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

PC (USA) Approved Offerings

This year plan ahead for all the PC(USA) Churchwide Special Offerings. 2018 Special Offerings 2018 Calendar, learn about these opportunities to make God's love present to those in need.

# 5002 - One Great Hour of Sharing The Presbyterian Hunger Program receives 36% of undesignated One Great Hour of Sharing gifts, while the Self-Development of People and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance each receives 32%.

# 5001 - Pentecost  helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children and young people. 40% Congregational ministries with children at risk, 60% Presbyterian Mission Agency 50% ministries with youth and young adults 10% child advocacy/children at risks.


# 5005 - Peace & Global Witness The Peace & Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world. Individual congregations are encouraged to utilize up to 25% of this Offering to sustain their local peacemaking ministries.  25% is used by Mid Councils (Presbyteries and Synods), and rest is used by the Presbyterian Mission Agency Compassion Peace and Justice ministries through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.


# 5006 - Christmas Joy  50% of the receipts to the Christmas Joy Offering are distributed to the Board of Pensions for assistance programs that provide support to retired and active church workers and their spouses and families. The other 50% supports Presbyterian-Related Racial Ethnic Education through the National Ministries Division of the General Assembly Mission Council.


# 5007 - Cents-Ability Collected on a PCUSA GA level for National and International projects of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. (PHP).When members bring their Cents-Ability offerings to church on the appointed Sunday, all of those coins "make a joyful noise unto the Lord"


 # 5004 - Thanksgiving In 2001, the Thanksgiving Offering began to be collected by Barium Springs (North Carolina Presbyteries) and Presbyterian Homes and Family Services (Virginia and Northern Presbyteries). This offering is used to provide general financial support for Children's Care Institutions. The Offering is distributed to the child and youth care agencies based on designations and an agreed upon formula for undesignated funds.


 # 5008 - Souper Bowl Sunday Souper Bowl of Caring equips and mobilizes congregations to positively impact their communities by collecting money or food on or near Super Bowl weekend.

Last Published: May 17, 2018 4:58 PM