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This Week

Sunday Service
Finding Peace-Experiencing God's Shalom in Everyday Circumstances

We are starting a new sermon series for the Advent season, The Gift of Risk: The Radical Yes of Christmas.
Join us online on Sunday mornings at 11 AM.

Our kids also have an online Sunday service of their own at 10 AM on Facebook and YouTube.

Please go to https://vvinfo.org/fb and www.vvinfo.org/YouTube.

Our Daily Devotionals
Advent Series--The Radical Yes of Christmas

Join us on Facebook and YouTube for our daily devotionals, Monday through Friday, at 9 AM.  You can tune in then or find it later in the day, week, or previous weeks.  Heretofore, our devotionals and our weekly sermon have had the same theme, but we've decided to go deeper and take a new approach with our current devotional series, "The Radical Yes of Christmas," for a 4-week series that covers these topics:

  • Advent Week 1: November 30- December 4- Faith is a four-letter word spelled “Risk.” 
  • Advent Week 2: December 7-11-  Facing Your Fear
  • Advent Week 3: December 14-18- Trusting your God
  • Advent Week 4: December 21-25- Letting Love Lead You

    We hope that you can take advantage of hearing and meditating on the Word of God daily with this deeper look into the treasure that is the Bible.

    Find the devotionals at https://vvinfo.org/fb and www.vvinfo.org/YouTube.

Tonight, November 25, 7 PM, Online
Thanksgiving Service

We invite you to join us online Wednesday, November 25, 7 PM, for a time of joyful worship and a special Thanksgiving message as we celebrate our many blessings. You can find the service at https://vvinfo.org/fb and www.vvinfo.org/YouTube.

Begins, Sunday, November 29, 11 AM
Advent Season Sunday Morning Services

We have exciting news… We are starting our outdoor Advent Season Sunday morning services at 11 AM.  Starting Sunday, November 29, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, we will be meeting together.  That day is the start of the Advent season and we want to celebrate together.  Bring your own chair.  We will wear masks and seat socially distanced from each other.  You can also come on by and stay in your car.  We have a wireless transmitter that will send out the audio to the cars.  Community is important and we want to gather around the greatest story of all.  Jesus is the God who came near.  We will continue the online services, but we would also love to see you as well.  

Christmas Blessings for Foster Youth

Now through December 10, we are collecting Christmas gifts to bless local foster youth.  Our goal is to provide gifts for 50 youth.  Please contact: Gifts4FosterYouth@gmail.com to see what you can purchase to bless one or a few children.  Once you purchase the gift you can drop it off at the church office during office hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM to 3 PM. 

Weekly Pop-Up Food Pantry

Serving Every Thursday, noon to 1 PM
We need Volunteers! 
Please Contact Kevin if you can serve.

The VV Pop-Up Food Pantry is open Thursdays at 12 noon until 1 PM in the main parking lot. If you or anyone you know can use a bag of groceries in these difficult times, come on by.  Our team is ready to serve.
                                                                                                                         
If you want to volunteer to help at the VV Food Pantry, please arrive at 10:30 AM on Thursday morning to help pack groceries and set up for food distribution.
 
Donations are also welcome.  Monetary donations can be made by check or online.  Please write “drive-thru food pantry” in the memo section of the check or the online form.
 
Food donations can be dropped off at the office, which is open from 10 AM till 3 PM, Tuesday through Friday.

(Closed Thanksgiving Thursday)
 
Contact Kevin if you’re interested.

Live Phone Stream--A way for all "To Attend"

Join us from home to listen to our Sunday services through a mobile phone or home landline. Simply dial the toll free number 844-988-8814 at 11 AM on Sundays. (Please note new time.) You can also call in advance and press 1 to get a call when the Sunday service goes live. If you miss the service at the time when it is live, you will still be able to listen to the service by dialing the number anytime during the week. Pass this news on to those you know who may need this service. 

Zoom Virtual Connect Groups
There's a Zoom group for you!  Check out our many weekly Zoom Connect Groups throughout the week. We want to encourage you to go against the natural tendency to withdraw during a crisis.  We need each other.  You will see life when you seek to connect with God and His Body. And there's something about seeing each other's smiling faces--no masks needed! Go to vvinfo.org/vgroups to see the different groups available. 

VV Helping Hand Fund
We’ve setup a Helping Hand Fund to help those in our church community that are struggling through this pandemic and to help fund our outreach of extending the love of God to our neighbors.  If you feel led to contribute to this new fund, please do so above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings.  In Zelle, by text, on our app, or on our website, you can add a note for this ministry.  If you're writing a check, you can write Helping Hand Fund or Drive-Through Pantry in the memo.

Prayer Requests, Helpline, Inviting New Folks to Connect
Valley Vineyard Is Just a Text or Call away
We care about our Vineyard Family and want to be available.  We want to remember each other in prayer, a high value at the Vineyard; we take prayer requests seriously and do take time to pray for all the needs.  We also have a helpline and team ready to reach out if you or anyone you know needs help.  Lastly, if you are inviting someone to join us on our online service, invite them to connect with us.

How to reach out if...

  • you have prayer requests, you can text the word PRAY to 818-776-9696 or go to vvinfo.org/pray
  • you need help with getting groceries or picking up prescriptions, call us or text the word HELPLINE to 818-776-9696 if you need help with getting groceries or picking up prescriptions . You can also go to vvinfo.org/helpline to reach us.
  • you invite someone to the online service, also invite them to connect with us at VV.  Have them text the word CONNECT to 818-776-9696 or go to vvinfo.org/connect and we will follow up.

Staying Connected as a Church Family

  • Check out all the many ways we can stay connected.  There's something for everyone.
  • Join us at 9 AM Monday through Friday next week, November 30-December 3,. for our Daily Devotional Series, "The Radical Yes of Christmas."  The devotionals are at https://vvinfo.org/fb  and www.vvinfo.org/YouTube
  • Please visit our website valleyvineyard.org and app to stay informed.
  • To join the Sunday 10 AM or Wednesday 7 PM prayer call:  Dial 425-436-6200 and enter access code 584032# when prompted.
  • Someone is in the office from 10 AM to 3 PM, Tuesday-Friday, to check mail, receive tithes and offerings, and accept donations for our food pantry.   
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