We live in extraordinary times. In my lifetime, I've never experienced so much division & separation in our nation. Is there hope? Yes!! Christians can take heart in these turbulent times. We have something that holds us together. Someone. Simply Jesus.
At the risk of stating the obvious, a Christian is all about Christ. He is to be the One we fix our eyes on. He is to be the centre of gravity of our lives. He is to be the One who starts & finishes everything that we're about, the One making all things new. Simply Jesus.
Last April, the pastoral staff team prayed ahead for this year. We strongly felt the Lord remind us that our lives are at their best when we're "caught by Jesus". One verse that encapsulates this longing is Psalm 27:4 - do take a look and please pray it for yourself & our church.
Simply Jesus. This is our all-church 2019 campaign. I'm excited that it will be running across all the Sunday congregations as well as Young Vineyard & Youth. The current small groups together with a growing number of new HOST groups are going to be pressing into the series too. We'd love everyone to fully benefit from this initiative. You can do so by being part of a Sunday service every week, along with connecting to a small group. We'll be talking more about the Simply Jesus initiative in the coming weeks, so please don't miss out.
There's some exciting things going on this term. Please read on & click on the links for more detail.
SIMPLY JESUS | LAUNCHING 3RD MARCH
No-one else in history has had the same impact on the world as Jesus.
Maybe you’ve never really thought about who he is. Maybe you’ve been following Him for years. From 3rd March, for 6 weeks we’ll be thinking about who Jesus is and how we can be Jesus in the world and we'd love you to be a part of this. We’d love you to connect in these 2 ways:
1) On Sundays in the teaching series at 9.30, 11.15 or 6.30 and for the first time in youth & Young Vineyard.
2) Join a Simply Jesus small group. Either join an existing small group or one of our new groups. Each group will have special resources and videos. Details of all groups can be found at the Simply Jesus webpage.
Could you HOST a new group for just 6 weeks to ensure that everyone can join a group?
To find out more, to join a group or HOST a group click below…
ALPHA LAUNCH | TUES 5TH FEB | 7:30PM
A great evening of live music & chat from special guest Noel McCalla, plus dinner, cash bar & an intro to Alpha. Tickets are free for guests & just £7 for church members. Book on Sundays or online – who can you invite?
GOSPEL CHOIR | WEDS 6TH FEB | 6:30PM
Rehearsals start again on Wednesday 6th February. If you love to sing, meet new people and have fun - come and join us - this is for you! Open to everyone, no auditions or previous experience needed. We meet in the auditorium every Wednesday.
CAP: MONEY | FEB & MARCH
Saturday 9th February 10:30 – 11:30am
Thursday 28th March 10:30 – 11:30am
Are your finances in need of a Spring Clean?
CAP Money is a free 1 hour introductory course for anyone who wants to take a fresh look at money and spending habits. A chance to manage your money better, prevent debt along the way and learn to budget, save and spend well.
DTI NANO | SAT 9TH MARCH
Each year we attend DTI festival which is run by several Vineyard Churches in Newark.
We are delighted to announce that DTI Nano will be hosted at Riverside Vineyard on Sat 9th of March 10am - 8.30pm. All the fun of DTI crammed into one day!
We'll have some great Worship, Teaching, Ministry, plus some special guests and loads of fun stuff to take part in to. It’s going to be an awesome day with many other London based church youth groups attending. The cost is just £15. Click the button below for more info and Bookings...
LIGHTHOUSE PRJECT | FRI 8TH MARCH | 7:30PM
The Lighthouse project, Women's Ministry, aims to show Gods love in a practical way, to women in our community who've been victims of domestic violence and abuse.
We are collecting donations for the gift bags at the back of the auditorium throughout February. Join us at Riverside, to make up gift bags on Friday 8th March, 7:30pm.
Toiletries (Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body/hand creams, toothbrushes & paste)
Treats: Chocolates, biscuits, nice tea/coffee/hot chocolate
Misc: socks, hot water bottles, scarves & gloves
LEADERS MEETING | SAT 9TH FEB
The next all-church leaders meeting is on Saturday 9th February. This is for every leader of every ministry across the church, and is an important time together, especially as we prepare for the Simply Jesus initiative. If you've not yet replied, please dig out the email invite from your inbox!