CLASSES

 

Holy Yoga

Instructors: Erin Lunn & Jennifer Cecil
Wednesdays, September 4-November 20
6-7:30PM, Room 512-Upper Youth Room
Cost: $5 (paid to your instructor)

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!  

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c.s. lewis: mere christianity

Instructor: Senior Pastor David Joynt
Wednesdays, September 4-November 20
6-7PM, Calvin Center

Cost: Free

Connecting Your Head to Your Heart. Christians believe God is the source of truth and creator of reason. Yet we live at a time when many people dismiss Christian faith as pure fantasy or unreasonable conviction. C.S. Lewis was an Oxford Professor and Christian believer. His book, Mere Christianity, shows why faith is reasonable and how to connect our heads and hearts.

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The top 10 things you need to know about the bible

Instructor: Dr. Cory Peacock, Director of the Sonoran
Theological Group and Fuller Seminary Adjunct Instructor
Wednesdays, September 4-October 30
6-7PM, Chapel
Cost: Free

You may know about a guy named Moses in the Old Testament and a guy named Paul in the New Testament, but who has the time to figure out how to go deeper? With the right guide, you do. Join Dr. Peacock as he gives us tools to better understand the Bible.

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OTHER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

ALZHEIMER'S WORKSHOP PART ONE (OF THREE)
EARLY STAGE
LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S: FOR cARE PARTNERS

Facilitator: Alzheimer’s Association Certified Instructor
Wednesday, October 30, November 6 & 13
Room 409

This class will discuss understanding dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and how to identify early stage symptoms. We will work through adjustment and acceptance of the diagnosis, and how to partner with the person suffering from Alzheimer’s to develop strategies to cope with new changes and symptoms.

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#THESTRUGGLEISREAL: CONNECTING &
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR KIDS

Facilitator: Larry Kerby, certified Love & Logic instructor
Wednesday, October 2, 6-7:30PM 
Families of any age children are welcome

Join Larry Kerby for a class on choosing, setting, and enforcing healthy boundaries the love & logic way.

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facing challenges (two-part family workshop)

Facilitators: Samantha Kingma, LMFT; Shea Dodson, LMSW; Michaela Decker, LMFT
Sunday, November 3, 9-10:15AM & Wednesday, November 6, 6-7:30PM 
Families of Middle and High Schoolers

Join us for a two-part workshop, or attend either. This class is designed for parents of Middle and High School students to promote awareness, understanding, and prevention of suicide and mental health issues from a Christian perspective. This is a difficult and vitally important set of topics, and we hope you will join us.

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advent.ure

Wednesday, December 4
6-7:30PM, Landes Center
Food Truck available starting at 5:15PM

Kick off the Advent season with a fun intergenerational celebration! Come enjoy decorating cookies, making an Advent wreath for your family, wrapping presents for MentorKids, photobooth, and more.

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rick warren's the purpose of christmas

Instructor: Jerry Sayre
Wednesdays, December 11 & 18
6-7PM, Chapel

Three short videos, three short lectures, Q&A, and Christmas cookies. Jerry Sayre is a member of a Bible study and a Stephen Minister Leader at VPC.

 


Adventures in Learning

  • FREE classes for adults of all ages
  • Come 15 minutes early for cookies and beverages
  • Registrations are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome

The 10 commandments - understanding the importance of morality

Instructor: Dave Winter
Thursday, October 3 & 10

2-3:30PM (brief intermission), Calvin Center

Dave will discuss the unique nature of God’s human creation and why the Ten Commandments are integral to achieving God’s intentions for us. The class will be a lecture with Q & A. A portfolio manager and securities analyst by profession, Dave Winter has-over the past 20 years-used these skills to teach the Bible and understand the history of our Christian beliefs. He has written five historical novels tracing the history of western civilization from the unique perspective of the relationship between church and state.

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hOW TO WATCH FOOTBALL: DEFENSE

Instructor: Jerry Sayre
Thursday, October 10
7-8PM, Calvin Center

Jerry will make watching football more enjoyable by teaching strategies, showing game film, and telling stories. VPC member Jerry Sayre played football for The Ohio State University and is a member of the VPC Chancel Choir.

