September 24-October 31
Camp Hanover hosts a new event this fall, built around the family fun of Halloween. At Hollowed Harvest, walk the beautiful camp property to discover more than 7,000 jack-o'-lanterns arranged in stunning landscapes and larger-than-life displays. Designed to amaze audiences of all ages, Hollowed Harvest runs Thursday through Sundays, September 24 to October 31. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Women clergy and Christian educators are invited to a fall retreat sponsored by Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation. Enjoy time for renewal, prayer, skill sharing, and fellowship with other women in ministry at Calvin Crest Conference Center in Nebraska.
September 26, 5:00 p.m.
Hebron Church in Manakin-Sabot is hosting a bluegrass concert on Sunday, September 26, at 5:00 p.m. Featured performers are the Hebron Boys, a local bluegrass group. All are welcome to attend the indoor concert (masks encouraged). After, enjoy food and fellowship outside. Bring lawn chairs. Food prices range from $3 to 14.
Bell and Tower Dedication
September 30, 2:00 p.m.
Camp Hanover invites you to join a service of dedication for the new camp bell and bell tower at Wise Lodge on September 30 at 2:00 p.m. The bell is a gift from the congregation of New Covenant Church who recently merged with Southminster Church. POJ Disaster Relief Ministry volunteers built the tower. The service will take place outside and also be livestreamed on Camp Hanover's Facebook page. Everyone is invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments immediately following the service.
September 30, 6:00 p.m.
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy hosts an evening of sharing experiences in ministry and learning about the reality of life for migrants and farm workers. Together, we will work to expand protections for migrant and farm workers and hear about advocacy initiatives that would better support our brothers and sisters in this work. The event is from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom.
September 30, 7:30 p.m.
Join five experts in exploring death and end of life issues through a webinar hosted September 30 by Union Seminary. Speakers will cover such matters as responding to a loved one with dementia, conducting a funeral, the content of Scripture on death, pastoral care with those who are dying and their families, and how to deal with the decline of a beloved family member. There will be time for audience interchange with the panel.
October 3, 3:00 p.m.
The congregation of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invites you to celebrate the ordination of Keli Shipley Cooper on October 3 at 3 p.m. Attend in person at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond or watch a live stream via Facebook or YouTube.
Agape Conversations: CROP Hunger Walk
October 6, 10:30 a.m.
South Plains Church hosts organizers of the CROP Hunger Walk and Church World Service via Zoom on October 6 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CROP Walk and learn about its history and impact, both locally and internationally. This event is part of South Plains Church’s monthly Agape Conversations series. For more information, contact Barbara Shaffer. Request the Zoom link.
Mid-Atlantic Black Caucus Meeting
October 9, 10:00 a.m.
Mid-Atlantic Black Caucus will hold its annual meeting virtually October 9 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Email John Etheredge (email@example.com) or call 202-977-6479 to receive an invitation through Zoom.
Join Rev. Seth Lovell, Olivet Presbyterian, and Rev. Lynne Clements, Westminster Presbyterian, as they lead a trip to Scotland with Scotus Tours, October 11-19, 2021. Participants will explore all Scotland has to offer, beginning and ending in the majestic capitol of Edinburgh. The group also will travel to the Isle of Iona, a sacred site where Christianity first came to Scotland in the sixth century.
Cindy Corell on Haiti
October 17, 7:00 p.m.
Hear mission co-worker Cindy Corell speak on Zoom about Haiti, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. Registration info to come.
October 21, 7:00 p.m.
Learn about SDOP's grant program to help people overcome poverty and oppression. More info to come.
October 24 and 25, 7:00 p.m.
POJ’s World Mission Ministry hosts a virtual visit by Frances Namoumou, a Presbyterian Peacemaker from Fiji, on October 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. Speaking via Zoom on the topic "Peacemaking in Fiji: Climate Justice and Disaster Management,” Frances will share her insights and experiences with our current global climate crisis. Participants will have a chance to ask questions following her presentation.
Criminal Justice Forum
October 25, 2:00 p.m.
Public Policy Witness Ministry hosts speakers from Virginia Interfaith Center and Rise for Youth for a discussion on criminal justice reform. More info to come.
The National Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network will hold a virtual conference October 26-28. Keynote speaker Missy Buchanan will address impacting younger generations by creating life-changing legacies. Scholarships are available for retired pastors, their spouses, or survivors. The registration fee allows participants to access the conference live and later.
October 29, 4:00 p.m.
Presbyterian Committee on Self-Development of People hosts a virtual event on listening, engaging, and forming relationships with communities to eradicate poverty. Hear from community partners New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways and Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice as well as leaders of several PC(USA) churches. The virtual event will be held from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Drives
Through December 23
AFREIM is collecting food, funds, and gifts for needy people for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Food items needed include meats, perishable, and non-perishable foods. Other needed items include new, unopened toys; new or gently-used coats; clothing; scarfs, and socks. For information, email or call 804-442-7811.