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.
October 21, 7:00 p.m.
Help Self-Development of People Ministry identify groups that might qualify for grants they have available. Learn about their funding criteria and program in this workshop. The meeting will be held on Zoom and will include a presentation about the ministry. There will be time for discussion and your questions.
October 24, 3:00 p.m.
Presbytery of the James invites you to celebrate the ordination of Colleen Earp on October 24 at 3:00 p.m. Colleen will serve as director of programs at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center. Gather masked and in person at Camp Hanover or join online via Zoom or the Camp Hanover Facebook page.
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.
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.
Beginning November 1
The Leadership Institute of Union Presbyterian Seminary, in partnership with the Syngman Rhee Global Mission Center for Christian Education, is sponsoring an online course for Spanish speakers. The course will focus on the Book of Revelations.
November 12, 6:00 p.m.
Three Chopt Church invites you to connect with others in community while enjoying local flavors. On the second Friday of each month (next is Nov. 12) at 6:00 p.m., the church hosts Christ and Neighbor Fridays at Hardywood Brewery in Richmond. Rev. Christopher Tweel facilitates the event with prompts for remembering and sharing experiences from life. More info: contact email@example.com.
November 16-December 7, 11:00 a.m.
This 4-part course is designed for churches that want to learn how to use social media for ministry, not just marketing. It will teach you how to enhance and improve your current efforts, to stand out in the social space, and to develop and implement an effective social media strategy.
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.