April 23, 2017
Vineyard 101: Welcome to the Vineyard Family
Our next Vineyard 101 class will be on Tuesday nights (May 2, 9, 16 & 23) at 6:30pm in the chapel. If you are new to the Vineyard, or just want to get connected, this four-week class will walk you through our vision, mission, heart and practice of making the Invisible God Visible. You’ll get a tour of our campus, meet some of our staff pastors and leaders, and have an opportunity to ask questions about what we believe as a church, and how we live it out. Childcare is provided for the class. For more information, come see us at the Welcome Center in Heritage Hall or email Lori Thompson.
Bonjour! Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, please join us May 6 at 2pm, for a lovely French tea! Young ladies age 3 and up are welcome. We'll enjoy some light refreshments, a bit of entertainment, sweet fellowship with ladies and, of course, tea! Tickets are $10 each, and will be available in Heritage Hall. For more information please email Rachel Freeman.
Vineyard Christian Academy is hiring!
Vineyard Christian Academy has openings for elementary teachers. VCA is a University Model School meeting on M, T & Th. Please email Annie Anderson or call 208-407-8197 to apply.
The Here and Not Yet Book Signing
The way we process the ups and downs of life is extremely important as it sets the tone for everything in our lives. Kingdom Theology provides a worldview that allows us to embrace the tension in which we live. It is a worldview based upon the central message of Jesus that the Kingdom of God has come, is coming, will be coming soon, and is delayed. Vineyard International Publishing recently released Joshua Hopping’s book, The Here and Not Yet, in which he develops a scriptural framework for Kingdom Theology before exploring how this worldview changes the way we live. Josh is a member of Vineyard Boise and will be signing books in Heritage Hall after 1st and 2nd services on April 23rd.
Welcome Center Team Ministry Opportunity
Have you been gifted to welcome and encourage others? Do you love to see newcomers connect with the gifting God has given them? If so, we are looking for a few faithful servants to join the Welcome Center team. It’s a once-a-month commitment on a Sunday with different time slots available. For more details, please stop by the Welcome Center in Heritage Hall or email Elliott Sheffield. You can sign up to shadow one of our "regulars" in the Welcome Center to see if it’s a good fit for you. And, we’d love to get to know you!
The last Sunday of every month time is set aside during second service for baby dedications. If you’d like to have your baby or child dedicated, let us know by filling out today’s vMail or emailing Maureen at the church office or call (208) 377-1477.
i-61 Missions Connect: Myanmar
Join us Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 pm at The Front Porch (4902 W Chinden Blvd) for our monthly i-61 Missions Connect Meeting. We will be sharing some updates regarding our recent missions scouting trip to Myanmar. If you or someone you know has a heart for the Karen people and/or Myanmar (FKA Burma) in general, then come and hear about how God is moving in the region. We will have some snacks and drinks, and childcare is available if you email your rsvp to Samuel Burns by April 24.
Plumbline is a four-day seminar focusing on the development of the human personality from a Biblical perspective. Vital insights and keys are given to understanding and entering into the freedom God promises through coming into line with His plumbline. It will be held May 17 -20, Wednesday and Thursday evening, then all day Friday and Saturday. Cost is $100. Sign up online, or contact Ginny Thienes at (208) 284-8842.
Celebrate Recovery: GO forward
Do you ever just feel stuck and hopeless for change in your relationships or circumstances? Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a ministry for anyone struggling with life’s issues. If you find yourself tired of trying to manage your pain, difficult relationships, damaging behaviors or thinking patterns…we have a place for you. In CR, we find our hope and strength for change in the power of Jesus Christ and the support of a loving and non-judgmental community. Come check us out- you will be welcomed and encouraged to “GO” forward.
In order to provide this life-saving ministry, we are also looking for some to join our great team of volunteers, and we will mentor and equip you for bringing hope to others in these areas of need: the kitchen, Celebration Place for children, and The Landing for teens. Email Janet Ingrao or call Marita Mason at the church 377-1477.
Art at Vineyard Boise
We welcome anyone to use the Silent Art Tables on Sunday mornings to privately do some visual creating during worship and the message (location: along the west side of the sanctuary). Basic supplies provided. Silent Art Tables are designed primarily for adults, but we allow a few kids as long as a parent sits directly next to them.
Our next VineArts exhibit will be “Come to Rest” about our God-given need to pause at needed times to rest. Pick up your entry packet now in the gallery hallway; everyone is invited to enter artwork! (Entries due June 14.)
You’re also invited to Open Studio every Saturday year-round, noon until 4pm, in our spacious art studio at 4902 W Chinden, and Calling All Creatives our potluck after 2nd service today in The Front Porch (next to the VineArts Studio.)
i-61: Compassion Experience
Join us in the parking lot at the Vineyard for the Compassion Experience May 19-22, 12- 8pm on Friday & Monday, 10-6pm on Saturday & Sunday. The Compassion Experience will introduce you and your family to the daily realities of a child in extreme poverty. The sights and sounds of a developing-world community will come alive as you journey from hardship to hope in this free, immersive experience. Click the button below to reserve your spot, watch a video about the experience, and sign up to volunteer for the event. Email Terra Montford with any questions. There's no childcare, but the experience is appropriate for all ages.
What would it be like to spend 4 days intensely focused on growing in intimacy with your spouse and God? What kind of positive impact could you experience? We invite you to join our upcoming Marriage Renovation and find out. This proven and highly regarded program is relevant for any marriage, whether it’s new or old, healthy or unhealthy.
We will be diving deep into the foundations of your relationship to break down walls, ensure a solid foundation, and build for the future. This investment in your marriage will pay dividends for the rest of your life.
Join us May 11-14 at the Nazareth Retreat Center here in Boise. The cost is $250/couple and includes some meals. The program is limited to 12 couples. An overnight option is available. Click the button below to learn more and register, or email Greg Prosch for more information.
Stanton After Abortion Care and Support
Are you or someone you know hurting from a past abortion? Are you feeling ashamed and afraid to let anyone know that you have had an abortion? You are not alone; so many women carry this burden and pain. God loves you unconditionally and He wants you to be healed and whole again. If this is you, or a woman you know, please join us for a time of incredible healing and recovery!
Stanton Healthcare will be launching their post-abortion healing program, Stanton After Abortion Care and Support as part of Stanton's Wellness Program, on May 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm. For more information and to sign up to be a part of this life-changing program, please email Barbara Latten, BSN RN or call (208) 855-5095. There is no cost for this program. Find hope. Receive healing. Be well.
Church Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Located in the west lobby of the main building 208-377-1477
A pastor is on call for non-financial emergencies 24/7 at 208-869-7021