These are very fractured times in which we live with lines being drawn culturally, racially, and politically. How are we as Christians to engage in these times? How can we bring hope and be bridge-builders in an increasingly hostile environment? On Wednesday, October 19, 6:30-8:30pm, in the Sanctuary, we have the opportunity to broadcast a national conversation about how Christians can engage in our currently divided nation. Childcare is available for children 10 and under. Children over 10 are encouraged to attend with their parents. Please RSVP by October 16 below if you need childcare.
Join Pastor Mike on Saturday, November 5, 9:00am-noon, in Auditorium 2, for an informative and energetic morning exploring the Grand Story of God and Scripture as we process the Vineyard Statement of Faith together to see what we believe and why it matters. Doctrine doesn’t have to be dull! Come and see. There will be ample opportunity for Q & A throughout the class. This is a good class for anyone new to the faith or to the Vineyard, and is required for those who wish to teach classes or lead small groups in the Vineyard Boise community. Childcare is available for children through age 12, but you must pre-register online by October 19, or click here to email Mike Freeman. Cost: $10 (scholarships available).
Hostesses, it’s time to start planning for our Christmas Tea! Our annual tea has become not only a memorable event for us Vineyard women, but also an important outreach opportunity! Last year, a great deal of the women who attended did not have a church home! In addition, we had 64 other churches represented! This year, the tea will be on Saturday, December 3, and if you’d like to sign up to host a table, you can do so this today in Heritage Hall. There will be two informational meetings, one on Sunday, October 16, at 11:00am during 2nd service in Auditorium 2, and one on Tuesday, October 18, at 6:30pm (plan to attend one of the meetings). If you have questions, click here to email Amber Gunstream.
Hey do you want to go help some neighbors? In the next few weeks we’ll begin sending teams of men and women to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to partner with ministries in that area in flood relief. If you’d like to know more about how you can be part of this amazing opportunity or the details involved, sign up below, or contact Stephen Ball at 377.1477 or click here to email him.
A new group for married couples is starting with a kick-off potluck dinner today at 4:30pm with the group officially beginning next Sunday, October 16. The group will meet for about 10 weeks on Sundays, 3:30-5:30pm in Meridian. The group will be processing “Your Time Starved Marriage” by Parrott (book and workbook). If you are coming to the kick-off potluck today, bring a few wedding pictures to share. For more information and the location, click here to email Lia Dunne or call 208.559.2046.
If you’d like to purchase some art to remember the Parables series, VineArts is selling prints and originals of the works we created over 22 weeks this summer. Come to Heritage Hall to pre-order art prints. To purchase an original painting, you can request to be placed into a raffle-like drawing, and the first name drawn will be able to make a donation to the VineArts Ministry for whatever amount they’d like to give. Tickets for getting into the drawing for original paintings are in the gallery; write your name and phone number on a ticket, and we will draw names on Sunday afternoon, October 23.
Wanted, some gently loved children’s shoes for Mountain View Elementary. Children’s Shoe sizes for K-6th grades, should be closed toed and have no straps. These shoes will be used in the Physical Education classes when students don’t have or don’t bring appropriate shoes to participate in their class. There are approximately 75 students at school who just need shoes. You can drop the shoes off at Vineyard Boise any Sunday, October 2-16, in Heritage Hall. Thank you for helping make the invisible God visible to these kids. For more information, call Michele Robinson, P.E. Specialist, Mountain View Elementary
The Benevolence Ministry is looking for a 4-5 volunteers who would be able to pick up bread and deli donations once a month from Albertsons (Northgate Shopping Center – 7100 W. State St) on Sunday mornings at or before 8:30am and deliver them to the Pantry. If you are able to help in this way, please click here to email Ian Sargeant or call 208.377.1477 x124.