“Streetside Sunday School” for Children

Streetside Sunday school will be kicking off soon! Once again we will be in the south end of Newark. We will have a planning meeting at the Outreach office on May 23rd at 9AM. Also on May 23rd and May 30th, we will be going into that community to knock on doors and let people know about this summer's events. It will run for five consecutive weeks beginning June 6th and ending July 4th. We will start and end this year's outreach with a community cookout, games, crafts, bounce house, skits 
and lessons, a prayer tent and possibly pony rides. Much help is needed. Even if you cannot commit to the whole outreach, we can still use your help! Any questions, contact either Brad at 740-616-3396 or Pam at 740-616-0686.

Help Needed (Paid Positions): Saturday, May 30th

As our church grows we need more adults to help caring for children during special events. During your time with them you will be responsible for caring for them & keeping them safe. You will spend time with them rocking, playing with toys, reading or just watching movies. Most those in our body are more than qualified to love on these sweet children. If you would be interested join Rebecca May 30th at 10:00AM in the multi-purpose room at VGF to get more information and small training session. Any questions can be directed to Rebecca Or (740)258-5625

New Group Info

New Life Group: A 1 hour, midweek pick-me-up for women with busy lives.  There will be a short devotion each meeting with scriptural tips for practical living; time for prayer and discussing growth in living daily for Jesus.  Homework will be to grow in the knowledge and understanding to the glory of God.  Group begins Wednesday, May 13 at VGF Room 3.  Meeting time is from 7-8PM every 2nd and 4th Wednesday.  No childcare provided. Contact information: Suzi Miller 614-519-0019 or Kathy Graham 740-501-5530.  Sign up sheet at the Connect Desk.

Beautiful Restoration is s redemption group for women who struggle with sexual brokenness. The next 8 week session will be starting on Saturday March 28th. We will meet at VGF at 10am - noon. Childcare will NOT be available. Please contact me if you want to sign up or have questions @ 740-616-3877 or  

The Relentless life group would like to welcome anyone who is not currently in a life group to join us as we study the book of Romans. We meet every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30PM Contact Aaron or Misty Simpson for location and with any questions. Aaron (740)403-8473 Misty (740)403-8472 or by email No childcare at this time.

A new group starting which will address the topic of healing for those who have been wounded by the Church.  The group will begin on Monday, March 9, at 7:ooPM and will meet at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home in Newark over the course of 8 weeks.  This group is part of a research project for facilitator Juliet DePriest and can only accept up to 20 committed people for this first go-around, with further group opportunities to be offered in the future.  A sign-up sheet is located at the Connect Desk, or you can contact Juliet at for more information.

We are forming a ministry for Homeless Veteran's starting the first Thursday of March at 7 PM at the Outreach Building.  This will also be a focus group.  We are looking for veteran's of the Armed Services that currently attend VGF to join our team.  This group will provide services available to the ministry to help those Veteran's in the Newark area that are homeless by reaching out to various benevolence organizations in Licking county to find them shelter, food, and an emotional support team.  We will also have share the Gospel and Pray with these veteran's.  If you have served in the military, this is a unique focus group to get involved in and grow with others who are veteran's.  If interested, please contact David Wyant at or (740)755-6906; or Craig Burdick at 

Ladies of the Valley: a depression support group meeting on Tuesday, March 31. We will be meeting in Room 1 at 7PM. This gathering is set up so that you can join us for any class or all of the classes. A safe, comfortable, and non-threatening atmosphere awaits you. For further information contact Lori Lee Dixon 740-670-4583  or 

New Women's Bible study to start Monday, April 6th @ 9AM.   Beth Moore’s "Children of the Light" is a 9-week study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians ($18 for book). For more information call Lisa @ 740.403.8616 or e-mail No child care provided. Location is close to OSU/COTC campus. All women welcome.