Host a Christmas Party with a Purpose

During the holidays, it's not uncommon to for many of us to host a Christmas party of some kind, whether it's with our Community Group, family, co-workers, or friends and neighbors.  So, why not leverage this gathering for a greater impact, by easily incorporating a food/item collection? As part of our Love Our City initiative, … Continue reading Host a Christmas Party with a Purpose

Christmas Compassion 2017

CHANGES TO CHRISTMAS COMPASSION OUTREACH We’re making changes to how we as a church will direct expressions of generosity this Christmas season. “Adopt-A-Family” needs will be met exclusively through Community Groups, while we will focus church-wide efforts on three ways to give to our local community through specific Local Compassion Partners. As a Community Group, we suggest the … Continue reading Christmas Compassion 2017

A Whole New Way of Serving Together

In full disclosure, the topic of serving together is one we've addressed with much clarity or expectation for Community Groups.  Aside from mentioning in the Community starter study for new groups, we really don’t talk about it much beyond periodic appeals for help with church initiatives.  So, if you weren’t sure exactly what the expectation … Continue reading A Whole New Way of Serving Together

Provide Thanksgiving Meals for those in Need

Your group is needed to help provide several hundred Thanksgiving meals for families who would otherwise go without! Use this shopping list to purchase designated items and return to the PV office by Nov. 21. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP Contact Geria Tyson with questions (  781-5959 ext.321).  Shopping List:  (Click here to download printable … Continue reading Provide Thanksgiving Meals for those in Need

Groups That Serve Together Grow Together

It’s no secret that our society is captivated by the ideals of social action and global awareness. Our culture has established these things to be of utmost importance. Beyond mass humanitarian response to tragedies like the Haiti or Japan earthquakes, we’re constantly presented with opportunities to build a home through Habitat for Humanity, provide clean … Continue reading Groups That Serve Together Grow Together

The Privilege of Giving

A big Thank You to every one of you who took part in PV's Adopt-A-Family this past Christmas!  If you’ve participated, you know what a blessing this can be not only the families you are giving to, but for you and your group as well!  I’m reminded of Jesus’ paradoxical statement, quoted by Paul in … Continue reading The Privilege of Giving