November 11, 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.

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

FEAST. This week on Wednesday, November 14 in lieu of our regular youth gathering, we will be having FEAST; a traditional turkey dinner and worship night for our Middle and High School age youth in the student ministries room.

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 for more details.

JOY Fellowship Luncheon for senior adults, Tuesday, November 20 from 12 noon to 2pm in the High School cafeteria. Cost is $6.50. Denise Curry will be speaking this month and sharing about The Giving Closet for our Thanksgiving program. Bring a friend. If your last name begins with the letter A-K, bring a dessert.

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

ALIVE Winter Camp January 19-21: Registrations are open now for Middle and High School Youth Collective Winter Camp. Costs $150. Scholarships are available. Registration and details can be found on the Events page of our website or by texting VCAlive to 97000.

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 are always available at the Welcome Center and in the church office.

Opportunities to Serve

Love Thy Neighborhood Christmas Wishes. Gift tags are available in the church lobby windows today! 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, decorating, lighting crew, prayer teams, security, community banquet on December 8th, and stage set up on November 24th. Sign up sheets are at the Welcome Center today!

Giving Closet • 2804 B NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661 • 360-993-4800. No one should be hungry, unclothed or unloved within our reach. A donation of $108 to The Giving Closet provides one family in need with access to free clothing, bedding, and household items for an entire year. Help us change the course of a family’s life this year by donating online at For more information on how you can help, contact

Weekend Teaching

Why Church? / What is Church

Chris Kainu / Casey Graves - November 11, 2018

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