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Sunday Worship is now at 10:30 a.m.

Our Sunday Worship Service will be changing to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 4. Sunday School will be available for everyone from ages 2 through adult at 9:15 a.m. Worship will continue to be held in the sanctuary. Sunday School will be in various rooms in the church. Please respect others by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. Chairs in the sanctuary are placed so that individuals and families are six feet apart.

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday 2021

On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.) Churches around the United States use the day to celebrate God’s gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit themselves to protecting human life at every stage.

Churches continue to recognize the third Sunday in January as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. In 2021, that date will be January 17, however, some churches will be marking it on the 24th because it’s closer to the anniversary. Either way is fine.

Marriage Series


You’re Invited to

“The Story of Marriage”

at Vine and Branch Church

Six Sessions

Fridays: 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9
Saturday 4/17/2021

All sessions at 6:30 p.m.

Cost is $20 Per Couple

Sunday’s Comin’ (1/24/2021)

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.   (Psalm 107:1)

Dear VBC Family ;

We will continue to delight in the Lord this week as we come together to give THANKS and PRAISE for the HAND of BLESSING of God.! This Sunday Pastor Ed and Pastor Robin will share the GOODNESS of God as we look back at all He has done in our midst throughout 2020.  We’ll also look ahead to 2021 with a sneak peek at what’s coming.

Thank you to everyone who is participating in the Baby Bottle Blessings for the Sullivan County Pregnancy Support Center.  Be sure to return your bottles by Feb. 7th. There are many bottles remaining so please grab one this week. Our God an awesome God and He is doing a GREAT THING at VB!  Come and see.

Join us for our Annual Society Meeting this Sunday at 9:15 am.  We will NOT have Sunday School this Sunday, but there will be an activity for the kids in the Fellowship Hall as adults join us for the meeting in the Sanctuary.

Children’s Church will continue this Sunday during the Worship Service for toddlers to 3 year olds in the Toddler Playroom. Four year olds to 3rd graders will meet 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.

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UPCOMING SPECIAL HAPPENINGS !!!  

The MOM’S PLAYGROUP (for moms and their pre-schoolers) begins on Friday, Feb. 5 (the 1st Friday) at 10 -12 noon; and Feb. 20th, (the 3rd Saturday of the month) from 10 – 12noon.  

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We are excited to host a MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT series called The Story of Marriage !!  The six session event will be held on Feb. 12, 26, March 12, 26, and April 9 and 17.  Save the dates – more info. to follow !!

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LADIES !  LADIES !!  

Join us for our LADIES LUNCHEON on Saturday, February 13th, at 12 noon at VBC !  Sign up begins this Sunday  🙂

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.

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Family Communion Celebration – February 17th:  We are marking Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent by inviting you and your family for an intimate time of Communion with the Pastors.  Come to the Sanctuary anytime between noon and 6 pm. 

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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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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 

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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.  As hard as it will be – please REFRAIN from any contact with others (AIR hugs are ok :).
     Thank you for your cooperation in this !

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’ (1/17/2021)

Praise the Lord.  Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever.   (Psalm 106:1)

Dear VBC Family ,

We will continue to delight in the Lord this week as we come together to give THANKS and PRAISE our GOOD, GOOD, Father !!This Sunday Pastor Robin will encourage us to STAND STRONG against everything the evil one is throwing our way. This week we will also recognize Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, as well as remember the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Several NEW Happenings – scroll down and save the dates !! Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD !!!  AND – He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!  Come and see !!

Sunday School for all ages continues this week – we sure hope you will 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.

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  🙂

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SPECIAL HAPPENINGS !!!  

We invite you to our ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING next Sunday, January 24th, during the Sunday School hour @ 9:15.  

(We will not have regular SS, but will provide an activity for the kids in the Fellowship Hall during the meeting.)

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The MOM’S PLAYGROUP (for moms and their pre-schoolers) begins on Friday, Feb. 5 (the 1st Friday) at 10 -12 noon; and Feb. 20th, (the 3rd Saturday of the month) from 10 – 12noon.  

