April 11, 2023

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

Enjoy God's Creation at Camp Hanover This Spring 

Camp Hanover welcomes guests for a variety of events in April and May.

Common Chords

Music lovers will appreciate the return of Common Chords on April 20 and May 18. From 7 to 10 p.m., the sounds of bluegrass and gospel fill Wise Lodge. Bring an instrument to join the open jam session or come just to listen. 

Fun Day

Everyone is welcome on Sunday, April 30, for Fun Day. At this free afternoon event, experience Camp Hanover's activities, meet the staff, and enjoy the beautiful grounds. 

Mini Camp

Registration for Spring Mini Camp closes soon. This weekend event, April 21-23, is open to campers in grades 5 through 12.

Family Camp

From relaxation to adventure, there is something for every generation at Family Camp. Registration is open now for this fun weekend, May 19-21.

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Presbytery Group to Visit Guatemala April 17-24

Pray for members of Presbytery of the James and Presbytery of the Peaks as they travel to Guatemala next week on a joint mission and learning trip. Pray also for the people in Guatemala, for unity, reconciliation, and forgiveness between the different political, ethnic, and religious groups, and for justice and equal access to services for those most at risk.

Resources Available for Older Adult Sunday

Celebrate the older adults in your congregation and community in May. PC(USA) observes May 7 as Older Adult Sunday. Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network has resources, including their 2023 planning guide, to inspire you.

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Grants Available for Community Groups

SDOP seeks your help in identifying community organizations working to help disadvantaged groups. Organizations are invited to learn about funding grants from SDOP at workshops occurring May 9 and July 11. Share information about the grant and funding workshops with groups in your area.

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Register by April 19 for Called Presbytery Meeting

Mission Council has called a presbytery meeting for 7:00 p.m. on April 20 to vote on Book of Order amendments. Registration ends at 4:00 p.m. on April 19.

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Discounted Registration for Stewardship Conference Available

Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference offering informative workshops, provocative worship, and incredible networking opportunities for all passionate about stewardship and generosity. The event September 25-27 in Minneapolis offers virtual and live participation options. Register by April 15 to save on registration costs.

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Learn About Frontier Fellowship Ministry on April 20

Richard Haney shares news from Frontier Fellowship on their global ministry on April 20 at 8:00 p.m. Learn about their work around the world, including a recent visit to Egypt. Register to receive Zoom credentials to participate.

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Meet the Campus Ministry at Mary Washington University

Campus Christian Community at the University of Mary Washington invites you to their spring celebration, April 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy games, tours, a silent auction, and refreshments with students and supporters.

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Teen Suicide Topic of Community Forum

First Church in Richmond is hosting a suicide prevention forum on April 25. With the goal of encouraging open dialogue for teens and their families in the Richmond community, this forum will offer tips and empowerment for finding the right words to help those struggling with mental health challenges.

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Upcoming Events

Info Session on Abolition Study Group

April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Presbyterians for Abolition

Healthy Transitions for Clergy Spouses

April 15

Youth Worker Gathering

April 18, 2:00 p.m.

Via Zoom

Spiritual Parish Info Session

April 19, 1:00 p.m.

St. Andrews Church

Global Ministry Update

April 20, 8:00 p.m.

Frontier Fellowship

Common Chords

April 20, May 18, June 15

Camp Hanover

Spring Mini Camp for Youth

April 21-23

Camp Hanover

Spring Tent Revival

April 21, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Hebron Church

Earth Day Jazz Vespers

April 22, 6:00 p.m.

Forest Hill Church

Spring Celebration

April 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Campus Christian Community, University of Mary Washington

Bible & Music Conference

April 24, early registration deadline

Massanetta Springs

Suicide Prevention Forum

April 25

First Church, Richmond

PW of POJ Spring Gathering

April 29

First United Church, Richmond

Fun Day

April 30, 2-5 p.m.

Camp Hanover

Guest Preacher from Egypt

April 30

South Plains Church

Sprunt Lectures

May 1-3

Union Seminary

Older Adult Sunday

May 7

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network

100th Anniversary Worship

May 7

Woodlawn Church, Hopewell

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Presbytery Meetings

Called Meeting

Thursday, April 20

7:00 p.m.

Via Zoom


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.

  • Childcare coordinator, First Church (Richmond)
  • Children's ministry buddy, First Church (Richmond)
  • Director of youth and family ministries, Olivet Church (Charlottesville)
  • Children's ministry assistant, First Church (Richmond)
  • Director, River Road Early Learning Center (Richmond)
  • Pianist, Bott Memorial Church (DeWitt)
  • Solo pastor, Hebron Church (Manakin Sabot)
  • Choir director/church musician, Meadows Church (Charlottesville)
  • Organist/director of music, Laurel Church (Glen Allen)
  • Summer camp staff, Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville)
  • Day camp counselor, Massanetta Springs (Harrisonburg)
View job details
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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