December 31, 2017 Weekend Bulletin

December 31, 2017 Weekend Bulletin

December 31, 2017 Weekend Bulletin

Events & Announcements

Communion Today. If you have put your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we invite you to join us as we remember his sacrificial gift to every believer. The communion elements of bread and juice are gluten free.

Middle School Youth Christmas Break. Middle School Collective is currently on break and will resume gathering on Sunday, January 7.

High School Youth Christmas Break. High School Collective will not be gathering on 1/3. We will continue to meet Sunday evenings at the6. If you’ve not attended the6 as a family yet, join us! Winter Retreat March 2-4, $135. We’ll be going to Camp Eagle Fern for a weekend to grow closer to Jesus, and in relationship together. More info and registration will be available in January.

Year End Giving. We want to say “great job” to the many of you who give so generously during December. A strong year-end offering is a central part of our budget planning, and want to invite you to be thinking and praying through your possible investment there. Vancouver Church is growing in health and in impact…by God’s grace, let’s keep it going. You can write a check, text any $ amount to 84321, or give online at From our entire pastoral team and from the board, thank you for your generosity in partnering with us financially. Your giving is a tangible expression of worship and service to the Kingdom in helping people be With Jesus, like Jesus, more every day.

Want to know God more in 2018? Then know Jesus more. Jesus said, “If you really know me, you will know my Father as well.” You are invited to join The Word Sunday Adult Bible Class as they look in the Gospels to see more of Jesus – God’s Power in Action! The series begins Sunday, January 7 at 11 AM in the fireside room. Enjoy friendly fellowship, great bible teaching, service opportunities, and sweet refreshments.

JOLT & PEP, a group for baby boomers and senior adults, will have our monthly potluck & game night on Friday, January 12 at 6 PM in room 120. Bring a main dish, side dish, or a dessert to share with others, and your favorite table game. You may park in the back (North lot) of the church building and enter through the door downstairs leading to room 120.

Adult Retreat (formerly Senior Adult Retreat) will be held at the Cannon Beach Conference Center in beautiful Cannon Beach, Oregon March 20-22, 2018. Registration has begun and will continue through March 12, 2018. Pastor Bob Christensen will be our speaker. Gift certificates are also available, should you need a Christmas gift for a loved one. Please see Marla Riley for more info.

Boxes of tithe envelopes will be available for you to pick up from the Welcome Center today. Our new accounting system software does not track individual donor numbers, therefore all pre-printed giving envelopes are now numberless. For your convenience, giving envelopes are always available in the pew backs, and in the church office.

Giving. Text any $ amount to 84321. Follow the prompts to set up your account.

2018 Foundation Board Scholarship applications are available now online at Email your completed application to by 5 PM on Friday, January 5. Questions? Contact Justin Riley at (360) 909-8806 or email


Opportunities to Serve

The Foundation Board has an opportunity to score scholarship applications. If you are interested in participating in this highly rewarding process, contact Justin Riley at (360) 909-8806 or e-mail

The Giving Closet 2804B NE 65th Ave • Vancouver WA • 360-993-4800
We are in need of men’s disposable razors, deodorant, new underwear, belts, and large backpacks for our ‘New Mercies’ program. Contact

Vancouver Jail Ministry gladly accepts your donations of soft-covered Christian reading material. The jail no longer accepts magazines. These materials help encourage inmates, and gives them inspiring thoughts! Bring your donations to the church office, and place them in the jail ministry’s book receptacle.

Weekend Teaching

Layers: Understanding the Bible

Casey Graves - December 31, 2017

Conversation Starters

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