For 3 years old through entering 1st grade. Nursery available all summer.Summer Sunday School June 5-July 31 (*except July 3)

Deacons

Deacon Ministries are run by the Deacons of the church, who are nominated and chosen to serve
three-year terms. They provide vital services to church members and our community. They are always in need
of volunteers to serve in each ministry area. If you would like to help, please contact Pastor David Turner.

DEACON MINISTRY TEAMS

After-Care Ministry
Members of this ministry provide follow-up contact for
people released from hospitals and rehabilitation clinics,
connecting them to support ministries such as Tasty
Spoon, Stephen Ministry, or Pet Pause.


Baby Welcome
A small group of Deacons make contact with new
VPC parents after they have a baby. They deliver a
basket of gifts and provide the family with information
on baptism, the nursery, Valley Day School, MOPS
programs and Tasty Spoon.


Care Packages
This team sends care packages to college students and
active military personnel periodically during the year to
express our love to members who are temporarily away
from home. Items include food, inspirational mementos
and a message from the pastors.


Communion Preparation
An energetic group meets the first Saturday of every
month to prepare the communion elements used for
the next day’s worship services. They make sure that
each of our worship centers is perfectly ordered for
the joyous and holy partaking of the Lord’s Supper.


Deacon Fund
This committee oversees the distribution of funds that
have been generously donated to the VPC community
for the work of the ministries of the Deacons. Support
brings encouragement to the sick and lonely, supports
those in need, provides a comforting friend in a time of
loss, and is a witness to the hope we have in Christ.


First Impression
VPC members trained to be an on-campus welcoming
presence Sundays to assist guests by helping them find
the services they are seeking, and answer questions or
direct them to additional resources.


Flower Ministry
We have a group of very creative and compassionate
people who oversee the donation of flowers for
Sunday services in the Sanctuary and Chapel, and also
coordinates the breakdown of the flowers into smaller
bouquets and coordinates delivery to our hospitalized
or at-home friends later that day.


Health & Wellness
Members of the Health & Wellness Ministry work in
conjunction with community resources to provide health
and wellness related to events such as heart screenings,
immunization programs, blood drives, and AED & First
Aid training for VPC and the surrounding community
throughout the year.


Lay Hospital Chaplains
VPC members who are trained and gifted in the area
of pastoral care make visits to community members
who are hospitalized or in a rehabilitation center. Visits
involve being a good listener and praying with members
if appropriate.


Memorial Receptions
This team of volunteers prepares and hosts memorial
receptions at VPC. The Chair arranges for adequate
paper products, beverages, cookie supplies, and enlists
the volunteers to host the event.


Staff Appreciation
An innovative team of Deacons blesses staff members
by holding a luncheon in the honor of the Church staff
and Valley Day School staff twice a year, as well as
providing a little gift for each staff member to celebrate
their birthday or ministry milestone.


Tasty Spoon
This team recruits VPC members to prepare fresh
cooked meals for someone who is homebound, recently
released from the hospital, sick or recently had a baby.

Current deacons