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Additional Announcements

Children's Ministry - Help for Teen Leaders

We are looking for adults that can assist our teen leaders with the check-in and room placement process. This service opportunity takes place prior to all services so you, won't miss the worship or sermon. We have opportunities at both the Saturday and Sunday services. If you are interested in this area of service, please contact Kelsi Thompson at:

VGF Donation Center

VGF is opening a donation center here at the church. We are looking for gently used clothing, shoes and household goods you no longer need. You can place them in the shed on the North side parking lot. If you have furniture, appliances or other large items call the look up center to schedule a pick up. The donation shed will open for donations Monday October 23rd.

Outreach Event - Trick or Treat on the Square

Join us Thursday, October 26th from 4:30-6:30PM in downtown Newark around the square for a city sponsored trick or treat event. We have opportunities to share the love of Jesus with so many families. There is a hurting world out there and we get to touch a part of it. Sign up at the Outreach booth in the VGF lobby to help out or to donate candy. We need a lot of candy! Can we pile up so much candy that you cannot find the outreach booth? Let's find out!

Winter Coat Collection Giveaway

We will have boxes in the lobby to collect gently used coats to give away at the Look Up Center on October 19th. If you have gently used coats, please bring them to the VGF lobby on the weekend of October 7th & 8th or October 14th & 15th.

Heartbeats Banquet - Help Needed

There are many opportunities to serve the Lord through the ministry of Heartbeats available through the Journeys of Hope, Help and Healing Stewardship Banquet here at VGF on Thursday, November 2nd. Register as a guest or offer your service through kitchen help, server, chair-set up/reset, usher, cleanup and other opportunities. Go to and choose the Nov. 2nd banquet in Newark and choose the time you are available. This is a great service opportunity for Life Groups! You can also contact Melissa at 740-349-7558 Ext.204 or at to sign up for these and other opportunities such as your interest to help with childcare or to offer prayer before, during or after the event.

Outreach - Christmas Tags

VGF is looking for families that need help this Christmas. We hope the VGF connections will be a witness to the church family through providing Christmas for those in need and it might be an opportunity to invite folks to a life group. This opportunity is the gift of giving and the gift of receiving as we share the peace that comes from our Father. Please email Beau with any families that God brings to your heart: 

Open Prayer

VGF Prayer takes place the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in classroom 3 from 11AM-1PM and from 6-8PM. The format is open, so you can come and go as your schedule allows. This is a time to join together to lift up your needs, the needs of the body, the community or to learn what it means to pray with the body of Christ. Elders are always present as well as prayer ministry leaders.  For more information please contact Carrie Covey.


New Groups and Studies

"The Rocks Cry Out" - New Study

“The Rocks Cry Out” focus group will be held on Wednesday’s at 7PM at VGF from 10/25 - 11/29/17. The book, “Have You Considered,” accompanies the course, and costs $6.00. This is not the same class as last year, all new! This is also not just a class on the evidence for creation; the goal is to increase participants trust in the reliability and accuracy of God’s Word. The video was produced by Search For The Truth Ministries, a ministry of Bruce Malone. Parents are encouraged to bring their children ages 10 and up with them. You can sign up for the class by clicking the link HERE. Contact Rod Yost at with any questions.

New Life Group Added

Our newest Life Group led by Alan and Suzi Miller is beginning soon in Newark. For more information contact
Alan Miller at

Women's Thursday Morning Study

Prayer & Listening, Spiritual Disciplines Bible Studies By Jan Johnson. Thursday mornings for seven consecutive weeks, beginning October 12th in the VGF multipurpose room. The materials for the study cost $8 and can be found by clicking HERE. Brigitte Thomson and Kathy Rohrer and you can sign up by contacting Bridgette: or 740-644-1648


On this calendar you'll find all major events and teachings for this year. Please take a look through and mark your calendars accordingly.

Note: sign-ups for each event may not be active until closer to the event date. 

Ministry Calendars

Please see the following links for individual ministry calendars.