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Sunday’s Comin’ (8/12/18)

Dear VBC Family –

This week Pastor Ed will continue our sermon series at the end of chapter 5 of Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus. He will challenge us (husbands, wives, children, and “slaves”) with the use of the dreaded “S” word !!

Sure hope you’ll come and allow the Holy Spirit to transform you through God’s Holy Word as we praise and worship Him who is worthy of all our praise !!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT !!!

We sure hope to see you all this SATURDAY at HANOFEE PARK at 1pm !!!
We will be CELEBRATING the much earned retirement of long-time Pastor of LFMC Dave McCarthy and his wife Sherry.

Hot dogs and burgers will be on the grill – feel free to bring a salad or dessert to share. The entire VBC Family is invited !!
(Note: The Hanofee Park Pool is open to all for a $1.00 per person fee paid at the pool.)

Love you ALL –
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (8/5/18)

Dear VBC Family –

This week Pastor Robin will continue our sermon series in chapter 5 of Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus. She will challenge us to let the Holy Spirit “lead us with all wisdom !” We will also Celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS !!!

Take a HIKE with us – All are invited to join us at the Walkway Across the Hudson this Sunday. We will leave VBC right after the Worship Service and travel about 1 hr. 20 minutes to the parking area at 87 Haviland Rd, Highland, NY 12528. This is a paved walking/bicycle trail that leads to the Walkway across the Hudson River which has beautiful views of the Hudson River and surrounding areas. (more info. at https://walkway.org/) Pack a lunch to eat on the way – or bring a picnic basket. There are tables, etc. there.

***** We will be hosting a RETIREMENT PARTY for long-time Pastor of LFMC Dave McCarthy and his wife Sherry on SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th.
It will be held at Hanofee Park beginning at 1pm. We need LOTS of delicious salads and EVEN MORE desserts !!! Rita DeMayo is organizing the event – please contact her at 845-796-6078 or ritademayo@gmail.com to help. ALL are welcome to attend !! (Please pass the word to LFMC-ers from long ago who know and love the McCarthy’s and would like to join in on this very special occasion 🙂

Love you ALL –
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (7/29/18)

Dear VBC Family –

This week Pastor Ed will continue our sermon series in chapter 5 of Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus. He will challenge the church to become “Lights” everywhere and with everyone God allows them to rub shoulders with.

We will also CELEBRATE the Goodness of God as TWO FAMILIES will dedicate their children to the Lord, followed by 5 adult Baptisms. Oh how GOOD the Lord is !!!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS !!! (Need your HELP 🙂

***** A “Celebration of Life Service” for John Lusk will be held THIS FRIDAY, August 3rd, at 6pm at VBC.

There will be Visitation with the family from 4 – 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall, as well as after the Service.
We NEED the following:
** A DINNER for Abby, Mark and family traveling to Liberty (one large tray of ziti w/ meat; a large salad, some rolls).
** Finger foods/desserts for the visitation/fellowship time (cookies, cakes, …)
** Setup of food.
** Someone who can videotape the service.
Please let Ed know if you can help in any way 🙂

***** We will be hosting a RETIREMENT PARTY for long-time Pastor of LFMC Dave McCarthy and his wife Sherry on SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th.
It will be held at Hanofee Park beginning at 1pm. We need LOTS of delicious salads and EVEN MORE desserts !!! Rita DeMayo is organizing the event – please contact her at 845-796-6078 or ritademayo@gmail.com to help. ALL are welcome to attend !! (Please pass the word to LFMC-ers from long ago who know and love the McCarthy’s and would like to join in on this very special occasion 🙂

Love you ALL –
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

New Church Directory

Many of you have called seeking addresses/phone numbers of your fellow VBCers. Well, we now have a secure online church directory which will be available to all members/regular attenders which will allow you to keep your information current, as well as access our new online church directory.

(This information can also be found on the website menu under Connect with Us – Members Directory)

To register and set up access to the directory:

  1. To access the directory use the following address https://churchtraconline.com/member_access.php?church=8452925227
  2. Enter the e-mail address you used for the church directory. Click on “I don’t have a passcode”.
  3. Your postcode will be sent to the mail address you entered. Copy the pass code and paste it into the Passcode field on the login page from step 1. Save the passcode as you will need it to gain access on subsequent visits.
  4. The next screen will be your profile on our Church Trac system. Look over your information and update anything that needs updating or add missing information. Do NOT enter the YEAR for any dates for security reasons.
  5. Click on the Directory and you will see names, addresses and phone numbers for others at VBC.
  6. Sign out when finished.

