August 6, 2017 Weekend Bulletin
Events & Announcements
The Friendship Bible Class begins a new teaching series today at 11 AM in room 120. Journey with us through the highlights of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, and into Joshua “From the Nile to the Jordan River.”
Dream Center, August 13-19. Young Adults register for this serving retreat in Los Angeles. This retreat will include a time of serving with the Dream Center in Los Angeles to those in critical need.
Jim Lyon, General Director of the Church of God will be our special guest speaker on Sunday, September 3. Jim will be speaking in each of our three gatherings. Mark you calendar and plan to attend – you won’t want to miss him!
Baptism. Our next baptism service will be on Sunday, September 10 in all three of our worship gatherings. Learn more about baptism or you want to sign up to be baptized.
Opportunities to Serve
Back to School Outreach Events. We have two opportunities to serve the children in our community as they prepare to head back to school this fall: (1) Giving Closet Back-to-School Days August 16-24. We are collecting new backpacks! Drop off your donations of new backpacks to the church by Sunday, August 12 and we’ll make sure they get into the hands of a student that needs it. We especially need full-size backpacks for high-school students. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (2) Back-to-School Night at Sacajawea Elementary. We are hosting a tailgate party for the students and parents at Sacajawea on Monday, August 28. We would love your help as we share dinner, play games together, and help them kick-off the school year. This is a great opportunity for your family or Life Group to serve together! If you would like additional information, contact DondiTheis@vancouverchurch.org.
Volunteer Opportunities. We want to welcome and care well for those who visit Vancouver Church each weekend. To do this, we have a group of people who greet, make coffee, hand out bulletins, and connect with guests. If you are interested in joining our Welcome Team, contact Dondi@vancouverchurch.org.
The Giving Closet 2804B NE 65th Ave Vancouver WA (360) 993-4800 is in need of volunteers to come in for a couple hours on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Please contact Vicki@givingcloset.org for more information.
Shut In Visitation Ministry. Each month, we make an effort to stay in contact with everyone on our shut in list with a visit, a phone call, or a card. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, call Darcy Krusinski at 360-573-3364.
Vancouver Jail Ministry gladly accepts your donations of soft covered Christian reading material at the Connections Center, located in the church lobby. The jail no longer accepts magazines.These materials help encourage inmates and gives them positive and inspiring thoughts.
The Marble Jar
Steve Jensen - August 6, 2017
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