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May 28, 2020
Stated Meeting Reminder

As soon as possible, sessions should  elect Ruling Elders to serve as commissioners to the 105th POJ meeting on June 16 and send those names to  Barbara Espigh.

POJ Commissioners Prepare for Virtual General Assembly
Seven people will represent Presbytery of the James at PC(USA)'s General Assembly next month. Like our upcoming presbytery meeting, the 224th General Assembly will be virtual, a big shift in what organizers and participants expected.

The assembly will occur over three days, June 19, 26, and 27, instead of the longer session in Baltimore originally planned. As with a physical General Assembly, commissioners will have voice and vote. Advisory delegates will be polled before the commissioner vote; corresponding members will have voice.

Our elected commissioners are Rev. Hyun Chan Bae, Elder Marilyn Johns, Rev. Brint Pratt Keyes, Elder Kenna Payne, Elder Andrew Sanders, and Rev. Judy Thomson. Our young adult advisory delegate is Noah Morgan. 

Alternate commissioners will serve as prayer partners for commissioners and the advisory delegate. Our alternates are Rev. Beverly Bullock, Rev. Ann Cherry, Rev. Patrick Dennis, Elder Bruce Harvey, Elder Lamar Lockhart, Elder Cherry Peters, and Bethany Reitsma.

Deborah Rexrode, associate for Stewardship, has been coordinating POJ's assembly delegation.

We are grateful to commissioners and alternates for their service and their flexibility in these uncertain times. Please keep the work of the General Assembly and our commissioners in your prayers. 
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Plans Action Alternative
Because of the virtual nature of this year’s General Assembly, many important issues planned for the meeting’s agenda will not be discussed. To fill the void, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) is hosting a virtual week of learning, prayer, and action June 18-27. Join for an email devotion each morning, evening teach-ins, and vigils throughout the week. Peace Camp is free, though donations are welcome.
Stated Meetings
June 16
105th Stated Meeting
Overture deadline: April 21 at noon
Packet online: June 2
Oct 17
106th Stated Meeting
Orange PC, Orange
Overture deadline: Aug 20 at noon
Packet online: Oct 1
Stated Meeting Training
Zoom for
Telephone Users
June 2 at 10 a.m.
Stated Meeting Training
Zoom for
Computer/Smart Phone Users
June 4 at 6 p.m.
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