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Registration is open for a pre-retirement planning seminar from the Board of Pensions.Growing into Tomorrow… Today helps clergy and lay members and their guests explore steps they can take now to plan for their best retirement tomorrow. The two-day event is October 15 and 16 at St. Mark’s Presbyterian in Bethesda, Maryland. Registration fills quickly,
Dr. Mary Mikhael, an international peacemaker from Syria, will visit Presbytery of the James this fall. From September 27 through October 4, Mary will speak at or attend a number of events. These include the “Living Life Abundantly” fall retreat at Camp Hanover and engagements at churches, Westminster Canterbury, Union Presbyterian Seminary, and others as her
Congregations with up to 100 in worship attendance may be eligible for a small church grant to further ministry in the community or to pay for an emergency repair. This special fund of the Presbytery has been established to help small churches with projects that may be just beyond their reach (“emergent” need) or when
The Presbytery of the James will hold a called meeting Tuesday, August 7 to examine for ordination four candidates. The meeting packet will be distributed on July 24. August 7 at 3:30 PM Village Presbyterian Church 110 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23223
On December 31, Rev. H. Carson Rhyne, Jr will retire from active ministry in the PC(USA) and as general presbyter and stated clerk of Presbytery of the James. At that time, Carson will have represented the Presbytery for almost 22 of his 43 years as a Minister of Word and Sacrament. Join us at the
Church Relations Officer Rev. Nicole Ball (M.Div.’11) would love to visit your congregation to fill your pulpit and lead worship, give a minute for mission, or make a presentation during the Sunday school hour on “The State of Union”. Congregations will gain a deeper knowledge of Union Presbyterian Seminary, learn about current initiatives and how to become
The process of appointing an interim general presbyter after Carson Rhyne’s retirement at the end of 2018 has moved forward one step. The search committee, charged in February 2018 to oversee the process, published a ministry information form (MIF) on PC (USA)’s Church Leadership Connections. The MIF outlines the qualifications desired in the next leader