GriefShare Small Group
Jul
1
to Sep 1

GriefShare Small Group

In July, we will have a GriefShare support group where trained, caring VBC leaders will walk alongside those who are experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one. To learn more about the GriefShare ministry, visit their website at griefshare.org. If you are interested in participating in the upcoming VBC GriefShare support group (exclusively for VBC), register by contacting Jay & Fritzeen Scott (scottfamily@comcast.net or 925-6999-9771). 

(The specific day of the week has not been chosen yet, TBD!)

In the meantime, if you would like to talk or pray with any VBC elder, pastor, or leader from either of our campuses, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We want to come alongside you in any way we can and provide you with the care and comfort of our Heavenly Father. 

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Student Sunday
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Student Sunday

  • 7106 Johnson Drive Pleasanton, CA, 94588 United States (map)
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Join us for a single service Sunday at our Crossing Campus on August 18th at 10:00 a.m. as the Student Ministries lead the Celebration Service. We’ll hear an update from the Navajo Outreach, testimonies, and so much more. Save the date, you won’t want to miss it!

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Church At The Fairgrounds
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Church At The Fairgrounds

  • 4501 Pleasanton Avenue Pleasanton, CA, 94566 United States (map)
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Church at the Fairgrounds is an opportunity for us to meet outside of our church building and invite our unchurched, unsaved neighbors to join us! On Sunday, August 25th, both of our campuses will be gathering for one service at 10:00 a.m. at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. We will also be partnering with other local churches for this special event to reach out to the community and those attending the Goodguys car show! Join us as we worship together through music, a message, and testimonies. Invite a friend, family member, coworker, or neighbor to come along with you!

Tickets & Parking:When you arrive at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, please pull through the drop-off area on Pleasanton Avenue (by the yellow gate entrance) and look for our greeters! There you will receive your free entry tickets and a parking pass (if needed) -- we recommend carpooling. Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., as we have limited tickets and spots for free parking.This will give you time to get your tickets, find parking, and head over to the auditorium!

Children's Ministry:We will have ministry available for children 2 years old through children entering 1st grade. Check-in starts at 9:30 and ends promptly at 10 a.m., so please arrive early to check in your kids.

Lunch: Following the service, join us for a Taco Fiesta Fundraiser to support the Baja Builders Ministry, which builds houses for those in need in Mexico! We will have yummy tacos and get the chance to connect, meet new people, and support this great ministry.

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Women's Create Day 2019
Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Women's Create Day 2019

  • 7106 Johnson Drive Pleasanton, CA, 94588 United States (map)
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Ladies! Come & create with us! Participate in two 2-hour workshops of your choice, presented by our very own VBC women. Presenters will share instruction and a how-to demonstration, and then lead participants in completing their own projects.

$10 for lunch + supply fee per workshop. Registration required. Visit vbc.online/women to view workshop descriptions and availability.

Contact WomensEvents@thecrossing.org with questions. We look forward to creating with you!

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Antioch School Classes Beginning Soon.
Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

Antioch School Classes Beginning Soon.

  • 7106 Johnson Drive Pleasanton, CA, 94588 United States (map)
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September 17th begins the fall semester for the Antioch School. Over the past eight years many believers have found significant benefit in their spiritual lives & ministries as a direct result of taking courses. The Antioch School seeks to prepare followers of Jesus with the training and tools to enhance their character & impact their ministry.

Students should plan on 2-4 hours of preparation time weekly. Class meetings are not lectures, but interactive - based upon their reading and preparation. No tests are given nor major papers written. One’s success is measured by competency in grasping significant biblical truths & their implementation. Students should expect to work in order to benefit.

First-time students will begin with “The Acts Course” which addresses our purpose and role as followers of Christ, both individually and corporately. The establishment & expansion of the kingdom of God, the church, will be studied in the New Testament as the model for today’s church.

For more information contact Nathan Baird (nathanb@thecrossing.org) or Gary Darnell (gary@thecrossing.org) at the VBC offices.

