January 25, 2023

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

Church and Ministry News Needed for Spring Vine

Share your news with Presbyterians across central Virginia. Congregation leaders and ministry partners are invited to contribute an article or photo for the spring issue of the Vine and other presbytery communication. We welcome announcements about coming events, photos from recent events, new program ideas, ministry outreach, and more that you want to celebrate. Send your contribution to editor Kelley Hope by February 6. 

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2023 Covenants Due Soon

Please send your 2023 covenant to the presbytery office by January 31. The covenant is your congregation's commitment to the ministries of the presbytery, Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, and the General Assembly of PC(USA).

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Horizons Buy One, Get One Offer

Until February 28, give one gift subscription to Horizons and get one free. With each one-year subscription, your gift recipients will receive five issues of the magazine (in print and digital) plus the 2023–2024 PW/Horizons Bible study.

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Yard Sale to Benefit Manna Ministry

Culpeper Church is holding an indoor yard sale on Saturday, February 4, to benefit its Manna Ministry. All proceeds will help the ministry serve free hot meals to those in need three times a week. Tax-deductible donations of books, toys, bedding, clothes, electronics, furniture, tools, and other household goods will be accepted February 3 from 1-7 p.m.

Contact the church to learn more

Registration Open for Confirmation Retreat

Bring your confirmation class to Camp Hanover February 24-26 for a time of fellowship, fun, and faith at the 2023 Confirmation Retreat. Pastor Adam Bowling will guide participants in exploring the theme Imagine, based on Romans 12:9-21, during this exciting event.

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Free Hymnals Available

South Plains Church is looking for a new church home for 96 copies of the Presbyterian Hymnal (1990, blue cover). Contact Pat Valentine for more information. 

New Pastoral Relationship

Fairfield Church welcomed Michael Watson as associate pastor on January 23. Michael is transferring to POJ from the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. May God bless and lead this pastor and congregation in their journey together.

Upcoming Events

Fraught & Flummoxed

January 30-February 2

Montreat Conference Center

Webinar on Church Preservation Grants

February 1, noon

National Fund for Sacred Places

Yard Sale for Manna Ministry

February 4

Culpeper Church

Older Adult Ministry Meeting

February 7

Via Zoom

Planning Calendar Photo Deadline

February 14


Earth Care Congregation Application Deadline

February 15


Leadership Program Application Deadline

February 17

Roslyn Conference Center, Richmond

Hosted by Duke Divinity School

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.

  • Interim pastor, Westminster Church (Richmond)
  • Organist/director of music, Laurel Church (Glen Allen)
  • Summer camp staff, Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville)
  • Day camp counselor, Massanetta Springs (Harrisonburg)

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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






The Current is published weekly. Submit an announcement for an upcoming issue by emailing editor Kelley Hope. Submissions due on Monday.

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