But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27)
Dear VBC Family – (Please read all the way to the BOTTOM – lots of IMPT. STUFF 🙂
PRAISE GOD – we are surely OPEN for “BUSINESS !!” (Though not “business as usual”)
We are continuing to MOVE FORWARD as Jesus’ church – in ways would could not have IMAGINED just a few weeks ago !!
(THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has worked TIRELESSLY to make that possible 🙂
Hot off the press !!
Supervisor DeMayo was able to secure a truckload of FRESH FOOD – and we were able to pull off a last minut DISTRIBUTION of over 20 boxes of food to BLESS those within the VBC Family and many outside our family !! That was an incredible BLESSING from our Father in Heaven – and HIS TIMING is ALWAYS perfect !!
Thank you to Frank, Rita, Kate, Nick, Caleb, Lori, John, and P. Robin – what a TEAM you are !!
Our LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCING “Get togethers” are going GREAT – if you want to to CONNECT with others and BE ENCOURAGED through GOD’S WORD just send the Pastors an email and we’ll get you set up 🙂
As you know by now, we have temporarily suspended IN PERSON groups and our IN PERSON Worship Service.
However – we have a GREAT WORSHIP PLAN for THIS SUNDAY and we sure hope you’ll BE THERE (online) to participate.
***SPECIAL for KIDS this SUNDAY MORNING !!
Katie M. will be posting a KIDS SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON – be sure to WATCH IT with your KIDS !!
You can CONNECT to us via our WEBSITE, Youtube, and our Facebook page:)
(See below about CONNECTING to our NEW (ALL VBC) Youtube channel !!)
SUBSCRIBE to our VBC Youtube channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHg2BeMmqD1HfnpL7pDtQ_g
*** This is a NEW CHANNEL (the one from last week was disabled) – and this will be our DESIGNATED CHANNEL for ALL THINGS VBC !!
Also – after you SUBSCRIBE – be sure to click on NOTIFICATIONS so you get notified when something NEW is added 🙂
*** Check it out RIGHT NOW for a SPECIAL SONG that Barry wrote that will surely minister to you !!
What should you CONTINUE to DO RIGHT NOW ? (Thank you for asking such a great question !)
First of all – would you join us in PRAYER for ALL those affected by the recent events, changes, and drastic restrictions. Next – will you REACH OUT to someone in the VBC Family to check on them, offer encouragement, and ask if they need anything !? Then – take that a step further and reach out to a NEIGHBOR, CO-WORKER, FRIEND and leave them with a nugget of HOPE through JESUS. Finally, GET CONNECTED in one of our online groups and PLAN to JOIN US on SUNDAY so we can WORSHIP JESUS together !!
Finally – UTILIZE the MANY FREE RESOURCES complied for you and your FAMILY 🙂 (If you need us to resend the list we will be happy to 🙂
***** Here’s a WORD of ENCOURAGEMENT from our Eastern Regional FM Bishop Keith Cowart
FM Bishops’ Word for Today 03.26.2020
If you’ve NOT done this yet – Download the ChurchCenter App today 🙂
This will allow you to connect to all things VBC including updating your personal information, easy contact with VBC via phone, email, our website, online giving (including your giving record), and you can now fill out the VBC CONNECTION CARD to communicate SPIRITUAL DECISIONS and PRAYER REQUESTS. (You can also access this on our website.)
May 19-20 – LifeTouch Church Directory photo shoot CANCELLED
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