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Vine and Branch Goes LIVE!

On Sunday, March 10, snow and freezing rain blanketed the Sullivan County area. The decision was made to cancel Sunday School and Worship Service to keep members and visitors safe. Pastors Ed and Robin decided to create a Facebook Live event to provide a short worship service to those who wanted to join in. The video was a little too large to put on the website but the audio of the half hour service has been posted under the Teachings-Sermons tab at https://vineandbranchchurch.org/sermons/

 

Sunday’s Comin’ (3/10/19)

Dear VBC Family –

“The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets.”  (Psalm 50:1)

Join us Sunday as we gather to WORSHIP “the MIGHTY ONE !”

This week Pastor Ed will introduce our Series on “A Journey Through Lent” which will lead us all the way to Resurrection Sunday !

Sure hope you’ll join us as we take a TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY through the Gospel of Luke together.

PS:  TIME to MOVE THE CLOCKS AHEAD 1 hour Saturday night.  (For those who forget we will have a special second seating at 11:30).

Come and WORSHIP the only One WORTHY of ALL PRAISE !

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues this week 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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Save these Dates !

March 12th – Moms and Kids Playgroup Ministry 10-12 @ VBC

March 19th – Leadership Series – part 3

March 24th Youth Group at 5:00pm

April 3 – VBC Day of FASTING and PRAYER (Corporate Prayer Service at 7pm)

Join us for an exciting EASTER WEEK !

Thursday April 18 – Christ in the Seder Presentation at 7pm

Friday April 19 – Multi-church Good Friday Service at VBC at 7pm.

Easter SON Rise Service – Walnut Mtn. Park (time TBD)

     (There will NOT be Sunday School on Easter Sunday)

Easter BREAKFAST at VBC following the SON Rise Service

Easter WORSHIP CELEBRATION at VBC at 10:30am.

April 26-28 – Acts 12:24 Conference FMC Women’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center

July 28-30 – Together Family Conference at Kalahari Resort  (https://www.togetherfamilyconference.com/)

More information on a VBC discount coming soon – pick up a brochure this week.

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Please remember our FOOD PANTRY when you head to the store.  We hope to get our pantry FULLY STOCKED for the winter with peanut butter, jelly, cereal, soup, mac/cheese, spaghetti, sauces, tuna, canned fruit, juice, canned vegetables, canned ravioli, spaghetti O’s …    THANK YOU for loving others in this way !!

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION 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’ (03/03/19)

Dear VBC Family –

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.  (Psalm 48:1)

Join us Sunday as we gather to “declare how Great thou art !”

As we continue our series on PRAYER this week, Pastor Robin will teach us and challenge us to “PRAY for OTHERS.” 

We will also join together in CELEBRATION of the LORD’S SUPPER.

Come and WORSHIP the only One WORTHY of ALL PRAISE – (then head home and settle in for the next STORM.)   sorry 🙁

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PRAYER NEEDED:

Dear VBC Family – Please pray for the Damms family as their daughter Kelsie has been hospitalized.

Please pray for God’s MIGHTY hand upon them all.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues this week 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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Save these Dates !

March 12th – Moms and Kids Playgroup Ministry 10-12 @ VBC

March 19th – Leadership Series – part 3

March 24th Youth Group at 5:00pm

April 26-28 – Acts 12:24 Conference FMC Women’s Retreat at Lake Retreat Center

July 28-30 – Together Family Conference at Kalahari Resort  (https://www.togetherfamilyconference.com/)

More information on a VBC discount coming soon – pick up a brochure this week.

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Please remember our FOOD PANTRY when you head to the store.  We hope to get our pantry FULLY STOCKED for the winter with peanut butter, jelly, cereal, soup, mac/cheese, spaghetti, sauces, tuna, canned fruit, juice, canned vegetables, canned ravioli, spaghetti O’s …    THANK YOU for loving others in this way !!

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION 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’ (2/24/2019)

Dear VBC Family –

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. (Psalm 100:2)

Join us Sunday as we gather to “Come before Him with Joyful songs.” 

As we continue our series on PRAYER this week, Pastor Ed will ask us to consider the question, “Am I an “EVEN IF” Follower of Jesus ?”

Are you “NEWER” to VBC ??  Join the Pastors THIS SUNDAY for the Welcome to VBC Luncheon at 12 noon.

Don’t let a little RAIN keep you away – the ‘SON’ will be shining brightly inside !!

PS:  Please say a prayer for the 7 “Young Teens” and 2 adult chaperones who are off to the Youth IGNITE Weekend at Spruce Lake Retreat Center in Canadensis, Pa.  Please pray for God to do a MIGHTY WORK in ALL HEARTS !!  (and for safety 🙂

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Here’s a chance to BE A BLESSING to the SULLIVAN COUNTY PREGNANCY SUPPORT CENTER !

