October 28, 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.

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 will NOT be meeting on Wednesday night, October 31st.

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. There will be NO High School Youth Group on Wednesday night, November 21st in observance of Thanksgiving. Save the Date: ALIVE Winter Camp January 19-21, 2019

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. You must preregister for this event by email to: b_waite@comcast.net for the location and to order your workbook ($5).

JOLT & PEP, for baby boomers and senior adults, will be having the monthly potluck/game night on Friday, November 9, at 6pm in the fireside room. Bring a main dish, side dish or dessert to share and your favorite table game.

Grief Share’s Surviving the Holidays Tuesday, November 13, 6-9pm in the fireside room. Are you wondering how you’ll survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading the holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? This seminar is especially for people grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn how to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays. Registration is required before the event. Call Barbara (360) 546-3888 to register. $5 workbook.

Baptism Sunday, November 18. If you or a loved one are interested in being baptized, please let us know by filling out a communication card and indicate that you are interested in ‘baptism’ on the back of the card or email AmberBlackburn@vancouverchurch.org. We’ll have a mini class on Sundays, November 4th & 11th after each gathering.

Giving. Text any $ amount to 84321. Follow the prompts to set up your account. Giving 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 shoe box display table in the foyer today and select a free cardboard box to be stuffed full of gift items, love, and prayers for children all around the world. 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 by Sunday, November 4th.

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. Application deadline is November 4th.

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, 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

Does God Like Money?

Chris Kainu - October 28, 2018

Conversation Starters

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