The Weekly | 11.6.16

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  • November 2, 2016

Sunday’s Sermon: Enemies of the Gospel | Philippians 3:17-4:1

MEN’S RETREAT | 11.11-12
Our theme “Joy Seekers,” will help us focus on where our joy is found. Speakers are Jake Kazakevich, Sid Niemeyer, and Dane Olney. Join us at Redwood Christian Park. Cost is $150, register online or at the Bar in the Foyer.


NEW COMGROUPS!
comGroups are the church scattered throughout the city to make disciples of Jesus. We encourage everyone to be in one! Check the box on the Connection Card and drop it in a giving box or sign up online.


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.


BABY DEDICATION CLASS | 11.13
Dedications will take place on Sunday, 11.27, during both services. If you would like to dedicate your child, sign up on the Connection Card and plan to attend the preparation class on Sunday, 11.13 at 11am in the Fireside Room.


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


STUDENT MINISTRY

  • ANCHORED High School Ministry
    • Girl’s Night: Operation Christmas Child | 11.11, 4PM – 8PM
      Come pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and enjoy dinner and a movie afterwards. Bring $20 to cover the cost of the boxes and supplies. Meet at the Diggins’. Contact Rachel@vc.church for more info or to RSVP.
    • Progressive Dinner | 11.17
      High School Ministry will be partaking in a progressive dinner on Wednesday, 11.17 from 6:30-9:00pm. Students are encouraged to dress up semi-formal and bring a dessert to share with their small group. Hope to see you there!

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

  • DISABILITY MINISTRY AIDS NEEDED | kris@vc.church
  • HANDYMEN NEEDED | denise@vc.church
  • USHERS NEEDED | lauram@vc.church
  • GREETERS NEEDED | lauram@vc.church

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

  • THANKSGIVING MEALS | 11.10
    We are collecting items to make Thanksgiving dinner bags for approximately 50 struggling families. Donations needed by Thursday, 11.10. A list of items at ValleyCommunity.Church under News & Events. Someone to coordinate bag assembling on 11.12 and someone to drop off completed bags are needed.
  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD | DUE  11.13
    Make Christmas special for a child by filling a shoebox. Brochures are available in the office and at the Bar in the Foyer with directions for filling and providing postage. This is a great project to do with your children or comGroup.
  • THE GIVING WALL | 11.13
    Spread joy by providing gifts for local families in need. The wall with tags will be in the lobby on 11.13, wrapped gifts are due back to the church office by Sunday, 12.11. To help with distribution, contact jlorentz@comcast.net.

CHRISTMAS 2016

  • CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CHOIR
    Calling all elementary students! Children’s Christmas practice between services from 10:30-10:50am in room B212. They will practice every Sunday with the final performance on 12.4. For more information contact Katie Baker at misskatiesmusic@gmail.com.
  • VCC CHRISTMAS CHOIR | Starts 11.19
    Tis’ the season…for the VCC Christmas Choir! If you would like to sing in the choir for a special performance on 12.18, please visit valleycommunity.church/choir and fill out the form. (There will also be a signup sheet available in the church foyer, but please fill out the online form if possible.) Choir admissions will be closed on 11.11.16. Rehearsals will be 4 Saturdays from 11.19-12.10 from 9am-12-pm.

THANKSGIVING 2016

  • 2016 THANKSGIVING FELLOWSHIP | 11.24
    Thanksgiving is the time to share fellowship, food and fun. If you don’t have family close to celebrate, you are invited to join us for a potluck Thanksgiving meal from 4-6pm in the Seminar Room. RSVP (required) to Dave & Pam Bennett – dandpbennett@comcast.net – 925-461-7461 by 11/18/16.
  • “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.