December 17, 2017 Weekend Bulletin
Events & Announcements
Middle School Youth. We will have a Christmas party on Wednesday, December 20th from 7-8:30 PM. Middle School Collective will NOT be gathering on 12/24, 12/27, 12/31 or 1/3. Middle School Youth New Year’s Eve Party, December 31: Meet in front of King’s Way High School to carpool to Lloyd Center for ice skating and dinner. We’ll return to the church by 6 PM to attend the6 worship. Cost is $15. Register online. Bring money for dinner in the food court.
High School Youth. Christmas Break. High School Collective will NOT be gathering on 12/27 or 1/3. We will continue to meet Sunday evenings at the6. The6 is an important part of our High School ministry. We want the6 to feel like home for High School students. We want them to identify with the church and become active members in the church community as a family member and worshiper. If you’ve not attended the6 as a family yet, join us! Note: the6 will gather on Saturday, December 23 at 6 PM instead of Sunday the 24th. Winter Retreat March 2-4, 2018. We will be going to Camp Eagle Fern for a weekend to grow closer to Jesus and in relationship together. More information and registration will be available mid January.
Christmas Eve Schedule: To allow more time for family festivities, we are moving our 6 PM gathering from Sunday, December 24 to Saturday, December 23 at 6 PM. On Sunday morning, December 24, we will have our 9:15 AM traditional and 11 AM worship gatherings as usual. Childcare is limited for newborns through 3rd grade. “45” (for 4th & 5th graders) is cancelled on December 24. All adult classes are canceled on Sunday, December 24. There is no evening service on December 24.
Want to know God more in 2018? Then know Jesus more. Jesus said, “If you really know me, you will know my Father as well.” You are invited to join The Word Sunday Adult Bible Class as they look in the Gospels to see more of Jesus – God’s Power in Action! The series begins Sunday, January 7 at 11 AM in the fireside room. Enjoy friendly fellowship, great bible teaching, service opportunities, and sweet refreshments.
The Giving Closet’s donation boxes were moved for drop off ease. You’ll find them located just inside the South and West entrances of the church building.
Adult Retreat (formerly Senior Adult Retreat) will be held at the Cannon Beach Conference Center in beautiful Cannon Beach, Oregon March 20-22, 2018. Registration has begun and will continue through March 12, 2018. Pastor Bob Christensen will be our speaker. Gift certificates are also available, should you need a Christmas gift for a loved one. Please see Marla Riley for more info.
2018 Foundation Board Scholarship applications are available now online at vancouverchurch.org/resources/foundation. Email your completed application to FoundationBoard@vancouverchurch.org by 5 PM on Friday, January 5, 2018. Questions? Contact Justin Riley at (360) 909-8806 or email FoundationBoard@vchurch.org.
Giving. Text any $ amount to 84321. Follow the prompts to set up your account.
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Opportunities to Serve
The Foundation Board has an opportunity 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@vchurch.org.
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We are desperately in need of men’s disposable razors, deodorant, new underwear, belts, and large backpacks for our ‘New Mercies’ program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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! Bring your donations to the church office, and place them in the jail ministry’s book receptacle.
WHO NEEDS CHRISTMAS
Chris Kainu - December 17, 2017
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