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Vista Kids Preschool

We are now enrolling families for the fall 2014 school year.  Two and three day classes are available for children ages 3 - 5 as of September 15, 2014.  Click here for more information, call the church office or email Denise Carson at preschool@vgbc.org.

VGBC Presents . . .
"Well Done" Youth Dinner Theater
Sunday, April 27 at 6:00 pm

Join us this Sunday, April 27 at 6:00 pm, for great entertainment at this fundraiser event.  Your donations help pay for youth events such as camp and tours.  Seating is limited!  Visit the info booth this Sunday for tickets!

During Intermission:  Dessert Auction and 2nd Annual Yute Auction
The youth are auctioned off to work in two hour time slots for a selected date and time.  Funds are to be paid to the church  the day work is completed.  Visit the info booth for more details. 

Petition to Amend VGBC Constitution

In the interest of protecting the right to religious freedom of Vista Grande Baptist Church during a time of increasing opposition to our Christian faith, the ministers and deacons believe it is necessary to amend our Constitution to address issues that could arise given the state of our society.  We believe this concern can be addressed by clearly stating in the Constitution that our church adheres to the tenets of "The Baptist Faith and Message."  Changes to the Constitution will be proposed and voted upon in a regular business meeting.  However, to proceed, 5% of the membership of VGBC must sign a petition, which is available in your Sunday School class and in the church office. Please prayerfully consider this matter and sign the petition as the Lord leads.

New Sermon Series - Where Is the Lord God of Elijah?

Join us on Sunday, May 4, as "Preach" begins a new sermon series entitled "Where Is the Lord God of Elijah?"  The question Elisha asked suggests:  where is the boldness, where is the faith, and where is the victory believers have experienced in the past? 

As we study the dramatic and colorful lives of these two great prophets, we will learn many important lessons about unleashing the power of God through our faithful ministry in the name of Jesus, and through the faithful proclamation of the gospel of Christ.

Collection Drive - through April 30

Local area ministries need our help to supply basic necessities.  The goal for the 5th Annual Toilet Paper Drive is to collect over 12,000 rolls during the month of April.  A collection box is located in the foyer. 

Annual Rummage Sale

This year’s Rummage Sale will be held in September.  All proceeds go directly to material costs for building a home in Mexico through Casas por Cristo.  Donations are being collected now through the sale event.  Arrangements can be made for donation pick up or drop off.  Volunteers are needed for the sale.  Contact Jan Halstead at jhalstead77@msn.com.

There are two opportunities to serve the Lord in Europe this summer. The first is teaching ESL in Belarus on June 26 - July 14; an application brochure is now available. The second is in Germany with Greater Europe Missions Conference on August 1 - 9. Read More

Help Needed for Ladies Tea

There are still openings for men and youth boys to help serve at the Ladies Tea.  For more info, contact Aaron Gold.

El Salvador School Supplies

Erin Kitchenka is collecting school supplies for her upcoming mission trip to El Salvador.  Details of items needed can be found on collection boxes in the main and lower level foyer areas.   For more info, contact the Kitchenkas at kitchenka@msn.com

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Ladies Tea
Saturday, May 3 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Guest Speaker:  Linda Kirkeeide


Tickets are $5 (family maximum $15)
Please visit the info booth to purchase tickets
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Ladies of all ages are invited to a special day of fellowship, food, skits, and worship.  Make plans to attend with family and friends and remember to bring your teacup!  Our Mission Service Project this year is collecting items for our new ministry, Vista Kids Preschool.  Check the back of your ticket for donation suggestions.

compassion_sunday2014Compassion Sunday
Tell A Child 
"I'm here for you"

Compassion Sunday is an opportunity for members of our church family to personally sponsor children who live in extreme poverty and help them find new life in Jesus. 

With more than 2,000 churches participating this year, it is anticipated that 15,000 children will be sponsored.  We will host our Compassion Sunday event on May 4.

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 
Luke 18:16 (NIV)

Men’s Ministry Breakfast

The breakfast is Saturday, May 10.  Coffee & fellowship begin at 7 am, breakfast at 7:30 am.  All men & boys are invited to attend.  Please make reservations on the church website or by calling the church office.

Costume Department

From May 7 through July 30, the Costume Department team will be working at the church every Wednesday morning from 8:30—noon. 

God has blessed each one of us with gifts and talents that we can use to build up His church. We have several ministries that are in need of volunteers. Read More

Volunteers for VBS

Agency D3 Vacation Bible School, a spy themed VBS, will be held June 9 - 13.  Register to be a volunteer by visiting the VBS page and clicking on the registration link. 

