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Sunday’s Comin’ (9/1/19)

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.   Psalm 95

Dear VBC Family –

We are delighted to welcome Missionaries Thom and Sherry Cahill to VBC this Sunday !!  Thom and Sherry have served as missionaries the last couple years in Kenya and will soon be headed to Tanzania to begin a new ministry there.  Come and hear what the Lord has already done through their work in Africa, and the plans He has for their future in Tanzania.

Come and BE BLESSED by what God IS DOING and WILL DO this Sunday !!

Other Exciting Happenings  !!

(Be sure to KEEP this week’s BULLETIN for a FULL LIST of UPCOMING EVENTS and IMPORTANT DATES !)

MOVIE NEWS:

The movie OVERCOMER is at the Middletown Galleria theater for a few more days – definately worth seeing !!! 

OVERCOMER is an inspiring family film filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart.  The Kendrick Brothers return to theaters with their newest feature following FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, and the # 1 box office hit WAR ROOM. The inspiring family film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and introduces Aryn Wright-Thompson.

VBC Sunday School Kickoff will be September 8th  !!

9am – 10:15am

We are excited for the start of our Christian Education Program!!  

We will have classes for children and teens, as well as two classes for adults – one Men’s Study on the Book of James, and a Men’s/Women’s class on the Tabernacle of David:  Experiencing the Presence of God.

Be prepared to REGISTER your family this week.  (If you are unable to attend – send me names/ages and I’ll add you all to the list 🙂

Upcoming Missionary visits:

Sept. 1 – Thom and Sherry Cahill, Tanzania

Sept. 15 – Ken and Letty Myers, Kenya

Upcoming VBS Events

Sept. 15           12-12:30          NARCAN Training

Sept. 17           Day of Fasting   Prayer & Praise Service 6:30pm

Sept. 22           12-1:00            Welcome to VBC Module

     5:30                 Youth Group

     7:00-7:30         NARCAN Training

Sept. 27-28     REVIVE Women’s Conference

Sept. 29           Freedom Sunday

Oct. 6              12 – 1:30         Exploring Christianity Module

Oct. 11             6:30-8:00         MOVIE Pilgrim’s Progress

Oct. 13             12 – 1:30         Baptism Module

Oct. 15             6:30 – 8:00      Fast, Pray, and PRAISE

Oct. 19             All Day ISI Marriage Event (Bloomfield, CT)

Oct. 20             Baptism Service

                          5:30                 Youth Group

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LADIES  LADIES   LADIES !!!  Join us September 27-28 @ Vine and Branch Church !

JOIN THOUSANDS OF WOMEN IN SEEKING HIM FOR REVIVAL in a Live Simulcast- Hosted right here ar VBC !!!

 Seeking HIM, a conference from Revive Our Hearts. Speakers including Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh, and many more !!

They will open God’s Word to reveal the heart of true revival on Friday evening and all day Saturday !

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Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Seeking HIM

LIVE Simulcast

September  27-28

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

JOIN THOUSANDS OF WOMEN  SEEKING HIM FOR REVIVAL.

September 27–28, 2019 women will gather and around the globe for “Revive ’19: Seeking HIM”, a conference from Revive Our Hearts Ministries.  Speakers including Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh, and many more, will open God’s Word to reveal the heart of true revival.  Revival isn’t just an emotional experience.  It’s a complete transformation of your heart, of your home, of your church, of your world.

Schedule

Friday 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Dinner included in fee

7 – 10 p.m.

Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5pm

Lunch included in fee

Come for all or part of the weekend.

Registration required:   

Call or email Robin Sostak for questions or to register

(845) 292-5227     or     rsostak@gmail.com

Cost: $10 to cover food cost (free will offering will be taken)

Housing arrangements can be made if requested.

 

For more detail of the event, see www.revive10.com

Sunday’s Comin’ (8/25/19)

In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”   (Revelation 5:12)

Dear VBC Family –

Have you ever “Missed the forest through the trees ?”  This week Pastor Ed will lead us into Hebrews chapter 7 where the author asks these new Jewish Believers NOT to lose the important BIG PICTURE in the many details.  He points them to the ONLY ONE worthy of their

following and adoration.  (The ONLY ONE worthy of ours as well !!)

Come and BE BLESSED by what God IS DOING and WILL DO this Sunday !!

Other Exciting Happenings  !!

(Be sure to KEEP this week’s BULLETIN for a FULL LIST of UPCOMING EVENTS and IMPORTANT DATES !)

MOVIE NEWS:

The movie OVERCOMER is at the Middletown Galleria theater beginning today ! 

OVERCOMER is an inspiring family film filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart.  The Kendrick Brothers return to theaters with their newest feature following FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, and the # 1 box office hit WAR ROOM. The inspiring family film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and introduces Aryn Wright-Thompson.

