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Hunger Ministry Team

We are called by God in Christ to bring good news and to proclaim release to those held captive by human structures and injustices. Discipleship means evaluating our lifestyle choices and adopting changes that reflect our faith and give witness to our commitments to mission and justice.
 
The HUNGER MINISTRY TEAM of PEVA, believing that hunger is unacceptable, leads and challenges the churches of PEVA and its entities in Christ’s name to alleviate chronic hunger and its immediate causes at home and abroad through information dissemination, education, advocacy, and the provisions of resources. 
 
There is always a need for new members to join the PEVA Hunger Ministry Team
please contact the PEVA office.

 

Nickel-A- Meal

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If every member in our presbytery gave just 5 cents a meal, $54.75 a year thats alot of spare change!  Collect your spare change, encourage a Nickel-A-Meal Hunger Offering or hold a food drive, raise hunger awareness in your congregation.

 

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Grants Available

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If your church is seeking funds for food and hunger related ministries PEVA's Hunger Ministry Team has 
(for direct food relief) 
and 
(limited to the community & however not limited to food)
 grants available.  
 
 
 
 

Hunger Facts

  Virginia is the 39th hungriest state in the U.S.  1 in 10 households struggles to put food on the table!  1,169,665 people live in counties with poverty rates of 20% or more.  More than 47% percent of Virginia households in the SNAP Program are working households. CLICK HERE FOR THE VIRGINIA FACT SHEET (Provided by Bread for the World)Hidden hunger is a term used to describe what happens when vitamins and minerals are not part of the diet.  The Virginia poverty rate is 11%, people of color are more likely to experience poverty.  Poverty rates across the nation Whites: 8%, Latinos: 15%, African Americans: 19%, Indigenous: 13% (spotlightonpoverty.org)

 

Become a Matthew 25 Church

We are called to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities.  We are invited to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor.  Join your brothers and sisters and you can help our denomination (PCUSA) be a more relevant, unified presence in the world.   LEARN MORE

PEVA's Congregational Vitality, Hunger & Peacemaking Teams encourages PEVA churches to become a  Matthew 25 Church.   If our presbytery has 20% or more of our congregations become Matthew 25 churches and embrace these areas of focus we are a certified Matthew 25 Presbytery.  Let's be the church  together as we are called to do. Exciting news First PC Hampton, First United PC, King's Grant PC, Saint Andrew PC, Suffolk PC and New Horizons PC are Matthew 25 churches within PEVA. PEVA has 6 churches as of  April 13th, 2021.

***NEW Matthew 25 Worship Service***

The leadership of the PC(USA) has prepared a recorded worship service based on the Matthew 25 vision for congregations to use however and whenever they like. It is our goal that congregations find it helpful during a busy season of virtual and in-person worship services.

The prerecorded complete worship service is available for viewing and download. Korean and Spanish versions of the recorded service, as well as English subtitles, are available.

The worship service draws from the Worship in a Matthew 25 Church resource and will also include the new Matthew 25 hymn, “Jesus, Be With Us,” sharing the vision of Matthew 25 through images and song.

Migrant Farm Workers & Seasonal Agriculture Workers

Please remember the Migrant Farm Workers and Seasonal Agriculture Workers in your prayers as they work in the fields with their families this season, especially those on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Remember the work of all who have helped to make our meals possible. Please consider adding the Migrant Ministry to your outreach projects. CLICK HERE FOR BROCHURE contact jessica@pcusa-peva.org 
 
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Hunger Action Congregation

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A initiative by the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) recognizes congregations that care for the hungry and are engaged in hunger ministry. Find out how your congregation can get certified as a HUNGER ACTION CONGREGATION. PHP and Hunger Action Advocates want to hear from congregations that are doing at least one of the following six activities: Hunger Alleviation, Development Assistance, Hunger Education, Worship, Lifestyle Integrity, Corporate and Public Policy WitnessDOWNLOAD THE HOW TO BECOME A HUNGER ACTION CONGREGATION POSTER & PLACEMAT

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORECLICK HERE FOR FLYER .  11 PEVA churches (Community Hampton, First United, Hilton, Groves Memorial, King's Grant, Saint Andrew, Simonsdale, Third, Royster Memorial, Williamsburg & Wycliffe)  have taken the time to fill out the application. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION So many PEVA’s churches are working in the areas of hunger, why not share all the great things you are doing and inspire others. If you would like help in completing the application or you would just like to share your hunger ministry you may contact PEVA's Hunger Action Advocate jessica@pcusa-peva.org or 757-397-7063.

 

 

PENTECOST OFFERING

1214421032The Pentecost Offering unites us in a church-wide effort to support young people and inspire them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world.  40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used to support children-at-risk, youth, and young adults through ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.  Did you know the first Presbyterian Youth Triennium was held 1980.  $15 million has been raised for ministries that benefit younger members of God's family since 1998. 

For more information and resources CLICK HERE  

 

 

PC(USA)

Giving Catalog

A Church that Gives Together, participate as a congregation to support Presbyterian mission with collective gifts to the PRESBYTERIAN GIVING CATALOG! This year’s catalog features: Farm-related activities for your church’s children & youth; the Garden Well; and much more! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Green New Deal

Presbyterians had a chance to learn about the Green New Deal in a virtual workshop that was offered by the Presbyterian Hunger Program recently.  The goal of the Green New Deal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid the worst consequences of climate change while also trying to fix societal problems like economic inequality and racial injustice.Your Hunger Action Advocate participated in the four week workshop  learning and participating in meaningful conversation.  If you would like to use the curriculum in your congregation, family and community.   CLICK HERE  It’s very easy to host with no special preparation or expertise needed.  We are all learning together invite people to join you!