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Upcoming events, training, and workshops for laity and clergy. 

Safe Church Training Workshops

April 25 – Specialized Training at Hickory Neck, Toano

May 18 – Specialized Training at Old Donation, Virginia Beach

May 19 – Universal Training at Old Donation, Virginia Beach

June 1 – Specialized Training at Emmanuel, Hampton

June 2 – Universal Training at Emmanuel, Hampton

June 29 – Specialized Training at St. Paul’s & St. Andrew’s, Kenbridge

June 30 – Universal Training at St. Paul’s & St. Andrew’s, Kenbridge

Racial Healing Workshops

April 27 – Christ and Grace, Petersburg

April 27 – Grace, Yorktown

May 11 – Christ Church, Smithfield

April 6 – Specialized Training at St. Thomas, Chesapeake

April 6 – Specialized Training at St. Michael’s, Colonial Heights

April 7 – Universal Training at St. Thomas, Chesapeake

April 25 – Specialized Training at Hickory Neck, Toano

May 18 – Specialized Training at Old Donation, Virginia Beach

May 19 – Universal Training at Old Donation, Virginia Beach

June 1 – Specialized Training at Emmanuel, Hampton

June 2 – Universal Training at Emmanuel, Hampton

June 29 – Specialized Training at St. Paul’s & St. Andrew’s, Kenbridge

June 30 – Universal Training at St. Paul’s & St. Andrew’s, Kenbridge

March 9 – Epiphany, Danville

April 27 – Christ and Grace, Petersburg

April 27 – Grace, Yorktown

May 11 – Christ Church, Smithfield

Youth Adult Retreat

April 13 @ Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown
The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia will be hosting an afternoon retreat for young adults on April 13th from 1:30-6 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown. This will be an opportunity for those who are in their 20s and 30s to join together in community and examine the role of ritual in our lives. Bishop Susan will be joining us for the first part of the retreat and speak to her initiative around the "Rule of Life." This event is free for participants. Sign up today!

Upcoming Creation Care Programs

March - June on Zoom
Join us for a series of exciting events focused on sustainability and creation care! From composting and straw bale gardening to climate science and food waste, there's something for everyone. Register now for these insightful Zoom programs featuring experts like Alexandra Cantwell, Joel Karsten, Katherine Hayhoe, and Lynnette Johnson. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn and engage with these important topics. Follow the link to our Creation Care page and register today to secure your spot!

Saving Us with Katharine Hayhoe

Tuesday, April 16 on Zoom
The DIOSOVA Creation Care Team is thrilled to be able to bring Dr. Katharine Hayhoe to the diocese for a program titled Saving Us on April 16th at 6:30 p.m. In her book, "Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World" she alleges that “the most important thing we can do to address climate change is to talk about it." During the program she share how to have those conversations and will address climate change issues from a faith based perspective. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is the Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a Horn Distinguished Professor and Endowed Professor of Public Policy and Public Law in the Dept. of Political Science at Texas Tech University. She is the author of the book “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World, “has given a TED talk with over 4 million views, and she also hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding. Katharine has been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People, the United Nations Champion of the Environment, and the World Evangelical Alliance’s Climate Ambassador. Please register for this program and a Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Connecting the Dots: A Conversational Session on Creative Possibilities in Our New Formation Landscapes with Dr. Kyle Oliver

April 23 on Zoom Do you want to be inspired by new models and new mindsets for Christian formation? Are you longing for connection with peers who are hopeful and excited about leading and convening in new ways? If so, join us for a session of brief presentations and spacious collegial conversation led by Kyle Oliver, a teacher and pragmatic formation researcher known to many in our area from his time as digital missioner at VTS and member of the Forma board. This session seeks to nurture our imaginations and catalyze our early planning as we bring a holistic, strengths-based posture to the era of episodic attention and pressured availability in faith communities and beyond.


Kyle Oliver is the creator of Becoming Tapestry, a documentary podcast about learning and belonging in a faith-adjacent foster youth mentoring community. He teaches courses in Christian formation and missional leadership at Church Divinity School of the Pacific and digital media studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. Please register for this program, and a zoom link will be emailed to you.

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We Are All Related - Indigenous Convocation

Postponed until Spring 2024 - Location and time TBD. This event will be the second event in our ongoing Matoaka Covenant commitment to build and nurture relationships with Indigenous People. Watch Tidings for event updates. The day promises to be one of interaction, education, and celebration.

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