Bible+ Club in February

The Consolation of Philosophy–Boethius was the smartest person in 5th century Rome, the leading expert on Aristotle and Plato, a walking encyclopaedia of Roman literature, and a writer of treatises on diverse academic subjects which were used as textbooks at Oxford University as late the 18th century. But we will not be looking primarily at Boethius the highbrow intellectual, we will be looking at Boethius the man, whose Christian values – such as defending Christian truth and the falsely accused – shaped the way he led his life and ultimately led to his unjust imprisonment and death. What was the relation between Boethius’ philosophy and Boethius’ life? Can philosophy really make a difference in situations of the utmost difficulty and suffering?
Host David Nolland will lead the discussion to explore the character, ideas and faith of this fascinating individual who is a bridge between the world of antiquity and our own.
When: Monday, 6 February 2017 from 7-9PM.

Location: All Bible+ Club discussions are held at the VCC Meeting Point, Untere Donaustrasse 39/3, 1020 Vienna. Light refreshments are served! You are welcome to bring something to share.

Film Night – January

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Directed by Peter Webber (2003) (120 minutes)

About the Film:

Seventeenth Century Holland comes to life in this drama featuring the story behind the Vermeer painting of the same name. In the words of Neil Minow: “The gorgeously filmed Girl with a Pearl Earring is a commentary on artistic imperatives, the creative process, and the way we look at things. And power, money, …”

Starring: Colin Firth and Scarlett Johannson

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Location: VCC Meeting Point, Untere Donaustrasse 39/3, 1020 Vienna

Details: The Film starts at 7 p.m. Come at 6.30 and bring food. Drinks and popcorn will be available.

Wienerwald Kammerensemble Advent Concert

The Wienerwald Kammerensemble under the direction of VCC and choir member, Anne Rothgeb-Peschek, cordially invites you to its Advent Concert on Thursday, 1 December at 7 pm/19:00 in the Fuhrmannhaus Festival Hall, 1140 Vienna, Linzerstrasse. 404. You can easily reach this beautiful Baroque jewel on Tram 49, which also leaves from the Ring.

World reknowned Fortepianist, Richard Fuller, will be the guest artist. Also performing are:

Susanne Erner-Feiertag                   Soprano (VCC choir member)

Martina Peschek                                Mezzosopran (has guested at the VCC)

Helmut Pohorec                                 Bass

There is no charge for the performance, but donations are very welcome!

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JOHAN BOTHA

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

 (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

Dear VCC Church Family,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our brother, Johan Botha, who was called to our Creator on 8 September 2016. Please see the information below regarding his Memorial Service and Funeral that is to be held later this week. Please keep the Botha family in your prayers.

 

 

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