Activities are subject to change. Watch the church bulletin, and this webpage, for details/changes. Signup forms for most activities are available in the church narthex. Some activities may have to be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather conditions; read the VPC inclement weather policy. For more information contact SWATT at email@example.com.
| Month||Potluck Luncheon (Wednesdays)||Activities|
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Mar 12: Potluck luncheon and the Barbershop Quartet “Shameless”. This fearsome foursome formed in Jan 2011 with a goal to be an entertaining quartet that could compete in the Mid-Atlantic Division of the Barbershop Harmony Society. They won the "Novice" category that year. In 2012 and 2013, the quartet easily qualified for the more prestigious District level competition.
Thursdays: Lenten Bible Studies for Senior Adults. Romans 8 has been called by some "the greatest single chapter in the scriptures." Charles Geschiere will lead this study on Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, and April 3, 10, 10:00am-12:00noon in Room 308. Optionally bring a bag lunch and stay for fellowship.
Sun, Mar 30: The Capitol Steps Fiscal Shades of Gray at James Madison High School. This talented group, some of whom are former Capitol Hill staffers, will regale us with hilarity as they spoof the political climes using easy to identify disguises and telling lyrics set to classic tunes. The event is Mar 30 at 4:00pm. Obtain tickets for $23 from Ronniejean Irvin for reserved front section seating (or pay $30 at the door for general seating). Checks should be made out to "JMHS All-Night Grad Party."
Apr 9: Potluck luncheon and Sonia Patterson speaking on “Five Talents”. Patterson founded Five Talents and has, for 15 years, been providing entrepreneurial experience in developing countries. She engenders “don’t give a man a fish, teach him how to fish.” Having worked in many charitable outreach organizations, Patterson was recently Financial Director for World Vision. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Vienna.
Sat, Apr 5: STOP HUNGER NOW! Two hour shifts available 9:00am-6:30pm at James Madison High School. Sign up for the SWATT 2 hour shift (TBD). VPC is part of a consortium of 19 churches, schools and other local groups sponsoring this event. Help assemble meal packets of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix with 21 vitamins. Packaged meals are shipped around the world to support school feeding programs and crises relief. Goal is 250,000 meals. Suggested donation of $25 per person. Sign up for SWATT will occur at March luncheon.
Sat, Apr 5: The Jubilaires 58th Annual Barbershop Quartet Show (2:00pm & 7:00pm in VPC sanctuary). SWATT will not attend as a group, but we are promoting this performance as an event that SWATTers will enjoy. Tickets are $20; pay by cash or check at the door.
Sun, Apr 6: Getty Concert -- No banging drums or twanging guitars. Read more...
May 14: Potluck luncheon with Ian Fleming and 007's Morals by Ben Pratt. The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Pratt is a retired Methodist pastor and pastoral counselor. He was a pastor for 48 years and has served as a pastoral counselor on Capitol Hill. Benjamin has also been a caregiver for his wife Judith, and has written the book A GUIDE FOR CAREGIVERS, Keeping Your Spirit Healthy When Your Caregiver Duties and Responsibilities Are Dragging you Down. His first book is a moral inventory and Bible study with James Bond, Ian Fleming's Seven Deadlier Sins & 007's Moral Compass.
Jun 11: Potluck luncheon. Jim Lewis will speak on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Amateur historian Jim Lewis returns to SWATT (he formerly spoke about the Civil War in Vienna) to share his photo journey of Omaha Beach and narrate D-Day history.
July 16: (Note that luncheon is 3rd Wed in July). Potluck luncheon with Joanna Walker. Joanna returns to SWATT (she formerly showed us her trek in Nepal) to sing Broadway hits. She enjoys entertaining and is a regular at Jammin’ Java in Vienna.