VBC Sunday School Kickoff will be September 8th  !!

9am – 10:15am

We are excited for the start of our Christian Education Program!!  

We will have classes for children and teens, as well as two classes for adults – one Men’s Study on the Book of James, and a Men’s/Women’s class on the Tabernacle of David:  Experiencing the Presence of God.

Be prepared to REGISTER your family this week.  (If you are unable to attend – send me names/ages and I’ll add you all to the list 🙂

Upcoming Missionary visits:

Sept. 1 – Thom and Sherry Cahill, Tanzania

Sept. 15 – Ken and Letty Myers, Kenya

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LADIES  LADIES   LADIES !!!  Join us September 27-28 @ Vine and Branch Church !

JOIN THOUSANDS OF WOMEN IN SEEKING HIM FOR REVIVAL in a Live Simulcast- Hosted right here ar VBC !!!

 Seeking HIM, a conference from Revive Our Hearts. Speakers including Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh, and many more !!

They will open God’s Word to reveal the heart of true revival on Friday evening and all day Saturday !

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

It’s Time to Begin Collecting for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD !!

Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has collected more than 168 million shoeboxes packed with toys and other fun items, and delivered them to boys and girls in need around the world in partnership with local churches. Many boys and girls who receive shoebox gifts also enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. Millions of boys and girls have participated in this dynamic course so far.  NOW is the time for us to begin COLLECTING ITEMS which we will later PACK into SHOEBOX GIFTS.

Here are items you can be on the LOOKOUT for now:

Small stuffed animals, Misc. accessories (hair ties/bows, sunglasses, jewelry …); Hygiene Items (brush/comb, bar soap, wash cloths, toothbrush, (no toothpaste allowed); and craft items.

There is a COLLECTION BOX in the church !  THANK YOU SO MUCH !!

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Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (8/18/19)

Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?

(Ezekiel 15:11)

Dear VBC Family –

This week Jim Fiore will share the many ways God has directed his life through a personal testimony and teaching.

This will surely inspire 

the church (us all !) to see God’s workings in our own lives so we can be better used by Him for Kingdom purposes.

 

Come and BE BLESSED by what God IS DOING and WILL DO this Sunday !!

Come and be SET APART by the Holy Spirit to WORSHIP HIM who is WORTHY !!

Other Exciting Happenings  !!

(Be sure to see this week’s BULLETIN for a FULL LIST of UPCOMING EVENTS/IMPORTANT DATES)

VBC Sunday School Kickoff will be September 8th  !!

9am – 10:15am

We are excited for the start of our Christian Education Program!!  We will have classes for children and teens, as well as two classes for adults.

More info. coming SOON !!!

Upcoming Missionary visits:

Sept. 1 – Thom and Sherry Cahill, Tanzania

Sept. 15 – Ken and Letty Myers, Kenya

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Last week, the world-wide Free Methodist Church met in Florida to celebrate who we are as a church and cast a vision for the future. 

You can listen to all the teachings from the week at the website below.   You will be inspired!   Go to www.gc19.org/live

***  Most recommended by Pastor Robin: Bishop David Roller, Bishop Matt Thomas (outgoing Bishops),  Keith Cowart (Bishop-elect)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

LADIES  LADIES   LADIES !!!

JOIN THOUSANDS OF WOMEN IN SEEKING HIM FOR REVIVAL in a Live Simulcast- Hosted right here ar VBC !!!

 Seeking HIM, a conference from Revive Our Hearts. Speakers including Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh, and many more !!

They will open God’s Word to reveal the heart of true revival on Friday evening and all day Saturday !

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

It’s Time to Begin Collecting for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD !!

Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has collected more than 168 million shoeboxes packed with toys and other fun items, and delivered them to boys and girls in need around the world in partnership with local churches. Many boys and girls who receive shoebox gifts also enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. Millions of boys and girls have participated in this dynamic course so far.  NOW is the time for us to begin COLLECTING ITEMS which we will later PACK into SHOEBOX GIFTS.

Here are items you can be on the LOOKOUT for now:

Small stuffed animals, Misc. accessories (hair ties/bows, sunglasses, jewelry …); Hygiene Items (brush/comb, bar soap, wash cloths, toothbrush, (no toothpaste allowed); and craft items.

There is a COLLECTION BOX in the church !  THANK YOU SO MUCH !!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (8/11/19)

Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?

(Ezekiel 15:11)

Dear VBC Family –

This week Pastor Robin will continue our study of the sermon we call the Book of Hebrews.

Pastor Robin will challenge us to consider “HOPE You Can TRUST !”  Need some REAL HOPE – well come and get it this Sunday !!

This week Pastor Ed will share a word from the Acts 12:24 Conference Superintendent Dave Harvey on the EXCITING GROWTH that God is orchestrating throughout our conference churches (including right here at VBC !!)

Come and be SET APART by the Holy Spirit to WORSHIP HIM who is WORTHY !!

Other Exciting Happenings  !!

Upcoming Missionary visits:

Sept. 1 – Thom and Sherry Cahill, Tanzania

Sept. 15 – Ken and Letty Myers, Kenya

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Last week, the world-wide Free Methodist Church met in Florida to celebrate who we are as a church and cast a vision for the future. 

You can listen to all the teachings from the week at the website below.   You will be inspired!   Go to www.gc19.org/live

***  Most recommended by Pastor Robin: Bishop David Roller, Bishop Matt Thomas (outgoing Bishops),  Keith Cowart (Bishop-elect)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

LADIES  LADIES   LADIES !!!

JOIN THOUSANDS OF WOMEN IN SEEKING HIM FOR REVIVAL in a Live Simulcast- Hosted right here ar VBC !!!

 Seeking HIM, a conference from Revive Our Hearts. Speakers including Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh, and many more !!

They will open God’s Word to reveal the heart of true revival on Friday evening and all day Saturday !

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

It’s Time to Begin Collecting for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD !!

Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has collected more than 168 million shoeboxes packed with toys and other fun items, and delivered them to boys and girls in need around the world in partnership with local churches. Many boys and girls who receive shoebox gifts also enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. Millions of boys and girls have participated in this dynamic course so far.  NOW is the time for us to begin COLLECTING ITEMS which we will later PACK into SHOEBOX GIFTS.

Here are items you can be on the LOOKOUT for now:

Small stuffed animals, Misc. accessories (hair ties/bows, sunglasses, jewelry …); Hygiene Items (brush/comb, bar soap, wash cloths, toothbrush, (no toothpaste allowed); and craft items.

There is a COLLECTION BOX in the church !  THANK YOU SO MUCH !!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (8/4/19)

Dear VBC Family –

This week Pastor Ed will continue our study of the sermon we call the Book of Hebrews.

The author/preacher of this sermon has another “warning” for his flock that we surely need to heed in our own lives today

as many people continue to walk a “Tightrope” kind of Faith-walk.  What about YOU ?!

Come and find out for yourself as we EXALT our MIGHTY GOD – and WORSHIP HIM who is WORTHY !!

Other Exciting Happenings  !!

VBC Day of FASTING, PRAISE, and PRAYER !!

Hope you’ll join us this TUESDAY (August 6) by FASTING/PRAYING during the day – and then coming out to our 

PRAYER/PRAISE CELEBRATION at 6:30pm. 

TOGETHER, we will prepare our hearts to PRAISE GOD for HIS MANY BLESSINGS, 

as well as PRAY for our FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES, NATION, and CHURCH.

Upcoming Missionary visits:

Sept. 1 – Thom and Sherry Cahill, Tanzania

Sept. 15 – Ken and letty Myers, Kenya

Hope you’ll join us as we “Worship the Lord of the HARVEST” this Sunday !

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Last week, the world-wide Free Methodist Church met in Florida to celebrate who we are as a church and cast a vision for the future. 

You can listen to all the teachings from the week at the website below.   You will be inspired!   Go to www.gc19.org/live

***  Most recommended by Pastor Robin: Bishop David Roller, Bishop Matt Thomas (outgoing Bishops),  Keith Cowart (Bishop-elect)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

LADIES  LADIES   LADIES !!!

JOIN THOUSANDS OF WOMEN IN SEEKING HIM FOR REVIVAL in a Live Simulcast- Hosted right here ar VBC !!!

 Seeking HIM, a conference from Revive Our Hearts. Speakers including Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh, and many more !!

They will open God’s Word to reveal the heart of true revival on Friday evening and all day Saturday !

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

IMPORTANT NOTE re: LOCK CHANGES at VBC:

If you have yet to report re: VBC keys you have, please see Gregg Vurckio or Pastor Ed this week.

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It’s Time to Begin Collecting for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD !!

Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has collected more than 168 million shoeboxes packed with toys and other fun items, and delivered them to boys and girls in need around the world in partnership with local churches. Many boys and girls who receive shoebox gifts also enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. Millions of boys and girls have participated in this dynamic course so far.  NOW is the time for us to begin COLLECTING ITEMS which we will later PACK into SHOEBOX GIFTS.

Here are items you can be on the LOOKOUT for now:

Small stuffed animals, Misc. accessories (hair ties/bows, sunglasses, jewelry …); Hygiene Items (brush/comb, bar soap, wash cloths, toothbrush, (no toothpaste allowed); and craft items.

There is a COLLECTION BOX in the church !  THANK YOU SO MUCH !!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin