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The Rev. Lyndsey McCall of FIRST PC, VIRGINIA BEACH, would like to know if others in PEVA would be interested in joining their group for two events: the MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT at CAMP HANOVER and/or the MIDDLE SCHOOL CONFERENCE at MASSANETTA this summer. If you would like details and share ideas, contact Rev. McCall at or call 757-428-6332 (O) or 919-656-2718 (C). Click the name of each conference on the link provided for a FLYER!




The Resource Center Committee of PEVA will offer E-FORMATION again this year on Tues., JUNE 6 at the PEVA CENTER. The day will comprise 4 sequential workshops beginning at 10 AM and ending at 4 PM: Digital-First Faith Formation led by Keith Anderson (10 - 11 AM), Using Media Projects for Formation with Childen and Youth led by Nurya Love Parish (11:15 AM - 12:15 PM), Theology by Design: A Practical Approach to Design Thinking for Congregations led by Bethany Stolle (1:45 - 2:45 PM) and Trying Everything: Experiences of Digital Evangelism and Fundraising led by Lorenzo Lebrija (3 - 4 PM). It is valuable for participants to share ideas, observations and impressions with each other, so all are invited!  It's FREE! Light snacks and beverages will be provided. BYO lunch or get a meal from any of several nearby restaurants. CLICK HERE for more details, or go to the WEBSITE. 801 Loudoun Ave., Portsmouth, VA. To help plan seating, please RSVP to by June 5!


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Please remember the Migrant Farm Workers in your prayers as they work in the fields with their families this season, especially those on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Remember the work of all who have helped to make our meals possible. Please consider adding the Migrant Ministry to your outreach projects.  ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE 2017 SEASON ARE:  food kits in canvas reuseable bags, hygiene kits, travel size shampoo & conditioner,  disposable diapers, childrens' books, childrens' clothing (spring - fall only), adult jeans and womens' tshirts.  Please write a little note card or prayer to place in each Migrant Kit. ALL DONATED ITEMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JULY 14.  If you need items picked up please contact PEVA's Hunger Action Advocate  The goal is to reach 100 families in need this season. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.  PLEASE NOTE: HATS & MEN'S T-SHIRTS ARE NOT NEEDED THIS YEAR - PEVA's Hunger Action Advocate was able to purchase over 200 new baseball hats  and 120 men's new T-shirts at a great price.  Thanks so much Thrift Store City (Norfolk,VA) 



Pilgrimage Weekend is a time to look at your own life in the light of God's will for you, and a time to learn and reflect on your place in His scheme of things.  The next PEVA PRESBYTERIAN PILGRIMAGE WEEKEND will take place AUG. 3 - 6 at VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE.  Open the BROCHURE to find out all about this opportunity for spiritual development. You may also open and download the TEAM APPLICATION and PILGRIM APPLICATION. If you would like to participate, contact Gale Pere at 804-815-1595 or  You may also contact Mary Jo Baylor: or 757-404-5083.  They can provide you with more detailed information. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


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This year marks the 500th ANNIVERSARY of the REFORMATION!  PEVA has resources available for checkout, including a very good DVD by world traveler and Lutheran, Rick Steves.  Just stop by the PEVA office or call ahead (757-397-7063 and ask for Linda or Jessica) to reserve your place. You may also click RESOURCE CENTER to find and browse our catalogue of resources. The Resource Center is located at the PEVA Center, 801 Loudoun Ave., Portsmouth 23707.



Here are questions designed to challenge good Presbyterians throughout PEVA.  Let's call it Book of Order 101. See how well you know the current BOOK OF ORDER.  We'll offer a new question every week!  



What exactly does Union with Christ and One Another under Baptism mean?

Click EMPLOYMENT for the answer!