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Sunday’s Comin’ (12/09/18)

Dear VBC Family –

But I trust in your unfailing LOVE; my heart rejoices in your salvation.  (Psalm 13:5)

HAPPY 2nd Sunday of Advent to ALL !!

This Sunday Pastor Ed will share on The GREATEST of These … an Advent Message of LOVE.  We will share in the lighting of the Advent candle of Love, as well as celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

***  This week following the Service we will need ALL HANDS ON DECK as we TRANSFORM the SANCTUARY into the CITY of BETHLEHEM !!

We will REMOVE ALL THE CHAIRS, set up the SHOPKEEPERS TENTS, and begin to DECORATE !!

Your HELP will be APPRECIATED  🙂

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NIGHT in BETHLEHEM returns on December 15th from 2 – 4pm.  Grab some invitations from the back table to invite your friends !!

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It’s WINTER and there are MANY in our community without warm coats, hats, gloves, boots …. 
Please take a moment to clean out a closet or two and bring these items with you to church so we can distribute them LOCALLY.Just place them in the back of the Sanctuary near the Giving Tree 🙂   THANK YOU !! 

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues to BLESS MANY and you are always WELCOME to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler are teamed up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your WHOLE family come and learn together  🙂
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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!See you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

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

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/02/18)

Dear VBC Family –

In His Name the nations will put their HOPE.  (Matthew 12:21)

HAPPY 1st Sunday of Advent to ALL !!

Join us this Sunday as Ralph Bressler bring us a message of HOPE in celebration of the first Sunday of Advent.   The sanctuary was beautifully decorated this week for the Christmas season (thank you ALL helpers 🙂 – and we will have the lighting of the Advent candle of HOPE.

Please return your NOVEMBER THANKS-Giving envelopes this Sunday as we help support the work of WMI Projects around the world.

We are SO THANKFUL for a church (YOU !) that allows God to use them to reach THOSE IN NEED FAR beyond their walls !!

(If you are placing a check inside make it out to VBC and put WMI Giving in the memo).

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NIGHT in BETHLEHEM is COMING BACK on December 15th from 2 – 4pm.  Grab some invitations from the back table to invite your friends !!

There are SIGN-UP sheets on the bulletin board down the hall if you would like to help with this INCREDIBLE OUTREACH !

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It’s WINTER and there are MANY in our community without warm coats, hats, gloves, boots ….

Please take a moment to clean out a closet or two and bring these items with you to church so we can distribute them LOCALLY.

Just place them in the back of the Sanctuary near the Giving Tree 🙂   THANK YOU !!

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

SUNDAY SCHOOL is BLESSING MANY and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your WHOLE family come and learn together  :)

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Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Night In Bethlehem


Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Snow date: December 22

Bring the whole family to experience Bethlehem as it was on the first Christmas. This free two hour event will feature: Authentic townspeople and shopkeepers, hands-on activities, live animals, Christmas music, refreshments and much more!

All are Welcome!

Vine and Branch Church
2535 State Route 52
Liberty, NY 12754

For more information please call: (845) 292-5227 or email us at: vineandbranchchurch@gmail.com and visit: www.vineandbranchchurch.org

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/25/18)

Dear VBC Family –

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to ALL !!

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Robin brings us near the end of I Thessalonians – by giving us a GLIMPSE of the “END” of time as we know it.

This week all NOMINATION PACKETS are due back.  Please take the time to PRAYERFULLY consider YOUR PLACE in ministry at VBC.  Please place your packets in the box in the back of the Sanctuary.

Hope you had a chance as a FAMILY to share in the NOVEMBER THANKS-Giving devotionals as we help support the work of WMI Projects around the world. We are SO THANKFUL for a church (YOU !) that allows God to use them to reach THOSE IN NEED FAR beyond their walls !!

(If you missed this – it’s not too late to pick up your NOVEMBER THANKS-Giving devotional this week.)  If you are placing a check inside make it out to VBC and put WMI Giving in the memo).

