January 11, 2023

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

Learn About Incarceration Justice from Voices of Jubilee

The co-pastors of Voices of Jubilee will speak about incarceration justice at the January Faith and Culture Conversation at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond. Hear Rev. Lauren Ramseur and Rev. Ashley Mejias deliver their message on January 18 at 7:00 p.m. Attend in person at the church or watch online. Please share with your congregation. 

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Older Adults and Effective Climate Change Action

Presbyterians for Earth Care (PEC) present a webinar on older adults and climate change on January 24 at 7:30 p.m. Find out how adults over 60 can effectively take action on climate change. Learn from environmental leaders in the Church and ask questions about the topic. Visit the PEC website to learn more about the webinar, read speaker bios, and register to attend. Please share with your congregation.

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Fraught and Flummoxed Topic of Montreat Workshop for Church Leaders

Church leaders, examine the current challenges of leadership in a three-day workshop at Montreat, January 30-February 2. Reflect on the obstacles of leadership as well as explore tangible and embodied practices involving creativity, movement, and contemplative exercises with the goal of building capacity and endurance for this important work.

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Free Envelopes Available

A PC(USA) congregation member in Chesterfield has surplus window envelopes to donate to churches. The envelopes have two windows on the left front. They are packaged 500 per box and 2,500 per case. Contact Carl Sehen for more information. 

Pastoral Relationship Changes

May God bless and lead these pastors in the future. We are grateful for their service to the church and its people.

Rev. Shannon Hendricks and Rev. Sandra Shaner completed their service at Fairfield Church on December 31. They had been serving as part-time covenant pastors since 2021.

Upcoming Events

Virginia Vigil and Advocacy Day to Prevent Gun Violence

January 16

Virginia State Capitol

Per Capita Sunday

January 22


Transforming Older Adult Ministry Course

January 23-February 24

Columbia Theological Seminary

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

Webinar on Church Preservation Grants

February 1, noon

National Fund for Sacred Places

Planning Calendar Photo Deadline

February 14


Earth Care Congregation Application Deadline

February 15


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Important Presbytery Dates

2022 Contribution Deadline

  • January 17

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

Invitation needed

Overture deadline: Dec. 22, noon

Packet online: Feb. 2

114th Meeting

Tuesday, June 20

Invitation needed

Overture deadline: April 25, noon

Packet online: June 6

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
  • Director Christian formation, Chester Church (Chester)
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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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