Spring Break Mission Update
On behalf of Christian Challenge at UCCS, I want to thank VGBC for their prayers during our mission trip over Spring Break.  A group of 18 traveled to Memphis, TN to serve alongside a ministry called Street Reach.  Our time was spent doing chores at a boy’s ranch, engaging in conversation and prayer at a nursing home, and leading a backyard Bible club that reached about 60 kids during the week.  It was an incredible week of ministry, and God taught each of us so much.

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Kent Slack
Christian Challenge - UCCS, Director

King Soopers Fundraiser Cards

Keep reusing your King Soopers fundraiser cards!  The benefit for the Alive High School Choir is not in the initial purchase, but only when the card is reloaded.  King Soopers donates 5% of the amount each purchaser reloads onto their card.  Cards are available for purchase in the church office.  Rebates as of March 30:  $4,724.67!

Prayer Corner

This week meditate on . . .  1 Corinthians 15: 20-23

“But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.  For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.  For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.  But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.”


 

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

  9:00 am  Men's Bible Study - Led by Sheffield, Fellowship Hall
  7:00 pm  The Vine:  College Ministry
Gals meet at Druckenmiller’s home;  guys meet at George’s home
Thursday, April 24
  7:00 pm  The Revolution - North Youth Wing Friday, April 25
  8:00 am  Youth Drama Dress Rehearsal - Worship Center
  9:00 am  Custom Made Tween Girls - Fellowship Hall
10:00 am  College/Young Adult Choir - Choir Room 134
10:00 am  Handcrafters - Room 204
10:00 am  Vista Kids Preschool Open House
  1:30 pm  Children's Choir Rehearsal for Spring Performance - Worship Center
Saturday, April 26
  8:00 am  Adult Sunday School
  9:00 am  Worship Service / Sunday School Children, Youth & Adult Classes
10:30 am  Children's Church (K-3rd grade)
10:45 am  Baby Dedication (meet in Room 208 at 10:30)
10:45 am  The Crossing Preteen Ministry (4th & 5th grade) - Room 154
10:45 am  Worship Service / Sunday School Adult & College/Young Adult Classes
Sunday, April 27
morning
12:15 pm  Dickenson Class Fellowship - Fellowship Hall
12:15 pm  Men's Octet Luncheon - South Youth Wing
  2:30 pm  Ten31 - Room 121
  3:45 pm  Youth Choirs
  4:15 pm  Deacon Training - Room 180
  4:30 pm  Adult DT
  4:30 pm  Children's Choirs
  4:30 pm  Middle School Drama
  4:45 pm  Youth DT - North Youth Wing
  5:45 pm  Hope for Kids (H4K) - South Youth Wing
  6:00 pm  Youth Dinner Theater, Dessert & Youth Auction - Worship Center
Sunday, April 27
afternoon/evening
  9:00 am  Bells of Vista Grande - Room 124
  6:30 pm  Praise Ringers - Room 124
Monday, April 28
  9:00 am  Women's Bible Study - Led by Landers/Kurkowski, North Youth Wing
  6:15 pm  EE Visitation - Room 155
Tuesday, April 29
  5:00 pm  Fellowship Dinner - Fellowship Hall
  6:15 pm  AWANA - Worship Center
  6:15 pm  Youth Bible Study - Youth Wing
  6:30 pm  Celebration Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room 134
  6:30 pm  Adult Bible Study - led by Arnett, Room 204
  7:00 pm  Men's Bible Study - Led by Valentine at their home
  8:10 pm  Worship Team Rehearsal - Worship Center
Wednesday, April 30
  9:00 am  Men's Bible Study - Led by Sheffield, Fellowship Hall
  9:15 am  MOPS - Worship Center
  7:00 pm  The Vine:  College Ministry - North Youth Wing
Thursday, May 1
10:00 am  College/Young Adult Choir - Choir Room 134
  1:00 pm  Ladies Tea - Worship Center
Saturday, May 3
Compassion Sunday
12:15 pm  Sunday School Training Luncheon - Fellowship Hall
12:30 pm  Missions Committee Meeting - Room 151
12:30 pm  Youth Girls Tabletop Talk - North Youth Wing
  2:00 pm  Pastor Search Committee Meeting - Room 151
  3:00 pm  Children's Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary
  4:30 pm  Properties Committee Meeting - Room 151
  5:00 pm  Alive Ireland Rehearsal - Choir Room 134
  6:00 pm  Children's Choir Spring Program - Worship Center
Sunday, May 4

 

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, all morning activities are canceled. On 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.
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 Valet Parking Service

This valet service is for anyone who has a difficult time getting to the front door of our church on Sunday mornings. This may be defined as someone with small children or an individual(s) with permanent or temporary mobility difficulty. This free service is available on Sunday morning at 9:00 and 10:45 am.

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