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Sunday’s Comin’ (12/30/18)

Dear VBC Family –

Happy Christmas week to ALL !!

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.  (Luke 2:11)

This Sunday Pastor Robin will explore if “OUR DESIRE is HIS DESIRE ?”

Is that YOUR DESIRE ?  (come this Sunday and see 🙂  

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues to BLESS MANY and you are always WELCOME to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler are teamed up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your WHOLE family come and learn together  :)

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PRAYER NEEDED

Please pray for Mary Hudz that God gives her strength as she began another round of chemotherapy this week.

Please continue to pray for Lori Kimmes and Dave Philips as they recover from their surgeries.

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Sign up this week for the LEADERSHIP SERIES beginning on Jan. 22nd !!

We will be using materials by leadership expert John Maxwell and his best-selling book Developing the Leader within You 2.0.

This is for ANYONE wishing to GROW in their LEADERSHIP potential – and especially for all those HELPING or LEADING in MINISTRY at VBC !!

We will be meeting ONCE a month for 5 months on TUESDAYS from 6:30 – 8:30pm.  (Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21)

The cost is just $15.00 per person which includes the hardcover book !

Sign up on Sunday or email me back and I will add you to the list.

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It’s WINTER and there are MANY in our community without warm coats, hats, gloves, boots ….

Please take a moment to clean out a closet or two and bring these items with you to church so we can distribute them LOCALLY.

Just place them in the back of the Sanctuary near the Giving Tree 🙂   THANK YOU !!

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/23/18)

Dear VBC Family –

HAPPY 4th Sunday of Advent to ALL !!

The Lord Blesses His people with PEACE. (Psalm 29:11)

Need some PEACE in your life ?! This Sunday Pastor Ed will share on God’s gift of SHALOM for His people !!!

We will also share in the lighting of the Advent candle of PEACE, as well as enjoy a wonderful YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM !

KIDS – be sure to be there at 9am sharp to prepare for the Christmas Program 🙂

We sure hope to see you all at our Christmas Eve Candle-lighting Service at 7pm. (It’s on the 24th this year 🙂
What a great opportunity to INVITE a FRIEND !!

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Sign up this week for the LEADERSHIP SERIES beginning on Jan. 22nd !!
We will be using materials by leadership expert John Maxwell and his best-selling book Developing the Leader within You 2.0.
This is for ANYONE wishing to GROW in their LEADERSHIP potential – and especially for all those HELPING or LEADING in MINISTRY at VBC !!
We will be meeting ONCE a month for 5 months on TUESDAYS from 6:30 – 8:30pm. (Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21)
The cost is just $15.00 per person which includes the hardcover book !
Sign up on Sunday or email me back and I will add you to the list.

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PRAYER NEEDED

Please continue to pray for Lori Kimmes and Dave Philips as they recover from their surgeries this week !

From Lori Kimmes: I was reading Wednesday’s TH Record about a college student, Michael McLaughlin, from Cornwall who has been missing since Thursday. It turns out that he is my surgeon’s son. Please pray for this family.

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It’s WINTER and there are MANY in our community without warm coats, hats, gloves, boots ….
Please take a moment to clean out a closet or two and bring these items with you to church so we can distribute them LOCALLY.
Just place them in the back of the Sanctuary near the Giving Tree 🙂 THANK YOU !!

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues to BLESS MANY and you are always WELCOME to join in !

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns: Pre K – K; 1st – 3rd; 4th – 5th ; Junior High 6th -8th ; and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler are teamed up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your WHOLE family come and learn together 🙂

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!
See you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

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

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/16/18)

Dear VBC Family –

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with JOY.  (Psalm 30:11)

HAPPY 3rd Sunday of Advent to ALL !!

This Sunday Pastor Robin will share on God’s gift of JOY to the World  – the LORD has come !  

We will share in the lighting of the Advent candle of JOY, as well as celebrate BAPTISM and the welcome of NEW MEMBERS.

KIDS – be sure to come to SS this week as you will continue to prepare for the Christmas Program which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 23rd at the 10:30 Service.

***  You won’t believe the transformation our Sanctuary has undergone to become the CITY OF BETHLEHEM !!

We sure hope to see you all at A NIGHT in BETHLEHEM this Saturday (December 15th) from 2 – 4pm.  