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

SUNDAY SCHOOL is BLESSING MANY and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your WHOLE family come and learn together  :)

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Interested in being BAPTIZED or becoming a MEMBER of VBC ?

Baptism Service on Dec. 16th.

Our Exploring Membership Module includes two – one hour sessions.  Section 1 will be held THIS SUNDAY (NOV. 25th) at either 9am or 12:00noon.  Sesison 2 will be held on DEC. 9th at 9am or 12 noon.  (We can meet at other times if necessary !)  Email Pastor Ed if you wish to be included  🙂

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A NIGHT in BETHLEHEM is COMING BACK on December 15th from 2 – 4pm.

There will be a PLANNING MEETING on Tuesday, Nov. 25th at 6:30 pm for anyone who would like to help with this INCREDIBLE OUTREACH !

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Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/09/18)

Dear VBC Family –

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”       (Joshua 24:15)

Join us this week as Pastor Robin shares what it means for ALL of US to BE the CHURCH God has called us to be at VBC !

We ALL have a part in God’s Church !!

Hope you had a chance as a FAMILY to share in the NOVEMBER THANKS-Giving devotional as we help support the work of WMI Projects around the world. We are SO THANKFUL for a church (YOU !) that allows God to use them to reach THOSE IN NEED FAR beyond their walls !!

(If you missed last Sunday – pick up your NOVEMBER THANKS-Giving devotional this week.)

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday as we declare HOW WORTHY OUR GOD IS !!

SUNDAY SCHOOL is BLESSING MANY and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your WHOLE family come and learn together  :)

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoe-Box Gifts are due THIS Sunday !!

Thank you for being a part of SHARING the LOVE of JESUS with children (and their families) as they come to know THE GREATEST GIFT of ALL through a simple shoe-box gift.

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LADIES !  LADIES !!  

Sure hope you’re planning to attend the Daughters of the King ministry BREAKFAST this Saturday at 9am !

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Interested in being BAPTIZED or becoming a MEMBER of VBC ?

See one of the Pastors THIS WEEK and we will include you in our upcoming class.

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Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/4/18)

Dear VBC Family –

Pastor Ed will continue our study of Paul’s 1st Letter to the Thessalonians – unpacking Paul’s instruction in chapter 4 to “Love more and more.”

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday in Worship !

Bless our God you peoples; make the voice of His praise be heard; 

Who holds our souls in life, and will not allow our feet to slip.  (Psalm 66:7-8)

SUNDAY SCHOOL is BLESSING MANY and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your whole family come and learn together  :)

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IT’S TIME !!  (literally) – to turn your CLOCKS BACK on Saturday night 🙂

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Shoe-Box Gifts are due the next two Sundays !!

Thank you for LOVING OTHERS in this way !!

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Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (10/28/18)

Dear VBC Family –

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday as we WORSHIP the LORD who is worthy of all PRAISE !!

Pastor Robin will continue our study of Paul’s 1st Letter to the Thessalonians – sharing on “The WILL of GOD for YOUR LIFE !” as we dig into chapter 4 of I Thessalonians.

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IT’S ALMOST Here !!! (and it’s NOT TOO LATE to join in 🙂

The MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT DATE NIGHT via live simulcast of FIGHT NIGHT at VBC !!!

Date/Time:   Thursday, November 1

7:30 – 10:00pm

Cost:     $ 10.00 per couple

Lets’ face it, all couples fight. Learn how to fight a Good Fight !

Join us for a fun event filled with humor, fresh insight, and new strategies for your relationship.

Fight Night; How to Fight Fair is for everyone – newlyweds, “oldyweds,” seriously dating, engaged couples – anyone wanting to make a good relationship great.

SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY and BLESS someone else by INVITING THEM  !!

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SUNDAY SCHOOL is off and running and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -8th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your whole family come and learn together  :)

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Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD … and others … in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (10/21/18)

Dear VBC Family –

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday for DIAKONEO DAY 2018 !!  We will begin by WORSHIPING the LORD who is worthy of all PRAISE – then head out and LOVE OTHERS through serving.  Pastor Ed will continue our study of Paul’s 1st Letter to the Thessalonians – sharing “From The HEART”  as we dig into chapter 3 of I Thessalonians.

Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to WORSHIP Him who is WORTHY !!

*****    NOTE:  SCHEDULE CHANGE !!

Worship at 9:00am (no Sunday School)

Diakoneo Day 10:00 – 12:15

Lunch served at 12:30

***  See BELOW for your assignment.  If you don’t see your name email us and we will place you.

Wear OUTDOOR clothes, bring work gloves – and if you have any of the TOOLS listed please bring them  🙂

2018 Diakoneo Day

Projects and Teams

 

Project # 1  – Swan Lake

(Weedwacking, general cleanup)

Need:  Weedwackers (maybe more than one), gloves, weeding tools

Leader:  Frank DeMayo

John Blauvelt

Blue Sparks

Bob Curry

Carol Liciago

Kathy Jennings

Project # 2  – Liberty

(Weedwacking, gardening, house organizing, minor repairs)

Need:  Weed wacker, gloves, gardening tools, general carpentry tools

Leader:  Ricky Nichols

Evelyn Raymond

Nancy Marks

Ricky Martin

Jane Senor

Nancy DeVault

Project # 3 – Liberty

(Cutting and Stacking wood )

Need:  Gloves

Leader – Cory Turner

Dwayne Turner

Zach Turner

Ralph Bressler

Shane Weed

Project # 4  – Liberty

(Removal of air conditioners, putting glass in storm doors, yard work)

Need:  Gloves, rakes, (muscles)

Leader – Rita DeMayo

Kathy and Mark Markowski

Cindy Bressler

Claudio Lubrano

Joan Patterson

Project # 5  – Liberty

(Yard work, trim hedges, move stacked logs, mow lawn)

Need:  Lawn mower, hedge trimmer, wear boots, gloves.

Leader – Tom Nolan

Dean Davis

Ison Patterson

Project # 6 Baking Blessings !  (@ VBC)

(Making cookie platters to Bless Liberty PD, NYS Police, Teachers …)

Leader – Marion Nichols

Christy Mann

Delcye Kelz

Barbara Edwards

Deb Marvel

Diane Strysko

Erin Wingert

Project # 7  – Liberty

(Trim hedges, yard work)

Need:  Hedge Trimmers, gloves

Leader – Tom Nolan

Dean Davis

Ison Patterson

Project # 8   Hanofee Park and Walnut Mtn. Park

(Clean trails, pick-up garbage, distribute painted rocks)

Need:  Gloves, garbage bags

Leader – Kate DeMayo

Dave Phillips

Robbie Phillips

Caleb Phillips

Savannah Weed

Max Turner

Children:  Rebecca and Dave Philips, Evelyn Allison, Luke Turner, Seth Freeman, Patrick Allison, Myles Mann, Caleb Reed, Steven and Ben DeVault

 

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (10/14/18)

Dear VBC Family –

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday as Pastor Robin continues our study of Paul’s 1st Letter to the Thessalonians.  She will encourage the church to follow in the footsteps of their Brothers and Sisters in Thessalonica in truly LOVING the Word of God !  (I Thessalonians 2:10-20)

Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to WORSHIP Him who is WORTHY !!

SUNDAY SCHOOL is off and running and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -7th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your whole family come and learn together  :)

PRAYER NEEDED:

Please continue to pray for a FULL recovery for Al Hall.  He continues his therapy at Achieve in Liberty.  Stop by to see him or give him a call on his cell 798-7552 !!

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SIGN UP THIS WEEK for Diakoneo Day  – to be held on Sunday, October 21st !!

Diakoneo (to “serve”) is a day set aside where we take our regular Sunday Worship time and go out and serve our community !  It not only shows our community the LOVE of JESUS (Jesus said, I did not come to be served, but to SERVE others…) – it’s also a wonderful opportunity to get to know your fellow VBC-ers !!

