Ways to Serve
Toy Drive – The VPC youth are hosting a toy drive (through the Vienna Police Department’s “Santa’s Ride”) and invite you to donate new (and unwrapped) toys, books, or games. We will have collection bins at VPC through December 7. This is a great opportunity to help children and families in our community this Christmas. During Santa’s Ride, police officers on motorcycles pick up donated toys and deliver them to Inova Fairfax Hospital, Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center and local children in need.
Committee Helping Others (CHO) – VPC’s mission partner, CHO is once again hosting their annual Christmas Store for local families on Saturday, December 9. Click here for more information on how you can help.
Bags of Love – During the month of December, we are going to pack ‘weekend snack bags’ to assist those who will not have adequate food during Christmas Break. Click here to donate.
CLUB – CLUB for 4th and 5th graders meets once a month on Sunday evening to provide a space for our preteens to learn about God and faith while building community. Kids are invited to join us in the Upper Deck for pizza, games, and a message on Sunday, December 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Youth Christmas Party – On Sunday, December 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm we will hold our Youth Christmas Party at VPC. This will be a time for fellowship, reindeer games, Christmas cookies, and a white elephant gift exchange. Click here to let us know you are attending.
Playground Playdates – Join us for Playground Playdate on December 8 at Glyndon Park at 10:00 am and December 15 at VPC’s Playground at 10:00 am. Come make a Christmas ornament craft with your child and enjoy cookies and fellowship with other families. For expecting parents and parents with children up to 6 years old. Contact Heather.Boehm@viennapres.org to RSVP.
Youth Christmas Caroling – On Sunday, December 10 from 12:15 – 3:00 pm our youth will share a meal and then go out into Vienna spreading Christmas cheer to home-bound VPC members. Pastor Charles and Pastor Connie have graciously agreed to join us as we stop by homes and visit with 6-10 members in the area. Click here to let us know you are attending.
Bricktastic Christmas – Families are invited to journey through the Christmas story with LEGO on Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. They will create and build scenes as they learn about Jesus’ birth. Kids will also make a LEGO ornament to hang on their tree.
Christmas Around the World – The Cathedral Brass will perform a free concert with a variety of classical, jazz, and popular favorites that capture the spirit of the season Christmas. Sunday, December 3, 4:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
Glorious Sounds of Christmas Concert – Stir your hearts; thrill your soul. Share the beauty and wonder that is Christmas. The VPC choirs and the Cathedral Brass will present a delightful traditional Christmas concert . Escape the hustle and bustle of the Christmas rush and enjoy this FREE concert (a Kennedy Center caliber performance) on Sunday, December 17, 4:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
The Longest Night Worship Service – Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult. It may be a time in which you are grieving losses and hope feels slim. Come out, and join with us in sharing and hearing prayers, scripture, and music that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle – and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness. Wednesday, December 21, 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Please RSVP to April Massey at 703.938.9050.
Christmas Eve Morning Worship Service – We will have one worship service at 10:00 am on Sunday, December 24. No Sunday School or Sunday morning programs, however Childcare is offered for ages 1 month through Pre-K on the Second Floor.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services – Join us for a candlelight service for all ages. Sunday, December 24 in the Sanctuary.
- 5:00 pm Children/Families
- 7:00 pm Traditional (Childcare provided)
- 9:00 pm Contemporary
“Stories of Joy” Written by the Congregation – Twenty-three people from the VPC family have written this years’ VPC Advent devotional for you! Get your copy of “Stories of Joy” at the welcome center in the lobby on Sundays or at the church office during the week. You can also click here to read it. Let’s experience the joy of Advent together as you read the real life stories of your VPC brothers and sisters in Christ.
Family Devotionals – Are you looking for more ways to help prepare your heart for the arrival of Christ? Click here to choose from the list of devotionals our Next Gen Team has compiled for our church family.