What a great event to INVITE a FRIEND !!  

(Don’t worry, Bethlehem will still be “open” on Sunday morning – so come and WORSHIP the Lord in the “Little Town of Bethlehem” !!

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It’s WINTER and there are MANY in our community without warm coats, hats, gloves, boots ….

Please take a moment to clean out a closet or two and bring these items with you to church so we can distribute them LOCALLY.

Just place them in the back of the Sanctuary near the Giving Tree 🙂   THANK YOU !!

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues to BLESS MANY and you are always WELCOME to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler are teamed up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your WHOLE family come and learn together  :)

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/09/18)

Dear VBC Family –

But I trust in your unfailing LOVE; my heart rejoices in your salvation.  (Psalm 13:5)

HAPPY 2nd Sunday of Advent to ALL !!

This Sunday Pastor Ed will share on The GREATEST of These … an Advent Message of LOVE.  We will share in the lighting of the Advent candle of Love, as well as celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

***  This week following the Service we will need ALL HANDS ON DECK as we TRANSFORM the SANCTUARY into the CITY of BETHLEHEM !!

We will REMOVE ALL THE CHAIRS, set up the SHOPKEEPERS TENTS, and begin to DECORATE !!

Your HELP will be APPRECIATED  🙂

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NIGHT in BETHLEHEM returns on December 15th from 2 – 4pm.  Grab some invitations from the back table to invite your friends !!

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It’s WINTER and there are MANY in our community without warm coats, hats, gloves, boots …. 
Please take a moment to clean out a closet or two and bring these items with you to church so we can distribute them LOCALLY.Just place them in the back of the Sanctuary near the Giving Tree 🙂   THANK YOU !! 

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues to BLESS MANY and you are always WELCOME to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler are teamed up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your WHOLE family come and learn together  🙂
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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!See you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

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

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/02/18)

Dear VBC Family –

In His Name the nations will put their HOPE.  (Matthew 12:21)

HAPPY 1st Sunday of Advent to ALL !!

Join us this Sunday as Ralph Bressler bring us a message of HOPE in celebration of the first Sunday of Advent.   The sanctuary was beautifully decorated this week for the Christmas season (thank you ALL helpers 🙂 – and we will have the lighting of the Advent candle of HOPE.

Please return your NOVEMBER THANKS-Giving envelopes this Sunday as we help support the work of WMI Projects around the world.

We are SO THANKFUL for a church (YOU !) that allows God to use them to reach THOSE IN NEED FAR beyond their walls !!

(If you are placing a check inside make it out to VBC and put WMI Giving in the memo).

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NIGHT in BETHLEHEM is COMING BACK on December 15th from 2 – 4pm.  Grab some invitations from the back table to invite your friends !!

There are SIGN-UP sheets on the bulletin board down the hall if you would like to help with this INCREDIBLE OUTREACH !

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It’s WINTER and there are MANY in our community without warm coats, hats, gloves, boots ….

Please take a moment to clean out a closet or two and bring these items with you to church so we can distribute them LOCALLY.

Just place them in the back of the Sanctuary near the Giving Tree 🙂   THANK YOU !!

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

SUNDAY SCHOOL is BLESSING MANY and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your WHOLE family come and learn together  :)

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Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Night In Bethlehem


Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Snow date: December 22

Bring the whole family to experience Bethlehem as it was on the first Christmas. This free two hour event will feature: Authentic townspeople and shopkeepers, hands-on activities, live animals, Christmas music, refreshments and much more!

All are Welcome!

Vine and Branch Church
2535 State Route 52
Liberty, NY 12754

For more information please call: (845) 292-5227 or email us at: vineandbranchchurch@gmail.com and visit: www.vineandbranchchurch.org

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/25/18)

Dear VBC Family –

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to ALL !!

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Robin brings us near the end of I Thessalonians – by giving us a GLIMPSE of the “END” of time as we know it.

This week all NOMINATION PACKETS are due back.  Please take the time to PRAYERFULLY consider YOUR PLACE in ministry at VBC.  Please place your packets in the box in the back of the Sanctuary.

