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


Youth and Young Adult Ministry 

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If we believe that the faith development of our youth, as well as providing them with events and activities that will help them grow personally and spiritually is important, we need to support our words with our actions by providing guidance for planning and leading these events.  Please consider using your gifts and talents to help our PEVA Youth and Young Adults.  CONTACT: Amanda Pine

If you want to make a difference and have a voice in the planning of the events for YOU, sign up to be part of the leadership team.  Make your voice heard, learn leadership skills, meet new friends, spend time at camp and most importantly grow in your faith by becoming part of the leadership team!  Use the gifts and talents God has given you to help others.

Up coming Youth events!

England/Scotland Youth Pilgrimage
8/3/2019 - 8/10/2019 more...

Confirmation Retreat at Camp Hanover 2/8 - 2/10 2019 more...

High School Retreat at Camp Hanover 3/6 - 3/10 2019 more...

Middle School Retreat at Camp Hanover 5/4 - 5/5 2019 more...

Presbyterian Youth Triennium 
7/16 -7/20 2019 more...


Youth Pilgrimage to England & Scotland

First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach is planning a trip to England and Scotland on August 3-10, 2019.

They have 20 registered participants, half High School Youth and half adults. They are looking to fill at least 5 more slots! The cost is $3,200 per person.

For more information please contact Rev. Lyndsey McCall at or via cell at (919)656-2718. 

Info Sheet/Itinerary

2019 PEVA Youth Resources


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
  Mission Agencies
  Tour Groups

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

Montreat College Age Conference


January 2 - 5 | Montreat Confrence Center



Join the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia this winter as we travel to Montreat College Conference! Join us as consider how God is calling us to dismantle barriers, comfort those in trouble, and to live lives of compassion.

Cost Per Person: $165 due to the PEVA at the time of registration
Registration Deadline: October 29, 2018
Registration Information: We will be staying in a cottage outside of Montreat Conference Center. The registration costs go to food and registration fees. We will take care of registering the group, but need to make sure that we are able to accommodate everyone, thus we are requesting all payment and registrations be in by October 29. We are able to offer need-based scholarships. For moreinformation on how to apply, contact Amanda or Lyndsey.

Contact Amanda Pine ( or Lyndsey McCall ( for questions, comments, or to register.


A. Purnell Bailey Pre-Ministerial Program for Ordained Ministry

from Randolph-Macon College

For students who sense a calling to full-time Christian ministry, the A. Purnell Bailey Pre-Ministerial Program at Randolph-Macon College offers encouragement through a weekly vocational discernment group, two internships, and financial support. As the oldest continuously operating United Methodist College in the United States, Randolph-Macon is committed to nurturing young adults who are sensing a call to Christian vocation.

The Bailey Scholar award offers half-tuition during a student’s freshman and sophomore years and full-tuition during the junior and senior years along with two internship experiences (one for academic credit and one with a $3,000 stipend).

Learn more ...

YAV applications open October 1


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:

 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PYT)


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”.

INFO SHEET                                  WATCH PROMO VIDEO

PEVA will sponsor a delegation to Triennium for churches in the presbytery. CONTACT PEVA's REGISTRAR AMANDA PINE for more information.  

See the Amazing Spirit at the 2016 PYT



Krislund Mission Work Camp


This is an exciting opportunity for groups to come to central Pennsylvania in mission to help repair and improve the homes of needy neighbors while lodging comfortably in the lodges of Krislund and using our camp for recreation, fellowship and worship. Working as the hands and feet of Christ, groups of all types (ages, skills and talents) can grow in faith, fun, and service.
It is thier mission to minister to these folk by providing teams to assist in the tasks of painting, landscaping, installing ramps, removing trip hazards, etc. We will be partnering with other local churches and social services to identify those we can help most and to match the need with the skills and abilities of volunteer groups. And we will be providing those teams with pleasant comfortable surroundings and good meals! Everybody wins! For more informaion, please read our borchure or visit our website (, or contact Randy Mcmunn, Mission Outreach Director - email:, cell: 804-273-0970.


Joint Youth Opportunities & Outreach

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H.E.L.P., Inc.  H.E.L.P. (Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions) Incorporated is a non-profit organization that ministers to the dignity and needs of the people in the Hampton community by providing assistance in the areas of housing, food, assistance, and health and dental care.  Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities, including gathering donations, preparing snacks, or helping with administrative work.  Visit for more information. 

ST. Columba Ministries St. Columba Ministries is an ecumenical ministry that operates "in response to the Biblical Mandate to minister to persons in need, whether these needs are economic, social or spiritual.  Individual and group volunteers are needed to package and distribute food, hygiene items, and school supplies.  Volunteers are especially needed during the first weeks of school, just before Thanksgiving, and just before Christmas. Groups may also collect needed items.  Sandwiches are also needed at any time. CALL 757-627-6748 or visit for more information. 

William E. Rattley Road Ahead Center at CARVER MEMORIAL PC The William E. Rattley Road-Ahead Center serves the peninsula community in need of clothing and food. Volunteers collect and distribute food and clothing to those in need. For more information, please CONTACT Charles Williams at 757 244-3893.   

Youth Mission Co!

Several PEVA churches (St. Andrew PC, Green Acres PC and Grace Covenant PC) have undertaken YOUTH MISSION TRIPS through! Click FLYER to download a printable doc with pictures and the website address:  The time to start planning summer mission activities is always NOW! Contact the Rev. Bill Buchanan, Executive Director, by email at


Resources for Youth Ministry

Presby Youth is a online resource that offers downloadable quarterly curriculum for tweens, younger youth, and older youth. Categorized by age-levels, liturgical seasons, and biblical themes, lessons are easy to use, age appropriate, scripturally based, and rooted in Reformed tradition.  

Youth Ministry Architects: If you are looking to organize your youth program, this is the place to start. Mark Devries and his team have a ton of free, downloadable, resources to help a youth ministry get back on track and strengthen your ministry.

PRC- Practical Resources for Churches: This website has a TON of webinars that can strengthen your ministry. Every component of ministry is addressed in these free webinars!