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.
During the first half of 2018 we will be exploring the Gospel of Luke. Please use these scriptures to guide you in these reflections and enjoy your growing friendship with God! Reflecting on scripture is about getting to know God better as opposed to getting to know more about God. We want to grow closer to God and share more of our lives with God on a daily basis. Reflection on scripture gives us a God-lens through which we can see our lives. Daily devotions may be received by email. Signup now and select “Daily Devotionals” via email. These devotions will help you bring scripture into your daily life.
Have you received VPC’s Free Gift?
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 20,000 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 sign up now!
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.
Spiritual Growth Plan
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 and Examen
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.
Examen is another way to engage scripture with God. Here is a simple version of examen:
- Become aware of God’s presence.
- Review the day with gratitude.
- Pay attention to your emotions.
- Choose one feature of the day and pray from it.
- Look toward tomorrow.
See more at: www.ignatianspirituality.com/ or Adele Calhoun’s Spiritual Disciplines Handbook.
Beyond Basics This class is Biblically based studies on a variety of topics and supports one another with prayer. For more information contact Kate Lund at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.255.7244.
Foundations a class with open hearts, open minds, and open doors . . . where Jesus is Lord with a capital L! Each week we dig into scripture seeking Jesus’ guidance for our lives and our families. For more information contact John and Kathy Draper, 703.539.8300 or email@example.com. Room 203/204.
Partners with Christ Pastor Charles Geschiere, Director of Congregational Care will lead be teaching and leading a discussion on John Piper’s book, Desiring God. March 4 through april 29. Room: Parlor. For more information, contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Parlor.
11:00 am Classes
Apprentices covers a variety of topics related to spiritual formation and discipleship. This fall we will be discussing J. I. Packer’s Knowing God. For more information contact Elaine Ryan at 703.470.1338 or email@example.com. Room 205.
SALT: Single Adults Living Truth seeks 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. For more information, contact HaeOk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Second Floor Conference Room.
For additional opportunities, check out our Group Finder.
Men’s Monday Night Group, 7:00pm, Third Floor Atrium
Be one of 75-100 guys who are digging 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, Stan Ott and Phil Kratovil. 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, contact Phil at email@example.com.
Watch Pete James talk about the Men’s Monday Night Group, watch video here.
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 703.938.4194 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
This winter Pastor Glenda Simpkins Hoffman will lead two studies on the Gospel of Luke. Luke is great not to not only learn about Jesus, but to get to know Jesus. Getting to know Jesus on a deeper level helps all of us learn to live our lives as Jesus would live them if he were us.
Monday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm
Tuesday mornings*, 9:30-11:30 am
*Childcare will be offered Tuesdays with advance registration.
For more information, contact Glenda at email@example.com or 703.938.9050 x114.
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 .
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
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.
Moms Connect will encourage, equip and develop moms of elementary school aged children, however, all mothers are welcome. Meetings start with food and fellowship, followed by a speaker presentation and discussion time. Moms Connect also offer service projects, social events, and short-term small groups. Meeting dates are March 14, April 11, May 9, from 7-8:45 pm in the VPC Great Hall. Moms Connect Registration 2017-2018.
VPC Piece Makers
Quilters, crafters, or those who can sew-come be a part of a friendly community that makes quilts for children and adults in need. All levels of sewing skills welcome.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays-1:00 – 3:00 pm-Room 308
For more information contact Stephanie Russell firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-242-6720.
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.
The human trafficking small group will meet alternating Wednesdays to pray, serve, and learn about the growing epidemic of human trafficking in Vienna, and the greater NOVA area. The group will be led by Dr. Megan Gerbracht who is a licensed clinical psychologist and a volunteer with VPC’s new church partner organization NOVA HTI (Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative.) Dr. Gerbracht works with survivors of sex-trafficking, helps run a support group for those who mentor survivors, and coordinates mental health training & volunteer efforts in NOVA in support of better care for those affected by human trafficking. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 9:30-11 am, The Parlor. For information and to register, email email@example.com.
Raising Teens Parents Group
A casual gathering to . . .
- Connect with other parents
- Search for answers
- Improve your parenting skills
- Choose topics relevant to you
This parents small group meets during Underground PM. They listen to a variety of podcasts and use other materials as they support one another during this exciting and challenging time of parenting. For information and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundays, 5:30-7:00 pm, Room 306