In worship, we not only name our longings in prayer, but also listen for how we might participate actively in bringing about the good for which we long and pray. The LINK Bulletin Insert and the "prayer request" section of the VFPC weekly email Blast help us pray for and support each other. If you have a prayer concern to share, or you'd like to sign up to receive teh weekly VFPC email Blast Newsletter, please email office@ValleyForgePres.org.
The Board of Deacons stays in contact with every member of the congregation in hoping to learn of any struggles, concerns or needs. The Deacon Fund and Pastor’s Discretionary Fund are used collaboratively in order to meet the emergent needs of people as an expression of our graceful care of each other.
AGAPE love, which Jesus taught was at the core of a life that is good and true, is not simply a passive attitude of tolerance or concern. AGAPE love is an intentionality to promote the well-being of another regardless of merit and without any expectation of anything in return. All are welcome to participate in any of the following Love in Action opportunities (more details TBA):
09/07/19: Days for Girls Sewing Day: Help to sew hygeine kits for girls @ Lower Providence Pres from 9-5
09/28/19: Stream Cleanup Day: Gather at Ross Road field at 8:45am to join our community in caring for Creation
10/12/19: Sole Harvest 5K: Participate in a fundraising race benefitting Norristown Hospitality Center (INFO)
10/19/19: Narenj Tree Sorting Day: Meet at VFPC @9:45am, Sort clothing at Narenj Tree for Refugee Camps (INFO)
10/20/19: West Kensington Kitchen Dedication Worship: Gather in a spirit of Worship and Fellowship at 3PM @WKM
12/07/19: Manor Care Caroling Day: Gather at VFPC @9:30am to prepcards and songs before caravaning to Manor Care
01/25/20: Community Chili Cookoff: Cook or eat (or both) to benefit the Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard
05/03/20: Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes: Men invited to walk in heels at this event to benefit the Laurel House
Philadelphia Presbytery: In 2017, VFPC participated in the Philadelphia Presbytery's 300th Anniversary Campaign, which sought to raise $300,000 to be split among eight local organizations who are working to educate and mentor at-risk children and youth, and to help disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Learn more here.
The Village: The Village works with children, families and communities impacted by trauma to support healing and resilience, to encourage hope and to empower them to realize their greatest potential. They offer residential and outpatient treatment, group living, and supervised independent living. Learn more here.
Laurel House: Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency, providing direct services throughout Montgomery County, as well as preventative education for students, specialized trainings for professionals, and awareness events for community members. Learn more here.
Norristown Hospitality Center: The NHC provides basic needs and social services to empower those experiencing homelessness and poverty. It was created from true and simple love for people. It is a home during the day for anyone who otherwise would be left hungry, weary or living on the streets. Learn more here.
Upper Merion Emergency Aid: UMEA is a nonprofit aid organization serving the Upper Merion, Montgomery County, Pa. area. Their work includes four major food giveaways, an annual Adopt A Family Holiday Program, a back to school shoe/school supplies give away, and emergency assistance to families in need. Learn more here.
Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard: UMACC is a nonprofit community food pantry nested in the VFPC building that was launched as a partnership between VFPC, the UMA School District, and other members of the local faith and municipal communities. The UMACC provides food donations to the food insufficient residents within the bounds of the UMA School District. Learn more here.
Interfaith Food Pantry: VFPC is one of seventeen sister congregations that supports the Community Interfaith Food Pantry ministry of Grace Lutheran Church in Norristown. Learn more here.
West Kensington Ministries: West Kensington Ministries provides after school programs and mentoring to youth in West Kensington who are at risk or already involved in the justice system. Learn more here.
Neighborhood Meals on Wheels: VFPC supports and nests the local office of Neighborhood Meals on Wheels, which provides meals to to the elderly, homebound, and those who may be recuperating following a hospital or rehabilitation stay. Learn more here.
Charles and Melissa Johnson: VFPC is a supporting partner of Missionaries to Zambia, Charles and Melissa Johnson. They have been invited to help the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Zambia Synod expand its holistic ministry of community development, food security and improved health. Learn more here.
One Great Hour of Sharing: OGHS is a worldwide effort to empower, provide water, supply food, and give relief from disasters. They currently have projects at work in more than 100 nations of the world. VFPC participates in an annual fund and awareness raising season for the sake of OGHS. Learn more here.
Sharing Space with those in Recovery: VFPC is honored and grateful to share space in support of recovery efforts. An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting gathers here Wednesdays at noon and a Narcotics Anonymous meeting gathers here Fridays at 7pm. Learn more here and here.
ALL are welcome as we gather freely and joyfully at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary every Sunday for the public worship of God!
Valley Forge Presbyterian Church * 191 Town Center Road, KOP 19406 * 610-265-2420