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Sunday’s Comin’ (11/29/2020)

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.   (Psalm 100:4)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING VBC CHURCH FAMILY !!!

Dear VBC Family – On this THANKS-GIVING day let’s GIVE THANKS for the GOODNESS of GOD – and be GRATEFUL for His loving kindness to us !  This week begins ADVENT, and Pastor Ed will share about the HOPE we have, even in the midst of seemingly “hopeless” circumstances.
This week the Pastors Jen and James and the rest of the COHEN FAMILY will share with us the lighting of the Advent candle of HOPE.Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD !!!  AND – He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!
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NOTE:   Sunday School for ALL AGES will not be held this Sunday, Nov. 29.

*** NOMINATION FORMS are due back this Sunday.  THANK YOU for your prayerful consideration of leadership for 2021, and YOUR PART in the ministry of VBC  🙂

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS !!

***  CHILDREN’S CHURCH will continue this Sunday during the Worship Service.  We will dismiss kids who want to participate  right after the Children’s Message.

  • Ages Toddler to 3 yrs. old will be in the Toddler Play Room (last door down the hall on the left)
  • Ages 4 yrs. old to 3rd Grade will be upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Our Nursery (with changing table, rockers, crib, swing …) is also available for any parent who wishes to utilize it at any time.

All children will be returned to their parents during the final song.

***  HOT OFF the PRESS !!  We have ANOTHER GREAT REASON to download the CHURCH CENTER APP on your phone !!!  Besides having access to VBC information, our online CONNECTION CARD, and an opportunity for ONLINE GIVING … there’s another GREAT ADDITION that MANY of you have asked for – a VBC Directory  (address/emails/phone #) !!!

(In the meantime – download the ChurchCenter app – choose Vine and Branch Church in the “church locator” – and we’ll help you do the rest on Sunday  🙂 

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING A BLESSING to OTHERS this Season !!

1.  Over 400 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoebox gifts left VBC on Monday ! 

2.  VBC distributed a dozen THANKSGIVING BASKETS to BLESS OTHERS in Jesus Name in our community !

  THANK YOU ALL for LOVING OTHERS as you do !!  

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SPECIAL REMINDERS !!!  

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

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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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****  We have placed extra chairs in the Sanctuary which should allow you to maintain a safe distance from others.   

Please continue to wear your mask in and out of the church, as well as when you are moving about and coming in close proximity to others.  

THANK YOU for caring about the well-being of your VBC Family !!

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.  As hard as it will be – please REFRAIN from any contact with others

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

Thankful

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/22/2020)

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.   (Psalm 100:4)


Dear VBC Family

On this THANKS-GIVING week let’s remember to do just that for ALL the BLESSINGS we have from our HEAVENLY FATHER.Sure hope you will JOIN US this week as we share in the GOODNESS of God.  This week Pastor Robin will share the Word of the Lord with us. 
Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD !!!  AND – He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!
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***  Children’s and Adult Sunday School is up and running from 9:15 – 10:15am.  Come and JOIN US !!

NOTE:   Sunday School for ALL AGES will not be held on Sunday, Nov. 29.  (Take that time to exercise after eating all that turkey !!)

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS !!

***  We are excited to announce that CHILDREN’S CHURCH will begin again this Sunday during the Worship Service  !!!

We will dismiss kids who want to participate right after the Children’s Message.

  • Ages Toddler to 3 yrs. old will be in the Toddler Play Room (last door down the hall on the left)
  • Ages 4 yrs. old to 3rd Grade will be upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Our Nursery (with changing table, rockers, crib, swing …) is also available for any parent who wishes to utilize it at any time.

All children will be returned to their parents during the final song.

*** This Sunday is the LAST DAY for Operation Christmas Child Shoe-boxes to be returned.

***  NOMINATION FORMS for you to participate in the selection of LEADERSHIP for VBC for 2021 are available on the back table in the Sanctuary.

Please begin to PRAY for God to lead us in this most important process – and especially for the WAY He is calling YOU to LEAD or HELP in some ministry area for 2021 !!  All are due back by Nov. 29 so the Nominating Committee can begin their work.

***  HOT OFF the PRESS !!  We have ANOTHER GREAT REASON to download the CHURCH CENTER APP on your phone !!!  Besides having access to VBC information, our online CONNECTION CARD, and an opportunity for ONLINE GIVING … there’s another GREAT ADDITION that MANY of you have asked for – a VBC Directory  (address/emails/phone #) !!!

(In the meantime – download the ChurchCenter app – choose Vine and Branch Church in the “church locator” – and we’ll help you do the rest on Sunday  🙂 

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING A BLESSING to OTHERS this Season !!

1.  We will be sending MANY OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoe-box gifts this weekend !!

2.  We will be distributing a dozen THANKSGIVING BASKETS to BLESS OTHERS in Jesus Name in our community !

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SPECIAL REMINDERS !!!  

