Ministers, Educators, Administrators and Clerks, please share this information with your congregation. 
Dec. 4, 2020
We Rejoice in Your Faithful Support
We are thankful for our covenant that is affirmed by your faithful, prayerful, and financial support of the Presbytery of the James and its ministry. As the year-end approaches, undesignated income totals $559,442.57 through November. We rejoice in your faithful giving support, especially during an unprecedented pandemic. The budgeted request for 2020, growing out of our covenant with one another, is $698,667. It is vital for the ministries of the POJ to be upheld and for us to be transparent about the needs and opportunities God has set before us. But it is also vital for us to acknowledge the impact that the pandemic has had on our churches and our presbytery this year.
Deadline for Financial Gifts to Presbytery
Historically, giving within the churches of the presbytery is strong in December. To facilitate acknowledgement and gratitude for your gifts, the presbytery account will be open to receive congregational support for 2020 through January 19, 2021. Thank you for your faithful work and service for Christ Jesus in this region and beyond. May God bless you all!
Lakeside Offers Items to Other Churches
Lakeside Church in Henrico has a number of items available to other churches as the church prepares to close at the end of 2020. A sample is shown below. See the complete list. Contact Ken Spicer at (804) 937-5763 to request more information or claim an item.
New Semester of Pathways Courses Begin in January
Union Seminary’s Pathways to Learning and Leadership program has a number of classes beginning in January. These online courses enhance participants’ knowledge and discipleship. They also are necessary for lay people desiring to become commissioned pastors. Topics include the Christian Life; Reformed Theology/Church History; and Pastoral Care.
Christmas Collection Reminder
Contribute items to collection drives coordinated by two POJ congregations for Christmas:

Voices of Jubilee requests composition notebooks, socks, art supplies, and games for incarcerated youth by December 10.

AFREIM requests food donations, toys, and cold weather gear by December 16.

Check our online bulletin board to be reminded of events mentioned in recent issues of FYI.
Into the Church Triumphant
James Bushong
Nov. 26, 2020
Husband of Rev. Diane Prevary, former presbytery moderator

Obituary not available at this time
Stated Meetings
February 20, 2021
107th Stated Meeting
Second PC, Richmond
Overture deadline: Dec 17 at noon
Packet online: February 4
June 15, 2021
108th Stated Meeting
Invitation needed

October 16, 2021
109th Stated Meeting
Invitation needed
Learn about church employment opportunities or submit a job to POJ's job board.

  • Audio/visual technology coordinator, First Presbyterian (Richmond)
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