Note schedule change for Sunday 21st:  We will have a time of Worship for all from 9:00 – 10:00 – then head out into the community from 10-12:30 – and join back at VBC for lunch together !!  (We will NOT have Sunday School that day.)

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MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT DATE NIGHT via live simulcast of FIGHT NIGHT at VBC !!!

Date/Time:   Thursday, November 1

7:30 – 10:00pm

Cost:     $ 10.00 per couple

Lets’ face it, all couples fight. Learn how to fight a Good Fight !

Join us for a fun event filled with humor, fresh insight, and new strategies for your relationship.

Fight Night; How to Fight Fair is for everyone – newlyweds, “oldyweds,” seriously dating, engaged couples – anyone wanting to make a good relationship great.

SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY to reserve your spot !

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Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (10/06/18)

Dear VBC Family –

Hope you’ll join us this Sunday as Pastor Ed continues our study of Paul’s 1st Letter to the Thessalonians.  He will encourage the church to fulfill the ROLE that ALL Believers are supposed to fulfill – the role of __________ . (you’ll have to come Sunday to get the answer  🙂

Also – this Sunday we are delighted to share in the Child DEDICATION of Miss Brynn Bressler, welcome some very special friends of VBC who will share Special Music, as well as partake in the LORD’S SUPPER.

What a GREAT DAY to come and WORSHIP the LORD !

Note:  Last Sunday we celebrated FREEDOM SUNDAY with our of Brother and Sister FM churches around the world.  FREEDOM SUNDAY is a special day set aside to remind us all that there are still many people around the world held in captivity and bondage, and as Free Methodists we need to continue to champion FREEDOM FOR ALL !   Several of you asked how you can still contribute to the SPECIAL OFFERING in support of this year’s “freedom” initiatives – just make your checks out to VBC with a note “For Freedom Sunday.”

Hope to see you all on Sunday as we gather together to WORSHIP Him who is WORTHY !!

We are in need of PAPER TOWEL TUBES for a Children’s Church project.  Please bring on Sunday  🙂

SUNDAY SCHOOL is off and running and it’s not too late for you to join in ! 

It is held from 9:00 – 10:15am and there are classes for Children/Youth/and ADULTS.

Class breakdowns:  Pre K  – K;   1st – 3rd;   4th  – 5th ;    Junior High 6th -7th ;  and Senior High 9th -12th

Pastor Robin and Ralph Bressler will team up to lead the ADULTS through a SeedBed Bible Series on the Gospel of Mark.

Hope to see your whole family come and learn together  :)

PRAYER NEEDED:

Please continue to pray for a FULL recovery for Al Hall.  He continues his therapy at Achieve in Liberty.  Stop by to see him or give him a call !!

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Diakoneo Day will be held on Sunday, October 21st !!

Diakoneo (to “serve”) is a day set aside where we take our regular Sunday Worship time and go out and serve our community !  Rita Demayo and Tom Nolan are coordinating a number of projects that ALL will be able to assist with.  It not only shows our community the LOVE of JESUS(Jesus said, I did not come to be served, but to SERVE others…) – it’s also a wonderful opportunity to get to know your fellow VBC-ers.

Note schedule change:  We will have a time of Worship for all from 9:00 – 10:00 – then head out into the community from 10-12:30 – and join back at VBC for lunch together !!  (We will NOT have Sunday School that day.)

If you know of someone in our community that could use a little help (yard work, small repair, cleanup, winter prep, …) see Rita or Tom asap.

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MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT DATE NIGHT via live simulcast of FIGHT NIGHT at VBC !!!

Date/Time:   Thursday, November 1

7:30 – 10:00pm

Cost:     $ 10.00 per couple

SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY to save a spot !  (Walk-ins will be accepted if room permits)

 

Lets’ face it, all couples fight. Learn how to fight a Good Fight !

Join us for a fun event filled with humor, fresh insight, and new strategies for your relationship.

Fight Night; How to Fight Fair is for everyone – newlyweds, “oldyweds,” seriously dating, engaged couples – anyone wanting to make a good relationship great.

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Love you ALL –

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin