We celebrated worship on Sunday, and a congregational meeting, with a congregation in person. We are trying to also post those services online, to reach our widespread and shut-in congregation.
CHURCH SERVICES CONTINUE AT THE VCC!
Dear Members, Friends, Associates, and Visitors:
The current lockdown in which in person Sunday Services are not allowed will last at least until 7 December. In light of the tightened restrictions, VCC live streams its services at Noon each Sunday. We offer the opportunity of worshipping with the congregation by streaming a live broadcast each Sunday and we make available a recording by the following Tuesday. See the link below to join the weekly Zoom Livestream.
When Sunday Services resume, those attending the service will have to adhere to certain rules, until further notice by the Austrian Government. A list of rules is attached for attending the service.
We hope to be able to welcome you in Christian fellowship when the current restrictions are lifted!
The Vienna Community Church
25 November 2020
As we create an online community, there are a number of opportunities to contribute. Click here to find some of the ongoing ways to share.
Each Sunday, you will find opportunities to worship individually, with your family, or with small groups. Although we are physically separated from one another, we are united in prayer and praise.
The Household of Faith
At our retreat earlier this month, we spoke about the Household of Faith, a way of describing how each person begins their journey of faith at a certain point, and then begins to explore the faith as they grow in discipleship. We spoke about four different rooms:
This is the room where meals are made – and, often, things get repaired, mail gets sorted, and children do their homework. It is the place of service. Here, you will find suggestions on how to maintain your Christian witness, reaching out in the ways we can.
The living room is where people gather together and where the sense of belonging is nurtured. Here, you will find our Weekly Worship Service and a weekly meditation from Rev. Parker.
The bedroom is a place of sanctuary. In a church, this is the place where people come to heal their hurts, and restore their souls. Here, you will find resources for restoring your soul: music, prayers and quotes, and inspiration.
The study or office is where we go to practice our vocation, and to learn and grow. Here, you will find Bible Study and other resources.
Special Assistance Fund (SAF)
In this time of necessary physical distancing, please remember that the VCC still needs your financial stewardship to continue functioning, as our ongoing expenses have not decreased significantly. As we are not holding any actual church services at least until Easter, please DONATE ONLINE to sustain our community through this challenging time and beyond once this crisis has diminished.
A Special Assistance Fund has been established to help those vulnerable in our congregation due to the current crisis and lockdown. If you would like to donate to the SAF, please send your pledge or one-off donation to the VCC bank account with the Purpose/Verwendungszweck: SAF. The SAF will be administered by Pastor Neil, Maurine Mellinger-Deroy and Anne Storey. Please send your requests or questions to: email@example.com
VCC Bank Account:
The Vienna Community Church
IBAN: AT 082 011 128 753 849 700 BIC: GIBAATWWXXX
US Taxpayers may make a tax deductible donation to the VCC by either writing a check out to the American & Foreign Christian Union (AFCU) with VCC General Fund or Special Assistance Fund, or alternatively, write the check to the AFCU and send to the AFCU Treasurer, 2885 Sanford Ave, SW #29934, Grandville, MI 49418, U.S.A.. You can also make a donation over the AFCU online platform.