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We don’t know why the Grinch hated Christmas.  We just know he did.  If we’re being honest, there’s probably something within the Christmas season celebration that awakens a Grinch within all of us.  Join us as we explore the faith themes in the Christmas classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  Perhaps we might find, like the Grinch, that the very thing we think we hate is the one thing that changes our life.

The Heart that grew three sizes

November 28, 2021

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Scripture:  Isaiah 61:1-2, 6-7; Amos 5:21, 23-24; 

Matthew 2:6; Romans 12:9


December 5, 2021

Looking the Part

Scripture:  Isaiah 60:3-6; Zechariah 7:9-10; Matthew 3:7b-12


December 12, 2021

When You’re Sure You’re Right

Scripture:  Matthew 2:11; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 1:52-53


December 19, 2021

“The Heart That Grew Three Sizes”

Scripture:  Psalm 136:1-3; Luke 2:8-20; Romans 12:17-21

“Yes” can fee like a four-letter word when we become over extended, when our “yeses” cause us to be taken advantage of or when we begin to resent those who we said yes to.  But, “yes” doesn’t have to feel like a four-letter word.  Join us as we look at how to say “yes” to the right things. 

Yes is not a four-letter word

 

November 14, 2021

Yes to Family

Scripture:  Deuteronomy 6:1-9

 

November 21, 2021

Yes to Faith

Scripture:  Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Deuteronomy 6:20-24

All Saints Sunday

November 7, 2021

All Saints Sunday

Scripture:  Hebrews 11:1-35, 12:1-3

Money has a direct connection to our values, our faith, and the health of our relationships.  It’s no wonder that in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus presented a radical message about our “treasure” and our hearts.  Throughout this series we will examine what our treasure is.  How do we spend our time, energy, and money?  And, if our hearts follow our treasure, as Jesus taught, how do we make sure they are aligned?

Treasure

October 10, 2021

Where Is Your Treasure?

Scripture:  Matthew 6:19-23

 

October 17, 2021

The Problem with Two Masters

Scripture:  Matthew 6:24

 

October 24, 2021

How to Give

Scripture:  Matthew 6:1-6

 

October 31, 2021

Don’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing

Scripture: Matthew 6:25-35

As a culture, we are living in crazy times.  Never before have we been more informed, engaged and connected.  But with conflict over the pandemic to celebrity scandals to racial injustice, never before have we been more confused, angry and divided.  What in the world is going on?  In our new five week series, we will explore topics – like cancel culture, polarizing views and mob mentality – through the lens of what Jesus would have to say about them.

What in the World?

September 5, 2021

Cancel Culture

Scripture: Matthew 7:3-5, John 8:4-11, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21

 

September 12, 2021

Mob Mentality

Scripture:  Luke 19:36-40, Luke 23:18-32, John 14:6

 

September 19, 2021

Uncertainty

Scripture: Matthew 26:56, Mark 15:40, 46-47, Mark 16:1-2,

Matthew 28:1, 5-8

 

September 26, 2021

Political Correctness

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:5, James 1:22,

Matthew 28:1, 5-8

 

October 3, 2021

Compassion Fatigue

Scripture:  James 2:14-17

Minecraft and Among Us video games have taken the world by storm in the last several years.  But what can these games teach us about God?  Join us as we game through religion.

Gaming Through Religion

August 22, 2021

Minecraft

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:4-20

 

August 29, 2021

Among Us

Scripture:  Matthew 7:15-23

VBC-Live Like a Champ

August 15, 2021

Live Like a Champ

Guest Speakers

July 25, 2021

Pastor Audra Hudson

Living Abundantly

Scripture:  John 6:1-15

 

August 1, 2021

Pastor Curt Jensen

Discovering Your Gift(s)

Scripture:  Ephesians 4:1-16

 

August 8, 2021

Carole Baker

It’s a Mystery

Scripture:  Isaiah 55:8-9, 11 and Ephesians 3:2-12

Few things in life are more memorable than a road trip and summer is the perfect time to hit the road!  Join us as we explore how those summer road trip experiences can help us grow in faith.

