GATHERING TOGETHER IN SPIRIT WITH ZOOM

We remember first that God is with us and will guide us through these stormy waters.  We remember second that we do not have to "go to church" in order to be the Church, and that our faith can be very much alive as we seek to love our neighbors! We may not be able to gather in body, but we can still gather in spirit  via Zoom! 

 

ANTI-RACISM READING AND DISCUSSION GROUP: The current book is "Waking Up White" by Debby Irving. This group  meets every other Thursday at 7PM.  For more information, email the VFPC Office.

 

KNITTING AND CROCHETING CIRCLE: This group currently gathers via Zoom on Mondays at 1PM. For more information, email the VFPC Office.

 

MID-WEEK COFFEE GATHERING: All are welcome to grab a hot beverage and jump on Zoom every Wednesday at 10AM for no reason other than to enjoy each other's company and stories. 

https://zoom.us/j/5205159681 

MEETING ID: 520 515 9681

PASSWORD:  001874

 

WORSHIP GATHERINGS: Our Sunday 10AM worship gatherings are warm, welcoming, and joyful!  Prayer, music, connecting and sharing, and listening for God's guidance in the weekly Scripture reading fill the screen.  On the first Sunday of each month, we celebrate our Communion with God and each other by using whatever bread and juice we can find in our homes. This meeting opens at 9:15AM for anyone who wants to come early and enjoy each other's company and stories. 

 

 https://zoom.us/j/863779594?pwd=cGZ0TUxOSlZPY1hWSHEzVzZnVnhJUT09

                       Worship Meeting ID: 863-779-594

                       Worship Password: 001874

                       Dial-in Phone #: 1 929 436 2866

 
 

SEASONAL WORSHIP THEME: THE VFPC WE ARE BECOMING

 
During this season of Epiphany, Lent, and Easter, as we are gathered in the posture of worship with an openness to God, we will be considering different characteristics of the VFPC we are becoming as we move forward unto the future to which God is calling us.  Each week in worship, we will focus with the help of the Scriptures on a different layer of this journey of becoming, and then ALL are invited and challenged to remain after worship to discuss more deeply for the sake of our collective spiritual growth.  
 
  • 2/07  We are Becoming MISSIONAL (and Less Ideological)
  • 2/14  We are Becoming APOSTOLIC (and Less Attractional)
  • 2/21  We are Becoming INCARNATIONAL (and Less Programmatic)
  • 2/28  We are Becoming DYNAMIC (and Less Static)
  • 3/07  We are Becoming a HEALTHY SMALL CHURCH (and Less of an Unhealthy Large Church)
  • 3/14  We are Becoming a People of LOVING RELATIONSHIPS (and Less Club Recruitment)
  • 3/21  We are Becoming INCLUSIVE (and Less Exclusive)
  • 3/28  We are Becoming CHRIST-CENTRIC (and Less Tradition-Centric)
  • 4/04  We are BEING RESURRECTED (and We are NOT Dying) 

SPIRITUAL REFLECTION: THIS IS OUR WILDERNESS JOURNEY

There are no sermons in our Sunday morning ZOOM gatherings, but Pastor Tim has been recording regular reflections on the experience of wandering together through the metaphorical wilderness of the pandemic season.  The latest is posted below, and all of the other episodes within this series of reflections can be found in the YouTube playlist embedded on the Sermons Library page.  You can also sign up for our VFPC Podcast including Wilderness Reflections and a few Pre-COVID sermons!

3/1/21 - The Spiritual Practice of  Simplifying (Disconnecting from Worry)

A MATTHEW 25 CONGREGATION

The Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has put out the challenge to all of its 10,000+ congregations to prayerfully consider joining a church-wide movement called "The Matthew 25 Initiative: A Bold Vision and Invitation." This initiative challenges every congregation to more deeply identify themselves as the sheep of Jesus' famous parable of sheep and goats from Matthew 25; that is, to claim that we are those gifted and called by God to love the least of our sisters and brothers in the world around us - those most in need of food, drink, welcome, shelter, clothing, care, and friendship. 

 

The initiative proposes to focus our discernment in three different areas in order to more fully grow into this faithful and sheeply identity:

 

(1) to grow in vitality as a church,

(2) to participate in the dismantling of structural racism, and

(3) to participate in alleviating systemic poverty.  

 

The VFPC Session spent many months discerning in response to this invitation, and was compelled unanimously at the June 2019 Session meeting to accept the challenge.  The Sent to Serve Committee is helping us grow in vitality as a congregration so that we are strengthened for our mission.  The Committee leads us in discerning how we might respond as a congregation with loving action to the least of our neighbors who are affected by the systemic social ills of racism and poverty. 

 

May God guide us into this season of intentional love for neighbor!  Learn more about the PC(USA) Matthew 25 Initiative.

 

 

 

 

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