This Week and Coming Up Soon
- Sunday, Aug. 30, Deacon Ordination in 10:00 a.m. worship
- Pastor's weekly Bible study on Wednesday mornings resumes on Sept. 9. No reservation needed. Join this great group and enjoy hot coffee, every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Adult Seminar Room.
- Monthly We Care committee meeting is on September 14 due to the Labor Day holiday.
- Church office and Child Development Center will be closed Monday, September 7, for Labor Day.
"Fit for Life" - Women's Evening Bible Study Retreat
A favorite annual event!
Sunday, September 13, 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner included. Cost: $10. Please sign up! See link below.
Four of our ladies will speak briefly on keeping fit physically, mentally, emotionally/socially, and spiritually! You will enjoy this. Theme verse for the event is Luke 2:52: "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man."
Evening includes dinner; cost, $10, payable at the door. Click here to sign up now. Or, look for the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall foyer. Child care is provided for ages up to 6th grade for this event. State names and ages when you sign up, please!
Fall Bible study: Lord, Teach Me to Pray
Ladies, sign up for any of 3 sessions for fall Bible study, a 5-week DVD series by Kay Arthur, Lord, Teach Me to Pray.
You may attend this study on:
• Monday mornings (starting 9/14) at 9:30—11:00 a.m.
• Tuesday evenings (starting 9/15) at 6:30—8 p.m., led by Kim Virciglio
• Sunday afternoons (starting 9/20) at 3:30—5 p.m., led by Jennifer Jaquess
Click the day you wish to attend, to sign up now:
Monday morning session. Tuesday evening session. Sunday afternoon session. We will also have sign-up sheets in the Fellowship Hall foyer. Child care for preschoolers is provided by reservation on Monday mornings only. State names and ages when you sign up, please!
Women's Bible study option on Wednesdays: James
Mrs. LaRue Speights will teach the book of James for 6 weeks on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., starting September 16. See description just below, under Wednesday Sessions.
Adult Sessions - New topics for fall! Great variety offered!
Sing to the Lord a New Song, Part 1
Terre Johnson. Fellowship Hall
The church's seasons and special occasions give us many opportunities to "Sing to the Lord a new song." In these two sessions we will explore several of the new hymns written especially for our church's worship services in recent years.
Parent and Teen (MFEO)
Andy Farmer and Mike McBrayer. Seminar Room
Though sometimes you may doubt it, parents and teenagers were made for each other. God has a desire to work and be revealed in your relationship with your teenager/parent. Andy and Mike will lead a two-week session where parents and teenagers can find some back-to-school encouragement and some timely reminders. Bring your teenager/parent along, but if they can't make it, don't let that keep you away.
Bible Study: A Short Excursion to Gratitude
Gary Furr. Fellowship Hall
The Bible is filled with words like "thanksgiving," gratitude, worship, praise, and commands to "give thanks". This short three-week Bible study will journey through the words, themes and challenges in seeking to live out "thanksgiving" as a way of life. How do we seek to be truly thankful and content in a way that is not inauthentic and a denial of reality?
Sing to the Lord a New Song, Part 2
Terre Johnson. Sanctuary
In this three-week course, we will hear performances by VHBC's newest musicians, including: Caroline Nordlund, violinist and teacher at ASFA; Samuel Nordlund, cellist and assistant professor at Samford; Cindy St. Clair, pianist and assistant professor at Judson; Sadie Frazier, soprano and assistant professor at Judson; Bradley Harris, composer and masters student at Samford.
September 16 - October 21
Women's Bible study on James
LaRue Speights. Seminar Room
Much like Psalms and Proverbs of the Old Testament, the book of James offers wisdom to the reader at every turn. Its call to put faith into action is one we need to hear again and again. This six-week Bible study is designed for participants to attend all six sessions. Mark your calendars and set these Wednesdays aside for a meaningful study of James.
Bible Study: Getting Ready to Die...And Live
Gary Furr. Fellowship Hall
Preparing for the end of life is more than merely making funeral arrangements, ethical directives and taking care of our money issues. Careful attention to the issues of dying and death lead us to consider the whole breadth of our lives.
Mud Slingers! If you are ready to get your hands dirty, come join us for three Wednesday nights in October to experience the feel of Alabama mud as it grows under your fingers into bowls, vases, cups or whatever the muse moves you to make. Everyone will make one piece of pottery, but you will also be able to watch each other as you all form your own pieces. Space is limited. To inquire about a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer for Global Missions fall schedule
Fall Season of Prayer for Global Missions begins Tuesday, September 8, meeting on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays through December 8. Join us at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel and bring your sack lunch for a time of fellowship afterward. Coffee, tea and water are provided. These sessions are led by Mavis Hardy, missionary to Japan, retired.
Young Adult Bible Study
Our young adults gather for dinner and Bible study each Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 at a host home in Vestavia Hills. Led by Rev. Mike McBrayer, Minister of Discipleship and Missions. Join in and invite a friend! Contact Mike for more information.
2015 Unified Missions
In giving to the Unified Missions Offering this year you are helping to support local, state, and global efforts to serve the world in Christ's name, including Weekenders Backpack Program to meet hunger needs of local school students, ongoing mission partnership with CBF field personnel in Slovakia, and much more. Read more. Goal: $39,000