Yesterday, our Creative Pastor Chad Boak mentioned to me that there was only one month left until his children started back to school. Just a month! Can you believe that Summer is passing us by that quickly and Fall is right around the corner? It seems like just yesterday we were all getting ready to go on vacation and now, we are prepping to head back to school! Time sure flies by when you are having fun, and I gotta tell you…I am having a blast here at VFC with all that God is doing in and through you!
With the Fall quickly approaching, I want to make sure to let you in on some of the great opportunities that we have for you and your family to Connect, Grow, Serve, and Share here in the Forest. The leadership is so excited about what all we have coming up!
First, we want EVERYONE at VFC involved in a Life Group. If you have been in a Life Group before, you know how incredible they are. If you haven’t, then you have no idea what you are missing out on and you definitely need to check one out! To help you with finding a Life Group, we are hosting our Connection Central event on Sunday, August 6th, right after each service where you can meet many of our Life Group leaders and learn more about what kind of group works best for you. Trust me, you will love being connected to others in a Life Group and my prayer is that EVERYONE will join one!
Second, everyone is invited to join us for our Midweek Kick-off Party on Wednesday, August 9th, at 6:00 PM in the Warehouse here at VFC. This event is designed purely for you to hang out with each other and learn a little bit more about the other opportunities that we have for you this fall, things like Spiritual Life Studies, finding a place to serve, and any other next steps for you to take here in the Forest. We will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the fixins…completely free! So make sure you come out and bring a guest!
Finally, if you are interested in being baptized, make sure that you email us by clicking here. Our next Baptism Sunday here in the Forest will be this Sunday, July 16th, during our Weekend Gatherings at 9:30 and 11:00 AM. Getting to celebrate baptism is one of my favorite things we do at Vaughn Forest!
As always, I am so proud to be your pastor. God is doing incredible things through you and I love you all. Keep inviting your friends and family to be a part of what God is doing in the Forest. I cannot wait to see all that God will continue to do through His Church. Live Sent!