Love Your Enemies - Cheri Holdridge - 5/29/2016



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.

MIRACLE OFFERING - On next Sunday, June 5th, we will receive our Miracle Offering for the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. The offering will go to help plant new churches and revive established ones. Pat Groves, Shelly Savory and Cheri Holdridge will represent us at the West Ohio Conference session June 5 - 10. 

KAYAK SAFETY CLASSES – Qualified instructors from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and American Canoe Association present a program of instruction to enable you to have fun kayaking safely, with the emphasis on safely. Location: Olander Park Pond, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH. Registration Fee: $35. Pre-registration is required. June class: Classroom session followed by water session June 11 at 9:30 a.m. Registration deadline June 9. For more information contact Pat Groves, Kayak Program Course Manager, at 419-276-0821 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 June 9th 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.

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.   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

Kroger has a fundraising program for nonprofits called Community Rewards.  The Village is now enrolled on this program!  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.

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.   

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.


The Courage To Tell Our Story - Rosie Best - 5/22/2016


From Fear to Freedom - Paul Nixon - 5/15/2016


God's Peace - Cheri Holdridge - 5/8/2016