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Coming to the Table meeting

Saturday, January 11, 2 to 4 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1118 Preston Ave.
Limited parking available at the Church. Overflow parking below Church next to the Madison Ave. stoplight.
PLEASE: RSVP to Kathy Spaar at

Emotionally Healthy Activism Workshop with Jonathan Walton

Saturday, January 18, 10 am to 12:30 pm, First United Methodist Church, 101 E. Jefferson St.
Jonathan Walton -- author, activist, and InterVarsity Area Director who specializes in addressing the relationship between Christian faith and social justice -- will lead an Emotionally Healthy Activism Workshop: Turning Moments into Sustainable Movements. Jonathan is the brother of Nathan Walton, Director of Abundant Life Ministries here in Charlottesville. This event is sponsored by Charlottesville First United Methodist Church, Charlottesville Vineyard, Faith Christian Center International - Charlottesville, Christ Episcopal Church Charlottesville, Olivet Presbyterian Church, Project on Lived Theology. Download this flyer and visit this Facebook event page to reserve free tickets.

EMANUEL: The Untold Story of the Victims & Survivors of the Charleston Church Shooting

Saturday, January 18, 12 to 3:30 pm, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th St NW
The Jefferson School, the White Feather Project, and Coming to the Table are presenting a viewing and discussion of the film Emanuel to see how the community of Charleston, South Carolina discovered a way to triumph over evil. Download flyer for more information.

10th Anniversary Commemoration of 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Sunday, January 19, 8 am at Mt. Zion First African Baptist, and 11 am at Ebenezer Baptist.
Former Haitian Ambassador to the U.S. Raymond A. Joseph and his wife Lola Poisson will be special guests in the Sunday morning worship services of Mt. Zion First African Baptist (105 Lankford Ave.) and Ebenezer Baptist (113 6th St NW) to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Haitian earthquake in 2010. A special offering will be collected at each service to support continuing efforts of recovery. See flyer.

Martin Luther King Day Annual Vigil

Monday, January 20, 2020. Richmond, VA.
Join Charlottesville Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention at the State Capitol to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor those Virginians killed by gun violence. We will be taking a FREE bus which departs from Meadows Presbyterian Church (2200 Angus Road) at noon and returning to Cville by 6 pm. Click here for more information and to register.

Public Housing Authorities Directors Association - 2020 Scholarship Program

PHADA offering scholarships for high school seniors living in public or assisted housing at a PHADA member agency. Please download this brochure for more information. Applications are due January 31, 2020.

Scholarships for Pre-Ministry College Students at Randolph-Macon College

Do you know a young person who is sensing a call to ministry? Randolph-Macon College (a United Methodist College in Ashland, VA) offers a scholarship (half-tuition for first 2 yrs; full-tuition for last 2 yrs) to the A. Purnell Bailey Pre-Ministerial Program. Online Bailey Scholar applications are being accepted now, with a deadline of February 3, 2020. The program is open to Christian students of any denomination or Christian tradition.  Learn more by reading this, by visiting their website, or by contacting the Rev. Kendra Grimes, Director of the Bailey Scholars Program, at or (804) 752-7374.


  • Support Black Businesses February - African American Pastors Council is initiating to support black, brochure, packaging, etc. It will be used by hotels, at Visitor Centers, etc. There will be an appeal in February to spend $20 in black-own businesses - suggestions will be provided. Draft by mid-January. 
  • Liberation & Freedom Day March 2020 - Dr. Andrea Douglas and Dr. Jalane Schmidt are planning events to commemorate March 3, 1865. This is our community’s “Juneteenth”: when Union troops arrived in Albemarle county and Charlottesville, and 14,000 enslaved residents began to be liberated. Dr. Douglas and Schmidt are asking faith leaders to educate congregations about the importance of this commemoration, and to invite congregations to think about how they might like to participate in and shape March 3, 2020 events which celebrate emancipation in our community. Here’s more information from an email Dr. Schmidt sent to Pastor Lehman Bates.





Saturday, January 11 at Church of the Incarnation, 1465 Incarnation Dr. (Note: different location!)
Doors open at 8 am and required orientation begins at 9. The UVA Latino Health Initiative will provide health screening and education services during the drive at the church, at no cost. Download flyers in English and Spanish.
How you can help?
We want to encourage participation among those who don’t need this ID. So come and get your ID, and you’ll receive these benefits (among others): 
  • YMCA - discount for annual membership for day pass
  • Discovery Museum - free entry
  • VA Film Festival, Paramount, Live Arts - limited tickets to card holders
We’re starting “pop up drives” in local congregations after worship. If you’re interested in hosting a pop up drive in your congregation and/or have questions, Rev. Robert Lewis.


CASA Alma’s Christ Rooms - temporary housing for the working homeless

Christ Rooms” is a network organized by CASA Alma that consists of:
  • Host households will open a room in their homes to receive a guest for a defined length of time – whatever the host can joyfully offer. We recommend a minimum of 12 weeks.
  • Guests may include: women recovering from domestic abuse, refugees whose formal support has ended, immigrants, young adults exiting foster care, and people recovering from illness or trauma.
  • Support households will assist hosts through regular calls and check-in times, and through occasional offers of meals or transportation.

Laura Brown, Coordinator of Christ Rooms for CASA Alma, would love to present this program to your congregation.
Stuart Munson, Community Resource Specialist, UVA Human Resources/FEAP, is working with Laura to connect UVA staff in need of housing with host households in our community on a temporary basis.
Laura and Stuart gave a presentation at our Dec. 18 CCC Meeting and distributed this handout.

US CENSUS JOBS in Charlottesville & Albemarle County

The US Census Bureau is currently recruiting folks to apply for Census jobs in Charlottesville/Albemarle County area. These are short-term, temporary, part-time jobs. Currently, Albemarle County pays: $21.50/hour and City of Charlottesville pays: $22.00/hour. There is paid training and auto reimbursement for mileage. The schedule is flexible and would be great to help supplement income or a summer job. Contact Denise Hall, (434) 987-1285, and/or download this document for more information.
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