February 7, 2023

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

Worship Materials Available for SDOP Sunday

The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) celebrates SDOP Sunday in 2023 on March 12. Through SDOP, PC(USA) partners with low-income communities locally, nationally, and internationally to eradicate systemic poverty. Observe SDOP Sunday by sharing a Minute for Mission about SDOP, singing a SDOP hymn, and collecting an offering for SDOP. 

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Digital Ministry by Small Churches

Small churches and digital ministry were the topic of the January 27 episode of podcast Better on the Inside. Guest Charlotte Elia, a minister in Virginia Beach, encourages small churches to focus on their strengths and avoid spreading themselves too thin. Elia is a Presbyterian pastor and hosts How We Do Digital Ministry, another podcast that may interest small church leaders.

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Disaster Prep Easy With Monthly Calendar

If disaster struck your community or congregation/ ministry, would you be prepared? Check out this monthly calendar of small, but important, tasks that will build invaluable skills, plans, and procedures for your congregation and your partnering communities.

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Join PW's Next Book Discussion

Presbyterian Women Churchwide’s Justice and Peace Committee will host five book discussions in 2023. The next event is February 13 on What Kind of Christianity: A History of Slavery and Anti-Black Racism in the Presbyterian Church. Join via Zoom from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register to receive questions for reflection/discussion, as well as a Zoom link, by February 12.

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Becoming Christian Lenten Study

Tuckahoe Church invites you to explore the tenets of Christian faith through Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer by Rowan Williams. This Lenten study with Rev. Dr. Roger Gench begins February 26 and occurs weekly at 9:15 a.m. through April 2 Participate in person or via Zoom.

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An Unforgettable Job Awaits at Camp Hanover

Tell a young adult in your life about job opportunities at Camp Hanover. They are seeking counselors, lifeguards, program coordinators, and food service workers. Camp staff will gain resume-building skills while creating amazing experiences for campers. 

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Upcoming Events

Bible Study on Black Resistance

Wednesdays, through March 15

PC(USA)'s Racial Equity and Women's Intercultural Ministries

Planning Calendar Photos

Submission deadline: February 14


Earth Care Congregation

Application deadline: February 15


Festival of Homiletics

Early registration deadline: February 16

Minneapolis, MN and online

Duke Divinity Leadership Program

Application deadline: February 17

Roslyn Conference Center, Richmond

Confirmation Retreat

February 24-26

Camp Hanover

Grief Support Program for Spanish Speakers

February 28

Legacy Hospice/Full Circle Grief Center

Horizons Magazine Subscription Offer

February 28

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Important Presbytery Dates

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


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.

  • Solo pastor, Hebron Church (Manakin Sabot)
  • Choir director/church musician, Meadows Church (Charlottesville)
  • 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






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