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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
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CE-Net Gathering
September 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Diocesan Office, Newport News

Join the Christian Education Network (CE-Net) for an informal roundtable conversation on Wednesday, September 19, 10:00 to 11:30 at the Diocesan Office in Newport News. Come ready to share one thing from your ministry that is going well AND one thing that is a growth opportunity in your ministry. If you are available, please join us for a Dutch treat lunch at a nearby restaurant afterward. Hope to see you there!

Administrators & Treasurers Lunch Group
September 20, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Diocesan Center, Newport News

The Administrators & Treasurers Lunch Group will meet on Thursday, September 20, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Diocesan Office in Newport News. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with other parish administrators and treasurers to talk about common issues. There's no agenda for this gathering - just an opportunity to get together, share, encourage, support, and ask questions. Bring your own lunch; beverages will be provided. RSVP to Diocesan Comptroller Judy Dobson, jdobson@diosova.org or 757-213-3386

Cursillo Co-ed Weekend
September 27-30
Chanco on the James

The next Cursillo Weekend will be Sept. 27-30 at Chanco on the James in Surry. Linda Tandy is the rector for this weekend. Go to www.curisllodiosova.org for information and an application. Cursillo is Spanish for "Short Course." For us, it's a short course in Christianity. The moevement was started many years ago in an effort to help young Christian men grow closer to Christ. Today, there are Cursillo movements all over the world. On the three day weekend, candidates learn how to grow as leaders in their communities and in their own personal journey with Jesus.

2018 National Acolyte Festival
October 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Washington National Cathedral

Parishes, this is fantastic opportunity to take your acolytes to a morning service of re-dedication and Holy Eucharist and workshops are offered in the afternoon for enrichment.  Click here for more details and to register.

Food for the Soul retreat
October 19-21
Chanco on the James

October 19-21, Chanco will be hosting a special new retreat, Food for the Soul, featuring incredible food, a cooking lesson with Chef Rafael, and learning about and tasting Virginia wine as well as discussions about the importance of nourishing your spirit. This retreat is for adults 21 and older. Minors may accompany their parents and activities such as pizza making are planned for our younger guests. Registration will be live soon at www.chanco.org. For questions or to register ahead of the rush contact Director of Programs Nathan Hoyt at programs@chanco.org or 888-724-2626.

Diocesan ECW Fall Annual Meeting
October 20
St. Cyprians, Hampton

St. Cyprian's is located at 1242 West Queen Street, Hampton.

Fall Camp at Shrine Mont
October 22-25
Shrine Mont, Orkney Springs, VA

The Tri-Diocesan Council on Aging will hold its annual Fall Camp at Shrine Mont Oct. 22-25. Fall Camp is an opportunity to spend time in the mountains of Virginia with other seniors (but we don’t have an age limit) from across the Commonwealth and from other states. The Camp is an attempt to take seriously the spiritual needs and journeys of primarily retired people, challenging participants through keynote speakers, workshops, worship and interaction with one another. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference will be Lauren F. Dr. Winner is an Episcopal priest and vicar of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Louisburg, NC. She writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish-Christian relations. Her books include Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith, Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, and, most recently, a book on overlooked biblical tropes for God, Wearing God. Click here for more information.

November Weekend
November 16-18
Chanco on the James

This year’s November Weekend for grades 6–12 will be Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18 at Chanco.  Teens, along with their adult leaders, are invited to attend this faith, fun retreat. Stay tuned for our theme and registration information.

127th Annual Council
February 8-9, 2019
Williamsburg Lodge Convention Center

The 127th Annual Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia will be held February 8-9, 2019 at the Williamsburg Lodge Convention Center in Williamsburg, VA. Click here for more information.



Last Published: September 10, 2018 8:14 AM