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HURRICANE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Those who are looking for hands-on opportunities to support those affected by hurricanes HARVEY and IRMA with labor and supplies, CLICK HERE for the latest list.  We will keep this list updated as information comes in to the PEVA office.

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REFORMATION QUOTES & BULLETIN INSERTS

In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the PEVA Educators have found these useful resources: BULLETIN INSERTS provided by PC(USA) and REFORMERS QUOTES to consider and use at your discretion. Enjoy!

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A DAY WITH PETER SEINKE: OCT. 30

PEVA will present A DAY WITH PETER STEINKE, author of such books as Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach, How Your Church Family Works, and the latest, Teaching Fish to Walk at FIRST PC, NORFOLK on Monday, OCT. 30 from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PMYou may REGISTER HERE by the deadline, October 23. Cost = $15 (includes lunch and snacks) and childcare is available if registered on time.  Click FLYER for downloadable info. Peter Steinke is a well-regarded ordained Lutheran (ECLA) pastor and congregational systems consultant. He has also served as an educator and a therapist for clergy. 

 

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PDA- RESPONSE to HARVEY and IRMA

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is working with presbyteries in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico and are prepared to offer assistance to those affected by Harvery, Irma and Maria.  PDA is standing by with resources and National Response Team members ready to deploy upon invitation and when it is safe to do so. If you would like to send a check through the PEVA office, please make the check out to PEVA and mail to: PEVA, 801 Loudoun Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23707and write "HARVEY" DR000169, "IRMA" DR000194 or "MARIA" DR000194. You can give online by clicking DONATE PDA.  To learn more about the recovery efforts CLICK HEREPDA will be setting up hosting sites once the long-term recovery organizations are up and running. 

 

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PDA - RESPONDING TO MEXICO EARTHQUAKES

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding to the Mexico earthquakes. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE   If you would like to send a check through the PEVA office, please make the check out to PEVA and mail to: PEVA, 801 Loudoun Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23707 and write "MEXICO EARTHQUAKES" DR000014.

 

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500th ANNIVERSARY of the REFORMATION

In honor of this momentous occasion in the life of Reformed believers, each week from now through Oct. 31 we will share a few of the 95 Theses posted by Martin Luther in 1517. It should be noted that not all of these are particularly Presbyterian, but they sent shock waves throughout Christendom... CLICK HERE for more resources on the Reformaton.

 

86. Again, why does not the pope, whose wealth is today greater than the wealth of the richest Crassus, build this one basilica of St. Peter with his own money rather than with the money of poor believers?
87. Again, "What does the pope remit or grant to those who by perfect contrition already have a right to full remissions and blessings?"
88. Again, "What greater blessing could come to the church than if the pope were to bestow these remissions and blessings on every believer a hundred times a day, as he now does but once?"
89. "Since the pope seeks the salvation of souls rather than money by his indulgences and pardons previously granted when they have equal efficacy?"
90. To repress these very sharp arguments of the laity by force alone, and not to resolve them by giving reasons, is to expose the church and the pope to the ridicule of their enemies and to make Christians unhappy.