At Vienna Presbyterian, our goal is to help all adults to take their next step in “becoming like Christ together for the world”. This can be through a variety of groups, classes, or events around a wide variety of topics! We are here to help you find a way to connect with others on this journey.
Youth Sunday is May 22. Join us for a week reflecting on our Identity in Christ. For Memorial Day we will spend a week remembering what God has done for us. This summer we will be making space for God in our daily lives.
While you can pick up a card with the daily and weekly devotions at the church, or print a copy here, we recommend that you receive via email for additional resources. If you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, you will be able to enjoy the devotions in community with others at VPC when at home and on summer vacation.
You can receive daily devotions via email that support and encourage the themes in worship on Sunday. Use our daily devotions to highlight and deepen your worship experience and draw you closer to God.
Making room for spiritual growth in our lives takes planning and strategy to get the win. Vienna Presbyterian has a goal to engage all members in the process of becoming more like Christ. Statistics show that 81% of people do not have a plan for their spiritual growth. We encourage everyone to prayerfully consider making a Spiritual Growth Plan. We are happy to support your next step.
Lectio Divina is an ancient spiritual practice for engaging with the word of God for transformation instead of information. Try Lectio Divina Method with a scripture passage today.
Need ideas for a Bible Study? Or just want to learn more on your own?
RightNowMedia is a wonderful resource and available to the VPC family at no charge…it is part of VPC’s commitment to help the church family in its spiritual formation. Over 10,000 Christian videos for all ages can be streamed on computers, smart phones, tablets and on “smart” TV’s. If you are interested in this benefit, and have not received a personal invitation, please contact Deb Crumbliss at email@example.com 703.938.9050 x108.
Or visit Grapevine Books, located on the main floor of our building, just across from the Great Hall.
VPC has an excellent library with resources for Bible studies, personal devotions, marriage, and parenting. Come explore what the Ellen Perkins Memorial Library has for you! Located on the second floor of the ministry center.
Sunday Morning Opportunities
Make the most of your time at VPC on Sunday mornings by adding a class to your worship experience! One of the key components of spiritual formation (becoming more like Christ) is to talk with others about what they are learning. Our Sunday morning classes offer the opportunity to connect with others who are also working to connect with others as well as to connect God with their daily lives. Our Sunday morning classes strive to help participants connect with God, with each other, and with the world. In addition to study, each class has time set aside to have fun together and to serve together. They are also wonderful options for parents needing childcare! Why don’t you try one of these classes out this winter. If you need help finding a class that fits your interests, contact Deb Crumbliss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.938.9050 x 108.
9:30 am Classes
Beyond Basics This spring Beyond Basics will study the Holy Spirit, led by John Lochhaas. For more information contact Kate Lund at email@example.com or 703.255.7244. Room 205
Foundations is a welcoming, scripture-studying class where Jesus is Lord with a capital L! Every Sunday we dig into the Bible to see what the Holy Spirit will tell us about living in today’s world. You’ll find married, single, young and old friends that you haven’t met yet. Come as you are–no preparation required. Room 203/204 (For more information contact John or Kathy Draper at 703 539 8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.)Room 203/204.
Partners with Christ: Pastor Charles Geschiere is joining Partners for a discussion of the topic of culture, culture-making, and cultural transformation for Christians from a Biblical perspective. For more information, contact Mark Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org or Charles at email@example.com . The Parlor.
SALT: Single Adults Living Truth
We seek God’s truth through Bible study and learn from each other to live out biblical truths as singles – whether we are divorced, separated, widowed, never married or single by choice. We gather together for fellowship, fun, and service.
Join us for Sunday Bible study at 9:30 AM in the 2nd floor conference room across from the church library.
Please contact HaeOk Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be put on the S.A.L.T. mailing list for additional fellowship, fun, and service opportunities.
Friendship Class (Adults)
The Friendship Chimes and Friendship Class are for adults with intellectual disabilities, providing learning and fellowship experiences based on a discussion of the day’s sermon, and a musical experience — Sunday mornings at 9:00 am (chimes) and 9:30 am (class). The Friendship Chimes ring in worship four times a year.
For more information, contact Emmy Parker at email@example.com or 703-404-4698.
Apprentices: Join in to study The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament by Edmund Clowney. For more information contact Elaine Ryan at 703.470.1338 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Room 205.
Family Ties: Class leaders are Christina and Randy Jones and Stephanie and Ryan Seckinger. For more information contact Randy Jones at email@example.com. Room 109.
The Meaning of Marriage: Is marriage about having a soul mate? About romance? About ’til death do us part or merely for for as long as MY needs are being met? Is divorce the best solution?
Come explore a biblical vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful. This six-session video Bible study is for anyone from singles to couples considering marriage to those who have been married recently or for a long time. For more information, contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-938-9050 x123.
