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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  *Can you name the 5 Major Actions centered in the Word of God?  Go to the HUNGER page to find the answer!

 

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THINKING, PRAYING, LIVING the FAITH

The PCUSA invites you to a commitment to integrate theology, worship, and ethics.  Click VIDEO to enjoy the presentation, one of several that our denomination has produced to creatively interpret active mission and ministry.

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PENTECOST OFFERING

A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children.  Each year on Pentecost Sunday we still celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit as a bringer of new life. With the Spirit’s coming, we no longer need to settle for business as usual but can know the transforming, redeeming love of God that makes the impossible possible.  MAKING A DIFFERENCE IDEAS FROM CONGREGATIONS   

HOW IS THE OFFERING USED?  40% Congregational ministries with children at risk, 60% Presbyterian Mission Agency
 50% ministries with youth and young adults 10% child advocacy/children at risks. For more information CLICK HERE

 

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PDA RESPONDS TO EARTHQUAKE IN NEPAL

PDA is providing emergency relief and short-term recovery in the impacted areas with ACT Alliance, and its members who are already on the ground. PDA will remain active through the long term recovery, accompanying partners in the area as they determine long-term program needs and providing financial support for rebuilding and resilience. God’s people are once again called on to stand in the “GAP”GIVE financial support for relief efforts can be designated to DR999999 with reference to Nepal.  ACT  Learn how your congregation can help families who have lost everything in the devastation. Stay informed visit www.pcusa.org/pda, download resources and share updates with your congregation.  PRAY for those who suffered loss of family or those who are working tirelessly to provide rescue, humanitarian aid, and spiritual and psychological support. 

 

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PEVA SUMMER CAMPERS to CAMP HANOVER

Due to inadequate time to secure leadership, the proposed volunteer-led Makemie Woods SUMMER CAMP will not be held in 2015.  The Makemie Woods Management Team (MWMT) is dedicated to supporting quality Presbyterian camping opporunities to the children and youth of this presbytery.  The MWMT is partnering with CAMP HANOVER, the camp of the Presbtery of the James.  This summer the MWMT is encouraging PEVA parents and churches to send campers there for Presbyterian Camping.  Click FLYER for details on Camp Hanover, click SUMMER CAMP to go directly to summer information, and click REGISTRATION to sign up! Please read the LETTER TO CAMPER FAMILIES that will be sent out soon.

MAKEMIE WOODS is available for RETREATS.  Call 757-566-1496 or go to www.makwoods.org for information on booking a retreat or other event for your church, organization, business or family.

During the remaining months of 2015, the MWMT and the Presbytery will be engaged in a process of discerning the future mission of Makemie Woods.  Watch for additional news updates and opportunities to be part of the process.

 

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BE A FRIEND! NAME A FRIEND!

UNION PRESBYTERIAN SEMINARY in Richmond is requesting that local congregations in Eastern Virginia Presbytery name a KEY FRIEND who will pray each week for the students, staff, and faculty - and keep the needs of the Seminary and theological education before the church.  Call the Rev. Dick Keever (former Director of the Friends of the Seminary) at 757-460-3360 or Bernie Howell (UPSem) at 800-229-2990 if you have questions.  Thanks!