November 26, 2017 Weekend Bulletin

Events & Announcements

Middle School Collective will NOT be gathering today, November 26.

Ladies Bunco Night! Monday, November 27 in room 120. The event begins at 6 PM, with time of fellowship and snacking. Bunco game begins at 6:30 PM and will finish by 8 PM. If you haven’t played Bunco before – don’t let that stop you! Just come prepared to have fun and win prizes, and bring a friend! Childcare will be provided. Each person is asked to bring a finger food/snack item to share. Beverages are provided. Call Mary at 360-949-3094 if you have questions.

A Night in Bethlehem. Friday, December 1 from 6-8 PM. Children’s Ministry invites families to an adventure exploring the city of Bethlehem. Guests will visit booths around the city, and enjoy hands-on experiences, crafts, and snacks—all while learning about Jesus! Admission is free. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required! Register for the event at:

45th Annual Singing Christmas Tree performances are on December 6, 8, and 9 at 7 PM and December 9 and 10 at 3 PM.  Admission is free! All donations received during the performances will benefit The Giving Closet. Be sure to pick up invitation cards around the church lobby today, and use them generously to invite your friends and family to this year’s event!

Thank You! We want to take a moment to celebrate and say thank you! Because of your outrageous generosity, Vancouver Church donated over 500 boxes to Operation Christmas Child which ensured that children all over the world received a gift for Christmas and had the opportunity to learn that they are loved and seen by God. Thank you for your generous loving kindness and participation!

Christmas Eve Schedule: In order to allow more time for 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. All Sunday adult classes are canceled on December 24. There is no evening service on December 24.

Counseling and support referrals, email

Giving. Text any $ amount to 84321. Follow the prompts to set up your account.

Text VCConnect to 97000 for a link to our communication/connection card

Text VCSurvey to 97000 for a link to the new survey on our recent Heart series

2018 Foundation Board Scholarship applications are available now online at Email your completed application to by 5 PM on Friday, January 5, 2018. Questions? Contact Justin Riley at (360) 909-8806 or email


Opportunities to Serve

Christmas Wishes. Choose a tag from the Wall of Wishes in the church lobby today and return all unwrapped gifts along with the tag to the church lobby by Sunday, December 3. Questions? Contact

Serving Opportunities. There are many various opportunities for you to serve at Vancouver Church during this joyful season! We have roles that have you interacting with lots of people, and roles where you are more behind the scene. Opportunities to serve include the 45th annual Singing Christmas Tree, our Neighborhood Banquet, and our Sunday gatherings. Grab a tag or two in the church lobby today to help serve the hundreds of guests we’re excited to welcome on our campus this Christmas season!

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

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.


Weekend Teaching


Jeremy Galanter - November 26, 2017

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