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Update from the Youth Minister Search Committee

We are excited to announce that we are bringing a candidate to VGBC in view of a call to become our new Youth Minister.  Michael & Kati Lusk will join us for an event filled weekend on August 22 - 24, designed to enable us to get to know them and allow them the opportunity to get to know us. 

Click here for the schedule of events. New - we also have a link to one of Michael's messages!

Special Business Meeting

A Special Business Meeting will be held Sunday, August 24 at 6:00 pm in the Worship Center.   A motion from the Youth Minister Search Committee will be made to call Michael Lusk as VGBC’s Minister of Youth.  Church members, please make plans to attend this important meeting!

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VGBC to Host Beth Moore Simulcast 

 

Experience life-changing Bible study and inspiring worship in the comfort of our church on Saturday, September 13, 9:30 am—4:15 pm. Doors open at 8:30 with announcements and prayer at 9 am.

 

Tickets go on sale this Sunday, August 24: $25/person (includes light breakfast and lunch).

2014 Fall D.T. Classes

Wow – we have a great selection of Fall Discipleship Training Classes!  We have 8 classes on Sunday night, and a variety of Bible study opportunities. Visit our Discipleship Training page for course information and online registration, or sign up at the info booth on Sunday.

Serving Missions Through Prayer

Ladies!  Come join other women for a cup of tea by being a part of a Mission Prayer Control Tea Group. It is our privilege and joy to join together through this ministry to fervently pray on behalf of our missionaries.  From August 17—31, sign up sheets will be available at an info booth, along with detailed information regarding the Teas.  May we look with anticipation to see what divine opportunities the mighty hand of God will fulfill through the dedication of prayer. 

‘Tis the season for recruiting . . .

The Children’s Choirs are in need of leadership help and we would like to put more guitarists, pianists, and drummers to work!  If you feel a nudge from the Holy Spirit to get involved, contact Jay Hill or find him after worship.

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Short Work Day! Saturday, August 23 from 8 - 11 am

The Properties Committee will be hosting a work day to prepare our playground for the opening of the new preschool.  In addition to playground work, we will be repairing potholes in the parking lot.  Please bring shoves, rakes, and post-hole diggers.  Join us for a time of fellowship and service!

Share Your Faith Workshop (SYFW)

On Saturday, August 23, this workshop will be offered 9 am—4:00 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 cost of $15 includes materials and lunch. 

Everyday Evangelism (EV2) Training

August 24—October 26, EV2 will be offered on Sunday evenings from 4:15-5:30 pm.  This eight week training course will spend more time on each part of the Gospel presentation covered at the Share Your Faith Workshop (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.

Christmas Dessert Theater Auditions

Auditions for “What a Glorious Night” will be held Monday, September 8. Audition sides (parts of the script to audition with) are available at the info booth, church office, or Jay’s office or online at Ten31.  Questions? Contact Danielle.doyle@vgbc.org.

Join the Costume Dept.

Are you interested in creating beautiful costumes, memories, and experiences while at the same time working with people who are doing extraordinary things?  The Costume Dept needs you!  Join us as we meet Sunday, August 24, 3:00 pm in room 204. 

Host Homes Needed October 19 & 20

The Uganda Kid’s Choir will perform at VGBC, Sunday, October 19.  Four homes are needed to host a total of five boys, five girls, and four chaperones—one at each home.  The children will have sleeping bags and can share a bed or sleep on the floor.  Commitments are needed by September 1, so please email Jay Hill or Lynne Alliett, or call the church office if interested.

Calling All Crafters

We are looking for vendors for the MOPS Fall Craft Show to be held Saturday, October 4.  The cost is $40 ($50 for premium with electricity) and proceeds will benefit MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers).  To reserve your spot, complete a Craft Show Contract (PDF file) or pick up a copy in the church office, and submit with your payment.  For more information, contact Rebecca Kerr or Elaine Robertson

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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.

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

Prayer Corner

This week meditate on . . . Genesis 20:9-11

 

“Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”  (NIV)

It is so hard to observe a regular time of rest and worship in our fast-paced world.  Praise God for His provision by making time to rest and enjoying the upcoming Labor Day Weekend with your family and friends!


 

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

  6:00 pm  Meet n' Greet with Lusk's - Youth & Parents, Worship Center Friday, August 22
  8:30 am  Meet n' Greet with Lusk's - Deacons & wives, YPS Committee & families - FS Hall
  9:00 am  Preteen Ultimate Wise Weekend - Room 154
  9:00 am  Share Your Faith Workshop - North Youth Wing
  1:00 pm  Meet n' Greet with Lusk's - all church family, Worship Center
  4:00 pm  Hope 4 Kids Fun Fair - Youth Wing
  6:00 pm  Meet n' Greet with Lusk's - Youth & Parents, Worship Center
Saturday, August 23
  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  The Crossing Preteen Ministry (4th & 5th grade) - Room 154
10:45 am  Worship Service / Sunday School - Adult Classes
Sunday, August 24
morning
12:15 pm  Frisbie Class Fellowship - Fellowship Hall
  2:00 pm  AWANA Leadership Training - South Youth Wing
  3:00 pm  Church Operations Committee Meeting - Room 155
  3:00 pm  Costume Committee Meeting - Room 204
  4:15 pm  EV2 Training Begins - Room 175
  4:30 pm  Children's Choirs
  6:00 pm  Special Business Meeting to vote on extending a call to Michael as our Minister of Youth, followed by our regular Business Meeting
Sunday, August 24
afternoon/evening
  9:00 am  Bells of Vista Grande - Room 124
  6:30 pm  Pastor Search Committee Meeting - Room 155
Monday, August 18
  9:00 am  OCC Wrapping Party - Room 154
  6:15 pm  EE - North Youth Wing
Tuesday, August 19
  5:00 pm  Fellowship Dinner - Fellowship Hall
  6:15 pm  AWANA - Worship Center
  6:15 pm  Youth Bible Study - Youth Wing
  6:30 pm  Adult Bible Study on 1, 2, 3 John - led by Arnett, Room 204
  6:30 pm  Celebration Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room 134
  8:10 pm  Worship Team Rehearsal - Worship Center
Wednesday, August 20
  9:00 am  OCC Wrapping Party - Room 154
  7:00 pm  The Vine:  College Ministry - North Youth Wing
Thursday, August 21
5th Sunday - no afternoon or evening activities Sunday, August 22

 

Annual Rummage Sale

This year’s Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 9 am - 4 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.  Volunteers are needed for the sale.  Contact Jan Halstead at jhalstead77@msn.com.

Valet Parking for Visitors

We now 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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