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Did you know that experiencing true Christian community is a high value to God, and goes beyond attending Sunday worship service? Do you want to further cultivate a Christ-centered community for VCE, where our vision, values, and goals are lived out every day? Do you want to experience belonging, fellowship, accountability, care, and prayer? Then take the next step – join a community group today!
September 23 | 1:00 pm | Kuipers Family Farm
Mark your calendars for this VCE fall tradition! Come pick some delicious apples with your family and friends. All are welcome as we spend the afternoon in the orchard and the farm store. We will meet by the tractor and enter the orchard together. Cost is $13 per person (children age 2 and under are free). See the link below for directions and more information.
EDGE Pizza Party
September 24 | 1:00 pm | Oasis
EDGE students, get ready for our official fall kickoff! We will be celebrating with pizza at the Oasis (home of Jessica Foster). Worship and a fun activity are also on the agenda – feel free to bring a friend!
EDGE is for students in grades 6-12. During the school year we meet regularly on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Contact Craig Jarvis or Jessica Foster for more details or other upcoming events.
College Care Packages
September 24 – October 15 | Collecting Items on Sunday Mornings
Help us bless our college students as they approach fall midterms! We will be putting together care packages for 9 VCE students to help encourage them in their studies. If you would like to add to the boxes, items can be brought in on Sundays through October 15. Please keep items small in size – suggestions include letters, Bible verses, candy bars, gum, etc. We will add in some fresh cookies right before they go in the mail 🙂
Women’s Bible Study
Next Session September 30 | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Jarvis Home
In Living For What Really Matters- a study through the book of Philippians, author Teresa S. Anderson guides you through the book of Philippians showing that living a life deeply rooted in Christ takes more than trying to manufacture joy out of nowhere. In order to live a life for Jesus, among the people of Jesus, we need unity and community, authenticity and dependence on God no matter the season. Out of that, we will experience a deep and meaningful joy. This 8 week Bible study teaches us how to intentionally develop lives that make a difference- by growing deep roots in God’s Word, developing a true Biblical community, and blossoming in the midst of whatever we face.
Sign up to receive information about additional dates and meeting locations. Books are also available for those who wish to complete the study but are not able to attend the group meetings.
Lunch with the Pastor
First Sunday of Each Month | 1:00 pm | Brunch Cafe, Roselle
One of our favorite ways to get to know someone new is at the “kitchen table!” The first Sunday of each month, Pastor Craig, his wife Beth, and a few members of our church go out to lunch after church with any visitors who are interested in learning more about Village Church East.
We promise, we won’t ask you intrusive questions… we’d love to just take you to lunch and get to know you!
Men’s Game Night
October 6 | 6:00 pm | Home of Mark Luce
Men, join us for an evening of food, games, and fun! We’ll be hanging out at the home of Mark Luce starting at 6pm – bring a friend and come when you can. Pizza will be provided.
Baptism Class & Breakfast
October 7 | 9:00 am | Starbucks, 1057 W Lake Street, Hanover Park
Are you interested in being baptized? Or maybe you just want to learn more about what baptism is and why it’s important. Either way, we invite you to meet Pastor Craig for breakfast on Saturday, October 7 and have all your questions answered. The class runs about 45 minutes.
Our next baptism service is planned for Sunday, October 15.
Fall Walk & Talk Event!
October 7 | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Mallard Lake
Come and enjoy a fall morning in God’s creation! You can choose an easy walk over a bridge and through the woods or fellowship over fall snacks and a craft. Do all three if you wish! Let’s get together to enjoy the community of women He has brought together and continue to grow in friendships. See you there!
Discover Village Class
Beginning October 15 | Following Morning Service | Village Kids Room
Join us for a four-week class to learn more about Village Church, including our vision, values, ministries, and more! Attending Discover Village is your first step toward becoming a member at Village Church East. This class will meet on Sunday mornings at Fountain View on October 15th, October 22nd, November 12th, and November 19th in the Village Kids room immediately following morning service. If you have any questions, please reach out to Brent Amato.
Women’s Fall Retreat
October 20-22 | Perlstein Retreat Center
Village Women, join us for our annual fall retreat in a setting with a lake and an opportunity to unplug and refresh your soul. You can expect a reflective weekend with biblical teaching, vibrant worship, personal time, rest, small group connection, workshop experiences, fun activities, and community. We hope you will join us.
October 21 | 7:00 am | Brunch Café
Men, this monthly event is just for you! Come together over breakfast for a time of prayer and fellowship. This is a great opportunity to get to know other men from VCE, or to bring a friend. If you know you’ll be attending, we appreciate you registering online so we can give the restaurant an accurate head-count. See Darren Gruett with any questions.
Village Church Digital
Village Church Digital is here! In collaboration with the Village Church of Bartlett, we’ve been working behind the scenes to build a brand new web platform with original content, by Village Church for Village Church, to help you grow as a disciple of Jesus.
Make sure you’re signed up for our emails so you can receive our Village Church Digital newsletter, which will come out every other week and feature new content that we hope will help you have the mind, heart, and life of Christ.
The Bible Reading Plan
The Bible Reading Plan is an invitation to seek intimacy with God every day using a free Bible experience for smartphones, tablets, and online at Bible.com. Engage in daily devotionals and prayer on your own or invite friends to participate with you to grow in community.