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Victory News – November 15, 2019

Victory News – November 15, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Dear Friends,

Victory started in 2006 with a desire to connect to a changing world. Well, the world certainly changed. Only one year after Victory started, Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone, Facebook left college campuses, and Twitter became its own company.

Victory has seen those changes and adapted.

But there is another change that has swept the nation: The rise of the “nones”. Nones are those people who claim no religious affiliation whatsoever. And in the past ten years, they make up the fastest-growing religious demographic in our nation.

If we want to continue to connect with our community, we will need to find ways to connect with the nones. This Sunday we will study Acts 10-11 to see how the Lord led Peter to connect with his changing world. And we will see how we can begin to do the same. First, we need to see the “nones” that are all around us. Then we need to connect and love them as Jesus does.

Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am in person or online.

Reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory,

Pastor Ben

CURRENT SERIES – WELCOME TO VICTORY

ICYMI – Last Sunday, Pastor Bill shared a message about joy and fun. Worshiping Jesus isn’t always easy. It means sacrifice. It may even lead to persecution. And yet, we can worship the Lord with joy, even in the face of persecution, because God gives us strength and hope. Click here to read or watch last Sunday’s message.

Coming Up This Sunday – This weekend, Pastor Ben will share another one of our core values: connectedness. At Victory, we believe the love of Jesus compels us to evaluate and create new ways to effectively communicate the Gospel, which does not change, within a culture that changes constantly. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online. You can also check out the Spotify playlist for the series here.

VICTORY NEWS

Help Needed: Chair Tear-Down and Set-Up – To prepare for a carpet cleaning on Monday, we need your help immediately after the 10:30am service on Sunday to move all the chairs out of the worship space. And, if you’re available at 6:30pm on Monday night, we could use your help to put them all back! Thanks for your assistance in getting our Ministry Center looking great for Christmas!

Thanksgiving Eve Worship – Take time out from the busyness of holiday preparations. Join us for Thanksgiving Eve worship on Wednesday, November 27 at 6:30pm. We’ll thank God for the blessings of this year, have an opportunity to provide blessings in our community, and share some pie after the service (served by our Quest teens and leaders).

Christian Planned Giving Seminar – On Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30pm, Victory will host a planned giving seminar, led by Christian Giving Counselor Rick Kneser. This is a great opportunity to learn about estate planning and how to prepare for your retirement. No registration needed!

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

Blood Drive – Save a life… donate blood! Our final blood drive for the year is on Wednesday, November 20 from 3:00-7:30pm. We are in need of over a dozen donors to reach our goal of 32 donors for this drive. You can click here to make your appointment now. You can also sign up to provide childcare, snacks, and clean-up assistance by clicking here. (NOTE: You’ll need to sign into your MyVOTL account to sign up to help.)

Jingle Jam! – Our next community opportunity is Jingle Jam!, happening on Friday, December 6 from 6:00-8:00pm. At this free event, we’ll offer cookies and hot cocoa, pictures with Santa and family portraits, and a great time for the whole family. Click here to sign up to volunteer at the event. (NOTE: You will need to log into your MyVOTL account to sign up.) You can also grab invite cards at church to ask a friend or neighbor to join you and your family at this event.

Operation Jesus Cares 2019 – Victory of the Lamb will partner with Christ/St. Peter School again this year for Operation Jesus Cares on Wednesday, December 18. As part of this project, we work with the school to prepare and deliver care packages to the neighborhood around the school. You can donate to the event now by clicking here and designating “Operation Jesus Cares” for your donation. You can also click here to volunteer at the event.