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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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Vestry Training Days: Faith… Authority… Power
March 17 at St. Paul’s, Norfolk
March 24 at St. Matthias, Midlothian

Vestry members - new and experienced - plan to join us at one of our annual Vestry Training Days. Healthy, skilled vestries who understand their role in the life of the church and their relationship to the clergy and congregation are essential in creating and maintaining vital congregations. Training will include: role and duties of the vestry; creating best practices for your vestry; opportunities to interact with members of other vestries; discussion of common challenges that vestries face and the impact of contextual change on congregational life. Lunch is provided. Click here for more information and registration.

Bishop's Day with Senior Wardens
March 24
St. Matthias, Midlothian

2018 Bishop's Day with Senior Wardens will be held concurrently with the Vestry Training on March 24 at St. Matthias, Midlothian. Click here for info and registration.

Renewal of Ordination Vows
March 28

The annual Renewal of Ordination Vows for clergy will take place on Wednesday, March 28.
10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's, Newport News (221 34th Street, Newport News)
2:30 p.m. at Redeemer, Midlothian (2341 Winterfield Rd., Midlothian)

Nags Head Acolyte Festival
April 20-22
St. Andrew's By-the-Sea, Nags Head, NC

St. Andrew's By-the-Sea in Nags Head, North Carolina invites you and your acolytes to participate in the 2018 Diocese of East Carolina Acolyte Festival, April 20-22 at St. Andrew's By-the-Sea. All acolytes, acolyte directors, youth ministers and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Participants will go home with new skills and a renewed enthusiasm for liturgy. This year's festival will include Acolyte Olympics, the Bishop's "Beach" Ball, and workshops on banner making, thurifer training, vesting and other topics. Click here for more information and registration. Registration is $45 person which includes all meals and a T-shirt. Registration deadline is March 16.

Spring Clergy Day
May 1
Chanco on the James

Spring Clergy Day will be held May 1 at Chanco on the James. More information and registration coming soon.

50th Anniversary Celebration
May 4-6
Chanco on the James

Have you heard? Chanco is turning 50! You won’t want to miss this fantastic celebration of 50 years of ministry at Chanco on the James. Click here for more info and registration.

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

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Last Published: March 21, 2018 10:00 AM