Ministers, Educators, Administrators and Clerks,
please share this information with your congregation.  
Dec. 5, 2018
New interim general presbyter and stated clerk Fred Holbrook received the keys to the Presbytery of the James building from Carson Rhyne on Saturday, December 1. Welcome, Fred!
Third Small Church Forum Scheduled
The third workshop for small churches from Presbytery of the James and the Presbyterian Foundation is Saturday, January 5. This free event helps small congregations network and learn about financial and management best practices. The event is noon to 2 p.m. at Colonial Heights Presbyterian and includes lunch. RSVP to Deborah Rexrode, associate for stewardship, at 434-996-6032 or by   email .
A Hanover Christmas
Join in a magical night of music and drama celebrating the birth of Jesus at a Hanover Christmas, December 7 and 8. Each night, a cast of characters will transport you back in time. End your journey with fellowship, refreshments, and music at Wise Lodge.
Registration Open for Winter Camp
Youth in grades 5 through 12 are invited to a winter getaway at Camp Hanover December 28-30. See camp through the lens of a different season and participate in expected camp activities plus some winter-only traditions. Like enjoying a mug of hot chocolate around the largest bonfire you've ever experienced.
Plan Now for Next Summer's Triennium Conference
Reminder: contact Colleen Earp by December 21 to learn about Triennium youth conference, July 15-21, 2019. The cost is $620 per youth (which can be broken into a payment plan) and registration is through Camp Hanover.
 
Questions? Want to learn more? Email Colleen  or call her at 804-779-2811.
Announcements
Swift Creek PC Hosts Christmas Truce Family Event

Swift Creek Presbyterian Church invites you to
learn about a special wartime Christmas on Sunday, December 9 from 5 to 6 p.m. The event will share the story of peace and the triumph of the holiday spirit during World War I. Childcare is available for children under 10.
Happy 95th Anniversary, Sandston

Sandston Presbyterian Church celebrated its 95th anniversary on Saturday, December 1. The church was  established December 30, 1923 and services are still held in its original sanctuary. The congregation invited friends and former members to join in festivities that afternoon.
Dismantling Racism Ministry Invites You to Winter Retreat

Join Dismantling Racism Ministries in January for discussions with author Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on his latest book, Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion. The event will begin with check-in at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11 and conclude at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12. Optional lodging is available. 
Stated Meetings
Feb 16, 2019
Presbytery of the James Stated Meeting
Three Chopt Church, Richmond
June 18, 2019
Presbytery of the James Stated Meeting
INVITATION NEEDED
Oct 19, 2019
Presbytery of the James Stated Meeting
INVITATION NEEDED
Events
Dec 7-8
Camp Hanover, Mechanicsville
Dec 24-Jan 2
C hristmas and New Year's Break - POJ office closed
Jan 5
S mall Church Forum
Colonial Heights Presbyterian, Colonial Heights
Jan 11-12
Richmond Hill Retreat Center, Richmond
Feb 20-27
March 23
Ask, Thank, Tell Stewardship Workshop
Three Chopt Presbyterian, Henrico
Office Telephone (804) 262-2074