“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
~ John 16:33
Many times we're asked to walk roads that are difficult and not ones we would choose. When this happens, you aren't walking alone. He is with you every step of the way, and as a part of His church we are privileged to offer programs that provide Christian support and fellowship to believers and nonbelievers alike.
Have you lost a loved one recently? A spouse, parent, child, or close friend? VPC has a long assisted people who are grieving. By starting the road to recovery, you can put the paralyzing emotional pain behind you without forgetting your loved one, and get your life started again. Our Grief Ministry Leadership Team has participated in training and keeps an eye to new research on this most-painful process.
4th Annual St. Patrick's Behavioral Health Interfaith conference
Connecting Our Communities: Many Paths to Hope for Mental Health
Wednesday, May 13, 7:30AM-3:30PM
St. Patrick Catholic Community
10815 N. 8th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
This year's conference will feature a panel discussion from diverse faith communities, presenting on many aspects between faith and mental health along with keynote speakers and breakout sessions.
Temporarily not meeting.
Do you believe your dog’s undying love might be able to lift the spirits of someone in need? If so, you might be interested in our new ministry opportunity! Pet Pause aims to bring joy to people in need through a kind smile and a wagging tail.
Pet therapy is used successfully in area hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and at home. Recipients of pet therapy show lowered blood pressure, reduced anxiety, and decreased feelings of isolation. For dementia patients, pet therapy allows them to interact in ways many of us can’t. Interested individuals will enroll their dog in a simple certification process.
Dogs that are great candidates for this ministry need to be :
- Friendly and accepting of strangers
- Calm and able to sit on command
- Comfortable around adults and children
- Relaxed around loud and disruptive noises
- Comfortable in new and changing environments
Many times we're asked to walk roads that are difficult and not ones that we would choose. When this happens, remember that you aren't walking alone; He is with you every step of the way! As a part of His church, we consider it a privilege to pray for those in need.
VPC’s Prayer Team is made up of people who are praying diligently and specifically for needs both within and outside the church, and they are available to pray for you! If you have a prayer request, please email Tammy Milne or call her at 480-991-6424 ext. 163. If you would like us to pray for someone besides yourself, we ask you to please get permission before sharing their personal circumstances. If you would like to pray with a Pastor, please call 480-991-6424, follow the prompts and leave a message for the Pastor on call.
If you would like to join VPC’s prayer team, please contact Robbie Peterson at .
If there is an emergency need, call the main church number, 480-991-6424, and follow the prompts to leave a message for the Pastor on call; they will return the call as soon as possible
Our Deacons are truly the hands and feet of Christ. Through a number of Deacon Ministry teams, they are available to our congregation for celebration and support.
One in five U.S. adults experiences some form of mental illness, yet it’s seldom discussed, leaving those affected feeling misunderstood. VPC’s Mental Health Ministry strives to educate the congregation and community at large about mental illness, reduce shame and stigma surrounding mental illness, and support those afflicted, as well as the families and friends who love them. For more information, please email Pastor David Turner or Tammy Milne.
- NAMI Valley of the Sun
- Mental Health 24-hour crisis line: 602-222-9444
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Call today. Help is available.
- AZ Teen Lifeline: 602-248-8336, teenlifeline.org
- 5 Landmarks of the Mental Health Recovery Journey
Family Support Website: nami.org/Find-Support/Living-with-a-Mental-Health-Condition
- Drug Watch
Temporarily not meeting.
Additional Information on AA:
- Visit Salt River Intergroup AA for Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the surrounding communities for details
- Visit Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. to learn more about the international organization