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.
The Invitation to the Journey Class Sundays, February 8, 22 & March 1, 10:30 am, Great Hall. This 3-week class explores VPCís mission statement of Becoming like Christ Together for the World. Meet VPCís pastors: Pete James, Glenda Simpkins Hoffman, and David Jordan-Haas. Discover how VPC can encourage you, enhance your relationships and grow your spiritual faith with Jesus.
Financial Peace University Wednesday, January 28, 7:00 - 8:45 pm for 9 weeks, Room 310. Stop worrying about money and start your journey to Financial Peace today. Cost $114 per family and includes lifetime registration/membership and all materials needed. Read more; register.
The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey Wednesdays for 7 weeks beginning January 28, 7:00 - 8:45 pm, Rooms 308-309. The Legacy Journey is an all-new, seven-week, biblically based class that teaches you how to truly live and leave a legacy for generations to come. This class will lead you deeper into investing, basic estate planning, purposeful living, safeguarding your legacy, and discovering the keys to generational wealth and true generosity. Contact phil.kratovil(at)viennapres.org for more information.
"Just Walk Across the Room:"Simple Steps to Pointing People to Faith Sundays, February 8 - March 1, 11:00 am, Second Floor Conference Room. 4-week DVD-based emphasizing the leading of the Holy Spirit. Step out of your 'Circle of Comfort' and into encounters with people who long for someone to take an interest in them---men and women with stories to tell and hearts that yearn to experience God's love reaching out to them through your smile, your encouragement, your transparency, your friendship. For additional information contact phil.kratovil(at)viennapres.org
GriefShare Sundays, 6:00-7:30 pm, Room 203/204, February 8-May 10. A 13-week seminar for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Pre-registration is requested. Contact griefshare(at)viennapres.org. Read more.
Passages Begins, Tuesday, February 24, 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.
The Rhodes College Department of Music presents Rhodes Singers in Concert Sunday, March 8, 3:00 pm, VPC Sanctuary. Birds of a Feather featuring pairing of similar texts set to music by different composers.Dr. William Skoog, Conductor and Dr. Jane Gamble, Piano/Organ.
The Old Testament in Two Hours Friday, March 13 and/or Sunday, March 15, 7:00 pm, Great Hall. A fascinating and engaging sweep through the Old Testament in two hours. A great way to get a big picture of the entirety of scripture and how it all ties together. Presented by Dr. Bruce Birch, ordained United Methodist minister and author of numerous books. Childcare is provided with advance registration at childcare(at)viennapres.org.