Whatever it feels like now, in the end, it will all be OK!
As I write this in mid March, looking ahead a couple of weeks to when you're reading this, I have no idea whether the UK & Northern Ireland will still be in the EU or if we will have Brexited. If you enjoy drama, BBC Parliament has been excellent these past few weeks!
There is obviously immense uncertainty. Life is full of uncertainty. And into this world of uncertainty, the Easter story comes crashing in. Jesus breaks into our world. Simply Jesus.
For me, like many of you, this fills with me fresh, eternal hope. My previously uncertain future is now made secure through the death & resurrection of Jesus. My brokenness, your brokenness and the mess in our world is being redeemed & restored. Jesus is making all things new again (Rev. 21:7).
The Easter story tells us that in the end, when all is said & done, it will be OK. So let's celebrate together this Easter as we remember Jesus' story, and find ourselves caught up in His story. Do take a note of the various Easter services. We'd love you to join us. Who can you invite to come with you?
Lots of exciting things going on so please read on.
EASTER SERVICES - WHO CAN YOU INVITE?
Easter is a wonderful celebration of good news. Is there someone you can invite to come along to a service with you?
- Good Friday: 3pm, - Reflective communion service (there will also be a group for 4-11 year old children)
- Easter Sunday: 8am, - A slightly more traditional communion service to celebrate Easter
- Easter Sunday: 10.30am - All together in one celebration service plus Youth & Young Vineyard groups
17th-19th April 2pm-4pm
Our Easter Holiday Club for primary aged children is happening over 3 afternoons packed with activities, worship, teaching and more. We will explore the Easter story as we backpack across Europe together.
WHAT IS BAPTISM? | SUN 7TH APR | 5PM
If you’ve said yes to following Jesus, baptism is the next step. If you’ve not yet been baptised, we’d love you to join us to explore why baptism is so important. Sign up at the Info Point or online. Next baptism service is on Easter Sunday, 21st April.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECTS
Part of our dream as a church is that everyone in our communities would know that God loves them. So we're excited about two new monthly outreach projects; one in Feltham led by Jatinder & Raj Bhambra on the 2nd Saturday of each month (meet 1pm at the church centre), the other in Hounslow led by Maryanne Rosario on the 4th Saturday of each month (meet 1pm outside Holy Trinity Hounslow).
We'd love you to give this a go!! Please also be praying.
LOOKING FOR SOME OCCASIONAL WORK?
The church centre is getting increasingly busy with various external events, activities & conferences. We're looking for a team of great people to help us provide an excellent experience to our clients by hosting events, stewarding & sound/video projection, on a paid, occasional basis.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply
WOMENS' WORSHIP NIGHT | 26TH APRIL | 7:30PM
Join us for an evening of worship, prayer and message from the bible.
BRAVE TALK CONFERENCE | MAY | 7:30PM
Join Vineyard 61 (Balham) for their first ever Brave Talk Conference!
This 1.5 day conference is to empower those who are single and dating, as they navigate how to live their lives to the fullest.
Guest speakers will cover a number of topics, from dating and sex, to dealing with conflict, breaking addiction and finding who you are in the process!
When: Friday 31st May, 7:30 to 9:30pm and Saturday 1st June from 9:30am to 9pm
Location: Vineyard 61 Church, 53 Rowfant Road, SW177AP
RIVERSIDE VINEYARD BIBLE SCHOOL
Want to join for term 3?
For the past two terms, ~50 people have been studying Kingdom theology using Vineyard Training resources. This coming term we're studying a module entitled "Demonstrating the Kingdom", and there's an opportunity to join just for this term. For details & costs, please email…
Steve Berry at email@example.com or
Andy Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNUAL CHURCH FINANCE REPORT