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“The Fig Tree” 02.17.19 – Pastor Lien

24 HOUR PRAYER VIGIL | FEB 27, 6AM – FEB 28, 6AM
Join us in prayer for transformed lives and that each and every one will be able to answer the most fundamental question everyone faces in life – What on Earth Am I Her For? We are asking you to SIGN UP to pray in half hour increments, so we have people praying around the clock. A booklet of Prayer Helps and Guides is available by the sign up sheet posted in the lobby. 

6am-6pm we are asking people to come to church
6pm-6am we are asking people to pray at home

LEARN HOW TO LEAVE A LOVING, LASTING LEGACY!
If you have ever been exposed to some of the “fall out” of an unplanned or poorly planned end-of-life situation you know the truth of the following statement, “failing to plan produces the same results as planning to fail.” Whether we are comfortable with it or not, the reality is that most people’s legacy hinge on their final days and how well they have made preparations for what happens after their days on this earth are ended.
Ben Smith will offer several large group presentations as well as be available for “one on one” private consultations at no cost to those who choose to take advantage of his experience and expertise. SIGN UP at the Welcome Center.

Sun, February 24, 3:00pm
“Leaving a Loving and Lasting Legacy”

Mon, February 25, 1:00pm
“Proven Creative Suggestions to Maximize Your Legacy Impact”

VLCW ANNUAL SPRING LUNCHEON – SAT, MARCH 9, 11:00AM
Our I-HELP Coordinators will explain how the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program, Victory’s behind the scenes local mission, actually works. Tickets available for purchase for $10 in the lobby.

In partnership with community churches, I-HELP provides shelter to single homeless women without children seven nights per week. With the help of program staff, women develop Life Plans which include goals that assist them to locate employment and safe and stable housing.

“Stealing Shame’s Script” 01.27.19 – Dr. Robert Walter

WINTER WORSHIP SCHEDULE: JAN 6 – APRIL 28
We have added an 11:00am service on Sundays. This service will be identical to 9:30am (with communion) to allow for better parking and seating.

3-DAY MINI COURSE WITH ROBERT WALTER
“GRACE FOR SHAME”
TUES-THURS, JAN 29-31, 9:30AM-NOON
This weekend Dr. Robert Walter will be our guest preacher and offer a great stand-alone message, as well as offer an introduction to his three day “Grace for Shame” workshop.

Let’s Do More to Serve Homeless Families!
Benefit Luncheon to support the Mesa Expansion of Family Promise
SUN, FEBRUARY 10, 2019, 12:00PM
All are invited to a complimentary catered luncheon. We have seen the amazing work that Family Promise does to break the cycle of homelessness, encourage community and keep families together. Ted Taylor, Director, will share plans to open a Family Promise Day Center in the East Valley in 2019. Now is an opportunity to live out the vision of our fall sermon series, Grow Up, Grow Deep, in order to expand beyond the confines of our campus! RSVP required by 2/3/19 at the Welcome Center.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP – MONDAYS, 12:30-2:30PM
A 13-week program for help in your journey through grief after the loss of a loved one. Video presentation and discussion. Each session stands alone, so you may join us at any time. Sign up at the Welcome Center.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP – MON, FEBRUARY 4, 2:30PM
This is a group of people who are each caring for parents, spouses, friends or others with whom they live or for whom they care. They may be dealing with those with memory, dementia, or Alzheimer’s issues, or acute, chronic, or terminal illness. We hope to offer mutual support, prayer and encouragement, as well as find the joy and fulfillment God can provide in this and every season of life.