Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol Him, all you peoples.  2 For great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.  Praise the Lord. (Psalm 117)

Dear VBC Family;

This Sunday Pastor Ed will launch us into our Lenten Study – the Journey from SELF to CHRIST – as we walk through Psalm 44. Come and offer yourSELF as a fragrant offering to our Glorious Father in Heaven – for His glory – and your good. 

Hope you’re planning to JOIN US for the FAMILY FUNNNN NIGHT !!! – Friday, February 19 at 6:30 pm.

Join us for a night of fun, games, and LAUGHING together as a Family !!

PS:  THANK YOU to everyone who is participating in the BABY BOTTLE BLESSINGS for the Sullivan County Pregnancy Support Center.  Please return your bottles THIS SUNDAY.

We are excited to host a MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT series called The Story of Marriage !!  Not too late to join us for the remaining sessions on Fridays at 6:30pm: Feb. 26, March 12, 26, and April 9 and Saturday, April 17.Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD !!!  AND – He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!  Come and see !!

Sunday School continues this Sunday, hope you plan to join us.

Children’s Church will continue this Sunday during the Worship Service for Toddlers – 3yr. olds in the Toddler Playroom; and for 4 yr. olds – 3rd graders in the Fellowship Hall.   (Be sure to thank Pastor Jen and Pastor James and their amazing team for loving and serving our kids !!)

The Kidz Zone will be open after the Worship Service with games and activities for kids.

***  Parents – this room is provided for your kids, but you are responsible to supervise them while there, as well as when they leave this area.  

THANK YOU for helping to make this FUN for the kids of VBC  🙂



KIDS (ages 4 and up !!)  Not too late to join the KIDS BELL CHOIR !!  Practices will be held during Children’s Church (however, you do not need to be eligible for Children’s Church to join).  See Pastor Jen to join in !!


Newer to VBC ?? – Join us for a WELCOME to VBC Luncheon THIS SUNDAY (Feb. 21st) – right after church.  Stick around after church for lunch with the Pastors in the VBC Office so we can officially welcome you and give you a short overview of VBC.  (sign up online using the VBC Connection Card, or send a text or email to the Pastors.)


Want to firm up your understanding of Christianity – join us for the EXPLORING CHRISTIANITY module.  This 2-session class will be held by Pastor Ed during the Sunday School hour on Feb. 28 and March 7th.  We will explore the basics of our Christian Faith, including an understanding of Salvation in Christ.(sign up online using the VBC Connection Card, or send a text or email to the Pastor Ed.)


Interested in being BAPTIZED ?  See Pastor Robin for more information on completing the online Baptism booklet.  (sign up online using the VBC Connection Card, or send a text or email to the Pastor Robin.  Our next Baptism Service will be held on Sunday, March 21st.


Considering MEMBERSHIP at VBC ?  We will be hosting three mid-week ZOOM meetings in April to give people an opportunity to learn more about VBC and the Free Methodist Church.  After completing this module you will be given an opportunity to become a member of VBC/FMC.  (sign up online using the VBC Connection Card, or send a text or email to Pastor Ed or Pastor Robin)  We will choose the day of the week based on those attending.


Join us at the CONFERENCE WOMEN’S RETREAT to be held at Spruce Lake Retreat Center on April 23-25.

Save the dates – Brochures available on the back table.  For more info. see Pastor Robin or Pastor Jen.


MEN !  MEN !! (and Boys 7 +)

Join us Saturday, March 6th at 8am for a MEN’S BREAKFAST !  This will be a great time of food, devotion, and fellowship.


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

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Please CONNECT with us via our ONLINE CONNECTION CARD available on our WEBSITE ( 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.



***  Good Friday Service – April 2, at 7:00pm

***  Family Easter FUN!  Saturday, April 3 at 10:00 am (Kids’ crafts, puppet show, and egg hunt !!)

***  Resurrection Sunday Worship on Sunday, April 4

            6:15 am – SONrise Service at Walnut Mountain Park

            7:30 am – Breakfast at VBC

            10:30 am – Resurrection Worship Celebration at VBC

Plan to join us and bring a friend to celebrate our RISEN KING!

Download the VBC ChurchCenter App today for:

  • Access to VBC information and to update your contact information (address, phone, email …)
  • Access our online VBC Connection Card (share Spiritual decisions you made, needs you have, a prayer request, sign up for something, or just drop us a note) 
  • Access Online Giving
  • Access the VBC Directory to get in touch with others 


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 !


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