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Sunday’s Comin’ (9/29/19)

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 –

This week Pastor Robin will continue with the Book of Hebrews, Chapter 10, sharing about “The BETTER Sacrifice !”

Do you know this “SACRIFICE” in YOUR LIFE ?!?!?!   (Hope you’ll come and see).

***  This week we will be celebrating something that is VERY CLOSE to the hearts of us as FREE Methodists –  FREEDOM SUNDAY.

On Freedom Sunday, we acknowledge the tragedy of human trafficking within the appropriate context of gathering in unity, worshipping in the direction of FREEDOM, and giving toward the solution.  

****  (We will take a separate free-will offering in support of the SET FREE Movement.)

CAN you SEE it ???  The Spirit of God is indeed doing a NEW thing at VBC – come and BE BLESSED this Sunday !!

Other Exciting Happenings  !!

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

SPEAKING of MOVIES !!

On Friday, October 11 at 6:30pm, we will be showing the feature film PILGRIM’S PROGRESS at VBC.   A free-will offering will be taken for the ministry that produced the film to help them translate it into multiple languages to share around the world.

It is in cartoon format – but surely suitable for the entire family !!!  POPCORN included for FREE  🙂

Upcoming VBS Events  

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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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’ (9/22/19)

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 –

This week Pastor Ed will bring us back to the Book of Hebrews, Chapter 9, and share how this Pastor/writer is trying to convey that it’s time for these new Believers to embrace “out with the “OLD” and IN with the “NEW”.

What about US – maybe it’s time for us to do so as well !!  (Hope you’ll come and see if that’s true for YOU).

***  NEW to VBC – YOU are INVITED to stay after church for a quick LUNCH with the Pastors upstairs in the Fellowship Hall !!

We will share a little bit about VBC and answer any questions you might be wondering about.  HOPE to SEE YOU THERE !

God is indeed doing a NEW thing at VBC-come and BE BLESSED this Sunday !!

Other Exciting Happenings  !!

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

****   It’s not too late to join us this Sunday for the 2nd opportunity to complete NARCAN Training.  This week it it will be held in the evening from 7:00-7:30.            (THANK YOU to Luisa Parker for making this possible !!)

YOUTH GROUP is meeting this Sunday at 5:30 for PIZZA, POPCORN, and a GREAT MOVIE !!  Come on out !!

SPEAKING of MOVIES !!

On Friday, October 11 at 6:30pm, we will be showing the feature film PILGRIM’S PROGRESS at VBC.   A free-will offering will be taken for the ministry that produced the film to help them translate it into multiple languages to share around the world.

It is in cartoon format – but surely suitable for the entire family !!!  POPCORN included for FREE  🙂

Upcoming VBS Events  

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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REVIVE 19 at VBC is NEXT WEEKEND ! (Sept. 27-28)

We have a great crowd of ladies from several churches participating – and it’s not too late to join in.

Schedule:

Friday 9/27

1:30 – 4:30 Global Prayer Gathering

5:00 Dinner

6:30 – 10:00 Session I

Saturday 9/28

8:00 am Breakfast

9-12:30  Session II

Lunch

1:30 – 5:00 Session III

***  We’re asking for all the VBC ladies to please bring snack items, muffins, breads, or cookies to share with the group.

See Pastor Robin for more info.

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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’ (9/15/19)

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 had a wonderful SUNDAY SCHOOL OPENING last week – and we hope YOU will join us this Sunday !!

Come as a FAMILY – we have classes for ALL AGES 🙂

9am – 10:15am

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

This week we will be joined by Ken and Letty Myers, 

Free Methodist Missionaries to Kenya.

Ken and Letty are long-time friends of VBC.

Come and hear what God is doing in Kenya, and how we can continue to support ministry in Kenya.

PS:  In February, Pastor Ed and Pastor Robin will again join Ken and Letty in Kenya as part of a

pastoral teaching team that will be training over 100 Kenyan Pastors.

Come and BE BLESSED by what God IS DOING at VBC –

and WILL continue to DO this Sunday !!

Other Exciting Happenings  !!

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

****   It’s not too late to join us this Sunday for the NARCAN Training (12:00 – 12:30).

            (THANK YOU to Luisa Parker for making this possible !!)

MOVIE NEWS:

The movie OVERCOMER is at the Middletown Galleria theater for a few more days – definitely 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.

On Friday, October 11 at 6:30pm, we will be showing the feature film PILGRIM’S PROGRESS at VBC.   A free-will offering will be taken for the ministry that produced the film to help them translate it into multiple languages to share around the world.

It is in cartoon format – but surely suitable for the entire family !!!  POPCORN included for FREE  🙂

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

Sunday’s Comin’ (9/8/2019)

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 SO EXCITED for our SUNDAY SCHOOL OPENING this Sunday !!

To celebrate this special day we will have a BOUNCY HOUSE for the younger children and a HUGE INFLATABLE SLIDE for the older (and braver) kids !!

Also – we’ll have HOT DOGS for ALL after the 10:30 Worship Service !!

Come as a FAMILY – we have classes for ALL AGES 🙂

9am – 10:15am

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

This week Pastor Robin will lead us through chapter 8 of the Book of Hebrews.

***  This week will will be taking a separate love-offering for the FMC in the Bahamas who suffered terrible loss from the hurricane – including the loss of life.  This will help them re-build as well as help them to minister to the many in need there.

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.

On Friday, October 11 at 6:30pm, we will be showing the feature film PILGRIM’S PROGRESS at VBC.   A free-will offering will be taken for the ministry that produced the film to help them translate it into multiple languages to share around the world.

It is in cartoon format – but surely suitable for the entire family !!!  POPCORN included for FREE  🙂

Upcoming Missionary visits:

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

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

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 !

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


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