Information for ministers, educators, church administrators, clerks, and congregations
February 18, 2021
Check POJ Website for Weather-Related Meeting Updates
Presbytery leaders are aware that the approaching winter storm could affect our ability to hold the meeting Saturday. Staff is monitoring power outage data across the region to report on the storm's impact.

Please check the presbytery website after 1:00 p.m. Friday for an update regarding the meeting. The red notification bar at the top of every page will provide pertinent information. Updates also will be shared on Facebook.

Registration for the meeting closes Friday at 9:00 a.m.
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Join Black Caucus For Second Event in Redeeming the Narrative Series
Many today see America and Christianity at a spiritual crossroad. Is the American dream equitable for all? What is God’s message about race and equality? Explore these questions with POJ’s Black Caucus in Finding God in Moments of Crisis, the second event in their Redeeming the Narrative series. Rev. Ulysses Payne, pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Petersburg, hosts the event February 27 at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom.
Small Church Leaders Invited to Join Networking Group
Leaders of small churches are invited to join the February 23 session of a new networking group. The Stewarding the Small Church Cohort meets monthly through June to share ideas and support one another. The virtual meetings are held on each month’s fourth Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. 
First Richmond's Lecture Series to Look at Healing
Examine healing and mending on the path to justice through a series of lectures hosted by First Presbyterian in Richmond. Each Wednesday in March, the Carson Lecture Series will feature a scholar-leader speaking on important areas to heal and mend: relationships, institutions, history, and theology. All lectures are free and will be live streamed at
Stated Meetings
February 20, 2021
107th Stated Meeting
Online via Zoom

June 15, 2021
108th Stated Meeting
Invitation needed
Overture deadline: April 20, noon
Packet online: June 1
October 16, 2021
109th Stated Meeting
Invitation needed
Overture deadline: Aug. 19, noon
Packet online: September 30
Other News
Lenten Devotionals
The 2021 Lenten Devotional from Presbyterians Today invites congregations to reflect upon the gift of shalom, the Hebrew word for peace.

The Presbyterian Outlook's Lenten devotions invite congregations to pray with Scripture as a way of discerning God’s movement in our personal lives and in the life of the world around us.
Social Justice Conference
Union Presbyterian Seminary offers a virtual conference this month to equip and inspire church and ministry leaders to enact social justice within their own ministry context and sphere of influence. The two-day event starts February 24. 
Check our online bulletin board to be reminded of events mentioned in recent issues of the Current.
Learn about church employment opportunities or submit a job to POJ's job board.

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