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Sunday’s Comin’ (8/26/18)

Dear VBC Family – 

Robin and I are headed to Alaska on Saturday, Aug. 25 and will return on Sept. 6th (unless we decide to become Alaskan Bush People). Thank you ALL for the opportunity to get away for some respite and recharging.  We will surely miss you all – and ask for your prayers upon VBC and us as we travel.  We know you will be GREATLY BLESSED by the guest speakers that will be sharing God’s Word over these next two Sundays !!

In our absence our VBC Delegate Frank DeMayo should be contacted for any emergencies and other needs.  You can reach him on his cell 796-6081 or email fdemayo@cinium.com.  Allison will be checking messages and handle any administrative needs.  Feel free to call her home (436-6996), leave a message at church (292-5227), or email her at aturner6@hvc.rr.com.

This week our guest speaker will be Pieter van den Beukel from Life In Messiah Ministries, who is visiting here from NYC and staying in our parsonage while he conducts outreach ministry to our many Jewish visitors.  He will share about his evangelistic efforts, and challenge us all to evangelize those whom God puts in our paths.

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 !!

We are SO EXCITED to announce that SUNDAY SCHOOL will resume on September 9th !!

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

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -7th ;  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.

WE NEED MINISTRY HELP:

  1. We are still in need of another TEACHER for our kids Sunday School program.
  2. We are in need of NURSERY WORKERS to assist with our teacher’s children during the Sunday School hour on a rotating basis.  If you attend the adult class this would be a GREAT WAY to show your appreciation for our dedicated children’s teachers  🙂

See Robbi Philips for more info.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS !!!   

Movie NightLike Arrows”

Like Arrows is an inspiring feature film by Family Life Ministries which depicts the life of an “average family” as they walk through the joys and challenges of life.

Date/Time:  Sept. 21 at 7:00pm at VBC

Cost:              FREE !!  (Sign-up at back table)

Bring MANY friends !!

 

“When conflict, rebellion, and resentment overwhelm their family, Charlie and Alice are forced to rethink their parenting strategy. In the process, they realize how critical intentionality and focus are when shaping and molding young lives. FamilyLife’s first feature film explores the challenges and joys that come with raising children. Through a journey that unfolds over 50 years, Charlie and Alice discover the unmistakable power of family. Together, they learn that knowing and living by God’s Word is what brings transformation and hope to any family.

LIKE ARROWS casts a powerful vision for parents, reminding us that nothing is more important for any family than to have God and His Word directing our lives.”

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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

Pre-register to save a spot !  (Walk-ins will be accepted if room permits)

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.

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Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

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