Victory Family News
Pastor Steve McEuen, Victory’s Lead Pastor and his wife, Kelly, have been battling the mono virus since last November. On the advice of his doctor and Victory’s LBA, Pastor Steve will be on sabbatical until mid-July. Please keep Pastor Steve and his family in prayer during these days of healing and restoration.
Local Annual Church Conference
Thursday, May 17th at 7PM in VSM Student Center
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1 Peter 4:9 (ESV)
A Time to Serve
Almost all of our projects are in need of more volunteers. Please consider how you can be a blessing in Jesus’ name in one of our communities. Project brochures and sign up sheets are on a table in the lobby.
Helpers and Greeters needed at LEGO MANIA on Friday, May 18 from 6:00-8:30PM.
VictoryKids needs individuals who would be willing to serve as occasional Substitutes. We would love to partner you with a specific leader or age group. Can you help us out and be that person who offers support to another volunteer? Contact Miss Tracy at 962-7000.
Victory Student Ministries
We are in need of male small group leaders at the 9:50 and 11:10 services.
Victory Student Ministries has openings for volunteers at the Wednesday night Remix/Mix for middle and high school students.
Visit iServe if you’re interested in serving in any of these areas.
Recently the US Census Bureau announced that 1 in 2 Americans have fallen into poverty or are just getting by on earnings that classify them as low-income working poor. To assist in raising awareness of poverty in Steuben County, a one-mile walking event called WALK A MILE IN THEIR SHOES will be held simultaneously in three communities — Bath, Corning, & Hornell on May 19, 2012. For more information please consult the WALK A MILE brochure located Off the Wall.
Do you or someone you know have wheelchairs, walkers or other mobility aids stored in a garage or basement? Wheels for the World, a program of Joni and Friends (joniandfriends.org), collects, restores, and distributes these, along with the Gospel, worldwide. Disabled children and adults in developing nations such as Brazil, Peru and India are unable to acquire such “luxuries” and are left to drag themselves around by their hands! Join in this venture and help bring mobility and the hope of Christ to those who would not otherwise have it! If you are interested in helping and want more information, pick up a flyer “Off the Wall” in the Lobby.
We have a great opportunity to go on a Short-term Missions trip this summer to Overflow Church in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The dates are July 23-29, 2012. We will be doing compassionate ministries and working on a building that will be used for their church. An informational meeting will be held on Sunday, May 27th in Room #4 following the third service.
For more information contact Pastor Tom Kuehner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victory is hosting this district event on Saturday, June 9th. Intersect is a time to connect with ministry leaders who have achieved excellence in a particular ministry area. Keynote speaker is Rev. Jason McGuire, who has lobbied the State Legislature regarding issues of religious freedoms and the pro-life, pro-family perspective. Early bird Registration deadline must be postmarked by June 1 at the cost of $15. After that date or walk-ins will be $20. Please make checks payable to CNY District. (price includes a chicken barbecue lunch) For more information visit: intersectcny.blogspot.com.
Need some help around the house or around the yard? Planning some spring cleaning, flower planting or raking? VSM’s Rent-a-Teen program is a perfect solution! Hire a teen or two for these jobs and help fund mission trips and camps. Just $25 minimum per teen gets the job done and your money goes directly into the students’ accounts. This is a perfect opportunity for you to get some things done and help support a teen at the same time! For more information email email@example.com.
Baptism classes are held the first Sunday of each month at 8:30AM in Room #1.
“The Path through the Pain – I Thessalonians”
Leader: Matt Strack, Room #4 at 9:50 starting June 3\
Join us as we study the words of strength, encouragement and hope which the Apostle Paul shares with the young believers in Thessalonica to guide them through the challenges of life. The message of this book is so relevant today as we seek to understand how to react to and deal with the difficulties of life, while striving to walk in obedience to God. Bring a Bible and a heart eager and open to hear what God will say to you through our study of I Thessalonians.
Victory Life Development Institute – Class 101
Victory Life Development Institute is our discipleship track designed to help you develop into a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ. Each of the 5 classes is designed to teach Biblical principles and skills to help you grow. The next 4-week VLDI Class 101: Discovering the Basics, taught by Pastor Ted Roloson, will run Sunday, May 20, 27, June 3 & 10, 2012 @ 11:10AM in Room #1.
