March 16, 2023

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

Small Church Ministry Retreat a Success

More than 20 people attended the recent retreat hosted by the Small Church Ministry. Participants celebrated their ministries, shared their challenges, and collaborated on new ideas. Thanks to the team who planned this retreat and to all who came.

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Final Planning Guide a Gift for Loved Ones

The Church Pastor Relations Committee of the presbytery’s Commission on Ministry has created a resource to help church members make plans for their passage to eternal life. In A Last Gift for My Family and Friends, individuals can gather in one place important information about their financial accounts, insurance policies, and funeral plans. Please share this helpful resource with your congregation.

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Find Vacation Bible School Resources

Need a vacation Bible school curriculum for this summer? Check out Building Faith’s annual review of VBS curricula. Building Faith is a ministry of the Lifelong Learning department at Virginia Theological Seminary.

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Fellowship Celebrates 11th Anniversary

Rev. Dr. Flo Barbee-Watkins will be the guest speaker at All Nations Fellowship’s celebration of its 11th anniversary. The event is March 26 at 2 p.m. at Westminster Church (Richmond) where the fellowship worships.

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Gun Violence Forum in Charlottesville

To address recent increases in gun violence in the area, Charlottesville Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention is partnering with Buford Middle School PTO to host a town hall on March 23 at 6 p.m. They invite local parents to attend to hear from elected officials and police and school representatives. 

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Grants for Older Adult Ministry

Funds to start a new older adult ministry or build up an existing ministry are available from Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN). Grants of $250 to $500 may be used to hold a single event like a workshop or a recurring activity. Funds also may be used to make church facilities older adult friendly. Grant recipient must be an individual or organizational member of POAMN.

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Upcoming Events

Mr Rogers Day

March 20

Spiritual Parish Info Session

March 29

Westminster Church, Richmond

Bon Secours CPE Internship Application Deadline

April 10

Spring Tent Revival

April 21

Hebron Church

Spring Mini Camp for Youth

April 21-23

Camp Hanover

PW of POJ Spring Gathering

April 29

First United Church, Richmond

Older Adult Sunday

May 7

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network

100th Anniversary Worship

May 7

Woodlawn Church, Hopewell

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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, Bott Memorial Church (DeWitt)
  • 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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