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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.

Recent Issues

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 ... Read this issue

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 ... Read this issue

February 27, 2020

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 ... Read this issue

February 21, 2020

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 ... Read this issue

February 13, 2020

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 ... Read this issue

February 6, 2020

Session minutes due to readers by March 1; Union Seminary offers workshop on Old Testament; Lenten devotional available; Camp Hanover hosting teen retreats ... Read this issue

January 30, 2020

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, 2020

Keeping hope alive for Haiti; sexual misconduct training; registration open for Camp Hanover summer programs; update your session info; and more ... Read this issue

January 15, 2020

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 ... Read this issue

January 9, 2020

Covenants due January 31; 180 Days of Prayer to 224th GA; Synod grant deadline approaches; Youth Council offers monthly events; and more ... Read this issue

December 5, 2019

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; and more ... Read this issue

November 20, 2019

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, and church news ... Read this issue

November 6, 2019

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; and more ... Read this issue

October 16, 2019

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; and more ... Read this issue

October 2, 2019

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; and more ... Read this issue

September 19, 2019

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 ...  Read this issue

September 11, 2019

Presbyterian Outlook invites churches to 200th anniversary celebration; registration open for Board of Pensions retirement seminar ... Read this issue



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

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