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The PACKET of materials has been POSTED for the 109th Stated Meeting of PEVA to be held at ROYSTER MEMORIAL PC (6901 Newport Ave., Norfolk 23505) beginning promptly at 10 AM on SAT., JAN. 28.  Go to PEVA MEETING DOCUMENTS to view and download all this information. Registration will begin at 9 AM and refreshments will be provided prior to the meeting as well as during the break. Child care is available, but make reservations by calling Royster Memorial PC at 757-423-8536 by Tues., JAN. 24.






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PEVA's Commission on Ministry is offering another 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., FEB. 17 from 8 AM - 5 PM and on SAT., FEB. 19 from 8 AM - 5 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 or Jessica Fitzgerald REGISTRATION DEADLINE is FRI., FEB. 3. Click FLYER for downloadable info.  Registration will be limited to about 22 participants, so get your name in early!


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Hampton Roads Community Foundation applications are available for the following scholarships and the 2017-2018 THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP application is DUE APRIL 1, 2017.  Students may visit our website at to view the list of available scholarships and follow the steps for applying through our online application process.  Applicants should be native or long-time residents of the specified geographic areas rather than those temporarily living in the area to attend school. Barron F. Black Theological Scholarship – For students at VIRGINIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Alexandria, VA) who are candidates for the ministry. Students must be residents of the geographic region served by the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Richard D. and Sheppard R. Cooke Memorial Scholarship – For students from Hampton Roads attending UNION PRESBYTERIAN SEMINARY in Richmond who are candidates for the ministry. Preference will be given to students from Norfolk churches within the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia. William F. Miles – For a student from Hampton Roads who is preparing for leadership in a field of religious service. Reverend Doctor Joyce G. Moss Theologian Scholarship – For students attending RICHMOND VIRGINIA SEMINARY or REGENT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DIVINITY with the intent of pursuing a full-time career in Christian ministry.  Preference will be given to full-time graduate students who have at least a 3.0 grade point average. Hy Smith Endowment Fund – For students at VIRGINIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY in Alexandria who are candidates for the ministry. Students must be residents of the geographic region served by the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Don't let this opportunity pass by!


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We had an incredible experience at FAITH n 3D!  Rev. Lyndsey McCall (First Virginia Beach PC) has heard from parents that their children seem to be on “cloud 9.”  She can personally attest to the fact that the Spirit was truly at work throughout the whole trip. She was also happy to see how our church groups bonded together as a united Presbytery. These youth were very appreciative of this experience that will never be forgotten. There are many additional photos that have been posted on First Hampton Presbyterian's Facebook Page. But, more than anything, those who attended would like to say thank you for making this trip possible for our young people.  "On behalf of all those that attended Faith n 3D, we thank you. We thank the adult leaders, parents, PEVA, FPC session, and the individuals, as well as committees, that financially supported this trip. It was an incredible experience! And, because of you, we learned that with God’s help we can dream big dreams! Thank you for your support."


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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!  



Prior to making its report to Presbytery's Commission on Ministry, the church Pastoral Nominating Committee shall make its report to the Session, which shall call a meeting of the congregation to approve a teaching elder considered for the call.

Click PEVA MEETING DOCUMENTS and scroll down the page to find the answer!