Please take this short, 6-question survey to help our church leadership as we make decisions about reopening. As mentioned on our COVID Response webpage, we are eager to meet together as soon as possible and are balancing “meeting together” (Heb. 10:25), caring for “the least of these” in our faith community (Mt. 25:40), and respect for government authorities (Rom. 13:1). We will use the survey results as well as the County “risk level” rating, advice from our COVID Task Force, and other input to make a final decision. Take the Survey
Village Café and Workspace
Great news! The Village Café and Workspace is open. Come visit us Monday-Friday, from 8:00am-2:00pm. This is a safe, cozy indoor space for students, families, and small groups to gather. See you soon!
Blessing Venezuela with Love!
Join our Hispanic Fellowship’s relief ministry to brothers and sisters in Venezuela. This is the second time we are sending much needed, basic items. Please drop off your donations Saturday, February 27, 3-6pm, and Sunday, February 28, 1-4pm, at the main Sanctuary entrance. Questions?
- Food – Oatmeal, Rice, Ensure, Grain, Pasta, Canned foods (tuna, chicken chickpeas, tomato paste), Powdered milk in small packages
- Medicines – (in small packages only) Tylenol, for pain, for flu, acetaminophen, Vitamin C, Vicks Vaporub
- Personal care – Cotton, Razors, Large Ziploc bags, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Tooth brushes, Deodorants, Laundry soap, Bath soap, Masks, Gloves size M and L, New clothes for boys, New clothes for girls, Baby diapers, Adult diapers, Wet wipes, Sanitary towels
Baby Boxes – Thank You!
Because of you, our Baby Box collection was a huge success! We received over 2,800 diapers and have enough lotions and toys to make 10 boxes! We have two boxes headed to Village families and through a connection with an anti sex trafficking group, Michelle Jordan learned of 8 new moms escaping domestic violence situations who would benefit from the thoughtfulness and encouragement of a Baby Box. On top of that, Michelle had a sewing group sew 15 teddy bears to contribute to children in need and on the very same day a fire department contacted her about needing comfort items for kids due to the snow storm. Thank you for your willingness to serve our community. It’s amazing to see how God continues to use your generosity to love individuals and people groups in such extravagant ways.
This Summer – Lebanon Medical Teams
This summer Village plans to send a medical and dental team to the country of Lebanon at the request of our Lebanese ministry partners. As you know, this past year Lebanon has not only endured the COVID crisis, but a humanitarian disaster as a result of the massive port explosion, and an economic collapse in which the Lebanese lira lost 80% of its value. Our medical and dental professionals are going to help provide care for the most vulnerable as Lebanon’s strained medical system continues to focus mainly on COVID issues. Our team plans to travel June 23 – July 11. If you have a professional medical or dental background, we need your help. Please consider joining this special team! Questions?
Life Group Ministry
As announced this past Sunday, Dan Crawford and Jim Smith are joining our Village staff leadership as Ministry Associates, in their roles of Director of Life Group Ministry and Associate Director of Life Group Ministry, respectively. We are so grateful for our own Villagers who are stepping in as volunteers, but taking on the responsibility and leadership to partner with the rest of our pastors and directors. We encourage all Villagers to experience being in a Life Group. To find out more about Life Groups ready to welcome you, please email [email protected].
Easter Candy Needed!
Village Kids needs candy donations for our all new EASTER JAM! Easter Jam is our reimagined Eggsplosion and this year it will be a live online event for the whole family on Sunday, March 28. Easter Jam will be filled with fun games, eggs, laughter, and of course, the Gospel. Each registered family will receive their own party bag with all the items they’ll need for our Easter Jam celebration. Please join us in preparing the party bags by donating individually wrapped candy. Candy that fits inside plastic eggs and without nuts preferred. Please drop off all candy donations in the front office by Friday, March 5. Families, be sure to sign up here to have a party bag ready for you on pick up day, March 14! Questions?