Hope you had a chance as a FAMILY to share in the NOVEMBER THANKS-Giving devotionals as we help support the work of WMI Projects around the world. We are SO THANKFUL for a church (YOU !) that allows God to use them to reach THOSE IN NEED FAR beyond their walls !!

(If you missed this – it’s not too late to pick up your NOVEMBER THANKS-Giving devotional this week.)  If you are placing a check inside make it out to VBC and put WMI Giving in the memo).

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

SUNDAY SCHOOL is BLESSING MANY and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your WHOLE family come and learn together  :)

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Interested in being BAPTIZED or becoming a MEMBER of VBC ?

Baptism Service on Dec. 16th.

Our Exploring Membership Module includes two – one hour sessions.  Section 1 will be held THIS SUNDAY (NOV. 25th) at either 9am or 12:00noon.  Sesison 2 will be held on DEC. 9th at 9am or 12 noon.  (We can meet at other times if necessary !)  Email Pastor Ed if you wish to be included  🙂

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A NIGHT in BETHLEHEM is COMING BACK on December 15th from 2 – 4pm.

There will be a PLANNING MEETING on Tuesday, Nov. 25th at 6:30 pm for anyone who would like to help with this INCREDIBLE OUTREACH !

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Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/09/18)

Dear VBC Family –

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”       (Joshua 24:15)

Join us this week as Pastor Robin shares what it means for ALL of US to BE the CHURCH God has called us to be at VBC !

We ALL have a part in God’s Church !!

Hope you had a chance as a FAMILY to share in the NOVEMBER THANKS-Giving devotional as we help support the work of WMI Projects around the world. We are SO THANKFUL for a church (YOU !) that allows God to use them to reach THOSE IN NEED FAR beyond their walls !!

(If you missed last Sunday – pick up your NOVEMBER THANKS-Giving devotional this week.)

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday as we declare HOW WORTHY OUR GOD IS !!

SUNDAY SCHOOL is BLESSING MANY and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your WHOLE family come and learn together  :)

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoe-Box Gifts are due THIS Sunday !!

Thank you for being a part of SHARING the LOVE of JESUS with children (and their families) as they come to know THE GREATEST GIFT of ALL through a simple shoe-box gift.

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LADIES !  LADIES !!  

Sure hope you’re planning to attend the Daughters of the King ministry BREAKFAST this Saturday at 9am !

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Interested in being BAPTIZED or becoming a MEMBER of VBC ?

See one of the Pastors THIS WEEK and we will include you in our upcoming class.

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Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/4/18)

Dear VBC Family –

Pastor Ed will continue our study of Paul’s 1st Letter to the Thessalonians – unpacking Paul’s instruction in chapter 4 to “Love more and more.”

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday in Worship !

Bless our God you peoples; make the voice of His praise be heard; 

Who holds our souls in life, and will not allow our feet to slip.  (Psalm 66:7-8)

SUNDAY SCHOOL is BLESSING MANY and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your whole family come and learn together  :)

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IT’S TIME !!  (literally) – to turn your CLOCKS BACK on Saturday night 🙂

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoe-Box Gifts are due the next two Sundays !!

Thank you for LOVING OTHERS in this way !!

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Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (10/28/18)

Dear VBC Family –

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday as we WORSHIP the LORD who is worthy of all PRAISE !!

Pastor Robin will continue our study of Paul’s 1st Letter to the Thessalonians – sharing on “The WILL of GOD for YOUR LIFE !” as we dig into chapter 4 of I Thessalonians.

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IT’S ALMOST Here !!! (and it’s NOT TOO LATE to join in 🙂

The MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT DATE NIGHT via live simulcast of FIGHT NIGHT at VBC !!!

Date/Time:   Thursday, November 1

7:30 – 10:00pm

Cost:     $ 10.00 per couple

Lets’ face it, all couples fight. Learn how to fight a Good Fight !

Join us for a fun event filled with humor, fresh insight, and new strategies for your relationship.

Fight Night; How to Fight Fair is for everyone – newlyweds, “oldyweds,” seriously dating, engaged couples – anyone wanting to make a good relationship great.

SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY and BLESS someone else by INVITING THEM  !!

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SUNDAY SCHOOL is off and running and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your whole family come and learn together  :)

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Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin