Read The Story... Experience the Bible Fall sermon series and devotionals, starting September 7. The Bible is the best-selling book in history, but how many people are actually reading it? Research found that only 16 percent of Americans read the Bible every day. VPC is hoping to reverse the trend, starting with our own congregation. This fall, VPC will engage in the best-selling book, The Story, an abridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel. The Story gives us a way to journey from Genesis to Revelation together in 31 weeks so everyone understands God's story and how their story intersects with it. The Story is now available at Grapevine Books at a deep discount. For additional information, feel free to visit www.thestory.com.
GriefShare Sundays, September 7, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Room 203/204. A 13-week seminar for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Pre-registration is requested. Contact griefshare(at)viennapres.org. Read more.
Financial Peace University Wednesday, September 10, 7:00 - 8:45 pm for 9 weeks, Second Floor Conference Room. Stop worrying about money and start your journey to Financial Peace today. Cost $95 per family and includes lifetime registration/membership and all materials needed. Read more; register.
Marriage Prep Class Sunday, September 14, 21, 28 and October 5, plus the morning of September 20, 10:45 am, Parlor. These free sessions are required for those being married by our pastors, but open to others. Contact Mary Monie at 703-938-9050; enroll at viennapres.org/marriageprep.
Passages Tuesdays, September 16, 7:00 pm, Room 203/204. A 14-week program for those experiencing marital separation or divorce. Pre-registration is requested. Contact passages(at)viennapres.org. Read more.
Bridgepoint Luncheon Friday, September 19, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm, Maggiano's Little Italy "The Heart of a Champion" with special guest, Charles Mann, former Washington Redskin and CEO. Cost $20. Read more;register.
Justin Roberts & the Not Ready For Naptime Players present Why Not Sea Monsters Saturday, September 20, 10:30 am, Great Hall; Refreshments at 11:45 am. Children’s Concert: Bass and drums pound out the beat in perfect unison. Bodies spring to their feet and rush the stage: jumping, dancing and bouncing off each other like bumper cars. The concertgoers behave like children. This should come as no surprise, because they are children, participating in the kiddie mosh pit found at nearly every Justin Roberts concert! Cost is $10/person ($15 at the door), or $40/family; under 2 years old free. More info; register.
Holy Grounds Coffee House presented by VPC and Work In Progress Saturday, September 20, 7:00 - 9:30pm, Great Hall Music! Coffee! Snacks! Featuring local community musicians ranging from Contemporary, Rhythm & Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, Folk and Jazz. Coffee provided by Caffe Amouri. Free Admission.
Two Unique Workshops with Special Guest: Sallie Culbreth, founder of Committed to Freedom Wednesday, October 1, 2:00 - 9:00 pm, Great Hall. Spirituality & Childhood Sexual Abuse and Equipping Parents in Abuse Prevention. Read more; register.