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April 28, 2013 Bulletin

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

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When in Rome…Think!

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Message by Pastor Tom

Pastor Tom shares that desire for change lies deep in the human heart, and it is motivated by hope. The only person we have the power to change is ourselves. There must be the realization that we cannot change other people. The entire hope of gospel is based on the truth that through the mercy, grace, and love of God – people can change. We can change – I can change. If we do not believe that, we should quit singing hymns and close the doors.

Text: Romans 12:1-2

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VCBC Green Initiative

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The City of Vancouver is changing its garbage collection schedule effective mid-May. Regular household garbage will be picked up only once every 2 weeks while food scraps/yard trimmings once a week. We need to do our part in support of this initiative by reducing the amount of garbage that we collectively generate. After much discussion, here’s what we will do:

  1. Starting in May, we will no longer provide foam cups or foam plates. Instead, we will encourage the use of ceramic mugs and plates (available in the kitchen, please wash after each use), and we will provide small paper drinking cups (installed next to kitchen water dispenser—for COLD water only). We will keep only a small number of paper plates for use at church-wide functions only.
  1. If you use the church for group meeting and serve meals as part of the function, we need you to help minimize the volume of garbage by compacting (separate out food scrap and stack the empty plates together in one pile) or if possible, take them away with you.
  1. For food scraps, first drain the sauce, then put solid food scrap in a PAPER bag and put it in the Green Bin outside in the rear parking lot.
  1. If you need us to provide you with paper plates for a church function, please contact us at least one month in advance so we can order it in.

When we work together, we can make changes happen. Thank you for your cooperation!

Special Members’ Meeting

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Special Members’ Meeting (Nomination Committee) will be held Sun, May 5, 2:30 pm in the sanctuary regarding proposed changes to the nomination process.

Alpha Course – starts May 7

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

What is the Alpha Course?

The Alpha Course is a way to explore the Christian faith. Course format emphasizes listening, learning and discussion. Participants enjoy a complementary meal, watch a dynamic video, and participate in small group discussion.

Topics include:

  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • How does God lead us?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can I be sure of my faith?
  • How to live an abundant life?
  • Plus more!
  • Where and When?

    The groups will be hosted at VCBC from May 7-Aug 6 on Tues from 7-9pm.

    Who to Contact?

    If you are interested in attending the Alpha Course, speak to a pastor or Teresa Cheong, the Alpha ministry coordinator, at 778.991.9213 or [email protected].

    How to be Involved

    We are looking for a small group helper and a greeter for our church’s Alpha course. Contact [email protected].