JUNE 4, 2024

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In This Issue

  • Registration Open for 117th Presbytery Meeting
  • Disaster Relief Ministry Tackling Camp Project Wish List
  • Application Deadline Coming Up for Synod Grants
  • Photo: Seminary Graduates
  • Presbytery Events
  • Church and Community Events 
  • Employment Opportunities

Registration Open for 117th Presbytery Meeting

Presbytery of the James will convene the 117th meeting in person at Union Presbyterian Seminary's Early Center and via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Reports and other meeting details are available online. Lunch may be ordered in advance. The deadline to order lunch is June 13 at 2 p.m. The deadline to register for the meeting is June 17 at noon.

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Disaster Relief Ministry Tackling Camp Project Wish List

The presbytery's Disaster Relief Ministry is turning its talents to projects closer to home this summer. Led by Brown Pearson, the group is seeking volunteers to help with construction, building, painting, plumbing, and electrical updates at Camp Hanover. Work is planned for select Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in June and July. To sign up, contact Brown by email or phone (804-347-8895).

Application Deadline Coming Up for Synod Grants

Synod of the Mid-Atlantic awards grants for projects that support disaster relief, hunger action, presbytery initiatives, African American initiatives, new and small churches, peacemaking, and more. Applications are reviewed twice per year, in August and February. Submit your proposal by August 1 for consideration.

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Congratulations to four recent graduates of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. On May 31, candidates Noah Morgan (center) and Addison Schmitt (right) were awarded the Master of Divinity degree. Rev. Rebekah Tucker-Motley (left) and Rev. Walter Canter (not pictured) became Reverend Doctors. What a holy and joyous day!

Presbytery Events

117th Meeting

June 18

Union Seminary

Call to Order: 9:30 a.m.

Overture deadline: April 23, noon

Packet online: June 4

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Presbytery Office Closed

June 19

Juneteenth and day after presbytery meeting

Church & Community Events

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Playology Workshop

June 4, 10 a.m. Massanetta Springs

100th Anniversary Celebration

June 9, 10:30 a.m.

Forest Hill Church

75th Anniversary Celebration

June 9, 11 a.m.

Ampthill Church

Youth Servant Leadership Institute

June 17-21

The Pace Center at VCU

David LaMotte Concert

June 24, 7:30 p.m.

Massanetta Springs

226th PC(USA) General Assembly

June 29-July 4

Salt Lake City, UT

Bible and Church Music Conference

July 21-27

Massanetta Springs, Harrisonburg

Clergy Couple Retreat

July 29-August 1

Massanetta Springs, Harrisonburg

Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Grant Deadline

August 1

PW Churchwide Gathering

August 8-11

St. Louis, MO

Camp: A Planning Retreat for Clergy August 13-17

Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation at YMCA of the Rocky Mountains Estes Park Center


August 30-September 2 Camp Hanover

Scotland Trip

September 13-23

With Three Chopt Church, Henrico

Leadership in Ministry Richmond

September 16-18

Columbia Theological Seminar Center for Lifelong Learning at Roslyn Retreat Center

Stewardship Kaleidoscope

September 23-25

Portland, OR

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Employment Opportunities

Learn about church employment opportunities or submit an opportunity to POJ's calls and jobs board.

  • Installed minister, Amelia Church (Amelia)
  • Part-time pastor, Holy Trinity Church (Richmond)
  • Pastor of youth and children, Three Chopt Church (Henrico)
  • Director of Christian formation, Tuckahoe Church (Richmond)
  • Children's ministry assistant, First Church (Richmond)
  • Youth ministry coordinator, First Church (Richmond)
  • Summer camp cook, Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville)
  • Part-time accompanist, Providence Church (Gum Spring)
  • Part-time accompanist, Brandermill Church (Midlothian)
  • Yaupon Place project director, Union Seminary (Richmond)
  • Director of children and youth ministries, Three Chopt Church (Henrico)
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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 Partners in Christian Education Job Board

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