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Spring Cleanup Work Day

This workday, hosted by the Properties Committee, is this Saturday, April 19, 8 am—noon.  Your help is needed to spruce up the church property for Easter!  Several projects are planned, including general cleanup around the property, parking lot striping, and work in the playground area.  Please bring shovels, rakes, brooms, wheelbarrows, and leaf blowers.  The scout troop will join us as a service project and serve lunch for a nominal charge. Please plan to have lunch with us, too!  Questions?  Contact John Gleason at the church office.

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.

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

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 and the second is in Germany with Greater Europe Missions Conference on August 1 - 9. Read More

Baby Dedication

We cordially invite parents who seek to dedicate themselves to raising their child in the Lord to join in a baby dedication on Sunday, April 27.  It will be held at the very beginning of the 10:45 am worship service.  If you would like to participate, please notify the church office by April 23.

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

This is a fundraiser event:  Your donation (or tip to the servers) will be split equally among the students working this function to help pay for youth events such as camp, tours, and retreats.  Seating is limited!  Visit the info booth for tickets!

During Intermission:  Dessert Auction and 2nd Annual Yute Auction
Have you got leaves that need rakin’?  Hedges that need trimmin’?  A pantry that needs sweepin’?  How ‘bout a barn that needs paintin’ or kids that need wranglin’?  Then hustle on down to the yute auction because you can bet your saddle it is for a good cause!  Round up your posse and get ready for a barn raisin’ good night of grub, desserts, and entertainment!  Please note:  The youth 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.  Youth:  If you want to be auctioned, please sign up at the Youth booth!



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

Tickets are $5 (family max. $15)

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)

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. 

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 received to date:  $4,093.17!

Prayer Corner

This week meditate on . . .  Matthew 28:1-7

“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.  There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.  The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.  The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay!  Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”


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

Church Office Closed
  7:00 pm  Good Friday Worship Service & Lord's Supper - Worship Center
Friday, April 18
  8:00 am  Spring Cleanup Work Day
  9:00 am  Orchestra Rehearsal - Worship Center
10:00 am  College & Young Adult Choir - Choir Room 134
10:00 am  Vista Kids Preschool Open House
Saturday, April 19
Happy Easter!
  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 & College/Young Adult Classes
There will be no afternoon activities or evening worship service.
Sunday, April 20
  9:00 am  Bells of Vista Grande - Room 124
  6:30 pm  Praise Ringers - Room 124
Monday, April 21
  9:00 am  Women's Bible Study - Led by Landers/Kurkowski, North Youth Wing
10:00 am  MOPS Easter Egg Hunt - Worship Center
  6:15 pm  EE Visitation - North Youth Wing
Tuesday, April 22
  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
  6:30 pm  Women's Bible Study - Led by Lynn, Fellowship Hall
  7:00 pm  Men's Bible Study - Led by Valentine at their home
  8:10 pm  Worship Team Rehearsal - Worship Center
Wednesday, April 23
  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
10:45 am  Baby Dedication (during worship service)
12:15 pm  Dickenson Class Fellowship - Fellowship Hall
  4:15 pm  Deacon Training - Room 180
  6:00 pm  Youth Dinner Theater, Dessert & Youth Auction - Worship Center
Sunday, April 27


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 available
 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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