When you ask people around VPC how they found “their place,” many say they found it at the Connect Fair. The Connect Fair is a one-stop shop for volunteer options, groups, and information. We will have people at the Fair who can help you find something that is a good fit for your available time and interests. To help you prepare, we have two suggestions. To find a group, use our Group Finder available at viennapres.org/group-finder and sort according to time, interests, commitment level. To help you find a great place to volunteer, you may want to use our SHAPE discovery tool (tool and explanation available at viennapres.org/shape) so that we can better help you find something that is a good fit for you! Whether or not you have time to explore either of these options, Come to the Connect Fair with a willingness to explore where God may be leading you this fall! Great Hall, September 24 after all three services.
Sunday Morning Adult Classes
We have a wide variety of Sunday morning classes for adults. From Pastor Connie Jordan-Haas teaching A Crash Course of the Psalms in the Partners with Christ class at 9:30, to the Apprentices’s discussion of J. I. Packer’s Knowing God, there is a class for you! Read More.
Monday Night Men’s Group
Monday, September 25, 7:00-8:30pm. Features a talk by Senior Pastor Pete James or others and is followed by small group interaction and study. Read more.
Women’s Ephesians Bible Study
Ephesians is one of the best books in the New Testament to learn about our identity in Christ, the importance of community, and our purpose. It is also the only letter by Paul that does not address a problem, and why we need the church. Come to learn and find community!Monday evenings, September 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pm with Shannon Jordan.
Tuesday mornings, September 19, 9:30 – 11:30am with Pastor Glenda. Childcare provided.
Women’s Gospel of John Study
Fridays, September 8, 9:30-11:30am with Donna Hall.
Lunch & Learn
These discussion groups provide people the opportunity to meet during the workday to learn what it means to apply our faith to our professional and personal lives. Meet Thursdays September 21 from 12:00 – 1:00pm. For more information: www.bridgepointconnections.org/
Dine with Nine
Fall session will kick-off with a potluck dinner for all interested parties October 13. Interested? Register here. Questions? Contact Gail Bamford, Dine with Nine Coordinator at email@example.com or 540.760.4803.
Called to Serve: Reformation and Re-Imagining Priesthood of all Believers
A key tenet of Protestantism is the priesthood of all believers. What does that mean 500 years after the Reformation? Come and explore how we have gone from Martin Luther’s 95 theses to “Love the Lord, Love the People, Serve the Lord, Serve the People.” Jon Wood, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at The George Washington University will join us for a presentation exploring the impact of the Reformation, our mandate to serve, and what this priesthood means in 2017. October 15, Great Hall, 5:30-7 pm. Register now.
Youth Choir Retreat
The VPC youth music department will host a one-day retreat & kickoff rehearsal Saturday, September 9 for the Youth Choir and Worship Team. Read more.
Youth Group Kick-off
Youth group for 7th-12th grade students and kicks-off Sunday, September 10. Read more.
Kick Off for our monthly Club, where 4/5/6th graders come together for a night of fun, making friends, playing awesome games, and learning how God is real in their everyday lives is Friday, September 15, 7-9pm. Read more.
You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Next class begins Sunday, September 10, 6pm. Read more.
A warm and caring environment in an otherwise difficult season of your life. Next class begins September 12, 6:45-9pm. Read more.
Share your American hospitality by becoming a Global Friend starting this fall.
Enjoy a delicious family style lunch, an inspirational speaker, and opportunities for networking with top professionals. Friday, September 22 and November 10 from 12:00-1:15 pm at Maggiano’s. Read more; register.