To access the directory after registering:

  1. TTo access the directory use the following address https://churchtraconline.com/member_access.php?church=8452925227
  2. Enter the e-mail address you used for the church directory and the passcode you received when you registered.
  3. The first screen you will see is the My Profile screen. You may change information on this screen at any time.
  4. Click on the Directory and a new window or tab will open with the names, addresses and phone numbers for others at VBC. In the upper right corner you will see several icons:
    1. the first allows you to see the directory in “full screen” mode”
    2. the second will allow you to print a copy of the directory to your printer
    3. the third will download and save a PDF copy of the directory to your computer
  5. When you are finished looking at the directory close the window or tab and you will be back at the profile screen
  6. Click on the “gear” icon to the right of the word Directory if you want to change your passcode. You will have to enter the existing passcode and then a new, “strong” passcode
  7. Sign out when finished.

IMPORTANT NOTE – If you enter information that doesn’t match what is in our system it will not give you access. Instead we will get an email alerting us and asking us to verify your information and grant access.

We DO NOT have any important personal or financial information on our site . We have eliminated all years on birth-dates for added security. However, our site will only be as secure as you keep it. Please do not share information with anyone NOT associated with VBC.

Sunday’s Comin’ (7/22/18)

Dear VBC Family –

This week Pastor Robin will continue our sermon series in chapter 5 of Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus. She will challenge the church to become “Imitators of Christ.”

SUNDAY SCHOOL is ON BREAK for the Summer – but TAKE NOTE BELOW of several NEW GROWTH Opportunities at VBC !!!

The Answers in Genesis TIME LAB Vacation Bible School was AWESOME !!!

(We’re going show you a GREAT video recap on Sunday !!!)
Thank you to ALL who gave so SELFLESSLY of their time and talents to share Jesus with these 30 + kids 🙂

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS !!!

***** A “Celebration of Life Service” for John Lusk will be held on August 3rd at 6pm at VBC.

There will be Visitation with the family from 4 – 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall, as well as after the Service.

***** We will be hosting a RETIREMENT PARTY for long-time Pastor of LFMC Dave McCarthy and his wife Sherry on SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th.
It will be held at Hanofee Park beginning at 1pm. We need LOTS of delicious salads and EVEN MORE desserts !!! Rita DeMayo is organizing the event – please contact her at 845-796-6078 or ritademayo@gmail.com to help. ALL are welcome to attend !! (Please pass the word to LFMC-ers from long ago who know and love the McCarthy’s and would like to join in on this very special occasion 🙂

OTHER HAPPENNINGS !!

ATTENTION PARENTS – You Can Still Join a Group !!
Family Life’s ART of PARENTING: Aiming Your Child Toward the Heart of God
Two options:
Mondays at Dave/Robbi Philips, Liberty – at 6:30pm
Thursdays at VBC – at 6:00pm.
FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting is an eight-session, video-driven small-group series designed to help parents raise their children
from a biblical foundation. This series is ideal for parents, stepparents, single parents, and expectant parents, and includes
helpful material for raising children of all ages. Anyone willing to invest time and effort in their parenting approach will benefit. The
material is biblically based, but extensive Bible knowledge is not required to participate.
See Pastor Robin for more details 🙂

The Thursday Morning LADIES GROUP is studying the Book of Philippians with Pastor Robin on Thursdays at 10:30 in the VBC Office. Come and join in !

We have a GRIEFSHARE Ministry for those dealing with the loss of a loved. It will be led by Kelly Drann and will begin this SATURDAY, JULY 7th at 10am at VBC and will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. It is open to ALL !

The Thursday Morning Men’s Group is continuing will resume on July 12 at 6:15am. We are studying the Parables of Jesus. All men are welcome !!

Interested in BAPTISM or DEDICATION for you/your Children ?

We have TWO upcoming Baptism/Dedication opportunities – see Pastor Ed or Pastor Robin for more information.

Interested in MEMBERSHIP at VBC ? We have a 2-session Membership Class on Sunday July 29th and Sunday August 5th at 9am. See the Pastors if you would like to participate.

Love you ALL –
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (7/15/18)

Dear VBC Family – 
This week Pastor Ed will continue our sermon series in chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus.  He will challenge the church to heed the Apostle Paul’s admonition to be “The REAL Deal !”
Can you spare some LOOSE CHANGE ??  This Sunday during the Children’s Message the kids will be kicking off collecting “coins” for this year’s special VBS project.  If you would like to help them get started just bring a few coins this Sunday and the kids will collect them during the Children’s Message time.  THANK YOU !!! 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL is ON BREAK for the Summer – but TAKE NOTE BELOW of several NEW GROWTH Opportunities at VBC !!!
 
