We return to our regular schedule of worship in January with a single communion service on 1/3 and both 9am and 11am other weeks.
|Dec 28, 2015||315|
|Christmas Eve Services
Invitation to Candlelight Worship
|Dec 14, 2015||807|
|World Communion Sunday||Oct 2, 2013||523|
|Stewardship Sunday will be held on September 22nd with a combined worship service at 10am.
Former Vance member the Rev Bill McCoy from 1st Presbyterian in Charleston will talk about the gifts we should be giving to God.
|Sep 8, 2013||538|
|RED, WHITE, AND YOU Blood drive is set for this Wednesday, September 11 from Noon-6.
This is major project for the deacons as we encourage you to attend.
|Sep 8, 2013||530|
|Join us this Sunday for our annual "Homecoming" services. Summer is ending, school in session,full choir returns.
Join our 9am "informal" service or our 11am "traditional" worship. Plus stay for some coffee, cookies, and fellowship.
|Sep 7, 2013||542|
|Vance is looking for a new Coordinator of Contemporary Worship.
If you or someone you know would like to serve the Lord in this unique and powerful way, click the link above to get full details.
|Aug 5, 2013||730|
|Can you volunteer some time in the church office?
As we continue our search for a new office secretary, perhaps you'd like to spend a few hours a week helping out? Click the link above.
|Aug 5, 2013||533|
|The search for an office administrator/secretary is underway.
If you know of someone looking for a part-time, 5-day-a-week position that plays a major part in our church life, click the link above.
|Aug 5, 2013||2021|
|Another Summer Picnic Is Coming Sunday August 11 at 11am
Join your church family for a single service of worship in Fellowship Hall, followed by a pot luck picnic in the hall.
|Jul 21, 2013||507|
Sun. Jan. 27, 2013 @ 10:15 am in Sanctuary
|Jan 14, 2013||594|
|New Office Hours
Temporary Office Hours During Personnel Transition
|Dec 31, 2012||835|
|Family Christmas Dinner
December 2nd 530pm
|Nov 18, 2012||578|
|"Gloria" is coming
A seasonal music treat by the West Liberty University Choir and Friends.
|Nov 18, 2012||638|
|Ordination and Installation of church offers.
Join us December 16th at both services as the new officers are ordained and/or installed. Click the link to learn more about the role of elders and deacons.
|Nov 18, 2012||507|
|Mission and Outreach opportunities
Soup kitchen, food pantry, Shoebox Santa and more
|Nov 18, 2012||1079|
|WLU to perform "Hansel and Gretel at Vance.
Make a date to enjoy a wonderful seasonal experience.
|Nov 18, 2012||589|
|Mystery Photographer?||Oct 14, 2012||567|
|Shoe Box Project Wrapping Up!||Oct 14, 2012||623|
|PW Welcomes Gabriel Project in October!||Oct 2, 2012||555|
|World Communion Sunday - ONE SERVICE||Oct 2, 2012||599|
|The Rev. Larry Kline--former Associate Pastor at Vance--was guest minister this week, reflecting on "New Faith Communities&
Dr. works in New Church Development for our Presbytery. His message (and a selection from the Choir) posted on the Media page.
|Sep 30, 2012|
|Are you a "Good Talker"? Pastor Chuck preaches on talkers and holding your tongue.
Listen to the sermon on our "Media" page. Click the button in the task bar on top.
|Sep 16, 2012||561|
|HOMECOMING SUNDAY - September 9th!||Sep 7, 2012||623|
|Hear sermon from Chaplain Michael Taylor and selections of solos from our traditional service on "Media" page.
