April 18, 2023

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

Glimmers of Joy Temper Terrifying News from Haiti

Mission co-worker Cindy Corell shares an update from Haiti, a country and a people she has served for 10 years. Cindy is a native of Virginia and is supported by POJ's World Mission Ministry.

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PW-POJ to Gather April 29

Presbyterian Women of POJ will meet April 29 for a hybrid spring gathering. Hear from mission speakers, participate in the annual business meeting, install a new PW-POJ leadership team, remember Presbyterian Women who have entered the Church Triumphant, and share in communion.

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Youth Worker Meeting Today

Reminder that all youth ministry workers are invited for fellowship and conversation on April 18 via Zoom. Join at 2:00 p.m. to get to know each other and listen for great ideas and opportunities to share resources and needs. We hope this will become a regular support group for our youth workers. Email Barbara Chalfant to request the Zoom information.

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Hebron Hosts Revival

Hebron Church in Goochland invites you to the beautiful countryside for an outdoor spring tent revival. Join them Friday, April 21, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to hear inspiring speakers, uplifting music, and renew your spirit in celebration of our Risen Lord.

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Jazz Vespers at Forest Hill

Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a special Jazz Vespers service at Forest Hill Church. The 6:00 p.m. service will feature the Kirktet Jazz Trio and arrangements of familiar hymns highlighting the theme of "creation." Those unable to attend in person can watch the service streamed live on YouTube.

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Early Registration Deadline Approaches

Massanetta Springs presents their 2023 Bible and church music conference July 23-29. Enjoy opportunities to learn, practice, and worship together. The 2023 theme is “Instruments of Peace,” as in the Prayer of St. Francis, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.” Register by April 24 for a discount.

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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. The meeting will be held via Zoom only. Registration ends at 4:00 p.m. on April 19.

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South Plains Hosts Egyptian Guest Preacher

South Plains Church in Keswick invites you to hear a special guest preacher on April 30 at 10 a.m. Joseph Ibrahim, a divinity student at Union Presbyterian Seminary, is visiting from the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC), one of South Plains' mission ministries. Learn from Joseph about the hunger for Christian theological training in the Middle East.

Day, Gilbert to Headline 2023 Sprunt Lectures

Join Union Seminary for their 2023 Sprunt Lecture Series. Dr. Keri Day, the lecturer, is an associate professor at Princeton Theological Seminary. Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert, professor of homiletics at Howard University School of Divinity, is the preacher.

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Summary of Synod Meeting Available

Synod of the Mid-Atlantic held their 251st assembly March 10 and 11. A summary of the meeting is available for review.

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Upcoming Events

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 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

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.

  • 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)
  • Children's ministry assistant, First Church (Richmond)
  • Director, River Road Early Learning Center (Richmond)
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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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