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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
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Workshops, Training & Events
Upcoming events and programs for laity and clergy.

 

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Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017
October 17-28, 2017

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Nags Head Acolyte Festival
March 24-25
St. Andrew's By-the-Sea, Nags Head, NC

The Diocese of East Carolina and St. Andrew's By-the-Sea in Nags Head, NC, invite your acolytes to participate in the 8th annual Acolyte Festival in Nags Head March 24-25. All acolytes, directors, youth ministers and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Participants will return home with both new skills, a renewed enthusiasm for liturgy, and the rich, participatory tradition of Anglican worship. Cost is $45 per person and includes all meals, snacks, activities, workshop materials and a t-shirt. Per diocesan requirements, one adult chaperone is required for every six youth. For more information contact Debbie Luke, 252-599-6997 or lukecrew@hotmail.com. Click here for a registration form.

 

Women’s Retreat Day: A Lenten Passage in the Celtic Spirit
March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chanco on the James

A time of prayer, fellowship and reflection informed by the Celtic tradition, sponsored by the program team of Chanco on the James, with music leadership by Karey Sitzler of All in His Name. Open to all women who would seek to enhance their experience of Lent this year. Optional contemplative overnight retreat on Friday, March 24. Go to www.chanco.org for more info and registration.

 

Stewardship Conversation
March 25, 10 a.m.
St. George's, Pungoteague

Informal gatherings for parish stewardship lay leaders to share successes and challenges with parish giving programs. Go to Stewardship Resources for more info. If you plan to attend, please email Caroline Black to register, cblack@diosova.org.

 

Stewardship Conversation
March 25, 10 a.m.
Good Shepherd, Norfolk

Informal gatherings for parish stewardship lay leaders to share successes and challenges with parish giving programs. Go to Stewardship Resources for more info. If you plan to attend, please email Caroline Black to register, cblack@diosova.org.

 

Church Facilities Management: A Stewardship Imperative
March 29 at Ascension, Norfolk
March 30 at St. John's, Chester

This two-hour seminar will share data on facilities maintenance and costs affecting all houses of worship in Virginia, and industry standards and benchmarks that will empower you to deliver a strong and compelling case to any Vestry. We will share 8 strategies on how to recapture costs, many of which require no or little capital investment. This is a valuable seminar for junior wardens, parish administrators, sextons and facility managers. Some of the topics to be presented include: Current Replacement Value (CRV); Maintenance Costs; Costs of Utilities; Janitorial; “Green” Sustainable facilities is NOT a Fad; Preventive Maintenance. Led by Henry Conde, parish administrator at Galilee, Virginia Beach. Seminar is free, but we ask that you register in advance so we can plan appropriately.
Click here to register for March 29 in Norfolk.
Click here to register for March 30 in Chester.

 

Clergy Renewal of Vows services
April 12, 10:00 a.m., at St. Augustine's, Newport News
April 12, 2:30 p.m., at St. John's, Chester
 

Missional Voices National Gathering
April 21-22
Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA

The 2017 Missional Voices National Gathering will be held April 21-22 at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. It brings together church leaders, seminarians, church planters, entrepreneurs, artists, and everyday innovators to discuss innovative ministries and missional communities both within and outside of the traditional church context. Missional Voices is a weekend of thinking, planning, and dreaming about the future ministry in The Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. It is a place where dynamic incubation of new ideas is the norm - not the exception - and where people doing uncommon ministry find support and encouragement. Cost is $99 and includes meals, free to current seminary students. Learn more and register at www.missionalvoices.com.

 

Cursillo #162: Co-Ed Weekend
April 27-30
Chanco on the James, Surry

Rector: Gerry Lopez of Grace Church, Yorktown. 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, or contact Gerry at gerrylopez@cox.net

 

Calling the Future Church Conference: Leading from the Middle; Leading Like it Matters
May 1-2, 2017
Holiday Inn – Martinsburg, WV

Hosted by Province III of the Episcopal Church. The Rev. David Gortner, Ph.D. is the conference speaker. What patterns of choices has the Episcopal Church made in its selection, formation, development and deployment of ordained leaders? What is the impact of those choices on mission? Might we "move the dial" by fostering religious leadership practices to reshape and redire ct congregations in their culture and engagement in the public practices of evangelism, witness and community partnership? Registration is $75. Click here to register. Click here for conference brochure. Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. Special conference rate of $99 at Holiday Inn, 304-267-5500 or www.holidayinn.com/martinsburg.

 

Cursillo #163: Co-Ed Weekend
September 28-October 1
Chanco on the James, Surry

Rector: Jim Thurmond of St. George's, Newport News. 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  or contact Jim at jdtorsct@cox.net

 

79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church
July 5-13, 2018
Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX

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Last Published: March 21, 2017 2:54 PM