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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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SNACK BAGS for the HOMELESS!
Beginning Sunday, January 19 in Charter Hall
We will begin collecting 10 different items to fill Snack Bags for the needy. These items include: Bottled Water, Boxes of Tuna or Chicken Salad with crackers, Peanut Butter Cracker Packets, Cheese and Cracker Packets, Granola Bars, Trail Mix (in small packages), Vienna Sausage in pop top cans, Apple Sauce Cups/Fruit Snacks, Beef Jerky sticks, and Individual bags of cookies. Collection will continue each Sunday through February 9. Monetary Donations are welcomed.
Friendship Kettle Dinner
Sunday, January 19 at 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a pork tenderloin dinner, then at 6:00 p.m. a program by Marvin Hass, Cowboy Poet.
Standing on the Shoulders of Empowered Women
January 21 at 11:30 a.m.
The Women’s Ministries group will be privileged to hear Carol Main relate her firsthand experiences at the Finger Lakes Region of New York, the sites of
the Women’s Rights and the Civil Rights movements. Main, a participant from our Synod, will share her insights about the trip and the rich history of the region. Luncheon reservations ($11.00) can be made at the Women’s Ministries table on Sunday January 19.
BY My Side Chorus: Stop by after worship today for information
on the BY My Side Chorus for those with mild cognitive
impairment/memory loss, which will be starting January 23.
Gigantic Needlepoint Sale
Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Canvases, Frames, Threads, Scissors, Weights, Laying Tools, Totes, Books, Containers for Equipment. Enter through the front door by the fountain.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
January 26 immediately following worship
In full transparency, the Session will present reports from every agency and committee of the Church and will answer questions and address concerns of the congregation. At this meeting, we shall elect our Elders, Deacons, Nominating Committee and vote on changes to the Terms of Call for our Associate Pastor. We plan on the written reports being available January 19 for you to peruse and prepare questions. While the Budget for 2020 has been adopted by Session and will be discussed at this time, the 2019 Financial books will not yet be audited, therefore a Second Meeting will be scheduled later in the year to make all of this information clear.
Grief Recovery Workshop
Mondays in the Sweet Family Room from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Discover the stages of the grief process, find healthy ways to deal with the pain and loss and to begin the healing process. The facilitator for the workshop is Lynne Szabo, M.A., M.F.C.C. Call the church office 520.625.5023 to reserve your spot.
Emotionally Healthy Relationships
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Classroom 5.
Discover eight practical relationship skills to develop mature, loving relationships with others. Your teacher: Mark Horton
Being Mortal: Preparing for the End of Life
Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Classroom 5.
How do you want to live out the last years or months of your life? Your teacher: Eloise Fredrickson with Parish Nurse, Chris Erickson.
Turning the Gem
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in Classroom 5.
We will look at the Bible as one big beautiful story.
Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine
Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in Classroom 1
One of the Great Courses. Here, award-winning scholar and practicing neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg, Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas, Jefferson University Hospital, presents lectures that explore the new and exciting field of neurotheology, a discipline aimed at understanding the connections between our brains and different kinds of religious phenomena. Join us for this fascinating course. It will be an exciting experience!
If you would like to purchase a Hymnal ($20) to honor or Memory of someone, there is a table in Fellowship Hall. Come join the “song-fest” today at 2:00 p.m. in the Spiritual Life Center. We will sing new hymns and old favorites. There will be an opportunity to purchase honor/memorial books.
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.
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.