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  • 9/1-9/30 September is Hunger Action Month
  • 10/4 Commission on Minstry 4:00 at Green Acres
  • 10/6 Congregational Vitality Team 1:00 via Zoom
  • 10/7 Council, Commission, Committee, Ministry Team Reports for October PEVA meeting due
  • 10/10 Council 1:00 TBD
  • 10/12 Board of Trustees 1:00 via Zoom
  • 10/14 PEVA meeting packet posted by 5 p.m.
  • 10/17 CPJ's Racial Dialogue Team 6:30 via Zoom
  • 10/18 Commission on Preparation for Ministry 9:30 via Zoom
  • 10/25 131st Stated Meeting of PEVA

RESOURCE CENTER

Resource Center Mission Statement

To equip the Saint by: Providing access to a large spectrum of Christian resources for local church programming with emphasis on Reformed and PC(USA) resources. Making available equipment for use by the churches on a loan basis. Providing Christian education ideas to help churches with existing programs or to develop new ones. Promoting new and existing resources to the churches in the Presbytery. Becoming a link between the churches in networking the resources available from various sources in the Presbytery. (videos, speakers, resources, etc.)

The Resource Center of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia contains over 4,000 books, DVDs, kits, curricula, program guides, CD’s, interactive software and study helps all intended to enhance the programs of our area churches and the daily walks of our church members.  Whether it’s devotional reading, program ideas, class curriculum, college and seminary information, Bible commentaries, study aids, or maybe a moveable labyrinth or some adorable puppets, the Resource Center can offer options and assistance!

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CLICK HERE TO SEARCH THE ONLINE CATALOG

Lending Policy:

  • Resources are available for loan to all members of PEVA churches.
  • Loan period is for two weeks, unless you ask for an extension to use the resource longer.
  • Use the Search function to find resources, and email the Resource Center about a reservation. We will confirm your reservation by email after checking availability. The loan is not guaranteed until our return email.
  • You may pick up your resources here at the Presbyterian Center at the appointed date.
  • When the distance is an issue, we can mail them Media Rate allow up to two weeks for delivery. You will be responsible for return postage. Please reuse the same box for security of the resource.
  • Overdue letters will be mailed quarterly prior to the Presbytery meeting (January, April, July, October); after six months, if the resource has not been returned to the Resource Center, borrowers will be asked to financially replace the lost resource.
  • Audio Visual Equipment: AV/Data Projector for events.  Call (757-397-7063) or email Raymond Rodrigues rrodrigues@pcusa-peva.org for availability and to request a reservation.
  • Periodicals: Various periodicals are maintained, and back issues are available. The Resource Center also receives publications and newsletters from all PC(USA) colleges, seminaries, and General Assembly program units.

Seeing Jesus 60 Social Justice Activities for Today Based on Matthew 25

A toolkit of creative ideas for learning about and meeting the needs of the hungry, thirsty, estranged, poor, sick, and imprisoned. 224 pages. Learn more by reading this recommendation from the Rev. Jennifer Burns Lewis of the Presbytery of Wabash Valley.

Downloadable eResource: $24/congregation
Paperback + eResource: $29.70 

Worshiping with Children Blog

Blogger CAROLYN BROWN is a retired PCUSA educator and author. She now blogs instead of publishing books and resides in Charlottesville, VA. CLICK HERE to go directly to her BLOGSPOT Worshiping with Children in which you'll find numerous ideas for including children in worship using the Revised Common Lectionary.

PC(USA) Mission Yearbook Online

Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study is available EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE, in order to share its inspiring content in a timelier manner and also demonstrate good stewardship of church resources.

 

Story Path Christian Education Resources for Children

Three years ago, Dr. Pamela Mitchell Legg and Dr. Rebecca Davis were teaching a  CHILDREN'S and YOUTH LITERATUREnbsp;class at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte, NC. They wanted to share the work that their students were doing in that class and solicited the help of the Library staff on the Richmond campus to do just that.  We were all walking into new territory, but over the years, we have found new writers, new ways to connect literature and our faith story, and lots of new readers who have told us inspiring and wonderful stories about children, young people and ministry. You also told us – always graciously -what we could do to make the site easier to use.  So, after three years, it is time for a new site: Go to  http://storypath.upsem.edu/ and find loads of book reviews, lectionary links and more to assist you in planning and carrying out Christian Ed programs!

PC(USA) Abuse Prevention Helpline

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has teamed with the  Insurance Board and  Praesidium to help PC(USA) church councils and members of churches prevent child sexual abuse. The partnership has launched a TOLL- FREE  ABUSE PREVENTION  HELPLINE  1-866-607-SAFE  to provide assistance to church councils and church families in their efforts to keep predators away from children. This information can also be posted/shared in ladies' rest rooms, etc. in light of safety concerns.

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!