December 23, 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. We will have two identical Christmas Eve candlelight services on Monday, December 24 at 3:30pm and 5:00pm. Families are invited to join us for a mix of traditional and contemporary music. Childcare is provided up to preschool age.
Church Office Holiday Hours:
Monday, December 24: 8:30am- 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 25: closed for Holiday
Wednesday, December 26: 9:00am-1:00pm
Thursday, December 27: 9:00am-1:00pm
Friday, December 28: closed for construction
Monday, December 31: 9:00am- 1:00pm
Middle School Youth Collective. 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 (Monday, December 31) 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 https://vancouverchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/180647
JOLT & PEP, a group for baby boomers and senior adults, will be having our monthly potluck & game night on Friday, January 11, at 6pm in the fireside room. Bring a main dish, side dish, or dessert to share and your favorite table game.
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.
2019 Giving Envelopes. Boxes of tithe envelopes are available at the Welcome Center. They will also be available through the first couple of weeks in the new year.
Foundation Board. If you, or someone you know, is a graduating senior who attends Vancouver Church or King’s Way Christian High School, please have them complete a scholarship application online through our events page. Awards range from $500 to $2500, and any graduate of King’s Way or a student attending Vancouver Church are eligible. Deadline for application is Friday, January 4, 2019.
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. www.givingcloset.org. For information on how you can help at The Giving Closet, contact email@example.com.
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 FoundationBoard@vancouverchurch.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.
Casey Graves - December 23, 2018
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