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COMPASSION PEACE & JUSTICE MINISTRIES (CPJ)

 

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Inspires, equips, and mobilizes congregations to respond in faith to contemporary human and environmental realities. The Ministry engages with Presbyterians and partners across the Presbytery to:

End poverty and hunger

Promote peace and transform cultures of violence

Promote solidarity with all people

Promote solidarity with creation

 

The CPJ Ministry Team consists of ministers and members of PEVA congregations serving on the

Click to Read the PCUSA Mission Yearbook

 

The Mission Yearbook dates back to 1892 as a simple calendar of prayer & study to help others pray for missionaries and ministries on designated days. It has the longest history of any denominational mission and prayer book in the United States.

Become a Matthew 25 Church

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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 in with our brothers and sisters and we can help our denomination (PCUSA) be a more relevant, unified presence in the world.  

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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's Congregational Vitality, Hunger & Peacemking 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 creififed Matthew 25 Presbytery.  Let's be the church  together as we are called to do.

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A new video has been released that shares a powerful story about two churches who answered the Matthew 25 invitation to focus on racism and poverty and its impact on their congregational vitality. It models a way to address difficult topics from a place of grace and reconciliation.  CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO DOWNLOAD

There are 74 Presbyteries (45%), 10 Synods (77%), 1000 Congregations (11%) and 51 other groups through out PCUSA that have committed to and embrace these areas of focus Building Congregational Vitality, Dismantling Structural Racism and Eradicating Systemic Poverty.

Five Spiritual Practices to End Poverty (worship, learn, relate, act, share)

 
***Resource for the 2022-23 Revised Common Lectionary Year A is for preachers and musicians planning worship in light of the Matthew 25 vision
 

Confirmation for the Matthew 25 Congregation: Commissioned to Change the World

Guide looks at films that can be of help for a church wanting to enhance its congregational vitality “Engaging Matthew 25 Through Film – Building Congregational Vitalityis a video guide that helps the reader answer the question: What is congregational vitality?

PDA- Stand in the Gap

pdalogosidebluewithtaglargeGIVE BY TEXT: Text PDA to 20222. This provides $10 to support disaster response where needed most.  Designate your gift Give to a disaster or relief project of your choice.

ACT - STAY INFORMED- Sign up to receive PDA RIN (Rapid Information Network) emails to be aware of current responses and urgent needs you can share with your congregation.  Email PDA to request the complimentary Mission Mosaic by mail to read stories of disaster recovery around the world in magazine format.  VolunteerWork teams  or PEVA's Disaster Recovery Planning Team (DRPT) are groups of volunteers (three or more) who help to clean up and rebuild disaster-affected areas throughout the United States.  PDA volunteers are individuals with specific skills who serve as members of various teams to help PDA in its mission of disaster response both nationally and internationally.

Assemble Gift of the Heart Kits, an excellent hands-on project for youth groups, Presbyterian Women and others who want a tangible way to be involved. The most frequently needed kits in a disaster are the School kit, Health kit and Layette kit.
 
Get involved in a U.S. Growing Project- Start or participate in a community growing project in the United States. Raise money to fund overseas food security programs that are helping people help themselves. Explore the Foods Resource Bank.
 
PRAY - OUR BEST RESPONSE IS PRAYER.  Pray for the people whose lives were directly affected by a disaster in their community, pray for the relief workers and those who are offering assistance, and pray that hope will be found out of the chaos of disasters.