Vienna Presbyterian Church has a vibrant Senior Adults ministry. This ministry provides a variety of programs to meet the spiritual, emotional, social and physical needs of the seniors in the church and the community. Through a variety of gatherings, trips, learning opportunities, and groups, as well as our care-giving ministries, VPC strives to encourage and support our valued seniors.
SWATT (Seniors with Available Time & Talent): Potluck and a Program, on the second Wednesday of each month from noon-2:00pm. No invitation necessary—just show up!
In addition to SWATT events, many of our seniors enjoy:
- CenterPoint Classes and trips
- Presbyterian Women’s Circles
- Engaging with Aging seminars—held in October
- Book Group
- Many Small Groups and classes. For the most current list of groups, see our Group Finder and select “Seniors” for Group Type or other applicable category (Men, Women, Couples, etc.)
To receive these services, please contact Charles Geschiere, the Director of Congregational Care, at Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.938.9050 x151.
- Visitation Team quarterly visits of the homebound and retirement home residents by caring Deacons
- Home Communion: served to Seniors—homebound/retirement homes/hospitalized—who are unable to make it to church for communion on Communion Sunday
- Visits in the hospital and at home
View/print the VPC guide entitled “Resources For Senior Adults“, which includes sections on Caregiver Support, Financial Counseling and Consumer Assistance, Food and Meals, Homecare, Home Maintenance and Home Repair/Adaptability, Housing, Social and Fellowship, Spiritual Guidance and Support, Transportation, General Information, News and Items of Interest.
View/print the Funeral-Memorial-Form. This form may be printed and filled-in offline, and retained with your important records. It lays out your wishes and provides information pertaining to funeral and/or a memorial service.
Seniors with Available Time and Talent (SWATT 60+)
This seniors fellowship ministry is a vibrant and active group open to all members and friends of Vienna Presbyterian Church 60 years and older. The goal of the senior community is to enhance the fellowship, spiritual enrichment, service, and general enjoyment of life of the seniors. There is no official membership and any church member or friend is invited to attend any event. This program was started in 1993.
Monthly Potluck Luncheons
Monthly Potluck lunches are held in VPC’s Great Hall at noon on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Bring a main dish, salad, vegetable, dessert, or whatever to share; drinks and paper products are provided. Reservations are not required and dress is informal; just come and bring a friend! Luncheons include a speaker, musical performance, or program of general interest.
Upcoming luncheon schedule and special guests:
May 11 – Mary Ann Jung, Clara Barton
June 8 – Dr Carla Easter, Human Genome Project
July 20 – Lt. General John S. Pustay, USAF, Ret., The Iran Hostage Rescue – an insiders view
August 10 – Michael Kelly, Eisenhower and U2 Spy incident
September 14 – Marti Belcher, photographer, India Inspires Me
October 12 – Elaine Flynn, Alice Roosevelt: Scandals in the White House
Monthly Local Trips
Activities are varied, such as live performance, museum, or historical venue. Members pay their own way and for commercial bus transportation. For more information on the Senior’s SWATT group, contact SWATT at email@example.com or contact Charles Geschiere, Director of Congregational Care at Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Addams Family, every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell mom. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
See our own Mike Cash playing Uncle Festus! See you there!
$18/ticket. Contact Gerri Webb at email@example.com.
Theatre: Mountain View High School, 5775 Spindle Ct., Centreville, VA 20121
Along with members of St Paul’s Lutheran Church. We will bus to the Lancaster PA Sight and Sound Theater to see Samson and enjoy a fabulous Pennsylvania Dutch buffet luncheon at Miller’s.
The world’s first superhero … the strongest man who ever lived…. He killed a lion with his bare hands and defeated a thousand soldiers … but he’s not a hero because of the strength of his hands, he’s a hero because of the faith in his heart! One of the most captivating stories in the Bible, SAMSON is filled with colorful characters, extraordinary feats of strength, and amazing special effects that your whole family will love. When Samson stands between two colossal columns in a godless temple and starts to push – it’s an immersive scene that literally brings the house down! A message of hope for the wayward, comfort to the weary and the incredible grace of God that enables us to truly be strong in Him!
Estimated cost: $85 for show/luncheon/transportation.
Contact Ronniejean Irvin 703.273.4113, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in coming along.
Limited tickets available, so don’t wait.