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June 21, 2022

Information for ministers, educators, church administrators, clerks, and congregations

Highlights of the 111th Meeting

The 111th stated meeting of Presbytery of the James was held virtually on June 14. A small contingent of commissioners participated in person at Westminster Church (Richmond) to test a hybrid setup for the future. We appreciate the support of their team in making this possible.

Rev. Keli Shipley Cooper, candidates Jay Morgan and Rachel Sutphin, and ruling elder Kenna Payne led the presbytery in worship. Cindy Corell, PC(USA) mission co-worker serving Haiti, delivered the message.

The presbytery approved Kelley Connelly, Jay Morgan, and Rachel Sutphin for ordination to ministry of the Word and Sacrament. The body also received inquirer Robbie D’Orazio as a candidate for ministry. Congratulations to you all.

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Holbrook Retiring After 40 Years of Ministry

Interim General Presbyter Fred Holbrook is retiring June 30. We are grateful for his faithful leadership to our presbytery during this time of transition.

We invite you to share your memories, well wishes, and prayers for Fred. Send written correspondence to Fred by mail to the presbytery office or use the online form. Please ensure your message reaches our office by July 5.

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Ruling Elder Needed to Serve as Vice Moderator

The Committee on Nominations is seeking ruling elders open to serving as vice moderator of the presbytery in 2023 and as moderator in 2024. Ideal candidates are those who enjoy conducting meetings, speaking in public, and learning new things. If you are a ruling elder who is being called by the Holy Spirit to lead the Church in this way, please apply. The committee appreciates minsters' help in encouraging ruling elders to consider this opportunity. For more information, contact committee moderator Walter Canter.

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Summer Camp Underway at Camp Hanover

Campers checked into Camp Hanover June 19 for the first summer session of 2022. Counselors arrived a few weeks earlier, spending time learning about the property and planning programs and activities. On June 12, the Board of Directors commissioned the staff with a service led by Rev. Kate Fiedler (Second Church, Richmond). Rev. Adam Bowling (First United Church, Dale City) and Rev. Brint Pratt Keyes (Tuckahoe Church) served communion. Kate reminded staff that God called them here to create the beloved community and to help campers feel God’s love in this special place. Know a young person who would enjoy time at Camp Hanover this summer? Find open overnight and day camp sessions online.

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Presbyterian Foundation Technology Grants

Deadline July 8

Presbyterian Men of the Synod Conference

July 15-16

Massanetta Springs

Massanetta Springs 100th Anniversary

July 24-30

New Face of Mission Webinar

August 24

CEDEPCA (Guatemalan partner agency)

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112th Meeting

Saturday, October 15

Invitation needed

Overture deadline: Aug. 18, noon

Packet online: Sept. 29



Learn about church employment opportunities or submit an opportunity to POJ's calls and jobs board.

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  • Music director, Rockfish Church (Nellysford)

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