We believe that prayer makes a difference, it is effective and is essential to knowing God.
Pray 2020 - Prayer nights will take place on the last Wednesday of the month at the Vine Centre
A time of worship and prayer startng at 7:30pm for Coffee and concluding at 8:30pm
All are welcome.
The end of one season and the start of an adventure.
Around fifteen years ago the Vine Community Church was started. Serving Cherry Willingham, Fiskerton and Reepham. Originally meeting in Village halls of those places. Lots of things have happened in those fifteen years. For one, our youngest who could only crawl backwards when the Vine launched can now walk as well as any fifteen year old. This weekend (14th October 2018) sees the founding pastors of the Vine. Veronica and Dave Podbury step down. It is a time that we look back on the amazing times we have had under their tenure. Starting Carols on the Green, taking on the Village Library, providing one-to-one support for people struggling with life or mental illness to name but three.
Picking up the reigns as the new ‘leaders’ is an exciting prospect (I am spelling exciting -S C A R Y) and promises to be a great new adventure.
Some things will undoubtedly change: the Youth Group, for example, has been handed over to the experts. Other things will stay the same: the Values of the Vine will not change and it will continue to be a place that seeks to connect people with God and to come alongside those who need help in a relevant, welcoming and authentic way.
As Jenny and I start this adventure we would welcome you saying ‘Hi’ if you are in the villages.
So who are we?
Well, I am Darren and for four days a week I work for a large software company and Jenny (we’ve been married for over 20 years) runs the Assist service if you don’t know what that is, check out the link. We have lived in Cherry for the last fifteen years. If you want to know more than that come and meet us some time.
Until then we are excited at the honour we have been given of serving the Vine and the villages and surrounding areas.
Welcome to the Summer update.
As minds turn to summer holidays and yet more sun, the Vine will take our 'traditional two-week break' followed by the One Event. We also have exciting news about the Vine Centre
What's on when
22 July 2018 - Normal Service
29 July 2018 - No Service
05 Aug 2018 - No Service
12 Aug 2018 - Normal Service
19 Aug 2018 - Normal Service
26 Aug 2018 - Join us at the One Event at Lincolnshire Showground
02 Sept 2018 - Normal Service
The 'Tuesday' & 'Wednesday' mid-week groups are not on during the summer. They will restart in September.
The Community Choir will not meet in August.
The Dementia Support group has finished now for the summer and will resume on Wednesday 5th September.
The main Assist service will continue through the summer.
Friday the 20th of July will be the last Coffee Connect before the summer. It will resume on September the 7th.
Thursday Morning Prayer will be on throughout the summer - Prayer powers this place - come and plugin.
Meet at the Vine Centre at 8:45am
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Developments at The Vine
Many thanks to all of you who were able to come to the church meeting which we held on 17th June. Unfortunately, a few people were unable to attend and so we thought it would be helpful to set out a note briefly summarising the changes ahead.
You will remember that we looked back briefly over the past year to review some of our activities and the changes and challenges in the church; and we shared the news, among other things, of the future transition in leadership of the Vine. Over the shared lunch many of us had the chance to talk about these developments and over the last few days, there have been opportunities for the different groups in and around the church to hear about and discuss the news with us.
Veronica and Dave, who were the founding pastors of the church, have led The Vine Community Church for nearly 15 years and believe it is God’s timing to move on and hand overall leadership responsibility to Darren and Jenny and this will take place in November 2018.
Darren and Jenny have shown, both in their faithfulness, character and leadership skills, how suitable they are to take on this new level of leadership responsibility. As the leadership team of The Vine the four of us have worked together throughout in such good harmony, purpose and vision – and for Veronica and Dave it has been a great pleasure and gift from God to have Darren and Jenny alongside us in increasing measure of responsibility over these years. We are sure that the whole church will share confidence in them as they respond to this call from God.
Dave and Veronica will be moving on to other ministry opportunities beginning with a mission to Ghana, West Africa, in November.
