All the September events are right here on the calendar. Here are some important headlines...
Confirmation - This Sunday
We will be confirming about 20 new members this Sunday and look forward to having Bishop David Bryan and his wife, Nancy, here with us. This is an important day for the new members, but also for the whole church! What's membership and confirmation all about? Click here.
Village Kids Ministry
We have a new children's ministry page on the website, with lots of great info about how we're training and caring for our children. Parents, you'll want to check it out!
And speaking of care, we have a new preschool coordinator! Here's a note from Corey and a brief bio:
"I’m Corey Sinclair, the new Pre-school Coordinator. I have been attending Village church for 9 months! I love getting to know the community here better, and I look forward to serving the pre-school ministry in this way. I am in charge of creating the pre-school schedule and making sure it is running smoothly. I’d love to chat if you have any questions or are interested in what we do here at Village Church for our pre-schoolers."
Corey, currently a teacher at Christ Church Episcopal School, graduated from Columbia International University (BS, Bible) in 2014, and began graduate school immediately following. Her time in children's ministry began when she was eight, helping her Mom teach two-year old Sunday school. She has loved investing in the lives of youth ever since! Corey grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but has been a SC resident for the past seven years. Ben, her husband since July of '16, is a Clemson, SC native, an educator and wonderful husband. Corey enjoys running, biking, and reading with her husband.
Still interested in joining a group? They're open for one more week! Get more info and take the next step here.
We'll be signing the contract on the building in 3-4 weeks! All is going smoothly as we finalize a very detailed process. In the coming weeks, we'll be telling you more about how you can be involved in a holistic vision for our new home in Sans Souci that goes beyond buying and renovating this beautiful building to being a caring community with a tangible love for our neighborhood. Please continue to pray for wisdom and provision. If you're ready to take the next important step in investing in the life of our parish financially, you can do that here.
Men's Ministry Team
We're looking for 3-4 guys who would be willing to team up and take over the planning and leadership of our monthly gathering, Holy Grill, along with the occasional outings we've done in the past. Hey, you might even want to take it further than it's gone so far! Interested? Email Seth+.
"Christian Identity in a Polarized World"
Our neighbor ministry, Soteria CDC, is hosting a course (3 weekends - October, February & May) that stimulates discussion and learning about living as Christians in relationship to other races, as citizens of the kingdom of God, and in knowing and caring for the marginalized in our communities. The course is being sponsored by the Beloved Community - a group of black and white Christians in Greenville who have developed deep relationships through hard conversations, meals together, and serving the needs of the poor. The group includes some Village Church folks! Get more info about the course here.
Village Church will be making partial scholarships available to those among us who are interested. Please contact Chris Schoen about securing a scholarship.
We've had several inquiries from folks who may find themselves seeking refuge from Hurricane Irma in a few days. Do you have an extra bedroom? Can you handle a family with a pet? Please contact Jill Smith and let her know what you have available. Thanks!