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Easter at MVCC:  Even though Easter is still a month away, we have some important service and event news we want to share with you.  

SERVICES/TIMES:
Good Friday:  7:00pm
Saturday:   6:00pm
Sunday:      8:30am
                    10:00am
                    11:30am

Changes in service times on Sunday are for Easter only.  Normal service times resume the following weekend.  Please consider attending one service and serving at another. If you are interesteed in serving,  please email  office@mvccfrederick.com

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Meet Our Candidate for Pastor of Outreach and Missions:  Please join us the weekend of March 17 & 18 to welcome our candidate for Pastor of Outreach and Missions, David Moreno and his wife, Heather.  We will also host a meet & greet on Sunday evening at 6pm.   Pending the candidating weekend, there will be a congregational meeting on March 25th at 6:30 pm to vote on David’s candidacy.

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Urbana Food Bank Easter Basket Drive:  Please turn in your filled Easter baskets by March 17th.  Any questions, contact Sandy Sherman at 301-253-4334 or sandy1sherman@aol.com.  

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Community Easter Egg Hunt:  Grab your family and friends and invite them to join us Saturday, March 31st at 10am for MVCC’s 1st Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt.  Children from infants to 5th grade are invited to join in the hunt for thousands of Easter eggs on MVCC’s fields for this community event that includes a moon bounce, games, facepainting, and more.  We also need your help:

* Donate empty plastic eggs and candy (nut-free) to the event.
* Bring candy and eggs to church and leave in upper and lower lobbies by March 18th.
* We need many volunteers to help make this a huge success. 
* Save the date and stay tuned for more info to follow soon. 

Will you help us reach Urbana for Christ with this event that will be sure to bring new families to hear the hope of the Easter story?

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Don't forget to turn your clocks forward on Saturday night.

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Backstage: Are you a newcomer to MVCC?  If so, you and your family are invited to join pastors and staff for Backstage@MVCC on Wednesday, April 11th, at 7:00pm in the Adult Classroom. We'll break bread, get to know each other, help you learn more about MVCC, and take you on a short tour of the church. Don't delay, sign up today, by email at office@mvccfrederick.com.

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Child Dedication Services:  Mountain View is making preparations for a Child Dedication on April 14-15.  At MVCC, we celebrate life and recognize the God-given responsibility of parents to raise their children in a Gospel focused and God honoring way.  To participate in the child dedication, we are asking parents to attend a parent equipping class on April 8, immediately following the AM service.  If you want to register, or have questions about child dedication, the class, or anything regarding parenting, please contact Pastor Adam at pastoradam@mvccfrederick.com.  If you are unable to attend the class, please contact Pastor Adam to set up a private meeting.

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AMPED UP for Day Camp:  We will be offering 2-weeks of Day Camp on 6/18-6/22 and 6/25-6/29 this summer. If you are interested in being part of “AMPED” or have questions about what this means for your children and family, then please visit the table in the lower lobby.  Questions? Please email laura.dandrea@mvccfrederick.com.

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Acts of God:  Our annual Student Ministry Dessert Theater, is Friday, April 6, at 7:00pm. AOG is a fun night of family entertainment featuring amazing talent, hilarious skits, and lots of crowd involvement. AOG also features a student art exhibit and a chance to win door prizes. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 for the family. Tickets go on sale March 17 at all services and online. All proceeds benefit our Student Ministries trip to the Challenge Conference in Kansas City this summer.

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Ladies, Save the Dates: Plans are in the works for MVCC's annual Women's Retreat:  April 27th-29th at White Sulphur Springs in Mann's Choice, PA. There's room for 150 and registration opens in March. Stay tuned for updates and announcements here in the eNews, on our website, our church app, MVCC's social media pages, and the bulletin.

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.

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Men's Bible Study: Friday morning, 6:30am, in The PIT. This week, Mark Joannides leads our discussion of 1 Timothy 4. Come a little early to join us for coffee, donuts, and "the occasional breakfast burrito." 

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Upcoming Mission Opportunity: May 20-26 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.

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DivorceCare Meetings: Divorced? Separated? You don't have to go through it alone. MVCC's divorce care support group is now meeting, and you can join by contacting Ridge Kelly (301) 831-8884, or Maura Swart, (301) 831-3616. To learn more, please click here to go to our DivorceCare web page.

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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.

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