August 5, 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, located in the seat back in front of you, and place it in the offering bucket.

Prophetic Training. If you want to take the next step in your relationship with the Holy Spirit, grow in your ability to hear God’s voice, and be a source of encouragement to others, join us to learn the basics of prophecy Tuesday, August 7 from 6:30-8:30pm, and Sunday, August 12 from 3-5pm in the fireside room. Training is free! No need to register, just come to training.

JOLT & PEP, for baby boomers & senior adults, monthly potluck/game night Friday, August 10 at 6pm in the fireside room. Please bring a main dish, side dish, or dessert to share with others and your favorite table game!

VC Kid’s Camp Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus August 13-17, 6-8:30pm, for kids age 3 through entering 5th grade. The week will be spent focusing on the saving work of Jesus. Register online now at: Cost is free! Spaces are limited.

Friday Game Night August 17. Grab your favorite board game and come for an evening of fun in the fireside room at 7pm. This is a connection event offering all ages an opportunity to get to know someone new over a friendly game. Everyone is invited! Questions? Call Justin at 360-909-8806.

Singing Christmas Among the Trees Choir. It may be hard to believe, but songs of a manger, angels, and jingle bells are just around the corner! Choir rehearsal will begin on Wednesday, September 5 from 7-8:30pm in the fireside room. We welcome singers age 12 years and older who are looking for a fun and meaningful way to serve with their voices. Information pamphlets, including sign-up forms, will be available soon at the Welcome Center. For more info, contact Terry Mendenall, 360-694-9760.

Baptism Sunday, September 9 in all 3 gatherings. If you would like more information on baptisms or to sign up, fill out a Communication Card and check the box for baptism; or you can text VCBaptism to 97000.

GriefShare©. A 13-week session begins Monday, September 17 at 6:30pm in the fireside room. Workbook cost is $20. For more information or to register, contact Barbara Waite at 360-546-3888 or email

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

If you missed our Annual Business Meeting last Sunday, be sure to pick up a copy of the Annual Report at the Welcome Center today.

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

Opportunities to Serve

VC Kid’s Camp. Teens and adults: text VCKidsCamp to 97000 and sign up to serve as a crew member on one of the various teams (preparing for camp, greeting campers, leading games, serving snacks, working with kids).

Love Thy Neighborhood Community Partner Spotlight – August. This month we are collecting donations of non-perishable, kid friendly, food items to stock the Emergency Food Pantry at Sacajawea Elementary School. Questions? See Dondi today in the church foyer after the gatherings.

Giving Closet • 2804 B NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661 • 360-993-4800 Bring your donations to the Giving Closet Monday-Thursday from 11am to 3:30pm. For a list of items we accept, holiday closures, and more, visit


Weekend Teaching

Grow Yourself

Chris Kainu - August 5, 2018

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