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National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 5. Join us for a come and go event from 4 - 8 pm in the Youth Wing.

Baby Dedication

We cordially invite parents who seek to dedicate themselves to raising their child in the Lord to join in a baby dedication. It will be held on Sunday, May 8, at the beginning of the 10:45 am worship service. If you would like to participate, please notify the church office by May 4.

Spring Cleanup Workday

Come help spruce up the church property and complete some landscaping on Saturday, May 14, 8 am—2 pm. General cleanup around the property includes: spreading new mulch, tree removal & replacement, and parking lot cleanup. Please bring shovels, rakes, brooms, wheelbarrows, pressure washers, and chainsaws. Donuts and coffee will be served at 8:00 am and lunch in the afternoon for all who participate.
2016 Dinner Theater - Final Tally

Thank you to our church family for supporting the Youth Dinner Theater on April 17. We raised $2,508 after expenses! This is a $1,000 increase from the previous year. Many thanks to all of our volunteers and participants! Youth may check account balances by visiting the Youth Booth (ask an assistant or DIY at the tablet station), logging in online, or requesting an email.
Costume Dept Help Needed

The Costume Dept. is in need of additional seamstresses. If you know basic sewing techniques (like hemming and seaming) and are looking for a place to serve, then we would appreciate your assistance. If interested or have questions, please contact Sandi Gold or Jay Hill at the church office.

Valet Drivers Needed

The Sunday Valet Service is in need of drivers over the age of 21, who can serve one Sunday each month before and after the two morning worship services. Fill-ins are needed as well. To join this ministry team, please contact Paul Brandenstein.

Christmas Dessert Theater Auditions

We want you! If you desire to participate in the dramatic portion of the 2016 Christmas Dessert Theater, A Colorado Christmas, then save this date! Come join this exciting team and prepare to share God’s story. Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 9:00 am, in the Worship Center. Visit the info booth today for details!

Recruiting for VBS

Invest in the lives of children this summer! Vacation Bible School is just around the corner, June 13-17, from 9 am to noon, and we are in need of volunteers who love to build relationships, play games, and more! Become a part of “Submerged—Finding Truth Below the Surface.” Visit the lower level info booth for details.
Peak Kids Camp — June 22-25!

It is not too late to sign up for Kids Camp (ages 3rd - 6th grade) at the Ponderosa Retreat & Conference Center. Register at www.visitponderosa.com/camps. A $50 deposit is due by May 15. Questions? Contact michael.lusk@vgbc.org.
Chinese Student Exchange

This summer, VGBC will host about 50 Chinese students and their teachers for three weeks. You can impact Chengdu, China from Colorado Springs by being a host home. What a great opportunity to provide them with an American Christian experience! Drop by the info booth Sunday for more details.

Short Term Mission Opportunities

  • ESL and Basketball Camp in Madrid, Spain, July 4-7, 2016
  • Build a church in Brazil, September 2016
  • ESL, business professionals, and leaders in Moscow, Russia, Fall 2016

Please call the church office at 719-598-2139 if interested.

Growing in God's Love
Vista Kids Preschool

Registration for 2016/2017 is now open.

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 . . . 2 Corinthians 4:16-18  

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”  (NIV)

It is easy to lose heart and quit.  We all have faced problems in our relationships or in our work that have caused us to want to think about laying down the tools and walking away.  Don’t let fatigue, pain, or criticism force you off the path God has set you on.  Be steadfast in your commitment to serve Christ, no matter what!


 

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

  9:00 am  Women’s Bible Study, The Armor of God - Worship Center
  6:15 pm  EE Visitation & Prayer Group - North Youth Wing
Tuesday, May 3
  9:00 am  Costume Dept - Tailoring, Room 138
  5:00 pm  Fellowship Dinner - Fellowship Hall
  6:15 pm  AWANA - Worship Center
  6:30 pm  Adult Bible Study - Room 179
  6:30 pm  Youth Bible Study - Youth Wing (doors open at 5:45 pm)
  6:30 pm  Celebration Choir Rehearsal  - Choir Room 134
  6:30 pm  EE Visitation - Room 204
  6:30 pm  Mom's Bible Study - Room 172
  8:10 pm  Worship Team Rehearsal - Worship Center
Wednesday, May 4
  9:00 am  Men's Bible Study - Room 154
  9:15 am  MOPS - Worship Center
  4:00 pm  National Day Of Prayer Event - North Youth Wing
  7:30 pm  The Vine:  College Ministry - offsite, contact church for info
Thursday, May 5
  5:30 pm  Fogltance/Goodwin Class Fellowship - Fellowship Hall Saturday, May 7
Happy Mother's Day!
  8:30 am  Prayer Meeting - Fellowship Hall
  9:00 am  New Members Class - Room 121
  9:00 am  Worship Service / Sunday School
10:30 am  
Children's Church (K-3rd grade)
10:45 am  
The Crossing Preteen Ministry (4th & 5th Grade) - Rm 154
10:45 am  Worship Service / Sunday School - Adult Classes
Sunday, May 8
morning
12:15 pm  Nominating Committee Meeting - Room 204
  3:45 pm  Redeemed College/Young Adult Choir - Worship Center
  4:15 pm  Alive High School Choir - Worship Center
  4:15 pm  Forgiven Middle School Choir - Choir Room 134
  5:10 pm  Ten31 Drama Ministry - Worship Center
Sunday, May 8
afternoon
  9:00 am  Bells of Vista Grande - Room 124
10:30 am  Prayer Time (Open to all) - Prayer Room 162
  6:30 pm  Praise Ringers - Room 124
Monday, May 9

 

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 amOn 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 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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