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Presbyterian Women God is at work in people's lives at VPC. A church community is woven together through the journeys our lives take. Listen and be inspired by these stories!

PW Luncheon Wednesday, January 22 Landes Center, 11:30AM, Cost $10 RSVP: Church Office or Ruth Brannan 480-945-6802 by Friday, January 17 Program: Parasols & Petticoats Victorian lifestyles and rituals. A colorful & delightful program, with full costumes.

A New Heart for the Valley Phase II Construction

• Fireside Room and kitchen • Calvin Center and adjacent storage rooms

Wednesdays, January 15, 22, & 29 6-8:30PM, VPC Library Facilitator: Melissa Johnson, ALZ Assoc. Register: In the middle stage of this disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. In this three-part series, hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.

• Choir Room, Music offices, and Handbell room

Anxiety Dealing with Anxiety with Dr. Shelly Reed Thursday, Januray 23 11:30AM-1PM, Room 415/416 RSVP to Tammy: Over 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety, including chronic worry about health, safety, and finances. Please join popular Scottsdale psychologist, Dr. Shelly Reed as she discusses new and practical ways to deal with this common problem.

Care & Support

• Nursery (being moved to Room 409) • Sanctuary Fountain and Patio • Parking/drop-off area by the Sanctuary Fountain

VPC News

Free to recycle Computer/Office Paper Flyers/Paper Handouts Catalogs/Phone Books Broken down Cardboard Boxes Newspaper

Do not use for Plastic of any kind Paper Cups or Plates Napkins Anything with food on it Metal/Aluminum

Returning January 15!

Oasis starts Wednesday, January 15. With opportunities for kids, students, and adults, there's something for everyone! Also, we have delicious new food trucks each week. Check out the inside of the FOCUS for more information.


Please pray for those at home or in a care facility:

You are not alone.

Carolyn Bathurst, Kathryn Bennett, Joyce Black, Herb Blinn, Charles Buckley, Bonnie Domaz, Geoffrey Edmunds, Roger Fercho, Donna Gardner, Ginny Groom, Sara Hammond, Louella Hermanson, Jean Hiser, David Horton, Jeannette Huggins, Evelyn Jenkins, Sue Larson, Jim Lawrence, Jim Lorenz, Carolyn McElhaney, Dee Melde, John Mueller, Dorothy Nern, Janet Nielsen, Joyce Newlon, Judy Owens, Roy States, Bette Vyskocil, Helen Wolfe

Our church family extends its Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Lois Nuernberg.

Read more about these events inside the Focus!

VPC has recently revamped our recycling program to be more intentional and effective about how we deal with the waste we generate. Around campus you'll see blue bins, please use them as needed! Here is a list of items we are able and unable to recycle:

Sharon Arendt, Sandra Gerlach, Corenthel Green, John Hale, Alan Hartley, Kathy Hazslip, Millie Homan, Elizabeth Jessup, Jo Ann Jones, Carol Kunselman, Margaret Kurtz, Beverly Lentz, Dick Lockwood, Carole Marr, Jan McKenzie, Peggy Mullen, Nancy Savoy, Rodrigo Silva, Nancy Sumner, Bob Rufenacht, Ellie Van Denburgh


SERMON SERIES Devotionals are available in Worship Centers and online:

VPC Recycles! We need your help.

Please pray for those recovering from recent medical procedures:

For more information about those in our community, call Tammy: 480-991-6424 x163

week of January 12, 2020


Rooms will be prepped to be under construction. Fencing goes up January 15, and construction will begin! Because construction will continue past the opening of the Sanctuary, we appreciate your flexibility and grace as we maintain standard event and class schedule while losing several of our largest meeting rooms. During Phase II construction, the following spaces will be offline:

Alzheimer's Workshop Part Two: Middle Stage Living with Alzheimer’s: For Care Partners

Valley Presbyterian Church

Valley Presbyterian Church

6947 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, 480-991-6424 Pastors: David M. Joynt, David L. Turner, Chris D. Woodard, Travis W. Kingma

Suicide Prevention and Postvention Workshop Tomorrow, 6:30-8PM, Room 409 Register:


VPC is a place where you can

We're glad you are here today! VPC is a community that believes God calls us to be in relationship. Sunday morning worship is a time to gather, connect, and give thanks to the Creator who loves us without end. New to VPC? Welcome! We want to know what VPC can do for you. First Step Cards are available in all worship centers. Feel free to fill it out, drop it in an offering tray, or give it to a volunteer at the Welcome Center. Want to join our growing community? You can join today! If this is your first time at VPC or you've been coming for months and are moved to join our church, a Pastor and a church leader will be available after worship to talk and pray with you. If you’re here with kids, We have several fun and safe opportunities for kids: Nursery: Sunday School: If your kids stay in worship, check (Infants-2 years) 3 years-5th grade out the worship activity cart in 8:45-11:45AM 9:15-10 & 11-11:45AM each worship center.

Childcare is offered wherever you see an asterisk: * Questions? Email Brianne Bergfeldt:

W ho W e A re : P eople

who know hope .

The World Health Organization estimated that 800,000 people die as a result of suicide, and those numbers are expected to increase in 2020. Tomorrow's workshop will be an important opportunity to increase your knowledge about warning signs of suicide, bereavement support, and community resources. Suicide Prevention and Postvention: Understand the Warning Signs of Suicide and How to Support Those Bereaved by Suicide Monday, January 13, 6:30-8PM, Room 415/416 With La Frontera Arizona / Empact – Suicide Prevention Center with: Steve Schiro, EMPACT Register:

Learn more:

Sip & Social Justice Sip & Social Justice: Transitioning from the Correctional System

Featuring a guest speaker from the Arouet Foundation February 6, 6-8:30PM, Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar (8220 North Hayden Road) Cost: $25 (includes dinner), Register online Join us as we learn to understand the challenges women transitioning out of the correctional system face, how their struggles affect the wider community, and what Arouet is doing to facilitate their successful re-entry into society. As a result, we hope members of our community will be more educated about local social justice issues and feel compelled to get involved.

