Sunday’s Coming and we’re very excited !
What is “The Greatest of These” in YOUR life !?!  This week Pastor Ed will share the final section of Romans 12 where Paul challenges Believers to above all else – LOVE !!  Come and hear more about Paul’s instruction to the “church” (You and Me) this Sunday !
 
There is SO MUCH going on and coming up to help ENCOURAGE YOU and GROW YOU in YOUR FAITH !!  Sure hope you’ll come and BE BLESSED !! 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
The Ball Brothers concert at VBC is TOMORROW (Friday) and it’s NOT TOO LATE to join us !!!
We sure hope you will join us for this GREAT evening of Praise/Worship at 7pm.  
Tickets will be available at the door – so come and bring a friend!!
 
We will be hosting a Home-Going Celebration in honor of Mary Mahoney on Saturday, September 9th at 1:00pm.  Our VBC Family will be hosting a luncheon after the Service.  We have the main dish already covered – we need some cut up fresh fruit, veggie platters, and LOTS of DESSERTS  🙂  Please reply if you are able to help – and let me know what you will bring.  THANK YOU !!  
 
Sunday School for ALL ages will resume on September 10th at 9am.  Hope to see the WHOLE FAMILY !!!
Some of our home Connection Groups will also resume that week.  (More details coming !!)
 
We are VERY EXCITED to launch the CLEAN, SOBER, and SAVED Program created by Tracy and Darryl Strawberry.  (Yes – THAT Darryl Strawberry !)
This is a TWO-FOLD Ministry:  One part ministers to those in need of RECOVERY right now (begins Wed. 9/20), while the 2nd part ministers to all those AFFECTED by a person in the grip of addiction either in their present or past (begins Thurs. 10/5).  For more information see Pastor Robin, this week’s bulletin, get a poster in church, or go to the CSS website at Strawberryministries.org.
 
We are beginning a THURSDAY MORNING OPEN PRAYER time at VBC from 7am till 8:30am.  Stop by on your way to work, or just drop in for this informal opportunity to seek God for the needs of our church, community, nation, and world.  When you come in just come down front and join those already praying – pray out as you are led – or just spend time glorifying God for his Goodness.  (This will replace the Sat. morning prayer group.)
 
We’re planning our 2nd Annual DIAKONEO DAY on Sunday October 1st.  We will have a Worship Service at 9am followed by going out to serve in several community projects from 10 – 12:30.  We will meet back at VBC for a quick celebration luncheon at 1pm.  More details coming.  If you know of someone who needs yard work, a minor home repair, … see pastor Ed. 
 
Set aside Sunday, October 15th for an evangelistic and apologetics presentation at VBC by a representative from the Ravi Zacharias Ministry team.  This will surely strengthen your faith and give you more confidence in defending your Christian beliefs.  More details coming soon !
 
Calling all Ladies !!  Join us on Saturday, October 21st as we travel to our sister FMC in Walton for the Weathering the Storms of Life Women’s Conference.  See Pastor Robin for registration info.