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Pastor Search Committee Announcement

The Moore's

The Pastor Search Committee is pleased and excited to announce that Dr. Chris Moore has accepted an invitation to visit Vista Grande Baptist Church from August 13-16 in view of a call to be our next Pastor.  Our committee has prayed from the very beginning of our process that God would give us clear, unambiguous direction and leadership in finding the man that He had already selected for Vista Grande.  All ten of us are in unanimous, enthusiastic agreement that God has done just that!

Chris is currently serving as the Associate Pastor of Education and Discipleship at First Baptist Church, Lindale, TX but comes to us with nine years of experience serving as a senior pastor.  He loves God’s Word and has a passion for sharing the Gospel through his preaching and teaching.  His unique gifting in this area will be evident the first time you hear him preach.

He is a wonderful friend and husband to his wife Whitney and father to his three young children William, Annabelle and Nathan.  Chris and Whitney are also expecting a daughter this December.

Our committee looks forward to the opportunity for you to meet Chris and his family and to hear him preach.  We are confident that you will sense the same calling God has placed on Chris’ life as we have.  Please be in prayer for Chris and Whitney as they prepare to come.  Pray also for our congregation to be open and receptive as we host them during this very special time in the life of our church.  More

Donations for Chinese Students

Simple prizes are given out to the Chinese students during their time here and we are asking for the following donations:  hard candy for the Easter egg hunt, jigsaw puzzles (300 pieces or less), art materials (colored pencils, simple paint supplies, paper, etc.), Uno card game (a big hit last year), Rubik’s cubes (several of the boys have indicated they are masters), and anything else that looks like fun for the students.  Donations are also needed for Western Day:  western attire, leather or burlap bags, and items that would be fun to “trade” at the Trading Post.  Donations may be dropped off at the designated box in the foyer. 

Grandparent Appreciation Luncheon

The 9th Grade Chinese Exchange Students & their American Teachers would like to invite you to a Grandparent Appreciation Luncheon at VGBC on Wednesday, July 29.  Seating begins at 11:15 am, with lunch and program to follow.  Students will seat you, give you a menu for your lunch selection, serve you and sit with you at their hosting table. Please bring your stories, family pictures, and/or photos of yourself at their age or even an album as conversation starters.  Plan on making memories, for you and them!  Please RSVP to Karen Pabich at 598-2139 by July 28.

VGBC Mothers of Preschoolers 

MOPS will start their new year with registration day on Thursday, August 20. We will meet on the playground 9 - 11 am. If you have children birth to kindergarten age, please come join us! The first meeting of the year is September 3, 9:15 am. We will meet the first and third Thursday of the month. Register anytime during the year; your first meeting is free!

Share Your Faith Workshop (SYFW) 

Come learn the approach to easily share your faith and discover the joy of actually leading someone to Christ. SYFW will be held Saturday, August 29, 9 am - 4 pm. The cost of $15 includes materials and lunch. To sign up, visit www.syfonline.org.

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. 

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.

Beth Moore Simulcast 

Ladies, join us here at VGBC for a Beth Moore Simulcast, Saturday, September 12, 9:30 am - 4 pm. A continental breakfast, lunch, and snack will be provided. Visit the info booth on Sunday to purchase your ticket.

Volunteers for Moppets 

MOPS is in desperate need of Moppet volunteers to help on the first and third Thursday of the month beginning September 3, 8:45-11:45 am. If you have a love for kids, can change diapers and assist with potting training, we would like your help! Please contact Donna Warwick.  

Vendors for the MOPS Craft Fair

MOPS is seeking additional vendors for the Fall Craft Fair (October 3, 8 am - 3 pm) and would love to have more handmade crafts this year. Click here to print a vendor application, or stop by the church office during regular business hours. 

Men’s Retreat, September 10-13

Sign up now for the Men’s Retreat, which will be at Lutheran Valley Retreat (LVR) near Divide. Young men 16 and older are also invited to attend. In addition to time with the Lord, there will be pistol/rifle/shotgun shooting, rappelling, zip lining, and fishing. Visit the info booth on Sunday or contact Brian Schipke.

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  . . . God’s Lavish and Patient Love

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.   John 3:16 (NIV)

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!  And that is what we are!  The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.   1 John 3:1 (NIV)

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.  Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.   2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)


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

Youth at Student Life Camp in Glorieta, NM July 24 - 28
  6:15 pm  Visitation - North Youth Wing Tuesday, July 28
11:15 am  NISE Grandparent Appreciation Luncheon - Youth Wing
  5:45 pm  Youth:  Worship in the Park
  6:30 pm  Sunday Worship Team Rehearsal - Worship Center
Wednesday, July 29
  9:00 am  Men's Bible Study - Room 271
11:00 am  5th Grade Brown Bag Lunch - Room 154
11:30 am  
NISE Student Lunch - Fellowship Hall
  7:00 pm  The Vine (College & Young Adults) - Room 204
Thursday, July 30
11:30 am  NISE Student Lunch - Fellowship Hall Friday, July 31
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  Worship Service / Sunday School - Adult Classes
Sunday, August 2
12:15 pm  Children's Ministry - Sunday Worker's Potluck
12:15 pm  Properties Committee Meeting - Room 153
Sunday, August 2


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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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