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

With Senior Pastor David Joynt Wednesdays, January 15-February 19 6-7PM, Upper Youth Room 512, free We live in a time when many people dismiss faith as fantasy. C.S. Lewis, Oxford Professor and Christian, wrote Mere Christianity to show why faith is reasonable and how to connect our heads and hearts.

Alzheimer's Workshop Part Two: Middle Stage For Care Partners

Students Kathy Oppenhuizen, Beth Allen & Leslie Turner Thursdays, February 6-27 6-7PM, VPC Library Sign-up: This is a time to consider and reflect on God’s ways in your life. This is a time to join others who seek God, desire to be refreshed and renewed on life’s journey. Reflect on writings from Henri Nouwen.

Wednesdays starting January 15 Landes Basement Middle School: 6-7:30PM High School: 7:30-9PM A great opportunity to make new friends and learn about God! There is always something new going on. Meal options from food trucks and homework rooms available for families (before and after) on these nights as well.

With Melissa Johnson, ALZ Association Wednesday, January 15, 22, & 29 6-8:30PM, VPC Library In the middle stage of this disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. In this three-part series, hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.

Men’s Ministry Study

Wednesdays, January 15-April 1 6-7:30PM, Room 412 This will be a great to study consider how to be the best men we can be to our friends, family, and coworkers.

Holy Yoga

With Erin Lunn & Jennifer Cecil Wednesdays, January 15-May 13 6-7:30PM, Room 411, Cost: $5 per class This is a type of yoga practice that combines stretching and movement with worshipful moments and prayer. All levels welcome, no experience necessary. Bring a yoga mat and a friend!

Strong Families: The Blessing/2-Degree Difference in Parenting

With Dr. John Trent & Kari Trent Stageberg Wednesday, January 29 6-7:30PM, Chapel From Dr. Trent’s Strong Families, they are committed to helping families grow stronger. Dr. Trent is co-author of The Blessing and frequent guest of Focus on the Family. Kari has a compelling story of her own, they will speak on passing the blessing on to our families and the impact of the two-degree difference in parenting. Oasis Kids!, 6-7:30PM, Room 415-416, Free Oasis Kids! is a safe and fun environment to learn about the world in creative ways. Your child will build, craft, draw, sing, and just have fun while they learn about the love of Jesus Christ!

Calendar of Events Sunday, January 12 Worship Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Worship Kaleidoscope Community Group Boomers Community Group Sunday School (3 y.o.-5th grade) Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Sages Community Group Worship Sunday School (3 y.o.-5th grade)

Chapel Nursery Landes Center Room 409 Room 415-416 Rooms 404-417 Nursery Library Landes Center Rooms 404-417

8AM 8:45AM 9AM 9AM 10AM 9:15AM 10:30AM 10:30AM 10:45AM 11AM

Monday, January 13 Valley Day School (VDS) Stephen Ministry Leader Meeting MHM-Empact/LaFrontera Workshop

Day School Rooms Chapel Conf. Room Room 415-416

9AM 11AM 6:30PM

Tuesday, January 14 Valley Day School (VDS) Mah Jongg Bridge Chair Yoga VDS Chapel Seekers & Sharers Community Group Pickleball Boy Scout Troop 441

Day School Rooms Room 411 Library Room 415-416 Chapel Chapel Conf. Room Landes Center Landes Center

9AM 9AM 9AM 11AM 11:15AM 1PM 4:30PM 7PM

Wednesday, January 15 Valley Day School (VDS) Presbyterian Women Lydia Circle VDS Chapel Presbyterian Women Sarah Circle Oasis Food Truck Oasis Childcare (0-2 y.o.) Oasis Minis Oasis Kids! NAMI Family to Family Living with Alzheimers-Middle Stage Oasis Women's Holy Yoga Oasis Men's Ministry Study Oasis Mere Christianity-C.S. Lewis Study Oasis High School Homework Room Oasis Middle School Oasis Middle School Homework Room Oasis High School Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Day School Rooms Library Chapel Room 415-416 Circle Driveway Nursery Room 404 Room 415-416 Crossing 104 Library Room 411 Room 412 Youth Room Admin. Room Landes Basement Admin. Room Landes Basement Room 419

9AM 9:30AM 11:15AM 11:30AM 5:15PM 5:30PM 6PM 6PM 6PM 6PM 6PM 6PM 6PM 6PM 6PM 7:30PM 7:30PM 7:30PM

Thursday, January 16 Men's Basketball Valley Day School (VDS) Lay Hospital Chaplains Meeting Pickleball

Landes Center Day School Rooms Chapel Conf. Room Landes Center

6:30PM 9AM 9AM 4:30PM

Friday, January 17 Valley Day School (VDS) Women's Bible Study Line Dance Alcoholics Anonymous

Day School Rooms Room 415-416 Landes Basement Landes Center

9AM 9AM 10AM 7:30PM

Chapel Nursery Landes Center Crossing 104 Room 415-416 Rooms 404-417 Nursery Library Landes Center Rooms 404-417

8AM 8:45AM 9AM 9AM 10AM 9:15AM 10:30AM 10:30AM 10:45AM 11AM

Saturday, January 18 Sunday, January 19 Worship Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Worship Kaleidoscope Community Group Boomers Community Group Sunday School (3 y.o.-5th grade) Nursery (infant-2 y.o.) Sages Community Group Worship Sunday School (3 y.o.-5th grade)

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