Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sunday’s Comin’

Dear VBC Family – 
We PRAISE GOD for ALL He has been doing in people’s lives at VBC  🙂
This week we will celebrate Memorial Day by honoring all those who “gave it all” to provide for our freedom and security as Americans.
We will continue studying the Book of Romans.  Pastor Ed will present “No God – No Peace … KNOW God – KNOW PEACE !” as we look closely at Romans Chapter 5.  Sunday School for all ages will continue at 9am.


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 ! 
Pastor Ed, Pastor Robin, and Delegate Frank DeMayo will be away from June 4-6 at our Acts 12:24 Annual Conference in Mt. Bethel, Pa.  We will all be available by cell phone and email in case of an emergency.
***   The LAST DAY of Sunday School for all ages is Sunday June 11th.
Allison Turner is organizing a very special breakfast to say THANK YOU for a “Job Well Done !!”
It will be held on SUNDAY JUNE 25th at 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall.
The FRUIT CELLAR Food Pantry will be open on SUNDAY JUNE 18th from 1-3pm.
ALL are invited on SATURDAY JUNE 17 from 8am – 11am to spruce up the grounds and buildings at VBC !  There will be window washing, grounds work, washing Pastor Ed’s truck, … FELLOWSHIP and a GOOD TIME had by all !!  Hope you’ll plan to attend.  
If you are unable to attend – see Al Hall or Pastor Ed for a list of jobs that can be completed on YOUR schedule.  (we’ll supply what you need)  
We would like to recognize our graduating high school seniors on WEDNESDAY JUNE 21 at 6:00pm for this wonderful accomplishment, and encourage them going forward.  Families (including grandparents, …) are invited to attend !!  Please email Pastor Ed with the names of graduates, and information re: plans for their immediate future.  Formal invitations will be forthcoming.
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   See Pastor Ed for scholarships offered through VBC. 
JULY 17 – 21st (evening) – VBS (Vacation Bible School)
Saturday JULY 29th – VBC LEADERSHIP SUMMIT  8 – 11:30
Thank you for BEING the BLESSINGS YOU ALL ARE !!
Love you much !
Ed and Robin

Presentation Highlights Kenyan Mission Trip

On Sunday, May 7, the members of the missionary team that went to Kenya presented a video and discussed of their trip during the Sunday School hour. Ben Dowe wrapped in a traditional Kenyan blanket described some of the highlights of the trip and narrated the 50 minute video with the help of Pastors Ed and Robin Sostak. Grace Dowe, who was also a member of the mission tea, served a traditional Kenyan tea. The tea served to those who attended the presentation included tea given to the tea by their Kenyan host. To accompany the tea the group sampled two “pastries” that often are served with tea. After the video, there was a short question and answer period. The Vina and Branch Church thanks Pastors Ed ad Robin Sostak and Ben and Grace Dowe for helping to spread the Good News to those hungry to hear it. The video above was produced by Grace, Sarah and Molly Dowe from pictures and videos taken during the trip. The video and the comments by the team make it clear that the people they visited in Kenyan may be poor by the standards of the World but are rich in spiritual terms and hunger of the Word of God.

Young Adults Dinner/Fellowship Friday, May 19

A Young Adults Dinner/Fellowship will be held on FRIDAY MAY 19th at 6pm. This is open to all post-high school through 30 somethings. We will serve you a DELICIOUS DINNER while you enjoy each other’s company – have a brief devotional by “30 something” Pastors James and Jen Cohen – and we’ll watch the kids downstairs !! Sign up at the back table in the sanctuary.


Pastor Robin leads an intercessory prayer time from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. 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 !

Sunday’s Comin’

We’re EXCITED about all that God is up to at VBC !!

We PRAISE GOD for ALL He has been doing in people’s lives 🙂

Our KENYA MISSION TEAM will be hosting a traditional AFRICAN TEA during the Sunday School hour at 9 am. ALL are invited as we share God’s Blessings during our time in Africa.

This week we head back to the Book of Romans. Pastor Robin will present “Judgment is Coming !” as we look closely at Romans Chapter 2. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.

Pastor Ed