Dear VBC Family –

We made it to 2019 – Happy New Year to ALL !!

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.    (King David in Psalm 40:3)

This Sunday Pastor Ed will ask us all to FOCUS !!

As we turn the clock to 2019 – are you ready to zero in on what’s MOST important ?  

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday to see what that is  🙂   

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SUNDAY SCHOOL resumes this week 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 continue to keep Rita Demayo in your prayers.  She is home now waiting for the swelling in her ankle to subside in order to have needed surgery.

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Please remember our FOOD PANTRY when you head to the store this week for the great CAN, CAN sale !!  We hope to get our pantry FULLY STOCKED for the winter with peanut butter, jelly, cereal, soup, mac/cheese, spaghetti, sauces, tuna, canned fruit, juice, canned vegetables, canned ravioli, spaghetti O’s …    THANK YOU for loving others in this way !!

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Mark your calendar for our ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING and CELEBRATION LUNCHEON on Sunday, January 27th.

Once a year we gather to elect and commission the ministry leadership for the new year at VBC, as well as present and approve the annual church budget.

ALL are welcome to attend this annual meeting, however only those who are members of VBC are allowed to cast a vote during the meeting.

(We will not have Sunday School on this day, but we will have an activity for children so parents can attend.)

We hope you will join with your VBC Family for lunch immediately following the Worship Service to celebrate all God has done through the

ministry of VBC throughout this past year.

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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