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LENTEN DEVOTIONS 2016

The Rev. Dr. Keith Curran, pastor of St. Andrew PC in Suffolk, has developed a series of DAILY DEVOTIONS for LENT 2016.  He has generously offered to share them throughout PEVA.  You may CLICK HERE to download the document.  May your Lenten journey be filled with discovery and grace.

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MISSION YEARBOOK ONLINE

As of JAN. 1, 2016 the 120-year old Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study is available EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE, in order to share its inspiring content in a timelier manner and also demonstrate good stewardship of church resources.” 

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"MANAGING CONFLICT IN THE CHURCH" WORKSHOP: APRIL 22-23

PEVA's Commission on Ministry is offering a 2-day WORKSHOP designed for pastors, ruling elders, deacons, and other church leaders interested in learning MEDIATION techniques to resolve CONFLICT early, internally, and at a low level.  The workshop will take place on FRI., APRIL 22 from 8 AM - 4 PM and on SAT., APRIL 23 from 8 AM - 4 PM at the PEVA CENTER (801 Loudoun Ave.) in Portsmouth (large conference room). COST = $100, which includes textbook and training materials - lunch is on one's own. Instructors will be the Rev. Dr. Wilbur Douglass (Pastor, Community PC, Portsmouth) and the Rev. Lou Ventura (Pastor, Franklin PC). To register, contact either Linda Smith linda@pcusa-peva.org or Jessica Fitzgerald jessica@pcusa-peva.org REGISTRATION DEADLINE is MON., APRIL 18. Click FLYER for downloadable info.  Registration will be limited to about 22 participants, so get your name in early!

 

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SPRUNT LECTURES: MAY 9 - 11

UNION PRESBYTERIAN SEMINARY in Richmond will hold the 2016 SPRUNT LECTURES during MAY 9 - 11 on "Why We Need Paul's Letter to the Romans...Now."  Sprunt Lecturer will be Beverly Roberts Gaventa Distinguished Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Baylor University as well as the Helen H.P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis Emerita at Princeton Theological Seminary.  Sprunt Preacher will be Gary W. Charles, who has served pastorates in Wilmington NC, Newport News VA (Hilton PC), Alexandria VA; and, most recently Central PC in Atlanta, GA. There is no charge to attend any of the lectures, but all are asked to REGISTER at www.regionline.com/Sprunt2016 Advance payment is needed for the alumni luncheon on Tuesday and continental breakfasts on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. CLICK HERE to go to all information regarding this event!

 

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KNOW YOUR BOOK OF ORDER QUIZ!

Here's some questions designed to challenge good Presbyterians throughout PEVA.  See how well you know the current BOOK OF ORDER.  We'll offer a new question every week!  

*The session shall elect a treasurer for a one year term, reporting such action in the minutes for yearly review. True or False?

Go to the DIGEST page for the answer!