To register for any of the above classes, please email Vikki Lightfoot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A hike is planned for Saturday 5/19 in the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. We will meet at the church at 8:00AM and car pool to starting point. The hike will be fairly strenuous. We will hike for about 3-4 hours with a break in the middle for lunch and a devotional. This is not appropriate for young children or those not capable of a moderately strenuous hike. Please bring your own lunch and water to carry with you. Estimated time to get back to church is 3:30-4:00PM. For questions, contact Gary Enders at 607-962-2175 or email@example.com.
Victory will once again participate in the GlassFest 8K Race to be held Saturday, May 26th. Runners are encouraged to register online at glassfest.org/lacus-rhoncus-sit.hml. We are also looking for 25 volunteers to assist with this event through our A Time to Serve program. You may sign up to volunteer in the lobby on Sunday mornings.
Community News / Opportunities
The Corning Rotary Club is hosting a Book Drive to support the “Read to Me Steuben, Bright Red Bookshelf Project” which is sponsored by the Proaction of Steuben & Yates Family Literacy Program. Please bring gently used books (toddler books, picture books, easy readers and chapter books for young adults) to Victory on Sunday, May 13th and Sunday, May 20th. Collection bins will be provided.
“Fan the Flame” New Life Church Women’s Regional Conference, June 22-23 at New Life Church, Canton, PA with guest speakers, Barbara Yoder and Sylvia Evans. Early registration is $45 by June 10th. Visit newlifechurchcanton.org or call (570) 673-5810 for more information.
WOW! We had such a wonderful response to LEGO MANIA that we are full! Thanks to all who signed up. Check out the iServe section for an opportunity to help out with LEGO MANIA.
FamJam 2012 is just around the corner! Would you like to be involved in the planning and creative process? Contact Miss Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org for opportunities to be a part of this great three night family experience.
FamJam Volunteers are needed to do a variety of things for this family event. If you are available during the evenings July 24-26 and would be willing to do the following we would love to have you come out: greeters, registration, donations coordinator, nursery, 2-3′s program, painters, woodworkers, stage set up and tear down, games, section host, props, resources, t-shirts, and much more!
Nursery Schedule: May 20, 2012
- 8:30: Cheri Connors, Jen Beers, Holly Lawrenson, Melissa Hammond
- 9:50: Melody Ginnan, Linda Long, Elin Peterson, Katie Kegresse, Rick Kegresse, Heather Plank, Stephanie Smith
- 11:10: Bonnie Oxley, Melody Ginnan, Rebecca Pits, Sam Ballance, Kristen Raffensperger
- One Eighty 9:50 and 11:10
- High School Lifegroups 12:15-1:45PM (lunch provided)
- Remix/Mix for Middle and High School Students from 7-8:15PM. Doors open at 6:30.
- June 10 – Grad Sunday. Photos must be submitted no later than May 27!
- July 9-13 – NTS Camp. Students must register online at ntscamp.com BEFORE MAY 28 for the lowest price!
For more information visit victorystudents.com.
The Way College and Young Adults
Get connected! Try one of these small group opportunities!
- Ladies only group meets every other Sunday at 6:30 in Corning. Currently working through The Power of a Woman’s Words by Sharon Jaynes.
- Dave Enders facilitates a Monday night Young Adult small group. Meetings are at 7:00pm at his apartment in Corning.
- Galatians Bible study meets Tuesdays at 6:30PM in the Green Room here at Victory.
- June 19 – The Well
- June-August: 2nd Annual Putt-tastic Challenge
- Short-term missions trip to Atlanta, Georgia, August 13-20. See “Missions” section of bulletin for more details.
Men’s Sunday School Class
Band of Brothers meets at 11:10AM in the Prayer Room.
Women’s Sunday School class meets at 11:10AM in Room #3. Join us anytime for a lively hour of seeking God’s word and learning from each other.
Tithes and Offering Data for Sunday: May 6, 2012
- Rec’d Last Week $31,472 / Budget $32,154
- Rec’d FYTD $31,472 / Budget FYTD $32,154
FAITH PROMISE for MISSIONS:
- Rec’d Last Week – $4,156
- Rec’d FYTD – $4,156
- Rec’d Last Week – $1,466
- Rec’d FYTD – $1,466
- Rec’d Last Week: – $932
- Rec’d FYTD – $932
- Mortgage Balance – $133,440
FY – Fiscal Year: 5/1/11-4/30/12