Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children, and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.  Ephesians 5:1-2  


Dear VBC Family – God is so Good – and His love for US is amazing !  Even more amazing – He yearns for RELATIONSHIP with Us !!  This week Pastor Robin will share Jesus’ wonderful example of LOVE and SERVANTHOOD from John 13.  (No smelly feet allowed  🙂
If you missed last week – you missed the NEWS that we will be WELCOMING Pastor Jen and Pastor James Cohen to VBC as Family Ministries Pastors, beginning officially on Sunday, November 8th.  We can’t wait for you all to meet the entire Cohen Family (including Micah 10, Lydia 8, Caleb 6, Abigail 4, and Josie 1).

Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday to declare together 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 !!!  

Reminder:  Don’t forget to join us for our WORKDAY this Saturday at 8am.  Report to the church and we will send you to a work location.

Many hands make for light work – and GREAT FELLOWSHIP !!Weekend of Awakening and Prayer(simulcast events at VBC)     Friday, September 25th 6:30 pm   New Room Conferencewith JD Walt, Jim Cymbala and others.     Saturday, September 26th 9am – 9pm   “The Return”  awakening and prayer event held in Washington, DC.

     See the ATTACHED schedule (or this week’s BULLETIN) for more details !!

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***  Children’s and Adult Sunday School will begin on SUNDAY, October 4th from 9:15 – 10:15am.

***  Beginning Oct. 4th the Worship Service will begin at 10:30am.  

JOIN US for our VBC CORPORATE PRAYER ZOOM CALL on TUESDAYS at 7:30am.    It’s a GREAT way to start the day !!

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

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

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.

VBC Family Night

GAMES, SINGING, FELLOWSHIP, and FUN  FUN  FUN !!!!!

Friday, October 23rd at 6:30pm.

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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/fmcusaOur 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. 
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

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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 !!

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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