The Weekly | 11.20.16

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  • November 21, 2016

Sunday’s Sermon: Contentment in the Gospel | Philippians 4:10-23

ONE-DAY ADVENT RETREAT | 11.30
Advent is all about waiting. We can easily grow impatient, but what if God is doing something in us while we wait. WellSpring is offering the spiritual retreat “The Worth of Waiting” at Cedar Grove Community Church on 11.30 from 8:30am-12pm. Pastor Sid will be participating, join him by registering at WellSpringca.org


DOCTORS GIVING BACK CRAB FEED| 12.3
Purchase tickets for the 7th Annual Crab Feed at Shannon Community Center in Dublin. Cost is $50 each. Contact davidpetersons@gmail.com.


DOWNTOWN DASH | 12.4
A church-wide Scavenger Dash in Downtown Pleasanton from 1-4pm. Gather your family, friends, and comGroups and join the holiday hunt. Meet in the Hall where clues will be given and the Dash will begin! We will then end at Inkling’s for hot chocolate, cookies, and prizes for the winning team.


CHURCH WORK DAY | 12.10
We will be cleaning and beautifying the church campus from 11am-3pm. All helpers welcome! To sign up contact Dan Noble at dnober@gmail.com.


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Download the VCC app for your smartphone or iPad to access sermons, community updates, blogs, and much more. You can find it by searching for Valley Community Church.


Current OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
FOLLOW THE FACEBOOK PAGE “VCC I CAN HELP” FOR MORE

  • COMMUNION BAKERS | randjcasta@aol.com
    Looking for one or two bakers for gluten-free & regular communion bread. You will bake one batch of bread every 3-4 weeks. Recipe provided. 
  • DISABILITY MINISTRY AIDS | kris@vc.church
    Our Disability Ministry needs aids for the friendship class for 1st and 2nd service.
  • HANDYMEN | denise@vc.church
    We’re looking for handymen who would be able to help with work around the church over the next few weeks, during the day.
  • GREETERS | lauram@vc.church
    Specifically for 2nd service.

CHRISTMAS 2016

  • WOMEN’S TEA | 12.3
    Join us for tea at VCC. Time 11:30am-1:30pm. We’re looking for women to host a table. Sign up in the Foyer or online. Cost is $15/adult (age 10+) or $10 for those under age 10.
  • THE GIVING WALL | Due 12.11
    Spread joy by providing gifts for local families in need. The wall with tags is in the lobby. Wrapped gifts are due back to the church office by Sunday, 12.11. To help with distribution, contact jlorentz@comcast.net.
  • ADVENT OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE
    “Given in Action”
    We are asking you to partner with us for three church-wide giving initiatives this Advent season – kids too! Starting on 11.27 we will be collecting the following:

    • 1) Canned Food to benefit the Tri-Vally Food Bank
    • 2) New Socks/Gloves/Underwear to benefit “The Hanger” in Pleasanton
    • 3) Donations for ShelterBox. Help us raise $10,000 to provide much needed emergency shelter for those displaced by disaster or humanitarian crisis. Give on-campus by noting “ShelterBox” on a check or giving envelope or give online.
      For more information on our Advent Series, “Given,” and to learn how you can be involved with Given in Action, go to valleycommunity.church/GIVEN.
  • OLD FASHIONED CAKEWALK | 12.9
    VCC’s Disability Ministry is hosting a cakewalk for our Respite and Young-Life Capernaum families on 12.9 at 6:30pm. Volunteers needed to bake/buy cakes, work decorating stations, and DJ to play music for the cake walk. Contact kris@vc.church to reach out to our community with the love of Christ.

THANKSGIVING 2016

  • “A THANKFUL PEOPLE” | 11.23 at 6:33pm
    Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Eve Service, “A Thankful People.” If you’re not traveling, we’d love to have you join us as we start the Thanksgiving holiday with a time together giving thanks to God who has given us so much. Childcare will be available for 0-5 years.