OASIS COMMUNITY WEDNESDAYS

Classes

Kids

Students

Music

Food

ALPHA COURSE

Wednesdays, January 16-March 20
6-8PM, Room 415/416, Childcare by reservation (Register below)
Cost: Free

Over 29,000,000 people around the world have gone through Alpha in the last 30 years! For believers, this is an exciting time of renewing and deepening your understanding of core Christian doctrines. For seekers, this is a comfortable and safe place to learn more about Christianity and ask questions. The evening includes a meal, a DVD lesson, and small group time to discuss the evening's topic. Join us and bring a friend!

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into the wardrobe: the story, works, and theology of c.s. lewis, part 1

With Dr. Grayson Carter, Fuller Theological Seminary, former editor-in-chief of the C.S. Lewis Journal
Wednesdays, January 16-February 27

6-7PM, Chapel, Childcare by reservation (Register below)
Cost: Free

Join Dr. Carter for a close-up look into the story, works, and theology of C.S. Lewis. The late author and theologian has greatly affected how we think about Christianity in a modern world. 

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THE art of marriage

Wednesdays, January 16-February 20
6-7:30PM, Crossing 104, Childcare by reservation (Register below)
Cost: Free

This class is full of Biblically-centered teaching and real-life stories to highlight both the challenges and the beauty of God's design for marriage. Take some time to spend together as a couple to explore the unique way God has made you for each other! 

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women's bible study: battlefield of the mind

Facilitator: Rev. Kelly Nieto
Wednesdays, January 16 & 30, February 13 & 27, March 20, April 3 & 24, May 8
6-7:30PM, Chapel Conference Room, Childcare by reservation (Register below)
Cost: Free (please purchase the book)

Battlefield of the Mindy by Joyce Meyers is a step by step plan in how to face the spiritual and emotional battles of the mind, learning what it means to "take every thought captive for Christ." The Bible Study is also offered Fridays, January 18, February 1 & 15, March 1 & 22, April 5 & 26, and May 10. Register below. 

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holy yoga

Instructor: Jennifer Cecil
Wednesdays, January 16

6-7:30PM, Room 409, Childcare by reservation (Register below)
Cost: $5 per class

Holy Yoga is a type of yoga practice that combines stretching and movement with worshipful moments and prayer. All levels are welcome, no yoga experience necessary. Bring a yoga mat and a friend!

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THE SOUL OF SHAME: rETELLING THE STORIES WE BELIEVE ABOUT OURSELVES BY DR. CURT THOMPSON

Wednesdays, January 16-February 20, 2019,
6PM, Room 419
Cost: Free (but please purchase the book), Childcare by Reservation (Register below)

This six-week book study of Dr. Curt Thompson's The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves, a Biblical look at how shame affects our lives and "... seeks to destroy our identity in Christ, replacing it with a damaged version of ourselves that results in unhealed pain and brokenness." Contact Elizabeth Weiss at 713-203-5544 or Pastor David Turner at 480-991-6424, ext 121


Starting in March

Exploring Passover: a Lenten study

Facilitator: Rev. Kelly Nieto
Wednesday, March 13-April 10
6-7PM, Chapel, Childcare by reservation (Register below)
Cost: Free

We will take a look at the history, the celebration, and the symbols of the Passover meal as we focus on Jesus, the Passover Lamb, during the Lenten season. 

parenting the love and logic way

Facilitator: Larry Kirby
Wednedays, March 13-April 10

6-7:30PM, The Crossing 104, Childcare by reservation (Register below)
Cost: Free

This class will teach you how to help your children take ownership of problems, make more responsible choices, and see the logical consequences of their actions. 


Starting in April

Master your emotions: a class for parents

Facilitator: Larry Kirby
Wednesday, April 24-May8

6-7:30PM, Crossing 104
Cost: $40 for the hand book (scholarshps available)
No childcare

Continuing with principles from "Parenting the Love and Logic Way," learn how to apply the tools necessary to  create transforming relationships with your children and loved ones. 

into the wardrobe: the story, works, and theology of c.s. lewis

With Dr. Grayson Carter, former editor-in-chief of the C.S. Lewis Journal
Wednesday, April 24-May 29

6-7PM, Chapel
Cost: Free

We will continue to look at the amazing life and ideas from one of the 20th Century's most incredible minds. Not able to attend part one? No problem! All are welcome. 


day of discipleship 2019: building community

Featuring Professor Terry Hargrave, Fuller Theological Seminary
Saturday, February 2
8:30AM-1PM, Landes Center
Cost: Free (Breakfast & Lunch included)

One of the big themes for VPC this year is building community. How do we grow and sustain healthy relationships within and outside of the church community? Our speaker, Professor Hargrave, will help walk us through ways to invite people into the VPC community. The Day of Discipleship will include breakfast, our speaker, break-out sessions, and lunch! 

