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

Presbytery Validated Causes

DESCRIPTIONS -  In the Order Listed on Remittance Codes List

CAMPUS MINISTRY

# 4015 - Campus Ministry ODU UPM Operations 10-14-4100 (Daily Operations)  Gifts from churches and individuals are used to support the University Presbyterian Ministry at Old Dominion University (ODU) for day to day operations as needed.   University Presbyterian Ministry is a campus ministry supported by the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia and several covenant partner churches in the area. 


# 4051 - ODU UPM Student Programming 20-00-8885 (Student Programming Only ) Gifts from churches and individuals are used to support the University Presbyterian Ministry Student Programming at the Old Dominion University (ODU) such as the Monday Bible Study, Women’s Study, Men's Group, Fall Retreat, Carnival Kickoff, Mission & Service and more.   


# 4052 - ODU UPM Local (USA) Mission Trip  10-14-5135 Gifts from churches and individuals as well as many fundraisers are used to support UPM Local Mission Trips.  


# 4053 - ODU UPM International Mission Trip  20-00-8883 Gifts from churches and individuals as well as many fundraisers are used to support University Presbyterian Ministry International Trips.  


#ODU-10062 - ODU UPM Covenant Partnerships Church Commitment  Gifts from PEVA churches that have a Covenant Partnership with University Presbyterian Ministry.


# 10036 - Reduce UPM Mortgage ODU Campus House 20-00-8886 Gifts from churches and individuals are used to reduce the mortgage of the University Presbyterian Ministry house at Old Dominion University (ODU). University Presbyterian Ministry is a campus ministry supported by the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia and partner covenant churches in the area.

HUNGER

# 4014 - Hunger PEVA Nickel-A-Meal 20-00-8563 (PEVA Hunger Relief Only)   Gifts from individuals and churches provide hunger relief  within PEVA churches and organizations within the bounds of PEVA.  The NAM offering collected from the local church 50% is usually used at the local church for hunger related causes and ministries and the other 50% goes to PEVA.  These funds given to PEVA are used for the Cents-Ability/Nickel -A- Meal grants that are awarded once a year for hunger related programs. PEVA's Hunger Action Advocate and the Hunger Ministry Team has the authority, privilege and responsibility to disperse funds to those that apply.


# 4017- Hunger Migrant Farm  & Seasonal Agriculture Workers 20-00-8562 Gifts from churches and individuals are used to support the Migrant Farm Workers Ministry within PEVA. PEVA's Hunger Action Advocate, and the Hunger Ministry Team has the authority, privilege and responsibility to disperse from this fund as need(s) arise for the migrant workers.


# 4019 - Hunger Heifer Project PEVA  20-00-8019 Gifts from churches and individuals are used to purchase livestock or float an ark through Heifer International.  PEVA's Hunger Action Advocate and the Hunger Ministry Team has the authority, privilege and responsibility to disperse from this fund. The 2019 goal is to Raise 5,000 for a ARK.

CONGO PARTNERSHIP MINISTRIES

# 4005 - CPK Congo Partnership Ministries 20-00-8840 Gifts from churches and individuals to support the Congo Partnership efforts with the Presbyterian Church of Kinshasa (CPK)  which include international telephone charges, bank fees for international wires, travel  and other administrative costs. The Congo Partnership Ministries has the authority and responsibility to disperse from this fund.


# 4003 - CPK For use by Sister Churches 20-00-8043 (For Congo Use Only)  Gifts from churches and individuals for CPK churches in sister church relationships with PEVA chruches.  Funds are to be used for special projects, purchase material for projects and immediate need(s) within the designated CPK sister church(es). The Congo Partnership Ministries has the authority and responsibility to disperse from this fund to CPK.


# 4006 - CPK PW Feeding Program 20-00-8041(For Congo Use Only)  These earmarked funds can only be used to purchase material and food for the CPK PW Feeding Program.   The CPK PW Feeding Program has nine feeding centers in the City of Kinshasa in the DRC. The Congo Partnership Ministries has the authority and responsibility to disperse from this fund to CPK to facilitate immediate need(s).


