May 25, 2023

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

Teens Invited to Join Youth Council

Serving on the Presbytery Youth Council (YoCo) is a unique way for high school youth to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ. Barbara Chalfant invites teens to apply now to become part of this group for 2023-2024. Adult volunteers also are needed to assist youth. Find more information and the application on our website.

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On Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who died in service to our country. Presbytery of the James will be closed May 29 so that our staff may spend this day with their loved ones and community. Our office will resume normal hours on May 30.

Join Presbyterian Men at Massanetta

Presbyterian Men of Synod of the Mid-Atlantic will meet July 21-23 at Massanetta Springs. The theme of their 2023 event is A New Response to a Seasoned Faith. Speakers include Rev. Chris Vogado, Rev. Rachel Vogado, and Rev. Safwat Marzouk. 

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Welcome Home Drive Collects Simple Items Every House Needs

New Hanover Church is collecting household and toiletry items through June 9 for refugee families and men and women seeking recovery from addiction, incarceration, and homelessness. The items will be distributed through two organizations, International Rescue Committee and Real Life. Find a list of needed items on the New Hanover website. 

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Enjoy Live Jazz and Zydeco in June

First Church (Richmond) hosts Jazz Under the Stars on June 16 at 7:30 p.m. The free event will feature music by Zachary Smith and the Dixie Power Trio. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy this outdoor concert. A food vendor will be on site, and the playground will be open.

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The Presbyterian Women of South Plains Church in Keswick learned how to decorate eggs in the Ukrainian tradition during Lent. Instructor Heide Schumann led the class in sketching designs in pencil on eggs. Next, participants repeatedly applied melted beeswax and dipped the eggs in dyes to create intricate, layered designs. The group also collected donations to benefit Presbyterian Mission Agency’s disaster/refugee relief fund for Ukraine.

Upcoming Events

Older Adult Retreat

June 1

Camp Hanover

PW Synod Summer Gathering

June 8-11

Massanetta Springs Conference Center

Christian Formation Monthly Resource Zoom

June 8, June 27

Camp Hanover

Common Chords

June 15

Camp Hanover

Summer Camp Starts

June 18

Camp Hanover

Jazz Concert

June 16, 7:30 p.m.

First Church, Richmond

SDOP Grant Workshop

July 11

Chesterfield Library, Central Branch

Bible and Music Conference

July 23-29

Massanetta Springs Conference Center

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Presbytery Meetings

114th Meeting

Tuesday, June 20

Gayton Kirk and Zoom

Call to Order: 9:30 a.m.

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.

  • Director of communications, First Church (Richmond)
  • Organist, Ashland Church (Ashland)
  • Music director, Bon Air Church (Richmond)
  • Part-time bookkeeper, Salisbury Church (Midlothian)
  • Solo pastor, Ashland Church (Ashland)
  • Pianist or organist, Burkeville Church (Burkeville)
  • Director of Christian education or covenant pastor for family ministry, Bon Air Church (North Chesterfield)
  • Director of music/organist, Laurel Church (Glen Allen)
  • Director of congregational care and spiritual formation, Southminster Church (Richmond)
  • Summer camp staff, Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville)
  • Day camp counselor, Massanetta Springs (Harrisonburg)
  • Interim director of traditional music, River Road Church (Richmond)
  • Childcare coordinator, First Church (Richmond)
  • Children's ministry buddy, First Church (Richmond)

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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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