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EMPLOYER AGREEMENTS DUE TO BOP by SEPT 30!

EVERY CHURCH - even if you have only one employee! 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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CELTIC EVENSONG SERVICE - OCT. 9

FIRST HAMPTON PC will repeat its very meaningful CELTIC EVENSONG service on SUN., OCT. 9 at 5:30 PM. Come settle into candlelight, with music and readings provided to reflect on God's love. This experience is planned to be casual and open, allowing space to breathe deeply and sense the sacred. All are welcome. 514 Armistead Ave., Click FLYER for downloadable, colorful details. Hampton 23669. Phone 757-722-0006 or go to firstpreshampton.org

 

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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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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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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? When a teaching elder (or candidate) is called to service in a congregation, the Session shall organize and conduct a service of installation.

Click PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN and scroll down the page to find the answer!