Homeline Blog
 

Announcement from Pastor Kevin, March 17, 2020

Dear Valley Community Church Family,

 

As events develop regarding the national and state official response to COVID-19, along with the request by officials to not gather even in groups as small as 10 people for the next 15 days, we are recognizing the need to comply with these regulations.  Therefore, we will be discontinuing all VCC gatherings (Sunday School, Sunday Service, Wednesday Bible Study, Youth Group, and Choir practice) beginning today and running through the end of March. This also includes the cancellation of the Ladies Brunch coming up this Saturday, March 21st along with Precept classes which are set to resume on Friday, April 17th.

 

We are planning to resume our regular Sunday schedule on April 5th.

 

I will be posting two Sunday messages for March 22nd and 29th online and you will be able to access them via our church app, church website, or our church Facebook page.

 

Allow me to encourage you with this passage of Scripture from Galatians 5:22-23, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” (NLT) These fruits of the spirit are what we bring into this world whether times are good or times are difficult.  I encourage each of us to allow these fruits of the spirit to flow through our lives to others even as we practice what is now termed “social distancing”.

 

We as a church staff are praying for each one of you in our church family and trusting that the Lord will provide for you in every way during this season. Should you have a need of some kind please feel free to call the church, 916-383-0775.  If you call, please leave a message and I will get right back with you as soon as possible. Perhaps you just want prayer or you need to talk with someone about the events unfolding around us…feel free to call me and I would be glad to listen and pray along with you.

 

I also want you to know that we are praying for those of you who are impacted financially with reduced hours or having your income reduced because of business closure or diminished revenue.  If you should find yourself short on funds for necessities please let me know and we will help as we are able.

 

May the Lord Bless You and Keep You!

May the Lord Give You Peace!

 

Pastor Kevin Newton

Valley Community Church



Announcements, February 9, 2020

Matt Lucas Memorial Camp Scholarships
Applications for the Matt Lucas Memorial Camp Scholarship for children and youth are available at the Information Counter. The due date for turning in your completed application for consideration is Sunday, March 1st. Please be sure to read the eligibility requirements at the top of the application. All students must have their camp spot reserved and deposit paid before applying for the scholarship funds. Funds have been given throughout the year in loving memory of Matt, and the scholarship awards remind the recipients of a young man who “walked by faith” and used his gifts to bless so many in our church family. If you would like to make a donation to this special fund, please mark the “Matt Lucas Camp Scholarship Fund” line on your giving envelope.
 
Nominating Committee
There is a board member position to be filled at our Annual Business Meeting on March 15th, following the morning service. If you have someone you would like to nominate, please give your suggestion to one of the committee members : Andrew Cabrera, Chris Finarelli, Pat Grant, Marlene Lebeck or Pastor Kevin. The last day to submit names is Sunday, February 16th.
 
Ladies’ Prayer & Breakfast
Ladies’ Prayer & Breakfast is Saturday, February 15th, at 8:30 am in the Conference Room (102). Join us as we pray for the needs of our church family and friends, followed by breakfast at a nearby restaurant.
 
Easter Choir Practice
It’s not too late to join the Easter Choir. Practices are on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 pm following Bible Study. We need all previous choir members and new members who would like to join. If you are interested, please sign up today at the Information Counter.
 
Our Daily Bread
There are copies of the new March – May edition of “Our Daily Bread” devotional available at the Information Counter. Pick up your free copy this Sunday.


Announcements, February 2, 2020

Matt Lucas Memorial Camp Scholarships
Applications for the Matt Lucas Memorial Camp Scholarship for children and youth are available at the Information Counter. The due date for turning in your completed application for consideration is Sunday, March 1st. Please be sure to read the eligibility requirements at the top of the application. All students must have their camp spot reserved and deposit paid before applying for the scholarship funds. Funds have been given throughout the year in loving memory of Matt, and the scholarship awards remind the recipients of a young man who “walked by faith” and used his gifts to bless so many in our church family. If you would like to make a donation to this special fund, please mark the “Matt Lucas Camp Scholarship Fund” line on your giving envelope.
 
Easter Choir Practice
Easter Choir Practice will begin Wednesday, February 5th at 8 pm following Bible Study. We need all previous choir members and new members who would like to join. If you are interested, please sign up at the Information Counter.
 
Our Daily Bread
There are copies of the new March – May edition of “Our Daily Bread” devotional available at the Information Counter. Pick up your free copy this Sunday.


Announcements, January 26, 2020

Matt Lucas Memorial Camp Scholarships
Applications for the Matt Lucas Memorial Camp Scholarship for children and youth are available at the Information Counter. The due date for turning in your completed application for consideration is Sunday, March 1st. Please be sure to read the eligibility requirements at the top of the application. All students must have their camp spot reserved and deposit paid before applying for the scholarship funds. Funds have been given throughout the year in loving memory of Matt, and the scholarship awards remind the recipients of a young man who “walked by faith” and used his gifts to bless so many in our church family. If you would like to make a donation to this special fund, please mark the “Matt Lucas Camp Scholarship Fund” line on your giving envelope.
 
Email Prayer List
If you would like to be added to the VCC prayer list, please write your name and email address on a green card and put it in the offering. As prayer requests come in, Pastor Kevin will forward them to you via email. If you are already on the list, there is no need to sign up again unless your email address has changed.
 
Men’s Prayer & Breakfast
Men’s Prayer & Breakfast is Saturday, February 1st, at 8:00 am in the Conference Room (102). Join us as we pray for the needs of our church family and friends, followed by breakfast at a nearby restaurant.
 
Bible Study – Wednesdays at 7pm
Join us Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary for our Trinitarian Life Series. We will explore how right thoughts about God lead to right thoughts about ourselves, which leads to right thoughts about others. We hope you will join us on this journey with the Trinity.
 
2020 Altar Flower Calendar
The 2020 Altar Flower Calendar is available at the Information Counter. If you would like to remember an anniversary, wish someone a happy birthday, or donate as a memorial to a loved one, please sign up for a date with the name of the person ordering first, followed by the name of the person and occasion being remembered. The total cost at this time is $43.40, for which you receive giving credit. The flowers are yours to take home after service.
 
Information Counter
If you would like to volunteer to serve at our Information Counter, there is a sign-up list for 2020 on the counter. Thank you so much for your help!


Announcements, January 19, 2020

Hume Lake Camp, July 19 – 25, 2020
Hume Lake Registration is open for students who regularly attend VCC or Light Source. A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure each camper’s spot. You can register your student on our website, vccweb.org, or at the Information Counter. Total camp costs are $755.00 for Ponderosa and Meadow Ranch camps and $690.00 for Wagon Train Camp. Registration deadline is this Sunday, January 19th, 2020.
 
Bible Study – Wednesdays at 7pm
Join us Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary for our Trinitarian Life Series. We will explore how right thoughts about God lead to right thoughts about ourselves, which leads to right thoughts about others. We hope you will join us on this journey with the Trinity.
 
2020 Altar Flower Calendar
The 2020 Altar Flower Calendar is available at the Information Counter. If you would like to remember an anniversary, wish someone a happy birthday, or donate as a memorial to a loved one, please sign up for a date with the name of the person ordering first, followed by the name of the person and occasion being remembered. The total cost at this time is $43.40, for which you receive giving credit. The flowers are yours to take home after service.
 
Information Counter
If you would like to volunteer to serve at our Information Counter, there is a sign-up list for 2020 on the counter. Thank you so much for your help!