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Victory News – April 23, 2021

Victory News – April 23, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Hi Friends,

Have you ever doubted God’s existence? God’s plan for you? That God is on your side? That He knows what He is doing? Have you ever doubted that he forgives you?

We all struggle with doubt from time to time, yet we often pretend like we have it all together. Doubts often happen when our circumstances are different than what we think they should be, like when someone gets sick, or worse.

Here is a key: use your doubts to remind that you have much more to learn about God. Use your doubts to run to God in His Word to learn why our expectations have led us astray. The more we learn who God is, the more we will trust him.

This weekend we are continuing our series Hope in the Darkness, where we find hope even in the darkness of doubt.

Hope to see you for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can worship at Victory, on our live stream site, or on our YouTube channel.  

Reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory,

Pastor Bill

CURRENT SERIES – HOPE IN THE DARKNESS

ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Ben continued the series with a message about grief. Even when you’re in the depths of despair, when you feel like the grief of the last year overwhelms you… Jesus is with you, bringing you hope in your grief because he lives. You can click here to read and watch this message.

Coming Up This Weekend – Pastor Bill continues the series with a message about doubt. When your faith is tested, when you struggle to find hope in Christ amidst your doubt… Jesus uses his Word and his people to bring you hope to overcome your doubt. Join us for worship on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at the Ministry Center, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.  

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

Board Game Drive – Now through this weekend, you can bring new or gently used board games to Victory to donate to Franklin Public Schools. The games will be used by children in the Kids’ Club program. This program takes place before school, after school, and during the summer. Please make sure any used games contain all pieces. Thank you for supporting our community!

Parenting Support: Substance Abuse – Coming up on Monday, May 3 at 6:30pm, Victory will partner with Christian Family Solutions for the final presentation in the Parenting Support Series. This presentation will cover the basics of substance abuse and give parents tools to deal with this challenging situation. You can attend this presentation at Victory or online. Go to votl.life/parenting for more information.

Bedtime Stories – It’s BACK! Bedtime Stories is happening again on Friday, May 7 at 6:30pm. Families can park in the lot at Victory, receive snacks and goodies for each kid and a set of books on a theme of fire safety, and enjoy family fun and a read-aloud in the lot. No RSVP needed! To learn more, go to votl.life/bedtime.

Versiti Blood Drive – Save a life… donate blood! Victory will partner with Versiti for a Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 12 from 2:30pm-6:30pm. Click here to learn more and reserve your spot to donate.

VICTORY NEWS

Mulch Party – Save the date to help put out mulch at the Ministry Center at 1:00pm on Sunday, April 25. Bring gardening gloves and shovels, and stay as you are able to help spruce up the Ministry Center. Thanks in advance for your help!

Confirmation Sunday – On Sunday, May 2 at the 10:30am service, Victory has the pleasure of confirming 11 8th grade students into membership at Victory. We wanted to let you know that this will be a highly attended service, in case you would choose to attend 9:00am or worship online to avoid being in a larger crowd.

Thrivent Flash Fund Opportunity – For every donation given through Thrivent Financial’s giving platform on April 24, Thrivent will donate a portion of $10,000 to increase your donation. Victory is one of the qualifying organizations to which you can designate your donations! To learn more or make a donation through Thrivent, click here.