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What a Worship Weekend!: First, Pastor Guy has another great message in our sermon series "This Is Us", with a look into our core values (our DNA), at MVCC and how they separate us from other churches. Then, since it is Super Bowl weekend, Pastor Guy has a special sit-down interview with Washington Redskins placekicker Dustin Hopkins (click here for a preview). You'll be inspired hearing how Dustin uses God's Word in his personal and professional life. And, as a bonus, three lucky persons are going to be wearing brand new, authentic NFL jerseys for the big game later on Sunday. Yes, that's right, Pastor Guy will be giving away the jersey of one of the league's best players and pro-bowlers during each of our weekend services (Saturday/6:00pm, Sunday/9:15 & 11:00am).  And no, we don't mean Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. It's "can't miss" worship all-around and a great opportunity to bring along an unchurched friend. We hope to see you here!


P-I-Z-Z-A: That's how we spell out Faith, Food, and Fellowship the first Saturday of each month at MVCC. Join us this coming Saturday after our 6:00pm worship for great pizza and snacks while spending a little time with our coummunity. Spread the word and feel free to bring along an unchurched friend or two. 


Dive-In: "God Sends Moses To Pharoah-First Encounter" from Exodus 5:1 & 7:7 Pease join us Sunday as we continue our 22-week series on "Exodus". In the adult classroom from 9:15-10:30am. 


Step Families Support Group: Step-families can be complex, and this group, through 8-sessions, will help you learn usable solutions for everyday living, and glean valuable insight and practical tips; ideal for pre-marital and married couples. Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 at MVCC, starting February 11th. To sign up, contact Coleen Trainor at coleen.trainor@mvccfrederick.com (please specify childcare needs, if any).

Winter Baptisms: Plans are underway for our late winter/early spring Baptisms, which will be held March 11th, 5:00pm, at Greenridge Baptist Church. If you're thinking of being baptised, click here to go to our website's Baptism page to watch a video and fill out a questionnaire. 


God's Fruit Stand: Don't forget to have your kids bring in their "Backyard Bucks" to spend on all sorts of items at God's Fruit Stand this weekend. Each week, children have multiple opportunities to earn their backyard bucks during church services, through memory verses, class participation, and more. They can then spend them at God's Fruit Stand, which opens after Saturday night service and both Sunday services.

AMPED UP!:  It's time to get AMPED UP for 2-WEEKS of Day Camp (6/18 – 6/22 and 6/25 – 6/29). If you are interested in being part of one of our camps this June or would like to hear more about this amazing Children’s Ministry outreach, join us after church on Sunday, February 11th. This Day Camp Informational meeting will be held in the PIT and include a light lunch and have childcare available. Please email Laura D’Andrea to RSVP for food and childcare needed at laura.dandrea@mvccfrederick.com.

Upcoming Events: 

--Winterblast (Middle School winter retreat), February 9-11

Registration forms are available outside The PIT. Click here to go to our Events web page for more information.



IMPACT FREDERICK: June 23 -June 29. Impact Frederick takes place here at home; an opportunity to serve and grow right here in our backyard. Impact Frederick is a multi-church event. Students serve local disadvantaged homeowners through projects like roofing, drywall, landscaping, painting, and more. Our students will serve alongside kids from various churches, and each team will be assigned to a home for the week. Participants sleep and eat at Linganore High School. Evening rallies feature local band Electric City and speaker Tyree Sterling. We anticipate upwards of 400-kids from three states participating this year.

Impact Frederick is open to students currently in grades 7 and up. Cost is $250 per person. To register, simply submit a non/refundable $100 per person deposit, payable to MVCC. Write your student's name on the subject line. A participation/medical form will follow later. Deadline is March 1. *(Impact Frederick also needs construction managers and other adult leadership positions. For more information, go to impactfrederick.org by clicking here.)

Challenge Conference:  July 1 - July 6, 2018, Kansas City, MO. Challenge is a catalytic environment challenging students to live on mission with Jesus everyday, everywhere, and with everyone. Sponsored by the Evangelical Free Church Student Ministries, Challenge will gather thousands of students from churches around the country for a week of teaching, worship, prayer and service. Our trip is open to students currently in grades 7-12.  It is for students who are serious about growing in their faith and making an impact on their generation for Christ. Cost is $699 per person, which includes airfare, hotel, conference, and most meals. (The cost is already subsidized by our scholarship fund and no additional scholarships are available.) To register, simply provide a $200 (non/refundable) deposit payable to MVCC. Write your student's name in the subject line. Deadline: March 1.



