Senior Adults Ministry
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 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 second 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.
2018-2019 Schedule and Guest Speakers
November 14- MaryAnn Jung – Rosie the Riveter – a historical interpreter’s presentation of the life and times of women during WWII
December 12 – Christmas Luncheon at Wildfire with an Advent musical program and caroling South Lakes Madrigals
January 9 – Elaine Flynn – 4 Wives of Ernest Hemingway – a biographical interpretation of writer Ernest Hemingway as seen through his 4 wives
February 13 – Silver Shield Susan Jones – SCAMS against Seniors – an update on SCAMS prevalent in Fairfax County today targeting seniors with tips on how to avoid or what to do if victimized
March 13 – Ambassador Kauzlarich – Bosnia Herzegovina – an overview of the complex history of the ethnic/religion conflict within this nation and its rich cultural heritage
April 10 – Mary and Stephen Sapp – Australia New Zealand – a travelogue overview of the wonderful sights from down under
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