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Backstage: Tonight is Backstage@MVCC, so if you're relatively new and want to find out more about our church, stop in at 7:00pm in the adult classroom. Our pastors and staff will greet you, we'll break bread together, and you'll get you a short, behind the scenes tour of the church. Just RSVP asap to office@mvccfrederick.com.

Lead Like Jesus: Want to learn how to lead in the home, the culture, and the church? Jesus both teaches and models leadership with a focus on the heart, hands, head, and habits. Join us for six sessions starting January 31st, at 6:30pm in the adult classroom and learn how to Lead like Jesus. RSVP/Sign up by email at office@mvccfrederick.com

Home Groups Open Season: Signups to join Home Groups start next weekend, but to help you ahead of time with location and schedule logistics, we've prepared a handout you can pick up in church this weekend. You'll find listings for group leaders, the communities they're located in, and how many openings are left in each. You can also click here to see the list on our website. Remember, Home Groups of 10-16 people meet regularly to share, study, support and serve, and are the best way to meet others, build relationships, and grow in your faith here at MVCC. Open season is the time for you to choose the Home Group you will commit to for the 2017-18 school year. Signups start January 20-21. Here's how it works:

1.  Check out the groups listed in the lobby.

2.  Decide on the location of the group you want to join.

3.  Sign up individually on each open space for the group that meets your needs.

4.  Fill out the registration card and turn in.

5.  Wait for the email or phone call inviting you to attend. 

Winter State of the Church: Please join us for our upcoming congregational meeting, Sunday, January 28th at 6:30pm in the Worship Center. Don't miss this opportunity to hear about what is happening in the life of our church. There will also be votes to accept Keith Wyttenbach for Elder and Chris Bean for Church Treasurer. If you have questions, email Albert Chin at albert.chin@mvccfrederick.com. If you need childcare, please email office@mvccfrederick.com. The following people will be presented as new members of the church: Mark and Beth Joannides, Joey and Beth Shorter, Danielle Gummo, Wesley and Christy Wilson, Rob and Dona Batten, and Donnie Dietrichson. 


Dive-In: Our 22-week series on "Exodus" continues with "The Preparation of Moses" from Exodus 2:1-25. Join us Sunday from 9:15-10:30am in the adult classroom. Leif Dahl teaches.  


Sweetheart Banquet Registration: Online registration is open for our Sweetheart Banquet, aka "For Better or For Worse," on Friday, February 9th. Please click here to sign up to join other married couples at Morningside Inn for a night of fun, great food, and inspiration for your marriage.


Upcoming Events/Save These Dates!: 

--SOS Ski Retreat: January 26-28

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

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


New Bible Studies

“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: 1/16, 1/30, 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.  Register by 1/9  to ensure childcare availability.

"1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ" by Jen Wilkin. Beginning every Monday on January 22nd and continuing 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 Prayer Breakfast: MVCC Men, save the date and join us for great Gospel and grub on Saturday, January 13th, from 7:30 to 9:00am. You can't beat the food for the body and soul that comes with this special time of worship and fellowship. Please consider bringing along an unchurched friend or two, and drop us a note at office@mvccfrederick.com to let us know you're coming so we can make sure to prepare enough food for all.

Men's Bible Study: Friday morning, 6:30am, in The PIT. We’ll be studying and discussing 2 John. Please read it before Friday so you can start thinking about it; 13-verses. But come even if you don't get a chance to read it. Show up a little early and grab a cup o' joe, a sinker, and the "occasional breakfast burrito." Hope to see you there.


Upcoming Mission Opportunity: February 25 – March 3, 2018, MVCC is sending another team to Pearland, TX with Samaritan’s Purse for Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts. Contact Debbi Minto asap at debbi.minto@mvccfrederick.com for more information and to sign up. There are other mission trip opportunities as well, including ministering to orphans, sharing the gospel, and helping with service-related projects in other countries. Please click here to go to our web page to learn more.


Meals For The Needy: MVCC's Deacons are looking for individuals to help with providing meals to those in in need in our church family. If you're able to help out and serve this need, please email Pastor Adam at pastoradam@mvccfrederick.com.

MOPS Freezer Meal Night 2.0: Cooking is much more fun with friends! Join us at the church on Thursday, January 18th from 7:00-9:00pm and prepare 5 planned freezer meals for only $50. Event will take place in the LilyPond rooms of the Children's Ministry. The fee covers all ingredients and supplies. RSVP by January 14th by clicking here. To pay the fee, email Kate Humphries at dkhumphries@gmail.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, 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.