VBS 2018 
Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus 
Thursday, July 12th - Saturday, July 14th 
Join us from 5:30-8:00pm Thursday and Friday 
And 9:00-2:00 Saturday with water slide fun




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World Café
Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:00pm 
RSVP: (205) 565-7025 or barri.pratt@svpc.church 

Come hear Alex's story and join us for World Cafe’! Enjoy complimentary desserts and coffee from 
around the world. There will be lovely guitar music by local artist, Kat Fowler, and 
also a time to learn more about Operation Christmas Child. 

Growing up in midst of an unstable Rwandan government, ALEX NSENGIMANA experienced 
first-hand the travesties of his nation’s genocide. At the height of tribal unrest, the genocide 
claimed the lives of his caregivers. Fleeing for his life, Alex escaped gunmen and eventually ended up 
in an orphanage that was his home for the next several years. He received a shoebox from 
Operation Christmas Child one year after arriving at the orphanage and remembers being so excited to have 
a gift of his own. The shoebox gift sowed seeds of hope and love that he desperately needed. He realized 
that God had a specific plan for his life. Alex now serves with operation Christmas Child paying forward the hope 
and love he received through a shoebox gift. 

To find out more about how God protected and intervened in his life after surviving the Rwandan genocide, 
please join us for a special time of Alex telling his story of redemption and forgiveness.




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CELEBRATING
 
OVER 125 YEARS
 
OF MINISTRY
 
                    Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church (SVPC) 
                         5081 Eastern Valley Road, Mc Calla, AL 35111
 
 
                                              formerly known as
               First Presbyterian Church of Bessemer (FPCB)

                    1723 Third Avenue North, Bessemer, AL 35020


09:45 Sunday School     11:00 Worship

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