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Daughters of the King Annual Diocesan Spring Assembly
April 27, 9 a.m.
St. David's, North Chesterfield

The Daughters of the King will have their Annual Diocesan Spring Assembly at St. David’s, North Chesterfield, on Saturday, April 27 beginning at 9 a.m. Following breakfast and a brief business meeting, we will fill gently used purses and backpacks with basic hygiene products for residents in Menchville House, Natasha House and a few other facilities. This ‘Purses and Packs’ project is a mission focus for the diocesan Daughters chapters this year. The Rev. Kathie Price, Diocesan chaplain, will talk about the labyrinth and we will have the opportunity to walk the new labyrinth at St. David’s. The meeting will conclude with Holy Eucharist.  Contact: Kathy Zinskie 757-879-9094. St. David's is located at 1801 Camborne Rd., North Chesterfield.

Cursillo #166 Co-Ed Weekend
May 2-5
Chanco on the James, Surry

Cursillo is a movement within the Episcopal Church. It is an adult retreat designed to help us grow closer to Jesus Christ. It's also a community where we're encouraged to live joyfully and serve faithfully in grace. For more information on Cursillo or to apply to be a candidate or a team member, please visit the Cursillo website at www.cursillodiosova.org.

Spring Clergy Day: Leading in Uncharted Territory
May 11
Redeemer, Midlothian

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Open House at Chanco
May 11
Chanco on the James, Surry

Calling friends of Chanco of all ages! Join us from 1-5 pm to visit Chanco. Enjoy tours, refreshments, games, and meet some of our Chanco staff and board members. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact us at hospitality@chanco.org or 888-7CHANCO (888-724-2626).

May Weekend: God's Love is...
May 17-19
Chanco on the James, Surry

God's love is so many things. How would you define it? Join other teens from around the diocese for a weekend retreat that will fill you with God's love and help us finish the sentence "God's love is..." Fellowship, fun, games, music, and moving worship... AND it's at Chanco, so register now! Click here for details and registration.

Daughters of the King Province III Retreat
May 31 - June 2
Claggett Retreat Center, Adamstown, MD

The Daughters of the King Province III Retreat will be held at the Claggett Retreat Center in Adamstown, MD May 31 – June 2, 2019. This year’s theme is “Creating Your Own Paths to Prayer”. The Rev. Dr. Patricia D. Brown, Executive Director and Spiritual Director of the Spiritworks Center for Formation and Leadership in Pittsburgh will lead the retreat. She is an author, pastor, hospital chaplain, professor, and hospice manager. Our retreat will focus on simple gifts of music, prayer and silence and enjoy fellowship, peace and nature. “To be together and to laugh together is a great spiritual practice.” For more information, contact Kathy Zinskie at 757-879-9094. The Claggett Center is located at 3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, Maryland.

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.

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: April 17, 2019 2:23 PM