Click "Media in the linkbar at the top of the page
|Sep 2, 2012||576|
|OUTDOOR WORSHIP||Jul 26, 2012||715|
|Welcome Laurie!||Jul 26, 2012||1675|
|Check out our Media page for new audio of several recent sermons.||Jul 22, 2012|
|ONE SERVICE on MAY 27th||May 21, 2012||733|
|The Forgotten Jesus
Pastor Chuck held a "Chapel Chat" sesssion on a recent Time magazine article, "The Forgotten Jesus".
|May 13, 2012||746|
|NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Thursday, May 3rd, 630pm, Wheeling's Heritage Port
|Apr 22, 2012|
|Learn more about the work of CASA--Court Appointed Special Advocates and their work with abused and neglected children.||Apr 22, 2012|
|Adult Christian Education Opportunities
Upcoming Sunday gatherings in Merriman Chapel
|Apr 22, 2012||922|
|School Supply Drive||Mar 21, 2012||790|
|Adult Lenten Study Offered||Mar 5, 2012||853|
|Ash Wednesday Worship||Feb 4, 2012||848|
|Dr. Kline to Deliver Message||Jan 10, 2012||807|
|ONE SERVICE at 11 AM Jan 1, 2012||Dec 29, 2011||647|
|Handel's Messiah||Nov 28, 2011||813|
|Kiddy Bags are Back!||Nov 11, 2011||653|
|Hanging of the Greens||Nov 11, 2011||636|
|AdVance News Nov. Answer||Oct 28, 2011||678|
|You're Invited: Spaghetti Dinner||Oct 19, 2011||712|
|Shoe Box Santa Project||Oct 18, 2011||1143|
|IT'S COMING...November 13th!||Oct 18, 2011||608|
|Next Combined 10:00 AM Worship||Oct 4, 2011||688|
|New Resources in Vance Library||May 23, 2011||839|
|Choir Breaks for Summer||May 8, 2011||803|
|Soup Supper, Lent Study/Hometown Nazareth Continues!||Mar 24, 2011||1190|
|Lenten Worship Opportunities||Mar 24, 2011||1341|
|OPPORTUNITY TO RING FOR THE LORD!!!||Mar 15, 2011||796|
|Lent Study Begins!||Mar 14, 2011||763|
|Ash Wednesday Worship||Mar 4, 2011||1295|
|Sunday Worship News||Mar 4, 2011||869|
|Presbyterian Women Welcome Laughlin Chapel||Mar 4, 2011||1187|
|CPR for the HEART and SOUL||Feb 10, 2011||2005|
|"Souper" Bowl Sunday||Jan 31, 2011||1030|
|Favorite Hymn||Jan 31, 2011||1259|
|NEW BIBLE STUDY FORMING
The Threshing Floor
|Oct 15, 2010||810|
|Confession of Belhar
On October 19th at 7pm, Pastor Chuck will lead us through an explanation of the Confession of Belhar--what is is and what it means (click to read the full confession).
|Oct 10, 2010|
|Would you be interested in a Sunday evening worship service?
Click the link above for more information about this idea and a Congregational survey being taken.
|Sep 19, 2010||1205|
|Sou Kitchen Team forming for August
Help serve meals on Tuesday Augusy 17 8am-1pm. You can work part of the time if it fits your schedule better.
|Aug 15, 2010||758|
|Do you like to sing?
Vance Choir practice resumes on September 1st. Make a joyful noise to the Lord and glorify Him with your gift of music.
|Aug 15, 2010||802|
|"Shoebox Santa" is underway as a project of Appalachian Outreach with support from the Vance Mission Commission.
You can fill your own shoebox and bring it in or provide some items for the Missions Commission to use in filling shoeboxes, More details by clicking the blue link above.
|Aug 15, 2010||1119|
|The church parking lot will be closed most of this week.
Monday, June 28, through Thursday July 1, major work will be done on the parking lot. Sorry for any inconveniences.
|Jun 27, 2010||747|
|The study on "Forgiveness" will begin July 21st at 7pm..
More details can be found further down on this page.
|Jun 27, 2010||732|
|Vance History Quiz
Vance History Quiz
|Jun 17, 2010||1035|
|Vacation Bible School Begins!