Sticky Faith: This class give parents and others who are interested in making a difference in the spiritual lives of the next generation practical guides and insight on how to nurture long term faith in teens. 2nd floor conference room. For more information, please contact Michelle at email@example.com.
The ESOL Bible Study (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is open to adults from every country who are Level 2 or 3 students (intermediate and advanced). Room 311.
For additional opportunities, check out our Group Finder.
Men’s Monday Night Group at 7:00pm
Every Monday night, 50-75 guys get together and dig deeper into the scriptures of the Sunday sermon. There’s 45 minutes of teaching time and 45 minutes of small group time. Biblical, real, straight shooting led by Pete James, Phil Kratovil, Steve Garner, and Joe Facenda. We have pizza, drinks, and popcorn…guys among guys…learn, grow, laugh. We don’t take ourselves too seriously but we do take God seriously. So come, make a difference; make life-long friends. This time is for you. For more information, please contact Phil Kratovil at Phil.Kratovil@viennapres.org.
Watch Pete James talk about the Men’s Monday Night Group, watch video here.
For the season between Easter and Pentecost in mid-May, the men’s group will be using Jacquie Tyre’s Ready for Revival. This resource will be available for purchase during the group time on Monday nights or when Grapevine Books is open.
Saturdays at 7:30am
Known as the ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out), this group is open to men – not necessarily retired – who hunger for breakfast, banter and Bible study. They meet about 7:30am at a local restaurant for breakfast. The Bible study is informal, basically reading through a chapter or two of the book being studied. Newcomers are welcome.
For more information, contact Cap Oliver at 70.-938.4194 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Outreach Dinners
The Men’s Outreach Dinners, frequently known as the Great Steak Outs, provide an opportunity for food and fellowship. What makes these events unique is that they provide an opportunity for men of the VPC community to invite others who may not otherwise be involved in a Christian community to share time and a chance to hear the gospel, possibly even for the first time.
For additional group options, please go to Group Finder
Renewal: for us, our families, and our world
We make time for our families, our neighbors, co-workers, and even strangers. We make time for things that we “need” to do, but often drain us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Come be a part of a group of women who will be exploring what it means to be renewed by the Spirit. Beginning with a time of study, prayer and reflection on personal renewal, we will move on to renewal in our families, communities and our world. Women of all ages and biblical knowledge are invited to come together to explore this theme and what it means in our lives today.
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am-Childcare available with advance registration.
Cost: $7. Please register to receive a book or childcare. For more information, or to register, please contact Shannon at Shannon.Jordan@viennapres.org or 703.938.9050 x123.
Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Each week we gather for coffee and prayer and to discover the meaning of God’s word in our lives. This group is open to all VPC members, friends, and seekers. No prior Bible study experience is needed. Come and join us as we share and learn together!
Fridays, 9:30-11:00am. For more information, please contact Donna Hall at donnahall4U@gmail.com.
Presbyterian Women (PW) Circles meet the first week of each month for Bible study, fellowship, and service/mission opportunities. Women’s circles are always open to new members. Most circles meet from September through May. Click here for more information .
MOPS stands for “mothers of preschoolers” – but don’t let that confuse you. MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child from conception through kindergarten. Being moms is what brings us together and allows us to build a community. The early years of being a mom are just as foundational to you as they are to your baby, and those years are filled with unique needs that other moms instinctively understand. Our meetings provide a place for moms to share their stories and experiences while growing together and supporting each other.
Click here for more information and to register for MOPS
MOMSnext, a branch of MOPS International, is an open, accepting place for mothers to come, just as they are, to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope. MOMSnext will encourage, equip and develop moms in the elementary school phase of mothering. All mothers are welcome. Speakers will be geared toward mothers of elementary aged children (K-6). Click here for more information and to sign up for MOMSnext.
For additional groups, please go to Group Finder.
Need a place for your little ones during class/small groups? Please visit Childcare.
Small groups are made up of four to twelve people who want to connect with God, with others, and with God’s work in the world. Small groups learn together, pray together, play together and serve together. They are also one of the key ways that our congregation experiences the care and love of God. Small Groups are a critical tool to help us become more like Christ together for the world.
We invite you to consider being part of a small group that meets your needs, whether one for men, women, couples, families, or those who want to do service together.
Look at our current open groups on our Group Finder.
Growing Your Soul
“Growing Your Soul” is designed to deepen your communion with God, in a small group atmosphere. It is a nine month journey seeking further transformation into the image of Christ. Since communion and transformation are integrally linked with self-awareness, one of Augustine’s prayers expresses a central hope of this course. “Grant Lord that I might know myself and that I might know Thee.” The course is an invitation and opportunity to cooperate with the Holy Spirit’s purposes in our lives through intentional choices with a small group of fellow God-seekers.
New groups are now forming, click here for more information and to complete the Growing Your Soul assessment.
For more information, contact Shannon Jordan at 703.938.9050, x123, or email email@example.com.