December 16, 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.

Christmas Eve Services. There will be two identical candlelight Christmas Eve services on Monday, December 24 at 3:30pm and 5pm. Please join us for a mix of traditional and contemporary music. Childcare is provided up to preschool ages.

JOLT & PEP, our group for baby boomers and senior adults, will not be meeting in December. Please join us Friday evening, January 11, 2019.

Middle School Youth Collective Christmas Party Wednesday, December 19. Come one, come all! We will be celebrating together with a ton of games, prizes, and treats from 7-8:30pm in the Student Ministries room. Bring a friend to join the fun! There will be no Middle School Youth Collective following our Christmas party; we will have a two week break. We will have a New Years Eve Day party! Our Sunday morning gathering will resume on January 6 and our Wednesday night gathering will resume on January 9.

Middle School Youth Collective will be meeting in the Student Ministries Room at 9am on New Year’s Eve for a giant breakfast feed and pajama contest. We will then head to Hazel Dell Lanes to bowl from 11am-1pm. Drop off: 9am Student Ministries Room (second floor of King’s Way High School). Pick up: 1pm Hazel Dell Lanes. Cost $10. Register online at

Friday Game Night, December 21. Grab your favorite board game and come for an evening of fun in the fireside room at 7pm. This is a connection event offering all ages an opportunity to get to know someone new over a friendly game. Everyone is invited! Questions? Call Justin at (360) 909-8806.

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. 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.

Book Recommendations and Sales. We will have a limited number of copies of three books we are recommending for our new Christmas series, WITH, available for purchase today after the services in the foyer. With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God for $10; The Cure: What if God isn’t who you think He is and neither are you? for $13; and The Ragamuffin Gospel for $12. We can accept your check, debit/credit card, or cash in the exact amount only.

Foundation Board. If you, or someone you know, is interested in pursuing a degree in ministry and is planning their upcoming graduate studies, please have them complete an application by Friday, January 4, 2019. Text VCFoundation to 97000. Awards range from $500 to $2500.

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 December Spotlight – The Giving Closet. As the temperatures drop, the need for winter clothing increases dramatically. For the month of December, we will be collecting coats and cold weather gear for The Giving Closet. They are looking for coats, blankets, sweatshirts, gloves and hats. They don’t have to be new but they do ask that the items are freshly laundered. Donations can be dropped off in the wooden donation bins inside the main entrances.

Giving Closet • 2804 B NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661 • 360-993-4800. For information on how you can help at The Giving Closet, contact

The Foundation Board has an opportunity for volunteers to score scholarship applications. If you are interested in participating in this highly rewarding process, contact Justin Riley at (360) 909-8806 or e-mail

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

WITH Peace With God

Chris Kainu - December 16, 2018

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