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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
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Newport News, VA 23606-3071
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2017 Intercultural Summit - All Hearts Open
September 16, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Epiphany Episcopal Church, Herndon

Diocese of Virginia invites you to join them for the second annual Intercultural Summit. It will be a time to meet and network with people of various cultures around our Diocese and beyond. Participants will have an opportunity to attend workshops that will touch on topics related to building and growing multicultural ministries. Click here for more info and registration.


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


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.


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!


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

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Last Published: August 18, 2017 10:55 AM