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Outdoor Family Movie Night: Marry Poppins Returns
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Outdoor Family Movie Night: Marry Poppins Returns

  • 3646 Oregon Way Livermore, CA, 94550 United States (map)
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8:00 p.m. Fellowship, Movie (Marry Poppins Returns) starts at 8:30pm.

Join us for our Altamont Women's Ministry Movie Night on Friday, August 16th! Popcorn and Drinks will be provided. Bring: Snack to share, lawn chair, blanket/warm coat when it gets chilly.

Contact: Martha at 925-980-0654

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Women's Morning of Solitude
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Women's Morning of Solitude

  • 5085 Crestwood Court Pleasanton, CA, 94566 United States (map)
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Come, refresh your heart by enjoying a time of quiet with the Lord. For those who would like to use them, handouts will be available with instructions on how to spend your time. Light breakfast & lunch provided.

Cost: Free. 

Register Sundays at either campus, or by emailing WomensEvents@thecrossing.org.

Event Contact: Cynthia Stafford 925-426-0081.

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Women's Day @ CityTeam
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Day @ CityTeam

Our mission is to reach out to the women in need of Oakland city. We provide services such as foot washings, showers, clothing, prayer, and a listening compassionate ear. Car pool, if needed, meets at VBC at 9:15am. Please contact Sheila Smith 615-681-7520 to find out how you can serve.

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Navajo Outreach
Jul
12
to Jul 21

Navajo Outreach

This summer, a caravan of vehicles will be driving from Pleasanton to the Arizona high desert, to serve the Navajo Reservation near Four Corners, USA. You can find all info and requirements online at the Navajo web page.

Outreach is July 12-21st.

Training is July 8-10th.

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Apps & Capps
Jul
7
8:45 AM08:45

Apps & Capps

Have you connected with the new VBC app? This Sunday at the Crossing campus, we will have VBC staff available in the lobby to assist anyone who would like help downloading the mobile app before and after both of our morning services. We’re also offering free cappuccinos and cookies for any folks who get the app for the first time.

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Newsies Musical
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Newsies Musical

Looking for a fun, summer activity the whole family can enjoy? "Newsies," the Disney Broadway show will be performed on Friday, July 5th at Woodminster Theater. We have discounted tickets and free children's tickets (16 yrs old & younger) available. Get your tickets at the Community Ministries Desk at the Crossing on Sunday with Wayne or email wayne@thecrossing.org. Read more about the musical performance at woodminster.com.

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theGathering Summer 2019 Schedule
Jul
3
to Jul 25

theGathering Summer 2019 Schedule

This July, VBC's Young Adult ministry will be holding our weekly Thursday meetings offsite:

The Gathering is traveling!

Our offsite get-togethers started last week with an Extol night at the Altamont, and this week we will be celebrating Independence Day by having dinner together and watching fireworks! We hope you young adults will join in on the fun! Stay up-to-date on event details by following us on Instagram (@vbc.quest), friending us on Facebook (Quest Gathering), emailing us (quest@thecrossing.org) or texting us (925-789-7056)!

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Independence Day Church Picnic
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

Independence Day Church Picnic

Join us for our annual Independence Day Church Picnic! We will gather at the Ken Mercer Sports Park in Pleasanton for picnic lunch, games, and summer fun.

Bring your own picnic! Grab lunch and meet us at the park. Don't want to make a full meal? Coordinate with some friends and plan a potluck-style picnic. Don't forget to bring a blanket to sit on. (Drinks will be provided by VBC.

Make your favorite homemade dessert to enter our Independence Day Dessert Competition! An expert group of judges will determine this year’s winners, prizes will be awarded, and then all desserts will be available for sharing. Choose one of the three categories to participate in:

1) Cookies/Brownies/Bars

2) Cakes & Cupcakes

3) Pies

Contact Cynthia Stafford (phone: 949-280-8469) to let us know what you will be bringing. Day-of entries are accepted. If your dessert requires refrigeration, please provide your own cooler. (Plates, cutlery, and napkins will be provided.)

Invite your friends/family, co-workers & neighbors, and we'll see you there!


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Packing Party for Refugees
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Packing Party for Refugees

We have the privilege to serve alongside the Arabic Church of Sacramento and reach out to the refugees in the Sacramento area. Join us on Friday, June 28th (6:30 - 8 pm) to help pack the supplies for the refugees into baskets. Then, a group from our church family will be distributing supply baskets on June 29th. All hands welcome!

Supplies Needed for Sacramento Refugees - Through 6.28.19 We need hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and homemade cookies/treats to distribute to refugees. We'll collect all non-perishable items in large canisters located at the entrance of the Crossing campus through June 28. Please deliver all cookies and treats to the church between 5-7 pm on June 28.

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Extol
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Extol

Extol is a time for us to gather as a church family and focus on seeking the Lord. Join us for a time of extended worship and prayer at 7pm at our Altamont Campus.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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New Class: Good News for Latter Day Saints
Jun
23
to Jun 30

New Class: Good News for Latter Day Saints

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In 1930, Joseph Smith Jr. first began to share his "restored gospel". Though millions now give allegiance to Smith's teachings, they present a false gospel based on human effort rather than God's grace in Christ. In this 2-week class, David Grant equips us to share real good news with our Mormon neighbors.

Classes will be on Two Sundays at the Crossing Campus in Room 208:

June 23rd, 9:15-10:30am

June 30th, 9:15-10:30am

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Hernandez Family Sharing
Jun
8
3:00 PM15:00

Hernandez Family Sharing

  • 7477 Inverness Street San Ramon, CA, 94583 United States (map)
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The Hernandez family shares the Good News mainly to Muslims in Europe and Israel. William and Larisa Hernandez would love to meet with VBC families and share their missionary stories from the past year. We will be meeting at Chris and Linda Cline's house, Saturday 6/8, 3pm-5pm. If you would like to help bring refreshments or have any questions, call Rita Baird at 925-294-9788.

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Goodguys Church Service
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Goodguys Church Service

A few times a year we have the opportunity to host a church service at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. If you’d like to join us for this church service out in our community, contact Wayne Johnson (wayne@thecrossing.org) for tickets or visit the Community Ministries Desk at our Crossing campus on Sunday. (Our typical Sunday services will still be taking place at both of our campuses.)

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Community Service Day
May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Service Day

We are heading out into our community, to help seniors with projects around their home. There will be house cleaning, some light yard work, and of course, loving on some of our senior citizens. This event is open to all ages and HSM will be participating. Sign up at the Community Desk at the Crossing on Sunday with Wayne or email wayne@thecrossing.org.

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Altamoms
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Altamoms

Calling all moms: Join us for some refreshing, equipping and friendship building time.  Contact Lisa with any questions (310-970-2258).

Want to see the full Women's Ministry calendar? Visit vbc.online/women to view upcoming Women's events for both campuses.

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CityTeam Oakland Outreach
May
18
4:30 PM16:30

CityTeam Oakland Outreach

Cityteam Oakland exists to transform the community and has various programs to help those in need, including hot meals for the homeless & addiction recovery. Once a month, we have the opportunity to help feed those in the program at Cityteam, the shelter, and individuals off the streets in Oakland. We also hold a time of worship for those in the shelter. 

Contact Pat Smith to serve with our group: 
shamelhan@yahoo.com 
925-999-6991

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Family Camp 2019 Registration
May
6
to May 31

Family Camp 2019 Registration

Join us for our annual Family Camping Trip to Camp Chinquapin at Pinecrest Lake! VBC Family Camp is for you to enjoy time with your friends, family, other VBC campers, and get to know new people. Pinecrest Lake is nearby for swimming, fishing, and boating. There is also a great hike around the lake.

Click Here To Register for Family Camp 2019! (Registration Opens 05/06/19)

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