August 26, 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.

Do you enjoy singing? Join the Traditional Worship Choir! Practice begins Wednesday, September 5 from 6-7pm in the sanctuary. Singing Christmas Among the Trees choir rehearsal also begins Wednesday, September 5 from 7-8:30pm in the fireside room. All singers age 12 years and up are welcome. Pick up an informational brochure/sign-up form at the Welcome Center today. Questions? contact Terry Mendenall at 360-694-9760 or

MOPS starts Thursday, September 6. Any mom from pregnancy until their youngest is finished with kindergarten is welcome! We meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month from 9:30-11:30am in room 120. Childcare and coffee included. Come, check out a meeting with no obligation. Questions? email MOPS is looking for childcare workers September 6, 2018—June 6, 2019. If you are interested in this paid position, please contact Evelina Kuznetsov at

ONE Gathering Sunday, September 9 at 10am! Join us as we gather as ONE body, at ONE time, for ONE celebration! We will have a single celebration of baptisms, followed by an all-church BBQ. Mark your calendar now to enjoy this day with our whole church family! If you are able to serve at the gathering or the BBQ, contact

Baptisms. If you are interested in being baptized on September 9, please complete a Connection Card, marking ‘baptism’ on the back, or text VCBaptism to 97000. We will have a mini-class following each of today’s worship gatherings. For more info, email

Wednesday AM Women’s Bible Study begins “A Woman of Prayer” 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

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 TODAY at 12:30pm or Thursday August 30 at 6:30pm. Both classes are in the fireside room.

Save The Date: Annual Adult Retreat at Cannon Beach Conference Center March 19-21, 2019. Registration begins January 6th.

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.

Opportunities to Serve

Love Thy Neighborhood Give 12 Campaign. Choose a tag from the window in the foyer, and bring the item(s) back at the 1st Sunday of each month for the coming year. Each month we will deliver your donated items to our local community partners: The Giving Closet, Kleen Street, Arbor Ridge Senior Care Facility, Sacajawea Elementary School, and Young Lives Teen Moms. Questions? See Dondi in the church foyer on Sunday mornings.

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!

Weekend Teaching


Chris Kainu - August 26, 2018

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