According to the Presbyterian Book of Order: "ruling elders are so named not because they “lord it over” the congregation (Matt. 20:25), but because they are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. Ruling elders, together with teaching elders, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships."
Pictured: (L to R; back row) Rev. Neal Galley, Mike Bono, Eric Ringbloom, Jim Kelly; (L to R; front row) Nancy Berberich, Ruth Martin, Bev Pounds, Jenny Young.
Bible Study
The Bible Study group has been meeting for over fifteen years. Led and taught by Ruth Martin, this assembly of women has seen its membership change and evolve. Its essential ministry includes intercessory prayer, studying the Word, encouraging each other in faith journeys and strengthening relationships through fellowship. Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
Pictured: (L to R) Shirley Shuster, Linda Blose, Ruth Martin, Marcella Wherry and Claudia Sparrow.
Kid's Praise
Kid's Praise is an after school (3:30 - 6:00 pm) outreach ministry for children of the community (K through 6th grade and beyond). This program gives kids an opportunity to enjoy spending time with their peers while learning about God's love, worshipping God through music, expressing their faith through artistic endeavors and sharing a meal together.
Adrenaline Group
This group encourages teens, Grades 7-12th to participate in Bible Study, fun, World Vision's 30 Hour Famine, Mission Opportunities, Friendships and more. It meets on selected Sunday evenings throughout the school year.

In 2015, among other activities, the Adrenaline group has run in a "One With Them" 5 K race/fundraiser, participated in a Crop Walk, and taken part in a Scarecrow Build Competition/Bonfire.

The church Library was started many years ago by Helen Huber and, after her retirement and relocation, taken over by Bill Crooks. When Bill stepped down, Ruth Pisarcik (pictured on the right) took over. She had the advantage of having worked as a librarian in the past. Each book has either been donated, purchased as a memorial or selected and bought with the library budget or money budgeted by Session. Books, VCR tapes and DVDs are available for borrowing.

The Library is located at the end of the hall on the first floor of the Annex building and is open any time the church building is open.

Presbyterian Women
Presbyterian Women (PW) is a service-oriented group of faithful individuals who selflessly serve their church family, their community and God’s people around the world. Every woman who is a member of the church is also a member of PW. In additon to the PW gives to the church and also provides bereavement dinners for VPC members, PW raises money to give to the church and to community groups.
Pictured:  (Active members, L to R); Back Row: Donna Ross, Judy Rager, Ruth Martin, Carolyn Kelly, Andrea Wicks; Front Row: Claudia Sparrow, Rose Stevenson, Carol Waugaman.
The Presbyterian Church's Book of Order notes that "the ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen
for this ministry.
Pictured: Top to bottom, L to R - Melanie Mazanek, Carolyn Kelly, Shirley Fetterman, Tracy Bono, Cheri Steuart.

The purpose of VPC's "Communication Ministry" is to keep the congregation informed and in touch. Led by Sherry Jenks (left "photo") - who created and now maintains, updates and provides most of the photos for the church's website - and Jenny Young (right photo) - who set up, maintains and provides the content for the Facebook pages - the goal is to keep both sites fluid and relevant and, to that end, any and all ideas and contributions are welcome.

To access the "home pages" of each, click here (for the website) and click here.(for Facebook)