The second associated development we described was the decision to become a partner church of Revive–a Hull based church and church network led by Jarrod Cooper. Many of you will have heard Jarrod and other senior members of his team at The One Event over the years.
Over the past year, we have had increasing links with Revive and most of you will remember that The Vine has benefited from many inspiring visits from anointed people- including Luke and Nicola Vardy, Andrew Murray, Chris Fleetcroft, and Jonathan Whitehouse. Late in 2017 Dave and Veronica met with Jarrod Cooper and this resulted in a series of meetings between members of Revive’s senior team and ourselves and our own involvement in some of their meetings and gatherings for local church leaders.
It has quickly become apparent that -like The Vine- Revive has a raw, authentic and passionate approach to our shared Christian mission. They very much share our vision and understanding of what it is to live your life following Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, in the exciting way the Bible describes.
The Revive network encompasses city, town and village churches and we have found that they have shown the same investment, insight and concern and for smaller churches, as they have for the larger town and city-based churches they run.
The plan to partner with Revive was approved by the church’s trustees earlier in June and represents a ‘heart and spirit’ connection. It will provide a framework of support to the church together with opportunities for mentoring and teaching and access to their conferences and other special events. They will be able to make speakers and teachers available to The Vine for some Sundays and special weekend events here as well.
The partnership with Revive does not affect our independence as a church and we will continue to be a part of the Ground Level Network as we have been for most of the life of The Vine. However, and most importantly, we believe they will play a significant role in helping us in our journey of increasingly becoming a ‘Presence-filled’ church which is anointed and gifted in the Holy Spirit.
We love the Vine Church - the people in it, the mission it carries from God, and the Presence of God that visitors always remark on when they come through the door, and we are sure that this transition is God-ordained and will bring much fruit in so many ways.
Veronica, Dave, Darren and Jenny.
The Vine Leadership Team
29 June 2018
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The One Event 2017 is shaping up to be a very special gathering. Not only are we going to see people of all ages gather together for a week of worship, family time and Bible teaching but we are emphasising for the first time in the UK our unity with many similar events across the land
The Vine Community Church has been a registered charity since 2011 registration number 1142056.
As the work of the Vine Church has increased especially around the activities we undertake with the Youth and Children and the wider community through Assist we have reviewed the legal status of the Vine Church’s Charity registration. As a simple charity we were limited in the activities we can undertake. We are not allowed to trade for example. Up to now this has not been a problem but it could potentially cause issues with us accessing grants for us to further the work of Assist, which is predominantly funded through grant applications.
As there are risks involved in working with the wider community especially the vulnerable, it is also important that we limit the liability of the church and it’s trustees. This is why on January 1st 2015, we transferred the charity registration from being a simple charity to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). This new form of charity, frees the Vine up to continue to serve the community while providing additional safeguards for the church and it's staff, volunteers and trustees.
Vine Community Church is a registered charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) number 1158738.
What is worship like?
The style of worship at the Vine is contemporary and informal. The range of music is wide and varied from lively and loud praise to quieter worship songs.
Will you use thees and thous in the teaching?
At the Vine, we try to use language that is appropriate to the situation.
Why so many versions?
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Children and young people are as every bit important to God as adults and children and young people play an important role in the Vine Community Church.
|While we would always encourage children to take part in the service we understand that their levels of attention vary and we are happy for them to colour, walk about, play at the back, sing, dance etc.
For the youngest of children, there are normally toys and playthings available during worship and during the teaching part of the service, a creche operates as part of the KidZone children's work.
If you want to dress up that is fine, if you want to wear jeans and t-shirt that is fine too.
Meeting together on a Sunday is about enjoying time in each others' company and the presence of God. As God is with us at all times, yes - even in the shower, dressing to impress Him is not going to work.
Just as God made us all different, so our choice of clothes are different, so wear what you feel comfortable in just remember to put something on.
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