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PEVA OFFICE CLOSED APRIL 3 & 6

The PEVA OFFICE will be CLOSED in observance of Good Friday on APRIL 3 and on Easter Monday, APRIL 6. He is risen!  He is risen, indeed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PEVA SUMMER CAMPERS to CAMP HANOVER

Due to inadequate time to secure leadership, the proposed volunteer-led Makemie Woods SUMMER CAMP will not be held in 2015.  The Makemie Woods Management Team (MWMT) is dedicated to supporting quality Presbyterian camping opporunities to the children and youth of this presbytery.  The MWMT is partnering with CAMP HANOVER, the camp of the Presbtery of the James.  This summer the MWMT is encouraging PEVA parents and churches to send campers there for Presbyterian Camping.  Click FLYER for details on Camp Hanover, click SUMMER CAMP to go directly to summer information, and click REGISTRATION to sign up!

MAKEMIE WOODS is available for RETREATS.  Call 757-566-1496 or go to www.makwoods.org for information on booking a retreat or other event for your church, organization, business or family.

During the remaining months of 2015, the MWMT and the Presbytery will be engaged in a process of discerning the future mission of Makemie Woods.  Watch for additional news updates and opportunities to be part of the process.

 

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ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
PEVA’s Hunger Action Enabler encourages each congregation to participate!  When we give to  ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OGHS, we are assisting in the empowerment of others as they move past emotional, physical, and spiritual misfortune.  OGHS is received in most congregations on Easter Sunday, Palm Sunday or both.  OGHS supports The Presbyterian Hunger Program, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and the Self Development of People Program.   CLICK HERE FOR OGHS OFFERING RESOURCES or CLICK HERE FOR OGHS BULLETIN INSERT submitted by PEVA's HAE to serve as supplemental to the traditional materials available from the Office of Special Offerings. 

 

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HOLY WEEK RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

PEVA Resource Center Chair, Sandra Simmermon, tells us that www.buildfaith.org contains an article from Carolyn C. Brown, a certified Christian Educator (PCUSA) which offers suggestions for HOLY WEEK SERVICES suitable for CHILDREN  and adults using visual props.  Links are to Calvin Institute, Brown's book, Sharing the Easter Faith with Children, and Brown's blog, Worshiping With Children.

 

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PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE - VIDEO

It's that time of year again when severe weather events can wrech havoc in communities all over the U.S. and around the world.  PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE provides hope, meaningful relief, and coordinates with other charitable agencies to more fully support those having experienced disaster events. Click VIDEO to see them in action!

 

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KNOW YOUR BOOK OF ORDER QUIZ!

We're going to start 2015 with some questions designed to challenge good Presbyterians throughout PEVA.  See how well you know the current BOOK OF ORDER!

* What does this phrase, "Unity in Diversity" mean? How can that be?

Go to the PEVA STRUCTURE page to find the answer!