Free Community Dinner Each Month

Enjoy a home-cooked meal and meet your neighbors in Southeast Dallas. The fourth Sunday of each month, Venture hosts a free dinner for the folks in our community.

  • Where: The Hub @ 800 E. Main St., Dallas, NC
  • When: 4th Sunday of Each Month at 5:00pm
  • Cost: FREE

What can I expect? Delicious food and a chance to get to know your neighbors. Someone will talk a few minutes about what God’s doing in their life.

Hang out after dinner as long as you’d like. We’ve got foosball, video games and ping pong, plus childcare for the littlest kids.

Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be a member of the church or believe in what we say. We just want you to know someone cares.

800 E. Main St., Dallas, NC
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If you’d like to help out or just learn more, please contact Chris Mintz for details.

Easter Egg Hunt @ Dallas Park

 
 

Bring the kids for Venture’s GINORMOUS Easter Egg Hunt!

  • When: Saturday, April 15th, 11AM to 1PM
  • Where: Dallas Park Horse Arena
  • Cost: Absolutely FREE

Venture’s 2017 Community Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 15th! This is event is 100% free and open to the public.

  • 10,000 Eggs!
  • Monster Slide
  • Climbing Wall
  • Balloons & Face Painting
  • Obstacle Course
  • Baseball, Soccer & Football Challenges
  • Snow Cones & Popcorn
  • Superheroes
  • Free Lunch
Easter Egg Hunt Flyer

You Can Help!

We need over 70 volunteers to make this event happen. Please check the sign up form at Guest Services for the many ways you can help and sign up today.

Contact Chris Mintz online or call 704-922-3763, ext. 102 for more information or questions.

CentriKid Summer Camp

Adventure Awaits your kids this summer!

At CentriKid 2017, we will embark on an epic adventure learning why Jesus Christ is the One, True Light. In a world full of darkness, we will show campers how the one true light of Jesus Christ can show us the way, bring us life, and shine through us.

CentriKid is a high energy, intentional, gospel-centered overnight camp for rising 4th-6th graders. Kids experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ through track times, rec, worship, Bible study, church group time, and a variety of other fun events. CentriKid Camps are committed to providing content that is rooted in Scripture, a safe location, kid-friendly programming, and staffers who are deeply invested in your kids. Check out centrikid.com for more info about the camp.

  • Who: Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders
  • When: July 24-28
  • Where: Gardner Webb University
  • Cost: $288.00 per child, $50.00 deposit due March 26th

Use the Event Envelope in your seat at The Hub to sign up. Contact Executive Pastor Chris Mintz for more information.

Free Mammograms March 11th

Caromont Health will provide free breast cancer screenings at Venture Church on Saturday, March 11th from 9am to 1pm.

The screenings are available free of charge to women who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently not covered by insurance – including Medicaid or Medicare
  • Over 365 days since last mammogram
  • At least 40 years old

Only 12 Appointments Available

Contact Bee Mintz at 704-616-3820 to reserve your space.

Mobile Mammography

One in every 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer. Early detection saves lives. Caromont Health’s Mobile Wellness Coach brings the most effective screening method to businesses and neighborhoods around the region.

OneEighty Weekend 2017

Registration due January 18th!

This February, students from all over Gaston County will gather for high-energy praise and challenging bible study. 180 Weekend combines large group worship and small group Bible study in one powerful weekend where students lives can be radically changed.

  • When: Friday – Saturday, February 3-4, 2017
  • Who: Middle and High School Students
  • Where: Bethlehem Church
  • Cost: $35 due by January 18th

Payments can be turned in via the Venture Event Payment Envelope at the Hub. The envelope is the registration form. Be sure to include your t-shirt size and payment by Wednesday, January 18th.

Transportation to and from each site will be provided. We will meet at the Hub at 6PM on Friday and return at 9:30 PM Saturday. We will participate together in worship at Bethlehem Church with small group meetings in host homes for the weekend. Our service project on Saturday afternoon will be school beautification at Lowell Elementary.

Pre-weekend Rally

We will also attend Rally 180 on Wednesday February 1, leaving the Hub at 6:00 PM. This is a free event and you do not have to be registered to attend.

For more information, visit 180weekend.com.

Summer Camp Deposits Due March 25th

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Venture’s middle and high school students are headed to Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters for summer camp July 10-16th.

A $100 deposit and all forms are due by March 25th to hold a spot. The total cost is $422 per student. Venture will have a fundraiser this spring to help offset this cost.

