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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
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Newport News, VA 23606-3071
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Workshops, Training & Events
Upcoming events and programs for laity and clergy.


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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. 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. Click here for more information and registration.

Happening #71
November 8-10, 2019
Chanco on the James

A weekend event for young adults in grades 10-12. Click here for details and registration. Click here for a Happening Staff application. Pre-Happening will be Oct. 26.

Safety For Faith-Based Organizations
November 9, 10 a.m. to noon
Trinity, South Boston

Often people view places of worship as safe zones and get lulled into a false sense of security.   However, our faith communities can be extremely vulnerable, and violence can occur. The Diocese of Southern Virginia in conjunction with the Virginia Fusion Center is providing a conversation starter presentation to offer guidance to help our faith communities balance the need to be both welcoming and safe at the same time.  First Sergeant Austin White, Deputy Director of the Virginia Fusion Center will facilitate the training and will discuss the following topics: Threats and vulnerabilities to houses of worship; Addressing potential threats; Policy and planning; Safety in outreach settings; Civilian response to active shooter; Mitigation strategies; Developing a mindset of preparedness to respond to threats. Please join us on Saturday, November 9th from 10-noon for this important discussion at Trinity Episcopal Church located at 520 Yancey Street  in South Boston, VA 24592. This presentation is free. Click here to register.

Repertoire You Can Count On!
November 9, 10 a.m.
St. Andrew's, Norfolk

Calling all church musicians, organists, choir members, choir directors!  The American Guild of Organists Tidewater Chapter presents Repertoire You Can Count On!  Join us for a wonderful educational opportunity to explore ‘tried and true’ repertoire for choirs and organists.  Five of our experienced colleagues will bring us five compositions each which they enjoy using.  These choral anthems or organ works are their ‘go to’ pieces and they will share them with YOU!  This event will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1004 Graydon Ave, Norfolk.  Free and open to all.  For more information and to RSVP, please contact Deborah Carr at deborahcarr53@gmail.com or call/text 757-406-4970.

November Weekend
November 22-24
Chanco on the James

Mark your calendars! November weekend is scheduled for Nov 22-24. It’s going to be a fun packed weekend where youth can connect with other youth from the Diocese.  More details coming soon. 

2019 Virginia LARCUM Conference
November 22 and 23
Virginia Beach, VA

Please plan to attend this year’s Annual State  (Lutheran, Anglican/Episcopal, Roman Catholic, United Methodist) LARCUM Conference being held in Virginia Beach, Virginia at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2019. Fr. James Loughran, SA, Director of the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute will present the historical development of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the challenges to the modern day movement and practical ways in which local ecumenical communities can celebrate this year’s theme “They Showed Unusual Kindness”. Please visit www.virginialarcum.org to learn more. Registration fee is $35 and includes a box lunch - registration closes November 8, 2019.

Consecration of the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia
February 1, 2020, 11 a.m.
St. Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg

Consecration of Bishop-elect Susan B. Haynes as the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia will be held February 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg. The Most Reverend Michael Curry presiding. Click here for more information.

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

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Last Published: October 10, 2019 3:49 PM