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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
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Newport News, VA 23606-3071
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Consecration of the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia
February 1, 2020, 11 a.m.
Williamsburg Community Chapel, 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 Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg. The Most Reverend Michael Curry presiding. Click here for more information.

CE-NET Online Gathering
February 5, 6 to 7 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Join CE-Net (Christian Education Network) for a Zoom meeting / conversation on Wednesday, February 5th  from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  During our time together we will connect with colleagues in the diocese and hear key takeaways from the recent FORMA Conference, “Rooted in Jesus.”   The “Rooted in Jesus”  promotion materials stated that it’s time for the Episcopal Church to come together as disciples of Jesus and take a bold new step into the next decade. Let’s talk about taking those bold new steps. For our online gathering, whether you use a computer, phone or tablet, make sure your device has video capability and microphone enabled. If you are interested in participating, please email Ann Turner, aturner@diosova.org, in the Diocesan office. She will send you the link you’ll need to join the meeting. If you have not used Zoom before, click here for a quick introduction on how to join a meeting.

Absalom Jones Service
February 15, 12 p.m.
St. Thomas, Freeman

The annual diocesan Absalom Jones Service will be held on Saturday, February 15 at 12 noon at St. Thomas, Freeman. Bishop-Elect Haynes will be the Celebrant and the Rev. Harold Cobb, rector of Grace, Norfolk, will preach. St. Thomas is located at 6271 Belfield Road in Freeman. In 1794 Absalom Jones founded the first black Episcopal congregation, and in 1802 he was the first African American to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is listed on the Episcopal calendar of saints and is remembered liturgically on the date of his death, February 13.

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

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

March 27-29 at Chanco on the James. For young adults in grades 10 and up. Happening is an experiential weekend retreat for young adults that may just change your life. Come and see what it's like to be transformed by God's love! Click here for more info and to register. Pre-Happening Weekend for staff will be March 7-8. Click here for a staff application.

The Present Future: Cultivating a Church for Tomorrow Today
April 1-3
Heritage Fellowship Church, Reston, VA

This year's Fresh Expressions National Gathering. Click here for details and registration.

Threat Preparedness Workshop for Churches
April 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Aidan's, Virginia Beach

The Virginia Fusion Center’s SHIELD Program is collaborating with the Faith-Based Information Sharing & Analysis Organization to educate faith-based organizations on the Hostile Events Attack Cycle and challenge them to consider their preparedness and ability to respond to threats. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Aidan's, Virginia Beach. Click here for more info and to register. St. Aidan's is located at 3201 Edinburgh Drive in Virginia Beach. 

Cursillo #168 Weekend
April 23-26
Chanco on the James

Applications being accepted now. Go to cursillodiosova.org for more info and application form.

Nuevo Amanecer
May 12-15
Kanuga Conference Center, NC

Nuevo Amenecer is a biennial event that unifies and celebrates the Latino ministries from across The Episcopal Church, will have the honor of hosting Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at their May 12-15, 2020 gathering. Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina, will welcome for the seventh year a diverse group of participants who look forward to the support, networking, tools, formation, and fellowship environment that this conference offers every two years. Lay leaders, clergy, diocesan missioners, parish staff, church planters, and anyone else interested in expanding their knowledge by sharing best practices and exploring new methods of church growth, discipleship and evangelism, are invited to attend. Click here for details and registration.

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

For grades 6-12. Info coming soon!


Last Published: January 21, 2020 9:10 AM