Summer Road Trip

 

June 27, 2021

Roadside Attraction

Scripture:  Exodus 3:1-14

 

July 4, 2021

Riding in the Backseat

Scripture:  Numbers 12

 

July 11, 2021

Are we there yet?

Scripture:  Exodus 16:2-35

 

July 18, 2021

Roadblocks

Scripture:  Exodus 17

We long to connect with God over the sorrows in our lives and in the world.  Lament is the ancient practice of expressing anger and pain to God.  The practice of lament has often been lost or seen as taboo in the church.   Join us as we explore the power of lament. 

Lament

June 13, 2021

Lament to God

Scripture:  Psalm 102:1-2

 

June 20, 2021

Lament in the Community and Public

Scripture:  Job 2:11-13, Acts 10:1-15

The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst.  Through the Holy Spirit we sense God’s presence, comfort, leading, and strength in our lives.  If you are going to grow deeper in your faith you need the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life.  Join us as we explore the work of the Spirit in our lives.

Holy Spirit

May 16, 2021

The Presence of the Spirit

Scripture:  Job 33:4, Acts 2:17a, Joel 2:28a, John 14:15-17,

Romans 15:13

 

May 23, 2021

The Spirit Transforms

Scripture:  Isaiah 64:8, John 3:5, Romans 8:14,

Galatians 5:16, 22-23a

 

May 30, 2021

The Spirit Empowers

Scripture: Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:7, 28,

1 Corinthians 14:12

Is science and faith at odds?  Do you need to reject science to be a Christian?  Do you need to reject Christianity if you ascribe to the theories of science?  Join us as we explore the relationship between science and religion.

Science and Religion

 

April 11, 2021

Where Science & Religion

Meet

Scripture:  Psalm 19:1-6

 

April 18, 2021

God and the Big Bang

Scripture:  Genesis 1:1-19

 

April 25, 2021

God & the Dinosaurs

Scripture:  Genesis 1:20-31

 

May 2, 2021

Medicine & the Healing

Power of Faith

Scripture:  Luke 8:43-48

 

May 9, 2021

Biotechnology & God’s

Future

Scripture:  Micah 6:8,

Luke 10:25-37

 

Easter

April 4, 2021

Disappointment

Scripture: Mark 16:1-8

Learn to BE LOVE.  Throughout Jesus’ ministry He teaches how to love with heart, soul, mind, and strength through reckless love.  In this series we will see how we can love as Jesus and, in the process, love our neighbor more fully and deepen our relationship with God.

Reckless Love

 

February 21, 2021

Begin with Love

Scripture: Mark 12:28-34

 

February 28, 2021

Expanding the Circle

Scripture: Luke 5:1-11

 

March 7, 2021

Lavish Love

Scripture: 1 John 3:1-3

 

March 14, 2021

Open Hearted

Scripture: 1 John 2:7-11

 

March 21, 2021

Value the Vulnerable

Scripture: 1 John 3:16-18

 

March 28, 2021

Emulate Christ

Scripture: 1 John 4:13-21

Anxiety. Sadness. Anger. Compassion. God has given each of us the capacity to feel deeply.  The Bible shows us many examples of Jesus’s emotions: love, compassion, righteous anger, sadness, and more.  In this series, we’ll look at how Jesus processed emotions so we can better process our powerful emotions and can start to understand how God will use them for good.

Emotions

January 24, 2021

Compassion

Scripture: Luke 7:11-17


January 31, 2021

Anxiety

Scripture: Mark 14:32-36


February 7, 2021

Anger

Scripture: Matthew 21:12-13


February 14, 2021

Sadness

Scripture: Luke 19:41

Do you ever feel like you are just repeating the same tasks day after day after day?  What if this New Year is an opportunity to make some changes in our lives? Start again. Leave things behind. Start new practices. Hit Reset.

Reset

January 3, 2021

What do you want to STOP?

Scripture: John 3:1-3, Matthew 9:17

 

January 10, 2021

What do you want to CHANGE?

Scripture: Romans 12:2

 

January 17, 2021

What do you want to START?

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17