Oasis Kids!

K-5th Grade
Spring Semester
Wednesdays, January16-May 15, 6-730PM

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 our staff members teach them more about the love of Jesus Christ! 

(no need to re-register if you attended Oasis kids! Fall 2018. Please register your child if this is your first time joining us in 2018-2019.)

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SLIMED

Over the first eight weeks of Oasis Kids! Spring semester your child will have fun with slime as they learn how God specializes in messy situations! Because sometimes it feels like we have just been slimed. From the decisions we make or the decisions others make, life can sometimes hurt. Through the life of Jacob, kids will learn that when we stick to God, He will make something beautiful out of any slimy situation.

SCIENCE WITH JESUS

Jesus performed many amazing miracles! The final six weeks of Oasis Kids! Spring semester children will participate in and watch fun experiments that remind them of some of Jesus's amazing miracles! These miracles show us just how awesome God is and why He is our Savior.

*Childcare is available for free for children 3 months-5 years old (not yet in kindergarten) whose parents are attending an adult class. Please request childcare when signing up. If you are not attending a class and would like to drop off your little one, you may do so for a cost. 

 

Oasis for Students (formerly Midweek)

Wednesdays starting January 16, Landes Basement

Middle School: 6-7:30PM

High School: 7:30-9PM

 

Oasis Students is a fun-filled extension of VPC Student Ministry where students are invited to hang out, make friends, and grow deeper in their walk with Christ. These gatherings include exciting events and activities along with age relevant curriculum aimed at forming students in new ways to help them discover  God's calling on their lives. Invite friends and get ready for an amazing time - we can't wait to see you there!

 

Homework room, recreation area, and a free time to buy dinner at the food trucks will be available from 6-7:30PM for High School students; Middle School students will have access to the homework room, recreation area, and food trucks as well from 7:30-9PM or after they meet.

  

MIDDLE SCHOOL UPCOMING SERIES

OVER IT
January 23 & 30

This series reveals how the power of forgiveness changes not only others but also ourselves.

LINK
February 6, 13, & 20

This series will explain why and how we pray to God.

MADE
February 27, March 6, 13, 20, & 27

This series delves into God's plan for sex in our lives.

BEST FOR LAST
April 3-May 15

An Easter series about Jesus' final, most important words shared with His followers while on Earth.  

 

HIGH SCHOOL UPCOMING SERIES

SORRY NOT SORRY
January 23 & 30

When we are wronged, we are left wondering how to move on. In this series, we will look at what Jesus offers us that can help us let go and move forward.

DIRECT MESSAGE
February 6, 13, &20

While connecting with God may not look like a direct message on Instagram, in this series, we will discover that it still may be easier than we think.

MADE
February 27, March 6, 13, 20, & 27

When it comes to sex, we all have certain ideas of what it should be about. But what does God think about it? In this series, we will find out

FAMOUS LAST WORDS
April 3-May 15

In this series, we will discover the powerful words Jesus shared in the days leading up to His death and resurrection - words that still impact us today. 

 

CHANCEL CHOIR

Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7:30-9PM, Choir Room
Sing most Sundays at the 9AM Worship Service

The Chancel Choir is a traditional four-part choir that ministers to the congregation through music. We sing everything from classical to 20th century. The choir also performs two concerts per year with a full orchestra. The Chancel Choir is open to high school students and adults at all skill levels. If you love to sing and have a heart for worshiping through song, this welcoming community is the place for you! Contact Jennifer Hamm for more information.

The Joy of Singing with Tiffany Pondelik

The Joy of Singing from Valley Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.

 

Come grab a bite from the food truck between activities or classes! A variety of affordable family friendly options will be available for purchase between 5:30 and 8PM each Oasis Wednesday. 

food truck schedule

Oasis Wednesdays will resume January 16, 2019. Please see Oasis Classes for current class information.