Sunday, June 27th - Thursday, July 1st!
|Jun 17, 2010||1193|
|The Power of Forgiveness
Classes are set to start in July.
|Jun 13, 2010||807|
If you know of someone who would appreciate home communion, call the church office.
|Jun 13, 2010||853|
There are several summer dates available. If you would like to supply flowers call the church office.
|Jun 13, 2010||811|
|Church rummage sale, April 17th 8am-1pm
Thursday April 15th 4-8pm
Friday April 16th 10a-8p
|Mar 28, 2010||779|
**Maundy Thursday service 7pm, Merriman Chapel (communion)
**Good Friday Service 7pm @ Stone Presbyterian Church
Sunrise Service @ Ogelbay, Pastor Chuck preaching
Single 10am service @ Vance
|Mar 28, 2010||1016|
|Sunday services in March --click here for a list||Feb 28, 2010||855|
|Support the Soup Kitchen
A group of Vance volunteers will work at the Soup Kitche in East Wheeling from 8am-1pm on Tuesday March 16th.
If you'd like to help, contact the church office.
|Feb 28, 2010||805|
|Minute for Mission is a chance for agencies around the community to share their needs with our congregation.
This week, we heard from the Soup Kitchen
Click the link to learn more.
If you feel a call to assist with the Soup Kitchen, you can simply stop by, or you may want to consider a group of your Vance family to work together with the Kitchen as a mission project.
|Feb 21, 2010||943|
|The Lenten Wednesday Study on "The Lords Prayer" begins this week.
Soup, bread, and water/cofee will be served at 6pm in Fellowship Hall.
The study begins in Merriman Chapel at 6:30.
PLEASE LET THE CHURCH OFFICE KNOW IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND. (Child care will be provided).
|Feb 21, 2010||825|
|As members of a Presbyterian church, we are challenged to give support not just to Vance but to the larger church as well.
Each year we are each asked to give what is known as "per capita" to the Presbytery. Additionall, there is a "mission" contribution requested. Click the link above for more information.
|Feb 21, 2010||900|
|Happy Birthday to our February Birthday Boys and Girls!
We celbrated February birthdays with cake and celebration during worship today.
Click the link above to see who is having a birthday this month.
We celebrate birthdays the 3rd Sunday each month. Be sure to come and share with your church family.
|Feb 21, 2010||996|
|Here's our calendar for combined services in 2010.
The session remains committed to our 2 unique and individual styles of worship with the Contemporary Service at 9 and our Traditional service at 11.
But there are certain occassions throughout the year where will gather as a UNIFIED church family to celebrate special moments in the church.
Click the blue link above for a complete listing of those services.
Each service is designed to be unique and reflect the meaning of the day it is being held. A brunch will be served at 11am in Fellowship Hall following the service .
If you have thoughts on these combined services, talk with Pastor Chuck, members of the Worship and Music Commission or any member of Session.
|Feb 14, 2010||858|
|SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES ARE CANCELED BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY SNOW.
This is primarily being done out of an abundance of caution for the safety of both our members and many of our staff who travel distances to get to the church on Sunday
|Feb 6, 2010||811|
|Birthday Sundays are coming!
The 3rd Sunday of each month, we will celebrate our members having a birthday that month. Including CAKE after worship!
|Feb 6, 2010||907|
|Souper Bowl of Caring||Feb 1, 2010||1316|
|Annual Congregational Meeting: January 31 at 10:05am.
9am congregants can just stick around. If you normally attend the 11am service, please come early to receive the Operating Budget for 2010 and the Annual Reports as well as any other busines the Session deems necessary.
|Jan 17, 2010||824|
|01-17-10 This week's sermon is now posted on the media page for you to listen to or download.
As a new year starts, we will be removing a lot of the previous sermons and songs from our web page. If you have some you wanted to listen to again, you can download them to your own computer, or send an e-mail and we will leave them up on the web page.
|Jan 10, 2010||839|
|Our Christian Ed director, Jane Schockey, delivered today's sermon "One Size Fits All".
