Building a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for All God’s Children

Nearly 1,800 miles from her home in El Salvador, Carmen Diaz smiled as her interpreter Joseph Russ introduced her to a group at Gayton Kirk. As one of PC(USA)’s 2022 International Peacemakers, Diaz was visiting congregations in the United States to share information about her country and her work building peace in her community. During

Highlights of the 112th Meeting

The 112th stated meeting of the Presbytery of the James was held on October 15. The meeting, which was the first truly hybrid meeting, was held at Westminster (Richmond) with 57 present in person and 140 participating by Zoom. There were 89 minister members, 85 ruling elders representing 49 congregations, and 23 others totaling 197. Moderator

Hicks Elected Stated Clerk

At the October 15 presbytery meeting, Steve Hicks was elected stated clerk, replacing Marilyn Johns who had been serving as interim stated clerk since Rev. Fred Holbrook retired in June. “I am honored for the opportunity to serve you,” Hicks commented. Hicks is a ruling elder and clerk of session at Mitchells Church. His service