Celebrate Central Oregon

Celebrate Central Oregon is a Mike Silva International Event that will be held Saturday, July 15th. This will be a bilingual evangelistic festival (Spanish and English), reaching all of central Oregon and beyond. For the sake of the city, and the state, this outreach will be pivotal and transformational! Central Oregon needs Jesus now more than ever!

You can come help serve in Bend, Oregon at the Cascades Amphitheater. This is an opportunity to see and experience firsthand how God can use you to make a difference. The festival needs someone like you, with a desire to give of their time, to help make a festival possible!

Here are some of the ways you can serve:

  • Festival set-up and tear-down (tents, fencing signage posting, production load-in and load-out, clean-up)
  • Being a “Friend of the Festival” (evangelism and follow-up)
  • Serving in a booth (information, hospitality, volunteer, merchandise, community service, prayer, food service, first-aid emergency)
  • Security
  • Transportation
  • Production
  • And more!

Click here to go to Celebrate Oregon website to sign up.

If you will be attending this event, please fill out this form so we can organize who is going.

Funds are also needed to put on the event.

You can donate through VCC online giving.

Hosting the Presence – Ladies’ Bible Study

Are you hungry for an encounter with Jesus? Do you want to make an impact on the world? In this eight-session curriculum, Pastor Bill Johnson takes you on an unforgettable journey, answering these questions from Scripture and showing believers what it looks like to host God’s Presence in their everyday lives. If you have ever wondered how God’s presence can impact your life, how to walk in miracles and power, and how to hear the Holy Spirit, this study is for you. Prepare to encounter God like never before and transform the world around you by hosting His Presence!

This weekly study will be facilitated by Pastor Bonnie and Jacquie Hoeskstra.  It begins Wednesday, April 5th and runs through Wednesday, May 24th.  Meeting in the VCC Prayer Room.  There is an afternoon session (1:00-2:30 pm) and an evening session (6:30-8:00 pm).

Books are optional, and we ask that you purchase your own book if you would like one.

Click here to sign up for the afternoon class.

Click here to sign up for the evening class.

Sewing Machines for Kenya

Claudia Campbell has been leading women in Kenya through ARMS (Abuse Recovery Ministry).  Many of these women stay in abusive situations, because they do not have a way to support themselves if they leave.  They are hoping to get 10 non-electric sewing machines to train these women on and give them a means to support themselves and their children.  Sewing machines are $150.  They are also looking at possibly purchasing 2-3 non-electric knitting machines for $250.

Click here to donate towards the purchase of these sewing machines.

Disaster Relief for Turkey

You can give to help those affected by the February 6th earthquake in Turkey either through World Horizons or Foursquare Disaster Relief via online giving at Valley Christian Center.

Below is a statement from World Horizons, about how you can give financially to assist in aid efforts for people affected by the earthquakes. These funds will be transferred directly to their head church in Ankara and will be used for immediate relief aid as well as support to local believers who have been affected.

“We have all been moved by the tragic events in Turkey and Syria resulting from the earthquakes of February 6th, 2023. Another disaster, this time natural, affects an area of the world that has seen so much civil war and inter-community strife. Many lives have been lost, many homes destroyed, and many will be needing shelter.

World Horizons has a long history of service to the church in Turkey. We have partners in several locations and know the local church and its members in areas most affected by these events. Accordingly, we are establishing a fund to provide resources for Turkish believers who, in Jesus’ name, will be ministering to those in need, through very practical means, and to support the local congregations.

Your gifts may be sent to World Horizons USA through the following link and using the account number 20559 – Turkish Earthquake Relief Fund. Thank you.”


God’s Grocery Giveaway

We want to share a ministry opportunity with you… God‘s Grocery Giveaway!  The first half of the month, we will be collecting groceries to giveaway.  The last half of the month, there will be bags of groceries set out in the Lobby for you to take and share around the community.  You can share with someone you know has a need or with someone God may highlight to you as you are out and about.  Also, please take some for yourself if you have a need! We want to be sure those within our VCC family are well taken care of.

When you take groceries, we would like you to please use the sign out sheet and leave your name and email address/phone number.  We want to be able to contact you for any testimonies you have to share about this ministry.

LAM Spiritual Journey Worksheet

Click here to download a copy of the Spiritual Journey worksheet.  Please print a copy for each spouse to fill out and bring to class on Sunday.

If you have difficulty with the download, here are the questions.  Please just write out your answers on a sheet of paper and bring that instead.

Before Marriage:

  1. What has been one of the greatest hardships or challenges in your life from childhood up until when you got married?
  2. What has been one of the greatest blessings in your life from childhood up until when you got married?

During Marriage:

  1. What is the greatest strength in your marriage?
  2. What is the greatest struggle in your marriage?
  3. What do you want the Lord to do for your marriage in this workshop?

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.

Click here to make payments or donations for the Guatemala trip through VCC online giving.  Please email Grace at graced@vccalbany.com if you are a donor giving to a specific team member, so it is credited to the correct person.  There is not a place to make designations in online giving.

If you are writing a check, please make it payable to Valley Christian Center with “Guatemala” or the team member’s name on the memo line.  Donations placed in the offering box should be in an offering envelope marked with Guatemala/team member’s name as well.  If you are mailing the check, our address is Valley Christian Center, 577 Scravel Hill Rd NE, Albany, OR 97322.

The Glorify Project

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

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.

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-

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