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VBF March E-Bulletin 2020
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Marriage Retreat 2020
We would love to invite you to our Marriage Retreat on Friday, March 20 - Sunday, March 22 in Long Beach. We are currently sold out of hotel rooms, but you can still purchase Conference Only tickets for $75 per couple and find your own accommodations within the area. You also have the option when purchasing this ticket to be added to the wait list of the Hyatt Regency, where the Marriage Retreat will be held. We hope that you can join us for this unforgettable weekend!

 

Register for Marriage Retreat Here
Man Cave:
Men, come join us on Saturday, March 7, at 9:00 am, in Station 3:16, for a hearty breakfast, empowering message, and a great time of fellowship! CSUB Man Cave will meet at 9:00 am in the CSUB Student Union Building. Northwest Man Cave will meet at 9:00 am, at the Northwest Campus, and Tehachapi Man Cave will meet at 9:00 am, at the Steampunk Cafe and Grill (20324 W. Valley Blvd.). VBF recommends attendees be age 14 and older for this ministry. For more information, please call the church office at (661) 325-2251.
Empower Women's Ministry:
 Empower Women’s Ministries is excited to present guest speaker Katie Quesada!  Katie will be joining us on March 15, at 6:00 pm, in Station 3:16, with an amazing message.  She encouraged us and brought God’s Word to Women’s Retreat 2018 and March 15 is sure to be equally profound.  Doors open at 5:40 pm. A light dinner is served and we offer childcare for anyone who needs it.  Grab your friends and join us!
MOPS:

MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, ages 0-5 years, meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Xtreme building, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. The meeting date this month is Tuesday, March 10. For more details, email MOPS@vbf.org.
Fire Starters: Pastor Ron's New Book

You can’t start a fire without a spark, just as you can’t have a relationship without communication. Fire Starters was written to create a daily spark in your relationship with God with daily topics you can lift up in prayer. Through Pastor Ron’s 50 years of experience in guiding people closer to Jesus, you will learn how to open an intimate dialogue with God and stay dedicated throughout the year to growing in Christ. Fire Starters is a 365-day devotional geared towards setting your prayer life ablaze. Books are $10 and are available for purchase at the church office following a service or on amazon.com.


Sunday Service Times:
East: 9:00 am & 10:45 am
2300 East Brundage Lane

CSUB: 9:00 am & 10:45 am
CSUB Student Union Building

Northwest: 9:00 am & 10:45 am
6228 Coffee Road

Tehachapi: 11:30 am
326 E. Tehachapi Blvd.

ReChurch: 6:00 pm
6228 Coffee Road

Daylight Savings Time:
 Daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 8. 
Don't forget to “SPRING FORWARD!”

MOPS Yoga Night:
Attention yoga lovers! Friday, March 6MOPS is having a yoga fundraiser night in Station 3:16, at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $10 if you bring your own mat or you can purchase a mat from us for an additional $5. Tickets will be sold in the church foyer. For more information, please contact the church at (661) 325-2251.

Women’s Evening Bible Study:
Join the VBF ladies for this once a month gathering as we study Jonah by Priscilla Shirer. This study meets the second Tuesday of the month, at 6:30 pm, in the main sanctuary at VBF Northwest. This month's meeting date is March 10. For additional information, please email nicoled@vbf.org. 

Men’s Discipleship with Pastor Ron:
Come join Pastor Ron as he disciples the men of VBF, on Tuesday, March 17, at 6:00 pm, at VBF Northwest, 6228 Coffee Road. Men, let’s not let the fire burn out. Bring your Bible and let’s learn what it means to be a man of God.  Women, encourage your husbands to be there.

Men’s Life Group:
Men, do you want to grow deeper in God’s word? Come be a part of our Monday night Life Group. We meet every Monday, at 6:00 pm, in Station 3:16.  For more information, please contact Al Martinez at the church office at (661) 325-2251.

Embrace Grace:
Partnered with the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center, this one-semester Embrace Grace Bible study group is for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy to find a place of belonging. If you would like additional information, please see VBFwomen.com or email volcoord@wehelpyou.org.  This group meets on Tuesday evenings, at 6:30 pm, in the main sanctuary at VBF Northwest.
 
High School @ The BLVD:
The High School Ministry will be going to The BLVD on Saturday, March 14, at 11:00 am.  We will be meeting at The BLVD, located at 3200 Buck Owens Blvd, Suite 300.  We will be bowling, playing laser tag, and playing arcade games. Please bring spending money for activities and food.  For more information, please contact Christina at (661) 325-2251.

