January 13, 2019 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.
Spring Life Group Launch. Rooted is 10 weeks of connection, experience, and life-change within a small group setting. It’s for every age, every relationship status, and every experience level. Deepen your roots this Spring at Vancouver Church. Groups meet Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm, February 6 through April 10. Register online at the iPads in the church lobby or text VCRooted to 97000. Early registration, January 6 to January 20, cost is $30. Registration, January 21 to February 3, cost is $35. Late registration, February 4 to February 10, cost is $40.
Senior Adults, our monthly JOY Fellowship luncheon is Tuesday, January 15 at 12 noon in the King’s Way High School cafeteria. Cost is $6.50. Menu includes Chinese Orange Chicken and Sweet & Sour Chicken. Our speakers will be Stephanie Seley, Family Outreach & Community Officer, and Kelly Pranger-Achen, Counselor, from our community partner Sacajawea Elementary School. They are excited to share stories of their lives, the school, how our church helps, and the opportunities for you to get involved.
ALIVE Winter Camp January 19-21: Time is running out for registration for Winter Camp! Parents of students in Middle School & High School can still register on the church website under EVENTS, or by texting VCAlive to 97000. The camp costs $150. Mountain acitvities require separate registration; the deadline to register for these acivities is Tuesday, January 15.
NOTE: There are NO Youth Collective meetings on Sunday, January 20th due to ALIVE Winter Camp.
Annual Adult Retreat March 19-21 at Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center in beautiful Cannon Beach, OR. Registration is open now. Sign up in the lobby. Space is limited so sign up early! Contact Pastor Larry Whittlesey at 503-475-1592 or email Larry @vancouverchurch.org.
Free Prayer Training Saturday, January 26 from 10am-12noon in the fireside room. Learn the basics from Kirsten Galanter of how to pray and how to hear from God.
Ladies, Come Play Bunco. Meet in the fireside room on Monday, January 28. Event begins at 6pm with time for fellowship. Bunco begins at 6:30pm and finishes by 8:15pm. If you haven’t played Bunco before, don’t let that stop you. Bring a friend, come prepared to have fun and win prizes! Bring a finger food/snack item to share. Drinks are provided. Questions? Call Mary 360-949-3094. Childcare is not provided.
2019 Giving Envelopes are available at the Welcome Center. They will also be available through the first couple of weeks in the new year.
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
Giving Closet • 2804 B NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661 • 360-993-4800 • www.givingcloset.org. Start the New Year with giving back to your community! Volunteer at the Giving Closet. Now is the time to jump on the opportunity. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Love Thy Neighborhood January Spotlight — The Giving Closet. As the temperatures drop, the need for winter clothing increases dramatically. For the month of January, we are collecting clean, gently used coats for The Giving Closet. They are especially in need of coats for men and women. Place your donations in the designated collection bins located in the church lobby.
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 - January 13, 2019
Looking for Life Group questions? Find them at Conversation Starters.