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    ReadMonday Memo
    November 29, 2021

    Weekend Recap

    Hey Valley!


    Christ is the wisdom we all need. Sometimes we forget this. He is the one who wisely designed the world and when we live by His design we experience the goodness of it. And that is only part of his wisdom. Really this weekend we barely scratched the surface. Yet, we saw enough to be encouraged and challenged to trust the gospel (which he designed) and by His grace to live a life of righteousness. The whole message can be found here and as always, the sermon outline can be downloaded also. 


    This week also marked the first Sunday of Advent! We had children from the Valley family light the candle of Hope at each service and I wanted to remind you that it is not too late to start this same tradition in your own home. At each campus, there are family advent kits in the resource centers along with Advent stories like Jotham's Journey that you may want to consider picking up and reading as a family as we approach Christmas!


    Finally, all our first round of angel tree tags have been assigned! If you would still like to participate in this great opportunity to bless local families there are still some ways to do so. Simply email me and we can get you set up. 


    Loving People Toward Jesus,


    Pastor Mike

    www.vcflongview.org

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      ReadMonday Memo
      November 22, 2021

      Weekend Recap

      Hey Valley!


      What a great weekend! Not only did we start the new series called "God With Us" that examines the titles of Jesus from Isaiah, but we also had a wonderful evening of sharing thanks to the Lord on Friday. That night blessed me so much as I heard person after person expresses their gratitude toward God and the church family amidst the great challenges of this past year. Our God is so faithful and good and it is good to give thanks to him!


      As for the weekend message. You can find the sermon here and the notes can be downloaded here.


      This week is also the IMB prayer emphasis week. Hopefully, you received a prayer guide during the service. If not, I will be sending daily prayer reminders for this whole week so you can join with thousands of others and be praying for the name of Jesus to be heard in every corner of the earth.


      Day 1: Church Connect with the Missionary Task (Click here to read the backstory)

      PRAY:

      Pray for inroads for Indigenous believers who are reaching the lost.

      Pray churches who participated in Americas Connect will continue to pursue opportunities to serve.

      Pray the Lord will facilitate more church connections.



      Loving People Toward Jesus,


      Pastor Mike

      www.vcflongview.org


      VCF Podcast: New Episode "Intro To Systematic Theology - So the Bible is Special and Trust Worthy, So What?"

      Spotify


      Valley Reading Plan

      Nov 22 Amos 1–2 & Jude

      Nov 23 Amos 3–4 & 1 John 1

      Nov 24 Amos 5 & 1 John 2

      Nov 25 Amos 6–7 & 1 John 3

      Nov 26 Amos 8–9 & 1 John 4



      Valley Memory Verses

      Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

      1. Friday Focus 11.19.21

        It's just about time for the Thanksgiving feast!

        You know what I'm thankful for? A chance to pause with my church and celebrate what God has given us. Also copious amounts of food.


        And also for this upcoming series. If you havent heard, I won't spoil it for you, but Christmas season is upon us. Time to celebrate the coming of the King!


        I'll see you in worship.


        1. Team Email for Kid's Ministry: Hello everyone! Last Sunday I had a chance to share some of the victories that we have had with the children's ministry, and there is much more to share! As I shared last weekend, I think the context of the situation makes it all the more special. September of 2020 we didn't have any kid's programs running for obvious reasons. When we started we only had a handful of churched kids and we slowly added more programs. Now here is where are: Churched Kids (Children of members of the church):26 Crowd Kids (Children of regular attenders):15 Community kids (Children of families that do not attend Valley):45! Respectively here are the numbers of families we are impacting: - 16 - 9 - 31! There is a very real opportunity for outreach and evangelism through the kid's ministry! We are also celebrating baptisms. This year Valley had a total of 18 baptisms. Nine of those were children! Along with that, we also have at least 1 child who has expressed the desire to be a missionary when they  grow up! Personally, I am also celebrating the personal growth I see in those who serve as well. I love that we serve a God who will reach children and grow the people who are willing to serve. Along with the things we are celebrating I know learning curves have been identified. In response to many of our events this past year we are working on planning well ahead of time and regular communication :). Honestly, I'm excited about all of that. I know I'm the person who gets to share these reports and I'm a public face. But please know that I wholeheartedly believe we are doing as well as we are because YOU have been faithful to call. Thank you for partnering, loving these kids and loving each other! Let's continue to grow forward.
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                ReadMonday Memo: Nov 15, 2021

                Weekend Recap

                Hey Valley!


                I am having another morning of simply giving thanks to God for this past weekend.


                First of all, we concluded our "On Track" series by finishing the book of 1 Thessalonians. The text reminds us not only to live in grace but that "God will see you to the finish line of faith." His faithfulness is worthy of remembering, rejoicing in, and resting in all day every day. You can find this weekend's message and the whole series here. Also, notes for this weekend are right here.


                Also, this past weekend we had our church "business meeting" which was more of a family meeting. While there have been some challenges over the last 19 months, it was wonderful to hear about all the amazing things God is doing around Valley.


                Coming up next is our Thanksgiving Feast this Friday evening! You can find info and RSVP here.


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                Also, starting last week, I began sending this message to you through both this email list and our new Faithlife platform. Come the first of the year, I will be sending this update only through our new Faithlife platform. If you want to continue to receive the Monday Memo, first, check to see if you find 2 versions of this in your inbox. If so, you are good and do not need to do anything else. If not, email me back and we can make sure you are signed up for future communication.

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                Loving People Toward Jesus,


                Pastor Mike

                www.vcflongview.org


                VCF Podcast: New Episode ""

                Website

                Spotify


                Valley Reading Plan

                Nov 15 Hos 9–10 & 2 Tim 3

                Nov 16 Hos 11–12 & 2 Tim 4

                Nov 17 Hos 13–14 & 2 Pet 1

                Nov 18 Joel 1 & 2 Pet 2

                Nov 19 Joel 2-3 & 2 Pet 3


                Valley Memory Verses

                He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24