CSUB High School Movie Night:
The CSUB High School Ministry is having a movie night on Friday, March 20, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm! We will have some snacks, games and prizes! You don’t want to miss out! Bring your blankets!  For more information, please contact the church at (661) 325-2251.

Middle School Co-Ed Bible Study:
Middle School will be having a co-ed Bible study Friday, March 6 and Friday, March 27, at 6:30 pm! The Bible study will be led by two of your male and female leaders. This study is meant to reach both our young men and women. For more information, please contact the church at (661) 325-2251 or stop by room 36.

Middle School Boys' Bible Study:
Middle School will be having a boys' Bible study on Thursday, March 12, and Thursday March 26, at 5:30 pm! There will be snacks and video games! For more information, please contact the church at (661) 325-2251 or stop by room 36.

Middle School BLVD Bowling and Laser Tag:
Middle School Ministry will be going to the BLVD for bowling and laser tag on Friday, March 20, at 6:00 pm. Cost is $25 and we suggest to bring extra cash for food and drinks. For more information, please call the church office at (661) 325-2251 or stop by room 36.

Wagon Train Camp:
 The Xtreme (ages 8-11) will be going to Wagon Train Summer Camp at Hume Lake! We will be attending camp from Sunday, June 28 to Saturday, July 4. The cost for camp is $595 plus an additional $20 if you register online. There are several fundraising options available. We will start taking Wagon Train sign ups on Sunday, March 15during 1st  and 2nd service. Wagon Train is a fun, rustic summer camp for kids ages 8-11 years old. This Old West experience includes sleeping in real covered wagons, learning archery and BB-guns, riding canoes and kayaks around the pond and exploring Fort Logan (our three-story island fort). But the fun doesn't stop there! Camp-wide recreation games like Capture The Flag, Wacky Water Wednesday, and our awesome night game Stampede, will have you talking about camp for years to come. You'll also sit around a campfire singing worship songs, memorize scripture, watch amazing skits about the Bible performed by the Wagon Train staff and hear each morning and evening the good news of Jesus and His love for us. Let's not forget D&G Tag, Chipmonk Rappelling Rock, Trading Post, and our giant tree house! Come join us this summer! If you have any questions please call the church office at (661) 325-2251.

Xtreme Girls' Bible Study:
Bring your 2nd-5th grade girls out for our monthly girls' Bible study on Saturday, March 7, at 9:00 am, in the Jungle (room 15,16,17). The girls will have a time of worship, crafts, games, and study led by our wonderful Xtreme leaders.

Xtreme Boys' Bible Study:
Bring your 2nd-5th grade boys out for our monthly boys' Bible study on Saturday, March 7, at 9:00 am, in the Xtreme. The boys will have a time of worship, games, and study led by our wonderful Xtreme leaders.

Xtreme Mini Golf: 
The Xtreme (2nd-5th) will be going to Camelot Park for an afternoon of mini golf.  We will meet at Camelot Park on Saturday, March 14, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The cost is $6 to play mini golf and we recommend bringing additional money for a snack, arcade games, or other activities. Please call Melanie Mingo for more information at (661) 325-2251 ext. 102.

Grief Share:
Grief Share group meets weekly to help you face the challenges of losing a spouse, child, family member or friend. Begin the journey of moving from mourning to joy with our next 13 week video curriculum series, every Sunday, at 5:00 pm, at the VBF Northwest in the High School Room.

Divorce Care:
Divorce Care is for those who have gone through a divorce and are seeking community and Godly support, while going through a curriculum to provide progress towards healing. Divorce Care for Women meets Tuesday, March 3, March 17, and March 31, at 6:00 pm, at VBF Northwest. Visit VBFwomen.com for further information. Divorce Care for Men meets Tuesday, March 10 and March 24, at 6:30 pm, at VBF Northwest.  

Celebrate Recovery:
Celebrate Recovery is a recovery program aimed at all “hurts, habits, and hang ups” including but not exclusive to: high anxiety, co-dependency, compulsive behaviors, sex addiction, financial dysfunction, drug and alcohol addictions, and eating disorders. This class meets every Friday, at VBF Northwest, at 6:30 pm, and at the East Campus at 7:00 pm.

12 Step Bible Study:
Celebrate Recovery ( 12 Step Bible Study)  will help you find the power to face and overcome life issues, like forgiveness, resentments, and pain from abuse, by the healing power and grace of Jesus Christ! It's an 8-10 month commitment and will be on Thursday evenings, starting March 5, at 6:00 pm, at VBF Northwest, for both men and women. Sign ups will be after service on Sundays. For more information regarding this group, please contact the VBF Northwest office at (661) 615-3528. 

