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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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Soul Shop: Suicide Prevention Education
March 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Diocesan Office, Newport News

CE-Net is hosting a Soul Shop program presented by Michelle Peterson, Executive Director of The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation, on March 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Diocesan Office (11827 Canon Blvd. Suite 101, Newport News). Suicidal desperation is a concern for people of every age, economic status, race, gender, and role.  It impacts church members, leaders, and clergy. In Soul Shop, a Christianity-based suicide prevention training, you will learn how to minister to those who are currently considering suicide, those who are anxious that a family member or friend might be considering suicide, those that have lost a loved one to suicide, and those who have experienced suicidal thinking in the past but are no longer having those thoughts. Sometimes all people need is a sign that they are supposed to live. You can be that sign when you learn to talk about suicide and lead people to help. Michelle Peterson is the Executive Director of The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives by providing suicide prevention programs and resources. Michelle presents suicide prevention programs for teens and adults in order to inform, educate, and stop stigma. Michelle is a survivor of suicide loss. In 2014, her daughter, Sarah, died by suicide at the age of fifteen. Michelle is a former teacher and is active as a community partner with the Virginia Suicide Prevention Interagency Group and with suicide prevention efforts in the Hampton Roads Region. She also serves on the board of the Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services. Cost is $5 per person and includes lunch. Click here to register.

Administrators & Treasurers Lunch Group
March 28, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Diocesan Office, Newport News

The Administrators & Treasurers Lunch Group will meet on Thursday, March 28, 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.

Nags Head Acolyte Festival
March 29 & 30
St. Andrew's By-the-Sea, Nags Head, NC

The 10th Annual Diocese of East Carolina Acolyte Festival will be held March 29 & 30 at St. Andrew's By-the-Sea in Nags Head, NC. Click here for details and registration.

Open House at Chanco
March 30
Chanco on the James, Surry

Calling friends of Chanco of all ages! Join us from 1 to 5 pm to visit Chanco. Enjoy tours, refreshments, games, and meet some of our Chanco staff and board members. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact us at hospitality@chanco.org or 888-7CHANCO (888-724-2626).

Feast of the Venerable Doctor James Solomon Russell
March 31, 2 p.m.
New Hope Baptist Church, South Hill

This celebration of the life and work of James Solomon Russell is hosted by the James Solomon Russell Commemoration Committee. Bishop Magness will be celebrant and Bishop Ronald Thornhill, senior pastor of Tabernacle of Zion, will be preacher. Clergy: Festive stoles. For more information contact Mrs. Annie Walker, 434-447-4097. New Hope Church is located at 255 Union Mill Road in South Hill, VA.

Women's Lenten Retreat
April 12-13
Chanco on the James, Surry

Come to Chanco for a Women's Lenten Retreat April 12-13. This event is open to all women ages 18 and up. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones as women from all over our diocese connect to sing, worship, pray, discuss and reflect together. Register at www.chanco.org. Questions? Contact us at hospitality@chanco.org or at 888-7CHANCO (888-724-2626).

Renewal of Ordination Vows
April 16 & 17

The annual Renewal of Ordination Vows services will take place on: Tuesday, April 16, 2 p.m. at St. Stephen's, Petersburg
(228 Halifax Street, Petersburg); and Wednesday, April 17, 10 a.m. at St. Paul's, Suffolk (213 N. Main Street, Suffolk).

Cursillo #166 Co-Ed Weekend
May 2-5
Chanco on the James, Surry

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.

Open House at Chanco
May 11
Chanco on the James, Surry

Calling friends of Chanco of all ages! Join us from 1-5 pm to visit Chanco. Enjoy tours, refreshments, games, and meet some of our Chanco staff and board members. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact us at hospitality@chanco.org or 888-7CHANCO (888-724-2626).

May Weekend
May 17-19
Chanco on the James, Surry

Mark your calendar for this terrific youth weekend! More info coming soon!

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. More info on Fall Camp is coming soon.

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

Please note that the date of Council in 2020 has been changed. More info available soon.

 

 

Last Published: March 25, 2019 8:16 AM