Unfortunately, your webmaster/sound booth operator (me) failed to record the service so we have no audio for you to listen to.
Good sermon, Jane! My apologies for my foul-up.
|Dec 27, 2009||956|
|New officers are being instaled and ordained at the 11am service on January 10th.||Dec 27, 2009||820|
|Visit the Vance Church Facebook page to learn about a January class offered by the Presbytery on "Main Themes in Orthodoxy".||Dec 27, 2009||987|
|Adult Sunday School class will start soon. If you are interested, contact the office.||Dec 27, 2009||810|
|If you are an elder or deacon who has served previously, but not currently, you can still serve communion.
Our communion serve schedule for 2010 is being prepared and the Worship and Music Commission would like to include as many current and previous elders/deacons in the rotation as possible. If you are interested, contact Mike Hooper or the church office.
|Dec 27, 2009||790|
|This week's sermon is now posted in the "Media" section.||Dec 20, 2009||835|
|If you haven't yet returned your "2010 Estimate of Giving", you can drop them off in the church office or in the offering plate.
For those who already have done so, 2010 Offering envelopes are available in the Narthex.
|Dec 20, 2009||878|
|If you know someone who would appreciate home communion, you can call the church office.||Dec 20, 2009||807|
|Holiday office hours....
The church office will be closed Monday 12/28 and also on New Year's Day.
|Dec 20, 2009||970|
|Leadership training continues
Pastor Chuck will lead a second round of conversation about the obligations and challenges of leadership in our Church. This Sunday 12/20 at 10am in Merriman Chapel. The last session was lively. Incoming officers, current officers, and anyone interested in the requiements for leadership at Vance and in the Presbyterian Church should come by.
|Dec 13, 2009||850|
|Hanging of the Greens
This Wednesday, we will be decorating the church for the Advent season. Members of the Worship and Music Commission invite you to stop in and help if you have time--beginning around 3:30pm
|Nov 22, 2009||827|
|Vance will host this year's combined "Out The Pike" Thanksgiving service.
The service will be at 7pm Tuesday night. Bring an offering of canned goods as a donation to the Soup Kitchen.
|Nov 22, 2009||867|
|If you haven't yet returned your "2010 Estimate of Giving", you can drop them off in the church office or in the offering plate.
To help you better understand the importance of your financial pledge, you may want to look over the weekly "Financial Snapshot" of the church in the bulletin each week. It will show you what it costs to keep our church alive and vital--and its current level--and how that compares to the pledges and income we have coming in.
|Nov 22, 2009||812|
|Book reservations are being taken for those who want to be part of adult Sunday School in the beginning of 2010.
,Reserve your book in the church office or in the Narthex on Sunday mornings.
|Nov 22, 2009||808|
|This week's sermon is now available on the Media page.
Commander and Chief
|Nov 22, 2009||774|
|What do church officers promise to do?
Sunday November 15th at 10am, there will be a session in Merriman Chapel on A Closer Look At Ordination Vows that Ministers, Elders, and Deacons take on their installation. Everyone is welcome to come and learn about what your church leaders are promising to do.
|Nov 8, 2009||880|
|Changes in Children's worship.
Starting 11/15, there will be a children's sermon during the 9am worship service, but not at 11am. There will be a Children's worship provided at the same time as the 11am "traditional" service, but not at 9am. There will be children activity bags in the narhex that can be picked up and used during the 9am worship.
|Nov 8, 2009||856|
|Help make someone else's Christmas brighter
We are once again helping the Salvation Army fill their "KIddy Bags". Pick one --or more--in the church office or narthex. Each bag has a child's age and some suggested gift ideas. Buy what you can and put it in the bag and return to Vance.
|Nov 8, 2009||1015|
|And MORE spaghetti!
The Wheeling Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner will be held at Vance this Thursday (11/12) from 4-7pm in Fellowship Hall
|Nov 8, 2009||924|
|Support our scouts and have a good meal.
