September 16, 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.

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

It’s not too late to join the Singing Christmas Among the Trees Choir! We practice on Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm in the fireside room. All singers age 12 years through adult who are looking for a fun and meaningful way to serve with their voices are welcome! September 30 is the last day to sign up. For more info, contact Terry Mendenall at 360-694-9760.

Financial Peace University. This 9-week course starts Thursday, September 20 at 6:30pm in the fireside room. For more information or to register, visit our events page at

Friday Game Night, September 21. 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.

Ladies, it’s time for BUNCO! Come to room 120 on Monday, September 24, and join in the fun! The event begins at 6pm with time for fellowship and snacking. Bunco begins at 6:30pm and will finish by 8pm. If you haven’t played Bunco before, don’t let that stop you. Come prepared to have fun and win prizes. Each person is asked to bring a finger food/snack item to share. Drinks provided. Call Mary at 360-949-3094 if you have questions. Child care is not provided for this event.

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.

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.


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).

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

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

Who is God?

Chris Kainu / Casey Graves - September 16, 2018

Conversation Starters

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