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Everyone in the Diocese is invited and encouraged to join our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, Bishop Susan, a host of great musicians, and sisters and brothers from around the Diocese for a 

Revival on April 22nd, 2:30 p.m. in Ogden Hall at Hampton University (doors open at 2 p.m.). 



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As we leave the pandemic behind, we see a new day dawning. A day full of promise that we can be renewed in body and spirit, equipped with every good gift of the Spirit, and empowered to love and serve the Lord, walking in Jesus’ Way of Love. This is the Day! 

But we cannot merely gather for an afternoon and expect real revival. We have in-person and online gatherings leading up to April 22nd and opportunities for engagement after our revival celebration. Plan to attend these as well to serve those in need, to learn and grow in our faith, and to praise the Lord in song together. 

This page will provide the most up-to-date information and links to register for those events that require registration. 


Please watch this wonderful video from the Episcopal Church for a more

in-depth explanation on what a Revival can be:


Here is a list of all the events. A more-detailed outline follows. 

  1. Pre-Revival Events

    • Produce Drop to stock our food banks

    • Food bank volunteer days

    • Zoom gatherings to learn about Food Insecurity

    • Pre-revival discussion on Zoom: Embracing Evangelism

    • Hymn Sing

  2. Revival Weekend

    • Dinner and Panel Discussion with Bishop Curry and his team

    • Youth breakfast with Bishop Curry and service project

    • Revival!!

  3. Post Revival Events

    • Food Drive

    • Post-revival discussion in parishes and on Zoom: Living Revival

    • Summer continuing work in parishes: Centered - A Christian Discipleship Experience 

    • All kinds of amazing ways the Spirit will move us!


Produce Drop

Can you imagine 10 tons of sweet potatoes ready to be shared with hungry neighbors? How do we get them to those who need them? 

We will gather at Church of the Ascension, 405 Talbot Hall Road in Norfolk on Saturday, March 18 from 8:00 a.m. until noon for a Produce Drop.

We will be partnering with the Society of St. Andrew to bag, organize and distribute 20,000 lbs. of sweet potatoes to local food pantries and food banks. It will take many hands to help provide sustaining nourishment to those in need. Click below to sign up for a shift and get your hands dirty. 

This is the day to act on our conviction that what we do for the least of God’s children,
we do for Jesus. 


Food Bank Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers will help local agencies organize and distribute food.

There are three opportunities to help support feeding ministries at one of three locations, organized by the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. 

  • April 6th & 13th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for 6–12-year-olds and their families at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, 800 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk.  

  • April 8th from 8-11 a.m. at Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, 800 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk. 

  • April 15th from 8:30-12 p.m. at Western Tidewater/Suffolk   

This is the day to begin or renew a relationship with community partners doing God’s work and sharing God’s love with those in need.


Learn About Food Insecurity

On March 27th at 6 p.m. Lynette Johnson, Executive Director of the Society of St. Andrew, will join us for a Zoom webinar.

Join us as we learn about food insecurity and what we can do to address it both as individuals and as a Church.

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Embracing Evangelism Program

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We will gather on Zoom for six sessions:

March 2nd, March 9th, March 16th, March 23rd, March 30th, and April 6th (this last date is Maundy Thursday and so will likely change), from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. to wrestle with what it means for Episcopalians to share our faith.

Most of us are not even comfortable with the word Evangelism; yet we are called by our baptism and encouraged in our Five Initiatives to practice exactly that.

If you have to miss a session, don't worry! Click here for a list of the videos series. Watch the video that was shown during that session to catch up, and then join us the following week for further group conversation and sharing opportunities as we continue the journey.

So, in the spirit of courage to embrace a new journey, we will share in the Episcopal Church’s Embracing Evangelism program. 


Hymn Sing and Reflection 

Just like our bodies benefit from a warm-up, so do our souls. So warm up your vocal cords, bring your friends and family and get ready to sing your heart out to some favorite hymns at our Hymn Sing on March 26th at 5:00 p.m.

This event will take place March 26 at 5 p.m.  simultaneously at St. Martin’s, Williamsburg; St. Michael’s, Bon Air; St. Paul’s and St. Andrew’s, Kenbridge; and Christ and St. Luke’s, Norfolk. 

We will sing some of our favorite hymns, hear messages from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop Haynes and share an opportunity to prepare ourselves with reflection and meditation to seize the day at our Revival. 

Dinner and an Invitation to Join the Jesus Movement

With Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry; Canon Stephanie Spellers, and Ms. Jerusalem Greer


On Friday, April 21st, at 6:00 p.m. at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beachwe will gather for dinner and a panel discussion about the work of Evangelism in the Episcopal Church.



This event is for ages 18 and older. Youth under the age of 18 are encouraged to attend the Youth Breakfast with the Presiding Bishop on Saturday morning, April 22. 


For details click here.

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Following a light dinner, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, and Ms. Jerusalem Greer will share their stories and experiences about their personal and our collective journey of evangelism in our Episcopal tradition.


Youth Breakfast and Service Project 

On Saturday, April 22nd, from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. middle and high school youth in the diocese will gather for breakfast at St. Cyprian’s in Hampton, followed by a service project.

Students are invited to stick around after breakfast for additional programing and lunch.  We will hang out and get to know each other until about 1:30 p.m. when students are encouraged to head over and join the Revival experience.

YOUTH ONLY. If you are a middle or high school youth, click the link below to reserve your spot for breakfast with Presiding Bishop Curry

This is the day for youth to share breakfast and conversation with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry who calls us all to be part of the Jesus Movement.


The journey does not end with the Revival.
In fact, the Revival is just the beginning as the Holy Spirit inspires and calls us to
walk on a journey in Jesus’ Way of Love, to be part of the Jesus movement!


Diocesan Wide Food Drive 

On May 20th join hands with the entire Diocese of Southern Virginia to help address food insecurity in our communities.

We will be collecting food to help stock the shelves at Feed More, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, God’s Storehouse, and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia & the Eastern Shore.

Stay tuned for more details and to be part of the diocesan wide food drive!

This is the day to embody John the Baptist’s directive in Luke 3:11 “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none, and whoever has food must do likewise.”



Our diocese has “answered the call to be a community that looks and acts like Jesus.” Give yourself and your church community the gift of a small group experience to pause and reflect about what God is calling you to do next in your journey of faith and service.

Churches are invited to offer the four week Living Revival course for their community. Or if you prefer you can join with others in the diocese as we gather on Zoom for four sessions on: April 26th May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

We will explore the concept that “Revival can be a loaded word. But it almost always shows itself in two interconnected ways: personal experience of spiritual renewal marked by lament and hope, and social transformation marked by justice and righteousness.”

Consider hosting this small group program in your home church or join us on Zoom. More details will come in the following weeks!


Over the Summer we are inviting each congregation to offer Centered: A Christian Discipleship Experience, a program of the Episcopal Church that builds on what we’ve experienced and
keeps the journey moving with vitality and vision. 


Be sure to check Tidings for other opportunities to live our revival!
More details will be released in the following weeks.


Are you ready?


This is the Day: let the journey begin! 

Last Published: March 22, 2023 4:00 PM