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June 5, 2019
SDOP Accepting Applications for Annual Grants
POJ's Self-Development of People (SDOP) Ministry offers grants of up to $2,500 to organizations working on issues of poverty, injustice, and oppression. For 2019, SDOP will accept applications for funding between June 1 and August 31. Rankings and final determinations will be made in September with grants awarded in October.
Bill Brown to Lead Bible Study at Big Tent         
Dr. William P. Brown, former professor of Old Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary, will lead Bible study at the Big Tent in Baltimore August 1-3. Dr. Brown will focus on what it means to be transformed according to Paul, and dig deeply into what Paul is saying between the lines. The format will include both lectures and opportunities to engage one another in the Word. The Bible study occurs on Friday and Saturday morning. Find more information about Big Tent sessions and speakers.

If you are planning to attend Big Tent, let POJ know using the link below. An application for financial assistance from POJ also is available at this link.
Cost of Planning Calendars to Increase June 20
The cost of Presbyterian planning calendars ordered through POJ will increase to $14.50 on June 20. Save $4 per calendar by ordering online now. Orders and payments also will be accepted at the stated meeting on June 18. Payment may be made by credit card or check.
Credit: Alpine Presbyterian Church, Longview, Texas
Presbyterian Women's Service Project Promotes Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico
In 2017, Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico. Immediately after the storm, Presbyterian Women (PW) in the Synod of Puerto Rico quickly mobilized to serve their communities and churches. Now they are part of the transition to long term recovery. 

PW, Inc. is supporting these efforts by making disaster recovery in Puerto Rico the focus of their Together in Service project through 2021. They invite you to join. Your financial gifts will fund clean water, community centers, and home reconstruction.

You also can support children and families in Puerto Rico through a personalized pillowcase project. Congregations can make pillowcases or donate supplies for making and decorating pillowcases. PW will send personalized pillowcases to the PW of the Synod of Puerto Rico in August 2019. 
Strategic Planning Team Update

The Strategic Planning Team met Thursday, May 23. Members shared ideas for a POJ mission statement. The team's next meeting will be June 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the presbytery office. Follow the team.

Faith Leaders Gather in D.C. Next Week for Moral Witness

Dismantling Racism Ministry encourages you to join other faith leaders representing the Abrahamic religions at Moral Witness Wednesday, June 12 in D.C. The event is framed by Jeremiah 22:1-5. Learn more.
Disaster Relief Trip Returns Friday

Seven members of the Disaster Relief Ministry are in New Bern, NC this week. They have been working in homes a nd Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church helping to repair buildings damaged by last fall's hurricane. This is the group's third trip to the area. Read more.
Stated Meetings
102nd Stated Meeting
June 18, 9:15 a.m.
First Church, Charlottesville
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
Invitation Needed
Churches throughout POJ are looking for new talent. Find more information about these opportunities on POJ's job board.
- Director of Children's Ministry at Salisbury (Midlothian)
- Director of Children's Ministries at Three Chopt (Henrico)
- Accompanist at Three Chopt (Henrico)
- Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at Tinkling Spring (Fishersville)
- Organist/Music Director at St Paul's Episcopal (Hanover)
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