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FYI is published weekly. Recipients include ministers, Christian educators, church administrators, and clerks of sessions. Recipients are encouraged to share the information with members of their congregations. Send news or announcements for FYI to editor Kelley Hope by noon on Tuesday.

Early 2020 Issues

May 1, 2020: Contribute coronavirus stories for the Vine; preparing for reopening; annual Sprunt Lectures online and free; churches fill food void
April 23, 2020: C&C Team makes June meeting virtual; evolving ways of being a faithful steward; General Assembly will be held online; news from around the presbytery
April 17, 2020: Thank you from POJ staff; Youth Council meeting on Sundays; Historical Society documenting Easter 2020; Disaster Assistance provides stress management webinars; stories from around the presbytery
April 9, 2020: Holy Week blessings; state issues guidance on worship alternatives; Presbyterian Foundation summarizes CARES Act; masks needed for juvenile correctional center
April 2, 2020: Governor extends quarantine; new federal laws enacted in response to COVID-19; BOP benefits will continue; mission co-workers urged to return to U.S.
March 26, 2020: PC(USA) expands COVID-19 resources; trusted sources for pandemic information; moments to celebrate; Camp Hanover adds new ways to connect; BOP Employee Assistance Program can help
March 19, 2020: Communication and financial resources to help congregations stay connected during public health emergency; visit Camp Hanover through Facebook
March 11, 2020: Recommendations for communion practices during coronavirus outbreak; explore God and the environment at spring retreat; deadline to order Eco-Palms
March 5, 2020: Keeping your congregation healthy during virus outbreaks; welcome and blessings to new POJ ministers; Presbyterian World Mission seeks input; Camp Hanover hiring summer staff

February 27: Presbytery enjoys generous fellowship at Westminster Charlottesville; SDOP awards grant; One Great Hour of Sharing; Union hosts lecture on buddhist mindfulness; Board of Pensions shares federal update; Richmond Hill hosts celebration; PC(USA) agencies organize Haiti trip
February 21: Learn about God and the environment; high school retreat will guide teens to good; Tuckahoe hosts organist; Westminster brings Scot Band of Wooster College to town; First Richmond holding mental health first aid workshop
February 13: Southminster hosting February's Youth Day; learn how to apply for a SDOP grant; Camp Hanover is hiring for summer camp; Union workshop addresses mental healthcare; and summer programs for teens
February 6: Session minutes due to readers by March 1; Union Seminary offers workshop on Old Testament; Lenten devotional available; Camp Hanover hosting teen retreats
January 30: Presbytery meeting packet available; what is a commissioned ruling elder; Pathways courses available at UPSem; choose Eco-Palms for Holy Week; create links of love with giving campaign
January 23: Keeping hope alive for Haiti; sexual misconduct training; registration open for Camp Hanover summer programs; update your session info; and more
January 15: Local churches in the news; deadline for overtures for 224th General Assembly approaches; events promote faith-rooted activism for racial healing; registration open for confirmation retreat; and more
January 9: Covenants due January 31; 180 Days of Prayer to 224th GA; Synod grant deadline approaches; Youth Council offers monthly events; and more

2019 Issues

December 5:  The reason for the season; deadline for 2019 financial gifts; parliamentary procedures training; update on Haiti and Cindy Corell; older adult retreat recap; Camp Hanover News
November 20:  Happy Thanksgiving and start of Advent; Share our Facebook posts with your circle; Update your member list for next Vine mailing; Camp Hanover news; also, scholarships, grants
November 6:  Make your offering come alive; hospitality abounds at October meeting; let your light shine in Presbyterian calendar; join in sharing the greatest story ever told; build a brighter financial future with BOP program
October 16:  Stated meeting to feature ministry fair; Board of Pensions enrollment begins soon; Camp Hanover to host bluegrass concert; Youth Council seeks adult committee members; clerk training scheduled for November
October 2:  PC(USA) co-moderator to visit POJ; registration open for conference on giving; training planned for clerks; strength and hope focus of fall retreat for adults; youth groups invited to peacemaking retreat; Youth Council seeks adult volunteers
September 19:  Trinity Ghanaian receives growth grant; World Mission Ministry sponsors attendance at Big Tent to promote leadership development; struggles of mental health affect many; Hurricane Dorian spurs Disaster Relief team into action

September 11:  Presbyterian Outlook invites churches to 200th anniversary celebration
September 5, 2019: POJ supports restorative justice forum
August 23, 2019: recharge at the 2019 women's retreat
August 6, 2019: Improving the lives of the people of Ghana
July 17, 2019: Area teens head to Triennium conference
July 3, 2019: Stated meeting highlights
June 20, 2019: Haiti Mission Network to meet in Baltimore; Invite international educators to your church
June 5, 2019: SDOP accepting applications for annual grants
May 15, 2019: Baltimore hosts Big Tent in August
May 1, 2019: Disaster Relief Ministry returning to North Carolina in June; Cove celebrates 250th anniversary
April 16, 2019: new Stewardship tool; Camp incorporation conversations continue
April 3, 2019: Three POJ churches lead in caring for the Earth
March 20, 2019: Grants for small churches
March 6, 2019: Nominations needed for General Assembly; seminary seniors seek first call
February 21, 2019: Highlights from the 101st stated meeting
February 7, 2019: POJ churches excel in meeting statistical report deadline
January 16, 2019: Retirement seminar
January 4, 2019: POJ introduces new logo

2018 Issues

December 5, 2018: Third small church forum scheduled
November 20, 2018: Join the Haiti partnership trip in February
November 7, 2018: Meet mission co-worker Cindy Corell this month
October 25, 2018: 100th stated meeting held at Lord Jesus Korean
October 10, 2018: Search committee to recommend Rev. Fred Holbrook as interim general presbyter/stated clerk
September 26, 2018: Transition meeting each Wednesday in October
September 12, 2018: Four candidates approved for ordination
August 30, 2018: Save the date For a transition meeting in October
August 15, 2018: Pre-retirement seminar available in October
August 1, 2018: Leadership and anxiety workshop offered by First Mennonite Church in Richmond