AUGUST 16, 2023

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Donate to PDA Wildfire Fund to Aid Hawai'i Victims

Fires have devastated the islands of Maui and Hawai'i (The Big Island), leading to multiple deaths and losses to property in the billions. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has been in touch with a pastor on O'ahu and the Presbytery of the Pacific to discuss ways PDA can support those impacted by the fires. Help PDA's response by making a financial gift to DR000165: Please join us in praying for the affected communities.

Registration Open for August Meeting

On August 29 via Zoom, Presbytery of the James will hold a special meeting to elect a temporary stated clerk. The meeting also will act on an amendment to the Manual for Administrative Operations and a report by the Committee on Nominations.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Registration closes the day prior at 4 p.m. Please review the agenda and reports in advance.

Find meeting information online

Limited Staff at Presbytery Office August 21-24

Due to vacations and professional development, staff availability at the presbytery office will be limited between August 21 and 24. Please call the office(804) 262-2074 extension 304before visiting to confirm that someone will be available to assist you.

Cook Appointed to PC(USA) Committee

PC(USA)’s co-moderators have appointed Rev. Jess Cook to serve on a special committee authorized by the 225th General Assembly (2022). The committee is tasked with writing a new confession. Please pray for them as they begin their important work.

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Register Now for Keep Awake Retreat for Youth

Registration is open for Massanetta's retreat for high school students and their leaders, coming November 17-19. Centered on worship, leadership development, and small group discussion, youth will explore PC(USA)’s Matthew 25 vision, particularly congregational vitality.

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Free Webinars Focus on Older Adult Issues

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN) has several free webinars coming up that may interest you or your community.

Utilizing the New Care Partner Toolkit

August 17, 1:00 p.m.

Older Adults and Caregivers Ministry and Outreach

August 22, 2:00 p.m.

Spirituality of Grief with Dr. Fran Shelton

August 24, 7:00 p.m.

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FAQs About Employee Retention Credit

Have questions about the Employee Retention Credit? Presbyterian Foundation has prepared a document to address this program made available through the CARES Act due to COVID-19. 

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Join our community on Facebook. Search for “Presbytery of the James Church Leaders Network” and ask to join.

Upcoming Events

Common Chords Bluegrass Jam

August 17, 7:00 p.m.

Camp Hanover

Family Story Hour

August 20, 4:00 p.m.

Tuckahoe Church,


Youth Resources for Faith Formation Leaders

August 22

Office of Christian Formation


Charlottesville-area Youth Workshop

August 27

12:30-3:00 p.m.

Westminster Church, Charlottesville

Presbytery Youth Workers and Volunteers Meeting

August 29



September 1-4

Camp Hanover

Church Admin Classes

Starting September 7

The Church Network


Fall Festival & Steak Dinner

September 9, 3:00 p.m.

Mitchells Church

Older Adult Ministries Conference

September 14-15

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network

Grosse Ile, MI

Officer Training

September 16

10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Presbytery of the James

Sandston 100th Anniversary

September 17

Sandston Church

SDOP Grant Workshop

September 21

Presbytery office

Older Adult Program

September 23

Sponsored by POJ Older Adult Ministry and held at Westminster Canterbury Richmond

Stewardship Kaleidoscope

September 25-27

Minneapolis, MN

Holy Shift Conference

October 9-12

Montreat Conference Center

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Presbytery Meetings

Special Meeting

Tuesday, August 29

Via Zoom

Call to Order: 7:00 p.m.


115th Meeting

Saturday, October 21

Invitation needed

Call to Order: 9:30 a.m.

Overture deadline: Aug. 24, noon

Packet online: Oct. 5

Called Meeting

Thursday, November 16

Location/Format: TBD

Call to Order: 7:00 p.m.

Employment Opportunities

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

  • Assistant director/worship leader, River Road Church (Richmond)
  • Director of youth ministry, River Road Church (Richmond)
  • Youth director, the Presbyterian Church (Fredericksburg)
  • Interim pastor, First Church of Howard County (Maryland)
  • Audio visual director, Three Chopt Church (Richmond)
  • Music director/organist, Bon Air Church (Richmond)
  • Children's ministry coordinator, First Church (Richmond)
  • Chaplain, Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury (Irvington)
  • MVP intern, Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville)
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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