Dear VBC Family – 
Greetings Church !!   God is so Good !!  I’m coming to you this morning from the Poconos where we have spent the last couple days celebrating our 33 years of wedded bliss !!!  (and quiet our hearts before the Lord as we sought His plan for VBC.)  We are SO EXCITED for all the ways He is STIRRING HIS SPIRIT – and for the GREAT WAYS He will be working in this week ahead and beyond !
This Sunday we will continue our study of the Book of Romans.  Pastor Robin will be sharing a Message from the last part of Romans chapter 8 where God proclaims that “We are more than conquerers … !”  Sure hope you’ll come and be ENCOURAGED as we WORSHIP the Lord together !
This week we will also participate in Pray Together Sunday, a national day of prayer coordinated by the National Association of Evangelicals (which the FMC is part of).  At the heart of Pray Together Sunday is the belief that Jesus changes everything. With one voice, we will worship Him and ask Him to transform our congregations, communities and nation for His glory. We will ask God for renewal in our own hearts and in those around us.
(Don’t forget – Sunday School is on a temporary summer break – so we’ll see you at our 10:30 Worship Service !!)
 
As you also know – this week we are hosting Brett and Barb Heitzman, National FMC Leaders, who will be training some of our leadership earlier in the week, and then leading a PRAYER SUMMIT called HUNGER and THIRST that is open to ALL who wish to attend (several churches from our community have already committed to join us as well – we sure hope YOU will come !!  It will be held on THURSDAY from 3 – 8pm (dinner included !)  Come for ALL or part – see Pastor Robin to register.
Speaking of FOOD … 
We need help feeding A LOT of people on Thursday !!  (planning TACOS for 80 people – about 200 tacos !!!)
We need 3 crock-pots of taco meat, 3 big tins of Spanish rice, 2 crock pots of re-fried beans, someone to bring shredded lettuce (2 heads ?), cut up tomatoes (10 ?), shredded cheddar (one giant bag), sour cream (3 ?), salsa (4 lg. jars), 100 soft shell tacos, and 100 hard shell tacos.
Email Ed/Robin how you can help  🙂
 
Interested in being BAPTIZED or MEMBERSHIP at VBC ?  We are in the process of organizing both – drop Ed/Robin an email or speak to us if you are interested.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
SATURDAY MORNING PRAYER from 7:30 to 8:15am
Pastor Robin leads an intercessory prayer time at VBC for the needs of our community, the membership, and that God would be glorified and His will done through the ministry of VBC.  Open to ALL – hope to see you ! 
VBC T-Shirts for Sale !!
We have a small supply left of gray T-Shirts that are EMBROIDERED with the VBC logo. (sizes medium to 2XL)  We got a special deal and can pass them on to you for only $10.00 each.  (This is exactly what they cost us to have made – this is not a fundraiser.)  See Pastor Ed to purchase one or email him back and he’ll save you one.
CAMP TIMBERLEDGE Registration is NOW OPEN !!
Registration for Camp Timberledge’s 2017 Summer Camps is now open.  Register your camper by May 31st with a deposit of $75 and save $30 on overall registration costs!   For more information on our FM camp in Beach Lake, Pa. that serves students entering 4th grade through their senior year, go to www.timberledgeretreatcenter.com/   See Pastor Ed for scholarships offered through VBC. 
 
SAVE THE DATES !
 
JULY 17 – 21st (evening) – VBS (Vacation Bible School)  NOW’S THE TIME TO INVITE KIDS to JOIN THE FUN !!!  (You won’t believe the work that is that is taking place behind the scenes to TRANSFORM VBC into the FUN FACTORY VBS !!!)  Thank you Palmer family, Dowe Family, and Kathy Lounsbury !!
 
Thank you for BEING the BLESSINGS YOU ALL ARE !!
Love you much !
Ed and Robin