William Barclay, the renown New Testament commentator, called the book of Acts "a precious book." Join our women's Bible study group as Pastor Louie Giglio, in an 8-session series on Rightnow Media, walks us through the story of the early church. Acts may have been written two thousand years ago but God is calling us to be part of that story today.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is an international ministry dedicated to the message that “mothering matters” and that moms need encouragement during these critical and formative years. Our MOPS group is open to moms throughout the community, whether or not they attend Valley Presbyterian Church.
Where do my kids go while I attend MOPS?
We offer childcare for children (up to age 5) on a space-available basis. During the meetings, your little Moppet will enjoy the classrooms and playground of Valley Day School which is located on our campus. All caregivers are background checked and fingerprinted.
Do I need to register?
All moms considering MOPS membership are welcome to attend a complimentary meeting before registering for the year. Annual membership is required by MOPS International as part of our charter agreement. The membership fee covers meetings, annual dues to MOPS International, childcare, refreshments, activities, and speaker honorariums. Scholarships or partial payment options are available.
PW offers women at VPC meaningful ways to live out their faith in the midst of a caring community. For more than 200 years, Presbyterian Women's groups have strengthened the Presbyterian Church, played a major role in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, and witnessed to the promise of God's kingdom. We invite you to take part in our circles and luncheon activities.
Would you like to develop deeper connections with the other women of our church? Would you like to discuss how we might find hope through prayers of lament with ladies you worship with on Sunday? Joining a circle for Bible study might be just what you are looking for. Circles study centers around a chosen book, theme, or sermon study. You can join one of the circles below by contacting our ministry staff. Circles meet monthly.
Meets second Wednesday of the month at 10:15AM, Library.
Kathy Arner: 602-739-4291,
Edie Kelsall: 602-505-9045,
Meets second Wednesday of the month at 10:15AM, B106.
Sandra Gonzales: 602-616-0458,
Wandie Hulick: 480-634-1858,
Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10AM,
Westminster Village, 12000 N 90th St., Scottsdale, 85260.
Jeanne Campo: 480-994-4416,
Fran Siems: 480-451-2244,
2021 Cooks’ Tour 50th Celebration and fundraiser was a huge success. The Mission event net proceeds were $32,365. Cooks' Tour is proud to be able to provide support to specific programs within the following organizations:
Audrey’s Angels—Music program impacting 1,400 elderly residents
Helping Hands for Single Moms—AAA towing memberships
Medical Benevolence Foundation—Medical care for women and children; Maternal & Child Clinic, Darvonne, Haiti
MentorKids USA—Paiute Promise Neighborhood; Leadership Discovery and Expedition (LEAD) program, youth leadership development
Ministry of Hope—High school scholarships for girls in Malawi
Monte Vista Homes—Memory Care Unit
Montlure—Reopening Camp, Greer AZ: Help Camp get up to code after fire 8 years ago
Sunshine Acres—Easter clothing for 100 children
Presbyterian Women (PW) of VPC are pleased and grateful for all those who helped make this fundraiser such a success. — Jayann Fordon, PW Moderator
|Ministry of Hope, Malawi
Educational scholarships for girls
|Mesa Presbyterian Ministries
Assist working poor with basic needs
|Sky Harbor International Chaplaincy
Valley Day School
Scholarships and assistance
|VPC Children's Ministry
Mobile centers & worship badges
|Menaul School, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Renovation of the on-campus cottage for a new chaplain
|Medical Benevolence Foundation, Haiti
Surgeries for women and children at Hospital Sainte Croix
|Helping Hands for Single Moms, Phoenix
AAA Towing for 20 single mom college students
|Audrey's Angels, Phoenix
Enrich the lives of the elderly in small group homes
|Coronado High School Student Government, Scottsdale
Scholarships for leadership development
South Phoenix summer enrichment program
Sunshine Acres, “The Miracles in the Desert”, has been home to more than 2,000 children since 1954. The mission is to provide a loving, wholesome, Christian home for children who are separated from their parents and help them establish long-term relationships with stable parental figures, preparing them for success in adult life.
It has been the mission of Presbyterian Women to provide a handmade Easter card with a gift card for $100 to each of the 80 children at Sunshine Acres. We also cover the children of the house parents as well as those away at college. The children enjoy being able to pick out their own new spring outfits. For some, it is their first new clothes and shoes. Please consider supporting at least one child with your donation to this amazing program.
This group of ladies from our Presbyterian Women gather regularly to create handmade Christmas themed crafts. If you have a special talent and would like to be connected with the group, please contact our PW Moderator Jayann Fordon: