Love One Another - Cheri Holdridge - 4/24/2016



VILLAGE KIDS, age 4 through 4th grade, will be in worship through the opening music and then our adult volunteer will escort them to the Village Kids room.  Parents or guardians, please pick up your children at the Village Kids room immediately following the service.  Supervised child-care is also provided for children 3 and under with Jaime Pearson.

BLESSING BAGS POTLUCK -Join us on this Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Maumee Indoor Theater in the basement for a potluck dinner as we fill plastic bags with necessity items for the homeless. Please bring items such as small toiletries, beef jerky and other small non-perishable foods, and any other items that would fit in large Ziploc bags that would be of use to someone who is homeless. You can find a complete list of items on the website under EVENTS. There is also a list on the welcome table. There is a sign-up sheet in the hospitality area for the potluck. Any questions, please contact Patti at 419-349-6333 or

GAY, JOYOUS & FREE MEETING OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS – A new NA meeting meets on Saturdays at noon. Location: Pride Center, 419 Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43620. The meeting is a special needs meeting for the LGBTQ Community, however, everyone is welcome. Questions: Contact Keith B. 614-230-7719 or Jackie Q. 419-215-5042. Meeting is a rotating format.

THEOLOGY ON TAP - Interested in casual conversation about faith issues?  Theology on Tap may be for you!  We will meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month to talk and fellowship together. The next gathering will be May 12th at 6:30 at Shawn’s Irish Tavern, 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH.   For more information, contact Karen Shepler at

PRAYER GROUP – The Prayer Group has changed their meeting time to the 1st, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. at Teresa Hagedorn and Z Schwartz’s home, 2252 Havenwood Dr., Toledo, OH 43614.  Everyone is welcome!  Please contact Teresa at for directions or more information.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS – It’s time to re-enroll for the new year of Kroger Community Rewards. Please re-enroll in the month of April in order to continue contributing to your organization through the May 1st 2016 to April 30th 2017 year. 

 To re-enroll your card go to

·         Click “sign-in”

·         Put in the email address and password that you used to enroll their card.

·         Click on participants name at the top right, scroll to the bottom for Community Rewards.

·         Put in the group number (76669) or part of the name of the organization.

·         Choose the correct organization. 

·         Click Enroll.

GREETERS - Enjoy meeting people?  Greeters are needed to say hello to people as they enter for Sunday service and to greet newcomers to The Village.  If you are interested sign the "greeter calendar "located on the bulletin board or email Marjie Zonner at

If you would like to add any announcements to the program or the weekly email, please contact our Office Manager Shelly Savory at or 419-984-7131 by 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Kroger Community Rewards - Kroger has a fundraising program for nonprofits called Community Rewards.  The Village is now enrolled on this program!  This quarter we earned $71.62 with only 6 families participating.  Just think how much more we could earn if everyone signed up! To participate, just register your Kroger Rewards Card online at using The Village Church’s organization name and/or organization number (76669). The Kroger Rewards Program allows Kroger shoppers to donate money to The Village just by swiping their Kroger card each time they shop.

DO YOU LIKE OUR SUNDAY FOOD?  We've got great food - and it's all because of you!  If you would like to donate money for Sunday snacks instead of signing up to bring them in, please do so in the Sunday collection basket. Mark your donation "Village Sunday Food." If you would like to bring in snacks, a sign up list is located on the bulletin board in the hospitality area, or let Mary Ann Robinson ( know.   If you choose, you can be reimbursed for your expenses. (Just give Shelly Savory your receipt.)

The Village has a small Good Samaritan Fund to assist members of The Village Community who have emergency financial needs.  If you would like to contribute to this fund, make a donation at any time by placing in an envelope or writing a check to The Village and noting in the memo line or on the envelope that your gift is for the "Good Samaritan Fund."  If you are someone who has a financial need, or if someone asks for your assistance, please direct them to Pastor Cheri.  She will determine whether or not funds are available to assist.  


Eternal Life - Cheri Holdridge - 4/17/2016



On upcoming Sundays, the Village will be collecting items to fill blessing bags - Ziploc bags full of useful items for the homeless.  Then on Friday April 29th, we will be gathering for a potluck dinner where we will fill the bags.  Here are some suggestions for contents in case you want to help:


bag of quarters
bottles of water
baby wipes
hand sanitizer
wash cloth
travel size  rst aid kit
toiletries (travel-size work great):
personal hygiene items for women

personal items:
new socks
new underwear
inexpensive gloves

non-perishable foods:
instant oatmeal packs
granola bars
energy bars
tuna/cracker packs
trail mix
fruit/applesauce (with spoon)
gum/hard candy
hot cocoa/spiced cider mixes
on-the-go co"ee mixes
tea packets
beef jerky sticks

note of encouragement
list of local resources
prepaid phone card
grocery store gift card


Care For My People - Cheri Holdridge - 4/10/2016