The Answers in Genesis TIME LAB Vacation Bible School is coming to VBC !  
Come and discover Jesus from eternity PAST to Eternity FUTURE !!  It will be held from July 16-20 from 6:00 to 8:30pm. 
REGISTER your child/children this week at VBC. 
(Registration will also be held the first night of the program.)
ATTENTION PARENTS – Hope You’ll Join Us !!
Family Life’s ART of PARENTING:  Aiming Your Child Toward the Heart of God
Two options:
Mondays at Dave/Robbi Philips, Liberty – beginning July 9th at 6:30pm
Thursdays at VBC beginning July 12th at 6:00pm.
FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting is an eight-session, video-driven small-group series designed to help parents raise their children
from a biblical foundation. This series is ideal for parents, stepparents, single parents, and expectant parents, and includes
helpful material for raising children of all ages. Anyone willing to invest time and effort in their parenting approach will benefit. The
material is biblically based, but extensive Bible knowledge is not required to participate.
See Pastor Robin for more details 🙂
The Thursday Morning LADIES GROUP is studying the Book of Philippians with Pastor Robin on Thursdays at 10:30 in the VBC Office.  Come and join in !
We will be starting a GRIEFSHARE Ministry for those dealing with the loss of a loved.  It will be led by Kelly Drann and will begin this SATURDAY, JULY 7th at 10am at VBC and will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.
The Thursday Morning Men’s Group is continuing will resume on July 12 at 6:15am.  We are studying the Parables of Jesus.  All men are welcome !!
Interested in BAPTISM or DEDICATION for you/your Children ?
We have TWO upcoming Baptism/Dedication opportunities – see Pastor Ed or Pastor Robin for more information.
 
Interested in MEMBERSHIP at VBC ?  We have a 2-session Membership Class on Sunday July 29th and Sunday August 5th at 9am.  See the Pastors if you would like to participate.
 
A “Celebration of Life Service” for John Lusk will be held on FRIDAY August 3rd at 6pm at VBC.


There will be Visitation with the family from 4 – 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall, as well as after the Service.
 
SPECIAL EVENT !!!
On SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th we will be hosting a RETIREMENT PARTY for long-time Pastor of LFMC Dave McCarthy and his wife Sherry.
It will be held at Hanofee Park beginning at 1pm.  ALL are welcome to attend !!  (Please pass the word to LFMC-ers who know and love the McCarthy’s 🙂
 
Love you ALL – 
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (7/8/18)

Dear VBC Family – 
This week Pastor Robin will continue our sermon series in chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus.  She will challenge the CHURCH to use their Spiritual Gifts so we can all be “Grown Up !”
 
Attention Husbands and wives 🙂 – this week I have attached a couple articles worth reading from Family Life Ministry.  ENJOY !! 
SUNDAY SCHOOL is ON BREAK for the Summer – but TAKE NOTE BELOW of several NEW GROWTH Opportunities at VBC !!!
 
A “Celebration of Life Service” for John Lusk will be held on FRIDAY August 3rd at 6pm at VBC.
There will be Visitation with the family from 4 – 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall, as well as after the Service.
The Answers in Genesis TIME LAB Vacation Bible School is coming to VBC !  
Come and discover Jesus from eternity PAST to Eternity FUTURE !!  It will be held from July 16-20 from 6:00 to 8:30pm. 
REGISTER your child/children on Sunday July 8 or 15th at VBC. 
(Registration will also be held the first night of the program.)
ATTENTION PARENTS – Hope You’ll Join Us !!
Family Life’s ART of PARENTING:  Aiming Your Child Toward the Heart of God
Two options:
Mondays at Dave/Robbi Philips, Liberty – beginning July 9th at 6:30pm
Thursdays at VBC beginning July 12th at 6:00pm.
FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting is an eight-session, video-driven small-group series designed to help parents raise their children
from a biblical foundation. This series is ideal for parents, stepparents, single parents, and expectant parents, and includes
helpful material for raising children of all ages. Anyone willing to invest time and effort in their parenting approach will benefit. The
material is biblically based, but extensive Bible knowledge is not required to participate.
See Pastor Robin for more details 🙂
The Thursday Morning LADIES GROUP is studying the Book of Philippians with Pastor Robin on Thursdays at 10:30 in the VBC Office.  Come and join in !
We will be starting a GRIEFSHARE Ministry for those dealing with the loss of a loved.  It will be led by Kelly Drann and will begin this SATURDAY, JULY 7th at 10am at VBC and will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.
The Thursday Morning Men’s Group will resume on July 12 at 6:15am.  We are studying the Parables of Jesus.  All men are welcome !!
Interested in BAPTISM or DEDICATION for you/your Children ?
We have TWO upcoming Baptism/Dedication opportunities on Sunday July 15th and Sunday July 29th.
 
