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WELCOME to all who enter this place! Drink deeply of the living waters of God’s grace as we worship together.
First-Time Visitors: After the worship service, please stop by the Visitor Center in Fellowship Hall for a personal greeting and a free gift.
This week at Valley Presbyterian:
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Reception for Gay Larson
Sunday, June 2, after the worship service in Fellowship Hall.
Please join us in thanking her for all her hard work and dedication. A table will be available for cards and monetary gifts.
Interim Director of Music
We are excited to welcome Jamie Reed as our new Interim Director of Music beginning June 2. She has been a church musician since age 12 when she accompanied her mother’s choirs. Most recently she served as Director of Music at Orchard United Church in Farmington Hills, Minnesota. We look forward to getting to know her better in the coming weeks. Welcome Jamie!
What the Heck Do I Believe???
Monday, June 3, 10 and 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the Recreation Building at La Posada.
It will be repeated at the church in July. When I (Diane) went through the ordination process, one of the things I had to do was write a one-page Statement of Faith. It was hard! I knew in my heart what I believed, but to articulate it is a different matter. Linda Freeman and Pastor Diane will lead classes on how you can find words to describe what you believe. We guarantee this class will be fun and practical.
The Valley Galley
Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Selling coffee, tea and iced drinks along with a breakfast goodie. Come by and join us for a treat and conversation.
The Valley Readers group will not meet in May. We will convene again on June 24 for a discussion of Becoming Mrs. Lewis. The discussion will be led by Pastor Diane.
Montlure Traveling Day Camp Returns!
June 24 - 27, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
June 28, 9 a.m. - noon
Montlure is our denomination’s church camp, and they are bringing their Traveling Day Camp back to VPC this summer. Last year, the kids loved the camp so much that we decided to bring it back for an encore!
One week at Day Camp can serve as a powerful and life-changing experience in children’s faith development. The Montlure counselors invest in the kids, and model what it means to live a life for the Lord. This is an amazing opportunity of outreach for our church as we bring the love of God to children in our area.
Here are ways you can be part of this experience:
· sponsor a child to attend camp ($75)
· work at the registration table during camp
· be a volunteer counselor (assist camp counselors)
· host the camp counselors for dinner
Fundraising and volunteer sign-up will begin May 5. Look for our table on Sundays in Fellowship Hall. You can register your children online at Montlure.CampbrainRegistration.com.
Questions? Please contact Pastor Diane (625-5023) or Pam Karbowsky (648-4281).
Office Closed on Fridays
This is a reminder that although the church is open and activities happen, the front office is closed on Fridays. If you leave a telephone message for the staff, you will not receive a response until Monday morning. In the case of an emergency, please use the Pastor On Call instructions. Thank you.
Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) Update
Have you seen the posters by the Welcome Stations and in the main hall? They graphically show the steps involved in the process of searching for a new Pastor/Head of Staff and where the PNC is in that process. The PNC will update them as we climb to each next step.
Fridays 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Classroom 1
The History of Christianity: From the Disciples: The Inquisitors explores and attempts to understand “The History of Christianity from the Disciples through the Dawn of The Reformation,” with Professor Luke Timothy Johnson. The course will address what are usually regarded as the more “religious” aspects of Christianity: its experiences and convictions, its beliefs and practices, its mode of worship and its manner of life. For more information, contact Grant Stitt (396-3549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Adult Sunday School
Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in classroom 5
Each Sunday's discussion topic will be the day's sermon scriptures.
Food Bank Sunday
Every first Sunday of the Month
Please bring food or monetary donations and place them on the cart in Fellowship Hall. All your donations are very much appreciated by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Sweet Family Room
The Prayer Ministry group meets once a week to pray for our church, our people, our families and friends, and the list goes on and on. Anyone who feels a call to pray for our church and community are welcome to join us.
The Mission Outreach Committee conducts the Noisy Offering, which is collected on the 5th Sunday of the month when they occur (4 times per year) during announcement time just before Sunday worship. Members of the Mission Outreach Committee pass metal buckets among the congregation to collect their loose coins. The sound – it’s loud! - of those coins dropping into the buckets make this a truly “Noisy Offering.” The money collected is then counted by committee members and the funds are sent to the specific organization chosen by the Committee from the Committee’s list of organizations supported by Valley Presbyterian Church. To find out more about these missions and the others VPC supports, visit the mission page on this site or pick up a copy of VPC Mission Outreach 2016 guide at VPC.
Trouble Hearing in Worship?
VPC has hearing assistance systems in both the Sanctuary and the Spiritual Life Center! If you have hearing aids with the “T-coil” technology, there are loops to allow our receivers (available at the entrances) to feed directly into your own devices. Otherwise, we have over-the-ear headsets available – and, if you prefer, you can use your own “earbuds” or other headphones with our receivers. Don’t forget that sound quality varies throughout the Sanctuary. With a space that large, there are bound to be areas that are less “live” than others. Try another seat! You just might meet a new friend.
The Session has received the Journey Ahead Group Report which is the result of several months of conversations and listening forums with members, committees, pastors and staff. A number of recommendations have already been approved, some have been referred to a committee, and many others are in consideration by the Session. You can read the report HERE.
Pastor/Head of Staff Position Description
The Session has approved the new Pastor/Head of Staff position description for the future new pastor at Valley. You can read it HERE.