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Daughters of the King - Highlights from the Ladies Tea, 4.25.15
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Just over 200 ladies of all ages enjoyed food, fellowship, music and encouraging words from Lindsey and Stephanie Small.  There were door prizes for every age group, and the Floring ladies took home several baskets!  Thank you for your support of Vista Kids Preschool with donations of gift cards, cash and checks totaling $760!  We appreciate everyone (especially our waiters) who gave their time and talent to make this special event possible.  Click here to enjoy more pictures.

MOPS Bargain Garden

This annual consignment sale benefits the Mothers of Preschoolers here at VGBC.  It is Friday, May 1, 8:00 am—1:00 pm and Saturday, May 2, 8:00 am—3:00 pm.  Don’t miss this sale of great toys, clothes, and children’s items, with lots to choose from!  Click here to download a flyer that you can share with friends and family.

Hymn Sing

Paul & Marjorie Ferrin present an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing at Living Hope Church (640 Manitou Blvd) on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m.  You are invited to a worship experience for the whole family, which features our own Celebration Choir!  For more info, visit www.hymnsing.org

Coming May 3rd - VGBC's first FACES & PLACES Photography Exhibit,

On Sunday, May 3, during the morning and evening services, you can view photographs by VGBC missionaries from around the world, on display in the foyer.  See where our members serve, and support our missionaries financially by ordering prints for your home, office, and as gifts!

Family Missions Opportunity!

Impact Chengdu, China, from Colorado Springs by hosting a student or two in your home.  You and your family will provide an American Christian experience.  From July 11—August 1 (approx.) we need host homes, classroom volunteers, drivers, carpoolers, cooks, and servers.  For more details and to sign up, visit the info booth on Sunday.

Join us for the
Children's Choir Spring Program
This Sunday, May 3 at 6:00 pm

VBS Drama Auditions

Auditions for the VBS drama team will be held on Wednesday, May 6, at 4:30 pm in room 105.  If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Robertson.

National Day of Prayer

Join us for the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 7.  Prayer sessions will be from 4 - 8 pm in the South Youth Wing.  Prayer guides will be provided for your prayer time.

Art of Marriage

Art of Marriage Conference - May 8 & 9

The Art of Marriage Conference begins at 6 pm on Friday, May 8 and continues on Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm.  The cost is $45 per couple, and child care is available if reserved by Wednesday, May 6.  Lunch is provided for the children on Saturday to allow you to have a date with your spouse.

Register online and remember - the greatest enemy of a great marriage is a good one!  If you have any questions, contact Devin Knuckles.

Free Pianos to Good Homes

The church has recently received two pianos as gifts, which allows VGBC to retire two pianos that need some refurbishing.  If interested in acquiring, contact Jay Hill at the church.  Each piano will require moving by the recipient and restoring before it can be considered a reliable instrument.  

Spring Cleanup Workday!

Hosted by the Properties Committee, this workday is Saturday, May 16, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Help spruce up the church property and complete some project work. Sign up as an individual or a group (like a Sunday school class.)  Visit the Greeter’s Desk for more details and to sign up!

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Join us for "Journey Off the Map" VBS
June 8 - 12, 5:30 - 8 pm

Visit uncharted territory where you will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead you beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.  Based on Isaiah 30:21, the whole family, preschool and up, can enjoy this Journey Off the Map! 

Join our great summer adventure by helping with Vacation Bible School - we need volunteers and donations.  Click here for more information or stop by the VBS table downstairs.   Learners and volunteers can register online.

New - Ministry Opportunity in Spain
IMB Missionary Dwight Williams will be leading a basketball camp for children and youth in Madrid. Last year over 300 children and youth spent a week playing basketball, cheerleading, learning English and hearing the Gospel.

This year, God has opened a most amazing door to hold the 2015 Upward Basketball Camp in Alcalá at the Pabellón Caja Madrid, which is a large, popular, sports facility.  The camp has been extended to two weeks- June 22 through July 3.

They need basketball coaches, ESL teachers, cheerleading instructors/helpers; you name it!  If the Lord is leading you to meet this need, please contact Robbyn Booker.  Individuals, families and church groups are all welcome.

Men’s Retreat in September

Mark your calendar for the Men’s Retreat, September 10-13.  In addition to time with the Lord, there will be several activities:  pistol/rifle/shotgun shooting, rappelling, zip lining, and the popular giant swing.  This year we are looking at allowing boys 16 years or older to join us as long as they are accompanied by father, uncle, grandfather, or male guardian.  If you are interested or have questions, please 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  . . . 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”  (NIV)


 

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

  8:00 am  MOPS Bargain Garden - Worship Center Friday, May 1
  8:00 am  MOPS Bargain Garden - Worship Center
11:30 am  Degler Class Fellowship - Fellowship Hall
Saturday, May 2
Faces & Places Photo Exhibit - Foyer
  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  The Crossing Preteen Ministry (4th & 5th grade) - Room 154
10:45 am  Worship Service / Sunday School - Adult Classes
Sunday, May 3
morning
Faces & Places Photo Exhibit - Foyer
12:15 pm  East Asia Missions Interest Meeting - South Youth Wing
12:15 pm  Properties Committee Meeting - Room 153
12:15 pm  Youth Band Rehearsal - North Youth Wing
12:30 pm  8th Grade Fellowship - Fellowship Hall
  2:30 pm  Pastor Search Committee Meeting - Room 155
  2:30 pm  Ten31 Drama - Room 121
  3:45 pm  Forgiven Middle School Choir - Choir Room 134
  3:45 pm  Alive High School Choir - Fellowship Hall
  4:30 pm  Adult Discipleship Training
  4:30 pm  Children's Choir Rehearsal - Worship Center
  5:00 pm  Redeemed College/Young Adult Choir - Choir Room 134
  6:00 pm  Children's Choir Spring Program - Worship Center
  7:00 pm  Farewell Dessert Fellowship - Youth Wing
Sunday, May 3
afternoon/evening
  9:00 am  Women's Bible Study, led by Kurkowski - North Youth Wing
  6:15 pm  EV2 & Visitation - North Youth Wing
Tuesday, May 5
  4:30 pm  VBS Drama Auditions - Room 105
  5:00 pm  Fellowship Dinner - Fellowship Hall
  6:15 pm  AWANA - Worship Center
  6:30 pm  Adult Bible Study on 1, 2, 3 John - led by Arnett, Room 179
  6:30 pm  Youth Bible Study - Youth Wing (doors open 5:45 pm)
  6:30 pm  Celebration Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room 134
  8:10 pm  Worship Team Rehearsal - Worship Center
Wednesday, May 6
National Day of Prayer
  9:00 am  Men's Bible Study - Led by Sheffield, South Youth Wing
  9:15 am  MOPS - Worship Center
  4 - 8 pm  Prayer Sessions for National Day of Prayer - South Youth Wing
  7:00 pm  The Vine:  College Ministry - North Youth Wing
Thursday, May 7
  5:00 pm  Registration for Art of Marriage
  6:00 pm  Art of Marriage Conference begins - Room 179
Friday, May 8
  7:00 am  Men's Ministry Breakfast - Fellowship Hall
  8:45 am  Deacon Meeting - Room 177
  9:00 am  Art of Marriage Conference continues - Room 179
Saturday, May 9
Happy Mother's Day Sunday, May 10

 

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, morning church activities (ex. Ladies Bible Studies) are canceled.  When there is a delay,  Vista Kids Preschool will begin at 9:45 am (daily except Thursday)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.

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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