Our local SCPSC is on the FRONT LINES of ministry to moms, babies (born and unborn) and their families – as satan is trying to “steal, kill, and destroy” them.  You can help them by visiting the GIVING TREE in the back of our Sanctuary.  Look over the “needs” on the tree – pick one (two, three …) – put the slip and your financial gift in the envelope, and put it in the SCPSC box.  That’s how simple it is to BE A BLESSING to OTHERS !!!   Thank you  🙂

WE MISS YOU !!  Sure hope you’ll join us this week to WORSHIP the only One WORTHY of ALL PRAISE !!

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues this week 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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Save these Dates !

March 19th – Leadership Series part 3

April 26-28 – Acts 12:24 Conference FMC Women’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center

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Please remember our FOOD PANTRY when you head to the store.  We hope to get our pantry FULLY STOCKED for the winter with peanut butter, jelly, cereal, soup, mac/cheese, spaghetti, sauces, tuna, canned fruit, juice, canned vegetables, canned ravioli, spaghetti O’s …    THANK YOU for loving others in this way !!

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together 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’ (2/17/19)

Dear VBC Family –

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom.   (Psalm 145:3)

Join us Sunday as we declare together, “He is Worthy !!”

This week Pastor Robin will continue our series on PRAYER, challenging us to consider our PARTNERSHIP with God.

Come with HEART open to the Holy Spirit, and don’t be SURPRISED when your eyes/heart/mind/Spirit are opened anew !

LADIES – see you SATURDAY at 12:00 noon for the 5th Annual Sweetheart Luncheon  🙂

Here’s a chance to BE A BLESSING to the SULLIVAN COUNTY PREGNANCY SUPPORT CENTER !

Our local SCPSC is on the FRONT LINES of ministry to moms, babies (born and unborn) and their families – as Satan is trying to “steal, kill, and destroy” them.  You can help them by visiting the GIVING TREE in the back of our Sanctuary.  Look over the “needs” on the tree – pick one (two, three …) – put the slip and your financial gift in the envelope, and put it in the SCPSC box.  That’s how simple it is to BE A BLESSING to OTHERS !!!   Thank you  🙂

Be sure to check out the new STAIR-LIFT which was installed in the main stairwell this week !  See Pastor Ed for a quick tutorial 🙂

PARENTS – please talk to your kids about it’s use being only for those in need  🙂

WE MISS YOU !!  Sure hope you’ll join us this week to WORSHIP the only One WORTHY of ALL PRAISE !!

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PRAYER NEEDED:

Please continue to pray for baby Willow and baby Jedidiah – as well as for the THREE babies on the way to families of VBC !! (and 2 grand-babies 🙂

Please continue to pray for the MANY families fighting sickness in many forms, as well as for all those in our VBC Family still recovering from recent surgeries.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues this week 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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Save these Dates !

Feb. 19th – Leadership Series Part 2 – 6:30 – 8:15.

Feb. 24th – Welcome to VBC Luncheon (for NEWER people to VBC) 12 noon.

April 26-28 – Acts 12:24 Conference FMC Women’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center

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Please remember our FOOD PANTRY when you head to the store.  We hope to get our pantry FULLY STOCKED for the winter with peanut butter, jelly, cereal, soup, mac/cheese, spaghetti, sauces, tuna, canned fruit, juice, canned vegetables, canned ravioli, spaghetti O’s …    THANK YOU for loving others in this way !!

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together 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’ (2/10/19)

Dear VBC Family –

Looks like Sunday will be a GREAT DAY to come and WORSHIP the LORD !!

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; Worship the Lord in the splendor of His Holiness.  (Psalm 29:2)

This week Pastor Ed will continue our series on PRAYER with a look at what is said to be the Greatest of all Biblical Prayers – The Lord’s Prayer (but not the one you’re thinking of !) .  Come with an open HEART toward the Father and be challenged to “pray as Jesus prayed.”

Hope you’ll join us this SATURDAY at 7pm for the Sullivan County Pregnancy Support Center DESSERT FUNDRAISER, being held at VBC !!

It’s a GREAT CAUSE – and a GREAT TIME !!

Be sure to check out the new STAIR-LIFT which was installed in the main stairwell this week !  See Pastor Ed for a quick tutorial 🙂

PARENTS – please talk to your kids about it’s use being only for those in need  🙂

WE MISS YOU !!  Sure hope you’ll join us this week to WORSHIP the only One WORTHY of ALL PRAISE !!

