Philippians 4:8
2014 GA Detroit

A summary of actions taken by the 221st GENERAL ASSEMBLY in Detroit has been created by the Office of General Assembly and is now ready for your reading pleasure!  Just click on GA SUMMARY to open. We have also provided a PASTORAL LETTER from the GA Stated Clerk and Moderator, as well as FAQ sheets on SAME GENDER MARRIAGE and DIVESTMENT. We hope you will find these resources helpful.



PEVA members and all those who plan the benefits of pastors and/or other church professionals who belong to the PC(USA) BOARD of PENSIONS are invited to attend one of two opportunities to gather information and ask questions about changes that will take place in 2015.  Our BOP Representative, HELEN LOCKLEAR, will appear at KIRKWOOD PC in Yorktown on TUES., AUG. 26 from 10 AM - NOON, and at KING'S GRANT PC in Virginia Beach on WED., AUG. 27 from 10 AM - NOON.  She will bring information sheets, present an overview, and make herself available for questions.  So that adequate materials and pace can be provided, please email PEVA Administrator Linda Smith by FRI., AUG. 22 to indicate attendance.  Open to EVERYONE - especially those planning church budgets that must include this information.


INVASION OF THE DEAD - Brian Blount Book

Do you have your study book for the upcoming CLERGY/EDUCATOR RETREAT on OCT. 5-7 at the HOLIDAY INN NORTH BEACH in Virginia Beach?  If not, you can obtain a copy of Invasion of the Dead: Preaching Resurrection by the retreat leader, the Rev. Dr. Brian K. Blount (President of UPSem/Richmond) at the PEVA MEETING in FRANKLIN on JULY 22.  Copies will be sold for $14 (make checks out to Richard J. Keever or bring exact change) - no tax or shipping costs!  Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology says, "This is, quite simply, a stunning book on resurrection, the deepest mystery and the boldest claim of the Christian Gospel."  Have you registered for the retreat yet?


Smiling Golf Ball

On MON., SEPT. 22, PEVA golfers, both clergy and lay, will meet at SEWELLS POINT GOLF CLUB in Norfolk for a TOURNAMENT beginning with a shotgun start at 1 PM.  (REGISTER at NOON, enjoy range balls between registration and tee time.)  PAYMENT of the $65 cost (includes range balls, green fees, carts, prizes, and dinner) is appreciated BY AUG. 31. Prizes will be awarded for first & second place teams, longest drive, closest to pin, and furthest from pin.  Mulligans will be available at 2/$5 (limit 4 per player).  The play will be Florida Best Ball and REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPT. 15!  Gather up a foursome or come solo and be placed on a team.  Questions: David Rollins at 460-1188 or Make checks payable to PEVA and mail to David Rollins at Bayside PC, 1400 Ewell Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455.  Click REGISTRATION FORM for all the details and the document you'll need. 



Every week we will post 5 BIBLE QUESTIONS on the home page of the PEVA website and provide answers on another page.  You may  appreciate the mini-brush-up, be inspired to seek greater detail from your Bible, and/or congratulate yourself on being a Biblical scholar extraordinaire!

  1. To which of the twelve tribes did Moses belong?
  2. Who said, "It is the Lord. Let him do what seemeth good"?
  3. The eighteenth chapter of Genesis contains the story of a man pleading for the preservation of a city on the ground that, among its many admittedly bad citizens, there might be some good ones. Perhaps fifty? Forty-five? Thirty? According to the story, how many good men would have saved the city?
  4. In which book of the Bible will you find the story of some forty men, who bound themselves "under a great curse" to neither eat nor drink until they had killed a certain countryman?
  5. What is the name of the Roman official who kept Paul i prison in the hope of being bribed to release him?


   * Children should be prevented from receiving the Lord's Supper until they are able to understand its significance.  True or False?

Answers can be found on the WEB LINKS page!