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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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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.
A New Class on Moses
Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. beginning January 17
Please join us as we begin a six-week study on Moses, the reluctant prophet and one of the most important figures in the Old Testament. This study by Adam Hamilton covers the life and the journey of Moses and the Israelites as they leave the bondage of Egypt and spend 40 years in the wilderness. Adam Hamilton retraces this journey through the book and the accompanying DVD and, in doing so, raises important questions for our faith journey today. Join us at 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays, starting January 17 and running for six weeks. The class will be co-facilitated by Marcia MacDonald and Liz Haynes. Books will go on sale beginning in late December at the Faith Formation kiosk after Sunday morning worship. The cost will be $12.00.
Saturday, January 19 at 8:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
Pam and Dave L, our Missionaries to Iran, Pakistan, and Bangladesh will present their adventures on Saturday, January 19 at 8:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall with a fabulous breakfast. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale Sunday, January 6 and January 13 in Fellowship Hall after our worship service.
Friendship Kettle Dinner
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a pot roast dinner, then at 6:00 p.m. a program by the Saguaro Sunset Trio: bluegrass, country and folk music, Tickets ($13) will be available in Fellowship Hall after worship.
Music in the Valley
January 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are available from our front office during normal office hours (M-TH 8-4), or from the Green Valley Chamber of Commerce. The next concert will feature pianist Nino Bakradze.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Class
Begins Monday, February 4 at 1:00 p.m. in Classroom 5
Books will be available after worship at the Faith Formation kiosk in Fellowship Hall.
Saturday, February 16
Tickets will be available for $20 in advance and will be sold in Charter Hall after Sunday worship on January 6 through February 10. Join us and participate in Empty Bowls, Saturday, February 16 at Valley Presbyterian Church. Call Valley Assistance Services at 625-5966 for more information.
First Wednesday of each month in the Spiritual Life Center.
If you have not experienced Taizé worship, please come for a service of beautiful music, candlelight, prayer and scripture.
Fridays 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Classroom 1
From the Disciples through the Dawn of the Reformation with Professor Luke Timothy Johnson. For more information, contact Grant Stitt at 520-396-3549.
Adult Sunday School
Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in classroom 5
Each Sunday's discussion topic will be the day's sermon scriptures.
Children’s Sunday School
Children begin their morning in worship. After the Youth Chat, children grades 1-6 go to classroom 3 for a lesson by one of our wonderful teachers. (There is no Children’s Sunday School on the first Sunday of each month.)
Deacon 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.