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PEVA MEETS JULY 25

PEVA will hold its 111th STATED MEETING at COMMUNITY PC, PORTSMOUTH (801 Tazewell St., Portsmouth, 23701) on TUES., JULY 25.  Registration will take place and refreshments will be available beginning at 12:00 noon.  The meeting will begin promptly at 1 PM. Please be sure to register on time, as paper ballots will be distributed for a required 3/4 commissioner vote.  All details, including the Packet, are available on the PEVA MEETING DOCS page of this website.  The Revs. Kerry Westerwick and Rebecca Lesley will have books to give away from their professional libraries! Click BOOKS to see Kerry Westerwick's list. See you there!

 

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BOOKS OF ORDER - PEVA MASS ORDER

As a service to our churches, PEVA traditionally takes orders for BOOKS of ORDER and BOOKS of CONFESSION each time they are published so that we can make one bulk order, thus saving not only on the cost of each book, but on shipping charges, which can be daunting for many congregations. PEVA will offer these for $8.75 per book, shipping includedPlease email linda@pcusa-peva.org with how many you would like for your church no later than Wed., JULY 26 so the order can be placed by the end of the month. It is unlikely that we will place such an order again until 2019 (after any 2018 amendments are approved). As soon as they arrive, we will sort and notify so that they can either be picked up or delivered as mutually convenient.

 

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FREE CONCERTS - VWU SACRED MUSIC CONFERENCE

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES will also be held: Over My Head, I Hear Music (worship/spirituals/readings) JULY 24 in Virginia Wesleyan University's Monumental ChapelLight of the World, Shine on Us (100-voice Wesleyan Worship Choir) JULY 26 at Great Bridge PCLet Heavenly Music Fill this Place (hymn festival) JULY 27 at First PC, Virginia Beach, and Sing to the Lord with Cheerful Voice (FINALE 90-voice Wesleyan Festival Chorus) JULY 29 at Christ & St. Luke's Episcopal Church. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM. Contact Sandi Billy at sbilly@vwu.edu (Music Director of Wycliffe PC) or 757-455-3376 or lick FLYER for details!

 

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BOARD OF PENSIONS DEADLINE: OCT. 13

It's time for PEVA churches to SUBMIT their EMPLOYER AGREEMENT for 2018! Just like last year, each church must submit decisions on what will be covered for employees, such as who to cover, which benefits, medical costs, how much to contribute, etc., BY OCT. 13. Go to Benefits Connect and choose Employer Agreement to select benefits for employees to elect during annual enrollment this fall. Resources such as Guide to Selecting 2018 Benefits, web tutorials and more can be found at pensions.org/2018benefits.

 

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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.

 

31. The man who actually buys indulgences is as rare as he who is really penitent; indeed, he is exceedingly rare.
32. Those who believe that they can be certain of their salvation because they have indulgence letters will be eternally damned together with their teachers.
33. Men must especially be on guard against those who say that the pope's pardons are that inestimable gift of God by which man is reconciled to him.
34. For the graces of indulgences are concerned only with the penalties of sacramental satisfaction established by man.
35. They who teach that contrition is not necessary on the part of those who intend to buy souls out of purgatory or to buy confessional privileges preach unchristian doctrine.