September 2, 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.

Our church campus will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day

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+ are welcome. Pick up an info brochure/sign up form at the Welcome Center today. Questions? contact Terry Mendenall at 360-694-9760 or

MOPS starts Thursday, September 6. Moms of Preschoolers meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:30-11:30am in room 120. Childcare and coffee provided. 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, contact Evelina Kuznetsov at

Next Sunday, September 9 is our ONE Gathering at 10am! All adult classes will be suspended. Join us at 10am and celebrate baptisms, followed by an all-church BBQ. If you are able to serve at the gathering or the BBQ, contact

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, see Barbara Waite in the church foyer tody.

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.

In Case You Missed It: Last week Pastor Chris talked about our hope to move our Traditional service time up 15 minutes in order to have more prayer time after our gathering, and he reported that 90% of you agreed! To give our Sunday School and Children’s Ministry volunteers time to work out needed changes, we won’t start right away. But mark your calendars:
Our Traditional Service moves to 9am starting Sunday, October 7

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

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 Community Partner Spotlight September: This month we are collecting ‘girly’ items for teen moms (ages 15-18). Think nail polish, lip balm, coloring books & gel pens, hair bands, fun socks, etc. Young Lives, a ministry of Young Life, is dedicated to mentioring new teen moms as they navigate the journey of single motherhood. A Young Lives support group meets here regularly every month, and we want to bless each of the 15 teen moms with a fun ‘girly goodie bag’ (this is in addition to the diapers and baby wipes the babies receive monthly from our Give 12 Campaign).

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!

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 Research shows that people who volunteer live longer. To find out how, contact

Weekend Teaching

How To Spiritually Guide Others

Chris Kainu - September 2, 2018

Conversation Starters

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