October 21, 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 or take it to the Welcome Center after the gathering.

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.

Middle School Youth Collective. Meet us at Bi-Zi Farms on Monday, October 29 from 6:30-8:30pm for a fun night of pizza, prizes, and solving the notorious corn maze! Bring a friend, and wear clothes that can get dirty. Water proof shoes are highly recommended. Cost is $7. Register online at: vchurch.org/youthcollective. Middle School Youth Collective will NOT be gathering on Wednesday night, October 31.

High School Youth Collective will be having a costume party on Wednesday, October 31st 7-9:30pm, including food and a costume contest with prizes, plus our regular weekly youth group. It’s a great night to bring friends who have never come to youth group. We will see you at our regular Wednesday night location, the DeFrance Household ( you’ll find directions to Wednesday gathering on our website). In the costume contest, you will be competing for one of these three titles, so bring your A-game! Overall Best Costume wins a $50 visa gift card; The Punniest Costume wins a $25 visa gift card; The Best Pair/Group Costume wins $25 to Dutch Bros. Register online at: vchurch.org/youthcollective.

Loss of a Spouse seminar Monday, November 5 from 6:30-8:30pm. Widowed? Help is here and hope is possible. Do you dread the lonely days and nights? Wonder what to do with your spouse’s belongings? Feel like your brain is in a fog? Unsure of how you’ll go on? At this seminar you’ll discover: Other people understand and have found ways to make it through; Why it won’t always hurt so much; Reasons for hope; Practical tips for coping with the death of a spouse. Email Barbara Waite at b_waite@comcast.net for the location and registration. $5 for workbook.

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

Community Partner Spotlight October: Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Stop by the Operation Christmas Child display table in the foyer every Sunday during the month and select a free cardboard shoe box to be stuffed full of gift items, love, and prayers for children in need around the world. Durable plastic, pre-printed, boxes are also available for purchase; 2 boxes for $5. You choose the age and gender of the recipient(s). Gift item ideas and instructions are included in each shoe box. Samaritan’s Purse requests $9 be included per box for shipping costs. Bring your filled boxes back to the church anytime during the month of October.

Short Term Mission Trip. We’re sending a team to Central America March 30-April 6, 2019. We’ll be supporting and building relationships with the local church. We will also be supporting the work of our missionaries, Jason & Abby Torgeson. For a link to the application, text VCMissions to 97000.

Giving Closet • 2804 B NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661 • 360-993-4800 With the holidays coming and additional donations of clothing being received, we really need some volunteers who have a few hours to give during the week. It’s super easy and lots of fun too! Volunteering counteracts the effects of stress, anger and anxiety and depression. The more we give, the happier we feel! Volunteering provides a sense of purpose and also keeps us active! Contact Vicki@givingcloset.org to find out how you can join our team and be part of something great!

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! Please bring your donations for the Jail Ministry to the church office.

Weekend Teaching

Making the Most of Your Life - Part 2

Casey Graves - October 21, 2018

Conversation Starters

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