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


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 ...

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 a.pine@kgpc.org

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!

Great Wolf Lodge Retreat
Registration due 10/15/18
11/3 - 11/4 2018 more...

S. A. L. T. Conference 
11/9 - 11/11 2018 more...

Hanover Christmas
12/7 - 12/8 2018 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...


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

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.”

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 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

 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”.

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PEVA will sponsor a delegation to Triennium for churches in the presbytery. CONTACT PEVA's REGISTRAR AMANDA PINE a.pine@kgpc.org 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 (www.krislund.org), or contact Randy Mcmunn, Mission Outreach Director - email: mcmunn@krelund.org, 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 www.helphouse.org/ 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 http://www.stcolumbaministries.org/ 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 youthmissionco.org! Click FLYER to download a printable doc with pictures and the website address: youthmissionco.org.  The time to start planning summer mission activities is always NOW! Contact the Rev. Bill Buchanan, Executive Director, by email at billbaym@gmail.org


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!