By: Pastor Sam Luke, Senior Pastor
As we approach the time of the year when seasons change, my mind went back to a poem I
wrote in 2016. While you’re enjoying the beauty of the fall and prepare for the holiday season
with family and friends, remember that God’s love transcends the beauty of His creation and the
changing of the seasons.
You spoke the word and worlds were framed;
first cause of everything that’s named.
You ride the wind and calm the waves.
My Lord is worthy to be praised.
The fragrance of the morning rose,
the majesty of mountain’s view
The winding path the river flows,
display what only God can do.
But greater still, the love of God,
revealed in Calvary’s wounded side;
Can save my soul and make me whole,
and all my faults and failures hide.
We closed out September with an awesome time at the Hispanic ministry
There was preaching, teaching, praise and worship On September 13th we started Sunday school for children in the fellowship hall. Our in-person services are getting stronger every week and we continue doing a weekly pastoral visitation to the members of our Hispanic congregation. Also, in each visit, we brought along a food supply for those who are in need. Our missions' offering remains strong!
Pastor Juan Carlos Roca, Hispanic Pastor
We are so excited about the Awana program for our boys and girls! This program has just launched and is available to our toddlers all the way through elementary school on Wednesday nights! Victory Kids is getting pumped for Fall Fest this October! Trunk or Treat will be a blast! The kids will be ending the month of October with a special glow in the dark dance on the last Sunday of the month!
Sarah Ballard, Children's Pastor
Deanna Loveday, Child Development Center Director
We are off to a great start with the virtual learning program. We have 28 elementary children we are assisting with online classes for Chesterfield County. The county did a great job putting a very hard project together and has been excellent with answering questions and helping the children. We too upgraded our WIFI strength and added spacing for each student to be able to successfully complete their school day with little distraction. The preschool started their academic year as well and even though time was missed for COVID they are already mastering their next level program. I can't say enough about how awesome our teachers have been to put this complicated year together peacefully and the families have been incredibly awesome!
The Praise team and Band are doing well. We are seeing new people join Victory who have many musical talents!. We look forward to having them join this Music Ministry this month! I believe there is a freedom to gather and worship more now, especially after what’s been going on for the last several months in the nation, and the church.
- “I was glad when they said to me, let us go into the house of the Lord.”–Ps. 22:1
Licia Spiers, Music Pastor
Awakening Youth Ministries had a lot of fun at our Movie Night recently. We had a bonfire, s'mores, food, sports, popcorn, and a great time! It's great to see our teens bring friends and seeing them connect with each other. Our Sunday morning bible study continues every Sunday at 9am and is growing! And of course every Wednesday Night at 7pm we have an awesome time worshiping God and learning from His word.
If you are in the 6th to 12th grades, or if you are a parent, relative, neighbor or friend of someone that is a junior high or high schooler, come see us and we will let you know all there is about Awakening Youth Ministry!
Jonathan Montiel, Assistant Youth Pastor