Ministers, Educators, Administrators and Clerks,
please share this information with your congregation.  
July 3, 2019
Youth Council Accepting Applications for Members
The Presbytery of the James Youth Council (POJ YoCo) develops youth leadership through learning, volunteer service, and fellowship. Participants must be high school students, and members of a Presbytery of the James congregation or have a connection to Camp Hanover, such as participation in the Pathfinders program or a youth retreat. Applications will be accepted through August 9.
Questions? Contact Colleen Earp, Youth Council Director, at 804-779-2811 or .
Increased Demand for Pulpit Supply
Churches are looking for more names for POJ’s pulpit supply as the current individuals on the list get booked quickly. Pastors and sessions rely on this list to fill temporary preaching vacancies year round, but the greatest demand is during summer. If you're available to help a church in need, email Kelley Hope to be added to the roster.
Grants Available for Small Church Needs
Small Church Ministry reminds you they have funds available for 2019 for projects and outreach by small churches. Recently, Second PC Petersburg used a grant to update its accounting system and Forest Hill PC began a summer food truck ministry. What needs do you have for which a grant could help? 
Planning Calendars to Arrive in August
POJ has submitted our order for planning calendars. The PC(USA) Store expects to ship them in August. Watch your email for a notice when they arrive. 
Church News
Olivet to Hold Training on Intergenerational Ministry

Learn about intergenerational ministry August 24 at a training hosted by Olivet PC in Charlottesville. Trainers from non-profit organization GenOn Ministries will share best practices for working with children and youth. The morning session will focus on relationship theology; the afternoon features a “teacher’s toolbox” workshop. Sunday school teachers, youth group leaders, and volunteers who work with youth are invited to attend. Sign up by July 24 for discounted registration.
Bucket Brigade for Refugees at New Hanover

Members of New Hanover PC in Mechanicsville recently created 30 cleaning supply kits for refugee families resettling in Richmond. They learned of the need from International Rescue Committee. The kits contained buckets, mops, brooms, dustpans, and cleaning products. The project was part of the church’s Missions program on the plight of refugees seeking asylum in America.
Special Events Celebrate AFREIM's 7th Anniversary

African Evangelical International Ministries (AFREIM) invites you to celebrate their seventh anniversary. Special events include worship services August 11 and 18, nightly seminars, a musical, a cookout, and a banquet. All events will be at Westminster Presbyterian Church. 
Tuckahoe Hosts Faith and Firearms Lectures

Tuckahoe PC will host its summer lecture series August 7 through 21 on Wednesday nights. This year’s topic will examine faith and firearms, including our right to bear arms and the dynamics of violence in the Bible. Attendees will receive a balanced engagement with perspectives from different points of view. 
Stated Meetings
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 information about these opportunities on POJ's job board . Searching for candidates? Submit a job.
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