Our “Big Gives” are reoccurring events where we go above and beyond to help each other, our community, or even around the world. This can include anything from monetary donations, bringing glasses from the dollar store, or making lunches. You can see the current Big Give below and all the details on how you can be a part of it. Big Gives aren’t on a precise schedule since the needs can vary, so if you don’t see one now just check back often to stay up-to-date.
CURRENT BIG GIVE
February 9 & 16, 2020 – Love for Africa
VLC Girls Center (Arusha, Tanzania)
PREVIOUS BIG GIVES
December 15, 2019 – Angel Tree
Be sure to stop by the Angel Tree in the lobby to pick out gifts that you can purchase for children in need in our community. We need all of the gifts returned, and wrapped on December 15. Be sure to attach your ornament to your wrapped gift.
October 20, 2019 – Operation Christmas Child
VLC is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse to provide “Christmas Boxes” to children worldwide. Stop by the Community Ministry table in the lobby for a box and list of items needed then bring it back filled on Sunday, October 20, 2019.
Contact Seab and Bonnie at [email protected] for more information.
September 15, 2019 – V-Fest GO Candy
This year our annual V-Fest is going out into the community and will be at both Ten68 West Apartments and Dallas Elementary, so we are collecting bags of candy (individually wrapped candies) to supply both events. Bring your Big Give to church September 15th, and email Seab & Bonnie for any questions or if you want to help ([email protected])
August 11, 2019 – Glasses for Widows
On Sunday, August 11th, we will be collecting reading glasses for the widows in Africa. You can even find these glasses at most dollar stores!
June 23 & July 14 2019 – CAYA Summer Lunches
On Sunday, July 14, We are asking everyone to bring the salty snacks (goldfish, crackers, etc), sweet snacks (applesauce, fruit cup, etc) and juice boxes ready to go in paper bags. After church, we’ll all work together to make the PB & J sandwiches. Our goal is 200 complete lunches!
June 2, 2019 – A Big Give of Small Things for Puerto Rico
Our Big Give for June will be collecting travel-size toiletries for the Puerto Rico mission trip. You can bring them to either VLC or the Walkup Ranch for the Anniversary Picnic
March 31, 2019 – Reach Out
Our student ministry (grades 6-12) will participate in Reach Out, local mission projects Monday through Wednesday and a fun day on Thursday (during Spring Break April 1-4).
This Sunday is our Big Give for Reach Out. We need the items listed below that our students will use to serve our community. Just drop off your donations at the Welcome Center!
-Sliced ham, turkey, and cheese
-Peanut butter & jelly
-Individual chip bags
-Peanut butter cracker packs
-Little Debbie snack cakes
-Hot dogs & buns
-Canned soft drinks