Greetings to the VC Family from the Gatherings team! We pray that you are growing in Christ this Lenten season. We invite you to join us for Sunday’s gathering, this coming March the 7th, where instead of a ‘festival’ atmosphere, we’ll be joining together for mindful relection, in keeping with the nature of the season. Our service begins at 10 am. Childcare will be provided up to age 8.Children older than 8 are asked to sit with their families. We will share a meal following the service, so please bring a dish to pass or a beverage.
We are in need of 2 people who would be willing to greet and welcome visitors before the service. We’ve identified this as an important way we can live up to our goal of showing hospitality to newcomers. Please email if you’re able to volunteer to be one of these people. Thanks in advance!
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An early church tradition was to baptize new believers on Easter Sunday. As part of the VC Easter festival on April 4, we will be including a dedication and baptism service. This is open to families with new family members they wish to dedicate or baptize into the VC faith community, as well as to older kids and adults who are interested in being baptized as a step in their personal faith journey.
Please save the date for the Vineyard Central Women’s Retreat April 9-10, a celebration of resurrection in the Easter Season (with hopefully brighter days and warmer climate). The retreat will be held at the Convent on Lincoln (the Nixon’s home) and include a gathering with singing and desserts on Friday night; brunch, prayer time, an art activity, and dinner on Saturday. We are asking for a $20 donation to cover food and art costs (which will be prepared and organized by house churches). You are welcome to come to all, or only a portion. Rooms are also available in the convent for both Friday and Saturday night, at $25 a night– the full retreat option. If you are interested in attending or helping please email firstname.lastname@example.org.