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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11832 Rock Landing Dr., Suite 100
Newport News, VA 23606-4231
757-423-8287 Main
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African Team Ministries

Contact: Keith Jesson, 626-359-5075, atmm@earthlink.net
Shop: https://africanteamstore.square.site/

African Team Ministries is a Christian ministry working as an intermediary between African and American churches. With help from Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Anglican denominations, we provide funding for orphan and refugee relief missions and evangelism in East Africa. The support we receive is sent directly to our partnering Bishops to provide school fees, tuition, books, and uniforms. This support ensures that the children receive an education and a measure of stability needed to rebuild their minds. We currently have children registered for sponsorship in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Thru our support we are giving the gift of HOPE!

Boys Home of Virginia

Boys Home logo540-965-7700 main office

Originally an outreach of the Episcopal Church, Boys Home was founded in 1906 as a school for disadvantaged children, soon expanding services to include shelter and care. Today, Boys Home continues to help young men on their way to success by providing safe and stable housing, a supportive school environment, caring adult supervision, and access to a variety of career and educational opportunities. The mission of Boys Home is to help each student strive toward becoming a productive member of society by developing his spiritual, mental, physical, and social potentials. Our vision is to be a community that inspires young men to positively impact those around them.

Bruton Parish Gift Shop

Contact:  Diane Koun, Manager, 757-220-1489, dkoun@brutonparish.org

The Bruton Parish Gift Shop is located on Duke of Gloucester Street one block and a half west of the Church.  Our merchandise mix includes religious, spiritual,and  historical items, greeting cards, and books for children and adults.  In addition, we feature ladies accessories, and a wide range of gifts for life's special celebrations and for everyday living. A welcoming volunteer sales staff is proud that this ministry provides support to the Church's Mission and Outreach Program. Please visit www.facebook.com/BrutonParishGiftShop where merchandise is added and news updated on a frequent basis.

Chanco on the James

Chanco Logo No BorderContact Main Office: 888-7CHANCO (888-724-2626) or hospitality@chanco.org

Click here for Chanco's report to Annual Council!

Chanco is a year-round Episcopal camp and retreat center in Surry County situated on 125 acres of woods surrounded by natural wildlife along the James River. Chanco offers Christian hospitality to guests of all ages, races, and denominations and we welcome the opportunity to share God’s love as revealed in the beauty of creation. As a vibrant overnight summer camp, Chanco offers an abundance of outdoor activities led by young adult Christian role models. Year after year, Chanco is voted “Best Summer Camp” by Virginia Living magazine. In addition to camp, we offer year-round retreat programming for youth and adults – either led by Chanco, the diocese, or you may rent our facilities to host your own event.

Chatham Hall

Chatham Hall logoContact: Wynne Overton, woverton@chathamhall.org, 434-432-5604

Founded in 1894 in the hills of southern Virginia, Chatham Hall empowers young women in grades 9-12 to better the world by fostering each student’s intellect and character within a community of trust. Everything we do is with purpose, and will be relevant now and throughout your lifetime. In the classroom, in the lab, on the athletic field, and in the art studio, our girls engage with curiosity and passion.  They also have a whole lot of fun!  95% of our students live on campus--and so do most of our faculty.  This means you are living, working, and playing with your best friends and mentors.  Whether you need help with a homework assignment or want to find a friend to relax with you during a study break, lots of people are always around. Signature programs such as Living Well and January Term prioritize balance, bliss, and wellness. The Leader in Residence and iQuest programs let students dare to dream. Our beautiful 362 acre campus offers trails, athletic fields, and space to enjoy the outdoors.  Upon completing their Chatham Hall education, our students go forward to the finest universities, prepared for successful careers.

Church Periodical Club

Church Periodical ClubContact: Church Periodical Club Coordinator, Louise Boss,  LouiseBoss49@gmail.com, 757-678-5331

The Church Periodical Club (CPC) is an independent, affiliated organization of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, dedicated to the worldwide Ministry of the Printed Word and to the Promotion of Christian Mission. It is the only organization in the Episcopal Church dedicated solely to providing free literature and related materials, both religious and secular, to people all over the world who need and request them and who have no other source for obtaining them. Prayer Books, books for seminarians, educational materials, medical textbooks, agricultural manuals and books for those in local and global mission are some of the publications The Church Periodical Club supplies. The Church Periodical Club operates at all levels of the Church - national, provincial, diocesan and parish. The goal is to make the CPC program a concern of the whole Church. That goal includes having an active and enthusiastic CPC representative in every parish and diocese. The Church Periodical Club is funded by voluntary contributions from all levels of the Church by people in the pews. CPC is supported by the prayerful concern, time, talents, labor and money of those who believe in the Ministry of the Printed Word.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

ECW logoContacts:
President: Laura L. Manigault, carver.manigault7@gmail.com, 757-503-9146
Vice President & Program Chair: Dr. Renee Escoffery-Torres, escoffery.torres@gmail.com, 757-677-6445

Who we are: We are Episcopal Church women of all ages, ethnic origins and socioeconomic backgrounds who hold a variety of views. However, our common denominator is our love of God and the desire to do his work.

