News and Events

  • Access Church Calendar:   To see Providence Presbyterian Church’s many ongoing and planned activities, we invite you to access our calendar using the calendar page listed to the left.
  • Subscribe to Church eNewsletter:  We also would like to keep you updated on the life of the church by sending you our eNewsletter.   To review current and earlier newsletters and subscribe to receive future releases, please follow the eNewsletter link also listed to the left.
  • Youth News and Events: Our dynamic and vibrant youth group maintains its own News and Events page here.

Advent

Click on our Advent brochure for 2018 for all the events and activities that help us prepare for the blessed birth. The season will include a sermon series based on the 200th anniversary of the writing of the beloved Christmas hymn “Silent Night, Holy Night”.

Advent Mission Opportunities

HOLIDAY ADOPT-A-FAMILY  Join other members of the Providence family in helping some of our neighbors in need during the Christmas holiday. AdoptAFamily at Providence.

OPERATION SHARE A COAT!  The weather has taken a Winter turn and coats, hats, sweaters, hoodies, scarves, gloves (put them in zip lock bags to keep the pair together).  It is time for our annual collection to be shared with the Day
Laborers, some of our homeless neighbors and children at the ACCA Child Development Center.  Most needed will be medium size men’s outerwear.  Please have all your extra outerwear in the coat room off the Commons Area no later than December 2.  The distribution will take place the week of December 8.  If you miss the December distribution, there will be another chance to provide the outerwear in mid to late January.

HYPOTHERMIA SHELTERING PROGRAM  Providence will be supporting the Hypothermia Program again this winter. Through our Shelter Meal program, we have four hot meals committed to be prepared and delivered to the guests at Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter on the second Wednesday of the month from December through March. This dinner for 50 to 60 people will be prepped on a Tuesday and delivered the next day for serving at 5:30 pm. If possible we stay and serve the food to the guests.  Groups will also be needed to put together lunch bags during the hypothermia season.

THE LITTLEST TREE   Our friends at the ACCA Child Development Center deeply appreciate our donations of hats, mittens, scarves and particularly children’s underwear. Look for the tree in the Commons Area.

“Shine on Advent” — ALL CHURCH EVENT, December 9, from 4:00-5:30 pm, Mission & Movie Fellowship Event 

* Make star decorations and give to seniors in nursing homes and other shut-ins
* Spread the message: “Jesus Christ is Born!”
* Christmas movie/tv special to watch and discuss
* Popcorn and warm cider
* Carols and Christmas charades!

MUSIC & REFLECTIONS FOR ADVENT  Escape the hubbub of the holiday season—try something different, something peaceful, quiet, and calming. Attend our ecumenical Contemplative serviceMonday, December 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm. The hour-long program alternates between readings, music, and silence. Come as you are, sit, listen, and pause before you leave in silence.

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HIRING! Director of Youth Ministry—P/T.

Location: Providence Presbyterian Church 9019 Little River Turnpike Fairfax, VA 22031

Description: Providence Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) seeks a committed follower of Jesus Christ to be a part time (20-25 hours per week), creative, enthusiastic, and experienced leader of our thriving youth ministry. Working in close cooperation with the Youth Ministry Committee, parents, and active volunteers, the Director of Youth Ministry designs and implements a comprehensive Youth Ministry program, focusing on spiritual development, mission, and fellowship as its key tenets. Compensation is $24-30/hour depending upon experience and education.

Full position description here.  Please send resumes and inquiries to personnel@providencechurch.org and please include the words “Director of Youth Ministry” in the subject line. For more information about Providence Presbyterian Church, please explore our website.

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FIRST SUNDAYS We invite ALL children to sit with their families in worship at the first Sunday of the month. There will be no Children’s Summer Sunday Films on those Sundays.

COMMUNION CARE SUNDAY  Help us celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of the month by bringing in non-perishable food for our Food Pantry. Let us remember to feed others as we are fed.

DEADLINES  Items for the weekly worship bulletin are due at noon on Wednesdays; exceptions will be noted in the bulletin. Please send your items to Communications Coordinator, Kathy Knorr.