bulletin board regularly to refresh your memory about upcoming opportunities. Have an event to share with church leaders in POJ? Send a short summary to FYI editor Kelley Hope .
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
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