Wednesday, October 10, 2018

New Advent curriculum and resources for Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Living

Recognizing that Episcopalians have been hunting for resources to support our journeys on The Way of Love, the Office of the Presiding Bishop offered an update on what's available and what's coming soon at and around the church.

Formation resources are coming soon:
  • Following the Way of Love: 9-session Small Group Guide for groups that seek to reshape their lives around Jesus and his Way of Love. The guide details best practices for organizing small groups and discipleship groups, and then moves participants through reflection, discernment, action and deep commitment around the seven practices. Excellent for small groups, vestries, ministry leadership groups. Available for download on October 12.   
  • Journeying the Way of Love: 4-week Advent Curriculum pegged to readings and themes from the Sunday lectionary. Ideal for Christian formation hour offerings at churches and ministries exploring the Way of Love. Available for download on November 2.
Click here for more information on Way of Love resources already available.

Chanco celebrates groundbreaking

After its board meeting on Tuesday, the Chanco Board walked the "Stations of Construction" where a prayer was said over each site of renovation/construction followed by a champagne toast. The board recognizes that this moment is the result of several years of work and that we couldn't be here if not for you - our donors, parishes, volunteers and friends! THANK YOU! Haven't made your gift to the campaign yet? We are still working to reach beyond our $3 million stretch goal and need you! Contact Development Director Talley Banazek at to discuss how you can be a part of this exciting time in Chanco's 50 year history!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Bishop Magness to lead 2019 Holy Land pilgrimage

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.

This pilgrimage is limited to just 35 participants. The deadline for registration is November 15, 2018. After that, registration will be open to persons outside of the diocese. Click here for the tour brochure and application form.

Deacons' School grads ordained

Bishop Hollerith and Bishop Shannon Johnston of Diocese of Virginia ordained six new deacons on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Galilee, Virginia Beach - two from Southern Virginia and four from Virginia. They are all graduates of The Deacons' School, a joint project of the three dioceses in Virginia. Southern Virginia's new deacons are the Rev. Deacon Linda Rogers and the Rev. Deacon Carter Sinclair (second and first from right, respectively; photo by the Rev. Julia Messer).

Friday, September 28, 2018

VTS Lifelong Learning free webinars

Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary offers free monthly webinars on a variety of topics valuable to parish leaders. All webinars are the middle Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. If you can't participate live, register anyway so that you can get a recording of the webinar to watch at your convenience.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Youth events: Register now for November Weekend

Happening #69
The next Happening event will be held November 9-11, 2018 at Chanco on the James. Happening is a weekend retreat for young that may just change your life. Come and see what it's like to be transformed by God's love! Open to all young adults grade 10 and up. More info and registration coming soon!  
November Weekend    
This year's November Weekend for grades 6 through 12 will be Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Chanco on the James. Teens along with their adult leaders are invited to attend this faith, fun retreat. Click here for details and registration.

ECW Annual Fall Meeting Oct. 20

St. Cyprian's, Hampton, will host the ECW Annual Fall Meeting on Saturday, October 20. The Province III President Beblon Parks will be the keynote speaker. Also this will be the last time Bishop Herman Hollerith IV will be with us as Bishop of of Southern Virginia. Come and join us in saying goodbye.
Registration and coffee will begin at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will convene at 10 a.m. and will include Eucharist, installation of ECW officers and lunch. To register for the meeting, contact Tia Morings, 757-650-8809 or by October 6. Registration cost is $20 and includes lunch. Please advise Tia of any dietary restrictions. Registration fee will be collected at the door. Registration deadline is October 6. St. Cyprian's is located at 1242 West Queen Street in Hampton.