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All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet

 

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"Are We Comfortable with a Little Pot?"

CLICK HERE to read the SERMON delivered by the Rev. Jeff Bell, immediate past PEVA Moderator, at the 102nd Stated Meeting of Presbytery on Sat., January 24, based on 1 Cor. 3:1-9.  The new Moderator of PEVA is Ruling Elder Kenneth Wheeler and the Vice Moderator is the Rev. Addie Peterson.  Jeff Bell has now become chair of the Vision Implementation Team (VIT).

 

 

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THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

The HAMPTON ROADS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION is offering the following THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIPS for 2015: the  Richard D. and Shappard R. Cooke Memorial Scholarship for students from Hampton Roads attending Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond who are candidates for the ministry, with preference being given to students from Norfolk churches within the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia; and, the William F. Miles Scholarship for a student from Hampton Roads who is preparing for leadership in a field of religious service.  Click the foundation website (above) for further details, deadlines, and instructions. DEADLINES are APRIL 1.

 

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Souper Bowl of Caring

The Hunger Committee encourages you to join with churches and youth groups across our nation in SOUPER BOWL OF CARING FEB. 1, 2015 It’s 4 easy steps, register, collect, report and donate!. One of the core values of Souper Bowl of Caring is that every dollar or food item collected during Souper Bowl of Caring should be donated directly to a charity selected by each participating group.  Visit http://www.souperbowl.org for online resources such as bulletins, prayers, posters and to register.  Watch "What is Souper Bowl of Caring?" video at   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzJ4naure90 

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STAMPS FOR THE CONGO CONTINUES!

We have been notified by Peggy Reinhold that she has decided to continue to accept and process stamps.   Since the mid 1980s, the Reinholds have been collecting, processing, and selling stamps to stamp companies and sending the money to the Congo for the purchase of Bibles, hymnals and Bible pictures as well as to support continuing education for pastors in a very rural area of the Congo. This project has spread through PEVA and the Presbytery of the James for years, and has raised  $100,000 for this mission.  Recently Peggy had notified us that, because of her age, she would be unable to continue this mission.  However, Peggy now has ladies helping her that want to continue working each week on stamps and we rejoice that this mission can be continued.  If you have any questions contact RWReinholds@cs.com  So, PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR CHURCHES AND PW TO CONTINUE TO COLLECT STAMPS.  MAIL THEM TO: Peggy Reinhold, 1089 Hickory Cove, Harrisonburg VA 22801-2343

 

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BOARD OF PENSIONS SEMINARS - MARCH 18-21

The BOARD OF PENSIONS will conduct 3 SEMINARS at UNION SEMINARY/RIchmond for those who are thinking about retirement, those who are near retirement, and those who are already retired.  A one-day POST-RETIREMENT SEMINAR will be held on WED., MARCH 18 from 9 AM - 4 PM.  Lunch/refreshments will cost $12. (Topics covered will be Vocation in Retirement, Pension Plan & Medicare Update, Housing Allowance, Financial Management, and Assessing your Estate Plan.)  Then, a 3-day seminar entitled GROWING INTO TOMORROW...TODAY will be held from 8:30 AM - 5 PM on FRI. & SAT., MARCH 19 & 20.  Lunch/refreshments for two days will cost $24, limit: 25 registrants. (Topics covered will be Key Questions for Discernment, Assess Your Finances, Discuss Healthcare and Housing Options, Create Next Steps in several areas.)  Finally, GETTING IN SHAPE FISCALLY, a Financial Planning Seminar, will be held from 8:30 AM - 5 PM on SAT. MARCH 21. (Topics: Money Danger Signals, How to Build Budgets, Clergy Tax and Terms of Call Basics, Saving & Investing, and Estate Planning Basics.)  The refreshments and lunch for this seminar will be provided by Supervised Ministry.  There is NO REGISTRATION FEE for any of these seminars, and lodging options are offered on the website.  Registration will be open from Feb. 1 - 20, 2015: http://www.cvent.com/d/p4q6hx  Questions: Call 800-773-7752 X7223 or email education@pensions.org 

 

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KNOW YOUR BOOK OF ORDER QUIZ!

We're going to start 2015 with some questions designed to challenge good Presbyterians throughout PEVA.  See how well you know the current BOOK OF ORDER!

* Each church shall maintain rolls of baptized, active, inactive and affiliate members. True or False?

Go to PEVA MEETING DOCS page to find the answer!