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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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Women's Ministry Luncheon
Tuesday, January 16, at 11:30 a.m.
Our January luncheon and program will be open for men to join us. Georgina Jacquez, Park Ranger with Tumacacori National Historical Park, will present: Life on the Frontier, discussing the missionary goals and challenges, the cultures of the Pimeria Alta, and the legacy of these people. Join us for stories of those who pursued their dreams, sacrificed all, and endured in an ever changing land of southern Arizona. Reservations can be made on next Sunday, January 7th and 14th for $11 at the Women’s Ministries table in Fellowship Hall, or you can pay using the link below.
A Spiritual Journey Through the Parables
Saturday, January 20th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Spiritual Life Center.
A retreat for men and women by Pastors Diane Christopher and Barb Streng. In the days between taking down the tinsel and the lamenting of Lent, we set aside a day to reflect on the sacred stories of our lives. Sign up today at the Faith Formation Kiosk in Fellowship Hall. $10 covers materials, snacks and lunch.
Friendship Kettle Dinner
Sunday, January 21st at 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a dinner featuring pot roast, then at 6:00 p.m., a program by the Hardscrabble Road Band with lead vocalists Katie Sayre and Larry Worster. Tickets ($11) will be available in Fellowship Hall next Sunday, January 7th and 14th.
Exploring Membership Class
Tuesdays, January 30th, February 6th and 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
What does it mean to be a member? Why join a church? How is the Presbyterian Denomination different from other denominations? What ministries do we do at Valley?
Come to this class to find the answers to these questions and so much more. At the end of the class, you will have the opportunity to become a regular member or an associate member (an associate member keeps their membership
in a “home” church).
To register, contact Pastor Diane at 625-5023.
Last two Music In the Valley Concerts
Tickets ($10 in advance, $15 at the door) for the Sanctuary Choir: (February 26, 7:00 p.m. and February 27, 2:00 p.m.) and for Joel Pierce (March 23, 6:00 p.m.) are available in Fellowship Hall after services or at the front office during normal office hours. Tickets for the Sanctuary Choir are valid at either or both performances. No free-will offering will be taken. Tickets are also available at the GV Chamber of Commerce.
Pray Like Jesus: Rediscovering the Lord’s Prayer!
Classes meet on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in Classroom 5.
Come join our six-week discussion (through mid-Feb) as we re-examine the content of the Lord’s Prayer by studying Pray Like Jesus, by pastor and author Don Underwood. Please contact Judy Cunnyngham at 625-9671 if you have any questions.
Turning the Gem
Mondays, 1:00 p.m. in classroom 5
Join Pastor Diane as she explores the riches and depths of the Bible.
Forming Your Faith
Sundays after worship (except the first Sun of the month)
The 2nd Sunday of the month is The Wired Word: we look at current events through scripture. On the 3rd Sunday of the month, we form your faith through books. The 4th Sunday is scripture and music. And on those occasional 5th Sundays, we enjoy God with laughter. Grab some refreshments and come to classroom 5 around 10:45 a.m.
As a driver, would you be willing to be on our “transportation list” to help our non-drivers get to church or to their local appointments? Please call (625-4219) or email Pat McFarland at (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and/or to be added to her list of drivers.
Office Hours for Rev. Medina
Rev. Medina will hold office hours at Coyote Grill,
5800 S. Camino Del Sol,
from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Feel free to drop in for coffee or iced tea.
God is Doing a New Thing at Valley: Youth Group!
Sundays at 4 p.m. in Classroom 3
All kids in middle school and high school are invited to our first ever youth group. It will meet on a weekly basis.
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.
Owl Cart Drivers, Patio Sale, Ushers, Coffee Fellowship, Medical Team, Creative Hands, Quilters, Flower Arrangers, Information Center, and Welcome Center. If you have time to share with any of these or other groups, please call the office at 625-5023 to let us know.
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.