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MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH EVENTS!

 

The Rev. Lyndsey McCall of FIRST PC, VIRGINIA BEACH, would like to know if others in PEVA would be interested in joining their group for two events: the MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT at CAMP HANOVER and/or the MIDDLE SCHOOL CONFERENCE at MASSANETTA this summer. If you would like details and share ideas, contact Rev. McCall at revmccalllyndsey@gmail.com or call 757-428-6332 (O) or 919-656-2718 (C). Click the name of each conference on the link provided for a FLYER!

 

PEVA OFFICE CLOSED MAY 29

The PEVA OFFICE will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day on MON., MAY 29

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E-FORMATION WEBINAR: JUNE 6

The Resource Center Committee of PEVA will offer E-FORMATION again this year on Tues., JUNE 6 at the PEVA CENTER. The day will comprise 4 sequential workshops beginning at 10 AM and ending at 4 PM: Digital-First Faith Formation led by Keith Anderson (10 - 11 AM), Using Media Projects for Formation with Childen and Youth led by Nurya Love Parish (11:15 AM - 12:15 PM), Theology by Design: A Practical Approach to Design Thinking for Congregations led by Bethany Stolle (1:45 - 2:45 PM) and Trying Everything: Experiences of Digital Evangelism and Fundraising led by Lorenzo Lebrija (3 - 4 PM). It is valuable for participants to share ideas, observations and impressions with each other, so all are invited!  It's FREE! Light snacks and beverages will be provided. BYO lunch or get a meal from any of several nearby restaurants. CLICK HERE for more details, or go to the WEBSITE. 801 Loudoun Ave., Portsmouth, VA. To help plan seating, please RSVP to linda@pcusa-peva.org by June 5!

 

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MIGRANT FARM WORKERS MINISTRY 2017

Please remember the Migrant Farm Workers in your prayers as they work in the fields with their families this season, especially those on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Remember the work of all who have helped to make our meals possible. Please consider adding the Migrant Ministry to your outreach projects.  ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE 2017 SEASON ARE:  food kits in canvas reuseable bags, hygiene kits, travel size shampoo & conditioner,  disposable diapers, childrens' books, childrens' clothing (spring - fall only), adult jeans and womens' tshirts.  Please write a little note card or prayer to place in each Migrant Kit. ALL DONATED ITEMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JULY 14.  If you need items picked up please contact PEVA's Hunger Action Advocate jessica@pcusa-peva.org.  The goal is to reach 100 families in need this season. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.  PLEASE NOTE: HATS & MEN'S T-SHIRTS ARE NOT NEEDED THIS YEAR - PEVA's Hunger Action Advocate was able to purchase over 200 new baseball hats  and 120 men's new T-shirts at a great price.  Thanks so much Thrift Store City (Norfolk,VA) 

 

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MATT MATTHEWS' NEW BOOK!

The Rev. Matt Matthews, a former PEVA member, has written a new book based on the experiences of his father during WWII entitled, One Thousand Miles: Following My Father's WWII Footsteps. It is now available on Amazon.com and Matt will appear in this area for several BOOK SIGNING events, one of which is scheduled at SIMONSDALE PC on Wed., JUNE 28. (Details will follow soon.) All are welcome to come hang out with Matt and friends, and get your copy signed! 5016 Vick St., Portsmouth, VA 23701. Two additional locations are being finalized and will be announced soon.

 

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REFORMATION RESOURCES!

This year marks the 500th ANNIVERSARY of the REFORMATION!  PEVA has resources available for checkout, including a very good DVD by world traveler and Lutheran, Rick Steves.  Just stop by the PEVA office or call ahead (757-397-7063 and ask for Linda or Jessica) to reserve your place. You may also click RESOURCE CENTER to find and browse our catalogue of resources. The Resource Center is located at the PEVA Center, 801 Loudoun Ave., Portsmouth 23707.

 

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KNOW YOUR BOOK OF ORDER QUIZ!

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!  

 

It is only necessary for there to be readings from the Old Testament and
the New Testament during a Service of the Lord's Day.

True or false?

Click CHURCHES for the answer!