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PRAYER NEEDED:

Please continue to pray for baby Willow and baby Jedidiah – as well as for the THREE babies on the way to families of VBC !! (and 2 grand-babies 🙂

Being homebound/sick is sure lonely – please consider making a phone call or paying a visit to someone you haven’t seen in a while at VBC.

Please continue to pray for the MANY families fighting sickness in many forms, as well as for all those in our VBC Family still recovering from recent surgeries.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues this week 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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Save these Dates !

Feb. 16th – Ladies SWEETHEART LUNCHEON at 12:00 at VBC (see bulletin/sign up this week)

Feb. 19th – Leadership Series Part 2 – 6:30 – 8:15.

Feb. 24th – Welcome to VBC Luncheon (for NEWER people to VBC) 12 noon.

April 26-28 – Acts 12:24 Conference FMC Women’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center

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Please remember our FOOD PANTRY when you head to the store.  We hope to get our pantry FULLY STOCKED for the winter with peanut butter, jelly, cereal, soup, mac/cheese, spaghetti, sauces, tuna, canned fruit, juice, canned vegetables, canned ravioli, spaghetti O’s …    THANK YOU for loving others in this way !!

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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 🙂   THANK YOU !!

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together 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’ (2/3/19)

Dear VBC Family –

The FORECAST for SUNDAY is it’s a GREAT DAY to come and WORSHIP the LORD !!  (and it will be CLEAR with a HEATWAVE of 38 degrees 🙂

This week Pastor Robin will introduce a series on PRAYER.  Come with an open HEART toward the Father and be challenged in your “Spiritual UNION with God !”

We will also Celebrate the Lord’s Supper together this Sunday  🙂

WE MISS YOU !!  Sure hope you’ll join us this week to WORSHIP the only One WORTHY of ALL PRAISE !!

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PRAYER NEEDED:

Please pray for the MANY families fighting sickness, as well as for all those in our VBC Family still recovering from recent surgery and rehabilitating through Physical Therapy.  Please thank God for them, and ask Him to bring them to a FULL restoration.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues this week 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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Save these Dates !

Feb. 9th – SCPSC DESSERT Fundraiser at VBC at 7pm

Feb. 16th – Ladies SWEETHEART LUNCHEON at 12:00 at VBC (see bulletin/sign up this week)

Feb. 19 – Leadership Series Part 2 – 6:30 – 8:15.

April 26-28 – Acts 12:24 Conference FMC Women’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center

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Please remember our FOOD PANTRY when you head to the store this week for the great CAN, CAN sale !!  We hope to get our pantry FULLY STOCKED for the winter with peanut butter, jelly, cereal, soup, mac/cheese, spaghetti, sauces, tuna, canned fruit, juice, canned vegetables, canned ravioli, spaghetti O’s …    THANK YOU for loving others in this way !!

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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 !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin

Sunday Comin’ (01/27/19)

Dear VBC Family –

We MISS YOU ALL !!  (Feels like we’ve been away for a long time !)

This week Pastor Ed will talk about this RACE we’re in called CHRISTIANITY – and what it will take to make it to the FINISH LINE !!

Remember – there will NOT be regular Sunday School this Sunday.

We will have our ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING this Sunday at 9am in the Sanctuary – and there will be a special kid’s activity in the Fellowship Hall so parents and teachers can attend the Annual Meeting.

ALL are welcome to attend this annual meeting, however only those who are members of VBC are allowed to cast a vote during the meeting.

We hope you will join with your VBC Family for a CELEBRATION LUNCHEON immediately following the Worship Service to celebrate all God has done through the ministry of VBC throughout this past year.

Sure hope you’ll join us this week to WORSHIP the only One WORTHY of ALL PRAISE !!

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PRAYER NEEDED:

Update from Robbi P.:  Just an update on my sister, Tabitha.  They inserted a chest tube again.  She has been in a great deal of pain.  She is emotionally exhausted. Please pray for a complete healing.  Thank you.

Please pray for Kate Demayo’s son Caleb who had a surgical procedure this week.  Pray that God takes away all his discomfort and gives him a very speedy recovery.

Please pray for the MANY families fighting the sickness, as well as for all those in our VBC Family still recovering from recent surgery, getting through PT, and needing a complete restoration.

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Save these Dates !

Feb. 9th – SCPSC DESSERT Fundraiser at VBC at 7pm

Feb. 16th – Ladies SWEETHEART LUNCHEON at 12:00 at VBC (see bulletin/sign up this week)

Feb. 19 – Leadership Series Part 2 – 6:30 – 8:15.

