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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
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CE-Net Summer Renew & Refresh
June 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All Saints, Virginia Beach

Summer Renew & Refresh is an event for Christian Educators in the Diocese of Southern Virginia on Saturday, June 22nd from 9am-2pm at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach. This is an opportunity to spend a casual day with colleagues engaged in enlivening conversations about both longings and successes. Participants will hear about highlights from the Kanuga Christian Formation Conference and experience relevant takeaway ideas that are adaptable to various ministry settings. We will have time to renew connections with colleagues in addition to  experiencing some Sabbath time as we walk the God’s Garden path at All Saints’ new Eco Garden. Participants will also have the option the end the day on the beach of the Chesapeake Bay. There is a $10 fee to cover the cost for lunch. Click here to register.

From Crib to Cross Lutheran-Epsicopal Retreat
June 24-26
Shrine Mont, Orkney Springs, VA

All Episcopal Clergy and Rotered Leaders in the Episcopal Church and ELCA are invited to a retreat in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to meet with other clergy and leaders as we continue to live into our full communion partnership. Our guest speakers are Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan of the Episcopal Church in Canada and Dr. Timothy Wengert of Philadelphia Seminary. Both speakers will help us explore the impulses of our traditions (the “Crib” and the “Cross”) and how our distinctions help us understand our own traditions better. There will be time for conversation among participants as well as free time and activities. Priests and Pastors looking to explore this special partnership will be enriched by this retreat! Sponsored by the Virginia Lutheran-Episcopal Joint Committee. Click here for details and registration.

Deep Roots, Wild Branches: Re-Missioning the Church from the Outside In
July 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Andrew's, Newport News

The God who "makes all things new" is up to something. Amid a Christian landscape that looks and feels like a desert of decline, new oases of the Spirit are springing forth. Congregations are cultivating "fresh expressions" of church and experiencing forms of revitalization. Revitalization occurs through re-missioning from the outside in, when the whole people of God join what the Spirit is up to in our neighborhoods and networks. Click here for more information and registration for this day of interactive learning, sharing tools, and practical processes.

Grand Opening of James Solomon Russell - Saint Paul's College Museum & Archives
August 10, 10:30 a.m.
Lawrenceville, VA

The grand opening of the James Solomon Russell - Saint Paul's College Museum & Archives will take place Saturday, August 10, 10:30 a.m. at Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville. The day will begin with worship at Saint Paul's Memorial Chapel at 10:30 a.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at the former Saint Paul's College Student Union Building, 100 Athletic Field Drive, Lawrenceville. For more information, contact James Grimstead, director, gsmus@aol.com. Click here for more information and souvenir booklet ad form.

Cursillo #167
September 26-29
Chanco on the James, Surry

Cursillo is a movement within the Episcopal church designed to help us grow closer to Jesus Christ. Cursillo is also a community where we’re encouraged to live joyfully and serve faithfully in grace. Participants begin by attending a Cursillo Weekend. The next weekend will be Sept. 26-29. Go to www.cursillodiosova.org to learn about Cursillo and an application form.

Fall Clergy Conference
October 28-30
Chanco on the James

The Fall Clergy Conference will be held October 29 & 30 at Chanco on the James, with an optional Quiet Day on Monday, October 28. More information and registration coming soon.

Fall Camp at Shrine Mont
October 28-31
Shrine Mont, Orkney Springs, VA

The Tri-Diocesan Council on Aging sponsors this annual event. Keynote speaker will be author Philip Gulley. Gulley has written 21 books, including the Harmony series recounting life in the eccentric Quaker community of Harmony, Indiana. He also co-authored the progressive spirituality books If Grace is True and If God is Love. He also authored If the Church Were Christian, and The Evolution of Faith. More info on Fall Camp is coming soon.

128th Annual Council
February 28-29, 2020
Williamsburg Lodge

Please note that the date of Council in 2020 has been changed. Click here for more information.



Last Published: June 14, 2019 9:24 AM