# 4302 - CPK Education 20-00-8061 (Congo Use Only)  Gifts from churches and individuals are used for Education, Schools, scholarships and school supplies in the DRC.The Congo Partnership Ministries has the authority and responsibility to disperse from this fund to CPK to facilitate immediate need(s).


# 4062 - CPK Medical Mission 20-00-8043 (Congo Use Only) Gifts from churches and individuals are used to support the ongoing needs of the CPK Medical Missions and Ministry in the DRC. The Congo Partnership Ministries has the authority and responsibility to disperse from this fund to CPK to facilitate immediate need(s).

PEVA OTHERS

#4012 - CATAWBA Scholarship Fund 20-00-8872 Gifts from churches, individuals and a grant from the Synod of the Mid-Atllantic for camper & retreat scholarships.  Preference will be given to minoritries.  The PEVA Stewardship Ministry Team and Presbytery Council has the authority and responsibility to disperse from this fund. 


# 4004 - Church Professional Assistance 20-00-8850 (Clergy/Church Staff Emergencies Only) Gifts from churches and individuals along with several PEVA meeting offerings are designated to assist in Clergy Family Emergencies.  PEVA's General Presbyter,the Stewardship Ministry Team, Commission on Ministry and the Care & Support Committee are responsible for recommending expenditures. Expenditures have been used to assist in family and financial emergencies, and counseling for our pastors and staff. The General Presbyter may independently authorize expenditures and inform the Moderators of the Commission on Ministry, Care & Support or the Moderator of the Stewardship Ministry Team.


# 4055 - PDA Local Disaster Contingency Fund 20-00-8999 Gifts from churches and individuals are used within the PEVA bounds in time of Disaster.  The PEVA Stewardship Team and Presbytery Council has the authority and responsibility to disperse from this fund in collaboration with the PDA Task force appointed at the time of a disaster.


 # 8566 - PEVA Ministry Candidates Scholarships 20-00-8566  Gifts from churches and individuals are used for scholarships to assist candidates under the care of the Commission on Preparation for Ministry. Commission on Preparation for Ministry has the authority and responsibility to disperse from this fund. 


#10025 - PEVA Pilgrimage 20-00-8832 Gifts from churches and individuals are used for Pilgrimage expenses.  The PEVA Pilgrimage group has the authority and responsibility to disperse from this fund. 


#208900 - Outdoor Ministry Fund 20-00-8900 Outdoor Ministry Fund is used for the purpose of supporting The Presbytery of Eastern Virginia’s outdoor ministry efforts & goals.  Funds are from Root & Wings contributions that were redirected by donors.  The Presbyery Council is authorized to approve expenditures from the Outdoor Ministry Fund of up to $25,000 at a time, or a maximum of $50,000 per year to meet Outdoor Ministry goals. Amounts exceeding these limits must be authorized by a majority vote of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia. Recommendations for expenditures from the Outdoor Ministry fund will ordinarily come to the Presbytery Council.

PASS THROUGH FUNDS

 
# 4024 - ACCOMAC Interfaith Coalition Gifts from churches, and individuals for the programming and support of ACCOMAC Interfaith Coalition.  ACCOMAC is a partnership of individuals, churches and civic organizations which act to assist the needy in Accomack County. 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly to the ACCOMAC Interfaith Coalition. 

# 4018 - Eastern Shore Presbyterian Ministry ESPM Gifts from churches, individuals and other organizations for the support of ESPM.  Funds are used for school supplies and clothing for children who have a need of assistance, in order to begin the school year with the necessary tools for success. ESPM works through the schools and churches throughout the Eastern Shore of Virginia to identify, those in need. 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly to ESPM. PEVA’s Business Administrator is responsible to disburse funds.


# 4026 - Foodbank of Southeastern VA Gifts from churches and individuals for the support of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly to the Foodbank.The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia promotes food recovery; acquires and distributes food, clothing and related products; and provides community leadership and education on issues of hunger and poverty.  It is a warehouse or “bank” where recovered and contributed food is collected, sorted, and distributed to more than 325 partner agencies including church pantries, shelters, senior living centers and through the Child Nutrition and Mobile Pantry programs, which then disperse, prepares and serves the food to those in need.


