Homeline Blog

Bulletin Announcements Jan.15, 2017

HUME LAKE CAMP, July 23 – 29, 2017
Hume Lake Registration deadline is TODAY for students who regularly attend VCC or The Mix. A $75.00 deposit is required to secure each camper’s spot. You can register your student on our web site, vccweb.org, or at the Information Counter. Total camp costs are $610.00 for Ponderosa and Meadow Ranch camps and $545.00 for Wagon Train Camp.

Ladies’ Retreat 2017 – May 5-7, 2017 at Zephyr Point in Tahoe
Retreat costs are $235.00 for a 2 person room and $335 for a solo room. A $40.00 deposit is required to secure your spot. Details and registration forms are available at the Information Counter. You may also register on our website, vccweb.org

Ladies’ Prayer & Breakfast is this Saturday, January 21st at 8:30 am in the Conference Room. Join us for a time of prayer for our church family and friends, followed by breakfast at a nearby restaurant.

Children’s Ministries Workers’ Meeting NEXT SUNDAY, JAN. 22ND, AFTER SERVICEThis meeting is for everyone involved in Children’s Ministries (Sunday School Teachers and Helpers, CZ, Pre-K & Kinder CZ Leaders and Helpers, Nursery Team Leaders and Workers), plus anyone who is interested in possibly helping in some area of Children’s Ministries. Lunch will be served – a $5 per person donation that day will cover our costs. Please sign up at the Information Counter if you can attend and also let us know by January 18th if you will need child care.

December Reflections

I know it’s January and everyone has moved on from Christmas, but for folks like me who still are packing up my Christmas bins I’m still reflecting back on all the wonders that the Advent season brought.

What a whirl wind of wonderful experiences we had in December. A memorable day in Construction Zone was Commander Tom Cabrera presenting his final object lesson as he officially retires as an ongoing CZ leader. He said he’s still available to sub here and there which will be a delight to our CZ kiddos!

And of course, there was our wonderful Christmas program! From the Early Childhood Pageant to the Ebenezer Jr production, it was a delightful service. Those great programs happened because of a lot of folks joining together, taking on the many tasks. I have such appreciation for Stephanie Parmely leading the charge to visit classrooms teaching the finger play songs and to Nichole Walter helping with our “littles” in rehearsing too.

The Ebenezer Jr program was great collaboration and hard work of so many. From the cast and choir to the many leaders, it was a great service. Speaking of the leaders, Roger Haughin, Pamela Von Behren Merritt, Bruce Bolin, Melanie Heffley and Adam Dahlberg were the key players from the start. A special blessing was Peggy Duncan and her lunch crew – Jim Duncan, Pat Flagg, Jean Dodson and Tish Matranga – who made lunches for eight weeks for the cast, choir and leaders, what a blessing. Their “all in” efforts put us on a great path. Add to that Mike Krogstad, Wayne Johnson, Ray Lucas and London Newton who gave their time to make it a polished performance. I am so grateful for everyone’s hard work.

And finally, coolest memory for me will be the one of our very own Dickens’ Christmas carolers! Roger and Darlene Haughin, Laura Dobbins and Mike Krogstad. You looked and sounded amazing!

So, on we go to 2017!

“It’s A Small World”

Our “It’s A Small World” event held on Monday, October 31 was a wonderful success.  We had hundreds of folks on campus here enjoying the games and good food from Kado’s Asian Grill food truck.  Our facade of Disneyland’s Small World turned out awesome thanks to Mike, Roger and Dennis.  Our only regret is that since it rained it could not be set up full size and it could not be used for the children’s parade.  Perhaps next year!