April 26-28 – Acts 12:24 Conference FMC Women’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center

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Please remember our FOOD PANTRY when you head to the store this week for the great CAN, CAN sale !!  We hope to get our pantry FULLY STOCKED for the winter with peanut butter, jelly, cereal, soup, mac/cheese, spaghetti, sauces, tuna, canned fruit, juice, canned vegetables, canned ravioli, spaghetti O’s …    THANK YOU for loving others in this way !!

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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 !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together 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’ (01/20/19)

Dear VBC Family –

Please join together in PRAYER for everyone already affected by Winter Storm Harper, as well as for those in it’s path now (US !!)

We will send email notifications re: Sunday, as well as have updated information on our office phone (292-5227).
Information will also be posted on THIS WEBSITE!
Please feel free to call us at home (292-2326) if you are in need of assistance.

Psalm 150

1 Praise the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens.
2 Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness.
3 Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre,
4 Praise Him with timbrel and dancing, praise Him with the strings and pipe,
5 Praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

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PRAYER NEEDED:

Please keep CORY TURNER in your prayers. Today he went to the doctor because of a very sore ankle, and it turns out he has a broken ankle ! Please pray for him as he awaits an appointment and the treatment options.

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We are EXCITED that our LEADERSHIP 2.0 SERIES begins this TUESDAY !!
We will meet in the Fellowship Hall – please be ready to begin promptly at 6 :30pm.
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SUNDAY SCHOOL continues 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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Please remember our FOOD PANTRY when you head to the store this week for the great CAN, CAN sale !! We hope to get our pantry FULLY STOCKED for the winter with peanut butter, jelly, cereal, soup, mac/cheese, spaghetti, sauces, tuna, canned fruit, juice, canned vegetables, canned ravioli, spaghetti O’s … THANK YOU for loving others in this way !!

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Mark your calendar for our ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING and CELEBRATION LUNCHEON on Sunday, January 27th.
Once a year we gather to elect and commission the ministry leadership for the new year at VBC, as well as present and approve the annual church budget.
ALL are welcome to attend this annual meeting, however only those who are members of VBC are allowed to cast a vote during the meeting.
(We will not have Sunday School on this day, but we will have an activity for children so parents can attend.)

We hope you will join with your VBC Family for lunch immediately following the Worship Service to celebrate all God has done through the
ministry of VBC throughout this past year. SIGN your family up this SUNDAY 🙂

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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 !!
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’ (01/13/2019)

Dear VBC Family –

Thank you Father for your MANY BLESSINGS throughout this past year – we trust your plans for 2019 will be even GREATER !!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

who has BLESSED us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  (Ephesians 1:3)

This Sunday Pastor Robin will challenge you with this question – Is JESUS really the LORD of your life ?  

Come and be encouraged to truly surrender to His LORDSHIP.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL resumes this week 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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PRAYER NEEDED:

From Becky Freeman:  Our son Adam, daughter-in-law Sam and granddaughter Aria are officially moving to Quincy, Massachusetts due to a wonderful job offer.  Please  pray for God’s hand of safety upon them, and for God to bring people into their paths who will awaken their hearts and minds to follow Jesus in a fresh new way !  Our ways are not His ways, so I am praying for amazing things for this young family!!

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Please remember our FOOD PANTRY when you head to the store this week for the great CAN, CAN sale !!  We hope to get our pantry FULLY STOCKED for the winter with peanut butter, jelly, cereal, soup, mac/cheese, spaghetti, sauces, tuna, canned fruit, juice, canned vegetables, canned ravioli, spaghetti O’s …    THANK YOU for loving others in this way !!

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Mark your calendar for our ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING and CELEBRATION LUNCHEON on Sunday, January 27th.

Once a year we gather to elect and commission the ministry leadership for the new year at VBC, as well as present and approve the annual church budget.

ALL are welcome to attend this annual meeting, however only those who are members of VBC are allowed to cast a vote during the meeting.

(We will not have Sunday School on this day, but we will have an activity for children so parents can attend.)

We hope you will join with your VBC Family for lunch immediately following the Worship Service to celebrate all God has done through the

ministry of VBC throughout this past year.  SIGN your family up this SUNDAY 🙂

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Sign up this week for the LEADERSHIP SERIES beginning on Jan. 22nd !!

We will be using materials by leadership expert John Maxwell and his best-selling book Developing the Leader within You 2.0.

This is for ANYONE wishing to GROW in their LEADERSHIP potential – and especially for all those HELPING or LEADING in MINISTRY at VBC !!

We will be meeting ONCE a month for 5 months on TUESDAYS from 6:30 – 8:30pm.  (Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21)

The cost is just $15.00 per person which includes the hardcover book !

Sign up on Sunday or email me back and I will add you to the list.

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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 !!

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