Interested in MEMBERSHIP at VBC ?  We have a 2-session Membership Class on Sunday July 29th and Sunday August 5th at 9am.
 
SPECIAL EVENT !!!
On SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th we will be hosting a RETIREMENT PARTY for long-time Pastor of LFMC Dave McCarthy and his wife Sherry.
It will be held at Hanofee Park beginning at 1pm.  ALL are welcome to attend !!  (Please pass the word to LFMC-ers who know and love the McCarthy’s 🙂
 
 
Love you ALL – 
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (7/1/18)

Dear VBC Family – 
This week Pastor Ed will continue our sermon series in chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus.  He will challenge the CHURCH to “Use their “SUPERPOWERS” for the Good of Sullivan County and Beyond !”
SUNDAY SCHOOL is ON BREAK for the Summer – but TAKE NOTE BELOW of several NEW GROWTH Opportunities at VBC !!!
 
A “Celebration of Life Service” for John Lusk will be held on FRIDAY August 3rd at 6pm at VBC.  
There will be Visitation with the family from 4 – 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall, as well as after the Service.
 
Exciting NEW Growth Opportunities at VBC !!! 
(To register either EMAIL us or SIGN UP on your Connection Card)
ATTENTION PARENTS – Hope You’ll Join Us !!
Family Life’s ART of PARENTING:  Aiming Your Child Toward the Heart of God
Two options:
Mondays at Dave/Robbi Philips, Liberty – beginning July 9th at 6:30pm
Thursdays at VBC beginning July 12th at 6:00pm.
FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting is an eight-session, video-driven small-group series designed to help parents raise their children
from a biblical foundation. This series is ideal for parents, stepparents, single parents, and expectant parents, and includes
helpful material for raising children of all ages. Anyone willing to invest time and effort in their parenting approach will benefit. The
material is biblically based, but extensive Bible knowledge is not required to participate.
See Pastor Robin for more details 🙂
The Thursday Morning LADIES GROUP will resume on JULY 5th at 10:30 in the VBC Office.  Pastor Robin will be leading a study on the Book of Philippians.
We will be starting a GRIEFSHARE Ministry for those dealing with the loss of a loved.  It will be led by Kelly Drann and will begin on SATURDAY, JULY 7th at 10am at VBC and will meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.
The Thursday Morning Men’s Group will resume on July 12 at 6:15am.  We are studying the Parables of Jesus.  All men are welcome !!
Interested in BAPTISM or DEDICATION for you/your Children ?
We have TWO upcoming Baptism/Dedication opportunities on Sunday July 15th and Sunday July 29th.
 
Interested in MEMBERSHIP at VBC ?  We have a 2-session Membership Class on Sunday July 29th and Sunday August 5th at 9am.
 
SAVE THE DATE !!!   The Answers in Genesis TIME LAB Vacation Bible School is coming to VBC !  Come and discover Jesus from eternity PAST to Eternity FUTURE !!  It will be held from July 16-20 from 6:00 to 8:30pm.
REGISTER your child/children on Sunday July 8 or 15th at VBC. (Registration will also be held the first night of the program.)
Love you ALL – 
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (6/24/18)

Dear VBC Family – 
 
This week Pastor Robin will continue our sermon series in chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus.  She will challenge the CHURCH to “Live a Life Worthy of Your Calling.”
***  A SPECIAL OFFERING will be taken this Sunday for the Michel Family, long-time friends and attenders of VBC who had a devastating fire at their family farm this past week.   If you wish to help please make checks out to VBC with “Farm Help” in the memo.


