Cuba & Yucatan: See Cuba before it develops!

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Let's create a local group to experience it together.

January 13 - 21, 2019.

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The Christian travel company, Educational Opportunities Tours, announces their 11th annual Celebration Cruise with keynote speaker, the Rev. Dr. Luis Leon and music by Paul Saik. Sailing from Miami, enjoy this 8-night, 9-day Cuba cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas featuring 2 days in Havana, Cuba and a day in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Not to mention the beautiful island, Cozumel, Mexico.

Contact PEVA pastor Fred McCall for brochures or more information at mccalls1976@cox.net or 757-631-1636 

4th Thursdays Summer Sings

The Center for Sacred Music at
Virginia Wesleyan University
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4th Thursday SUMMER SINGS
 

Join your friends this summer to sing through some of your favorite works with some of your favorite conductors and organists.

Modeled after the area's popular Messiah Sing-a-long each December, summer singers will have an opportunity to learn a new work, sing an old favorite, practice sight-reading, or work with a new conductor. There's no "preparation," just come and enjoy! Dress is casual and listeners are welcome.

Billye Face Forward oil PaintingjpgJUNE 28 - Handel's Messiah, HWV 56 (parts II & II, selected choruses), Billye Brown Youmans (Great BridgePresbyterian) conductor, Kevin Kwan (Christ & St. Luke's Episcopal) organist

 

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CharlesWoodwardverticalAUGUST 23 - Mendelssohn's Elijah, Op. 70 (selected choruses), Chuck Woodward (St. Paul's Episcopal) conductor, Stephen Cook (First Presbyterian, Norfolk) organist


Location - Christ & St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Rd. Norfolk
Time - 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Check-in
           7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.: Rehearsal
           8:00 p.m.: SING
Participation Fee: $10 per person per SING (pay on site)
To register: Email Sandi Billy (sbilly@vwu.edu) with your name, voice-part, dates your are singing, and if you will bring your own score or need to borrow one.

BOP Wellness Retreat

BOP Wellness retreat 2018All Board of Pensions of the PC(USA) Benefits Plan members are invited to attend Well-Being Retreat 2018 AUG. 20-22, 2018 at Montreat Conference Center (Montreat, NC) where generations of Presbyterians have found physical and spiritual renewal. The program will guide you in exploring the dimensions of well-being and becoming more deeply rooted in your life and ministry through worship, fellowship, learning opportunities, and personal reflections.

NO COST to attend Well-Being Retreat, participants are responsible for their travel and lodging expenses, as well as a nominal meal fee. Online registration will open mid-June. For more information, www.pensions.org.

Women's Connection | August 10 - 12 | Montreat Conference Center

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The 2018 Women’s Connection theme draws from Psalm 23, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me.” As a conference we will visit that place together, we will journey through the valleys, reflecting on the times when we have sensed God’s presence in our lives. We will also discover ways to cultivate God’s presence in our daily lives as we walk through the valleys (and on the mountaintops!). As a community we will faithfully proclaim, as the Psalmist does, that God is with us.

The Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett - Preacher
The Rev. Eustacia Moffett Marshall - Music Leader
Kate Butler - Keynote Speaker

For more information and to register, please visit www.montreat.org/women.

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.

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Massanetta Springs Pastor's Respite

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Massanetta Springs strives to be, "A place for all people to experience God through renewal, discovery, and hospitality." We invite pastors and other church professionals to come to one (or all!) of the following opportunities this year. Re-Focusing Today's Ministry Through a First Century Lens - July 22-28 Massanetta Springs invites you to this WONDERFUL event that combines the fines of continuing education with programming for the whole family. With thoughtful Bible study, inspiring preaching, informative forums, and hands-on workshops in the Bible Conference, and top-notch sacred music clinicians in the Church Music Conference, there is truly something for everyone. Our Camp Connections program during BC/CMC allows for the whole family to have a meaningful and renewing experience this summer. Called Together: A Retreat for Married Couples in Professional Ministry - August 6-9 Called Together is a four day retreat focusing on relationships, renewal, and resources for couples who are both in professional ministry.

