Village Green Update – October 23, 2020

Another week is coming to an end and with it another update in your inbox from Village Green.

Our Livestream Update

Last Sunday we experienced the second week of technical difficulties with our Livestream to YouTube. We have tested the system this week and everything worked without any problem. As of this moment, the stream to YouTube looks good to go so please be praying that all works as it should.  As a reminder, though, if there is another problem this week we will once again fall back to Facebook live. The Teach Team will put out a notification if the stream has to move to that platform.

As a further update, the Board has approved for the church to use a new platform for embedding the Livestream and to allow it to be broadcast on multiple platforms which will alleviate some of the current difficulties we are experiencing. Please be patient as we ramp up this new advancement to our Livestream.

Our 50th Anniversary

The month of November marks our 50th year as a church. The theme for the month will be Faithful God: Faithful People. It will be a month of special interviews and remembrances that come with 50 years of faithful ministry. We will be releasing a historical reflection from several members who recount their years of ministry in the church. We will also be starting a new sermon series highlighting the faithfulness of God so hope you will join us for this month of celebration! You can check out our promotional video here!

Communion

A reminder that the first Sunday in November is also our Communion service. There will be communion elements supplied for those who attend in person that are individually sealed. For those of you at home, if you want to participate please make sure you have the elements ready for your family.

IDOP (International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church)

The first Sunday in November also marks the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. There will be a special online gathering time before the service to engage in prayer for the people around the world who are being persecuted because of their Christian faith. More details will be made available before that Sunday.

The Major Seven

Pastor Jon is once again hosting a new Bible Study series, entitled The Major Seven. These are the seven most important chapters in the Bible and why they are critical for understanding them. The new session runs on Monday nights from October 19th and ends on November 30th. The time is 7:00-8:00 pm EST and you can catch the link on YouTube and Facebook just before the start time. You can also grab the corresponding notes and live stream at www.jkorkidakis.com. Here are the links to the YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Youth Schedule

Our Youth program for the Fall is in full swing. Below is the Fall schedule for the remainder of October. For questions, please call the church office at office@villagegreenchurch.com.

October 27 – Pumpkin painting/Bible study – Village Green parking lot.
November 3 – YFC Fire night. Meet at YFC! Enjoy a night of campfire, snacks, and inspiration.
November 10 – Bang-Up Bingo. Bingo and Bible study! Lots of prizes and inspiration.
November 16 – Cardmaking. Gearing up for Christmas with cardmaking. Cards for VG seniors, Canadian soldiers, and friends.
November 24 – Cookie decorating. Cookies to make and share with friends and how to share the message of Christmas.
December 1 – YFC Holiday Fire – Present stealing, snacks, the Christmas story, and more!
December 8 – Secret Santas. A mission to bless some Village Green seniors (drivers needed).
December 15 – Skate night. Skating at Victoria Park.

Mission Services

Coming in November is a service opportunity for us here at Village Green to help out Mission Services of London. As they attempt to help out many in our communities struggling with basic needs they are once again asking for coats and other winter accessories for those in need. When the details are finalized we will let you know of what the specific needs are and the drop off times and location. Thank you in advance for partnering and helping out this critical ministry.

Give!

We are grateful for the many who continue to faithfully give to the ministry here at Village Green. There are three primary ways to give to the church:

  1. Drop off your offering at the church, either through the mailbox during the week or in the basket when entering the service on Sunday morning.
  2. Go to our website, www.villagegreenchurch.com, and use the Give button on the top-right menu bar. There is also a Give bottom in the footer menu of the website as well. The Give button will take you to our PayPal portal.
  3. You can also give by using envelopes@villagegreenchurch.com to make e-transfers to the church. If you do use this option, please make sure we have an address on file so we know where to send the receipt.

Re-Gathering Protocols

We also have a document listing the protocols for our Sunday morning gatherings. For a full list of our protocols, you can grab them here: VG-Re-Gathering Protocols 2020.

Blessings;
Jon Korkidakis

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