SVBC's Community Building Team is putting together a family camp this year. Dates are May 31-June 2 (Friday-Sunday). We’ve reserved 3 group campsites at Deschutes River State Recreation Area which has 32 miles of bike trails and 7.5 miles of hiking trails, as well as fishing.
We invite you to come camp with us. The group camp sites are available at 4pm Friday. Those who aren't overnight campers can come out for the day on Saturday. We are still in the process of brainstorming and although nothing is "set in stone," we have some ideas we're working on. We would like to have a "community" meal (maybe taco salad) late Saturday afternoon with everyone bringing something to contribute. Afterwards, we'd like to have an evening service that would take the place of our Sunday morning service that week. Check out time on Sunday is 1pm. The church is covering the cost of the campsites.
The Ignite Youth group (grades 5-8) will have their annual Christmas party. Gerri Beal will host again. Kids will eat pizza and bake cookies. Cookies will then be delivered to local retirement homes. Please let Gerri or the office know if your kids plan to attend so we can arrange transportation and enough pizza.
All women are invited to participate in our second annual prayer retreat. This will take place in a couple private homes over a Friday evening and a Saturday. Food is provided for you. Come for as much or as little time as you can. We do encourage you to sign up in the office so we can provide enough food and make sure we have enough room.
Friday night: 6:00-8:00 Simple soup supper. Discussion of how the day is planned for Saturday. You will be given a journal to use, if you want to use it. Bring your Bible and a pen.
Saturday morning: 9:00 Quick hello with coffee and tea
9:30 Find a private spot and tuck in with your Bible and journal 10:20-30 Bathroom break, grab more coffee or tea
10:40 or so Back to your spot
11:30 or 11:45 Simple Lunch together and fellowship
1:00 Back to your spot
2:00 Bathroom and grab more tea or coffee
2:10 Back to your spot
3:00 Come together to pray for wonderful church and its ministry
4:00 We should be on our way home
You are invited to our annual holiday craft fair. Crafters and vendors will have their wares for sale just in time for you to get started on your holiday shopping. This will take place right after church. There will be woodworking, greeting cards, jewelry, knitting, and more. If you would like a table or more information, contact the church office.
You are invited to join us for our annual Trunk or Treat! Cars will be decorated in our parking lot to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. If you would like to volunteer, you may either decorate your car, and yourself, in a theme or even just donate candy. Please contact the church office to reserve your spot and theme (no duplicate themes allowed).
This Fall we will be reading Tim Keller's A Gospel in Life: Grace Changes Everything. Join us at SVBC on Wednesdays for this 8-week study from September 12th - October 31st. There will be a morning session from 9:15-11:00 and an evening session (time to be determined) as well. Study books are $10 each. Please sign up in the church office and pay for your book or let us know if you need us to cover the cost for you. All women are invited.
Please join us for the community-wide Annual Worship in the Park. Church service will be held at Jackson Park in Hood River. SVBC will be there along with other Gorge churches. Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy an outdoor sermon. There will be no service at SVBC that day.