How We Worship
Worship is dynamic at VPC. Designed to engage your mind and heart, we pray our worship services challenge you to draw closer to God and discover how He is calling you to live. Examples of worship elements include: singing hymns and worship music supported by our many gifted musical ensembles, a twenty minute sermon, contemplative prayer, participating in a children’s blessing, receiving communion, and joining together to recite the Apostles’ Creed. All words for music and congregational responses are projected on screens in our Sanctuary and are directly viewable on the livestream video.
How We Learn
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices are available in the balcony, for all worship services, from the Sound Technician. The Sound Technician will be in the center of the rear balcony. Ask any of the ushers for additional assistance.
Large-print Bibles and large-print hymnals are available for all worship services; ask an usher for assistance. Also braille signs are posted at all elevators and at the entrance to all rooms.
VPC is currently equipped with:
- Parking for people with physical disabilities
- Wheelchair ramps and automated door openers into the church
- Elevators to move between floors
- Wide-access doorways and levered door knobs, wheelchair accessible restrooms and water fountains
- Bibles and hymnals in large print
- Braille nomenclature on elevators and room entryways
- Hearing impaired system for worship
- In the event of a closing or delayed opening due to inclement weather or other emergency, an announcement will be placed prominently on the church website and on the church voicemail at 703.938.9050.
- Office staff will attempt to notify the contact person for affected activities if necessary.
- A determination of church program status will be made and communicated as expeditiously as possible. The goal is to make a determination by 7:00am for morning and daytime operations and activities, and by 3:00pm for evening activities. Sometimes there are circumstances that make these timelines unrealistic. We appreciate your understanding.
Worship Services, Sunday Programs, and Special Events
- Every effort will be made to conduct Sunday morning worship and Sunday Morning Learning Communities. Only extremely hazardous weather, impassable travel conditions, severe damage to facilities, and/or a power outage at the church will cause a cancellation.
- If at all possible, weddings, funerals, and major one‑time special events will be conducted as scheduled.
- Cancellation of Sunday evening programs will be announced on the voicemail message at 703.938.9050, and posted prominently on the VPC website by 3:00pm.
Most VPC program activities, other than major Outreach Events, will follow the same schedule as Fairfax County Public Schools.
- If school is delayed in the morning, all morning activities will be canceled.
- If school is dismissed early, all evening activities will be canceled.
- If schools are closed for the day, all activities will be canceled for the day.
- Major Outreach Events will be considered on a case-by-case basis and the status posted on the VPC website as soon as possible.
Weekday Office Operations
The church office will remain open whenever possible. The Leadership Team will determine if the weather conditions are too extreme for the office to open. In the event that the office is closed, an announcement will be available on the voicemail message at 703.938.9050 and on the VPC website.
What’s Your Next Step?
Develop a transforming relationship with Jesus. Join us for worship, explore the Bible with our daily devotionals, or learn to give your burdens to Christ through Care Ministries.
THE PERSON OF CHRIST
Grow spiritually by sharing life’s journey with others. VPC has learning communities and small groups for all ages. Learning communities provide a great place to meet people, and small groups help deepen relationships.
THE BODY OF CHRIST
Participate with Christ’s ongoing work in the world. Experience the joy of generosity through serving with Missions, joining a VPC ministry team, or giving money to support the church.
THE WORK OF CHRIST
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