50 Plus Ministry:
If you are 50 plus years and older and want to join a community that provides fun and encouragement, join us every second Monday, at VBF Northwest, at 6228 Coffee Road, at 6:30 pm.  This month's meeting date is Monday, March 9. For questions, please call Brenda at (661) 330-3693.

Crochet Ministry:
 Learn how to crochet and create pieces with a big purpose! This ministry will be held on Monday, March 9 and Monday, March 23, at 6:30 pm, in room 12, at the East Campus. Beginners to advanced levels are welcome. Bring any project you are working on or a ball of cotton yarn and size "H" hook.

Young Adults Group:
College group meets every Sunday night, at 6:00 pm, at VBF ReChurch, at VBF Northwest (6228 Coffee Road). Please call the church office for more details (661) 325-2251.

Young Adults Girl Gang:
Young Adults Girl Gang meets every Tuesday night, at 6:00 pm, in the high school room at VBF Northwest. Please call the church office for more details (661) 325-2251.

Adopt-A-Block:
The goal of Adopt-A-Block is to build relationships with the people of Bakersfield, and the key to success is consistency. No gimmicks; just genuine relationships. We want to make a difference in the lives of people living in our city. We want to show them the love of Christ. We do this by visiting door-to-door and spending time with the families, playing games with the kids, handing out clothes, picking up trash, praying for families, and inviting families to church. Join us in the Xtreme on Saturday, March 14, and Saturday, March 28, at 9:45 am.

          VBF Squad Runners:
We meet every Saturday morning at Starbucks on Stockdale Hwy and Gosford.  For more information, please follow VBF Squad Runners on Instagram or contact Pastor Al Martinez at (661) 325-2251 ext 115.

Hospital Ministry:
If you know of someone who is hospitalized and would appreciate prayer and a visit from the VBF Hospital Ministry Team, please call the church office at (661) 325-2251. The teams visit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  
Church-Wide Events:

VBF Squad Runners:
Every Saturday
6:30 am
Meet at Starbucks on Stockdale and Gosford


Intercessory Prayer Group: 
Every Monday
6 pm, room 13
 
Bookmark Bible Study: 
Every Monday
6 pm, room 36

 
Prison Ministry: 
Every Monday
6:30 pm, room 35

Crochet Ministry: 
Every other Monday
6:30 pm, room 12

Celebrate Recovery: 
Every Friday
6:30 pm, Northwest Campus

7:00 pm, East Campus room 36
 
 12 Step Bible Study: 
Every Thursday
6 pm, Northwest Campus
 
Embrace Grace: 
Every Tuesday
6:30 pm, Northwest Campus
 
Divorce Care: 
For women: March 3, 17, 31
6 pm, Northwest Campus
For men: March 10 & 24
6:30 pm, Northwest Campus
 
 

Events for Men

Man Cave: 
Saturday, March 7
9 am
East Campus: Station 3:16
CSUB Campus: Student Union Building
Northwest Campus: 6228 Coffee Rd
Tehachapi Campus: Steampunk Cafe and Grill

 
 
Xtreme Events

Girls' Bible Study:
Saturday, March 7
9 am, Jungle
 
Boys' Bible Study:
Saturday, March 7
9 am, Xtreme
 
Mini Golf:
Saturday, March 14
12 pm, Camelot Park
Middle School Events
 
Co-Ed Bible Study:
Friday, March 6 & 27
6:30 pm, call for location

Boys' Bible Study:
Thursday, March 12 & 26
5:30 pm, call for location

BLVD Bowling and Laser Tag:
Friday, March 20
6 pm, The BLVD

 
 Women's Events
 
MOPS:
Tuesday, March 10
9 am, Xtreme Building
 
MOPS Yoga Night:
Friday, March 6
6 pm, Station 3:16
 
Empower Presents:
Sunday, March 15
6 pm, Station 3:16
 
 
Follow our Instagram @EmpowerVBF, Facebook at /EmpowerVBF, and our blog at www.VBFwomen.com.
High School Events
 
The BLVD:
Saturday, March 14
11 am, The BLVD

CSUB Movie Night:
Friday, March 20
4 pm, call for location







 
Young Adults Events

Girl Gang:
Every Tuesday evening
6:00 pm, Northwest campus
ReChurch 
Every Sunday
6:00 pm, Northwest Campus
Outreach Events

Adopt A Block:
Saturday, March 14 & 28
9:45 am, meet at Xtreme
 
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