October 23, 2016

Sunday Bulletin: December 4, 2016

Events Calendar

Men’s Breakfast

Come enjoy some breakfast and socialize with other fathers, sons, and brothers on Saturday, December 10, at 8:00am in the Gym. There is no cost! But please RSVP at vineyardboise.org/signup so we can prepare enough BACON! There is no childcare, but young men are welcome to join their dads. Email Drew Zimmerman with any questions.

Christmas is coming!

To prepare our hearts for Christmas this year, Vineyard Boise will be launching a four-week Advent series, “Come, Let Us Adore Him!” on Sunday, November 27. A booklet of personal devotions that includes a list of suggested individual and group activities will be made available on Sunday, November 20. This holiday season doesn’t have to be another rat race. Step out of the traffic. Take a long, loving look at our Lord through the four movements of the Advent season – hope, love, joy and peace. Come, let us adore Him.

No Coffee Bar during Christmas Services

With our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services being brief, and knowing most people will want to get to their other Christmas events quickly, we’ve decided to give those ‘coffee elves’ in Holy Grounds the weekend off! We will be back, bright and happy, ready to serve on New Year’s Day Sunday!

Christmas Service Times

Let’s come together to adore Him on Christmas weekend. You can choose between a Saturday Christmas Eve service at 5PM or a Sunday morning Christmas service starting at 11AM. Both services will be identical, will last about an hour, will be geared towards the whole family (childcare will be available for ages five and under), and will include a special Christmas communion.

Christmas Turkey Donations

The pantry plans to provide a Christmas dinner for over 350 families this year. With your help, we can make this happen. Purchase a frozen turkey and bring it back next Sunday, November 27th. We’ll have the Vineyard Boise trailer ready to collect all the turkeys after each service. For more information email Ian Sargeant.

Christmas Ornaments

This year the pantry hopes to give out around 350 Christmas turkey dinner food boxes. In those boxes we’d like to bless the families with a new or handmade Christmas ornament (no bigger than a shoebox). If you’d like to help make Christmas extra special for these families by providing a Christmas ornament please email Kathy.

No December Baby Dedications

Due to the last Sunday of December being Christmas, we will not be having baby dedications in December. If you would like to have your baby dedicated the last Sunday of January (January 25th) during second service let us know by filling out today’s vMail or emailing Maureen at the church office.

Whittier Christmas Box Wrapping

Each year we have the honor of providing a gift for each student and faculty member at Whittier Elementary School. If you would like to be part of making this happen by helping with wrapping you can sign up below or visit the counter in Heritage Hall.

Sign up to volunteer

Cultivation Young Adults Christmas White Elephant Exchange!

Join us for Cultivation Young Adult’s first annual Christmas White Elephant Gift Exchange! Anyone ages 18-29 are invited to join us. Bring a small gift ($5 value MAX) to play! Thursday, December 15th at 7:00pm in the Chapel, see you there! For questions or more information email Jeremiah Carlson.

VBYouth Christmas Party!

VBYouth invites all youth and their friends to come celebrate Christmas with us on Dec 14th at 6:30 – 8:30 pm. We will have some snacks provided along with lots of fun and games and a Christmas thought to bring meaning to our joy and celebration. Cost – Free Place – NYC (New Youth Chapel) Requirements – Bring a box of cereal wrapped as a present. For more information email Pastor Joel Sikha.

Book Signing with Robin Lee Hatcher

There are authors in our midst. One of them is Robin Lee Hatcher, and she will be here with copies of various titles she has had published, including a limited number of her book A Carol for Christmas. Come meet her in front of the bookstore in Heritage Hall on Sunday, December 18, after either service, pick up a copy of her book and she will sign and personalize it for you. For more information, email Rhianna Freeman.