Loaves of Love Collection 9/24/16

The VMC is hosting a Loaves of Love Collection Event during Convoy Days, Saturday, September 24th from 9am - 12 noon.  Items can also be dropped off at Hall Lumber September 19-23 from 7:30am - 5:30 pm.  Collecting the following:

Canned soup or pasta (pull-tab only)

4 or 6 pack microwaveable mac & cheese single servings

Peanut butter single servings (8 per box with pull tab)

Cereal bars & granola bars

Pop Tarts

Individual fruit cups & applesauce cups (4 pack)

Fruit snacks

Oatmeal packets

Individual serving cereal boxes

Monetary donations - please make checks to "Loaves of Love"

Loaves of Love is meeting the nutritional needs of hungry children at Crestview Elementary whose needs would be inadequately met, or not met, on weekends when children are not in school to receive meals prepared by Crestview dietary staff.

Christmas Open House & Ornament-Making

Saturday, November 14th from 9am -12pm at the Village Ministry Center will be holding an Ornament Crafting event.  This event has limited space available and each participant will make 3 hand crafted ornaments for the Christmas Season.  

All ages are welcome to join in the Ornament Crafting.  The cost of this event is $10 for Adults and $5 for children.  Adults need to pre-register by Monday, November 9th to Kim Clayton at 419-743-4247 however there is no pre-registration for children.  During the event Coffee, Cider and Cookies will be provided as well as all the crafting supplies.

The Village Ministry will also be collecting snack items for the VMC After-School Program from 9am-3pm.  All items can be dropped off anytime from 9am-3pm.  The snack items include small bottled water, individually wrapped snacks such as cheese & crackers, peanut butter crackers, fruit snacks, fruit roll-ups, chewy granola bars, etc.

Mission Cafe'

Come join us Tuesday, September 22nd at 7 pm for an evening of sharing with Mary Escobar, a full-time missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. She is the director of the Mary Jo Phillips Methodist Daycare Center, which serves 2-4 year-old children in a very impoverished neighborhood in Asunción, Paraguay. Mary will be joined by Natalie Collins, who served as a short-term missionary in Paraguay in 2014.

Coffee and tea provided.

Live praise & worship music 6:45

Loaves of Love Collection

The Village Ministry Center will be the site for a one-day collection for Loaves of Love food donations.  Donations can also be dropped off at Hall Lumber September 14-19 from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm.  Loaves of Love is a local, non-profit ministry that provides an easy-to-prepare, non-perishable weekend food package to Crestview elementary students who might not otherwise get a meal.  Items you can provide include:

Canned soup or pasta (pull-tab top only)

4-pack microwaveable mac and cheese singles servings

8-pack boxed microwaveable mac and cheese single servings

Peanut butter single servings (8 per box/circular with pull-tab)

Any type Nutrigrain or granola bars

Pop Tarts

Individual fruit cups & applesauce cups (4 per pack)

Fruit snacks

Oatmeal packets

Individual serving cereal boxes

Monetary donations also accepted – please make checks payable to “Loaves of Love”

If Not Us Then Who? - Praying for our Schools

This is an invitation to those of us here in the Crestview school system to come together as parents, teachers, staff, friends and family to pray over our children, the staff, and building/property of Crestview School, the Bible House, and the Convoy Pre-School prior to the 2015-2016 school year. We will be praying for their safety, good health, friendships, attitudes, home lives, academics, behavior, and overall that each and every students is blessed every time they enter the building. And that each member of the Crestview staff from the janitors to the superintendent, and everyone in between will be a blessing to every student they come in contact with and in return be blessed in their jobs. And that each and every student and staff member won't just survive, but thrive. This invite is for anyone who agrees there is power in prayer! Please share and invite anyone that you think would like to take a part in this event. Including any and all church ministers/staff. Please join us just inside the building by the elementary office at 5:00 PM. We will end at the Bible House (with a short open-house there). If possible, please RSVP so we have a more accurate count for the school.

Send Love

Through February, the Women @ The Well reading group at the Village Ministry Center will be collecting items to send overseas to spread God’s Word.  Pastors from Central and West Africa and Cameroon (through the mission outreach of Christian Resources International) have requested materials to use for evangelism to convicts, for church members, for reaching unbelievers, and for witnessing and preaching.  Monetary donations are also needed to help pay the shipping costs.  Donations may be dropped off at the Village Ministry Center Monday – Thursday from 3-4:30 through February.  Thank you for helping us Send the Word! 

ITEMS NEEDED (new or gently used)

King  James Bibles

Good News Bibles

Life in the Spirit Study Bible

KJV Study Bible – Large Print

Amplified Bible (Expanded Edition)

NASB Bibles & Study Bibles

Any other Bibles / Study Bibles

Bible Literature (Devotions, etc.)

Books on Discipleship

Books on Church Administration

Christian Tracts