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EMPLOYER AGREEMENTS DUE TO BOP by SEPT 30!

Did you know that Employers (Churches) can model BOARD OF PENSIONS BENEFITS SELECTIONS (offer/provide a menu of options) and costs as well as create and submit an Employer Agreement online - using "Employer Decision Support" in the new Benefits Connect? CLICK HERE to find out more on how to survey the menu of options, determine costs, and SUBMIT DECISIONS BY SEPT. 30, before OPEN SEASON (Oct. - Nov.) begins! Act now if you intend to offer staff benefits next year!

 

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PEVA "YAVs" in BATON ROUGE!

PC(USA) YOUNG ADULT VOLUNTEERS Cherokee Adams and Patrick Long from BAYSIDE PC are hard at work helping families recover from the epic flooding experienced in BATON ROUGE. That city alone has 110,000 devastated homes. The pictured home belongs to a member of the presbytery whose family had only 10 minutes to evacuate with only the clothes on their backs and the family dog. CLICK HERE to read a full account provided by Amanda Long of Bayside Church.

 

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE?

The 222nd GENERAL ASSEMBLY (2016) created several SPECIAL COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, and TASK FORCES to be appointed by the Co-Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly and, in the case of the WAY FORWARD COMMISSION, the Co-Moderators with the Moderator and Vice-Moderator of the 221st General Assembly.  Persons who wish to be considered for appointment must complete an application form and provide three references. FOR APPLICATION FORMS CLICK HERE 

 

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PDA - RESPONDING TO MULTIPLE DISASTERS

PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE is responding to multiple disasters all over the nation and beyond! Just CLICK HERE to view the map in order to appreciate how extensive is the reach of this vital ministry. Remember that PDA is one of the most highly regarded response organizations in the nation, with ALL donated funds going to relief! With so many active disasters, please consider an extra gift to PDA - and by extention - a helping hand to your neighbors in need! If you would like to send a check through the PEVA office, please mail to: PEVA, 801 Loudoun Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23701 and write DR000191 or "Gulf Flood" in the advice line.

 

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LABOR LAW CHANGES TAKE EFFECT: DEC. 1

NEW LABOR LAWS will take effect on DEC. 1 that will apply to ALL EMPLOYEES, including church workers!  These changes involve a significant rise in the minimum salary level for Exempt employees as well as new rules for tracking hours and overtime for those who are Non-Exempt. Click PCUSA INFORMATION to access a helpful document and look forward to more guidance from Presbytery as details unfold. This change is only 6 months away, so now is the time to consider church Personnel Policies and revisions!

 

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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!  

 

TRUE or FALSE?  Only the parent(s) or one(s) rightly exercising parental responsibility who are members of the congregation may present a child for the sacrament of Baptism.

                            Click RESOURCE CENTER and scroll down the page to find the answer!