2019 Cost of Living Adjustment

At the 116th Stated Meeting of PEVA on October 23, 2018, at Green Acres Presbyterian Church, the Presbytery approved the following action of the Commission on Ministry (COM):

On August 7, 2018, [COM] approved the recommendation of the Stated Clerk, based on a recommendation of the Board of Pensions, that the cost of living adjustment for 2019 be 1.9%. This establishes $45,482.00 as the minimum for cash salary and housing for ministers in full-time calls.

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  • 11/12 | Interim Pastors - 12:00 p. m. at PEVA
  • 11/13 | EFT 9:30 a.m. at First Hampton
  • 11/13 | PEVA Educatiors - 11:30 a. m. at PEVA
  • 11/14 | Council - 10:00 a. m. at PEVA
  • 11/17 | PEVA Leadership Training Event  - 8:30 a.m. - Noon at First PC Hampton
  • 11/20 | RDT - 9:00 a. m. at PEVA
  • 11/20 | CPM - 9:30 a. m. at PEVA
  • 11/20 | Peacemaking - 10:30 a. m. at PEVA
  • 11/22 | PEVA Office closed
  • 11/23 | PEVA Office Closed
  • 11/28 | SMT - 10:30 a. m. at PEVA
  • 12/04 | COM - 4:00 at PEVA
Next PEVA Stated Meeting

January, 26

Hilton PC

34 Main Street

Newport News, Va

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PC(USA) grieves with Jewish siblings in “violent act of hate.” Read the PC(USA) Stated Clerk's (the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II) statement on the Pittsburg Jewish Synagogue shooting.

Stated Clerk's Statement on Pittsburgh Jewish Synagogue Shooting (pdf)



The congregation of Second PC assembled hurricane relief kits for their sister church St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, NC.

The Rev. Catherine Monroe (r), Second PC, with the Rev. Rob Lapp (l) and the Rev. Derek Macleof (c), St Andrews Covenant PC, Wilmington, NC.

The congregation of Thailia Trinity PC after their last congregational meeting. They are merging with King's Grant PC.

Clothing, hygiene kits, food, and other supplies collated by various PEVA churches were delivered to the Migrant Head Start Centers on the Eastern Shore in August.

PEVA youth from Community PC (Hampton), Simonsdale PC, Hilton PC, Grace Covenant PC, and King's Grant PC at Montreat Youth Conference 2018.

The Rev. Eulalie Kitega and Rev. Anbgelique Nkanru Mikanda spoke at a breakfast at Bayside PC in honor of the DRC's independence day.

Special events were held at Bayside and New Horizons PCs marking the 68th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's independence day.

PEVA officers and "Hands & Feet" mission group at the 223rd General Assembly which was held in June in St. Louis, Missouri.

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PDA Responds 

Disaster Assistance Response of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding to needs from Hurricane Florence on the East Coast, Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines and the Earthquake in Port-de-Paix Haiti.  Presbyterians are asked to join in the response and encourage those in need by standing in the “GAP”.  The needs for the response will be great. God’s people are once again called on to stand in the “GAP”—Give. Act. Pray.  

Give - Three PDA numbers have been assigned for monetary gifts to help the devastated regions. DR000169 - US Hurricane Response "Hurricane Florence/Michael",  DR000194 - "Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines",  DR000064 - "Earthquake in Port-de-Paix Haiti".  Donations may be sent to the Presbytery office using these numbers. All funds will be forwarded to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.  Gifts can also be made online at http://pda.pcusa.org/page/give/,
by phone at (800) 872-3283.

Act - Presbyterians are encouraged to assemble Gift of the Heart cleanup buckets pda.pcusa.org/ page/kits. Learn how you and your congregation can help families who have lost everything in the devastation. Stay informed on FacebookTwitter, and download resources, and share updates with your congregation.

Pray - Pray for the people impacted by these storms; for the first responders who put themselves in harm’s way to care for others; for the communities; and for God’s sustaining grace through it all.

Resources:  Hurricane Checklist for ChurchesHow Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) Funds Are UsedPresbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) Services & ResourcesSelf-Care StrategiesStaying Connected During a DisasterHow Best to Prepare for a Hurricane GuideNational Hurricane CenterRiding It OutAfter the StormDealing with Trauma,  Tips on Food & Drinking Water SafetyDisaster Assistance ResourcesFEMA How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Co-Moderators of the 223rd General Assembly

co-moderators of the 223rd. General Assembly

Ruling Elder Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri and the Rev. Cindy Kohlmann

On the final vote, Cintrón-Olivieri and Kohlmann received 266 votes to 253 for the team of Maxim and Johnson. Atnip and Hockenberry got 5 votes on the fourth ballot after having received 45 on the first ballot. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE 

PC(USA)Community Demographics

pcusa community

Research Services of the PC(USA) offers a webpage to obtain demographic reports for a specific community. Interested? VIEW HERE