*********************************** 

We are excited to host a MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT series called The Story of Marriage !!  The six session event will be held on Feb. 12, 26, March 12, 26, and April 9 and 17.  Save the dates – more info. to follow !!

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

Save the dates – More details to follow !!

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

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

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.

*********************************** 

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 !

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

Women’s Retreat 2021

Watch and listen as Pastor Robin and Pastor Jen discuss the 2021 Women’s Retreat.

Sunday’s Comin’ (1/3/2021)

Hold firm to this Truth in 2021:  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.     (Hebrews 13:8)


Dear VBC Family,

HAPPY NEW YEAR! As you turn the calendar to the New Year, we hope you remember the “NEWness” you have through Jesus! This Sunday Pastor Robin will share a wonderful word of ENCOURAGEMENT as we enter 2021. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.
Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD and He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!

Sunday School for all ages resumes this week – we sure hope you will join us  

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.

**  Attention Parents:  For those who want to “hang a few minutes and chat” after the Worship Service, we have games/activities for the kids upstairs in the Fellowship Hall with Pastor Jen and Pastor James.  Bring your kids up to join in the fun !

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SPECIAL REMINDERS !!!  

  • The St. Pauly’s CLOTHING  SHED has been re-opened 🙂  Feel free to bring your items (and pass the word to others) !!
  • New Year – Make a Bible reading resolution – pick up a free Bible Reading Plan booklet on the back table.
  • We invite you to our ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING on Sunday, January 24th, during the Sunday School hour @ 9:15.  (We will not have regular SS, but will provide an activity for the kids in the Fellowship Hall during the meeting.)

Download the 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 

Download ChurchCenter from the app store and select Vine and Branch Church  (see us on Sunday if we can help !!)

*********************************** 

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

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

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.

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

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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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’ (12/27/2020)

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”  (Luke 2: 11-12)


Dear VBC Family
,

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Hope you will be able to be here tonight for a wonderful CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE-LIGHTING Service at 7:00 p.m.

This Sunday Pastor Ed will share about God’s GOODNESS to us all !!
Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD !!!  AND – He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!

There will NOT be Sunday School this week.

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.

—————————————-

SPECIAL REMINDERS !!!  

  • The St. Pauly’s CLOTHING  SHED has been re-opened 🙂  Feel free to bring your items (and pass the word to others) !!
  • New Year – Make a Bible reading resolution – pick up a free Bible Reading Plan booklet on the back table.
  • Check out our new video on VineandBranchChurch.org – What does it mean to be a Christian ?

We invite you to our ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING on Sunday, January 24th, during the Sunday School hour @ 9:15.  

We will not have regular SS, but will provide an activity for the kids in the Fellowship Hall during the meeting.

Download the 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 

Download ChurchCenter from the app store and select Vine and Branch Church  (see us on Sunday if we can help !!)

*********************************** 

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

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

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.

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

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 !

 ***********************************

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’ (12/20/2020)

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
(Isaiah 9:6)


Dear VBC Family,

This week we turn our hearts toward the gift of LOVE as we celebrate the 4th week of Advent.Our YOUNG PEOPLE will be sharing in several ways this Sunday – including a special Children’s Program !!Pastor Robin will share what God’s Word promises regarding His LOVE, and the (new !) Turner Family will light the candle of LOVE. Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD !!!  AND – He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!

Sunday School for all ages is happening this week – we sure hope you will join us.  

Please bring the kids on time as they will be practicing for their special presentation.

***  SS Notes:    There will NOT be Sunday School on December 27th.

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.—————————————-

SPECIAL REMINDERS !!!  

  • The St. Pauly’s CLOTHING  SHED has been re-opened 🙂  Feel free to bring your items (and pass the word to others) !!
  • New Year – Make a Bible reading resolution – pick up a free Bible Reading Plan booklet on the back table.
  • Check out our new video on VineandBranchChurch.org – What does it mean to be a Christian ?

Download the 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 

Download ChurchCenter from the app store and select Vine and Branch Church  (see us on Sunday if we can help !!)

*********************************** 

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

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

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.

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

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 !

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

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

Being a Christian

Making Family Memories