January 19, 2023

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

Presbyterian Planning Calendar Needs Your Photos

The Presbyterian Planning Calendar is again seeking photo submissions from congregations and worshiping communities, mid councils, camps, conference centers, and education centers for use in its 2023–24 edition. The deadline to submit photos for the next calendar is February 14.

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Grief Support Group Formed for Spanish Speakers

Legacy Hospice and Full Circle Grief Center have launched free bilingual grief support groups for Spanish-English speakers. Presbytery minister member Igmara Sanchez Prunier is one of the program’s facilitators. The groups will meet on the last Tuesday of each month and offer flexible times and multiple locations in Richmond. Please share with Spanish speakers in your community. 

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Enroll Now in Earth Care Congregation Program

Has your church considered becoming an Earth Care Congregation? The annual enrollment and recertification period is open through February 15. The process is simple; just share how your congregation has committed to earth care in the areas of worship, education, facilities, and outreach.

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Registration Open for Summer at Camp Hanover

Registration is open for day and overnight camps at Camp Hanover this summer. Share this opportunity for youth in your congregation to grow in faith with the caring staff and fun activities at Camp Hanover.

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Duke Divinity Hosts Local Christian Leadership Workshops

Duke Divinity invites church leaders to join their 2023 Foundations in Christian Leadership cohort. The group will meet twice in Richmond; the first session is April 17-20 and the second is September 11-14. During the sessions, learn from guest lectures, plenary discussion, small group work and time for reflection. Gain support and encouragement from your peers. Applications are due February 17.

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Into the Church Triumphant

Billy Atkinson entered the Church Triumphant on January 13. Please send healing prayers to his wife, Rev. Susie Atkinson (Honorably Retired). A memorial service will be held January 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin, Virginia. Read Billy's obituary.

Upcoming Events

Older Adults and Climate Change Webinar

January 24, 7:30 p.m.

Presbyterians for Earth Care

Christian Education Conference (Virtual and In Person)

January 25-28

Birmingham, AL

Association of Partners in Christian Education


Manna Retreat for Young Adults

January 27-29

Montreat Conference Center

Fraught & Flummoxed

January 30-February 2

Montreat Conference Center

Webinar on Church Preservation Grants

February 1, noon

National Fund for Sacred Places

Confirmation Retreat

February 24-26

Camp Hanover

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Important Presbytery Dates

Statistical Reports Due

  • January 29

2023 Covenants Due

  • January 31

Terms of Call Reports Due

for called pastors and certified Christian educators

  • February 15

Annual Reports Due

for certified Christian educators, ministers serving in validated ministry outside congregations, and minister members at large

  • February 15

2022 Session Minutes Due

  • March 1

Presbytery Meetings

113th Meeting

Saturday, February 18

Online: Zoom

In-person: Westminster Church, Richmond

Packet online: Feb. 2

114th Meeting

Tuesday, June 20

Invitation needed

Overture deadline: April 25, noon

Packet online: June 6

115th Meeting

Saturday, October 21

Invitation needed

Overture deadline: Aug. 24, noon

Packet online: Oct. 5

Employment Opportunities

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

  • Organist/director of music, Laurel Church (Glen Allen)
  • Summer camp staff, Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville)
  • Day camp counselor, Massanetta Springs (Harrisonburg)
  • Volunteer podcast co-producer, Presbytery of the James

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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 Presbyterian Church Educators Job Board






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