Foursquare Disaster Relief – Hurricane Hit Florida

Here is a link to a video from Foursquare pastor Jordan Roe of Mission Community in Ft. Meyer, Florida.

His church is being setup as a point of distribution for relief supplies, with two semi-trucks of food and water being delivered as we speak. They still miraculously have water and power at the church but everything around it does not. Foursquare Disaster Relief (FDR) will be working with Jordan and Mission Community to provide a tangible expression of Jesus love and that is possible thanks to donations from the Foursquare family!

Click here to give to FDR to allow ministry to happen there as well as through other local churches in west Florida in the coming days, weeks, and months.  This is the quickest way for your donation to be available for use to help.

If you prefer to give through VCC, you can give online or by cash or check in the offering box–please use an envelope and note Florida in the “Other” space.

Prayer points:

  • Safety: first responders, relief supply trucks, police and fire
  • Relief Supplies: to get to those that need it desperately
  • Box trucks: We are trying to source 2 box trucks for local distribution of food and water
  • Jesus to be made known through the work of His Church

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.

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 5 of the Forge America Missional Podcast is here!

We start off this season with an interview of Ericka Henry from Allentown, PA. Ericka is a the pastor and church planter of The Holy District, where they seek to inspire people across a spectrum of belief and non-belief to rediscover the sacredness of the spaces they inhabit. In this episode we talk about how The Holy District has flipped the script on church planting and how planting as a woman has brought new perspective to their endeavor.

Find us on iTunes and Spotify to subscribe!

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OYA Foster Care

Everyone needs a second chance.

Many teens who come to the Oregon Youth Authority have never had a positive, supportive adult in their lives.  It’s one of the biggest barriers to getting their lives back on track.

As an OYA foster parent, you can be that role model.  You can provide youth ages 12 through 24 with a supportive, safe, stable home and the guidance to change their lives for the better.

Click here for a pdf Foster Care brochure.

Click here for more information on Oregon Youth Authority.

Click here for to watch a YouTube video on Foster Care.

Wisdom Keepers

Wisdom Keepers meet for lunch and fellowship on the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 am in the VCC Youth Building.

This gathering group is a place for seniors—men, women, couples, individuals—to connect for fellowship and encouragement.  Come connect with old friends and new.

For more information, you can find this event and others on our Events page.

Please contact the church office by email office@vccalbany.com or phone 541-967-8712 if you are planning on coming to the lunch, so we know how many to prepare for.

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