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Irma (99x85)

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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"Nones, Dones, and Networked Individuals" - If people are no longer interested in going to church, the church must find ways of going to the people. - A retreat with John W. Vest, Visiting Assistant Professor of Evangelism at Union Presbyterian Seminary SAT., SEPT. 30 at FIRST NORFOLK PC (First Hall) 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk 23507 9:30 AM - 3 PM Registration begins at 9 a.m. $10 (includes refreshments and lunch) Fee payable at the door - make checks out to PEVA. Child care available for children infant through elementary school. Please RSVP by SEPT. 22 so adequate food and child care arrangements can be prepared. For quick, easy registration, CLICK HERE or call 757-397-7063. "I attended John Vest's "Start with Good News" conference and a year later I'm in a group that is still talking about it." -Clark DeSarro-Raynal Pastor of Hilton PC. FLYER

Rev Jerome Baris

INTERNATIONAL PEACEMAKER PEVA's Peacemaking Committee will be hosting International Peacemaker Rev. Jerome Baris from the Philippines.  SEPT. 30 - OCT. 3, 2017. Rev. Baris is the National Coordinator for the Justice, Peace, and Human Rights Program of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP). He also serves as the Pastor of the Tondo Evangelical Church of the UCCP. He is a advocate for justice and human rights in the Philippines.  CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS



Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is working with presbyteries in Texas in re wake of Harvey and prepared to offer assistance to those affected by Irma. 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 23701 and write "HARVEY" DR000169  or "IRMA" 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. 


Luther Theses (99x78)

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.


71. Let him who speaks against the truth concerning papal indulgences be anathema and accursed.
72. But let him who guards against the lust and license of the indulgence preachers be blessed.
73. Just as the pope justly thunders against those who by any means whatever contrive harm to the sale of indulgences.
74. Much more does he intend to thunder against those who use indulgences as a pretext to contrive harm to holy love and truth.
75. To consider papal indulgences so great that they could absolve a man even if he had done the impossible and had violated the mother of God is madness.