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March 2023

March 29
Regional events bring together church leaders and presbyters; Mission Council calls meeting about Book of Order amendments; learn about prison abolition movement; share spring mini camp with church youth; new pastoral relationship; hone your skills via online learning groups

March 22
Presbyters share vision of support and partnership between congregations, ministries, and presbytery; engaging in and joining the presbytery's new vision; Northern Neck location added to spiritual parish schedule; spiritual foundations of equal justice movement; online study group available for new leaders of older adult ministries; new professionals orientation

March 16
Small Church Ministry Retreat a Success; Final Planning Guide a Gift for Loved Ones; Find Vacation Bible School Resources; Fellowship Celebrates 11th Anniversary; Gun Violence Forum in Charlottesville; Grants for Older Adult Ministry

March 9
Highlights, recording of presbytery meeting available; Union names first woman president; Epic family event coming to Swift Creek; enrollment open for internship at Bon Secours; into the Church Triumphant

March 2
Join us in celebrating women in March; share your thoughts on youth ministry; Miller approved as candidate for ministry; Union announces 2023 Dawe lecturer; new option to help small churches with pastoral vacancies; Jackson commissioned as commissioned pastor

February 2023

February 24
Banbury installed as moderator; Jackson to be commissioned February 26; registration open for youth retreat; learn how to hold gun take-back events; into the Church Triumphant

February 15
Registration for presbytery meeting closes Friday; national church leader to preach at presbytery meeting; youth ministry conversation; historical society blog highlights African-American Presbyterians; registration open for retreat for small church leaders; PMA creates Mr. Rogers Day resources; Ashland pastor concluding service

February 7
Worship materials available for SDOP Sunday; digital ministry by small churches; disaster prep easy with monthly calendar; join PW's next book discussion; Becoming Christian Lenten study at Tuckahoe; an unforgettable job awaits at Camp Hanover

February 1
Celebrate the contributions of African Americans in February; Bible study to focus on black resistance; support social justice and environmental stewardship on Palm Sunday; festival like summer camp for preachers; pastoral relationship changes

January 2023

January 25
Church and ministry news needed for spring Vine; 2023 covenants due soon; Horizons buy one, get one offer; yard sale to benefit manna ministry; registration open for confirmation retreat; free hymnals available; new pastoral relationship

January 19
Planning calendar needs your photos; grief support group formed for Spanish speakers; earth care program enrollment open; registration begins for summer at Camp Hanover; Duke Divinity hosts local Christian leadership workshops; into the Church Triumphant

January 11
Learn about incarceration justice from Voices of Jubilee; webinar on climate change action by older adults; Fraught and Flummoxed retreat for church leaders at Montreat; free envelopes available; pastoral relationship news

January 5
Make your 2023 Covenant with POJ; join Older Adult Ministry in planning for 2023; Disaster Relief team helps community recover; gun violence prevention advocacy day coming January 16; bring your confirmation class to Camp Hanover; OGA shares resources for Per Capita Sunday; pastoral relationship news