The Vance-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 6 will hold a spaghetti dinner on Veterans Day (Nove 11) from 4:30-7pm.
Adults $7, Children $4
Veterans get a fee desrt.
The dinner will help support the troop's events and activities.
|Nov 1, 2009||915|
|Congregational Meeting on November 15th.
This will be at Noon, right after the 11am service. We will elect new officers for next year and conside a by-laws change on the number of deacons needed to serve.
|Nov 1, 2009||836|
|Stewardship Sunday November 8th.
Stewardship is the responsible use of God's gifts to honor God in gratitude for His goodness to us.
The Stewardship Committee has sent a letter to all church members discussing the importance of this part of our Christian life. If you haven't received one, call the church office.
The committee asks you to prayerfully consider your stewardship to the church and place your commitment card in the offering plate.
|Nov 1, 2009||951|
|This week's sermon posted on the media page now.||Nov 1, 2009||808|
|John Calvin study groups conclude this week.
Both Monday and Wednesday groups will discuss chapters 11 and 12.
|Oct 25, 2009||831|
|Church officer training this Saturday.
All new, potential, and veteran elders and deacons are invited to an officer training session this Saturday at Grace Presbyterian Church in Martins Ferry.
All officers take an ordination vow to uphold the constituion of the PC(USA) and to follow the Book or Order. It's easy to let some of these issues fade behind a false doctrine of doing what feels good or is expedient.
This UOVP event is an opportunity to be reminded of the importance and requirments of lay leadership in our church.
|Oct 25, 2009||999|
|This week's sermon is now posted in our media page||Oct 11, 2009||884|
|This Wednesday's Calvin study group is cancelled.
Next sesion will be Wednesday October 21 at 7pm in Potter Chapel to discuss chapters 9/10.
Monday 11am group continues as usual.
|Oct 11, 2009||877|
|Our new Christian Ed Director, Jane Shockey, gave her first children's message.
You can listen to it on our Media page (click the link to the right).
|Oct 11, 2009||1126|
|This week's sermon is now available on the Media page.
Just click "Media" on the side pannel to the left.
|Oct 4, 2009||810|
|Additions to the Vance Church family.
Jane Shockey has started work as our new Christian Education Director. Jane will be working with the church leadership and membership to develop programs for youth, teens, and adults.
Dick and Lucinda Farley and their son Richard were welcomed as new members of Vance by a vote of session and affirmation of faith.
|Oct 4, 2009||924|
|Take part in our Congregational Health Check Up
This Thursday (10/8) at 7pm in Merriman Chapel, Pastor Chuck will talk about how to assess congregational health. Bring your concerns and issues to the session to talk about what you think we can do to strengthen this body of Christ.
|Oct 4, 2009||931|
|The God Squad Is Working This Week
Volunteers will help our Administrartive Asistant, Lynne Uraco, to fold and label the AdVance News. Meet in the Squibb Choir Room Tuesday at 11amif you would like to help.
|Sep 27, 2009||844|
|Calvin studies continue this week.
Monday morning at 11, the group will meet in Davis Study to discuss chapters 3 and 4.
The Wednesday night group meets in Potter Chapel at 7pm to discuss chapters 5 and 6.
|Sep 27, 2009||880|
|Welcome back to the Vance Choir!
Listen to a selection from this week's 11am worship service as well as Pastor Chuck's sermon on our "media" page.
|Sep 13, 2009||945|
|Art and Soul is just 2 weeks away.
Click the link abve to see some of the ways YOU can help out with this wonderful time of worship and fellowship.
***Remember to call the church office if you need a ride to Art and Soul.
|Sep 13, 2009||874|
|One of our mission partners is Laughlin Chapel.
Click the link above to see some of the ways Vance members can help
|Sep 13, 2009||914|
|This week's sermon and a soloist selection are now posted in the "Media" section.||Sep 6, 2009||912|
|Choir practice rsumes this Wednesday at 6:30.
