St. Anthony’s of Padua in Redwood City will be the recipient of the fresh and frozen turkeys and chickens collected during worship on Nov. 24th for Thanksgiving meals for the hungry. St. Anthony’s has said that the need is great and they will be happy to receive all that we can send. Call Mary Jo at 851-8282 x114 if you have any questions.
Second Harvest Food Drive
Our Second Harvest canned food drives begins November 1st and will run through December. Canned food items needed: soup, stew, chili, tuna, fruit packed in juice, low salt vegetables, small fruit juices. Together we can make the holidays brighter for those who are hungry in our area. Thank you for caring.
Adopt a Child for Christmas
Again this year, VPC will support Bill Wilson Center's Adopt-A-Family Program; we have committed to purchasing gifts for 20 children. All but one of the youth have been "adopted", but we could still use donations to cover some of the expenses. Gifts for the youth must be dropped off in the church office by Dec 8, unwrapped, and must be accompanied by the original assignment sheet that names the child. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered and contributed so far!
A Workshop With Don Bisson
Wednesday, January, 15, 2014
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Falling into Revolution: A Human Experience with Divine Implications
Events in our lives wake us up to deeper realities which we have avoided. An accident, an illness, a loss, a depression, a crisis of faith, throws us out of ordinary time into a new level of consciousness. This day will be a reflection on how to live in the world after it fell apart.
To be held on campus at Valley Presbyterian Church
945 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA 94028
$85 per person*
The fee includes registration, materials, and lunch.
New Fellowship Group Starting ~ “Journey of Faith”
If you would like to try out a group where you can share your joys and your challenges, pray and reflect on a monthly basis with a circle of others in our VPC community, please let us know by leaving your name and contact information at the sign-up table at church. These companions’ circles are a wonderful way to enrich your faith, deepen your relationships at the church, and “do life” together. After just three meetings, everyone will have the chance to re-assess and decide if they want to continue. Contact Mary Jo Alderson x114 or Cheryl Goodman-Morris x108 for more information.
Have you thought about serving as an Usher?
Are you a little tired of seeing the same faces (as lovely as they are) greeting you with a bulletin and passing you the collection plate every Sunday? That's because we find ourselves, once again, with a short list of usher volunteers. If you're looking for a way to serve, even a few times a year, this would help with a great need. Please contact Ted Meeker about what the job entails, and he'll accommodate your schedule and fit you into the rotation.
“Risk…For the Journey"
The VPC Capital Campaign / Annual Pledge 2013 Update
Each year we ask VPC members to consider paying their part of the per capita expense. This year the amount per member is $35.00. Per capita is a fundamental way in which all of the nearly 11,000 congregations and mid councils of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are connected and participate in the work of the wider church. The money is used to for the administration of the church. Please make out your check to VPC and write "per capita" in the memo line.