February 11, 2018 Weekend Bulletin

Events & Announcements

JOLT & PEP, a group for baby boomers and senior adults, will be having our monthly potluck and game night on Friday, February 9 at 6 PM in room 120. Bring a main dish, side dish, or dessert to share with others, and your favorite table game! You may park in the back (North) of the church and enter the building through the door leading down stairs to room 120.

Middle School Youth Collective’s Fancy Feast will be the culmination to our gender war where we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with the unfanciest feast you have ever been to! Bring a friend and join in the fun raffles, games, prizes, and costume awards for the (un)fanciest attendee! Wednesday, February 14 from 7-8:30 PM in the student ministries room.

Friday Game Night. Grab your favorite board game and come for a​n evening​ of fun​ in the fireside room on Friday, February 16 at 7 PM. Friday Game Night is a connection event ​offering an opportunity to get to know someone new over a friendly game. Everyone is invited! For more information, call Justin at 360-909-8806.

Youth Collective ALIVE Winter Camp! March 2-4, $125. We’ll be going to Camp Eagle Fern in Estacada, OR for a weekend to have fun on Mount Hood, grow deeper in relationship with Jesus, and with each other. Both the High School and Middle School students will be at the same location, but they will be separate for all activities other than meals and worship. Register on-line today!

Ignite 2018: Hope for a Broken World Women’s Conference is being held here on Saturday, March 3 from 8:50 AM—4:15 PM. This event is designed with all women in mind so invite your friends! Information and registration is online at westernseminary.edu/ignite, and be sure to use code GROUP18 to get our $25 special group rate.

Baptisms Easter Sunday in all 3 gatherings! If you’d like to sign up, write baptism on your communication card, visit our website vancouverchurch.org/resources/getting-baptized, or text VCBaptism to 97000.

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 will continue through March 12, 2018. Bob Christensen will be our speaker. Registration information available in the foyer today.

Mission Updates: Jason & Abby Torgeson are settling in to their new work in Costa Rica. Not only will they be employing the Teach One to Lead One program, they will also serve as Regional Mission Coordinators for Central America. Heart for Lebanon reports that among the refugees from Syria who have come to Lebanon, there are now dozens of Muslim born Believers and they are joyfully receiving Bible studies in their Kurdish language!

Tithe envelopes are always available in the pews, at the Welcome Center, and in the church office for your convenience.

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

Text VCConnect to 97000 for a link to our communication/connection card.

Opportunities to Serve

Campus Refresh. If VC is your home church, we invite you to invest in the improvement of our facilities. We desire to add a sanctuary choir loft and upgrade our foyer for increased warmth and communication. More urgent is the need for HVAC and sanctuary roof repairs. The total cost of this project is projected to be $250,000. Please think and pray about your involvement. We hope to receive all funds by March 4. More information in the coming weeks.

The Giving Closet 2804B NE 65th Ave • Vancouver WA • 360-993-4800 We are so thankful for the men’s group, led by Bob Velkinburg, who came to The Closet on Tuesday night to build donation boxes! We are currently in need of men’s shoes and women’s personal hygiene items. Thank you!

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

DEEP & WIDE — The Way of Empathy, Grace & Truth

Chris Kainu - February 4, 2018

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