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Thank you for your support of Operation Christmas Child!

23,548 shoe boxes were processed at VGBC,
with a total of 30,777 for Colorado Springs!

Time to Decorate

We need your help decorating the church for Christmas. Decorating day is Saturday, November 28, starting at 9 am. There will be donuts and coffee, but please bring a sack lunch. For more info, contact Jan Giles.

College/Career Winter Retreat

Make time for a weekend of fun, in Fraser, CO, January 1-3. The cost is $70 per person and includes accommodations, snow tubing, and meals. Please contact Valerie George to sign up. Payment is due by November 29.

Remembrance Reception

The church family is invited to a Remembrance Reception in honor of Marilyn Watts, Monday, November 30, at 2:00 pm in the Youth Wing.  Marilyn went home to be with her Lord on November 18.  A Memorial Service will be held in Farmington, MO, December 5.  

Benevolence Offering

On December 6, following the worship services, a benevolence offering will be collected by the deacons to help individuals in need.  Please pray about your gift.

Business Meeting

Please plan to attend the Business Meeting, Sunday, December 6, 6:00 pm.  Church members will be voting on the 2016 budget. 

Cookie Bakers Needed

Christmas Dessert Theater is just around the corner and it is time to think about baking cookies!  Click here to sign up to bake four dozen cookies using one of our tried and true recipes, or your own favorite recipe. Please deliver your cookies to the VGBC Kitchen on Thursday, December 10, by 5 pm.

Free tickets are now available for "Under a Starry Sky", our Christmas Dessert Theater presentation, which will be held on December 10 - 13. Read More

Teachers Needed

The children’s area is growing and we need new Sunday school teachers, helpers, and subs.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Children’s Director, Christi, at christi.lynn@vgbc.org

Ushers Needed

Ushers are needed for the Sunday morning worship services.  If interested in serving, please contact Lynn Phipps.

Poinsettia Plants for Christmas

Large poinsettias may be purchased for $20 in honor or in memory of a loved one.  Contact Karen at the church office to place your order.  Poinsettias will be on display in the Worship Center during the Christmas season and can be taken home Sunday, December 20. 

“Faces & Places”

VGBC Missionaries tell their stories through photos in a book. Suggested donation: $60. Stop by the info booth on Sunday!

Growing in God's Love
Vista Kids Preschool

We are now enrolling 3 - 5 year olds for Fall, 2015 classes

Please contact the director, Denise Carson, at preschool@vgbc.org or 219-4419 for a tour or more information. 


Prayer Corner

This week meditate on . . . A Psalm of Thanksgiving

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”   Psalm 100


  Upcoming Special Events
Please visit our
Calendar page for a detailed list of all events

Church Office Closed at Noon Wednesday, November 25
Happy Thanksgiving!
Church Office Closed
Thursday, November 26
Church Office Closed Friday, November 27
  9:00 am  Deck the Halls - Christmas Decorating Saturday, November 28
  8:00 am  Adult Sunday School
  8:30 am  Prayer Meeting - Fellowship Hall
  9:00 am  Worship Service / Sunday School - Children, Youth & Adult Classes
10:30 am  Children's Church (K-3rd grade)
10:45 am  The Crossing Preteen Ministry (4th & 5th Grade) - Room 154

10:45 am  Worship Service / Sunday School - Adult Classes
5th Sunday:  No regular afternoon or evening activities
Sunday, November 29
  9:00 am  Bells of Vista Grande - Room 124
  2:00 pm  Marilyn Watts Remembrance Reception - North Youth Wing
  6:00 pm  CDT Drama/Orchestra Rehearsal - Worship Center
  6:30 pm  Praise Ringers - Room 124
Monday, November 30
  9:00 am  Women's Bible Study, Seamless - North Youth Wing
  6:15 pm  EV2 & Visittion - North Youth Wing
  7:00 pm  Women's Bible Study, Friends of Jesus - Room 155
Tuesday, December 1
  9:00 am  Women's Bible Study, Revelation Pt 3, North Youth Wing
  5:00 pm  Fellowship Dinner - Fellowship Hall
  6:00 pm  Youth Christmas Party - Youth Wing (doors open 5:45 pm)
  6:15 pm  AWANA - Worship Center
  6:30 pm  Adult Bible Study, Room 177
  6:30 pm  Celebration Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room 134
  6:30 pm  EE Visitation - Room 204
  6:30 pm  Mom's Bible Study, Bad Girls of the Bible, Room 174
  8:10 pm  Worship Team Rehearsal - Worship Center
Wednesday, December 2
  9:00 am  Men's Bible Study - Fellowship Hall
  9:15 am  Women's Bible Study, Hebrews, North Youth Wing
  9:15 am  MOPS Christmas Party - Worship Center
  7:00 pm  The Vine:  College Ministry - offsite, contact church for info
Thursday, December 3
11:30 am  Dickenson Class Ladies Fellowship - Fellowship Hall
  5:30 pm  Fogltance Class Christmas Party - South Youth Wing
  6:00 pm  Youth Workers Christmas Party - Fellowship Hall
Friday, December 4
  8:30 am  Handbell Practice - Worship Center
12:00 pm  Degler Class Christmas Fellowship - Fellowship Hall
  5:00 pm  Pence Class Christmas Party - Fellowship Hall
  6:00 pm  Children's Ministry:  Happy Birthday Jesus Party - Youth Wing
Saturday, December 5
Lord's Supper During Morning Worship Services
  8:00 am Youth Prayer Breakfast - Youth Wing
12:00 pm  Sunday School Teacher Enrichment - Fellowship Hall
12:15 pm  Properties Committee Meeting - Room 153
  6:00 pm  Business Meeting - Worship Center
Sunday, December 6


Vista Grande Severe Weather PolicyCancellation Notice
We follow School District 20 for delays and closures.
During the week, if D-20 delays or closes, we will do the same. If there is a delayed start, morning church activities (ex. Ladies Bible Studies) are canceled.  When there is a delay,  Vista Kids Preschool will begin at 9:45 amOn Sunday and Wednesday night, the decision will be made and posted by 2:00 pm.

On Sunday mornings, our website and telephone system will be updated by 7:00 am if there is a cancelation. You may also check www.flashalert.net for all area cancelations.
Stay current with the latest Media Center offerings. Each week offers new suggestions in various categories. Read More

Valet Parking for Visitors

We offer free valet parking to our visitors, as well as our special needs members—defined as someone with small children or an individual with permanent or temporary mobility difficulty.  This service is available on Sunday morning for both service times.

Valet Parking Area

The first two rows in the east parking lot are reserved for valet parking.  Please respect the “Valet Parking Only” signs, as we increase this ministry to include our visitors. 

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