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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.

September 17, 2020

Planning underway for October presbytery meeting; Office of Christian Formation launches toolkit; beware of email scams; Next Church to hold racism series; Union Seminary grant to promote faith formation in children

September 10, 2020

Online donation option available; clergy evaluations during a pandemic; updated congregational meeting guide; volunteers needed to build wheelchair bridge at Camp Hanover; Russian region ministry group to hold virtual conference; church educators event stresses importance of lifelong discipleship

September 3, 2020

Remembering those who have entered the Church Triumphant; engaging with Peace and Global Witness Offering amid a pandemic; SDOP committee recertified; share your church news with POJ

August 27, 2020

Black Caucus creates opportunities for racial reconciliation; help Voices of Jubilee support incarcerated youth; application deadline extended for Youth Council; worship and music conference content available for download; online Pathways classes start in September

August 20, 2020

October meeting will be virtual; college students can find spiritual care with campus ministries; SDOP ministry seeks grant applicants; contribute to Camp Hanover's psalter

August 13, 2020

Special session of Virginia legislature offers opportunity to advocate for criminal justice reform; Board of Pensions offers new benefits for 2021; learn about new pay stub requirement; encourage teens to get involved in Youth Council

August 6, 2020

Pastoral Care Fund welcomes contributions;  application period extended for Young Adult Volunteer program; orders for planning calendars end August 14

 

July 30, 2020

Save on planning calendars with POJ; Youth Council seeks candidates for 2020-2021; volunteers needed for bridge project at Camp Hanover

 

July 23, 2020

POJ commissioners reflect on 224th General Assembly; registration open for online courses at Union Seminary; Camp Hanover creates full worship service available for use at your church or ministry; catch up with fellow campers, staff at virtual camp reunions

July 16, 2020

Explore gratitude in online class; new program to help small churches create websites; Isaiah 40 team hikes Camp Hanover; free hymnals available

July 9, 2020

Camp Hanover creating a Psalter and a worship service; Union holds conversation on unjust policing; a new perspective on wearing a mask

July 2, 2020

Message from the general presbyter on churches reopening; stated meeting summary available; SDOP seeks projects for funding; does your church have youth elders

June 26, 2020

General Assembly activities continue today; Hanover hosting eight young adults this summer; next campfire to be Chopped-style competition

June 18, 2020

Recording of presbytery meeting available; General Assembly begins June 19; Montreat extends discount to church professionals

June 11, 2020

Message from the general presbyter; stated meeting reminder; Camp Hanover hosts virtual campfire to start summer; Cindy Corell shares Haiti news in webinar; GA supports youth business initiative; Congress updates Paycheck Protection Program; COVID-19 and Native Americans

June 2, 2020

Registration is open for 105th presbytery meeting; view meeting details and packet of documents; participate in pre-meeting events

May 28, 2020

POJ commissioners prepare for virtual General Assembly; Presbyterian Peace Fellowship plans action alternative; Zoom training opportunities for stated meeting

May 21, 2020

POJ seeks to understand coronavirus impact on churches and ministry partners; Zoom training classes available; values to embrace for uncertain times

May 15, 2020

Phase I in reopening process begins May 15 for most of Virginia; check with insurer carrier before reopening; Zoom experts wanted for help preparing for virtual meeting

May 7, 2020

Stay-at-home order requires remote worship through June 10; video and audio conferencing training to be offered in advance of June presbytery meeting; Youth Council invites you to fellowship hour; joint online worship brings churches together; Inspire Gift supports housing needs for recovery community