Let the one who boasts boast about this: that they understand and know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,”declares the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24

Dear VBC Family – We are very EXCITED for this SUNDAY, and we can’t wait to share a VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT with all of you !!
(You won’t want to miss this one !!)
Also this week Pastor Ed will teach from chapter 12:31-50 of John’s Gospel – asking us each to examine ourselves for “BLINDERS” !

Looking forward to joining each of you as we declare the WORTH-SHIP of our Mighty God !!

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It’s FALL (almost) – and we are EXCITED for ALL we have coming up.

Please read to the bottom (of this LONG list) so you get to see ALL that’s HAPPENING at VBC !!!!

*** Children’s and Adult Sunday School will begin on SUNDAY, October 4th.

If you did not sign up – please do so THIS SUNDAY. More info. coming 🙂

Our VBC CORPORATE PRAYER ZOOM CALL is moving to TUESDAYS at 7:30am. Sure hope you will join us !!

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89615738622

JOIN US for a HOST of ENRICHING EVENTS for YOU and Your FAMILY !!

We will have a SIGN UP sheet in the BULLETIN for you to easily register THIS WEEK for the following:

(or feel free to EMAIL me back and I will add you to the lists 🙂

Sunday School Ministry (Beginning in October)

We need you to let us know of any ADULTS and/or KIDS/TEENS that will participate. (For the KIDS/TEENS we need their GRADE LEVEL)

SIGN UP this Sunday (or email me back) so we can prepare adequately.

VBC Work-Day Helpers – Saturday, Sept. 19 (8am – 11am)

We need Men/Women Adults and Teens for some needed INDOOR and OUTDOOR work on our Parsonage and Church Campus.

Join us as we FELLOWSHIP and BEAUTIFY our church property.

See Greg Vurckio for more info.

Children’s Church Ministry

Please consider being on an 8 week rotation of ministering to our 4yr. olds – 3rd graders during the 2nd half of the Service.

See Rowena Blauvelt for more info.

Greeter Ministry (rotating schedule)

Join us in WELCOMING people to VBC !

Women’s Fellowship – Sat. Oct. 3 (10am – 12noon)

Join us for a fun time of FELLOWSHIP and SCRAP-BOOKING.

See Nancy DeVault for more info.
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“By My Spirit” – The Free Methodist Church National Prayer Summit (Online)
Sundays, through Sept. 27th , 6 p.m., EDT on Facebook Live – https://facebook.com/fmcusa
Our FMC Bishops (Bishop Matt Whitehead, Bishop Linda Adams, Bishop Keith Cowart) are calling the Free Methodist Church to prayer, and are asking every local church to join this time of unified intercession. In this challenging season, we stand together in prayer because our great need will only be met “by my Spirit, says the Lord.”
In response to the Bishops’ call to prayer, the National Prayer Ministry is hosting our first-ever ONLINE Prayer Summit. Beginning this Sunday and continuing each Sunday through September 27th, six weeks of online Summit events will provide specific focus points to unify our prayers.
9/13 “Consecrate Yourselves” To be entirely set apart for God’s purposes.
9/20 “Refine Us” Remove all barriers to fruitfulness.
9/27 “Carriers of Your Presence” A people who are temples and living stones.

Join us live or join us later.
Recordings of each session will be available on the FMCUSA website at https://fmcusa.org/prayersummit. This resource will allow you to host prayer groups anywhere at any time. We’re hoping to see you live, and we’re hoping you’ll continue to use the recordings to prompt prayer in your local churches.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21).

See you Sunday!
The National Prayer Ministry Leadership Team
Brett and Barb Heintzman, Laura Warth, Kenny and Estelle Martin, Philip and Annie Madison, Doug and Margie Newton

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Youth Group is HAPPENING on the 1st and 3rd Fridays at 6:30 at VBC !

See Allison T. or Dottie F. for more info.

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The 6:15am Men’s Group is up and running !!!

All MEN are welcome to attend !!

See Ralph Bressler or Pastor Ed for more info.

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Are you willing to be used by God to impact a child’s life?

Consider becoming a Foster Parent today!

Sullivan County is in desperate need of foster families. Please consider stepping out in faith to help these children in desperate need of the hope we have. Informational meetings are held every Thursday. Contact Leelani Voigtland for more info

lvoigtland@chowc.org (607) 422-9884

Please act quickly because a new round of training begins September 8th. The training will be every Tuesday from 6-8pm for 10 weeks.

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Save the dates for our Weekend of Awakening and Prayer (simulcast events at VBC)
Friday, September 25th 6:30 pm New Room Conference with JD Walt, Jim Cymbala and others.
Saturday, September 26th 9am – 9pm “The Return” awakening and prayer event held in Washington, DC.

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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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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.)
3. Please bring a “fun” bag for the kids as there will not be Children’s Church or nursery.
4. As hard as it will be – please REFRAIN from any contact with others (AIR hugs are ok :).
Thank you for your cooperation in this !

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!
TOGETHER we will GROW to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL –
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin