Thursday, April 2nd

The start of our Easter week of celebration with Maundy Thursday, an intimate time of “open house” communion.  There is no childcare at this event, but families are encouraged to attend and take communion in the quiet intimate setting as a family. Details to come.

Friday, April 3rd

Good Friday teaching presented by Pastor John Schouten.  Time and details to come.

Saturday and Sunday April 4th and 5th    

Easter weekend Service schedule  PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE TIME CHANGES

Saturday service remains the same time – 6:30PM

Sunday services are as follows: 7:30AM, 9:00AM; 10:30AM and 12:00Noon.

If you are a regular attendee to VGF, we would appreciate your attendance on Easter Sunday at one of the lesser attended times to allow space and parking for additional guests.

Easter Weekend Childcare Notice

Because there are 4 services on Easter Morning, the Children’s Ministry will need a little extra help. We will be serving breakfast to the kids who come to the 7:30AM service.  In the hallway, there will be a sign up sheet so we can get a general count to know how much food to supply.  All other services will run as they normally do. (no breakfast items)  If you are not already signed up to work in the back and would like to help on Easter Morning with our breakfast, please contact or 740-281-4116.  

The Facilities Ministry 

Currently recruiting volunteers. If you would like to serve via  housekeeping, maintenance, or special projects, please sign up at the connect desk, or e-mail Bonnie Young at

New Group Info

1.  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  Blessings, Missy Bonham

2.  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.

3.  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.

4.  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 or (740)258-7571