NOVEMBER 15, 2023

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Registration for the special meeting on November 16 closes Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Please note the meeting location has changed to Westminster Church, Richmond.


South Hill Hosts Special Guest Preacher

The Reverend Dr. Jerry L. Cannon will be the guest preacher at South Hill Church on November 19. Dr. Cannon is vice president of ministry innovation with the Board of Pensions. Prior to that he served more than 30 years as pastor of C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC, one of the largest Black congregations in the United States. All are invited to worship with Dr. Cannon and the South Hill congregation at 11:00 a.m. South Hill Church is at 914 N. Mecklenburg Avenue. 

Make Hanover Christmas Part of Your Holiday Celebration

Experience the Christmas story in a new way on December 8 and 9 at Hanover Christmas. From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., encounter people from that long ago night as you walk Camp Hanover’s candlelit trails. Afterward, relax and enjoy music and refreshments in Wise Lodge. Planning to stay overnight? Reservations are filling quickly. Book now to ensure you have a room reserved.

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Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

With the 2023 Gift Guide (PDF), you can find the perfect gifts for family, friends, children, church leaders, and more! In the guide, you can easily click through to purchase on PC(USA) Store, as well as read excerpts from each book to make sure you’ve found the right gift for your loved one. Order by December 2 to ensure delivery by Christmas Eve.

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New Christian Ed Center Hosts First Event

The Center for Excellence in Christian Education at Union Seminary hosts its inaugural symposium, More Than, November 30-December 2. Meet the challenges of today and the possibilities of tomorrow by cultivating a MORE THAN imagination that constructs new patterns, models, and approaches in Christian education. Travel to Charlotte, NC, to participate in person or join virtually. 

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Taking Risks for the Sake of the Gospel

In the sixth episode of Innovate, Ignite, and Inspire, Barbara Chalfant continues her conversation with Flo Barbee-Watkins. They talk evangelism, nurture, and risk-taking in our congregations.  

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Presbytery Events

Called Meeting

Thursday, November 16

Westminster Church (Richmond) and Zoom

5:00-7:00 p.m.

* Note the change in location

AntiRacism Committee Meeting

November 30, 10:30 a.m.

Presbytery office and Zoom

Presbytery Leadership Training

January 20, 2024

Westminster Canterbury Richmond

Church Vitality and Evangelism Workshop

February 3, 2024

Location TBA

116th Meeting

February 17, 2024

Invitation needed

Call to Order: 9:30 a.m.

Overture deadline: Dec. 22, noon

Packet online: Feb. 1

Church Safety Training

March 9, 2024

Location TBA

All Presbytery Leaders Retreat

April 16-17, 2024

Roslyn Retreat Center

Ageism and Spirituality Retreat

April 18, 2024

Camp Hanover

Equipping the Saints Officer Training

April 27, 2024

Location TBA

Church & Community Events

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Youth Ministry Grant

Deadline November 15

Virginia Council of Churches

Early Career Preachers Cohort

Deadline November 15

Union Presbytery Seminary

Guest Preacher Jerry Cannon

November 19

South Hill Church

More Than Symposium

November 30-December 2

Center for Excellence in Christian Education, Union Seminary

Older Adult Ministry Courses

Early registration deadline December 8

Hanover Christmas

December 8 & 9

Camp Hanover

Christmas at Massanetta

December 9

Massanetta Springs

Messiah Community Sing-Along

December 10, 3:00 p.m.

Bon Air Church

Candlelight Carol Service

December 17, 5:00 p.m.

Grace Covenant Church

Winter Camp

December 28-30

Camp Hanover

2024 Events

Matthew 25 Summit

January 16-18, 2024

Atlanta, Georgia

Christian Education Conference

January 24-27, 2024

St. Louis, Missouri

Confirmation Retreat

February 2-4, 2024

Massanetta Springs

Confirmation Retreat

February 23-25, 2024

Camp Hanover

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Employment Opportunities

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

  • Solo pastor, Ashland Church (Ashland)
  • Installed minister, Amelia Church (Amelia)
  • Youth director, the Presbyterian Church (Fredericksburg)
  • Director of music, Tuckahoe Church (Richmond)
  • Organ and piano accompanist, Bon Air Church (N Chesterfield)
  • Business manager, Culpeper Church (Culpeper)
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Submit an opportunity

Calls and Jobs in Nearby Presbyteries 

National Capital Presbytery

Presbytery of Eastern Virginia

Presbytery of the Peaks

Shenandoah Presbytery

PC(USA) Job Board

Association of Partners in Christian Education Job Board

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