SUNDAY SCHOOL is ON BREAK for the Summer – but TAKE NOTE BELOW of several NEW GROWTH Opportunities at VBC !!!
ATTENTION PARENTS – Hope You’ll Join Us !!
Family Life’s ART of PARENTING:  Aiming Your Child Toward the Heart of God
Thursdays: July 12th – August 23  (No class on 7/19 – we’ll all be at VBS  🙂
6:00 – 7:30 PM  in the VBC Fellowship Hall
Please EMAIL us or SIGN UP at the back table if you plan to attend.
FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting is an eight-session, video-driven small-group series designed to help parents raise their children
from a biblical foundation. This series is ideal for parents, stepparents, single parents, and expectant parents, and includes
helpful material for raising children of all ages. Anyone willing to invest time and effort in their parenting approach will benefit. The
material is biblically based, but extensive Bible knowledge is not required to participate.
See Pastor Robin for more details 🙂
 
Interested in BAPTISM or DEDICATION for Your Children ?
We have TWO upcoming Baptism/Dedication opportunities on Sunday July 15th and Sunday July 29th.  See Pastor Ed or Pastor Robin if interested.
 
Interested in MEMBERSHIP at VBC ?  We have a 2-session Membership Class on Sunday July 29th and Sunday August 5th at 9am.  See Pastor Ed or Pastor Robin if interested.
 
The Thursday Morning LADIES GROUP will resume on JULY 5th at 10:30 in the VBC Office.  Pastor Robin will be leading a study on the Book of Philippians.
Please EMAIL us or SIGN UP at the back table if you plan to attend.
 
We will be starting a GRIEFSHARE Ministry for those dealing with the loss of a loved.  It will be led by Kelly Drann and will begin on SATURDAY, JULY 7th at 10am at VBC.  Please EMAIL us or SIGN UP at the back table if you plan to attend.
 
SAVE THE DATE !!!   The Answers in Genesis TIME LAB Vacation Bible School is coming to VBC !  Come and discover Jesus from eternity PAST to Eternity FUTURE !!  It will be held from July 16-20 from 6:00 to 8:30pm.
If you would like to HELP see Robbi Philips or contact her at    thephilips6@yahoo.com
Families – Families – FAMILIES !!!  (IMPT. NOTE:  Thursday, JUNE 28 is the LAST DAY to register for this Conference)
Why not INVEST in your FAMILY and 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 gives your family the opportunity to be encouraged as a Christian Family, 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 water park in the Northeast !!  For more information and a complete overview go to www.togetherfamilyconference.com.

SPECIAL DEAL for VBC Families: The VBC Board is pleased to announce a special reimbursement to VBC families of $50.00 per family member attending this conference.  In order to get the reimbursement you must register at the TogetherFamily website, bring your registration confirmation to Pastor Ed, and we will process the special reimbursement. 

Love you ALL – 
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (6/17/18)

Dear VBC Family – 
 
This week Pastor Ed will continue our sermon series in chapter 3 of Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus with a challenge the Dads (and the CHURCH !) to Stop, Drop, and ___________ !
SUNDAY SCHOOL is ON BREAK for the Summer   🙁
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR INCREDIBLE TEACHERS !!!!
 
 
****** ATTENTION PARENTS – Hope You’ll Join Us !!
Family Life’s ART of PARENTING:  Aiming Your Child Toward the Heart of God
Thursdays beginning on July 12th
6:00 – 7:30 PM
VBC Fellowship Hall
FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting is an eight-session, video-driven small-group series designed to help parents raise their children
from a biblical foundation. This series is ideal for parents, stepparents, single parents, and expectant parents, and includes
helpful material for raising children of all ages. Anyone willing to invest time and effort in their parenting approach will benefit. The
material is biblically based, but extensive Bible knowledge is not required to participate.
See Pastor Robin to sign up or for more details 🙂
 
Interested in BAPTISM or MEMBERSHIP at VBC ?  In the next couple weeks we plan to have a Baptism Service, followed by Welcoming New Members to VBC – See Pastor Robin or Pastor Ed for more info.  🙂
SAVE THE DATE !!!   The Answers in Genesis TIME LAB Vacation Bible School is coming to VBC !  Come and discover Jesus from eternity PAST to Eternity FUTURE !!  It will be held from July 16-20 from 6:00 to 8:30pm.
If you would like to HELP see Robbi Philips or contact her at    thephilips6@yahoo.com
Families – Families – FAMILIES !!!
Why not INVEST in your FAMILY and 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 gives your family the opportunity to be encouraged as a Christian Family, 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 water park in the Northeast !!  For more information and a complete overview go to www.togetherfamilyconference.com.

SPECIAL DEAL for VBC Families: The VBC Board is pleased to announce a special reimbursement to VBC families of $50.00 per family member attending this conference.  In order to get the reimbursement you must register at the TogetherFamily website, bring your registration confirmation to Pastor Ed, and we will process the special reimbursement. 

Love you ALL – 
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin