Carson Lecture Series

March 3, 10, 17, 24

Examine healing and mending on the path to justice through a series of lectures hosted by First Presbyterian in Richmond. Each Wednesday in March, the Carson Lecture Series will feature a scholar-leader speaking on important areas to heal and mend: relationships, institutions, history, and theology. All lectures are free and will be live streamed at 

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Next Church National Gathering

March 5-7

COVID-19, a pandemic of racism in the United States, economic distress. Our reality right now helps us know that things need to change for the good of us all. Despite the physical space that separates us these days, our virtual togetherness can make all the difference. Join in the 2021 NEXT Church National Gathering as we Break, Bless, and Build: A Call for the Common Good.

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Grief Retreat

March 26-28

Faith & Grief Ministries’ weekend retreats provide you with a safe venue to wrestle with the dynamics of grief and to experience significant measures of hope and encouragement.

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Older Adult Outreach Webinars

April 19-May 7

POAMN’s Conference Planning Committee is offering a series of webinars between April 19 and May 7, 2021. The theme for these will be, “Celebrating Longevity Around the World.” The dates of these are: April 22 at 7 p.m.; April 27 at 3 p.m. and May 7 at noon. All events last for one hour. These webinars are designed for lay members, pastors, church leaders, and health professionals.  

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Older Adult Sunday

May 2

Does your church have a plan for honoring your older adults on Older Adult Sunday, May 2? The annual Older Adult Ministry Network planning guides can help give you new ideas. The 2021 OAM Planning Guide will include worship service suggestions from various cultures around the world. 

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Festival of Homiletics

May 17-21

How can the church recapture what it was in the first century—a distinctive, confessional community, willing to stand against the status quo, to speak up against the empire, and to stand for the Gospel—in a 21st century context? This year, the Festival of Homiletics invites you into conversation around how the promise of the Gospel might shape hope and ministry for the future church.

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Scotland Trip

Oct 11-19

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. 

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