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Valley Presbyterian Church
945 Portola Road - Portola Valley, CA 94028
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What's New

Upcoming Events/Dates


Sept. 2 Deacons’ Meeting, Sept. 7 VPC Fall Kickoff, Fall Sunday School begins,

Sept. 14 Mission Committee,  Sept. 16 Session Meeting,

Sept 19-20 Westminster Woods Youth Ropes Course,

Sept 28 Portola Valley Interfaith Service, Sept 28 Confirmation Class begins.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY– Upcoming work date is November 15. We are hoping to have ten volunteers. No experience is needed but you must be 16 years old to participate. Contact Will or Scott Shearer (650-279-5940).


VPC is now serving lunch at St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room every Friday. Contact Wayne if you’d like to volunteer.




Join us in the Redwoods for this special back to school, back to worship event!  Sunday school and adult education classes get off to a big start, followed by an all community lunch and get-together headed up by Becky and Chris Preimesberger and their terrific team! Ashley Pogue and our intrepid high schoolers will put on a “block party” for the younger children and youth of the church – games and fun galore! Sign-ups for desserts are at the information table.  We look forward to seeing you for this fun and festive event!





If you have ever thought it would be fun to take an acting class, you have a great chance at PVTC this fall!  These classes offer a rare opportunity to study with one of the most gifted artists in the Bay Area, in a fun, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere.  Classes in acting, auditions, and scene study will be offered Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.  Please see the Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory website for information:  You may also call Stacie at 650 851-8282, ext. 105.


Learn about Yspaniola


Yspaniola (based in the Dominican Republic) was co-founded in 2009 by Cynthia So-Armah, who grew up in our VPC community. Yspaniola's mission is to provide quality education to students from an impoverished community of Dominicans and Haitians called Batey Libertad.  Learn more about it and how you can support her efforts here.



Tekax 25th Anniversary trip

A wait list is available for the Monte de Sión 25th Anniversary Celebration Trip to Tekax, Mexico, February 15-24, 2015.    Pick up an Information Sheet with attached sign up sheets in the office, and add your name to the waiting list if you would like to be notified about spots that may open up.  The information is also here, and the sign-up sheet here.  Contact Anita Wotiz with questions.



New Usher Volunteers Needed

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.





Would your family like to take on a class as a family service project? God just might be calling your name. Contact Cathy at: or 851-8282 x110



Risk…For the Journey"

The VPC Capital Campaign Update


Capital Campaign


As of June 2014

Goal = $1,600,000


donations = $924,991

Amount Pledged = $1,500,000


expenditures = $772,217


Capital Campaign



Next Mission Committee meeting Sept 14


Mission at Valley Pres

Mission Committee meetings are usually held on the 2nd Sunday of each month, after worship.  If you feel called to join, please let Candy Mindigo know

Everyone is welcome!


Steadfast Hope

On September 21 we will begin our new series, Zionism Unsettled.  The first meeting will be after worship at Ted and Anita's home. Copies of the PCUSA study guide can be picked up at the church office.


Have a prayer request? 

Email our Prayer Chain

Annual Report 2012


Per Capita Request

Each year we ask VPC members to consider paying their part of the per capita expense. This year the amount per member is $36.00. 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 including the General Assembly, the synods, and the presbyteries. The San Francisco Presbytery uses more than a third of the per capita expense locally. Please make out your check to VPC and mark "per capita" in the memo line. You can put them in the collection plate or leave them in the office.













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