STEVE AND MIRIAM EDLIN AND THEIR PILGRIM’S WAY (AKA STILL WATERS) MINISTRY PARTNER, MIKE BOWDEN, will be visiting and presenting their ministry to VBC on Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30 pm in Worship Center during Praise and Petitions. After meeting with the Missions Board at 4:30 PM and attending the Pot Bless meal at 5:30 PM, they will share information about their retreat center in Buchanan, MI, their mission, and their project needs for which two VBC work project teams (yet to be formed and led by Deb and Mike Rosell) plan to undertake this Spring. You will be sure to be encouraged and enlightened, and your attending will be an encouragement to Steve, Miriam and Mike.
THE BECKNERS WILL BE SHARING ABOUT THEIR MINISTRY IN THAILAND ON JANUARY 18TH. During Praise & Petitions at 6:30 pm. Their ministry is for at-risk children (human trafficking).
JANUARY IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH. The VBC CORE team is hosting a Prayer Vigil at Mildred B. Cooper Community Chapel on January 24th, at 10:00am. At the chapel, we will be seeking God, through prayer, to lead us in bringing awareness to our community of this disgrace. We're encouraging area churches, law enforcement officials and community representatives to be a part of this service. Please join us for a time of prayer.
ATTENTION ALL WOMEN: If you are a believer who desires to become more like Jesus, you are invited to join us as we engage in a year-long adventure in Intentional Discipleship, Tuesday evenings in the VBC Fellowship Hall from 6-7:30 pm beginning January 24th. The first meeting will introduce the study method, the topics, and the offerings for 2023. The first study session will be the following Tuesday, same time and location. Contact Deb Raboin @ email@example.com or Helen Davis @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREETERS & USHERS NEEDED - Please consider helping out being a greeter or usher, JUST ONCE A MONTH. This is such an important role in our church and we would really appreciate your help! I know you would be blessed by being a part of this ministry. Please contact Sandy Fink at: email@example.com
ALL CHURCH FELLOWSHIP – On Friday, January 13th at 6:30 pm. Bring Snacks to share and table games to play.
KNITTOGETHER PRAISE: The dedicated ladies who knit or crochet made 615 hats, 16 scarves and 9 lap throws and were distributed to 13 ministries for the year of 2022. A huge thank-you to each one of you! If anyone is interested in this ministry, come on Tuesday mornings 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. We use knitting looms if you are not into knitting needles, or you can crochet hook. Any contributions of yarn would be greatly appreciated! Contact, Marlys Peak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY: Starting January 12, 2023, meeting at 9:30 am in the conference room, The Epistle of Liberty—An Inductive study of Galatians. The study will be led by Joanne Morris, email@example.com.
BIBLE READING PLANS FOR 2023 – The bible reading plan is available at the South Door, Main Entrance, and Fellowship Hall.
ATTENTION ALL MEN: If you are a believer who desires to become more like Jesus, you are invited to join us as we engage in a year-long adventure in Intentional Discipleship, Tuesday evenings in the VBC Fellowship Hall from 6-7:30 pm beginning January 17th. The first meeting will introduce the study method, the topics, and the offerings for 2023. The first study session will be the following Tuesday, same time and location. Contact Tony White firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:00 am & 10:30 am WORSHIP SERVICE IN WORSHIP CENTER (Communion 1ST Sunday).
9:00 am CHILDREN & YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES “for all Village Kids” Nursery 0-3yrs; PreK–1ST, 2ND–3RD, 4TH–5TH, Oasis 6TH-8TH, & Library 9TH-12TH.
10:30 am CHILDREN’S CHURCH Nursery 0-3yrs, PreK–5TH Oasis, and SUNDAY SCHOOL 6TH-8TH Conference room, 9TH-12TH in the Library.
10:30 am ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL, FELLOWSHIP HALL
11:00 am – 1:00 pm * White Cross Mission Ministry helps Tandala Hospital in Congo, Africa
11:00 am – 1:00 pm * KniTTogether Ministry: Knit or crochet hats that benefit the community
6:00-7:30 pm MEN’S BIBLE STUDY “Through the Bible” led by Joe Avila located in the Conf. Rm
10:00 am-12:00 pm OASIS FOOD PANTRY serves +/- 250 families each month: clients from NWA & Missouri.
5:30-6:30 pm POTBLESS (Jan 11, 18) (except 4TH Weds). Please bring your favorite dish to share. We need volunteers to sign-up for PotBless to serve & clean; contact Jean Powell @ email@example.com.
7:30 pm VBC CHOIR REHEARSAL! Contact Sarah O’Malley firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:30-11:00 Women’s Bible Study, starting January 12, 2023, meeting in the conference room, The Epistle of Liberty—An Inductive study of Galatians. The study will be led by Joanne Morris, email@example.com.
2:00-3:30 pm Women’s Bible Study, Book of Genesis, led by Kathy Johnson, in Fellowship Hall. The class consists of four (4) 10-week units. We are through Units 1 & 2. Unit 3 began Dec. 1st, and unit 4 will take us into May. Please come and join us anytime, during any Unit, and if you would like a book ordered, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WED, 5:30-6:30 pm POTBLESS (Jan 11, 18) (except 4TH Weds). Please bring your favorite dish to share. We need volunteers to sign-up for PotBless to serve & clean; contact Jean Powell @ email@example.com.
THU, JAN 12TH, 8:00 am (2ND Thurs) TRUSTEE COMMITTEE MEETING, Fellowship Hall.
FRI, JAN 13TH, 9 am–12 pm (2ND Friday) VBC QUILTERS GROUP, Fellowship Hall; contact Helen Davis; @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
THU, JAN 19TH, 11:30 am (3RD Thurs) WOMEN’S LUNCHEON, Bella Vista Country Club, contact Jackie Keller 479-212-3049.
SAT, JAN 21ST, 8:00 am (3RD Sat) MEN’S FELLOWSHIP & PRAYER BREAKFAST, in Fellowship Hall. Sponsored by Deacon Ministry.
WED, JAN 25TH, 5:30 pm (4th Weds) FELLOWSHIP MEAL, Fellowship Hall. Provided by Deaconess Ministry. The Deaconess Ministry will be serving an Italian Buffet. Come enjoy various Italian dishes, salad, bread, and dessert. The suggested contribution is $5/person or $15/family. Come enjoy good food and fellowship at 5:30 pm followed by Praise and Prayer at 6:30 pm.
THU, JAN 26TH, 8:30 am (4TH Thurs) PAPA MIKE’S BREAKFAST FELLOWSHIP @ Papa Mike’s Restaurant.
MON, JAN 30TH, 9:00 am (last Mon) CHURCH BOARD MEETING, Fellowship Hall.