February 24, 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.

Middle School Youth Collective will follow our regular schedule – meeting Wednesdays at 7pm in the student ministries room.

JOLT & PEP, our group for baby boomers and senior adults, will be having the monthly potluck and game night on Friday, March 8 at 6pm in the fireside room. Bring a main dish, side dish, or dessert to share, and your favorite table game.

Annual Adult Retreat March 19-21 at Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center in beautiful Cannon Beach, OR. Registration is open. Sign up in the lobby. Space is limited so sign up today! This year’s program features Benjamin Shular with music by Mark Kelly. Contact Pastor Larry Whittlesey at 503-475-1592 or email Larry @vancouverchurch.org.

Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage Workshop. Friday, March 22, 6:30-9pm & Saturday, March 23, 9am-12pm. Register by March 10 for early bird pricing $20 per couple. Register March 11-20 is $30 per couple. Sign up online at vchurch.org/churchevents or text: VCequipped to 97000. Childcare is available for this event.

VC KIDS. What if you were asked to serve in a mission field where the majority of people would come to know Christ? 85% of people who come to Christ do so before the age of 18! It’s our priority to serve families, and we want to have as many Children’s Ministry helpers as it takes to be excellent. Connect with Steve Jensen or Abby Conger or fill out a communication card and find out how to get involved in making a huge difference in one of the biggest mission fields you can ever reach!

Bible Reading Plans. We’ve printed more “Read The Bible” booklets and they are available in the church lobby today. They will continue to be available in the lobby throughout the year. The booklets have 3 different reading plan options to help you get into the Bible more in 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 Community Partner Spotlight – February. This month we are collecting donations of non-perishable, kid friendly, food items to stock Sacajawea Elementary School’s Emergency Food Pantry. The food we donate will be enough to last the remainder of the school year. Questions? See Dondi today in the church foyer between services.

Vancouver Jail Ministry gladly accepts your donations of soft-covered Christian reading material. The jail no longer accepts magazines. These materials help encourage inmates. Bring your donations to the church office.

The Mission Action Committee will be accepting donations during the month of March of Christian-related books for the Church of God Bible College in India. A broad range of books are needed such as: Bible studies, commentaries, dictionaries, Christian living, theology, leadership, Sunday School, and pastoring. Christian-based novels and other fiction are not appropriate. Please bring your donations to the Welcome Center by March 31. All donations will be sent to a central location in the USA in April, from where they will be sent to India along with donated books from other churches.

Giving Closet • 2804 B NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661 • 360-993-4800 • www.givingcloset.org. Mark your calendars and take some of your friends & family out to eat on Tuesday, March 12 to the Warehouse 23 Restaurant. 50% of your bill goes to benefit The Giving Closet. Please tell your server you are dining to support The Giving Closet! Just $108 provides a family in need with access to free clothing, bedding and household items for an entire year! For more information contact vicki@givingcloset.org or donate online: givingcloset.org/donate.

Weekend Teaching

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