July 20, 2023

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

Teens Needed for Presbytery Youth Council

High school youth wanted for the 2023-2024 Presbytery Youth Council (YoCo). Encourage your teens to join this group to plan and lead activities for their peers. These include opportunities for fellowship, study, service, worship, and discipleship. Applications are due August 1. 

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Network With Other Church Leaders on Facebook

Interested in networking with other presbytery church leaders on Facebook? POJ has created a Facebook group for members to ask questions of each other, share resources, and coordinate efforts to grow followers of Jesus Christ. Search for “Presbytery of the James Church Leaders Network” on Facebook and ask to join or send a message to Kelley Hope.

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Create a Garden Ministry

Are you a church leader interested in planting or enhancing your own garden ministry? On August 5 at 11:00 a.m., Chester Church invites you to learn how they ignited a spark in their congregation for growing a garden. Hear strategies for the planning and implementation of a mission that can help your congregation grow in faith as you grow vegetables for your neighbors. 

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Explore Youth Resources with Office of Christian Formation

Learn about resources for your youth program from the Office of Christian Formation. On August 10 and 22, OCF will host sessions on Zoom to share resources with faith formation leaders. The sessions include time for conversation, questions, and sharing.

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Three Weeks Left of Summer at Camp Hanover

There are three weeks left for children and youth in your community to grow closer to God at Camp Hanover. Share this opportunity with your congregation's families and help them discover the wonder of summer camp. Financial assistance is available to help with the cost if needed.

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More youth from Presbytery of the James congregations have been having fun and growing in their faith at Massanetta. Pictured here are middle schoolers and leaders from Tuckahoe and Olivet plus workshop directors from Sandston and Three Chopt.

Upcoming Events

Common Chords Bluegrass Jam

July 20, August 17, 7:00 p.m.

Camp Hanover

Presbyterian Men Conference

July 21-23

Massanetta Springs Conference Center

Bible and Music Conference

July 23-29

Massanetta Springs Conference Center

Garden and Music Festival

August 4-6

Chester Church

New Professionals Orientation

August 15, 2:00 p.m.

Presbytery of the James office

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


Older Adult Ministries Conference

September 14-15

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network

Grosse Ile, MI

Equipping the Saints Officer Training

September 16, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Presbytery of the James

Stewardship Kaleidoscope

September 25-27

Minneapolis, MN

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Presbytery Meetings

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.

  • Children's ministry coordinator, First Church (Richmond)
  • Chaplain, Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury (Irvington)
  • Development coordinator, Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville)
  • MVP intern, Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville)
  • Summer camp nurse, Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville)
  • Director of music/organist, Laurel Church (Glen Allen)
  • Director of children and youth ministries, Meadows Church (Charlottesville)
  • Director of communications, First Church (Richmond)
  • Organist, Ashland Church (Ashland)
  • Music director, Bon Air Church (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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