November 18, 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.

JOY Fellowship Luncheon for senior adults, Tuesday, November 20 from 12 noon to 2pm in the High School cafeteria. Cost is $6.50. Denise Currie 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 https://vancouverchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/173050

Ladies, it’s a Bunco Pizza Party! On Monday, November 26 join the fun in room 120. You’ve cooked all weekend, so come relax and let someone else do the cooking. Bring a friend! The event begins at 6pm with time for fellowship. Bunco begins at 6:30pm and will finish by 8:15pm. 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. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Call Mary, 360-949-3094, if you have questions. Childcare is not provided for this event.

ALIVE Winter Camp January 19-21: Registrations are open now for our Middle and High School Youth Collective Winter Camp. Costs $150. Scholarships are available. Registration by December 2 with a $50 deposit earns you a free sweatshirt! More 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

Neighborhood Banquet. On Saturday, December 8, we are welcoming guests from our Community Partners (Giving Closet, Kleen Street, Sacajawea Elementary School) to share a festive Christmas lunch and attend the 3pm Singing Christmas performance. Each guest will receive a Christmas gift and have their photos taken with St. Nicholas. If you, your family, or Life Group would like to serve, please take a minute to sign up today in the church lobby. We have teams to fit everyone’s expertise: Food Prep, Kitchen Staff, Servers, Table Hosts. The list has lots of options! For additional information, please email Dondi at donditheis@vancouverchurch.org.

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. 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. 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.

This year’s Singing Christmas Among the Trees, December 5th & December 7th-9th, is a massive opportunity that will bring in thousands from our surrounding community. We need help at all performances for ushers, greeters, hospitality, parking attendants, decorating, lighting crew, prayer teams, security, our community banquet on December 8th, and stage set up on November 24th. Sign up sheets are at the Welcome Center today! Be sure to pick up some invitations, as well as posters, in the church lobby 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 givingcloset.org. For more information on how you can help, contact vicki@givingcoset.org.

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

Be Strong & Courageous

Trish Bussey Jeter - November 18, 2018

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