2017 Operation Christmas Child

We are a drop-off point to receive shoebox donations for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child (OCC).

To read more about OCC, click here.

Our physical address is:

Eckhert Square Shopping Center
(we are at the inside corner, several doors down from Cafe Milano)

 

HOW TO PACK A SHOEBOX – Unsolicited Advice from the Garrett family, in Senegal

HOW TO PACK A SHOEBOX – Samaritan’s Purse LINK

 

OUR DROP-OFF CENTER HOURS
Drop off your packed Shoeboxes at our church, on these days and times.

MONDAY November 13
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

TUESDAY November 14
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

WEDNESDAY November 15
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

THURSDAY November 16
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

FRIDAY November 17
10:30 am to 2:00 pm
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

SATURDAY November 18
10:30 am to 2:30 pm

SUNDAY November 19
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

MONDAY November 20
10:30 am to 2:00 pm

Support Vineyard Church Through Amazon Smile

Support Vineyard Church through the Amazon Smile program.

The Amazon Smile Program donates 0.5% of the sales price of eligible purchases to help support any non-profit you choose, who is registered with the Amazon Smile Program.

To support Vineyard Church, enter Amazon through the Amazon Smile URL. You may also add a bookmark to your browser, to enter Amazon through the URL that donates to our church.

Our Amazon Smile link is

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2751787.

Start from that page, then shop on Amazon as usual.

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Corporate Fast begins February 14

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40-Day Corporate Fast
February 14 to March 26

Once a year our church enters into a corporate fast. It is a time for our church as a body to surrender to God some area of our lives that may have undue dominance or control over us. The hope is that as we allow more space for God in our daily lives, the process will transform us. We will also be praying for how we can personally and corporately implement our church narrative during this time.

My prayer is that our fast will make us not just more aware of our lack of a particular item or activity, but also more aware of our hunger for God and His purposes in our lives.

The fast will end at our all-church potluck on Easter Sunday, March 27

~ Pastor Clara

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Soul On Fire – Our Worship Team Introduces a New Song

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Our worship team recently introduced a new song titled “Soul On Fire”, (performed by Third Day).

Our lives are busy. Some days it feels like we never stop running. Running to work, or school, back home again, to the grocery store, to after-school activities, back home, even rushing and running to bed. Hurried from the moment we wake to the moment we lay down, even our thoughts race as we try to fall asleep at night.

What do we desire? Certainly not harried days and restless nights.

What do we long for? In our homes? For our friends? For our world?

Jesus. Our sweet Jesus, you are the answer. You are desire.

Let us burn for you again. Let our running be always after you. Let our thirsty, parched soul, be set ablaze with longing for your ways.

If we take the metaphor of being ablaze a bit further, what would it be like…. if we were (spiritually) on fire? Fire warms. Fire illuminates. Fire incinerates.

The Bible compares us to gold, burning in the fire, purifying. To melt gold is to allow it to separate – the pure gold from the impurities. The fire becomes so hot, and the metal so liquid, that impurities are consumed, leaving only pure gold behind. When life’s circumstances seem to be burning us, if we turn to the Lord for help, we can allow difficult circumstances to burn away our impurities. To burn away our resistance to God, to humble us, to make us realize our weakness and dependence on Him.

When this burning has purified us, we are ablaze as a beacon to others. Bringing warmth to the cold loneliness of a friend. Bringing illuminating encouragement to our children or co-workers.

Singing allows us to say things deeper in our hearts than we could even put our finger on. As we sing this song together, our worship team hopes it kindles your desire for more of Jesus in your days. We hope it gets stuck in your head, as a reminder during your week, of what we are running after. As a reminder for when you feel like you are consumed in burning, to allow your impurities to melt away. As a reminder for when those around you are weak, to bring warmth and illumination to them.

 

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God, I’m running for Your heart
I’m running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, I’m longing for Your ways
I’m waiting for the day
When I am a soul on fire
Till I am a soul on fire

Un alma encendida

Lord, restore the joy I had
I have wandered, bring me back
In this darkness, lead me through
Until all I see is You

Lord, let me burn for You again
Let me return to You again
And Lord, let me burn for You again
And let me return to You again

God, I’m running for Your heart
I’m running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, I’m longing for Your ways
I’m waiting for the day
When I am a soul on fire

Un alma encendida
Songwriters
BRENTON BROWN, DAVID CARR, MAC POWELL, MARK LEE, MATT MAHER, TAI ANDERSON

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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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