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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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The History of the Bible:
The Making of the New Testament Canon!
Starts on Friday, September 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Classroom 1
The Inquisitors will begin a six-week study of The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon.The professor is Dr. Bart Ehrman, Professor and Chair of The Department of Religious Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, contact Grant Stitt at 520-396-3549.
A Congregational Meeting is Called
Sunday, September 23 after Worship
For the purpose of nominating and electing Ruling Elders and Deacons to the Classes of 2020 and 2021.
September 24 at 9:30 a.m.
This Grapevine will emphasize the “Seeking to be Faithful” material and will be led by the Peace & Justice Committee.
Stay Vertical Fall Prevention
September 24 from 9 a.m. until noon
Please join us for the Second Annual Stay Vertical Fall Prevention Day here at VPC on September 24. Listen to local healthcare providers, participate in different exercise demonstrations of Chair Exercise and Tai Chi. Take part in other health care screenings and visit many tables on local community resources and health care information. A free lunch will be provided. Please register with Valley Assistance Services (625-5966) if you would like to attend.
Noisy Offering for St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
Sunday, September 30
Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate Help! On October 13 through 16, St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic will journey to Hermosillo for the Annual Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip Mission. This will be their 14th year of bringing life-changing surgery to children living in Mexico. Please help continue this Mission by giving generously at the “Noisy Offering” on Sunday, September 30. Your financial support will be a rich blessing to God’s children who need and deserve a happy smile.
Grief Recovery Workshop
Monday, October 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for five weeks
The purpose of the workshop is to discover the stages of the grief process, find healthy ways to deal with the pain and loss and to begin the healing process. Facilitators for the workshop are Lynne Szabo, M.A., M.F.C.C. and Jan Woerner. Call the church office 520.625.5023 to reserve your spot.
Taizé is back!
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.
The Music in the Valley Concert Series Returns
The first concert is on October 26th at 6:00 p.m. and will feature Joel Pierce and Russell Ronnebaum playing a program of 4-hand piano music.
Tickets for the Music in the Valley concert series are available in Fellowship Hall after worship. Season tickets (all seven performances) are $55.00 and individual tickets are $10.00. Tickets can also be purchased during the week from the front office during regular business hours. They will also be available at the Chamber of Commerce.Thank you for supporting the music ministry here at VPC!
A Class on Moses
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. Classroom 5 through October 18
Joine us as we begin a six-week study on Moses, the reluctant prophet and one of the most important figures in the Old Testament. The class will be facilitated by Liz Haynes. Books go on sale next Sunday at the Faith Formation kiosk. The cost is $12.00.
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.
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.
We are recruiting volunteers to serve on the Buildings and Grounds Committee and the new Fellowship Committee. Please contact Rev. Medina or Rev. Christopher at 625-5023 to sign up or to ask more questions about each committee.
Information Center Volunteers Needed: The main focus is member sign-up for printed sermons, Sunday Flowers, ID badges, and a few other tasks. The schedule is set up around volunteer availability on Sundays. Please contact Pat Bruner at 625-4176 for more information.
Owl Express: We are in need of Owl Express Drivers! If you are interested, please contact Pam Peake at 955-2342. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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.