New Bible Studies

"All Things New"--Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead our single ladies through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and liveby: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come. Study meetings will be held in the home of Sandra Pechnik, every other Friday from 7:00-9:00pm, beginning February 9th (no study on March 30th). There are 15-slots available. To register, please contact Sandra by email at slpechnik@gmail.com. Please order study books on Amazon.com or Lifeway.com.

“Twelve Women of the Bible – Life-Changing Stories For Women Today”. Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30am in the adult classroom. Meeting dates are: 2/13, 2/27, 3/13 and 3/27. Each session will include a short video followed by small group discussions. You will need to purchase a study guide titled, “Twelve Women of the Bible – Life-Changing Stories for Women Today” available on Amazon by clicking here. You will also need John MacArthur’s book, “Twelve Extraordinary Women – How God Shaped Women of the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You.”  It is available at lifeway.com by clicking here. Both books are available new or used. Childcare is available. Please register by emailing: Rebekah.collogan@gmail.com.  

"1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ" by Jen Wilkin. Every Monday through March 19th, 6:30-8:30pm in the adult classroom. “Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance.” Email Coleen Trainor, coleen.trainor@mvccfrederick.com, to sign up. Please purchase your book prior to the study from Lifeway.com for $12.99 or amazon.com .

Weekly Prayer Group: Meets weekly, Tuesday mornings, from 9:00-10:00am in the Prayer & Comfort Room.  Please contact Jan Drass, jdrass2@comcast.net if you have questions. Child care is not available.


Men's Bible Study: Friday morning, 6:30am, in The PIT. We’ll be finishing 1 Timothy Chapter 1 and starting chapter 2. As always, come a little early to join us for coffee, donuts, and "the occasional breakfast burrito." 


Chili Cook-Off/Save The Date: The Missions Committee invites you to participate in our Fourth Annual Chili Cook-off on Sunday, February 18th, from 6-8pm. Join us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship, and hear how God is using members of MVCC to further His Kingdom. Also, come learn about some exciting opportunities for you to get involved in missions in the future!  To sign up for the competition, or for more information, email debbi.minto@mvccfrederick.com. If you are not bringing chili, please bring a side dish, chili topping, or dessert to share. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, February 11th.

Upcoming Mission Opportunity: April 8-April 14, 2018, MVCC will be sending another team of 12 men/women back to Pearland, Texas, to continue the rebuilding work with Samaritan's Purse. There is still so much work to be done! The teams are repairing homes and may be involved with new home construction, too. There will also be an opportunity to share the love of Christ with people who have experienced so much loss and devastation. If you would be interested in serving on this team, or other trips that may be scheduled in the future, please email debbi.minto@mvccfrederick.com. Please click here to go to our web page to learn more about other mission trip opportunities.


MOPS 2017-2018: The new MOPS season is underway,  exploring the theme “Free Indeed.” Spaces in the MOPS Kids program are filled, but moms can still join if childcare is not needed. If you have questions about registration, or you would like to have your name put on a waiting list, please email Rebekah Collogan at  rebekah.collogan@gmail.com. Click here to register online. For general questions about MOPS, please contact Lynn Jerore by email: l_jerore@comcast.net. On an additional note, for those of you who missed the June 25th Congregational Meeting, here is a link to Pastor Guy’s presentation about where MVCC currently stands with MOPS, and why we as a church have decided to “phase out” of MOPS over the next 12 months.

MOPS Volunteers: MOPS Volunteers are needed to care for babies and preschoolers one morning each month while moms attend MOPS (2nd Mondays, now through June, 9:15-11:15am). For more info, email Debbi Augustine at debbi.augustine@mvccfrederick.com.

Congregational Care: If you or someone you know is seeking counsel or assistance, please email the church office, office@mvccfrederick.com.

Prayer Requests: Here at MVCC, we welcome the opportunity to partner with you and lift up personal and community prayers..."They all joined together constantly in prayer..." Acts 1:14 (NIV)  If you have a need or know others in need of prayer, our prayer team awaits any requests you have. Please send to prayer@mvccfrederick.com.

"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves...Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality." Romans 12:10-13.