5 “I am the Vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.    John 15:5

Dear VBC Family – 

This week Pastor Ed will ask you to “Connect a few dots …” in your Faith as we explore the remainder of John chapter 8.

We sure hope you will be here to Worship Jesus, be challenged in your Faith,

 and celebrate the Goodness of God !!

Important Note:  This Sunday, July 26, we will have a very short Society (membership) meeting during each of the Services to discuss the

future of the VBC parsonage and it’s possible sale. 

Prayer Focus:

Let’s continue to be in PRAYER for ALL those who are still dealing with this virus throughout the world, as well as for those whose livelihoods 

     have been greatly affected at this time.  May our God do a MIGHTY work !!

Also – please pray for unity in our nation in the Great Name of Jesus Christ !!  May we, the church, be an example of the love of God for all

     peoples.

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We are EXCITED to announce a VBS FAMILY FUN NIGHT to be held on 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7th, from 6:30-7:30pm at VBC !!

Join Katie M. and Kate D. for a night of FAMILY Singing, Games, Teaching … !!!

*** (This is a FAMILY event – kids/parent(s) will remain together for the entire evening  🙂

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Adult Study:  Pastor Robin and Kelly R. are continuing the Signs of the Times” Bible study.

Video teaching is posted on our VBC Website and YouTube page each week

2 New (Ladies) Connection Groups !

Erin Wingert is hosting a new small group on Wed. nights using the book:  In the Middle of the Mess- Strength for this Beautiful, Broken Life by Sheila Walsh.  Call Erin at 292-1441 for more information.

Evelyn Raymond (807-3040) and Kelly Rosiak will be hosting a group on Tuesdays at 9:30am – Women Equipped, Encouraging each other in the Word”.  Call Kelly at 798-7246 for more information.

SAFETY Note:  Because we love YOU and love OTHERS – we are asking everyone to adhere to the following simple safety procedures:

  1. If you feel ill please stay home until you feel better.
  2. Please wear a MASK into VBC and keep it on as you move about the church or come in contact with others.

(If you wish, once you are seated, you may remove your mask.)

  1. Choose a seat in an area that is physically distanced from others.
  2. Please bring a “fun” bag for the kids as there will not be Children’s Church or nursery.
  3. As hard as it will be – please REFRAIN from any contact with others (AIR hugs are ok :).

Thank you for your cooperation in this !

Join us for PRAYER on Thursday mornings at 7:30am on Zoom !!

Here’s the NEW LINK:    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89615738622

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Please CONNECT with us via our ONLINE CONNECTION CARD available on our WEBSITE (vineandbranchchurch.org) or the Church Center App.

We would love to hear how you are doing and encourage you in your Faith journey !  You can also share any needs, prayer requests, or Spiritual decisions you made.

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MUCH MORE 🙂

  1. PLEASE let us know if we can HELP YOU in any way !!(Groceries, other shopping/pick-up, prayer needs, … )
  1. Start (or join)  a Discovery Bible Study !

A DBS is a simple, NO PREP study that can be used to empower small groups and families to have their own time of Bible study together, to spur on our growth as obedient disciples of Jesus, as well as a great way to CONNECT with someone OUTSIDE the VBC Family.

The essence of this Bible study approach is this:

  1. Welcome – share – pray together.
  2. Read a passage of Scripture together (in different translations if possible).
  3. Take turns retelling the text orally to better understand what it says.
  4. Reflect on these 4 questions:
  5.   What do these verses say about God?
  6.   What do these verses say about people?
  7.   What should I start or stop doing in response to the text?
  8.  Who is someone I will share these discoveries with this week?

***  We’ll even “train” you on how to facilitate DBS  🙂

***  Call Pastor Robin for more info.

  1. LIFETOUCH Picture Directory

We are creating a VBC Picture Directory for ALL VBC attenders !!  We want EVERYONE to be a part of this !!  Each participant will receive a complimentary 8×10 photo and a printed VBC Directory.  (You will also have the option to purchase additional photos if you wish.)

Family pics will be taken on September 23rd or September 24th from 2-9pm.

For now – save these dates – we will be opening online scheduling soon  🙂

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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