Pathways Online Courses at Union Presbyterian Seminary

Fall 2019

Registration is open for Fall 2019 online courses in UPSem’s Pathways to Learning and Leadership program. The courses are open to all, including those desiring to become Commissioned Ruling Elders as well as church and community members who want to further their education and discipleship. Each course meets online weekly for five weeks, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Hymnals Available

Westminster Church in Charlottesville has 350 copies of the Presbyterian Hymnal (1990) available. Contact Kate Brinkley, 434-293-3133 or, for more information.


Flute and Cello Concert

October 16

Scottsville Church hosts flute and cello duo Terra Voce on October 16 at 7:00 p.m. A $10 donation at the door is appreciated with proceeds benefiting the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Light refreshments will be served after.


Bluegrass concert

October 20

Visit Camp Hanover from 2-6 p.m. Sunday for great music and fellowship. Four outstanding bands will entertain. This annual event raises funds in support of the summer camp ministry at Camp Hanover. Suggested donation is $15/person. Brunswick stew, world-famous yeast rolls, and other refreshments will be for sale throughout the afternoon.

Organ Concert

October 27

Amelia Presbyterian hosts a concert featuring organist Bruce Stevens, instuctor of organ at University of Richmond. The concert commemorates the 1969 dedication of Amelia's organ, a gift from the Porter Street Presbyterian Church and the work of organ builder George Taylor. The concert is at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Women at the Wellsprings

Deadline: November 1

Twenty women pastoral leaders will be accepted into a program to explore ways in which contemplative monastic tradition can be of value for women in ministry today. Women at the Wellsprings will draw from the rich wellsprings of the monastic tradition to help participants discover a rhythm of prayer and develop spiritual practices for sustaining and thriving in ministry.

Ash Grove Women's Retreat

November 8-9

Registration is open for the Ash Grove Women's Retreat, an event of Ashland Presbyterian Church. This event is open to all women and those wanting to explore the feminine spirit within. It's an overnight at Richmond Hill Retreat center (Church Hill in Richmond) on November 8-9. Student rate and/or scholarships are available if needed.

Thanksgiving 5k

November 28

Salisbury Presbyterian in Midlothian hosts its 12th annual Turkey Waddle on Thanksgiving, November 28. A fun, low-key, family-and dog-friendly race, the event raises money for Feedmore’s Central VA Food Bank, Shalom Farms, and other local feeding ministries. Find details, including a map, helpful hints, course description, and registration, online.

Celebrate Orthodox Christmas in Bethlehem

December 29- January 7, 2020

Join members of Bon Air Presbyterian Church on a 12-day pilgrimage in the Holy Lands from December 29 to January 7, 2020. The land cost is $2,765 (double occupancy) and air fare is about $1,500, bringing the trip total to $4,265 per person . For single travelers, add $520. This cost is inclusive of all meals, taxes, and gratuities. For more information, please contact Pastor Janet Winslow.