VCC 60th ANNIVERSARY
1. HOMECOMING SUNDAY, September 17th.
2. REFORMATION DAY – Das große Fest am Rathausplatz in Wien: 30. September 2017
3. OUTREACH SUNDAY, 1 October 2017
4. APPRECIATION SUNDAY- More information coming
5. STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY, November (more information coming)
6. CELEBRATION SUNDAY, December (more information coming)
- June 4th is International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (UN)
- June 12th is World Day Against Child Labor
- June 20th World Refugee Day
- June 26th International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
We are grateful for the summer months ahead,
And grateful for the summer joys
and the laughter of the children
in our families, our schools and our parishes.
Bless our children during these next months;
may they grow in grace through play and picnics,
camps and friendships, family visits and vacations.
We pray too for children in our global community,
Especially for children being scarred by the violence of conflict,
The horror of war, of life on the run,
And the violence of child labor.
For them, the summer holds no promise nor relief.
Bless our children during the months ahead,
All our children,
In Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Middle East,
In Darfur, in every place where the sounds of guns and bombs
Continue to be heard and continue
To silence the sounds of children’s laughter and childhood dreams.
Bless our children in every country where children labor through long days
and never know the peace of economic security or freedom.
God of Grace,
May these children know comfort and healing, through Your compassion
And through our efforts to bring peace and justice
To the global village we all call home.
The next Let’s Do Lunch is hosted by Anne Peschek and will take place on Friday, 26 May 2017. Lunch will be followed by a short Spring Concert by Davids Daughters (voice and harp). Time: 12.30 PM Location: The Shang Li Restaurant, Johnstrasse 55 / corner of Meiselgasse, 1150 district. Getting There: U3 direction Ottakring to Johnstrasse. Exit Meiselmarkt. Continue straight to next escalator – Sturzgasse exit. The restaurant is on the right side as you leave the station. Spring Concert by David’s Daughters:2:30/14:30 Location: Jakschgasse 12/6, 1140. Souwanit Sonnbichler will lead the group two stops with the bus 10 A through the park to Anne’s home.
Please inform Anne Peschek (firstname.lastname@example.org 0676 46 25 159) if you will be attending so that the necessary reservations can be made.
The Prayer Group will meeting monthly at the VCC Meeting Point on Sunday, 7 May at 2PM/14:00. If you would like to join, please contact Pastor Gabor
In May 2017, the Eastern Mennonite University will hold a class at the Meeting Point for two weeks: 9-11 May and 16-18 May 2017 from 9 AM to 12 Noon.
The AGM of the Association of International Churches of Europe and the Middle East will be held at the VCC Meeting Point on Saturday, 6 May 2017 from 10 AM – 12 Noon, after which a lunch will be hosted.