VCC Voice

Hey VCC Family!

Did you know we have a podcast of our past sermons?

Introducing VCC Voice!

Currently you can listen to all sermons from 2022 on your favorite podcasting app (let us know if we missed your favorite and we’ll add it!).  We’ll have past sermons from 2020 and 2021 uploaded soon!

Guatemala Missions Trip 2023

Missions trip to Guatemala, May 15-23, 2023–in conjunction with Lee Schnabel’s CAPAZ ministry.  Further details tba.

$50 application fee due at time of sign up.  Click here to sign up and pay fee.  This link is for the application fee only.  All other payments/donations can be made through the link in blue below.

Also, please download and fill out the application and reference forms below.  They can be saved and emailed back to VCC at office@vccalbany.com, or they can be printed out and mailed or brought into the office.  Please give Pastoral and Personal Reference forms to the people you would like to have fill them out, either by emailing the download or printing them. 

Missions Trip Application

Be sure to fill out and sign the top of the reference forms before you give them out.  This gives the person permission to share information about you.

Pastoral Reference

Personal Reference

IMPORTANT NOTE:  All other payments or donations for the Guatemala trip can be given through VCC online giving.  This link is also for those who want to donate towards the trip.  Checks can also be given to the church.  Please make checks payable to Valley Christian Center with “Guatemala team” on the memo line.

Guatemala Missions Trip 2023 Application

Missions trip to Guatemala, May 15-23, 2023–in conjunction with Lee Schnabel’s CAPAZ ministry.  Further details tba.

$50 application fee due at time of sign up.

Please download and fill out the application and reference forms below.  They can be saved and emailed back to VCC at office@vccalbany.com, or they can be printed out and mailed or brought into the office.  Please give Pastoral and Personal Reference forms to the people you would like to have fill them out, either by emailing the download or printing them.

Missions Trip Application

Pastoral Reference

Personal Reference

The Glorify Project

Help. Hope. Comfort. For moms facing abortion, unplanned pregnancy, miscarriage, infant loss, or infertility.

Meetings held 1st (6-7:30 pm) and 3rd (1-2:30 pm) Mondays in the Prayer Room at Valley Christian Center, 577 Scravel Hill Rd NE, Albany.

Click here to find out more at The Glorify Project website.

Click here to watch The Glorify Project Intro on YouTube.

In the near future they will have a maternity home where they can safely house women in crisis. It will be a place to counsel and comfort women as well as teach life and parenting skills.

Click here to donate to The Glorify Project through online giving at VCC.

Instead of your shame, you will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,
and everlasting joy will be yours.
-Isaiah 61:7-

Mid-Week Encounter

Do you need a quiet place to draw nearer to Jesus?  The VCC Sanctuary is open Tuesdays, 11 am—1 pm, for a time of personal encounter worshipping and soaking in His presence.  Come have lunch with the Lord!

I’m energized every time I enter your heavenly sanctuary
to seek more of your power and drink in more of your glory.
For your tender mercies mean more to me than life itself.
How I love and praise you, God!
Daily I will worship you passionately and with all my heart.
My arms will wave to you like banners of praise.
I overflow with praise when I come before you,
for the anointing of your presence satisfies me like nothing else.
You are such a rich banquet of pleasure to my soul.
Psalms 63:2-5 TPT

Foursquare Disaster Relief: Support Ukraine

The following is a message from Foursquare regarding the crisis in Ukraine.

The U.S. Foursquare Church, together with Foursquare Disaster Relief and Foursquare Missions International (FMI), continues to stay in touch with our churches on the ground in Ukraine and Russia, as well as nearby countries receiving refugees.

FMI workers and Foursquare churches in Poland, Slovakia, Romania, and Croatia are already responding to refugees; we expect additional nations will open their borders to refugees as well. Thousands of Ukrainians have already fled the country; millions will be displaced by this war.

Alexandr, a member of one of our Foursquare churches in Kyiv, shares with us his journey to the border with his wife and child and the challenges they’ve faced along the way.  Ukraine Story

Stories like this continue to unfold and Foursquare Disaster Relief is working tirelessly to provide support to those who desperately need it. We cannot do this alone. We invite you to partner with us by praying and giving.

Your donation to Foursquare Disaster Relief will go into the practical relief efforts, working through Foursquare churches in Europe. Our Foursquare people are already buying food and life-saving essentials, as well as providing emergency housing. We want to help them do more.  Click here to donate directly to Foursquare Disaster Relief.

Click here if you prefer to give to FDR for Ukraine through VCC online giving. You can also give in the offering box on Sunday. Please use an offering envelope and note Ukraine on it.

How you can pray today:

  • Pray for the families that are being separated. Women and children are allowed to leave Ukraine. Men ages 18-60 are not allowed to leave; they are staying to defend their nation.
  • Pray for Foursquare Ukraine as they minister to the needs of their nation. We have 32 churches, a ministry training institute, drug and alcohol rehab ministries, as well as orphanages.
  • Pray for Foursquare Russia as they stand for righteousness. Pray the Lord will protect our churches and our Foursquare national leader as he stands in unity with the global Foursquare church. Pray for our Foursquare family in Russia, as they are among those suffering the consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Forge America Missional Podcast

Season 4 of the Forge America Missional Podcast

With excellent interviews and roundtable discussions, season 4 of the Forge America Missional Podcast was dedicated to discussing New Power by Heimans and Timms and how we can empower all followers of Jesus to participate in His renewal in this world. Jump into the conversation with us!