Our Mission: Centered in congregations, the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) empower women to do Christ's ministry in the world.

Our Vision: Our vision for all women of the Episcopal church is that we become a vibrant blend of all ages, coming together as a peacemaking, healing part of the church. We aspire to be a God spark - shining and sharing the love of Christ.

Dear Sisters in Christ,   

Unmask the Mystery of AutismWe pray that you are doing well in these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected us all in our parishes, in one way or another. We miss seeing you all in person, but are thankful for Zoom. Watch for information on how to join our Zoom meetings. This year we will continue with programs about our service ministry, Dare to Be Different: Let Us Unmask the Mystery of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Click here for a calendar of upcoming events. If you have any questions I would love to hear from you.

Faithfully Yours,
Laura L. Manigault
ECW President, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia

From Israel To You

Contact: Paula Joffe, 609-471-4004, paula@fromisraeltoyou.com

Handmade jewelry and gifts from the Holy Land.

GraceInside logo

Contact: Rev. Randy J. Myers, President. randymyers@graceinside.org, Office (804) 358-7650, Cell (804) 350-4763. Address: 2828 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294
www.graceinside.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/graceinside

GraceInside is YOUR prison ministry!  Since 1920, we have been staffing chaplains in Virginia's state prisons so incarcerated women and men may be transformed through the grace of Jesus Christ.  Through teaching, preaching, pastoral care, crisis counseling, working with hundreds of dedicated volunteers from many different faiths/traditions and managing all faith-based services, our work interrupts generational cycles of criminal patterns, preventing future victims and creating a safer world - both inside and out.  YOU are supporting the work of 30 caring chaplains at 30 correctional facilities across the Commonwealth - reaching nearly 30,000 incarcerated Virginians! 

Interesting article on "How Prison Chaplaincy Works During a Pandemic": https://graceinside.org/resources-faqs/ (written by GraceInside President Rev. J. Randy Myers).  Please READ and SHARE!

Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services

546 Walnut Grove Drive, Jarratt, VA, 23867-8611. Phone: (434) 634-3217

Parish Book Store

Located inside Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, 23454.
Contact: 757-425-0114 or email books@easternshorechapel.org
Shop Parish Book Store at bookshop.org/shop/parishbookstore

Since 1964, the Parish Book Store located in Eastern Shore Chapel has served this diocese with spiritual resources for clergy, laity, and children. Besides books, we carry Jamestown crosses & other religious jewelry, wall crosses & cards. Proceeds support seminarians  from this diocese, Christian formation, & outreach projects such as supplying books to the children served by Mission of the Holy Spirit in Norfolk and Dos Santos on the Eastern Shore.

Trevor W. Floyd & Co.

P.O. Box 74, Sussex, NJ 07461, Office (973) 875-8974, Order toll free (866) 375-9651

We are an independent purveyor of specialty church furnishings. As such, we are not limited to in-house product lines or restricted to working with only one manufacturer. The list of all the manufacturers we work with is comprehensive in scope. Our relationships are based on their ability to produce to the highest standards, within all reasonable budget ranges. This also includes our own design and production facility, when the utmost in special design, control and quality are required.

Union of Black Episcopalians - James Solomon Russell Chapter

UBE shield logoContact:  Helen Sharpe-Williams, 757-487-8183, helen.sharpe-williams@earthlink.net

The Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) encourages the involvement of People of Color in the total life of the church – on every level and in every way - mission, stewardship, evangelism, education, leadership, governance and politics.  The Union is committed to help in translating these words into Christian action for all Episcopalians and at all levels of the church’s mission.

The Union of Black Episcopalians is a confederation of more than 56 chapters and interest groups throughout the continental United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.  The Union also has members in Africa and Latin America.

Chapters are the Union’s strongest link in a ministry at the Diocesan, Provincial and National Church levels.  Financial Support from the chapters and individual members are the chief support of the Union.

The James Solomon Russell Chapter annual fundraising is to support the Historically Black Colleges & Universities – Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina and Saint Augustine’s University Raleigh, North Carolina.   We hold two celebrations annually – the Absalom Jones Day Celebration in February and the James Solomon Russell Celebration in March.

We are committed to following the teachings, the way, and the Spirit of Jesus, giving and forgiving, serving and sacrificing for the good of others.

United Thank Offering

UTOContact: Ronda Toll, United Thank Offering Coordinator, rtoll@cox.net, 757-223-7281

Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.

The United Thank Offering is a ministry based on gratitude in which we:

  • Notice the good things that happen each day.
  • Give thanks to God for your blessings.
  • Make an offering for each blessing.

Today we give thanks for YOU and your generous support of the many ministries revitalized through UTO grants.











Last Published: February 23, 2021 2:14 PM