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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
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Newport News, VA 23606-3071
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Workshops, Training & Events
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November Weekend
November 16-18
Chanco on the James

This year’s November Weekend for grades 6–12 will be Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18 at Chanco.  Teens, along with their adult leaders, are invited to attend this faith, fun retreat. Click here for more info and registration.

Mission Share Conversations
November 17, 10 a.m.
Manakin Church, Midlothian and Emmanuel, Virginia Beach

Please join members of the Mission Share Task Force for conversation relating to the Mission Share Resolution to be presented at Council in 2019. These meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend.  We encourage attendance from clergy, vestry members, delegates and treasurers. These conversations will take place in two locations on Saturday, November 17 at 10:00 am. Manakin Church – 985 Huguenot Trail, Midlothian, and Emmanuel Church - 5181 Singleton Way, Virginia Beach. For more information or questions, please contact The Rev. Gini DiStanislao, gini@manakin.org.

Women's Advent Retreat
November 30 to December 1
Chanco on the James

Join women from all over the Diocese at Chanco’s semi-annual Women’s Retreat. Come together with meaningful discussions, spiritually renewing worship, and fabulous fellowship. This event is open to woman 18 years and older. This year’s theme will be Waiting in Hopeful Anticipation. During the weekend, we will look at the stories of Sarah, Elizabeth, and Mary - three women from the Bible who had to wait. Come Friday and stay the night on Nov. 30 or come just for the day on the Dec. 1. Click here for details and registration.

Godly Play Training
January 11-13, 2019
Bruton Parish, Williamsburg

Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, will be hosting a Godly Play training January 11-13. Trainer Laura McGuire will be leading the Core Training weekend and all are welcome to sign-up to learn more about this great program for children's ministry. Register here. Space is limited.

127th Annual Council
February 8-9, 2019
Williamsburg Lodge Convention Center

The 127th Annual Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia will be held February 8-9, 2019 at the Williamsburg Lodge Convention Center in Williamsburg, VA. Click here for more information.

Holy Land Pilgrimage
March 7-18, 2019

Bishop Magness invites you to join him in the spring of 2019 for the second diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This is an incredible opportunity to both renew your faith and expand your knowledge of the land where Jesus lived out his ministry. Walk in the places where Jesus walked, and experience the world that our Lord experienced. Click here for more info.



Last Published: November 13, 2018 9:07 AM