Proposed Amendments to the Book of Order

At the upcoming January Stated meeting of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia, the Presbytery will be voting on the proposed changes to the Book of Order approved by and recommended to the presbyteries for their affirmative or negative votes by the 223rd General Assembly (2018).

Commissioners can review the proposed changes by reading the STUDY GUIDE.

Upcoming ...
  • 1/20 | PEVA Annual MLK Service 4:00 at King's Grant PC
  • 1/21 | PEVA Office Closed
  • 1/26 | PEVA Stated Meeting
  • 2/5 | COM 4:00 at Providence
  • 2/11 | Interims 12:00 at PEVA
  • 2/11 | Council 2:00 at PEVA
  • 2/19 | CPM 9:30 at PEVA
  • 2/22-23 | Church Leaders Retreat
  • 2/27 | SMT 10:00 at PEVA
Next PEVA Stated Meeting

January, 26

Hilton PC

34 Main Street

Newport News, Va


images (29)Anyone can be bullied.  It isn't’t restricted by age, race, gender, religion or sexuality.  It can happen anywhere, from the classroom or sports field to the home, church  or the workplace.  There are some groups that are at higher risk .  As part of the community and the body of Christ, we play an important role in ensuring that all are safe from bullying. Be more than a bystander!

Bullying at Spiritual Crisis by Ronald Hecker Cram Chalice Press, 2003 (Adult Book)

God, I Need to Talk to You about Bullying By: Susan K. Leigh Concordia Publishing House, 2005 (Children's Book)

Bullying: How Faith Communities Can Respond, Bullying: Thou Shalt Not Bully, Bullying: Church as a Safe Place

Myths About Bullying

Information Complied from the September 20, 2014 Bullying Seminar 

Children's Presentation on Bulllying - Norfolk Police Department, Officer A. Williams

Physical and Mental Health The Effects of Bullying Presentation - Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Health Dr. Pistenbarger

Bullying in Our Schools (handouts) - York County Schools, Dr. A. Fox 

For the Least of These: The Church Must Speak Out Against Bullying Posted on October 28, 2013 by Amy Jacober in YM Leader

Sample Anti-Bullying Policy (this could be adapted for church use)

Staff Training on Bullying Prevention

43You have heard it said to love your neighbor and hate your enemy. 44But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.  Matthew 5:43:25

Last Published: May 16, 2018 4:04 PM