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Sunday’s Comin’ (9/30/18)

Dear VBC Family –

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday as Pastor Robin introduces Paul’s 1st Letter to the Thessalonians. She will encourage the church and challenge us to live FREE in Christ !
Also – this Sunday we join thousands of Brother and Sister FM churches around the world as we celebrate FREEDOM SUNDAY – a specific day set aside to remind us all that there are still many around the world held in captivity and bondage, and as Free Methodists we need to continue to champion FREEDOM FOR ALL ! We will join together in PRAYER, as well as take a SPECIAL OFFERING in support of this year’s “freedom” initiatives.

Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to WORSHIP Him who is WORTHY !!

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 -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.

Hope to see your whole family come and learn together 🙂

The next CPR-AED Training with Ralph Bressler will take place in the Fellowship Hall right after the Service this week from 12:00 – 1:00.

PRAYER NEEDED:

Please continue to pray for a FULL recovery for Al Hall. He continues his therapy at Achieve in Liberty. Stop by to see him or give him a call !!

Please pray for comfort and peace upon the Bodenstein Family (in Jeffersonville) after the tragic death of their mother this past week.

Please continue to pray for Joe Ingrahm – he was re-admitted to the hospital this week with serious medical complications. He is presently in Westchester Medical Center.

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Diakoneo Day will be held on Sunday, October 21st !!

Diakoneo (to “serve”) is a day set aside where we take our regular Sunday Worship time and go out and serve our community ! Rita Demayo and Tom Nolan are coordinating a number of projects that ALL will be able to assist with. It not only shows our community the LOVE of JESUS(Jesus said, I did not come to be served, but to SERVE others…) – it’s also a wonderful opportunity to get to know your fellow VBC-ers.

Note schedule change: We will have a time of Worship for all from 9:00 – 10:00 – then head out into the community from 10-12:30 – and join back at VBC for lunch together !! (We will NOT have Sunday School that day.)

If you know of someone in our community that could use a little help (yard work, small repair, cleanup, winter prep, …) see Rita or Tom asap.

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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

SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY 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’ (9/23/18)

Dear VBC Family –

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday as Pastor Ed shares some real encouraging words from a SURPRISING source of text you typically hear at a much different kind of Service !!  Hint:  Come and be prepared to “SHEEP” Up !!

There’s MORE !!  We will celebrate two Baptisms this week as well as Dedicate a child to the Lord.  Praise the Lord !!

See you Sunday as we gather together to WORSHIP Him who is WORTHY !!

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 -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.

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

The next CPR-AED Training with Ralph Bressler will take place in the Fellowship Hall right after the Service on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (12:00 – 1:00).

PRAYER NEEDED:

Please continue to pray for a FULL recovery for Al Hall.  He has shown great improvement, and is moving well around his house.

Please pray for Rebecca Clark and Sarah Hardy as they continue to provide Foster-care for Isaiah.  Pray for a situation that has arisen with his placement, and that God will continue to show His favor upon them.

JOIN US FRIDAY NIGHT for the MOVIE Like 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 !!

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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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS !!! 

It’s TIME to begin preparing for our participation in the OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE-BOX GIFT Program !!

When you come on Sunday you will see an OCC display in the back of the Sanctuary.  Feel free to choose a FREE box and a brochure that explains the Shoe-box Gift program.  We’ll be sharing more info. on this amazing ministry during the Service – or see Cheryl LaBella or Wanda Silva for more information.

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Diakoneo Day will be held on Sunday, October 21st !!

Diakoneo (to “serve”) is a day set aside where we take our regular Sunday Worship time and go out and serve our community !  Rita Demayo and Tom Nolan are coordinating a number of projects that ALL will be able to assist with.  It not only shows our community the LOVE of JESUS(Jesus said, I did not come to be served, but to SERVE others…) – it’s also a wonderful opportunity to get to know your fellow VBC-ers.

Note schedule change:  We will have a time of Worship for all from 9:00 – 10:00 – then head out into the community from 10-12:30 – and join back at VBC for lunch together !!  (We will NOT have Sunday School that day.)

If you know of someone in our community that could use a little help (yard work, small repair, cleanup, winter prep, …) see Rita or Tom asap.

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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’ (9/16/18)

Dear VBC Family –

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday as Pastor Robin shares some of the Apostle Paul’s most encouraging words to the church at Philippi (and to the church called VINE and BRANCH !!).

Let’s gather together to WORSHIP the One who is “altogether lovely, worthy, wonderful … to US !!”

We are SO EXCITED to announce that SUNDAY SCHOOL is off and running and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

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.

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

***  This Sunday Ralph Bressler will be conducting the first round of CPR-AED training.  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall right after the Service.

***  CONSTRUCTION UPDATE !!  You will NOT be able to enter the lower parking lot from Rt. 52 this Sunday due to drainage work being done on the lot.

You WILL be able to enter/exit this lot from the Par Road side. 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS !!! 

It’s TIME to begin preparing for our participation in the OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE-BOX GIFT Program !!

When you come on Sunday you will see an OCC display in the back of the Sanctuary.  Feel free to choose a FREE box and a brochure that explains the Shoe-box Gift program.  We’ll be sharing more info. on this amazing ministry during the Service – or see Cheryl LaBella or Wanda Silva for more information.

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Our MOVIE NIGHT is ALMOST HERE – Join us to see Like 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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Diakoneo Day will be held on Sunday, October 21st !!

Diakoneo (to “serve”) is a day set aside where we take our regular Sunday Worship time and go out and serve our community !  Rita Demayo and Tom Nolan are coordinating a number of projects that ALL will be able to assist with.  It not only shows our community the LOVE of JESUS (Jesus said, I did not come to be served, but to SERVE others…) – it’s also a wonderful opportunity to get to know your fellow VBC-ers.

Note schedule change:  We will have a time of Worship for all from 9:00 – 10:00 – then head out into the community from 10-12:30 – and join back at VBC for lunch together !!  (We will NOT have Sunday School that day.)

If you know of someone in our community that could use a little help (yard work, small repair, cleanup, winter prep, …) see Rita or Tom asap.

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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’ (9/9/18)

Dear VBC Family

We’re fresh off the boat and plane (literally) – and we can’t wait to see you all this Sunday at VBC !!
Alaska opened our eyes to David’s words in Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
Hope you’ll join us this Sunday as Pastor Ed shares more about this wonderful Psalm, and the MIGHTY GOD that David sang this to.
Also, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper this week.

We are SO EXCITED to announce that SUNDAY SCHOOL resumes this week (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.

Hope to see your whole family come and learn together 🙂

WE NEED MINISTRY HELP:

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 Night – “Like 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