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The Moore's

Update from the Pastor Search Committee, 8.16.15

With grateful hearts for God’s provision, we welcome Dr. Chris Moore as the Pastor of Vista Grande Baptist Church.  Please be in prayer for the Moore family as they work through the details of their move to Colorado Springs and Chris begins his ministry with us.  Pray also for our congregation, that we will be receptive to the prompting of God’s spirit as He works through Chris’ leadership in the days and months ahead.


Art of Marriage

Art of Marriage Conference - August 28 & 29

The Art of Marriage Conference begins at 6 pm on Friday, August 28 and continues on Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm.  The cost is $45 per couple, and child care is available with advanced registration.  Lunch is provided for the children on Saturday to allow you to have a date with your spouse.

Register online and remember - the greatest enemy of a great marriage is a good one!  If you have any questions, contact Devin Knuckles.

Share Your Faith Workshop (SYFW) 

On Saturday, August 29, SYFW will be offered 9 am - 4 pm. This one day training will give you the basic tools you need to witness including, Overcoming the Fear of Witnessing, Telling Your Story, Finding People Who Are Open as well as a tool to assist you in sharing the Gospel. The deadline to register for childcare is August 17. The cost of $15 includes materials and lunch.

Everyday Evangelism (EV2) Training

August 30 - November 1, EV2 will be offered on Sunday evenings 4:15 - 5:30 pm. This eight week training course will spend more time on each part of the Gospel presentation covered at the SYFW and will include actual opportunities to witness with experienced trainers during Tuesday night visitation. SYFW is not required but helpful. The cost is $15.
Hope for Kids (H4K) & Fun Fair

H4K effectively disciples kids to personally embrace the Gospel, grounding them in their faith and equipping them to share with others. This class is for 2nd - 6th graders, is free, and will be offered Sundays at 2:45 pm, beginning August 30. Contact the church office to register or for more info email joelswisher1@gmail.com. Please join us for the H4K Fun Fair to kick off the season! This free event is Saturday, August 29, 4 - 6 pm, with activities for the kids to enjoy while they begin to learn Bible verses. There will also be a question and answer session for parents on the H4K program.

AWANA Ministry Conference 

The AWANA Ministry Conference will be held at VGBC on Saturday, August 29. The cost is $30. Click here to register online. 

Must Love Kids!

MOPS is in need of Moppet workers (paid positions) for the first and third Thursdays of the month beginning September 3, 8:45 - 11:45 am.  Must be able to help with diaper changing and potty training.  If interested, please email Donna Warwick.

New Discipleship Training Classes
 are beginning!

Visit our DT page or the info booth in the foyer.

Thank you for your love and support of our Chinese exchange students! You opened your hearts and your homes, and Mary Weber shares some highlights from their time in Colorado Springs. Read More
New Sunday School Classes

New SS classes during the 9:00 am hour will begin Sunday, September 6. A men’s only class, taught by Larry Dick, will meet in room 153 and a women’s only class, taught by Marianne West will meet in room 151.

Beth Moore Simulcast 

Ladies, join us here at VGBC for a Beth Moore Simulcast, Saturday, September 12, 9:30 am - 4 pm.  Worship with Travis Cottrell and the Praise Team, and hear Beth Moore share what God has laid on her heart for women. You will be encouraged and challenged in your faith. A continental breakfast, lunch, and snack will be provided. The cost is $30. Visit the info booth Sunday to purchase your ticket.

Church Workday

The Properties Committee is hosting a Fall Workday on Saturday, September 12, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. We can use lots of help, so please come for all or part of the day as an individual or a Sunday school class. Projects include: construction of sand volleyball pit, clean up and repairs to the retention pond, and interior paint work. Join us for a time of fellowship and service. Please bring shovels, rakes, brooms, wheelbarrows. Questions? Contact John Gleason at the church office.
New Youth Choir & Drama Schedule

Beginning Sunday, September 13, the Youth Choirs will meet from 4:15 - 5:05 pm. and the drama teams will meet from 5:10 - 6:00 pm. Please make note of this change in schedule.
Redeemed College/Young Adult Choir

Redeemed will begin rehearsals on Sunday, September 13, 3:45 - 4:15 pm in the Worship Center. See you then!
Farewell Reception

Save the date! A Farewell Reception for Dr. Lewis “Preach” and Sara Adkison will be held Sunday, September 13, 6:00 pm. Plan to come and show your love and appreciation for them and all they have done serving the Lord at VGBC.

Honoring Our Missionaries

Our Missions Committee would like to honor our missionaries with a special night of worship and recognition on Sunday, September 20, at 6:00 pm.  Come sing hymns of our heritage, and hear from retired and active missionaries while we honor and praise our Lord together.  Following the service, a reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

Annual Missions Rummage Sale
Saturday, September 26 from 8 am - 2 pm

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. Contact Korin or Devin Knuckles at DKnucks@q.com.

Vendors for the MOPS Craft Fair

MOPS is seeking additional vendors for the October 3 Craft Fair and would love to have more handmade crafts. Click here to print a vendor application, or stop by the church office during regular business hours. 

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  . . . Lamentations 3:22-25

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”  The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.”  (NIV)

Jeremiah knew from personal experience about God’s faithfulness.  God had promised that punishment would follow disobedience, and it did.  But God also had promised future restoration and blessing, and Jeremiah knew that God would keep that promise.  Trusting in God’s faithfulness day by day makes us confident in His great promises for the future.


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

  6:00 pm  Art of Marriage Conference - Choir Room 134 Friday, August 28
  9:00 am  Art of Marriage Conference - continues in Choir Room 134
  9:00 am  AWANA Regional Training - Worship Center
  9:00 am  Share Your Faith Workshop - Fellowship Hall
  4:00 pm  Hope For Kids Fun Fair - Fellowship Hall
Saturday, August 29
Lord's Supper During Morning Worship Services
  8:00 am  Adult Sunday School
  8:30 am  Prayer Meeting - Fellowship Hall
  9:00 am  Newcomer's Class - Room 121

  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
Sunday, August 30
  2:45 pm  Hope for Kids - South Youth Wing
  3:00 pm  Acting Workshop - Worship Center
  4:00 pm  Financial Peace University:  free preview class - Room 177
  4:15 pm  Everyday Evangelism (EV2) begins - Room 175
  4:30 pm  Children's Choirs - Worship Center
  6:00 pm  Miles Deacon Ordination Service & Reception
Sunday, August 30
Vista Kids Preschool Begins!
6:00 pm  Christmas Dessert Theater (CDT) Auditions - Worship Center
  6:30 pm  Women's Ministry Fall Planning - Room 204
Monday, August 31
  6:15 pm  EV2 & Visitation - North Youth Wing Tuesday, September 1
  9:15 am  Women's Bible Study, Revelation Part 3 - North Youth Wing
  5:00 pm  Fellowship Dinner
  6:15 pm  AWANA - Worship Center
  6:30 pm  Adult Bible Study - Room 177 
  6:30 pm  Youth Bible Study - Youth Wing (doors open at 5:45 pm)
  6:30 pm  Celebration Choir - Choir Room 134
  8:10 pm  Worship Team Rehearsal - Worship Center
Wednesday, September 2
  9:00 am  Men's Bible Study - Room 271
  9:15 am  Women's Bible Study, Hebrews - North Youth Wing
  9:15 am  MOPS - Worship Center
  7:00 pm  The Vine:  College Ministry - North Youth Wing
Thursday, September 3
  8:30 am  Small/Hawkinson Class Event:  Elitch Gardens Friday, September 4
Labor Day Weekend:  no afternoon/evening activities Sunday, September 6


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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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