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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
Upcoming events and programs for laity and clergy.


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Universal Safe Church Training
July 24, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Trinity, Portsmouth

A Universal Training workshop has been scheduled at Trinity, Portsmouth for Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Click here to register.

Deep Roots, Wild Branches: Re-Missioning the Church from the Outside In
July 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Andrew's, Newport News

The God who "makes all things new" is up to something. Amid a Christian landscape that looks and feels like a desert of decline, new oases of the Spirit are springing forth. Congregations are cultivating "fresh expressions" of church and experiencing forms of revitalization. Revitalization occurs through re-missioning from the outside in, when the whole people of God join what the Spirit is up to in our neighborhoods and networks. Click here for more information and registration for this day of interactive learning, sharing tools, and practical processes.

Grand Opening of James Solomon Russell - Saint Paul's College Museum & Archives
August 10, 10:30 a.m.
Lawrenceville, VA

The grand opening of the James Solomon Russell - Saint Paul's College Museum & Archives will take place Saturday, August 10, 10:30 a.m. at Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville. The day will begin with worship at Saint Paul's Memorial Chapel at 10:30 a.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at the former Saint Paul's College Student Union Building, 100 Athletic Field Drive, Lawrenceville. For more information, contact James Grimstead, director, gsmus@aol.com. Click here for more information and souvenir booklet ad form.

Cursillo #167
September 26-29
Chanco on the James, Surry

Cursillo is a movement within the Episcopal church designed to help us grow closer to Jesus Christ. Cursillo is also a community where we’re encouraged to live joyfully and serve faithfully in grace. Participants begin by attending a Cursillo Weekend. The next weekend will be Sept. 26-29. Go to www.cursillodiosova.org to learn about Cursillo and an application form.

Leading for Discipleship: A Gathering for Leaders
September 30 - October 2
Wilmington, NC

Hosted by the Diocese of East Carolina and St. James Parish in Wilmington, NC. Leading for discipleship in Episcopal congregations can be challenging. It can feel lonely. With that in mind, we hope you will join us for a gathering of clergy and lay leaders, especially appropriate for those who have participated in the RenewalWorks process (a ministry of Forward Movement). We will come together for deeper learning about discipleship, as we support each other in the effort to build cultures of discipleship in Episcopal Church. Click here for details and registration. Registration closes Sept. 23.

Fall Clergy Conference
October 28-30
Chanco on the James

The Fall Clergy Conference will be held October 29 & 30 at Chanco on the James, with an optional Quiet Day on Monday, October 28. More information and registration coming soon.

Fall Camp at Shrine Mont
October 28-31
Shrine Mont, Orkney Springs, VA

The Tri-Diocesan Council on Aging sponsors this annual event. Keynote speaker will be author Philip Gulley. Gulley has written 21 books, including the Harmony series recounting life in the eccentric Quaker community of Harmony, Indiana. He also co-authored the progressive spirituality books If Grace is True and If God is Love. He also authored If the Church Were Christian, and The Evolution of Faith. More info on Fall Camp is coming soon.

Happening #71
November 8-10, 2019
Chanco on the James

A weekend event for young adults in grades 10-12. Click here for details and registration. Click here for a Happening Staff application. Pre-Happening will be Oct. 26.

Safety For Faith-Based Organizations
November 9, 10 a.m. to noon
Trinity, South Boston

Often people view places of worship as safe zones and get lulled into a false sense of security.   However, our faith communities can be extremely vulnerable, and violence can occur. The Diocese of Southern Virginia in conjunction with the Virginia Fusion Center is providing a conversation starter presentation to offer guidance to help our faith communities balance the need to be both welcoming and safe at the same time.  First Sergeant Austin White, Deputy Director of the Virginia Fusion Center will facilitate the training and will discuss the following topics: Threats and vulnerabilities to houses of worship; Addressing potential threats; Policy and planning; Safety in outreach settings; Civilian response to active shooter; Mitigation strategies; Developing a mindset of preparedness to respond to threats. Please join us on Saturday, November 9th from 10-noon for this important discussion at Trinity Episcopal Church located at 520 Yancey Street  in South Boston, VA 24592. This presentation is free. Click here to register.

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

Please note that the date of Council in 2020 has been changed. Click here for more information.



Last Published: July 19, 2019 9:51 AM