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Valley Bible Fellowship

March 2021

It’s Easter time and that means we are ready to celebrate at VBF! 
We invite you to join us on Saturday, April 3 at 5 pm or Sunday, April 4 at 8 am10 am, and 12 pm as we celebrate the greatest event!
 
We offer a meaningful Easter message with powerful worship, along with special programs for kids ages 6 weeks - 5th grade. 
After each service we will have carnival games and treats for everyone! Ride a few rides, play a few carnival games, go through the petting zoo or ride a pony, and then grab your hot dogs, cotton candy, and popcorn. We hope that you will celebrate Easter with us at Valley Bible Fellowship.
Marriage Conference

We are bringing our annual, sold-out retreat home to Bakersfield on Friday, April 30 – Saturday, May 1. We feel blessed to have one of the largest auditoriums in Bakersfield, where we can host a safe environment while still meeting criteria by our county. We are offering the Marriage Conference in both an online and in-person format. 

In-person tickets are $75 per couple and includes an experience to make you feel like you got away for a fun weekend, while still sleeping in the comfort of your own bed. Online tickets are $50 per couple where all sessions and breakout sessions are available on an app platform where you will have access to them for 4 months following the conference. 

Spots are limited and always sell out fast! Additional information and registration found below.

Marriage Conference Information & Registration
Siloam Orphanage
VBF has adopted an orphanage in Kenya with 152 children. We would love to give you the opportunity to select a child to write letters to and pray for! We are also gathering monetary donations to provide sports equipment for the kids. The church takes care of the immediate needs of each child, but would like to provide the congregation an opportunity to provide the children the gift of play. 

To select a child to correspond with and/or give to their outdoor play, visit the Siloam Orphanage booth following a Sunday service in April or email SiloamOrphanage@vbf.org.
Israel Trip
VBF’s trip to the Holy Land has been rescheduled for October 1-10, 2021. If you have a desire to travel with us and walk where Jesus walked, please click HERE or visit the Upcoming Events tab at VBF.org. It’s there you will find additional information, including price, travel requirements, and how to sign up.
ManCave
Men, we invite you to join us for an in-person and virtual ManCave. It will be at both the East Side Campus and the Northwest Campus, at 9 am, on Saturday, April 10. If you wish to join via Zoom, link will be posted on Facebook for each campus that morning.
Mighty Men
Mighty Men is for VBF men who desire to dig into the scriptures with other men who provide accountability as they grow in Christ together. Men are assigned a group with a leader and get together weekly either in-person or through Zoom. They also do a quarterly project to serve the local community of Bakersfield. We currently have over 35 groups meeting within Bakersfield, so there is sure to be a good fit for you! Men, if you are interested in joining Mighty Men, please contact Adrian Monge at adrianm@vbf.org
Worship Night
Ladies, please join us for our Women’s Worship Night on Friday, April 16, at 7 pm, in Station 3:16 at our East Side Campus. We can’t wait to see you in person as we create a worshipful experience that will include many surprises. Tell your girlfriends and RSVP here so that we have adequate space + dessert + surprises. Delicious cookies will be served along with a great time with the gals! (Dinner and childcare are not provided.)
RSVP to Worship Night
Mighty Women
We are calling all VBF gals who are ready to discover their true identity in Christ in our next session of Mighty Women! This 2 month program will go from Monday, April 5 - Sunday, May 30. Each gal is placed within a pod (group) of ladies with a leader to guide the experience. We provide weekly curriculum at VBFwomen.com, that includes videos to watch, devotions to follow, and directives for your weekly text communications within your pod.

Our focus for this 8 week session is to help you understand your full worth in Christ, with each week’s curriculum building on the next. For additional information and to register, click the button below.

Register for Mighty Women
Ladies, there’s more!
Empower Women’s Ministry has many small groups and support groups that meet in-person or online. If you are interested in getting plugged into the Women’s Ministry, we encourage you to check out VBFwomen.com for a full list of all the opportunities. 
Women’s Ministry Facebook: /empowerVBF
Women’s Ministry Instagram: @empowerVBF
With our Children’s Ministry now all open, we are looking for volunteers to assist in our nursery and preschool program. If you would like to serve in the nursery/preschool as a new or returning volunteer, please contact Christine at Christine@vbf.org or by calling the church office at 661-325-2251.

We desire to connect with the children and youth of VBF. Please feel free to follow us on social media or reach out to us directly.
 
Kindergarten - First Grade:
Social Media: @vbfkand1st
Director: Christine Persel, Christine@vbf.org
 
Second - Fifth Grade:
Social Media: @vbf_kids 
Director: Melanie Mingo, Melanie@vbf.org

Middle School:
Social Media: @connectvbf 
Director: Justin Greer, jgreer@vbf.org

High School:
Social Media: @studentledministry
Director: Tom Hollenbeck, thollenbeck@vbf.org
Share Your Stories: We would like to hear your God stories during this time, please post them to social media using #VBFUPSIDE and tag us!
 
Fire Starters: Daily Conversations With God: You can’t start a fire without a spark, just as you can’t have a relationship without communication. Fire Starters was written by Pastor Ron to create a daily spark in your relationship with God with daily topics you can lift up in prayer. Fire Starters is a 365-day devotional geared towards setting your prayer life ablaze. Books can be purchased following a Sunday service or on Amazon.

If you would like to partner with us financially, please visit vbf.org and click on the Tithe Here tab, or if you’d prefer to write a check, please mail it to: Valley Bible Fellowship, P.O. BOX 6266, Bakersfield, CA 93386.

Join us for a service:

Sunday - 
8 am / 9:30 am / 11 am: Join us for church at our East Side Location, Main Campus. 
Nursery through High School Ministry meets in person at 9:30 am and 11 am services.

8 am / 9:30 am / 11 am: Online
Service streamed online at VBF.org, VBF Facebook, and VBF YouTube. Service also streamed at 10 am on KGET Channel 17 Facebook Page.

Wednesday - 7 pm: Join us at our East Side Location, Main Campus.
Service streamed online at VBF.org, VBF Facebook, and VBF YouTube.
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