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Oct. 22, 2020
Review Highlights from 106th Stated Meeting
The 106th stated meeting of the Presbytery of the James was held October 17 via Zoom. Morning worship was led by members of the Youth Council with Rev. Roger Gench delivering the sermon. Rev. Patrick Dennis was elected to serve as POJ moderator for 2021 and Ruling Elder Dan Jordanger (Providence Gum Spring) to serve as POJ vice-moderator for 2021. They will take office at the 107th stated meeting on February 20, 2021.
New Minister Members
Rev. Kate Fiedler
as associate pastor of Second Church, Richmond
Rev. Frances Taylor Gench
in validated ministry at Union Presbyterian Seminary
Rev. Roger Gench
as honorably retired
Rev. Nancy Strapp
as honorably retired
Rev. Joseph Taber
as pastor of Culpeper Church
Candidates Approved for Ordination
Nancy Coleman
as interim pastor of Providence Forge Church
Samuel Shields
in validated ministry at UVA Health System
Nathan Taylor
as associate pastor for youth and families at Salisbury Church
Mark your calendar:

Called Meeting
November 21, 2020 
9:30 a.m.
Via Zoom videoconference

Meeting registration and packet information will be posted November 5
Other News
Make Your Ministry Wholehearted
Registration for the leadership and stewardship workshop with the Ministry Collaborative on October 24 closes Friday. Don't miss out on your chance to explore wholeheartedness, especially in responding to the challenges of 2020.
Take a Virtual Visit to Guatemala
World Mission Ministry invites you to take a virtual journey to Guatemala on October 28 at 1 p.m. This 90-minute event will focus on education in Guatemala, particularly challenges and changes in the wake of COVID-19. The event is part of a series coordinated by our mission partner CEDEPCA, which welcomes a $10 donation per participant.
Eradicating Global Poverty
On October 28 at 2:00 p.m., join an online event addressing global issues around eradicating systemic poverty. Learn how to engage existing partners for this work and where potential partnerships might exist. This event is part of the PC(USA) Matthew 25 initiative.
Check our online bulletin board to be reminded of events mentioned in recent issues of FYI.
Stated Meetings
November 21
Called Meeting
Online, via Zoom
Packet online: November 5
February 20, 2021
107th Stated Meeting
Second PC, Richmond
Overture deadline: Dec 17 at noon
Packet online: February 4
Learn about church employment opportunities or submit a job to POJ's job board.

  • Digital audience engagement manager, Presbyterian Outlook
  • Choir director/church musician, Meadows Church (Charlottesville)
  • Director of children's ministry, The Brandermill Church (Midlothian)
Job Boards in Nearby Presbyteries
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