There will be no Oasis classes scheduled for February 26 and April 8!
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
With Senior Pastor David Joynt
Wednesdays, January 15-February 19
6-7PM, Upper Youth Room 512, free
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, Oxford Professor and Christian believer, wrote Mere Christianity to show why faith is reasonable and how to connect our heads and hearts.
With Erin Lunn & Jennifer Cecil
Wednesdays, January 15-May 13, 6-7:30PM
Room 411, Cost: $5 per class
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!
Men’s Ministry Study
Wednesdays, January 15-April 1, 6-7:30, Room 412
We are very excited to start offer this Wednesday evening opportunity! We will work through the study, Nine Attributes of a Man, by our upcoming 2020 Men’s Retreat speaker, Vince Miller. This will be a great study to come alongside each other, deepen our faith, and consider how to be the best men we can be to our friends, family, and coworkers.
Small Groups Sampler
With Senior Pastor David Joynt
Wednesdays, March 4-April 1, 6-7pm, Chapel, Free
We want you to be a part of a small group at VPC! This class will provide the opportunity to see how small groups work before committing to your own. There will be multiple small groups, each discussing the previous Sunday’s sermon. Small groups are a powerful way to grow closer to God, your church, and other people at VPC. We are excited to start this program!
How did we get where we are today? Modern Church History
With Dr. Grayson Carter, Chair, Church History, Fuller Theological Seminary
Wednesdays, March 4-May 13, 6-7PM
Upper Youth Room 512, free
The Church continues to change in order to be relevant to those it ministers to. But how did we get where we are now? Join Dr. Carter as he takes us through the issues that shape the church of today.
women's ministry freezer meal preparation
Wednesday, April 22, 6-7:30PM
OASIS Nursery & Childcare Available (registration required)
After-school activities take up precious time. Make them a little less hectic by having some dinners you can just pull out of the freezer and cook. We will have stations set up where you can assemble 2-3 meals that you can take home and freeze for later use. All you need to do is sign up, show up, and bring $10 to help cover the cost of supplies. We will take care of everything else!
Part Two: Middle Stage For Care Partners
With Melissa Johnson, Alzheimer’s Association
Wednesday, January 15, 22, & 29
6-8:30PM, VPC Library
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. In this three-part series, hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.
Part Three: Late Stage For Care Partners
With Melissa Johnson, Alzheimer’s Association
Wednesday, March 18 & 25, 6-8:30PM, VPC Library
In late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Hear about resources, monitoring care, and providing meaningful connection for the person with Alzheimer’s and their family.
Strong Families: The Blessing/2-Degree Difference in Parenting
With Dr. John Trent & Kari Trent Stageberg
Wednesday, January 29, 6-7:30PM, Chapel
From Dr. Trent’s Strong Families, they are committed to helping families grow stronger. Dr. Trent is co-author of The Blessing, frequent guest of Focus on the Family. Kari has a compelling story of her own, and together they will speak on passing the blessing on to our families and the impact of the two-degree difference in parenting.
Keeping the Conversation going with your tween/teen
With Rachel Thomas, MA, LMFT, Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist & Supervisor
Wednesday, April 29, 6-7:30PM, Chapel
It can be challenging to create conversations and connection with your tween/teen! This workshop will focus on ways to stay close without being perceived as “nagging” or critical of your child. We will focus on tools to help navigate holding your teen accountable while at the same time creating an ongoing secure connection.
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! Oasis Minis! is a similar experience with age-appropriate activities for your little ones.
Please note that there are no Oasis events on February 26, March 11, and April 8.
Wednesdays, January 15-May 13
6-7:30PM, Room 415/416
3-5 years old
Wednesdays, beginning January 15
6-7:30PM, Room 401
During the first six weeks of our Oasis Spring semester, we will talk about Fast Faith. Every fast food restaurant has a catchy slogan to try to get you in the door for a quick meal. that meal usually tastes great when you're eating it, but in a few hours, you're usually hungry again! Jesus promises to give us something great too, but what Jesus promises won't leave us hungry and wanting more. Jesus says we can put our faith in Him because He can take care of everything we need for all of eternity - talk about a happy meal!
Oasis for Students
Wednesdays starting January 15, 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 free time to buy dinner at the food trucks will be available starting at 5:15PM for High School students; Middle School students will have access to the homework room, recreation area, and food trucks as well.
MIDDLE SCHOOL UPCOMING SERIES
The Beginners Guide to Connecting with God Series
Learn about spiritual habits and the ways in which we connect with God. Let's go!
At Odds Series
Science and faith are often seen as two separate realms that are not connected. But, is that true? We're excited to hop into this series that looks at how science and faith are compatible with one another.
HIGH SCHOOL UPCOMING SERIES
Could there be more to worship than just singing songs at church? In this series, we'll find out what it looks like to worship God with our whole lives.
Worlds Apart Series
No two worlds seem further apart than science and faith. But are science and faith really as far from each other as we might believe? In this series, we'll find out!
Resumes in September
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
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 5:15 and 8PM each Oasis Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 15
Menu apecial this week is a six-inch classic funnel cake (powdered sugar and cinnamon)
Sisters Megan Aguilar and Abbie Harding are the duo behind Biscuit Freaks. Biscuit Freaks takes the best of down-home-cooking' and throws in a little southwest flair.
Constantinos Italian Dinner
The truck serves authentic pasta dishes featuring our sauces as well as other Italian favorites. Our goal is to make some great food, share it with friends and have fun! Check out their $6 specials:
Italian Sausage Slider- served with kettle cooked potato chips
Pasta y Fagioli Soup (Vegetarian) - served with an Italian breadstick
Brussels Sprouts Salad (Vegetarian) - served with an Italian breadstick
Street Tacos did right. Order from the menu or grab a $6 special that includes two tacos, your choice of asada or chicken, with a side of rice or a cheese quesadilla with sour cream!
Fry Bread Truck
Come ready to enjoy the newest Fry Bread truck to roll through Arizona serving contemporary fried dough with a Phoenician flair! The six dollar specials this week include the Indian Taco Fry Bread, Veggie Fry Bread, and a Powdered Sugar & Honey Fry Bread!
Treat yourself to a fresh, healthy meal while supporting local farmers and ranchers. From sandwiches and burgers to salads and sauced & loaded fries ... there is something for everyone!
Queso Good is a gourmet quesadilla food truck serving up melted cheesy goodness inside crispy tortillas.
From the "City of Brotherly Love" to the "Valley of the Sun" we've brought Philadelphia inspired cheesesteaks to Phoenix! Viva Rocco's!! Be sure to check out this week's six dollar specials: Rocco's classic or chicken cheesesteak with a small order of fries
This food truck specializes in Rock Star themed hot dog fares at its best! Their signature is the RockStar Hot Dog and world famous Chili Cheese Dog.
Tzikii Food Truck
Tzikii Food Truck is bringing all authentic Mediterranean food to the streets of Phoenix in style. Enjoy fresh meats on the freshest of pita bread - it's a warm and doughy encasing to a wholly satisfying meal!
A six dollar menu will be available.