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Men’s Fall Retreat Sign Up Deadline

At the Men’s Retreat, September 4-7, there will be time spent with the Lord, pistol/rifle/shotgun shooting, rappelling, hiking, zip lining, and possibly four-wheeling.  The deadline to sign up is Sunday, August 3.  If interested, please contact Brian at bschipke@gmail.com.  Greg Teel will be leading the retreat and can also provide information. 

Search by Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is seeking nine people to serve on the Church Operations Manual Committee starting in 2015.  Three people are needed for a 3 year term, three for a 2 year term, and three for a 1 year term.  Please contact Jim Deitrick if you are interested in serving or need more information. 

Men’s Ministry Breakfast

Join us Saturday, August 9, at 7 am for coffee & fellowship, and breakfast at 7:30 am.  All men & boys are invited to hear our guest speaker, Preach.  Make reservations on the church website or by calling the church office.

Vista Kids Preschool - Open House & Shower

You are invited to the Vista Kids Preschool Open House and Shower, Saturday, August 9, 12—2 pm.  Items needed for the school include:  washable tempera paint, heavy construction paper packs, paint paper, finger paint paper, doctor kit, doll clothes and dress up clothes, Little Tikes basketball hoop for playground, covered sandbox, heavy and durable ride-on toys, globe, and multicultural dolls.  Also accepted are gift cards to Amazon, Mardel, or Walmart, and monetary donations for supplies and our scholarship fund.

Volunteer for Preteen Ministry

By age 13, 43% of people accept Christ.  A child’s moral compass is set by age 14.  Our Preteen Ministry needs adult volunteers willing to help the next generation have a firm personal faith in Jesus Christ!  Volunteers are needed once a month or quarter during the 10:45 am worship hour.  Email christilynn@rocketmail.com for more info.

Back to Choir BBQ
Wednesday, August 13 - 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall

If you love to sing and are looking for a ministry to plug into, now is a great time to join the adult choir!  You and your family are invited to join us as we resume rehearsals for the fall with a BBQ.  Come be a part of the Music Ministry family!  RSVP to Karen Pabich in the church office by August 11. 

Children’s Choirs resume August 17!   

Join us for a fun and musically educational time as we raise up the next generation of church musicians. Our children will share special programs and sing in our worship services. We offer choirs for preschool through 5th grade, meeting Sundays from 4:30 - 5:45 pm during the school year.  Visit the Children's Choir page for more information and registration.  To volunteer, please contact Ashley Jackson.

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. 

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

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.

Costume Department Help

During the month of August, the Costume Dept is in need of extra volunteers to help with repair of Worship Center chairs and choir robes.  They will meet on Wednesdays at 8:30 am in the Worship Center.  Beginning August 24, meetings for Christmas preparations are scheduled for the fourth Sunday of each month at 3 pm in room 204.  If you are willing to help in either of these sewing projects, contact Sandy Gold.

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Prayer Corner

This week meditate on . . . Judges 7:2

“The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’”  (NIV)

Self-sufficiency is an enemy when it causes us to believe we can always do what needs to be done in our own strength.  To prevent this attitude among Gideon’s soldiers, God reduced their number from 32,000 to 300.  With an army this small, there could be no doubt that victory was from God.  Like Gideon, we must recognize the danger of fighting in our own strength and put our confidence wholeheartedly in God for the victory!


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

  8:30 am  Costume Department - Room 140
  6:30 pm  Worship Team Rehearsal - Worship Center
Wednesday, July 30
  9:00 am  Men's Bible Study - Led by Sheffield, Room 204
  7:00 pm  The Vine:  College Ministry - Room 204
Thursday, July 31
  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 3
  6:30 pm  Pastor Search Committee Meeting - Room 155 Monday, August 4
  6:00 pm  The D.E.A.L. Youth and Parent Meeting - Fellowship Hall
  6:15 pm  Visitation - North Youth Wing
Tuesday, August 5
  8:00 am  Youth Praise Team Retreat - Youth Wing
  6:30 pm  Worship Team Rehearsal - Worship Center
Wednesday, August 6
  8:00 am  Youth Praise Team Retreat - Youth Wing
  9:00 am  Men's Bible Study - Led by Sheffield, Fellowship Hall
  7:00 pm  The Vine:  College Ministry - North Youth Wing
Thursday, August 7
  7:00 pm  Mac McNulty Band Concert - Worship Center Friday, August 8
  7:00 am  Men's Ministry Breakfast - Fellowship Hall
  8:45 am  Deacon Meeting - Room 177
  9:00 am  MOPS Steering Retreat - Room 145
12:00 pm  Vista Kids Preschool Open House and Shower
Saturday, August 9
12:15 pm  Sunday School Training Luncheon - Fellowship Hall
12:15 pm  Properties Committee Meeting - Room 153
12:30 pm  Missions Committee Meeting - Room 151
12:30 pm  4th Grade Class End of Year Wienie Roast & Movie
  3:00 pm  Nominating Committee Meeting - Room 204
  3:00 pm  Stewardship Committee Meeting - Room 153
  5:00 pm  Youth BBQ at the Floring's
Sunday, August 10


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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