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  • 7/16 - 7/20 | Presbterian Youth Triennium at Perdue
  • 7/18 |  Oakdale Mission Mtg 6:30 p.m.
  • 7/23 | 119th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia at Denbigh United
  • 8/1 -8/3 | Big Tent, Baltimore
  • 8/6 | COM 4:00 Williamsburg PC
  • 8/12 | Interims 12:00 at PEVA
  • 8/20 | CPM 9:30 am at PEVA
  • 8/21 | SMT 10:30 as needed at PEVA
  • 8/24  Hunger 10:00 am at PEVA

NEWS AND EVENTS AROUND PEVA

CONVOCATION FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AT BIG TENT

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Wednesday, July 31 - Thursday, August 1

The 2019 PC(USA)’s Pre-Big Tent Convocation for Communities of Color will center around the theme Seeing Red: Movements to Wholeness. Drawing inspiration from Luke 8:43-48 (a woman suffering from hemorrhages ) this event will center the voices of people of color in the PC(U.S.A.) and our collective journey to wholeness.   

We will uplift the varied experiences, struggles, joys and triumphs of those in our denomination, who are often on the margins experiencing the “issues of blood” in our lives, and through the leading of the Spirit, share stories, deepen relationships and draw on the strength of our collective tenacity as we move towards wholeness and healing. 

What's Right at Green Acres PC

From The Presbyterian Outlook ... Danish and Devotions is our nursing home visitation project. Having five residents at a nearby retirement community, it seemed logical to find a way to visit with all five on pastoral visitation days. An alternative to visiting each resident was to somehow get them together to enjoy fellowship and create new friendships.                    

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Residents dress up for parties at the retirement community.

Working with the church’s congregational care committee, we set up a day to meet in the activity room of the center. It was suggested that snacks be provided, and thus, the “Danish” part of the name. All five attended with the pastor and an elder of the committee. A time of catching up on each other’s lives was followed by a time of prayer. The pastor shared a devotional and fellowship time followed. The initial Danish and Devotions was seen as something of value and future dates were set for the gathering.

Danish and Devotions is held about every six weeks and the gathering has grown as other residents, including a retired pastor, joined in. — Keith Curran, former Interim Pastor CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

HIGH NOTES SUMMER MUSIC CAMP @ HILTON PC

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UPDATED SACRED MUSIC SUMMER CONFERENCE 7/22-7/27

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Lucy Lind Hogan & Marcia McFee at Virginia Wesleyan

As part of VWU’s July Worship & Arts Conference, Dr. Lucy Lind Hogan, the Hugh Latimer Elderdice Professor of Preaching and Worship at Wesley Theological Seminary will offer 4 sessions on preaching on TUESDAY, July 23, with an eye toward the fall lectionary:

  • “Stirring Our Imaginations: Preaching the Stories of Luke” (Preaching the fall lectionary where Jesus sends us searching for lost sheep & coins.  Can we listen to shrewd stewards & persistent widows?)
  • “Stop, Look, and Listen: Don’t Just DO, Sit There!”  (Nurturing the preaching life)
  • “Pulpit, Podcast, Periscope”  (Explore forms & formats for preaching the Good News.  Where is God calling you to preach?)
  • “Keep Awake: Watching for the Unexpected” (Join angels, shepherds, and magi on the journey through Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany to preach in the most distracted season to the most distracted people.)
 
Dr. Marcia McFee, author, worship designer, preacher and artist, and faculty member at San Francisco Theological Seminary, will offer two days of engaging, interactive teaching to assist in your planning fresh experiences of the Gospel for each worship setting.  Wednesday, July 23 (Advent), and Thursday, July 24 (Lent)
  • (Wed) “The Advent Season; What’s Yearning to be Born?”  (Explore the history & theological/spiritual themes of the season to create transformative worship.)
  • “Discerning a Deeply Spiritual Journey for Advent”  (Choose an Advent theme to bring the Story alive for deep resonance with your congregation’s journey.)
  • “Design Elements for an Unforgettable Advent”  (A hands-on experience to create meaningful, memorable worship not matter your church’s size or budget.)
  • “Have your Own Advent Season without Running Ragged”  (Plan the fall calendar for more fun and less stress.)
  • (Thurs) – 4  sessions on the Lenten season which follow the format of the plan used on Wednesday.

 
In addition, Jeff Smith (Director, Salt & Light Ministries) will offer 4 sessions on church drama (the good kind!) on Tuesday, July 23:  “Telling the Old, Old Story in New, New Ways,” “Pop-Up Narratives,” “Scripture as Script: Word Heard!,” and “The God Rods.”
 
Amy Gray (Associate Director of the Henry Luce III Center for Arts &  Religion at Wesley Seminary) will offer two sessions on “Worshiping with the Big Screen” and two on “The Eternal and the Temporary: Creating for Worship.”  Friday, July 26
 
A full brochure & registration form for the conference can be downloaded at  
https://www.vwu.edu/academics/center-for-sacred-music/pdfs/summer-conference-2019.pdf?x=53432
 
Registration by the week or the day is offered, and you may elect to spread a full-week’s registration over several staff and/or volunteers.  Your choice!    KINGS GRANT PRESBYTERIAN is winning the attendance prize at the moment having registered 13 volunteers and staff to attend all, or portions, of the conference! 
 
Questions?? – call Sandi Billy at 455.3376, or email sbilly@vwu.edu.

Women's Retreat at Camp Hanover

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THE MANOVER AT HANOVER

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BIG TENT

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PRESBYTERIAN OLDER ADULT MINISTRY NETWORK

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2019 PEVA YOUTH RESOURCES

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The Rev. Lyndsey McCall (First PC, Virginia Beach) has compiled a list of resources for Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Presbytery.

The list includes:
  Continuing Education
  Retreats
  Concerts
  Camping
  Mission Agencies
  Conferences
  Tour Groups

Resources for Youth & Young Adult Ministry by Rev. Lyndsey McCall

NEWS AND UPDATES FROM THE CONGO

CongoFlag2006Watch the the Rev. Isaac Mukendi Kalonji's (General Secretary, Presbyterian Community of Kinshasa [CPK]) address to the Congo Mission Network Conference that was held in October at Simonsdale Presbyterian Church.