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The Rev. Dr. Keith Curran, former member of PEVA and currently Interim Pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Kilmarnock, sent his 2017 LENTEN DEVOTIONAL to share among the PEVA community. Feel free to view, download and/or print your copy. Thank you, Dr. Curran! ASH WEDNESDAY is MARCH 1...



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Save the date! Everyone is invited to celebrate the history of ministry at MAKEMIE WOODS on SAT., MARCH 25 from 2 PM -5 PM. There will be light refreshments, but feel free to bring something to share!  CLICK HERE TO RSVP.  There will be displays and presentations indoors and possibly outdoor activities (if conditions permit). If you have a camp shirt wear it on the day of celebration!  DEADLINE TO RSVP: MARCH 20, 2017. When you RSVP, please share a FAVORITE MEMORY of your time at Makemie Woods for the collection!


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PW HISTORIES were due on January 31, but the DEADLINE has been extended to FEB. 28!  Please send the original in a large flat envelope to Special Collections and Archives, John Bulow Campbell Library, Columbia Theological Seminary, P.O. BO 820, Decatur, GA 30031. Also, send a copy (either digital or paper) to Jill Keifer, PW Moderator, 1923 Paddock Rd., Norfolk, VA 23518. Finally, be sure to give a copy to your own church for its files. Also, Annual Reports and Changes in PW Church Officers are due to Jill Kiefer, Moderator. The forms can be found on the PEVA website/PW page


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Lux Summer Theological Institute for Youth at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois is having an event called Feast or Famine Thinking Theologically About Food and Food Security:  SUN. JULY 16 - SUN. July 30 2017. This event is funded by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, this two-week summer experience is designed to provide high school youth with opportunities to engage pertinent topics in theological inquiry, learn new modes of worship and spiritual practice, participate in service, experience interfaith activities, and explore their vocation.  There are 30 places available and applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.  All expenses are generously covered by the Lilly Endowment grant, with the exception of travel to and from Chicago. More information is available at  If you know of a youth in your congregation that has an interest in Hunger and Food Security encourage them to apply.


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The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program is seeking applications for this year’s rewards. The LILLY ENDOWMENT CLERGY RENEWAL PROGRAMS at Christian Theological Seminary provide funds to congregations to support renewal leaves for their pastors. Congregations may apply for grants of to $50,000 to underwrite a renewal program for their pastor and for the pastor’s family, with up to $15,000 of those funds available to the congregation to help cover costs for ministerial supply while the pastor is away. There is no cost to the congregations or the pastors to apply; the grants represent the Endowment’s continued investment in renewing the health and vitality of American Christian congregations.   Interested parties can find more information at   Grace and Peace, Reverend Dr. SanDawna Gaulman Ashley Assistant Stated Clerk Manager, Call Process Support and Teaching Elders Ministry Office of the General Assembly Mid Council Ministries 100 Witherspoon St., Louisville, KY 40202 (502)569-5730  DEADLINE TO APPLY: APRIL 21, 2017!



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!  


The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) names 7 distinct days and seasons as part of the central pattern for ordering worship in relationship to significant occasions in the life of Jesus and the People of God. Can you name them?

Click PEVA MEETING DOCUMENTS for the answer!