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The basics of how to read music

Instructor: Jennifer Hamm
Thursday, October 17

10-11:30AM (brief intermission), Calvin Center

Sheet music will be explained in a fun and easy-tounderstand way. You’ll enjoy this class whether you’re a beginner or you want a refresher. (VPC is looking for more members to sing in its Christmas Concert at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. No tryouts.) Jennifer Hamm is VPC’s Minister of Music and Choir Director.

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real estate tips from jayann

Instructor: Jayann Fordon
Thursday, October 17
7-8PM, Calvin Center

Jayann will give you tips on preparing your home for sale, what to expect while in “escrow”, preparing for the move, and other thoughts on real estate. Her slogan is “Personal care, Professional results.” Jayann has been a Realtor in residential sales since 1982 and has experience both buying and selling.

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creating a road map for the ultimate aging experience

Instructor: Thom Corrigan
Tuesday, November 5

2-3:30PM (brief intermission), Calvin Center

Thom will address issues of concern with getting older as well as opportunities for optimal experiences in our postretirement years. He will teach us how to create a “road map” that will help us reach our goals and define who we are in our proverbial “golden years”. Thom Corrigan received his Master’s Degree from University of Illinois in Clinical Social Work & Administration. He has over 35 years of experience working with seniors, and currently works with terminally ill patients and their families. He also provides private care management services to seniors and persons with special needs.

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chair yoga


AIL will host a DVD workout
Thursday, October 24 & 31 and November 7 & 14
2-3PM, Calvin Center


We’ll be watching “Happy Yoga with Sarah Starr - Gentle Chair Yoga” and exercising together. The calm, 30-minute session was filmed in a beautiful field of sunflowers. Wear comfortable clothes.

 

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THE HISTORY OF THE MAYFLOWER CROSSING AND THE FIRST THANKSGIVING

Instructor: Jerry Sayre
Thursday, November 21
7-8PM, Calvin Center

We will go back in time with a short video, lecture, and Thanksgiving treats. Jerry Sayre is a history buff and member of VPC’s Boomers Community Group Leadership Team.

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the purpose of christmas by rick warren

Instructor: Jerry Sayre
Thursday, December 12
10-11:30AM (brief intermission), Calvin Center

Three short videos, three short lectures, Q&A, and Christmas cookies. Jerry Sayre is a member of a Bible study and a Stephen Ministry Leader at VPC.

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Classes

pickleball (ages 8-108)

Coach: Jack Thomas, 602-418-2439
Tuesdays/Thursdays, Year Round
4:30-6:30PM, Landes Center
Costs: Free

Fantastic and fun game played on a badminton court with a lower net, a perforated plastic ball, and lightweight paddles. You don't have to be good at other sports. It's easy to learn but can develop into a quick, fast-paced competitive game for experienced players. Once you start playing, you can't stop! Learn more about Pickleball. 

grandmaster han's martial arts of arizona (all ages)

Instructor: Jeff or Lori Jordan, 780-326-3755
Thursdays

4:30-5:30PM, Calvin Center
Fee: One class per week, $45/month

Youn Wh Ryu - Christian-based martial arts for physical fitness and self-defense. Our Training Principles: Be Polite, Be Patient, Be Alert, Be Brave, Do Your Best, Respect Yourself and Others. 

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line dance (adults)

Instructor: Linda Purkapile
Fridays, Year Round
10AM-NOON
Fee: $60 for eight, two-hour classes

Do you want a fun, low-impact exercise that gives a physical and mental workout? Line dancing may be just what you're looking for! Classes led by Jerry Villaire, a national and local coach for all levels. 


RightNow Media

RightNow Media is a service offering thousands of Christian video sessions for you to access anytime, anywhere.

RightNow Media has Bible teaching and practical content for adults, youth, and children. There are studies by respected pastors and teachers, original RightNow videos, and recordings of Christian conferences. Best of all, you can view these videos from your computer, tablet, or even your phone! Videos can be accessed by individual members and their families or streamed by Community Groups or Bible studies.

We're excited about the ways you can use this resource to grow in your faith.