May 4, 2023

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

This Month, We Honor Americans of Asian Heritage 

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AANHPIHM). Presbytery of the James celebrates the contributions that Americans hailing from the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia have made to many facets of American culture and society. 

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Fundraising Dinner to Help Ukrainians

Three Chopt Church invites you to a benefit dinner on May 13 to raise funds to support Ukraine citizens affected by the ongoing conflict with Russia. Meet individuals and families that are healing and growing in their new communities and the leaders of ministries assisting them. Dinner will feature Ukrainian cuisine. Donations to support Love for Ukrainians. Request an invitation by emailing by May 10.

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Brandermill Hosts Barbershop Group

On May 13 at 3:00 p.m., Brandermill Church presents a concert by the Virginians Barbershop Chorus. The ensemble performs traditional barbershop, doo-wop, gospel, Broadway, pop, and contemporary a capella music. Admission is free. A freewill offering is appreciated.

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Registration Open for PW Summer Gathering

Join Presbyterian Women in Synod of the Mid-Atlantic at their first in-person gathering since 2019. The event will be held at Massanetta Springs June 8-11. 2024’s gathering will be virtual, so as not to conflict with the PW Churchwide Gathering in August. Register by May 15 for a discount.

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Pastoral Changes in POJ

  • Happy retirement to Rev. Kathryn Korbon, a counselor with Careworks in Charlottesville, who completed her service on February 28. May the God of Grace richly bless and watch over you.

  • Welcome Rev. Russ Kerr to the Gayton Kirk in Henrico where he is serving as a parish associate. Russ also serves as student engagement coordinator at VCU's Pace Center.

  • May God bless and lead Rev. Fred Holbrook on his service as interim pastor with First Church in Charlottesville which began May 1. His term will cover the sabbatical leave of Rev. David Forney.

Upcoming Events

Older Adult Sunday

May 7

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network

100th Anniversary Worship

May 7

Woodlawn Church, Hopewell

Fun Day

May 7, 2-5 p.m.

Camp Hanover

SDOP Grant Workshop

May 9, July 11

Chesterfield Library, Central branch

Disaster Relief Trip

May 13-21

Wauchula, Florida

Festival of Homiletics

May 15

Minneapolis, MN and online

PC(USA) Scholarship Deadline

May 15

Discernment Workshop

May 18-21

Massanetta Springs

Common Chords

May 18

Camp Hanover

Family Camp

May 19-21

Camp Hanover

PC(USA) Scholarship Deadline

May 15

Older Adult Retreat

June 1

Camp Hanover

PW Synod Summer Gathering

June 8-11

Massanetta Springs Conference Center

Common Chords

June 15

Camp Hanover

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Presbytery Meetings

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.

  • 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)
  • Director of youth and family ministries, Olivet Church (Charlottesville)

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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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