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FYI is published on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. 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

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; Camp Hanover hosts Manover retreat; Union Seminary events; Randolph Macon youth program; church events ... Read this issue

August 23, 2019

Include your news in the Vine; planning calendar delivery delayed; recharge at the 2019 omen's retreat; small church gatherings continue; Youth Council announces 2019-2020 retreats ... Read this issue

August 6, 2019

Strategic Planning Team update; improving the lives of the people of Ghana; Presbyterian Outlook Celebrates 200 years; teen groups invited to youth days; journey to Guatemala this fall; Youth Council applications due August 9; events; and jobs ... Read this issue

July 17, 2019

Area teens head to Triennium conference; Older Adult Ministry seeks committee members; come home to Camp Hanover; going to Big Tent?; into the Church Triumphant; events; and jobs ... Read this issue

July 3, 2019

Stated meeting highlights; applications sought for Youth Council; increased demand for pulpit supply; grants available for small church needs; planning calendars to arrive in August; area churches hold events ... Read this issue



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