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A NIGHT WITH FRANCIS MAKEMIE - APRIL 25

On FRI., APRIL 25, beginning at 6:30 PM, join the FRANCIS MAKEMIE SOCIETY and the Eastern Shore chapter of the VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY at KER PLACE for an evening of entertainment with a social hour; ever-popular entertainer Kirk Mariner; soloist David Pollock; and delightful storyteller Anthony Burcher as Francis Makemie in 17th Century costume.  The event is being held in celebration of the 315th anniversary of Francis Makemie's role in establishing religious tolerance in Virginia.  Ker Place is located at69 Market St., Onancock (very close to Naomi Makemie PC).  For more info, call Ker Place at 757-787-8012 or the Francis Makemie Society (Fitz Godwin) at 703-528-9800.  Find out more about the exciting discoveries being make by the FMS on their website!

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY-APRIL 23

APRIL 23 is the day set aside to honor all those who support the ministry of our churches with their considerable administrative gifts.  It is appropriate to recognize Secretaries and Administrators on ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY.  One excellent way to give the gift that keeps on giving would be to enroll your administrator/secretary as a MEMBER in PCUSA's ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION.  Only $75! By doing so, s/he will have an instant network of ambitious, like-minded colleagues around the nation who can be tapped for their expertise and advice.  APA also offers numerous regional conferences each year and one national conference as well, during which members can select from an array of classes to build their office skills and insight into reformed theology, polity, and spirituality.  Members accumulate class hours in core and elective classes toward three (+) levels of certification!  The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions of APA will hold a joint REGIONAL CONFERENCE at PRINCETON UNIVERSITY during JULY 30 - AUG. 2!             Carpooling with ace administrators from this area available!  Go to the APA WEBSITE: http://www.pcusa-apa.org/ for all the details!

 

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PCUSA WORLD MISSION ANNOUNCES MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE
DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT to PCUSA WORLD MISSION.  A group of committed Presbyterians has pledged to match all gifts sent for mission personnel support between now and Easter Sunday, April 20. Make a difference in the world by giving a generous gift today. CLICK HERE TO DONATE.
 
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PEVA OFFICE CLOSED APRIL 18 & 21

The PEVA OFFICE will be CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY and EASTER MONDAY.  In case of emergency, please call the office and follow the prerecorded instructions.  He is risen!

 

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GET READY FOR MEDICAL DUES CHANGES IN 2015!

There will be MEDICAL DUES CHANGES enacted by the BOARD OF PENSIONS in 2015.  In order to more fully prepare for these changes and understand their implications, a program has been provided that members and church leaders can view at their leisure. Just click the word VIDEO for this presentation.  This opportunity was suggested by COM Chair, the Rev. Keith Curran.

 

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ON THIS DAY IN (PRESBYTERIAN) HISTORY!

Montreat publishes a page, "On This Day In History" on their website.  These Presbyteian historical facts may interest you: CLICK HERE

 

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FREE MODULAR CUBICAL WALLS & FURNITURE!

The PEVA OFFICE is being intentionally re-imagined, and an essential part of the vision is to remove the cubicles that were placed in the central area of the open space long ago.  We would like to offer these MODULAR WALLS and RELATED FURNISHINGS (cabinets, desks, etc.) FREE to any of our churches or members that will make arrangements to remove them.  Consideration will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.  DEADLINE: APRIL 30.  Please contact Administrator Linda Smith linda@pcusa-peva.org if you are interested, or call 757-397-7063 X311.  It is recommended that you call ahead to view.  801 Loudoun Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23707

 

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SPRUNT LECTURES - MAY 5-7

UNION PRESBYTERIAN SEMINARY invites churches, teaching and ruling elders, and other leaders to attend the SPRUNT LECTURES to be held in Richmond, VA during MAY 5 - 7.  Guest lecturers will include S. Dean McBride, Jr. (Emeritus Professor of Biblical and Old Testament Interpretation, UPSem), Agnes Winston Norfleet (Pastor of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA), and 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Heath Rada (Former President of Presbyterian School of Christian Education).  All details can be viewed in the (pdf) BROCHURE.There is a registration link in pdf as well as QR code for any tech-savvy folks who may want to register that way. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 30. Questions may be directed to Lynn McClintock, director of alumni/ae development at Union Presbyterian Seminary: lmcclintock@upsem.edu or 804-278-4382.  Lecures are FREE, meals are very affordable, but require reservations.

 

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KNOW YOUR BIBLE QUIZ!

Every week we will post 5 BIBLE QUESTIONS on the home page of the PEVA website and provide answers on another page.  You may  appreciate the mini-brush-up, be inspired to seek greater detail from your Bible, and/or congratulate yourself on being a Biblical scholar extraordinaire!

 

  1. At one time their fellow disciples felt themselves justly angry with James and John.  What were the circumstances?
  2. How many translators were engaged upon the task of producing the King James version of the Bible?
  3. The first message ever sent by telegraph consisted of four words from the Bible.  What were they?
  4. What words from the Bible are cast in the metal of the Liberty Bell, which announced the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776?
  5. The word proverb is found in the Bible many times.  Jesus used it but once.  In what connection?

BONUS BOOK OF ORDER QUESTION:

   * "The congregation may forbid participation in the fellowship and ministry of the church for any behavior or life style not deemed appropriate according to community and ecclesiastical standards." True or False?

Answers can be found on the PEVA MEETING DOCUMENTS page!