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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
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Newport News, VA 23606-3071
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Upcoming events and programs for laity and clergy.

 

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Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017
October 17-28, 2017

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Vestry Training Days 2017
February 25 at St. David's, North Chesterfield
March 4 at Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach

Healthy, skilled vestries who understand their role in the life of the church and their relationship to the clergy and congregation are essential in creating and maintaining vital congregations. These workshops are designed for all vestry members, and include: Presentations on the role and duties of the vestry; Best practices; Opportunities to have conversations with other vestry members; Discussion of common challenges that vestries face. The March 4 event includes a concurrent Bishop's Day for Senior Wardens. Click here for more info about Vestry Training Days.

 

Bishop's Day for Senior Wardens 2017
March 4, 2017
Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach

The office of Senior Warden comes with no specific training, yet has unique demands. A good relationship with the rector and understanding of the parish are essential in maintaining a healthy congregation. Bishop's Day for Senior Wardens is offered annually and is an excellent training opportunity for new Senior Wardens. Led by the Bishop, assisted by senior diocesan staff. Click here for more info.

 

Leadership Program for Musicians Spring Workshop
March 11
Church of the Messiah, Fredericksburg, VA

The Leadership Program for Musicians (LPM) will present their spring workshop, "Keyboards, Percussion, Guitars, Oh My! Alternative Expressions of Praise and Worship", on March 11 at Church of the Messiah in Fredericksburg, VA. The workshop will be led by Music Director Keith Tan and Rector, the Rev. Shirley Smith Graham of Christ Church in Glen Allen, VA. Cost is $45 per person. Click here for more information and registration form.

 

Stewardship Conversation
March 18, 10 a.m.
St. Matthias, Midlothian

Informal gatherings for parish stewardship lay leaders to share successes and challenges with parish giving programs. Go to Stewardship Resources for more info.

 

Stewardship Conversation
March 18, 10 a.m.
Old Donation, Virginia Beach

Informal gatherings for parish stewardship lay leaders to share successes and challenges with parish giving programs. Go to Stewardship Resources for more info.

 

Nags Head Acolyte Festival
March 24-25
St. Andrew's By-the-Sea, Nags Head, NC

The Diocese of East Carolina and St. Andrew's By-the-Sea in Nags Head, NC, invite your acolytes to participate in the 8th annual Acolyte Festival in Nags Head March 24-25. All acolytes, directors, youth ministers and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Participants will return home with both new skills, a renewed enthusiasm for liturgy, and the rich, participatory tradition of Anglican worship. Cost is $45 per person and includes all meals, snacks, activities, workshop materials and a t-shirt. Per diocesan requirements, one adult chaperone is required for every six youth. For more information contact Debbie Luke, 252-599-6997 or lukecrew@hotmail.com. Click here for a registration form.

 

Women’s Retreat Day: A Lenten Passage in the Celtic Spirit
March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chanco on the James

A time of prayer, fellowship and reflection informed by the Celtic tradition, sponsored by the program team of Chanco on the James, with music leadership by Karey Sitzler of All in His Name. Open to all women who would seek to enhance their experience of Lent this year. Optional contemplative overnight retreat on Friday, March 24. Go to www.chanco.org for more info and registration.

 

Stewardship Conversation
March 25, 10 a.m.
St. George's, Pungoteague

Informal gatherings for parish stewardship lay leaders to share successes and challenges with parish giving programs. Go to Stewardship Resources for more info.

 

Stewardship Conversation
March 25, 10 a.m.
Good Shepherd, Norfolk

Informal gatherings for parish stewardship lay leaders to share successes and challenges with parish giving programs. Go to Stewardship Resources for more info.

 

Missional Voices National Gathering
April 21-22
Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA

The 2017 Missional Voices National Gathering will be held April 21-22 at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. It brings together church leaders, seminarians, church planters, entrepreneurs, artists, and everyday innovators to discuss innovative ministries and missional communities both within and outside of the traditional church context. Missional Voices is a weekend of thinking, planning, and dreaming about the future ministry in The Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. It is a place where dynamic incubation of new ideas is the norm - not the exception - and where people doing uncommon ministry find support and encouragement. Cost is $99 and includes meals, free to current seminary students. Learn more and register at www.missionalvoices.com.

 

Cursillo #162: Co-Ed Weekend
April 27-30
Chanco on the James, Surry

Rector: Gerry Lopez of Grace Church, Yorktown. 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 Gerry at gerrylopez@cox.net

 

Calling the Future Church Conference: Leading from the Middle; Leading Like it Matters
May 1-2, 2017
Holiday Inn – Martinsburg, WV

Hosted by Province III of the Episcopal Church. The Rev. David Gortner, Ph.D. is the conference speaker. What patterns of choices has the Episcopal Church made in its selection, formation, development and deployment of ordained leaders? What is the impact of those choices on mission? Might we "move the dial" by fostering religious leadership practices to reshape and redire ct congregations in their culture and engagement in the public practices of evangelism, witness and community partnership? Registration is $75. Click here to register. Click here for conference brochure. Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. Special conference rate of $99 at Holiday Inn, 304-267-5500 or www.holidayinn.com/martinsburg.

 

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

 

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

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Last Published: February 21, 2017 9:00 AM