Upcoming ...
  • 9/26 | SMT | 10:30 a.m.| PEVA Office
  • 9/27 | PEVA Educators | 12:00 p.m. | Kirkwood PC
  • 10/2 - 10/8 | International Peacemaker Visit
  • 10/3 | Meet & Greet International Peacemaker | 1:00 p.m. | PEVA Office
  • 10/5 | REPORTS DUE for PEVA Meeting
  • 10/6 | PW Fall Gathering | 9:00 - 2:00 | Suffolk PC
  • 10/11 - 10/13 | Congo Mission Network Conference | Simonsdale PC
  • 10/13 | Hunger | 10:00 a.m.| PEVA Office
Next PEVA Stated Meeting

October, 23

Green Acres PC

3135 Hanley Rd.

Portsmouth, Va




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Read the FLYER for more information

2018 Evangelism Conference


Registration opens soon for Oct. 15-19 conference at Zephyr Point in Lake Tahoe. Read the article by Paul Seebeck (Presbyterian News Service) for more information.


PEVA Middle & High Sdhool Retreat


Presbytery of Eastern Virginia Middle and High School Fall Retreat: The world today is a place of wilderness. Each day, we face temptation, violence, isolation, distraction, and stress. Often, this can move us away from God and make us feel like we are drifting at sea, alone and at risk. Throughout scripture and the history of the people of God, the wilderness is a place of radical change and reliance on God’s unwavering care. Whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in, we always find a place to call home in the redemptive love of God through Jesus Christ. Join us at Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA, on November 3-4, 2018 to explore how we can emerge from the sometimes scary wilderness into a greater call. More details to follow.

REGISTRATION PACKET - Registration due 10/15/18

Christmas at Camp Hanover


Friday, December 7
Saturday, December 8
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A candlelit trail winds through the woods, transporting you back in time...

Along your journey, meet other travelers, shepherds, kings, and angels...

Immerse yourself in the greatest story ever told...

Open to the public, this free event is suitable for all ages and physical abilities. To get more information, call (804) 779-2811 or visit www.CampHanover.org


2019 Youth Triennium

Here's my Heart
Presbyterian Youth Triennium is a gathering for high school age youth from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church that occurs every three years. The 2019 event is July 16-20, 2019 at Purdue University. The theme for the 2019 event is “Here’s My Heart”.



Advent Devotional

2018 devontional

“God Lifts the Lowly” from Presbyterians Today.  Paintings and poems by Andrew Weatherly, a young Presbyterian man with Down syndrome, showcase the capabilities of those with special needs. Reflections and daily prayers for each day of Advent joyfully bring God’s might and Mary’s “yes” to life in powerful new ways. CLICK HERE TO ORDER

ODU Campus Ministry House


ODU Campus Ministry house room for rent.

$650 per month, all inclusive.

First floor bedroom attached to main bathroom. Contact Wendy Whedbee @ (757) 403-6897 for details.

Stewardship Kaleidoscope


September 24 - 26, St. Louis, MO at the Hilton St. Louis FrontenacReal Tools for Real Ministry

Keynoters - Diana Butler Bass and Chick Lane

Worship Leader - Larissa Kwang Abazia

Plus over 30 workshops covering topics such as annual stewardship, planned giving, theology of giving, current trends in stewardship, capital campaigns, and generosity.

To register and for more information visit: www.stewardshipkaleido

Congo Mission Network Conference


Save the Date! The Congo Mission Network Conference will be held on October 11 - 13, 2018, at Simonsdale Presbyterian Church, Portsmouth, VA.

Swords into Plowshares: Transfomative Ministries in the Democratic Republice of the Congo.

Plan to attend and participate and connect around supporting various ministries and areas of development in the Congo while exploring methods of peacedully advocating for change in the DRC. Re-connect with our friends and make new ones who also have a passion for the Congo.

S. A. L. T. | Serving and Living Together


November 9 - 11 | Massanetta Springs



Each fall high school students, college students, and adults gather for a conference focused on discipleship (learning how to better live out our faith in the world). The conference includes keynotes, workshops, worship, music, and so much more. You won't want to miss SALT 2018!

The theme for this year's SALT Conference is “For Such a Time as This” and our theme verse is Esther 4:14  (NRSV): “For if you keep silence at such a time as this, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another quarter, but you and your father’s family will perish. Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this.”

2019 Camp Hanover Retreats


Mark your calendars! 

Camp Hanover (Presbytery of the James) Retreats: 

Confirmation Retreat: February 8-10, 2019

High School Retreat: March 9-10, 2019

Middle School Retreat: May 4-5, 2019  

For more information, please check out the website: https://www.camp

Other News of Interest Around PEVA & Beyond

New Chief Enrollment Officer for Columbia Seminary

Ruth99November 7, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary announced today the hiring of a new Chief Enrollment Management Officer. Starting January 2018, the Rev. Ruth-Aimée Belonni-Rosario will lead the institution’s admissions and financial aid efforts.  Belonni-Rosario has a proven record of effectiveness in leading seminary recruitment and enrollment strategies. She served as Associate Director of Admissions at Princeton Theological Seminary and then as Dean of Admissions at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Educated both at the Universidad de Puerto Rico and Princeton Theological Seminary, Belonni-Rosario is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She has demonstrated strong commitments to Latinx voices in theological education and ministry, as well as supporting seminary students to discern their particular call.