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Senior Adult Banquet - Saturday, October 25, 11 am - 1 pm

Sponsored by the Women’s, Youth, and College Ministries, this event will feature a salad competition.  Bring a salad for an opportunity to win a prize! Choir members will sing and lead the group in songs.  To sign up, call the church office at 598-2139 by 4:00 pm on WednesdayMenu:  Pork tenderloin with gravy, green beans, rolls, and peach cobbler with ice cream

Family 9 Health Fair at Mission Medical Clinic

There will be free health tests and screenings for adults and children on Saturday, October 25, 8 am - noon at Mission Medical Clinic.  The clinic is located at 2125 E. LaSalle Street (2 blocks SE of Union and Constitution).  Click here for details.

FALL FESTIVAL!
Friday, October 31, 6 - 8 pm

A night of fun for the whole family! 

Carnival Games  |  Hay Ride  |  Cake Walk  |  Candy

Prayer Before Worship Services

You are invited to meet with Pastor Adkison each Sunday morning at 8:30 am in the south wing of the Worship Center to pray for the services of the day and the needs of the church.

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 2Be sure to fall back one hour!

dnow14_bannerD-Now Weekend, November 7 - 9

Disciple Now is a youth weekend retreat held at homes of church members.  Youth will learn how to be disciples of Christ under this year’s theme, “Follow.”  They will hear how to be complete followers of Christ, not merely “fans.” 

The weekend is going to be an exciting time for our students and for our church.  We would love to get our church family involved in the action!  Visit the sign-up booth on Sunday to see how you can volunteer.  You can also email Michael or Dannie or call the church office.  We need prayer warriors!  Click here for our 4 week prayer guide for the weekend. 

OCC Collection Center Volunteers are needed from November 17 - 24. Volunteers must be 13 or older, and will be receiving and processing shoe boxes, packing cartons and wrapping empty boxes. Read More

Thanksgiving Potluck & Fellowship

Mark your calendar for a time of food and fellowship at an All Church Potluck Dinner, Sunday, November 23, at 6 pm.  The church will provide the ham and beverages.  Please bring a dish to share according to the first letter of your last name:  A-G, pumpkin pie (9-inch); H-M, salad (i.e., jello, green, coleslaw, pasta, raw veggie plate); N-Z, vegetable dish (i.e., baked beans, green beans, corn, any type of potato dish).  Reservations are required.  Sign up sheets will be available in the foyer November 2-16.  Please have your dish at the church between 5:15 and 5:30 pm. 

Thanksgiving Baskets

The deacons will be distributing baskets to individuals and families in need.  If any of our church members know of someone in need (yourself, neighbor, co-worker, etc), please contact Charity in the church office. 

Along with your contact name, provide the name, number in household, phone number, and address of family in need.  Info should be submitted no later than Sunday, November 16

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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 . . .  Ephesians 4:1-6

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” 

Unity does not just happen; we have to work at it.  To build unity, we must be willing to engage in a shared experience, to be open and vulnerable with one another, and to affirm each other’s uniqueness!


 

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

  9:15 am  Women's Precept Bible Study, Revelation Pt. 1 - led by Cooper, North Youth Wing
  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 & Orchestra Rehearsal - Worship Center
Wednesday, October 22
  9:00 am  Men's Bible Study, 1 Corinthians - led by Sheffield, Fellowship Hall
  9:15 am  Women's Precept Bible Study, 1 Peter - led by West, North Youth Wing
  7:00 pm  The Vine:  College Ministry - North Youth Wing
Thursday, October 23
  8:00 am  Annual Budget Meeting - Youth Wing
10:00 am  Handcrafters - Room 204
11:00 am  Senior Adult Banquet - Worship Center
Saturday, Occtober 25
  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, October 26
morning
  2:30 pm  Pastor Search Committee Meeting - Room 155
  2:30 pm  Ten31 Drama - Room 121
  2:30 pm  Middle School Drama - Room 135
  2:45 pm  Hope for Kids - South Youth Wing
  3:00 pm  Costume Department Meeting - Room 204
  3:45 pm  Alive High School Choir - Worship Center
  3:45 pm  Forgiven Middle School Choir - Choir Room 134
  4:30 pm  Adult Discipleship Training
  4:30 pm  Children's Choirs 
Sunday, October 26
afternoon/evening
  6:00 pm  Christmas Dessert Theater Rehearsal - Worship Center
  6:30 pm  Praise Ringers - Room 124
Monday, October 27
  9:00 am  Women's Bible Study - "Bad Girls of the Bible" - led by Kurkowski, North Youth Wing
  6:15 pm  EE Visitation - North Youth Wing
Tuesday, October 28
  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
  8:00 pm  CDT Orchestra Rehearsal - Choir Room 134
  8:10 pm  Worship Team Rehearsal - Worship Center
Wednesday, October 29
  9:00 am  MOPS - OCC Shoe Box Packing Play Date - Worship Center
  9:00 am  Men's Bible Study, 1 Corinthians - led by Sheffield, Fellowship Hall
  9:00 am  OCC Shoe Box Wrapping - Room 154
  9:15 am  Women's Precept Bible Study, 1 Peter - led by West, North Youth Wing
  7:00 pm  The Vine:  College Ministry - North Youth Wing
Thursday, October 30
  6 - 8 pm  Fall Festival - Worship Center Friday, October 31
Set your clocks back one hour before bed - Daylight Saving time ends at 2 am on Sunday. Saturday, November 1
12:15 pm  Preteen Chick Chat & Guy Time - Room 154
12:15 pm  Properties Committee Meeting - Room 153
12:15 pm  Sunday School Teachers Training Luncheon - Fellowship Hall
Sunday, November 2

 

Your Time To Shine
Custom Made 2015 Sleepover

All Custom Made girls and their friends (tweens, 2nd—5th grade) are invited to this sleepover event, January 23-24.  It's your time to shine like the stars in the sky and reflect the love of Jesus to this generation!  This sleepover is a glamorous night of spa-tacular fun! You'll learn how to radiate Jesus through Bible study, games, activities and more.  Don’t miss this exciting weekend!  Visit www.vgbc.org/custom_made and register today.

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. 

Stay current with the latest Media Center offerings. Each week offers new suggestions in various categories. Read More

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