Summer of Compassion

Whether it's Sunday worship, a movie night, a Habitat build, a podcast or a book, take time this summer to cultivate compassion.

Each week we will post a new podcast, video, or song for you to explore a new angle of compassion. So even if you're traveling to an exotic destination or camping out under the stars,  you can feed your soul and stay connected to VPC!

August 12: Everything Happens

Podcasts with Kate Bowler

Life isn't always bright and shiny, as Kate Bowler knows. Kate is a young mother, writer and professor who, at age 35, was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. In, warm, insightful, often funny conversations, Kate talks with people about what they've learned in dark times. Kate teaches at Duke Divinity School and is author of "Everything Happens (And Other Lies I've Loved)."

Preacher: Craig Cornelius

Summer Reading: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life chapter 10.

August 19: What is Good

African Road Video

Making a difference. Hope. Love. These are just a few of the things that African Road means to our global circle of friends.

Preacher: Rev. Jenny Warner

Summer Reading: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life chapter 11.

August 26: The One Who Showed Mercy

Martin Luther King Jr Video: Love Your Enemies Speech

Fifty years after his assassination, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches continue to inspire us to lead a life of love.

Preacher: Rev. Jenny Warner

Summer Reading: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life chapter 12.

Summer of Compassion: August Events

August 5: Valley to San Jose Giants Game at 5:00pm

Contact Cindy in the office if you're still interested in attending!

August 26 & 28: East Africa Reflections

The VPC team has returned from their journey in East Africa full of stories, pictures and reflections and we can’t wait to share with you! We will share in the Sunday service on August 26 and then give a fuller report on Tuesday evening, August 28 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room.

Summer Reading Suggestions

Twelve Steps of a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong

Barking at the Choir by Greg Boyle

Standing at the Edge by Joan Halifax

Kids and Youth

This summer VPC's kids will focus on "compassion" using the curriculum "An illustrated Compassion, learning to love like God." The three, 4-week modules consist of: Compassion in the Hebrew Scriptures; Compassion in the New Testament; Living a Compassionate Life. Each week teachers and students will go straight to class, joining the congregation at the end of Worship to share a little something from their time in class.

Middle and high school students have the option to go to class or stay in worship. 

In Case You Missed It...

June 16: Habitat for Humanity PlayHouse Build

A group of VPC volunteers last Saturday built and painted a playhouse for Habitat for Humanity, which will identify a church or other social nonprofit that might put it to good use and take it to them. Habitat does projects like this when they're in between housing builds.

June 22: Concert in Redwood City

The VPC community met for a fun evening of music in downtown Redwood City

June 24: Solidarity with Refugees

During Sunday worship we welcomed Maria Tran, founder of Sea of Solidarity, which works on the island of Lesvos to aid refugees during this extreme humanitarian crisis.

June 30: Families Belong Together Rally

Valley was well represented at the Redwood City rally demanding fair treatment of immigrants. 

July 8-24: Valley in Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania

Updates on Facebook

Did you miss a sermon? You can listen online!

 Valley Presbyterian Church

945 Portola Road, Portola Valley CA 94028

650 851.8282 

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