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Valley Bible Fellowship

March 2021

Service Times:
Sunday - 
8 am / 9:00 am / 11 am: Join us for church at our East Side Location, Main Campus. 
Kindergarten through High School Ministry meets in person at 9 am and 11 am services.

8 am / 9:00 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.

New Service Times Starting

Sunday, March 14

Service Time Change & Daylight Savings Time
Starting Sunday, March 14 our 9 am service time will change to 9:30 am. To assist you in remembering, March 14 is also the time of the year where we spring forward one hour on our clocks with Daylight Savings Time. Starting March 14 new Sunday service times will be 8 am, 9:30 am, and 11 am.
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
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 encouraging word with our virtual ManCave on Saturday, March 6, at 9 am. Zoom link will be posted to VBF Facebook prior to ManCave.
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
Bible Backdrop
We are doing something fun for the month of March! We are putting out bi-weekly blog video content where we are going to dig into the stories leading up to the resurrection of Jesus. With each story we will compare the story within the other gospels while providing a backdrop that covers historical context, societal norms, symbolism, fulfillment of OT prophesies, and the political temperature of the time - all that influences how we understand the story at hand. Our goal is for the Easter story to come alive in a new and fresh way for us. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of March there will be a new video to view at VBFwomen.com. If you would like to receive an email every time a new video is available, you can subscribe to the Empower blog below.
Subscribe to Women’s Ministry Blog
Ladies, there’s more!
Empower Women’s Ministry has many online small groups, Bible studies through social media, and even support groups that meet in-person, social distanced. 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 kindgerten through high school programs already meeting on a Sunday morning, we are starting the preparation to open our nursery and preschool programs. We are currently looking to rebuild our volunteer base. 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.

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