Dear VBC Family – 
 
Sunday’s Coming !!
Over the last couple weeks we have looked at the key components of the VBC Vision (see below).  This week Pastor Robin will speak on the TRANSFORMING work of the Holy Spirit.   Hope you’ll join us to Worship our King !
 
Our desire is to … 

Be a Healthy Biblical Community, that brings the Light of Jesus into our communities,

through the foundational truths of God’s Word, Spirit-filled Worship, and fervent prayer.

SUNDAY SCHOOL for ALL AGES continues at 9:00am.  
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday !!
 
OTHER HAPPENINGS  🙂
Kenya Mission Trip !!
We will have a SHORT meeting right after church on Feb. 25th for those who already completed their Kenya Mission Team applications – or anyone still considering applying.  See Pastor Ed for more information.
Ladies – Ladies – Ladies !!
Registration forms are now available for the WMI Women’s Conference being held on April 27-29.
There are scholarships available –  see Pastor Robin for more info. 
 
Teens – Teens – TEENS !!
We have two great opportunities coming up:
Pizza and a Concert on Feb. 24th – Unspoken – Montgomery, NY.
Pizza and a Concert on March 24th – We Are Messengers – Poughkeepsie, NY.
See Kate DeMayo for more info. or to join in on the fun !!
 
SAVE the DATE !
We WILL be a host site for the upcoming release of the movie Tortured for Christ on Sunday, March 11 at 6:30pm. The tickets are $9 per person which includes a copy of the book. A site will soon be available to purchase tickets online. PLEASE spread the word to all Vine and Branch family and friends and to ANYONE who you think would be blessed by the move.
This movie portrays the dramatic testimony of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand as told in the international bestseller Tortured for Christ.  In 1945, Communists seized power and a million Russian troops poured into his beloved Romania.  Pastor Wurmbrand was captured by the secret police and held as “Prisoner Number 1.” 14 years of unthinkable torture in Communist prison could not break his faith.  The movie concentrates on Pastor Wurmbrand’s love for his tormentors and is gratitude to God that he was placed in a situation where he could witness for Christ. There are many stories of the prisoners and guards he converted. There are graphic scenes which may be inappropriate for young children.  Stay tuned for more details soon !
 
Families – Families – FAMILIES !!!
Why not plan to join the Acts 12:24 Conference at the TOGETHER FAMILY Conference.  It will be held July 22-24 at the Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor, Pa.  This not only gives your family the opportunity to join in fellowship and teaching with our conference leadership and pastors, meet other FM families from throughout the Tri-state area, while enjoying the largest indoor waterpark in the Northeast !!
For more info. see Pastor Ed or go to www.togetherfamilyconference.com.
 
The Clean, Sober, and Saved RECOVERY Program has kicked off again – and it’s NOT TOO LATE to join in !  It meets on Wednesday nights from from 6:30pm – 8pm.  It is being led by Tom Nolan and Frank DeMayo.  This program is for ANYONE who is struggling with addiction, or any area of their life that has an unhealthy grip on their life.  This program was developed by Tracy and Darryl Strawberry, and leads people to be SET FREE in Jesus Name.  ALL are welcome to attend – see Tom or Frank for more information.
 
The Clean, Sober, and Saved FRIENDS and FAMILY Program will be starting again on Thursday, Feb. 22nd from 6:30-8:00pm.  Mark and Kathy Markowski will be leading this.  This program is for anyone who has or is being affected by someone under the grip of addiction – or anyone struggling with co-dependency.  ALL are welcome to attend !!
 
Love you all – 
Robin and Ed