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.email@example.com 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 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.
What’s the SWATT potluck look like? Here’s what we do:
12:00-12:25 Hospitality with hors d’oeuvres
12:35-01:10 Potluck lunch (bring dish to share)
1:00-2:00 Speaker Program
2:00-2:30 Business meeting
Upcoming luncheon schedule and special guests:
Jan 11 – Eric (Ed) Murchison – Peru
Feb 8 – Brooke Stoddard –Invention of Steel
Mar 8 – Mike Hall – Mark Twain
April 12 – Michael Kelly — Eisenhower and the U2 Spy Incident
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Charles Geschiere, Director of Congregational Care at Charles.email@example.com
Upcoming Trips: Spring trip info coming soon!