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BOO AMENDMENTS - PEVA VOTES APRIL 25

At the 110th STATED MTG. of PEVA beginning at 1 PM on APRIL 25 at FIRST HAMPTON PC, commissioners will vote on the slate of AMENDMENTS to the BOOK OF ORDER that were sent down from General Assembly. The complete list is posted and available to PEVA members and Elder Commissioners on the PEVA MTG. DOCS page of this website. The full packet will be available by Maundy Thursday, April 13. You'll want to familiarize yourself with them. Each voting member will receive a paper ballot upon registration. As we will also participate in packing 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), and other important introductions and items are scheduled for the day, please plan to stay until approximately 5:30 p.m.

 

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REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT FORUM: APRIL 23

A FORUM on REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT will take place at FIRST NORFOLK PC on SUN., APRIL 24 from 6 - 8 PM. Matt Soerens and Alan Cross from World Relief will speak on the biblical foundation and Christian responsibility to support refugees. Since last October's event, 12 diffewrent local churches from Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake now call themselves With Open Arms - an Interfaith Coalition for Refugees. A LUNCHEON is also planned on MON., APRIL 24 at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH from 11 AM - 1 PM. Both events are FREE, but a reservation is required for lunch. Click INSERT for information you can share with your congregation and LUNCHEON for one on that event.

 

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SWAN LAKE BALLET: Elizabeth "Beth" Lamont!

ELIZABETH "BETH" LAMONT, daughter of the Rev. William and Susan Lamont, is pictured with her parents at a reception for the cast following the final performance on Sunday, April 2, 2017 of Peter Tchaikovsky's SWAN LAKE, by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk. Beth Lamont gave a bravura performance as a soloist and corps de ballet dancer in all four acts of the ballet; especially in the demanding and highly intricate "Cygnets" (young swans) dance in Act II. Beth has been a member of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet for eight years and was also a student at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Academy. The acclaimed Royal Winnipeg Ballet is the oldest ballet company in North America. Beth's father, Bill Lamont, is the Presbytery Moderator and the Pastor of Hidenwood Church, Newport News.

 

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"LILLY ENDOWMENT" CLERGY RENEWAL GRANTS

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 http://www.cpx.cts.edu/renewal.   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 Sandawna.ashley@pcusa.org  DEADLINE TO APPLY: APRIL 21, 2017!

 

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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!  

 

According to the Book of Order, in what specific ways do faithful disciples express compassion?

Click PEVA MEETING FORMS & DOCS for the answer!