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Free Hymnals

 

South Plains Church is looking for a new church home for 96 copies of the Presbyterian Hymnal (blue cover, 1990). Contact Pat Valentine for more information.

 

Church Disaster Preparedness Calendar

 

If disaster struck your community or congregation/ministry, would you be prepared? Check out this monthly calendar from Synod of the Sun that has small, but important, tasks that will build invaluable skills, plans, and procedures for your congregation and your partnering communities.

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Small Churches and Digital Ministry

 

The January 27 episode of podcast Better on the Inside discussed churches and digital ministry, specifically what small churches can teach large churches. Guest Charlotte Elia encourages small churches to focus on their strengths and avoid spreading themselves too thin. Elia is a Presbyterian pastor and hosts How We Do Digital Ministry, another podcast that may interest small church leaders.

 

Bible Study on Black Resistance

February 1-March 15

PC(USA)’s Racial Equity and Women’s Intercultural Ministries (RE&WIM) is launching a virtual Bible study to celebrate Black History Month. The series is called “Models of Black Resistance Past and Present.”

It will stream on the RE&WIM Facebook page at 5 p.m. each Wednesday from February 1 through March 15. Tune in February 22, when Lead Presbyter Flo Barbee-Watkins leads the session.

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Yard Sale for Manna Ministry

February 4

Culpeper Church is holding an indoor yard sale on Saturday, February 4, to benefit its Manna Ministry. All proceeds will help the ministry serve free hot meals to those in need three times a week. Tax-deductible donations of books, toys, bedding, clothes, electronics, furniture, tools, and other household goods will be accepted February 3 from 1-7 p.m. For more information, contact the church office at 540-825-8616 or church@culpeperpresbyterian.org.

 

Planning Calendar Photos

By February 14

The Presbyterian Planning Calendar, a beloved publication of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is once again seeking photo submissions from congregations and worshiping communities, mid councils, camps, conference centers and education centers for use in its 2023–24 edition. The deadline to submit photos for the upcoming Presbyterian Planning Calendar is Feb. 14, 2023.

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Earth Care Congregation Application Window

By February 15

Has your church considered becoming an Earth Care Congregation? The annual enrollment and recertification period is open through February 15. The process is simple; just share how your congregation has committed to earth care in the areas of worship, education, facilities, and outreach.

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Youth Summer Leadership Institute

 

The Pace Center for Campus Ministry at VCU will host Youth Summer Leadership Institutes in summer 2023. Students and chaperones will have the opportunity to lead, guide, and reflect about mission and service in downtown Richmond. High schoolers attend the week of June 28; middle school students attend the week of July 2. Contact Rev. Russ Kerr by February 15 to learn more.

Festival of Homiletics

Early bird registration ends February 16

Preaching Hope for a Weary World is the theme of the 2023 Festival of Homiletics. The 2023 event will be May 15-18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In-person and virtual participation is available. A discounted price is available for people who register by February 16, 2023.

Christian Leadership Program

By February 17

Duke Divinity invites church leaders to join their 2023 Foundations in Christian Leadership cohort. The group will meet twice in Richmond; the first session is April 17-20 and the second is September 11-14. During the session, learn from guest lectures, plenary discussion, small group work and time for reflection. Gain support and encouragement from your peers. Applications are due February 17.

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Confirmation Retreat

February 24-26

Join Camp Hanover for a time of fellowship, fun, and faith at our Confirmation Retreat. Through keynotes, small group discussion, and time for recreation, youth participants will have the opportunity to interact with others going through the confirmation process.

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Becoming Christian Lenten Study

February 26-April 2

Tuckahoe Church invites you to explore the tenets of Christian faith through Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer by Rowan Williams. This Lenten study with Rev. Dr. Roger Gench begins February 26 and occurs weekly at 9:15 a.m. through April 2 . Participate in person or via Zoom.

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Grief Support Groups for Spanish Speakers

February 28 and ongoing

Legacy Hospice and Full Circle Grief Center offer free bilingual grief support groups for Spanish-English speakers. The groups will meet on the last Tuesday of each month and has flexible times and multiple locations in Richmond. Please share with Spanish speakers in your community.

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Subscription Special for Horizons Magazine

February 28

Until February 28, give one gift subscription to Horizons and get one FREE. With each one-year subscription, gift recipients will receive five issues of the magazine (in print and digital) plus the 2023–2024 PW/Horizons Bible study, Sacred Encounters: The Power and Presence of Jesus Christ in Luke-Acts by Olive Mahabir (mailed in March 2023).

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Scholarship for Students Pursuing Ministry

Deadline to apply is March 1

Whether it’s a call to preach, mission work, faith-based non-profit leadership, music ministry, youth ministry, chaplaincy... the Church needs young leaders who are prepared to guide us into the future. Randolph-Macon College’s Bailey Scholars program awards scholarships for students pursuing calls to ministry.

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Pastoral Education Summer Intership

April 10

Applications are due April 10 for a clinical pastoral education internship program at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond. Accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, the program’s units may count for seminary course credit.

Summer Camp Staff

Camp Hanover’s mission is to create inclusive community, inspire each other to live in God’s love, and equip all people to live out God’s call. Our summer staff play an integral role in carrying this out by welcoming and affirming all campers who come here, and by giving them the opportunity to practice living in Christian community. Our summer staff (counselors, program staff, leadership staff) have the opportunity to impact lives, while spending time in this special place apart.

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Summer Camp Staff Needed

Massanetta Springs is hiring staff for Netta Camp for summer 2023! Serve as a leader for week-long, themed camps where kids can swim, paddle, create, play, and explore all within a caring Christian environment. We’re hiring camp counselors and recreation staff— housing and meals included!

Scholarship for Presbyterian Students

The Presbyterian Promise Scholarship is a commitment by Presbyterian College (PC) to recognize students for their merit and affiliation with the Presbyterian Church. PC seeks to develop students academically and spiritually in this signature scholarship. Students who are of members of Presbyterian churches will receive a scholarship for a minimum of $20,000 per year for up to four years.