May 6, 2018 Weekend Bulletin

Events & Announcements

Welcome to Vancouver Church. Connecting and building meaningful relationships is a huge part of what we believe in. We would love to hear from you. Please fill out a connections card and place it in the offering bucket. If this is your first visit, please bring your card to the Welcome Center, located in the church foyer, after the worship gathering. We want to warmly welcome you with a small gift! Text VCConnect to 97000 for a link to our connections card.

Child Dedications. We invite believing parents to make a public commitment before the Lord to raise their child according to God’s Word and God’s ways at each of our Mother’s Day services on Sunday, May 13. Contact LynetteMcHenry@vancouverchurch.org before Tuesday, May 8th.

JOLT & PEP, for baby boomers and senior adults, will gather for a monthly potluck & game night on Friday, May 11 at 6pm in the fireside room. Bring a main dish, side dish, or dessert to share, and your favorite table game!

No Middle School Youth Collective on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13th.

Mark Your Calendar: Go Ye! Missions Concert, hosted by our Traditional Worship Ministry, Wednesday, May 23, at 7pm in the sanctuary. This benefit concert supports our missions and outreach ministries. All freewill offerings will go towards computers and office equipment for Kleen Street, a men’s transitional home to help veterans re-establish their lives. Free admission!

Cafe Connection Summer Location: starting Sunday, June 3 all of the delicious Portland Roasting coffee, hot tea, and ice cold water will be set up in the church foyer and not in the multipurpose room.

CLIMB Summer Camp. Middle School Youth Collective is going camping, white water rafting, and rock climbing! This experience is designed to take students to a place where they can unplug, overcome challenges, try new adventures, and get face to face with Jesus. Our heart is that students would come, remove distractions, and CLIMB into the presence of God, because when they do, they will experience lasting transformation! Check in Thursday, June 28 at 5pm; return Sunday, July 1 at 12:30pm. Cost $185. Details, including packing list, will be emailed to registrants prior to event.

Giving. Text any $ amount to 84321. Follow the prompts to set up your account. For your convenience, giving envelopes are always available in the pews, at the Welcome Center, and in the church office. “Revive & Thrive” giving envelopes are available in the church foyer as well.

Pick up a copy of this week’s Prayer & Praise sheet from the church foyer. It includes “Vancouver Church Family News” (i.e. births, deaths, memorial services, weddings, etc.) as well as a list of staff, ministry partners, those serving our country, and requests from your church family for you to be praying for during the week.

Sign up to receive our weekly email newsletter, the Snapshot. We’ll send you a new video each week with the latest news, announcements, and events. Sign up on the bottom of our home page at vancouverchurch.org.

Opportunities to Serve

Giving Closet • 2804 B NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661 • 360-993-4800 You may bring your donations to the Giving Closet Monday-Thursday 11am-3:30pm. For a list of items we accept, holiday closures, and more, visit our website: givingcloset.org. We are looking for fun people to join our team, Monday-Thursday from 9am – 3pm and any hours in between! Contact Vicki@givingcloset.org.

Kleen Street is currently in need of twin mattresses, twin bedding, and chest of drawers/dressers for men’s transitional homes. Contact DondiTheis@vancouverchurch.org for more details and donation instructions. No other furniture items are needed at this time. Thank you for your generous donations and continued support!

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 Jail Ministry book receptacle in the church office.

Weekend Teaching

Bags, Baskets, and Barns

Casey Graves - May 6, 2018

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