You can pay the deposit online or use a Venture payment envelope on Sunday mornings. Envelopes and camp info can be picked up at the information table in the foyer of the Hub. When paying online, be sure to designate “Student SWO Camp.”

Paper forms have been eliminated this year. Just click the button above and follow the directions.

Contact Executive Pastor Chris Mintz with any questions. 704-922-3763 x.102

Only 40 spots are available and they fill up fast! Be sure we have your deposit and forms turned in by February 1st!

Check out swoutfitters.com for more info on the camp.

Support Global Missions Through LMCO

Starting in 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® was established to empower the international missions efforts for Southern Baptists. After more than a century, the annual offering continues its steady growth.

The National Goal this year is $155 Million. Your giving enables missionaries to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. The offering provides salaries and living expenses, education, language training and ministry funds, enabling missionaries to work and live in global cities and extreme places.

You Can Help

Giving envelopes are provided in the seat backs at Venture. To give online, click to Venture’s online community and select Lottie Moon for your giving designation.

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Please pray about your gift to help bring the Gospel to a world without hope. 100 percent of the offering supports missionaries and their ministries.

Thanksgiving Fun Facts

All of us at Venture wish you and your family a blessed and safe Thanksgiving holiday.

Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.

Colossians 2:6-7

A few fun facts about Thanksgiving:

  • A tradition is born
    TV dinners have Thanksgiving to thank. In 1953, someone at Swanson misjudged the number of frozen turkeys it would sell that Thanksgiving — by 26 TONS! Some industrious soul came up with a brilliant plan: Why not slice up the meat and repackage with some trimmings on the side? Thus, the first TV dinner was born!
  • This land is my land
    There are four places in the U.S. named Turkey. Louisiana’s Turkey Creek is the most populous, with a whopping 440 residents. There’s also Turkey, Texas; Turkey, North Carolina; and Turkey Creek, Arizona. Oh, let’s not forget the two townships in Pennsylvania: the creatively named Upper Turkeyfoot and Lowerturkey foot!
  • Leaving a legacy
    When Abe Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, it was thanks to the tireless efforts of a magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale. Her other claim to fame? She also wrote the nursery rhyme, “Mary had a Little Lamb.”
  • Gobble, gobble?
    Not so fast. Only male turkeys, called toms, gobble. Females, called hens, cackle.
  • Have it your way
    If Ben Franklin did, the turkey would be our national bird. An eagle, he wrote in a letter to his daughter, had “bad moral character.” A turkey, on the other hand, was a “much more respectable bird.”
  • Born in the U.S.A.
    Thanksgiving is not just an American holiday. Canadians celebrate it too. Except they do it the second Monday in October.
  • Doomed from birth
    Those poor turkeys; they don’t stand a chance. Just look at the name we gave them. A turkey less than 12-weeks-old is called a fryer-roaster.
  • Jingle Bells was originally a Thanksgiving song.
    James Pierpoint composed the song in 1857 for children celebrating Thanksgiving. The title was “One Horse Open Sleigh,” and it was such a hit that it was sung again at Christmas. The song quickly became associated with the Christmas holiday season, and the title was officially changed in 1859, two years later.
  • Minnesota produces the most turkeys in the US.
    Minnesota produces more turkey than any other state in America. Last year, the state produced more than 1.16 billion pounds of turkey, valued at nearly $839 million, according to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center. North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, and Virginia are also top producers.

Venture Men’s Group Community Event

The Men’s Life Group will host a community event at Jagger’s Park on Saturday, November 5th starting at 11am.

There will be a free lunch, pick up basketball games and other fun stuff to do.

Come out and meet the group and hang out with our neighbors in Southeast Dallas.

Contact Chris Mintz, Executive Pastor at 704-922-3763, ext 102 for more information.

Jaggers Park
424 S. Spargo St., Dallas, NC

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Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat October 29th

Join the folks at Venture for a night of candy, costumes and fun. It’s Trunk or Treat at the Hub on Saturday, October 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Everyone is welcome. We will also be having a kids costume contest. Grand prize is a $100 gift card to Toys R Us!

The Hub
800 E. Main St., Dallas, NC
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Volunteer Info

Volunteers please be at the Hub by 6:15 pm. Bring candy and the kids, dress up in your best Halloween costume, decorate your car and have fun!

This is a great opportunity to meet and hang out with the kids/parents in the Southeast Dallas community.

We need CANDY! If you can’t make the Trunk or Treat and would like to participate by donating individually wrapped candy, please drop off all donations in the Hub lobby by October 23rd.

For questions/info please contact Executive Pastor Chris Mintz at 704-922-3763 ext. 102.