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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
757-423-8287 Main
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Workshops, Training & Events
Upcoming events and programs for laity and clergy.


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Administrators & Treasurers Lunch Group
October 19, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Diocesan Office, Newport News

The Administrators & Treasurers Lunch Group will meet on Thursday, October 19, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Diocesan Office, 11827 Canon Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with other parish administrators and treasurers to talk about common issues. Bring your own lunch. Beverages will be provided. There's no agenda for this gathering - just an opportunity to get together, share, encourage, support, and ask questions. RSVP the Diocesan Comptroller, Judy Dobson, at jdobson@diosova.org or 757-213-3386.


October 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. Martin's, Williamsburg

Equip and empower your congregation to bring more people into your church. Live out Jesus’ great commission to “Go and make disciples” through practices in evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness. Come be trained in the transformative newcomer ministry method, Invite-Welcome-Connect, created and presented by congregational development consultant Mary Parmer. In the last four years, clergy and lay leaders from congregations and dioceses across the country have attended this dynamic training and report measurable results after using the materials. This transformative newcomer ministry process has brought new energy and spirit to congregations and sustained, real growth where the essentials of Invite-Welcome-Connect are followed. This workshop is a cooperative effort of St. Martin's, Williamsburg; St. Michael’s, Bon Air; St. David’s, Richmond; and the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Cost is $15 dollars and includes box lunch. Click here for details and registration.


Tri-Diocesan Council on Aging Annual Fall Camp
October 23-26
Shrine Mont, Orkney Springs, VA

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. We attempt to challenge participants through keynote speakers, workshops, worship and interaction with one another. In addition to the scheduled activities, there is plenty of time to sit on the porches, visit with friends, relax, and enjoy the amazing scenery and to explore the surrounding area. Back by popular demand will be storyteller, sanctuary gardener, author and ordained minister, Terry Hershey, as our keynote speaker. Bishop Martin Townsend, retired bishop of the Diocese of Easton, returns as chaplain. Once Again we will be entertained by Folk-Theologian Ed Kilbourne. Click here for a brochure with more info and registration form. More info is also available here.


Women's Advent Retreat
December 1-2
Chanco on the James

Save the date! Due to the overwhelming response and success of the Women’s Lenten Retreat, Chanco is hosting an Advent Retreat this December.  Be on the lookout for more details and registration soon! Questions? Contact us at hospitality@chanco.org.


Virginia LARCUM Conference 2017: 500 Years Later: Ecumenical Dialogue as Gift and Call
December 1-2
Richmond, VA

The 2017 Virginia LARCUM Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-2, in Richmond, VA.  This year's conference is "500 Years Later: Ecumenical Dialogue as Gift and Call." The keynote speaker is Susan K. Wood, SCL, Ph.D., a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas is professor of systematic theology in the Department of Theology at Marquette University. She is currently president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Click here for the conference brochure and registration information.


126th Annual Council
February 16-17, 2018
Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

Click here for the latest information available on the 2018 Annual Council. Please note that the dates of Council have been changed!


Church Leadership Conference 2018
March 2-4, 2018
Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC

The Church Leadership Conference 2018 will be held at Kanuga Conference Center March 2-4, 2018. This year's conference is "Equipped for Every Good Work: Practical Tools for Tough Times." Kanuga and the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) partner to offer practical tools for the challenges of congregational leadership. Speakers and presenters will address core needs in strategic planning, church leadership and finances. Click here for more info.  


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

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Last Published: October 10, 2017 2:25 PM