Dear VBC Family – 
 
Sunday’s Coming and we’re very excited !
This week Pastor Ed will share from Romans 14 where Paul challenges Believers To NOT MAJOR on the MINORS !  Come and hear more about Paul’s instructions to the “church” (You and Me) this Sunday !
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL for ALL AGES will continue at 9:00am.  
We had a WONDERFUL first day last week – and we sure hope you are planning to join us this week  🙂
 
CONNECTION GROUPS: 
Groups meeting in people’s homes are as follows:
Monday nights at 6:30:
Host – Dave and Robbi Philips – Study “Raising Godly Kids in an Ungodly World.”  (Just outside of Liberty toward Neversink)
Host – Frank and Rita DeMayo – Study “Experiencing God”  (In Liberty)
Host – Paul and Kathy Lounsbury – Study “Taking Sunday’s sermon deeper”  (Grahamsville)
Thursday nights at 6:30:
Al and Mary Hudz – “A study of I Samuel.” – (White Sulphur Springs).
It’s NOT TOO LATE to join any of these groups.  Simply EMAIL ME BACK if you are interested in a group and I will pass your name on to the group leader to give you a call  🙂
Other Groups:
Wednesday beginning Sept. 20th – Clean, Sober, and Saved RECOVERY Program at VBC Fellowship Hall.
Thursday MORNINGS
6:15 AM – “Disciplines of a Godly Man” Men’s Group with Pastor Ed at VBC Office.
10:30AM – “Freedom In Christ” Women’s Group with Pastor Robin at VBC Office. (Different than Sunday School study)
6:30PM – “Freedom In Christ” Women’s Group with Pastor Robin at VBC Office. (Different than Sunday School study)

Beginning THURSDAY October 5th – Clean, Sober, and SAVED Family and Friends Program at VBC Fellowship Hall.
 
Hope you’ll GET CONNECTED in a small group  🙂  
 
PRAY FERVENTLY for:
Those in Texas and Florida still suffering from the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes.
Please keep Karen Curry (and Bob) in your prayers.  Karen had surgery today (Thursday).  Pray for God’s presence to continue to fill them.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
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 !!
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 an optional celebration luncheon at 1pm.  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 Michael Suderman from the Ravi Zacharias Ministry team.  This will surely strengthen your faith and give you more confidence in defending your Christian beliefs.  Michael will be sharing a brief presentation at our 10:30 Worship Service – and a FULL presentation with time for you to ask TOUGH questions at 7pm.  Plan to attend !
 
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.  
 
Thank you for BEING the BLESSINGS YOU ALL ARE !!
Love you much !
Ed and Robin