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Vision Sermon: This weekend, Pastor Guy will speak on the subject of Vision from Acts 9. We will learn what a vision is, what makes vision succeed and what makes it stick, and we will see how we can overcome the roadblocks to a vision. Pastor Guy will also have some news about our 10-Year vision, “Frederick for Christ,” sharing about some exciting goals we have for this upcoming year. Don’t miss it!

Discover MVCC: At Mountain View, our mission is to make fully devoted followers of Christ. The question is, what is your next step? Ever wondered how God has shaped you to serve? Curious as to what your sweet spot is in ministry?  Are you aware of the many opportunities there are to serve at MVCC? We invite you to take this Next Step to Discover MVCC with the 3rd and final class of our Fall series. No worries if you missed the first two classes, come on out for this one.

Discover 301- Membership.  How do I become a ministry partner at MVCC?

Sunday, October 8th, 4:30-6:00pm

Class will be held in the adult classroom. To sign up, email  office@mvccfrederick.com.

Operation Christmas Child: Donations continue to be accepted for Operation Christmas Child. Here are the items most needed: Ivory soap, toothbrushes for 2-4 year olds, combs, coloring Books, crayola Crayons, girls socks & panties for 2-8 year olds, boys undies & t's  for 2-4 year olds, bandanas. Please drop off items in the collection box in the lobby. 

Law Enforcement Recognition: MVCC would like to recognize and honor members of the law enforcement community during services the weekend of October 14th-15th. Please drop us a note at office@mvccfrederick.com and let us know a little about you, where and how you serve, and feel free to include your name and contact information.

Dive-In: Group study continues Sunday at 9:15am in the adult classroom with our 12-week-long video series on the "Foundations of Apologetics." Join us to learn how to recognize the many worldviews influencing our culture and get equipped to challenge the assumptions they are founded upon in a winsome and effective manner.  Leif Dahl will be facilitating the discussion following the video.


First Saturday Fellowship: Please join us this Saturday after our 6:00pm service for faith, food, and fellowship. We'll be serving pizza, snacks, and soft drinks while sharing our faith with other members of our MVCC family. Bring along a friend or two so they, too, can experience the awesome church God has blessed us with.

Parenting Conference:  Save the dates for a must-see simulcast by best-selling and award-winning author Paul David Tripp, teaching "Parenting: Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family." 

*Friday, October 13th, 6:30-9:00pm

*Saturday, October 14th, 8:30-11:30am.

Suggested donation is $10.00 per couple. Please RSVP to office@mvccfrederick.com. Child care is available.

Photos Needed: At MVCC, we strive to be authentic, warm, and welcoming to everyone inside and outside our church. We want to be real, and you can help us on the visual side by sending us your family photos for use in MVCC's current and future social media materials. Just send your pics to kim.kruger@mvccfrederick.com


Retreat Registration: Online registration is now open for EXPEDITION '17. Click here to sign up and view the latest news on this great annual event.

Bible Study: Friday, 6:30am, in The Pit. This week we continue our “Gods at War” series, by Kyle Idleman, with video and discussion entitled "God of Money." Do you trust God more than money? When you really consider your priorities, does your financial planning supercede listening to God's plan for your life? This video and discussion is guaranteed to make you think. So, come early to join us for coffee, donuts, & the occasional breakfast burrito. Whether you like to add your own thoughts to the discussions or just like to listen, it’s a fantastic way to start out a Friday. 


Mini Retreat : On Saturday, October 7th, we are hosting our very first Women's Mini-Retreat from 8:00am to Noon.  Join the women of Mountain View for breakfast and hear guest speaker, Laura Acuna, discuss "Walking in the Light of the Gospel" within our everyday lives. To register, please click here. Questions? Contact Coleen Trainor by email: coleen.trainor@mvccfrederick.com.

Bible Study: "The Quest": Now is the time to sign up for Beth Moore's new Bible study, "The Quest." Starting date is October 9th and will be held every Monday through November 13th from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the adult classroom. Click here to watch a short informational video. A class study journal is available for purchase at Lifeway.com for $14.99. To register, please email Coleen Trainor at coleen.trainor@mvccfrederick.com.

Bible Study: "Discerning the Voice of God" by Priscilla Shirer will be held Tuesday mornings from 9:30 -11:30  in the adult classroom. The remaining meeting dates are: 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, and 11/28. Please reserve November 7th as well for our care/service project. This study has a recently updated and revised DVD which we will watch each week in addition to discussing the homework questions. Child care is available. The book title is: Discerning the Voice of God -- Bible Study Book -- Revised: How to Recognize When God Speaks (August 15, 2017). Available at Lifeway.com and Amazon.com for $12.99. Questions? Please email lori.loux@yahoo.com.

Bible Study: "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst will be the focus of a home bible study for single women. In this six-session video Bible Study, Lysa TerKeurst digs deep into God’s Word  to help you explore the roots of rejection, the way other relationships get tainted because of a past rejection, and the truth about what it looks like to live loved.  Registration is open until October 6th and spaces are still available.  Meetings are held every other Friday at 7:00pm at Sandra Pechnik's home in Urbana. To sign up, email Sandra at slpechnik@gmail.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.


Serving Opportunities: From helping victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, to ministering orphans in Honduras, to bringing the Gospel and light construction skills to South Africa, there is a great need for members of our church community to serve during these upcoming Missions trips. Please click here to go to our web page to learn about missions trip opportunities and more.


God's Fruit Stand: Don't forget to bring in your "Backyard Bucks" to spend on all sorts of items at God's Fruit Stand. Each week, the kids 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.


Fall Retreat: Registration is now open for our annual Fall Retreat at Refreshing Mountain Camp, October 27th-29th. Forms available outside The Pit. Open to grades 7-12. Cost is $135.00 per person; scholarships available for families in need (contact pastorsteve@mvccfrederick.com for more information). Sign up by October 15th to hear featured speaker Josh Ott, the Alumni Worship Band, and take part in Prayer Room Experience, The View Follies, outdoor activities, and more. If that doesn't convince you to go, maybe this video will. 

SOS: Sunday, 6:00pm, in The Pit.

WOW: Tonight, 6:30, in The Pit.


Abba's Hands & Heart: In recognition of Orphan Sunday, Abba's Hands & Heart is hosting a brunch on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 from 10:30am to 12:30pm in The Pit. We will be welcoming guest speaker JT Olson who is the author of the book "The Orphan, the Widow & Me" and founder of "Both Hands", a ministry for orphans, widows and adoptive families. JT is a positive, energetic, passionate speaker.  Come be encouraged and challenged as JT shares about his journey from orphan to ministry leader.  Children are welcome. RSVP to orphan@mvccfrederick.com.

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, September-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 cousel or assistance, please email the church office, office@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.