On August 2 & 9, we will have only one service at 8:00 AM.  Services will be held outside on the Sunday School lawn.

Our service will be posted for viewing on our VEFC YouTube channel at 10:30 AM.

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Loving God, One Another, & the World

Sunday Service

10:30 am

Sunday School Classes

9 am - 10 am

Church Address

1317 W. Main Street

Visalia, CA 93291

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Family Matters Part 7: The Nature Of The Child

"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;the rod of discipline will remove it far from him." Proverbs 22:15 In my early parenting years, I enjoyed taking my son and daughter to thelocal park on my day off. One Monday, as we enjoyed the swings and playgroundwith several other mothers and their children, we noticed a specific event unfoldbetween a mother and her chi...

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Family Matters Part 6: Parenting Begins With Self-Examination

"Whatever you have learned or received, or heard from me,or seen in me put it into practice." Philippians 4:9 Mirrors are interesting things. What we see is what we get. We sometimeshope when we look into a mirror that we will see something different, but amirror only reflects what is in front of it. The mirror may be cracked or distorted,but it still reflects. "Mirror, ...

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Family Matters Part 5: The Goals of Parenting

Whenever I have gone with someone to the shooting range or hunting with friends, our main goal is to shoot at something precisely, not to just shoot into the air, which can have serious consequences. Paul said, "Run in such a way that you may win Therefore, I run in such a way as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air" (1 Cor. 9:24b, 26). He told the ...

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Family Matters Part 4: The Joys and Sorrows of Parenting

"Let your father and your mother be glad, and let her rejoice who gave birth to you." Proverbs 23:25 "A child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother." Proverbs 29:15b "A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him." Proverbs 17:25 Please click here to download part 4 of Family Matters...

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Family Matters Part 3: The End Of The Traditional American Family

Matthew 12:25 "Any city or house divided against itself will not stand." Proverbs 12:7 "But the house of the righteous will stand." The opening line of the Council on Biblical Manhood Womanhood March 2020 blog states, "There has never been a time when the family faced so severe a crisis as the time in which we are now living." That is quite a sobering statement. Is the...

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Family Matters Part 2: Parenting Is Not For Cowards

I still remember those first, now familiar words, "Honey, I think I'm pregnant." We were being obedient to God's command of being "fruitful and multiplying," which now meant our family was no longer going to be just two of us. Those first nine months were challenging for both of us - my wife being pregnant and me learning to live with a pregnant lady. Our menu during that ...

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Family Matters Part 1: Introduction

"I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4 What? Another blog on parenting? Hasn't everything on this topic been said? George Barna stated that thousands of books have been published on the topic of parenting recently, not to mention the endless number of blog posts. It seems to be a hot topic close to home. Everyone seems...

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College/Career Rafting on the Kern River

Saturday, August 10th. We are doing a day trip up to the Kern River. Lord willing, the river will still be flowing at a fun level and we can get some runs in. The day will cost you about $20 in gas for the vehicles. Lunch and drinkable water is on you. We will supply the rafts, paddles, helmets, and life jackets. Facetted shoes or Choco/Tevas are mandatory on the river. B...

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What if Christmas never came?

Have you ever wondered what if some turn of events had happened differently in history, how it might have affected things in the present? We may muse over the "what if" possibilities, yet for some reason it happened just as it did. Yet, we may still wonder how close things might have come to having a completely different outcome? This is portrayed in the Christmas classic ...

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