November 4, 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.

Day of Prayer & Fasting. We will have three prayer gatherings to fast and pray in preparation for guests we may be inviting during the upcoming Christmas season. On Thursday, November 8th we will gather at 6am, 12 noon, and 6pm in the sanctuary. We’ll have some guided prayer, and opportunity for prayerful reflection.

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.

Vancouver Church will be closed on Monday, November 12 for Veteran’s Day (observed)

Grief Share’s Surviving the Holidays Tuesday, November 13, 6-9pm in the fireside room. 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.

FEAST. Our annual Middle & High School Youth Thanksgiving get together will be on Wednesday, November 14. We need parents to bring turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and help with set up and clean up. To help out, email

Friday Game Night. Grab your favorite board game and come for a​n evening​ of fun​ in the fireside room on Friday, ​November 16 at 7pm. This connection event ​is the perfect opportunity to get to know someone new over a friendly game. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Justin at (360) 909-8806.

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

High School Youth Group will NOT be meeting on Wednesday night, November 21 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Middle School Guys Night Friday, November 23. Our middle school guys will be getting together for a game night from 5-9pm. Pizza, snacks and drinks provided. Bring your favorite game, gaming system, and a friend! Register online at

Youth Collective Winter Camp: ALIVE January 19-21, 2019 for high school and middle school. Register by December 2 to get a free event sweatshirt! We will be at Camp Arrahwanna, OR. Cost $150. Scholarships available. Registration opens today at:

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

Love Thy Neighborhood Christmas Wishes. Gift tags will be available in the church lobby windows beginning Sunday, November 11. All of the gift tags represent the same partners we support during the Give 12 Campaign. We will be providing: 1) Gifts for grandmas and grandpas at Arbor Ridge Care Facility. Most of the residents do not have family support and rely solely on the State to provide everything they need. They appreciate the most basic of items, from new slippers to snack items. 2) Gifts for kids at Sacajawea Elementary School. Clothing and new toys are often luxuries they are not afforded in their homes. 3) Stockings for the residents of Kleen Street transitional homes. These men and women are in the process of rebuilding their lives and are so appreciative of even the simplest gifts of headphones, toiletries and candy. 4) Gifts for teen moms and their babies of Young Lives. These young women need to be reminded that people love them as they raise their babies. 5) Gifts for our guests attending our annual Neighborhood Banquet Saturday, December 8th.

Our Annual Singing Christmas event, December 5th and December 7th-9th, is a massive opportunity that brings in thousands from our surrounding community. We need help at all performances for ushers, greeters, hospitality, parking attendants, community banquet, decorating, lighting crew, prayer teams, security, and stage set up. Sign up sheets are at the Welcome Center today!

Short Term Mission Trip. We’re sending a team to Central America March 30-April 6, 2019. For a link to the application, text VCMissions to 97000. Application deadline is today, November 4th.

Weekend Teaching

Why Tell Others? / Better than Disneyland

Chris Kainu / Casey Graves - November 4, 2018

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