We welcome the choir back to our 11am Worship service this week--on Rally Sunday.
|Sep 6, 2009||922|
|Upcoming Bible Studies
Presbyterian Women will host a Bible study on "Joshua A Journey of Faith" Tuesday (9/8/09) at 10am in the Squibb Music Room.
Women's Bible study on the book of "Esther" starts this Sunday (9/13/09) at 6:30pm in the Squibb Music Room.
Pastor Chuck's series on the life of John Calvin begins this month (see info below).
|Sep 6, 2009||968|
|Do you have some ideas on Vance members who would make good church leaders?
The nominating committee has begun it's work in seeking out and selecting church members to be presented for election as Edlers and Deacons. Click the blue link above to learn more about the role and requirements of elected leadership in the Presbyterian Church.
|Sep 6, 2009||1198|
|Pastor Chuck's sermon on "Worthwhile Religion" and a selection from soloist Dr. Linda Cowan are now posted in the "media" link.||Aug 30, 2009||988|
|September Worship Activities
September 13--Rally Sunday
Teacher Dedication in worship
Muffins, cookies, and treats!
September 26/27--Dr. Jay Sklar with Art and Soul
|Aug 29, 2009||909|
|October 25th is Reformation Sunday and will be a big event in our Church life.
We'll have details of the exciting plans posted here as we come closer.
|Aug 29, 2009||716|
|Deacon's food pantry is always collecting supplies.
In particular need right now--toilet paper. Click the blue link above to see what else is needed.
|Aug 16, 2009||813|
|A selection from the Men's Ensemble and Pastor Chuck's sermon from 08-16-09 are now posted on the media page.||Aug 16, 2009||752|
|Next Sunday (08-23-09) is the final Sunday to bring school supplies for the Deacon's to distribute.||Aug 16, 2009||748|
|Help the Deacons fill the food pantry and provide school supplies.
Click the link abve to see what items are needed.
|Jul 26, 2009||805|
|Check out our new MEDIA section in the link bar to the left.
This is where you will find our sermons and other clips from weekly services. Click the blue link above to learn more
|Jul 26, 2009||1113|
|Serve the Lord by speaking his words.
Liturgists are needed for August.
|Jul 19, 2009||838|
|Pastor Chuck will formally be installed as our Pastor on August 23rd.
The installation will be at Vance at 4pm and church member are invited to attend.
|Jul 19, 2009||1083|
|Join the God Squad in our church office.||Jul 19, 2009||831|
|Serve the Lord at Laughlin Chapel during Freedom School this summer.
Dates are July 7th, 16th, and August 4th from 1030 to 2. You would help clean up after breakfast and assist with lunch. Call Rowena Baker at 304-242-9748 if you can help.
|Jul 5, 2009||804|
|Our Mission Team is safely home.
Welcome back the team that took our Church's prayers and belief into Honduras for a fruitful mission trip. Be sure to speak with any of the team about their experiences.
|Jun 28, 2009||913|
|Pastor John will preach one last time at Vance. Join your church family for his last service this Sunday, June 21.||Jun 14, 2009||822|
|Sunday marks the start of VBS--"Crocodile Dock"--join the cookout in our parking lot.
Vance and The Vineyard join together this year for a week of summer fun at Vacation Bible SchoolClick the link above to see the full schedule and find ways you can be part of this year's event
|Jun 14, 2009||826|
|Our Mission Team to Honduras is in the midst of their work.
Pray the team throughout this week. To remind yourself of who is part, click the link above and see the list of our Missionaries in the trip
|Jun 14, 2009||878|
|Salute the Vance Graduates
Many of our Vance Youth are now graduates. Join your fellow saints at Vance in wishng them and sending them prayerfully into the next phase of their lives with the belief they will continue a life-long walk with the Lord.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR GRADS
COLLEGE SENIOR GRADS
|Jun 14, 2009||1018|
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