Find us on iTunes and Spotify to subscribe!

Click Here for Podcast on iTunes

Click Here for Podcast on Spotify

Men’s Roundup

September 9th-11th, the Men’s Roundup Christian conference is a men’s camping retreat held in a forested mountaintop setting at Camp Tadmor in Lebanon, Oregon.  There men are encouraged to believe, obey, connect, and lead.  Roundup features an inspiring primary speaker, well-known guest artists and musicians, biblical teachers leading action workshop breakout sessions, great food, and opportunities for guys to worship, learn, grow, and connect with other guys.  Roundup is also a wonderful opportunity to appreciate God’s beautiful creation, hang out with friends, and break a sweat in the Roundup Race or other sports competitions and outdoor recreation activities.

As a result of this weekend, we envision that God will impact men in a variety of ways by moving them to:  come to faith in Christ, connect with each other and their local church, live in obedience to Christ, and foster leadership in their marriages, families, churches, and communities.

Click here to go to the Roundup website and find out more.

Current DivorceCare Meetings

Separation and divorce are painful and stressful experiences.  It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.  DivorceCare is a support group that meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  This is a 13-week program led by Kent & Debbie Gross and Tom Bartunek.  This session starts Saturday, September 3rd, and concludes on Saturday, December 3rd. Meeting times are between 9:00 and 10:30 AM.  Coffee and donuts or muffins will be served.

The group will watch a 30-40 minute video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects.  These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, and on-location video.  Following the video, participants will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members.

To find out more about DivorceCare go to https://www.divorcecare.org/about.

To find out more about this ministry at VCC or to join the latest group, email divorcecaremin@vccalbany.com.

  • VCC Voice August 10, 2022
    Hey VCC Family! Did you know we have a podcast of our past sermons? Introducing VCC Voice! Currently you can listen to all sermons from 2022 on your favorite podcasting app (let us know if we missed your favorite and we’ll add it!).  We’ll have past sermons from 2020 and 2021 uploaded soon!
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  • Water Baptism June 21, 2022
    Water baptism is an important step in any Christian’s walk. Jesus calls for anyone who has received Him as their Lord and Savior to be baptized as a statement of faith and commitment.  It is a public confession and declaration of your trust in Jesus Christ.  To find out more about water baptism, click here […]
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  • Guatemala Missions Trip 2023 June 16, 2022
    Missions trip to Guatemala, May 15-23, 2023–in conjunction with Lee Schnabel’s CAPAZ ministry.  Further details tba. $50 application fee due at time of sign up.  Click here to sign up and pay fee.  This link is for the application fee only.  All other payments/donations can be made through the link in blue below. Also, please […]
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  • Guatemala Missions Trip 2023 Application June 16, 2022
    Missions trip to Guatemala, May 15-23, 2023–in conjunction with Lee Schnabel’s CAPAZ ministry.  Further details tba. $50 application fee due at time of sign up. Please download and fill out the application and reference forms below.  They can be saved and emailed back to VCC at office@vccalbany.com, or they can be printed out and mailed […]
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  • The Glorify Project June 2, 2022
    Help. Hope. Comfort. For moms facing abortion, unplanned pregnancy, miscarriage, infant loss, or infertility. Meetings held 1st (6-7:30 pm) and 3rd (1-2:30 pm) Mondays in the Prayer Room at Valley Christian Center, 577 Scravel Hill Rd NE, Albany. Click here to find out more at The Glorify Project website. Click here to watch The Glorify […]
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  • Mid-Week Encounter March 17, 2022
    Do you need a quiet place to draw nearer to Jesus?  The VCC Sanctuary is open Tuesdays, 11 am—1 pm, for a time of personal encounter worshipping and soaking in His presence.  Come have lunch with the Lord! I’m energized every time I enter your heavenly sanctuary to seek more of your power and drink […]
    Grace
  • Foursquare Disaster Relief: Support Ukraine March 3, 2022
    The following is a message from Foursquare regarding the crisis in Ukraine. The U.S. Foursquare Church, together with Foursquare Disaster Relief and Foursquare Missions International (FMI), continues to stay in touch with our churches on the ground in Ukraine and Russia, as well as nearby countries receiving refugees. FMI workers and Foursquare churches in Poland, […]
    Grace
  • Forge America Missional Podcast February 17, 2022
    Season 4 of the Forge America Missional Podcast With excellent interviews and roundtable discussions, season 4 of the Forge America Missional Podcast was dedicated to discussing New Power by Heimans and Timms and how we can empower all followers of Jesus to participate in His renewal in this world. Jump into the conversation with us! […]
    Grace
  • Men’s Roundup February 16, 2022
    September 9th-11th, the Men’s Roundup Christian conference is a men’s camping retreat held in a forested mountaintop setting at Camp Tadmor in Lebanon, Oregon.  There men are encouraged to believe, obey, connect, and lead.  Roundup features an inspiring primary speaker, well-known guest artists and musicians, biblical teachers leading action workshop breakout sessions, great food, and […]
    Grace
  • Current DivorceCare Meetings October 7, 2021
    Separation and divorce are painful and stressful experiences.  It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.  DivorceCare is a support group that meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  This is a 13-week program led by Kent […]
    Grace