Building Connections

Please note:  Personal gatherings are on hold given the current pandemic. Some groups are still meeting online. Check with group leaders for updates.


Adult Education on Sunday Mornings

Everyone is welcome Sunday mornings before worship to participate in our informative presentations and lively discussions. Join us in the Fireside Room from 9:15 to 10:15am. Past book discussions and topics have included:

For more information, contact Ann Hadden-Cornelius or Kristen Kingdon.

Footprints  is a fun and easy way to expand your group of friends at Valley Presbyterian Church while enjoying food and fellowship. Footprint groups include individuals/ couples/ families/ adults only/ mixed combinations in the VPC community who get together for a simple meal two to four times a year. Different people host each meal and others help provide the food. There is no program, just food and fellowship. Our hope is that everyone in the VPC church community, no matter how busy, can find the time to participate! For more information, contact Barbara Caswell.

Men's Group - Join VPC men in a conversation about life and the spiritual journey. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Contact Chris Warner for more information and location details.

Moms @ VPC  - Join moms of all ages to discuss the joys, challenges and spiritual aspects of modern parenting. We're in it together and have so much to learn from each other. Let Kerry Tremblay or Emily Walling know if you'd like to join. Meetings often start 8pm on periodic Mondays or Thursdays.


Steadfast Hope for Just Peace offers opportunities for learning and discernment regarding the struggle between Palestine and Israel. Through group study, documentary films, conferences, testimony, and personal witness, we seek to delve beneath the surface of the dual narratives of this complex issue with open hearts and open minds. Resource and reading lists are available. All are welcome; all are heard. For further information, contact Robin Polastri.

Wise Women - Any woman who has lived five decades and who either seeks wisdom or has wisdom to offer is welcome to attend our happy, supportive group for lunch three times a year. We have a suggested topic and we are also seeking book or movie recommendations each time we meet. This is not a book club, just an exchange of ideas. Bring your own sandwich or bento box and we will provide coffee, tea, fruit, and desserts. For more details, contact Robin Raborn.


Previous topics include “Women who successfully faced challenges.”  Those who attend were encouraged to tell stories of personal challenges successfully faced and to bring suggestions for books or movies about women who faced challenges successfully.

Spiritual Formation

For more information on Bible Studies, RISEN, Spiritual Direction and other ways to connect to God, each other and nature please visit our Spiritual Formation page.

 Valley Presbyterian Church

945 Portola Road, Portola Valley CA 94028

650 851.8282 

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