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

Our Fruit Cellar FOOD PANTRY is open the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 1-3pm.

If you are in need please see Lori Kimmes and she will assist you right after the Sunday Service.

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

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

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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****  We have placed extra chairs in the Sanctuary which should allow you to maintain a safe distance from others.   

Please continue to wear your mask in and out of the church, as well as when you are moving about and coming in close proximity to others.  

THANK YOU for caring about the well-being of your VBC Family !!

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.  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

Children’s Church Relaunch

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/15/2020)

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.    (Acts 2:42)


Dear VBC Family,

Are you PRAYING for SOMEONE TODAY !?!   I hope you know that SOMEONE is PRAYING for YOU !!!!Better yet – do you know that the KING of kings and LORD of lords has prayed for YOU !!!JOIN us this week as Pastor Ed shares on the LORD’S PRAYER.  (It just might not be the “Lord’s Prayer” you’re thinking of !) Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD !!!  AND – He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!
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***  Children’s and Adult Sunday School is up and running from 9:15 – 10:15am.  Come and JOIN US !!

***  This week we will be handing out NOMINATION FORMS for you to participate in the selection of LEADERSHIP for VBC for 2021 !!

Please begin to PRAY for God to lead us in this most important process – and especially for the WAY He is calling YOU to LEAD or HELP in some ministry area for 2021 !!

We have TWO WAYS for you to BE A BLESSING to OTHERS this Season !!

1.  Bring in your OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoe-box gifts and add them to the GROWING PILE !!!

ALL boxes are due back THIS SUNDAY !!

2.  Help us distribute THANKSGIVING BASKETS (in JESUS’ Name !!) to those in need in our community !

We need about a dozen: TURKEYS, 5-lb. bags of potatoes, pies, …   See Lori Kimmes on Sunday !! 

HOT OFF the PRESS !!  Pastor Jen, Pastor James, and Katie Martin have been working really hard to prepare some GREAT CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING to be held during the Worship Service.  DETAILS on what’s happening are coming this SUNDAY !! (and ways that YOU can HELP !!) 

HOT OFF the PRESS !!  We have ANOTHER GREAT REASON to download the CHURCH CENTER APP on your phone !!!  Besides having access to VBC information, our online CONNECTION CARD, and an opportunity for ONLINE GIVING … there’s another GREAT ADDITION that MANY of you have asked for – and it will be introduced on SUNDAY … !!!

(In the meantime – download the ChurchCenter app – choose Vine and Branch Church in the “church locator” – and we’ll help you do the rest on Sunday  🙂 

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See the REMINDERS below of ALL we have coming up !!!  

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

Our Fruit Cellar FOOD PANTRY is open the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 1-3pm.

If you are in need please see Lori Kimmes and she will assist you right after the Sunday Service.

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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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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****  We have placed extra chairs in the Sanctuary which should allow you to maintain a safe distance from others.   

Please continue to wear your mask in and out of the church, as well as when you are moving about and coming in close proximity to others.  

THANK YOU for caring about the well-being of your VBC Family !!

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

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/8/2020)

Dear VBC Family – Are you PRAISING GOD today for His KING-SHIP !?!  After all – as God’s Beloved Children – we can CELEBRATE that He is still on His throne, High and Exalted – no matter the earthly circumstances – no matter the Presidency, Supreme Court, Senate, … Our God is KING !!Remember to celebrate Him in whom we can anchor our Hope and Faith !!**** This Sunday we finally (officially) get to WELCOME the COHEN FAMILY to VBC !!  Hope you will be here this Sunday to meet Pastor Jen and Pastor James, Micah, Lydia, Caleb, Abigail, and Josie !!This week we will also take time to honor all those who are serving our nation in the Armed Forces.
Come and declare how GLORIOUS our God is – God the Father, Jesus His Son, and the Holy Spirit !!
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***  Children’s and Adult Sunday School is up and running from 9:15 – 10:15am.  Come and JOIN US !!

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See the REMINDERS below of ALL we have coming up !!!  

LADIES – Hope you will join us on SATURDAY from 10 – 12 for our Scrap-booking Fellowship !!

Bring a handful of pics – the rest of the supplies will be there.

Just TWO weeks left to participate in the OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoe-box gift ministry !  We are already seeing the pile GROW !!!

There is more information on the display in the back of the Sanctuary.  ALL boxes are due back Nov. 15th – but feel free to bring them in anytime before that date as well.

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

Our Fruit Cellar FOOD PANTRY is open the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 1-3pm.

If you are in need please see Lori Kimmes and she will assist you right after the Sunday Service.

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

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

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.

***********************************

****  We have placed extra chairs in the Sanctuary which should allow you to maintain a safe distance from others.   

Please continue to wear your mask in and out of the church, as well as when you are moving about and coming in close proximity to others.  

THANK YOU for caring about the well-being of your VBC Family !!

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 !

                                   ***********************************

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