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.
SWATT (Christian Fellowship for Seniors 55+) Wednesday, September 10, 12:00 pm (noon), Great Hall. Special guest Jenee Lindner, historical interpreter will assume the personas of several American heroines, sharing each of their sagas. No reservation required. Bring a friend and a dish for 8 to share.
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.
Young Adult Community ReFuel 2014 Kickoff Meeting Thursday, September 11, 7:00 - 9:30 pm. Meeting at 300 Jean Place NE, Vienna.
Rare Bird Book Launch and Book Signing Friday, September 12, 7:00 pm, Great Hall. Anna Whiston-Donaldson's book launch event for Rare Bird, her newly published and not-yet-released memoir of loss and love. Pre-orders for Rare Bird are now being accepted at Grapevine Books.
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.
Men's Great SteakOut: Tackling Life and Work Monday, September 15, 7:00-8:30 pm, VPC Great Hall. Enjoy grilled steak and fellowship with other men. Our guest speaker is Frank Finelli, Managing Director of Carlyle Group. At the dinner, Frank will describe how following God's direction for his life has given him the courage and strength to step into the unknown. Read more; RSVP!
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.