33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. 

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  (John 16:33)

Dear VBC Family –

Join us Sunday as we gather to CELEBRATE JESUS CHRIST – God’s gift to us !!

This week Pastor Robin will share the 2nd part of her Message on HELP ME vs. HAVE ME – again asking us to open ourselves to an “EXAMINATION” before the GREAT PHYSICIAN !

COME and JOIN in the Fellowship of Believers as we raise up the ONE worthy of our PRAISE !!

 

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PRAISE !!

Congratulations to Grandma Carol Liciaga on the birth of her new grandson !!  Baby Benito Alexander Fracasse weighed in at 6lbs. 3 oz. and 18.5 inches long on Jan. 6th.  Mom and Grandma are doing great  🙂 

PRAISE GOD for the SERVANT HEARTS of those who have volunteered to HELP with our Children’s Church Ministry !!

We are still in need of a couple more people – but we are thankful that we can RESUME our rotation beginning on JANUARY 19th.

See Rowena for more information and to help keep this vital ministry going 🙂

****  Be a BLESSING to our MISSIONARY FAMILIES !!

The influence of VBC extends WORLDWIDE through several MISSIONARIES that we support.  One of the ways we ENCOURAGE and remember our missionaries and their families is by sending BIRTHDAY and ANNIVERSARY gifts (Amazon gift cards) to each family member.  (We have had MUCH feedback from our missionary families of just how special it is to remembered like this !)

This year we will be supporting 4 missionary families (8 adults, 5 kids, and 4 anniversaries 🙂  We want to continue the Birthday/Anniversary gifts in 2020 – and YOU can easily be a part of it !  Just place a check for $25, $50 … in the offering plate and put “gift cards” in the memo.   THANKS for LOVING OTHERS as you do !

There are SO MANY Exciting Happenings Coming to VBC  !!    SAVE THESE DATES !!!!

Jan. 9 – 10    Men’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center.  (See Pastor Ed to join in on this !)

Jan. 17 – YOUTH GROUP

Jan. 26 – Annual Society Meeting at 9am

Jan. 26 – Year End Celebration Luncheon at 12 noon !!  (Sign up on back table)

(New  date)  Feb. 15  – Ladies Valentine’s Luncheon at 12 noon in Fellowship Hall  (Sign-up at the back table)

Feb. 29 – SCPSC Dessert Fundraiser at VBC

March 13 – MOVIE NIGHT at VBC hosted by our Youth Group !!  We will be showing OVERCOMER.  Save the date !

March 15-16 – Answers In Genesis Conference at VBC

April 24-26 – Conference Women’s Retreat at Spruce Lake

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THANK YOU for ALL the ways you SERVE JESUS at VBC !! 

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