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Church and Community Events

Church and Community Events

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June 2024


Board of Pensions Info Session

June 17, 10 a.m.
Westminster Church, Charlottesville

Attend an info session with Keenan Rodgers, BOP church consultant, to learn about coming changes to BOP benefits.

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Board of Pensions Info Session

June 17, 4 p.m.
New Hanover Church, Mechanicsville

Attend an info session with Keenan Rodgers, BOP church consultant, to learn about coming changes to BOP benefits.

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Youth Servant Leadership Institute @ Pace

June 17-21

The Pace Center at VCU hosts this immersive experience for middle and high school-aged youth. Youth will stay overnight in downtown Richmond and participate in mission and service opportunities throughout the Richmond area.

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Intergenerational Ministry Webinar

June 20, 1 p.m.

Discover what GenOn Ministries offers to support intergenerational church communities. Led by Liz Perraud, GenOn’s executive director, and Betsy Dishman, GenOn’s training director, explore foundational tenets of intergenerational ministry, paths to develop intergenerational community, and resources that support intergenerational gatherings.

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Special Event with David LaMotte

June 24, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

David LaMotte is a beloved songwriter, speaker, author, and activist from Black Mountain, NC. He visits Massanetta Springs on June 24 for a special event. In line with his book, You Are Changing the World Whether You Like it or Not, and his experience in and commitment to peacemaking, David will lead a workshop at 4 p.m. on leadership and world changing. That evening, he presents a concert. Register for one or both.

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226th PC(USA) General Assembly

June 25-July 4

The theme of GA226,  “Live into Hope”, is based on the hymn of the same name by Jane Parker Huber. Daily themes have been chosen based on verses of the hymn. Committees will meet online June 25-27. In-person activities begin June 29 in Salt Lake City.

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Summer 2024 and Beyond


Bible & Church Music Conference

July 21-27

Registration for Massanetta’s Bible and Church Music Conference 2024 is open. Come together July 21-27 with fellow clergy, lay leaders, staff, volunteers, and congregants to learn, practice, and worship. The 2024 theme is “A New Creation,” examining visions of hope in Revelation and beyond. Register by March 25 to receive a $40 discount.

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Clergy Couple Retreat

July 29-August 1

Attention clergy couples! Registration for Called Together 2024, July 29-August 1, is now open. Called Together is a retreat at Massanetta Springs for couples in any stage of professional ministry. Whether you're a family of 2 or 6, all are welcome!

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Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Grants

August 1

Synod of the Mid-Atlantic awards grants for projects that support disaster relief, hunger action, presbytery initiatives, African American initiatives, new and small churches, peacemaking, and more. Applications are reviewed twice per year, in August and February.

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Small Church Leaders Gathering

August 6, 3 p.m.

Small church leaders, you are invited to a virtual networking gathering from the Office of Christian Formation. These online gatherings will be held six times in 2024. The times and dates vary. Participate when you can to share in conversation and learn, ask questions, receive and share resources for ministry and support one another. Each gathering will start with a question or topic related to Faith Formation leadership in small churches, then discussion can go from there.

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PW Churchwide Gathering

August 8-11

Presbyterian Women’s 2024 Churchwide Gathering will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, August 8–11, 2024. The 2024 PW Gathering will be an exciting, faith-filled time to renew our connections within and across PW groups from across the country. Join us to be invigorated, equipped for your PW life, welcomed into community by hundreds of other PWs, and empowered to “Do everything in love.”

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Camp: A Planning Retreat for Clergy

August 13-17

Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation invites pastors to a nurtured retreat in Colorado in August. Enjoy time and space for private or collaborative planning, worship and music guides, and field trips. Camp for Clergy takes place at the YMCA of the Rocky Mountains Estes Park Center. Spouses, partners, friends, and children are welcome.

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Prism Christian Education Conference

August 17

Registration is open for Prism: Insights in Church Leadership and Education for Faith Formation, an online educational event. Produced by Union Seminary’s Center for Excellence in Christian Education, Prism is for leaders across the church. This year’s theme is Hearts and Minds Prepared for Worship. Register now and join on August 17.

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Camp Hanover Homecoming

August 30-September 2

Homecoming Weekend is a time of celebration for all who love Camp Hanover–staff, campers, parents, grandparents, and volunteers–to come together in intergenerational fellowship. Camp Hanover provides activities and fellowship opportunities for all ages. The agenda is flexible; you choose to do what you want and what is helpful for you and your loved ones. Participate in as many or as few activities as you desire.

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Tour of Scotland

September 13-23

Three Chopt Church invites you to join them on a tour of Scotland September 13-23, 2024. Learn about the history and events which heralded the founding of the Presbyterian denomination. The motorcoach tour includes stops in the Isle of Iona, Loch Ness, Inverness, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.

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Leadership in Ministry Richmond

September 16-18

Leadership in Ministry is a twice-a-year, peer-based, clergy leadership development program. It is part of the Pastoral Excellence Programs of the Center for Lifelong Learning of Columbia Theological Seminary. Many participants have attended for several years, with some participating for over a decade, reaping the benefits of long-term commitment to personal and professional growth.

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Stewardship Kaleidoscope

September 23-25

Gain real tools for real ministry at Stewardship Kaleidoscope. Learn from informative workshop leaders, hear provocative worship experiences, and network with others who are passionate about stewardship and generosity. Participate in person in Portland, Oregon, or virtually from your home or office. Register for in-person attendance by June 30 to receive a discount.

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Complicated Times Workshop

October 7-9

Feeling overwhelmed by the world’s complexities? Union Presbyterian Seminary hosts a workshop to equip pastors and church leaders in navigating difficult times with the enduring strength of biblical preaching and compassionate leadership. Workshop leaders Rev. Dr. Brian Blount and Rev. Dr. Alex Evans will help you enhance your pastoral skills and develop strategies for building a strong and resilient church community. The workshop is October 7-8. Early registration ends June 30.

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Young Adult Advocacy Conference

October 18-20

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Young Adult Advocacy Conference will take place this fall on the Charlotte campus of Union Presbyterian Seminary in North Carolina. The “Jesus and Justice” gathering on Oct. 18-20 will be the second in a series of young adult conferences that are designed to provide advocacy and leadership training to college students, seminarians, and young adults in general.

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2025 Presbyterian Youth Triennium

July 28-31, 2025

Save the date! The next Presbyterian Youth Triennium will be in July 2025.

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Recurring Events

Grief Support Groups for Spanish Speakers

Monthly

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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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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