Indifference - Hafidha Saadiqah - 9/25/2016



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.

VILLAGE CHURCH SURVEY - As you may or may not know, we at the Village are in a time of transition. Our founding Pastor has stepped down from leadership and we will have a new Pastor starting this Sunday. So, there are already changes afoot.  As a Lead Team, we are interested in hearing from you about your experience with the Village Church. Whether you are a current member of the congregation, or you have been away for a while, we would love to hear from you! We are particularly interested in various aspects of what we do at the Village, so this survey is a way to gather information, concerns or encouragements from those who have visited the Village. The link to take this survey online is: There are also printed copies of this survey on the small table inside the worship space where the prayer cards are located. It would be very helpful if you could respond to this survey by 9/29/16.

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 October 13th at 6:30 at Shawn’s Irish Tavern, 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH.   For more information, contact Karen Shepler at

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 Teresa Hagedorn ( know.  If you choose, you can be reimbursed for your expenses. (Just give Shelly Savory your receipt.)

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.

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.   

PRAYER GROUP – The Prayer Group is taking a hiatus for the summer. We will still be praying but we will not be meeting on Thursday nights.

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 $111.33 with only 7 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.

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.


Be Healed, Be Whole - Hafidha Saadiqah - 9/18/2016


You Are God's Beloved - Cheri Holdridge - 9/11/2016 (Water Sunday!)


Not Forgotten - Cheri Holdridge - 9/4/2016