VPC e-News October 31, 2018
Looking toward Sunday…
This Sunday we will be celebrating both communion and All Saints’ Day. We’ll also be rejoining the lectionary cycle picking up a passage from Mark that we skipped in our sermon series. If you’d like to read ahead, it’s Mark 12:28-34.
They’ll be a special time in the service in our celebration of communion to honor the saints in our own lives. I’d like to invite you to think about those who have walked alongside you in your journey. We’ll light candles as a visible reminder that those very saints meet us at the Table each time we go there.
See you in worship!
Grace and Peace, Leigh
Mental Health Forum
Vashon Presbyterian Church and Vashon Youth and Family Services are partnering to bring to Vashon an event about Mental Illness and especially how it impacts those who live in families where it is present. For too long, mental illness has been the source of shame or embarrassment and people who are going through it find themselves terribly isolated. We really feel the time has come to change this unfortunate situation and hope that this may be the beginning of greater acceptance and caring in our community.
It will be called “Ending the Silence” and will be keynoted by a speaker from Seattle NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Through this presentation, students/families get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the 50-minute presentation, a young adult living with mental illness and a family member tell their stories about mental health challenges, including what hurt and what helped.
In addition, we will have a workshop on Suicide Prevention, support for families living with mental illness (with the hope of creating a safe place for a support group here on Vashon), and as a follow up to the keynote address, the NAMI speakers would be available to meet with folks who have further questions or needing more direction/help.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 10th from 9am to 2pm at the Vashon Presbyterian Church and the cost/person will be $10 and will include a light lunch. We will not turn anyone away for lack of funds and will offer scholarship if financial help is needed.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TODAY: Hosting Halloween, 4:00 pm at VPC
Saturday: Bible Study, 10:00 am in the VPC library
Sunday: Adult Education Class “Praying the Psalms”, 9:00 am in the VPC library
Sunday: Resettlement Committee Cultural Arts Festival and Dinner, 4:30 pm at VPC
Monday: Text Study Group, noon in the Chapel
Tuesday: Fellowship Breakfast, 9:00 am at Sporty’s
Food Bank Sunday
Offering for October 28: $1,431
October Offering to Date: $8,166
Budgeted October Offering: $6,862
Flowers: November 4, Weber; November 11, Huff
Coffee Hour: November 4, Tucker; November 11, Johnson
Ushers: November 4, OPEN; November 11, Smith