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Creating Safe Havens:  Recovery Ally Training for Churches
December 7
St. David's, North Chesterfield

The Addictions & Recovery Commission, in partnership with the SpiritWorks Institute for Recovery & Resilience, is excited to offer Recovery Ally Training for Faith Communities.  The aim of Recovery Ally Training for Faith Communities is to foster church’s ability to provide a safe haven for individuals, children, youth and other family members in or seeking recovery. Registration closed.

Women's Advent Retreat
December 6-7
Chanco on the James, Surry

Chanco on the James and the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) invite you to join women from around the Diocese as we gather together at Chanco on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 for a Time for Reflection in Advent. We will explore a fresh new approach to journaling as an avenue for spiritual discovery, renewal, and enrichment in our first ever Women’s Guided Gratitude Workshop. Together we will consider and capture stories of gratitude while guided by a professional Personal Historian. Stories of a grateful heart link us to family, history, love, prayers, lessons learned, and new awakenings. Click here for details and registration.

Church Stories: An Interview with the Rev. Joseph N. Green, Sr. & the Rev. Robert O. Johnston
December 14, 2 p.m.
St. Stephen's, Petersburg

The Episcopal Project invites you to a very special event. Enjoy the stories and experiences of two Southern Virginia churchmen of the Greatest Generation. The Rev. Dr. Joseph N. Green, Sr. (age 93), and the Rev. Robert O. Johnston (whose 100th birthday is this month) will take the stage and, in an interview format, share their stories: their journeys to becoming Christians and priests, their journeys in the Episcopal Church and the parishes they served, and how these journeys were experienced within the times in which they have lived. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

An Evening with Ashley Cleveland
December 14, 6 p.m.
Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach

Country superstars Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney are both on record as fans of the remarkable singer-songwriter Ashley Cleveland, the first woman and only artist to win three Grammy Awards for Best Rock Gospel. In addition, Cleveland has won two Dove Awards for outstanding performances in Contemporary Christian and garnered numerous other nominations. She is the author of a candid memoir entitled Little Black Sheep and the subject of an inspiring 2018 documentary film, Who's The Girl? Ashley Cleveland's personal and professional journey is inseparable from her struggle with alcoholism and addiction and from her commitment to the Recovery process. On Saturday, December 14 at 6 p.m., the diocesan Addictions and Recovery Commission will present An Evening with Ashley Cleveland. Ashley will introduce a private viewing of the documentary Who's The Girl? and discuss the film's making. Following the viewing, Ashley will perform a short set of songs in concert and lead a Q & A discussion about her Recovery experience as a woman, musician and person of faith. This event is open to everyone whose life has been impacted by alcoholism or addiction and those who would like to know more about the subject. Admission is free but seating is limited. RSVP by calling the parish office, 757-428-6763. Light refreshments will be served. Eastern Shore Chapel is located at 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. For more information about this ministry, please visit diosova.org/arc and episcopalrecovery.org.

Consecration of the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia
February 1, 2020, 11 a.m.
St. Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg

Consecration of Bishop-elect Susan B. Haynes as the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia will be held February 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg. The Most Reverend Michael Curry presiding. Click here for more information.

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

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Happening #72
March 27-29, 2020
Chanco on the James, Surry

For young adults in grades 10 and up. Info coming soon! Pre-Happening Weekend for staff will be March 7-8.

May Weekend
May 15-17, 2020
Chanco on the James, Surry

For grades 6-12. Info coming soon!


Last Published: December 5, 2019 7:21 AM