# 4028 - Int’l Cooperating Ministries (ICM) Gifts from churches and individuals for programming and support of International Cooperating Ministries.  ICM  is a non-profit, trans-denominational Christian organization that works toward the mission of nurturing believers and assisting church growth worldwide. With their partners, they leverage simple church growth principles to see their vision of growth in the faith of individual believers, the number of people within each church, and the number of churches within a nation—truly actualizing Christ’s commission to “make disciples of all nations!” 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly to ICM. 


# 4032 - Onesimus Prison Ministry Gifts from churches and individuals for the program support of Onesimus. The primary focus of Onesimus is to provide transitional services to men released from jail and prison. Onesimus provides structured living for ex-offenders in 4 group homes located in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Currently Onesimus provides 28 beds for ex-offenders. In addition to housing, Onesimus also provides job referrals and transportation to all group home residents. 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly to the Onesimus.  


# 4056 - Rev. Rayfield Scholarship  Gifts from Churches and individuals.  This scholarship will help enable others to learn, develop, and attain positions of leadership in the Christian community so that enabled by an outstanding theological education at Union Theological Seminary they can continue in the ministry so beloved by Rev. Edwin H. Rayfield former member of the Presbytery.


# 4034 - Samaritan House Gifts from churches and individuals for support of the Samaritan House. Samaritan House is a non-profit organization that offers family safety while helping adults and their children regain control of their lives. They provide a range of services for those who have been victims of domestic violence and homeless families. Samaritan House is more than a temporary safe place to call home; it is a place to begin a new and better life. 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly to the Samaritan House.   


# 4035 - Seamen’s Friends Gifts from churches and individuals for the program support of Seamen’s Friends (Seafarer).  Serving those who serve at sea. Seamen encounter many dangers like pirates, accidents on board, or even the sinking of their ship. However, God is in control of every situation in life and often uses difficult circumstances to open their hearts for the gospel or to strengthen them in their walk with the Lord. 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly to Seamen’s Friends. 


# 4010 - St Columba Ministries Gifts from churches and individuals for the program support of St Columba Ministries. St Columba is an ecumenical ministry in response to the Biblical Mandate to minister to persons in need, whether these needs are economic, social or spiritual. The ministry is a direct, hands on ministry recognizing the integrity of individuals and working with them where they are.  The ministry is working with churches and other organizations within the bounds to establish activities that address people’s needs. 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly to St Columba.


# 4038 - Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Gifts from churches and individuals for the program support of Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services. TPCS is a not-for-profit extension of the Judeo-Christian faith community dedicated to providing quality pastoral counseling and education to anyone regardless of age, race, faith perspective or socio-economic background. 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly to Tidewater Pastoral Counseling.  


# 4039 - Union Mission Gifts from churches and individuals for the program support of Men’s Shelter and Family Shelter. Union Mission doors remain open 365 days a year to help hurting men, women and children. Single women and women with children receive emergency shelter, food and clothing the Family Shelter. 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly the Union Mission.


# 4041 - Urban Discovery Gifts from churches and individuals for the program support of Urban Discovery.  Urban Discovery provides remedial reading and math tutoring for low-income inner city children who are referred by Norfolk Social Services, and the Norfolk Juvenile Court. 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly to the Urban Discovery.


# 4043 - Young Life of Norfolk Gifts from churches and individuals for the program support of Young Life of Norfolk. 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly to the Young Life of Norfolk.   Young Life is active in various high schools and middle schools in the area. Young Life is making a difference in kids' lives. They believe that kids deserve to know what life can hold for them. Young Life leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids. Young Life is also all about fun. From club and camp to Campaigners and other activities, teenagers  have blast laughing, trying new things and being with their friends.


#4044 - YWCA Women’s Shelter Gifts from churches and individuals for the program support of YWCA Women’ Shelter. YWCA provides safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women's rights and civil rights in Congress. Women come to them in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence. They come for job training and career counseling. They come for childcare. They come for health and fitness. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives. 100% of these funds are sent in a timely manner directly to the YWCA Women’s Shelter.

 

 

 

Last Published: October 31, 2018 1:47 PM