Clothes Closed at 3rd PC: June 9

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This monthly event is part of Third PC's outreach ministry. Hours of operation are the 2nd SAT. of the month 10 AM to 12 NOON. It is FREE TO THOSE IN NEED, donations are also accepted (25 cents per item) to support their local mission programs. 8065 Carlton St., Norfolk, VA 23518.

Anitracism traing at Montreat

antiracicsm trainThe Montreat Conference Center (Montreat, NC) will be hosting a CROSSROADS ANTIRACISM TRAINING FRI. AUG. 17, 2018 beginning at 3:30 P.M. - SUN. AUG. 19, 2018 (ending with Worship). CLICK HERE FOR FLYER . This training event will provide participants with a shared analysis of systemic racism in the United States. Using an action-reflection model, the training will seek to answer three questions: What is the current reality of racism in the US? Why is this still our current reality? How can we intervene strategically to disrupt and dismantle racism? Space is limited, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER .

Celtic Evensong

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FIRST HAMPTON PC will repeat this very meaningful worship service on Sunday, June 10 at 5:30 PM. Come settle into candlelight, with music and readings provided to reflect on God's love. This experience is planned to be casual and open, allowing space to breathe deeply and sense the sacred. FPC Hampton plans to offer this service the second Sunday of every month. All are welcome. 514 Armistead Ave., Hampton 23669. Phone 757-722-0006 or go to firstpreshampton.org

Yound Adult Volunteers - Update

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Apply to the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program today!! Final round for the 18-19 season open until June 1. National sites only are available. Program benefits include a regular stipend, housing, transportation and student-loan repayment options throughout the duration of the service year. For more info, visit the FAQ tab at the top of the YAV homepage. Also, follow @yavprogram as current YAVs take over the account. Help plants seeds of service and spread the word! Please visit YAVs website for more information. The YAV application can be accessed here

Biblical Storytellers 2018 Gathering

Biblical Storytellers Logo (75x99)The Network of Biblical Storytellers, Int'l. will hold their 2018 FESTIVAL GATHERING during AUG. 1 - 4, 2018 at the University of Dayton Marriott Hotel in Dayton, Ohio. The theme for the event will be "STORY in the Memory of the Heart" with featured speaker, the Rev. Cynthia Park, PhD, LPC. She is a Hebrew scholar, a licensed therapist and Episcopal priest working in parish ministry in Georgia. Click BROCHURE for all the details you need, and you can click REGISTER to sign up online! Early registration fees (by May 5) are available!

Peers and Partners

HANDSPeers and Partners is the new name (now a national program) for a support group the Alzheimer's Association runs for those who are very early in their diagnosis (with any sort of dementia). 

Both the diagnosed and the caregivers attend the meeting.  We meet once a month for 6 months for 2 hours each time.  Groups are available on the Southside and the Peninsula. The first hour is together and may cover topics such as communication, legal, medical, staying active and more.  The second hour the groups split for a support group time.  The diagnosed needs to be willing to talk to other diagnosed and be able to take care of themselves and feel comfortable for that hour. 

There is an application and interview process. For more information please call the Alzheimer’s Office at 459-2405 or www.alz.org/seva

Convergence Program at Randolh-Macon

convergence (125x68)Convergence: Where Faith and Science Meet is a 9-day program (June 23-July 1, 2018) that allows rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to come to Randolph-Macon’s campus in Ashland, Virginia and learn about the intersection of science and Christian faith. They will dive deeper into their religious beliefs, deeper into the study of science, and will meet other high school students and Randolph-Macon College student leaders with those same interests. There will be time in the classroom and outdoor experiences throughout the region. The cost to participate is only $100 for this 9-day program. Upon high school graduation, if a Convergence participant chooses to attend Randolph-Macon, they will receive a $1,000 annual scholarship for each year they participated in Convergence.

Please visit the website to learn more.

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST AROUND PEVA AND BEYOND:

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NEW CHIEF ENROLLMENT OFFICER FOR COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

November 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.