VCB E-NEWS June 7th, 2018
Congregational Meeting Coming Soon:
The congregational meeting will be in the worship center this Sunday, June 10th at 6:30pm. We will vote on the budget for the next fiscal year, welcome new members, and get an update from ATTB. Everyone is invited, but only members will be eligible to vote.
VBS - Shipwrecked This Week
Vacation Bible School at VCB is this week! Online registration is closed, but it is not too late to join the fun! Walk up registration is available on Monday morning - June 11th.

Parents of families who have registered online can pick up their registration bags in the gym lobby after services this weekend.

Help is needed after church this Sunday to transform VCB into a deserted island. Plenty of jobs for all age levels and talents. Food and drink will be provided.
Family Fun Night - June 14
Come join Family Fun Night Thursday, June 14, 6:30-8:00pm! Exciting activities for the whole family (bouncy houses, games, music, dunk tank, ice cream...) Be sure to invite your neighbors/friends for this fun-packed night! Cost is $15/family in advance or $20 the day of. Please sign up here. Contact Bethel or Stephanie if you have any questions or to volunteer to help. 
SOW Chicago Update
I’m excited to share a special opportunity with you! A group of our youth and adult leaders are taking part in SOW Chicago—a local Evangelism Trip from June 7th-10th, and you can be part of it. On Saturday, June 9th, we will be working with Restoration Church, our Reach Chicago church plant in Lake Zurich. Join the team for a time of prayer, worship and training at 9:00am at Alpine Chapel (23153 W. Miller Rd, Lake Zurich) before heading into some of Restoration Church’s target neighborhoods, where groups will engage with people using survey questions, offering prayer and seeing what other doors open up. Stay for just the morning or continue into the afternoon. Come out and support our young people and Restoration Church—and stretch yourself as we share the love of Jesus and make His Gospel central to our lives. For more information, contact me or Jo at the church office.

Looking forward to what the Lord has in store for us!

The Cost of Discipleship:
A Study Through Philemon
Women's Summer Bible Study
I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ. For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you. Philemon 4 – 7
Sweet Sisters, please join the women of VCB for our summer Bible Study, The Cost of Discipleship: A Study through Philemon. We will be meeting Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 PM for five weeks beginning June 25 th through July 23 rd . Childcare will not be provided.
During the course of our study, we will be taking an extensive look at the discipleship relationship between Paul, Philemon and Onesimus as we walk through the cost of being and of making disciples of Jesus Christ. Hope you can join us as we glean an amazing example of Jesus’ call to us in the great commission – “ Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,   teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19 and 20).   Please register here .
Prime Timers - Save the Date
The Prime Timers are hosting a barbecue on Sunday 7/22 at Larry & Lisa Jacob’s home. Stay tuned for more information.
Club ROCK Back to School Retreat
All high school students are invited to the Back to School Retreat, Aug 31-Sept 3. Save $20 if you register by July 11. Register here.  
Baby Shower for Baby Boy Jones
Ladies, you are invited to a baby shower Book & Brunch! Nate and his wife, Angela, are looking forward to welcoming Baby Boy Jones soon. Nate is the son of David and Helen Jones. The shower will be on Saturday June 30, 10:30am in the home of Shari McCarthy, 685 E. Thornhill Ln. Palatine. 
RSVP: to Jane by June 22. They are registered here.
Hot Topics in the Equipping Center
Join us during the 10:45am hour in Room 300B for Biblical Perspectives on Global Issues 
  • June 10 - Brother John—Syria
  • June 17 - The Refugee Crisis
  • June 24 - Human Trafficking
Missionary Housing Needs
Some VCB missionaries will be on furlough soon and are looking for housing:

Family of 5 - August, 2018 to January 25, 2019
Husband and wife—November, 2018 and January- July, 2019 
Husband and wife—December, 2018 to July, 2019

Please contact Bobbie if you can host or know of a space that may be available.  
Summer Schedule in CFM
Childcare for Children Ages 3 and Under at 9am
Here is our Children's Ministry Summer schedule. Beginning Sunday, June 3rd through Labor Day, there will be no programming for children over the age of 3 during the 9 am service. Activity pages will be available for children ages 4 and over during the 9 am service. We will have full children's programming Saturday nights and Sunday mornings at 10:30. Our 9am Sunday School classes will resume following Labor Day.
Middle School Summer Camp
Attention incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students (grade as of Fall 2018)! Save the date to join us for a week at Silver Birch Ranch, July 14-20. Click here for more info.  
Prayer and Action
Join us on Thursday, June 14 at 7:00pm in Room 101 to intercede and advocate for suffering believers. Contact Bobbie with any questions.
Great Lakes Scrip
Interested in earning money to pay for retreats and other church events? Use Scrip cards for your everyday purchases. All orders must be submitted by June 15. Contact Dana to sign up! 
Eyeglasses for Kenya
We have received over 750 prescription glasses, and 200 pairs of reading and sunglasses to date! Keep them coming! We still need:
-     Used prescription glasses all sizes
-     NEW or gently used reading glasses
-     NEW children’s sunglasses

No cases please. Frames should be intact and lenses without scratches. You can drop them off during weekend services in the donation boxes located in the Gym Lobby and Connecting Place. During the week, you can leave them in the church office. We will collect until the end of June. Questions? Contact Lea.
AWANA Early Bird Registration
Save $20 on Fall 2018 AWANA registration when you register by June 30. Registration is online here.
Stephen Ministry
The next basic training class for new Stephen Ministers will begin on Wednesday, September 12th. If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, check out the web page for more information. This will give you the opportunity to learn about the Stephen Ministry program at VCB. If you have questions or would like to begin meeting with a Stephen Minister, contact Julie Fischer at 847.651.8559.
Village In Action
Love INC
Spring Cleaning? As you may know, Love INC operates primarily on donations from generous, loving donors like YOU! We ask that you prayerfully consider donating any of the following items:
Queen sheet sets (new or like new)
Moving Boxes
Dishes and Cutlery
Mason Jars
Metal adjustable twin/full bed frames
Twin Mattresses (new or like new)

We have received overwhelming support from our community and we are well on our way to reaching 2000 families by 2020! For more information about Love INC or to see what we have been up to, please visit our website or contact Lea Elder.
Up and Coming
Congregational Meeting
June 10

June 11-15

Family Fun Night
June 14

Prayer and Action
June 14

Jones Baby Shower
June 30
Last Week's Numbers
Last Week's Attendance
Saturday: 128
Sunday: 382
Total: 510
Tithe & Offering
Received: $182,486
Needed: $38,087
YTD Tithe & Offering
Received: $1,829,768
Needed: $1,735,741