August 19, 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.

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.

Singing Christmas Among the Trees. Choir rehearsal begins Wednesday, September 5 from 7-8:30pm in the fireside room. All singers age 12 years and up are welcome. Pick up an information brochure/sign-up form at the Welcome Center today. Questions? Call Terry Mendenall at 360-694-9760.

ONE Gathering. Join us as we gather as ONE body, at ONE time, for ONE celebration! On Baptism Sunday, September 9 we will have a single celebration at 10am, followed by an all-church BBQ. Mark your calendar now to enjoy this day with our whole church family!

Baptisms. If you are interested in being baptized on September 9, complete a Connection Card, marking ‘baptism’ on the back, or text “VCBaptism” to 97000. We will have mini-classes following each worship gathering today and August 26. For more info, please email

Wednesday AM Women’s Bible Study. “A Woman of Prayer” begins on September 12 at 9am in room 120. This new study offers principles, practices, and portraits in prayer. A refreshingly personal study for those in search of the God who hears. You’ll break into small discussion groups from 10-11am for personal application. Study guide can be purchased for $7 at first class.

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

Financial Freedom Class. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) teaches you how to take control of your money and get out of debt by presenting practical and biblical steps. This fun & entertaining 9-week course starts Thursday, September 20 at 6:30pm in the fireside room. For more info, contact Gary Cowles, 360-907-3008. $95 per family. Come to our free preview class on Thursday, August 30 at 6:30pm in the fireside room!

Pick up a copy of this week’s Prayer & Praise sheet from the foyer. It includes “Vancouver Church Family News” (i.e. births, deaths, memorial services, etc.) along with a list of staff, ministry partners, and prayer requests from our church family to be lifting up in prayer during the week.

Giving. Text any $ amount to 84321. Follow the prompts to set up your account. Giving envelopes and ‘Revive & Thrive’ envelopes are always available at the Welcome Center and in the church office.

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Opportunities to Serve

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. Please check expiration dates before donating; we cannot accept expired or soon to be expired items. Questions? Contact

Annual Fall Blood Drive Tuesday, September 4 from 9:30am — 2:30pm. Contact to sign up and schedule a time to donate. You will meet at the entrance of the high school to sign in before donating. Please remember to eat a lot of food that contains iron and be drinking a lot of water the week prior to giving blood. Thank you so much for donating! King’s Way Christian School, and the Red Cross truly appreciate you making this year’s blood drive a success for our community!

Giving Closet • 2804 B NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661 • 360-993-4800 You may 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 We are looking for fun, friendly, and active volunteers willing to laugh big, love big, and sort donations. Does this sound like you? Contact

Weekend Teaching

The Way to Joy

Casey Graves - August 19, 2018

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