-A N N O U N C M E N T S- STARTING POINT APRIL 30| 2PM | CHAPEL If you’re new to the Desert Vineyard, Starting Point is for you! In this interactive class you’ll hear from our Pastors about who we are as a church and how you can become a part of our church family. You’ll hear about our beliefs, values, history, ministries, resources and opportunities to serve. Oh, and there is free coffee and snacks! Childcare is provided.
40 YEARS OF LOVING OUR COMMUNITY JUNE 3 & 4 | DESERT VINEYARD This year we are celebrating our 40 years of ministry here at the Desert Vineyard. As a way to celebrate we are planning some fun and exciting things, including a special weekend event on June 3 and 4 (save the date, more to come soon). If you have a story to tell or pictures (or video) to share please consider posting on our new "40 Years of Loving Our Community" Facebook page, www.facebook.com/40-Years-of-Loving-Our-Community-591597061037193. If you don't use Facebook you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org. From there we will be compiling a video feature of select elements from each decade to show on the June weekend celebration. See insert for opportunities to get involved! _________________________ -H E R E ’S W H A T ’S H A P P E N I N G- MANNA ORIENTATION APRIL 24 | 5:30PM | MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM If you have been looking for a place to serve, then get in where you fit in at Monday Night Manna! Each week we serve up to 300 meals to over 150 adults and kids. Anyone who is in need of a hot meal or just wants to share life over a meal is welcome. Our volunteer orientation, along with attending our Starting Point class is mandatory for anyone desiring to serve in the ministry. Contact Donna Oakey at 586-718-2442 for more information on Monday Night Manna or how to donate without having to attend every week.
VINEYARD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE APRIL 25 | 6PM-8PM Vineyard Christian School invites you to our annual Open House on Tuesday, April 25. If you are interested in a unique Christian educational experience for your children, please use this opportunity to meet our teachers, explore our classrooms and find out what we are all about! Our administrative staff will be available to answer any enrollment or other questions that you might have about our school. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
#MOMLIFE | MOMS WITH INFANTS TO PRESCHOOL AGE KIDS APRIL 27 | 10AM-11:30AM | CHAPEL Join us for our Women’s Ministry group, #momlife this Thursday, April 27. #momlife is for moms in the midst of the good, the bad and the lovely. Our aim is to love, encourage and support young moms. Moms in waiting and moms of infants to preschool age kids are welcome. We have a yearly fee of $15 that includes breakfast at each gathering and materials. Childcare is available at every meeting! To sign up, please pick up a flyer at the Information Table. Contact Rebecca Hanley at email@example.com or the church office, 661-945-2777 ext. 270 for more information.
FIRST PLACE FOR HEALTH LADIES BIBLE STUDY ORIENTATION APRIL 27 | 6PM | DV KIDS CENTER ROOM 16 Our Bible study, First Place 4 Health, the Christ-Centered Weight-Loss and Healthy Living Program, orientation meeting is Thursday, April 27. Come hear some of the amazing success stories of women who have experienced freedom from the bondage of overeating. Learn the key to putting Jesus first in all areas of our lives. Contact Cheryl Bloemendaal at 661-723-8011 to sign up or for more information.
#MOMPRAYER MAY 4 | 10AM | CHAPEL Join us for #momprayer as we pray specifically and scripturally for our children. All moms are welcome - moms in waiting, moms with babies, toddlers, school children or teenagers, empty nests or grandmothers! Childcare is not provided but children are more than welcome to come along. Contact Rebecca Hanley at firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office, 661-945-2777 ext. 270 for more information.
VCS BINGO NIGHT MAY 26 | 6PM | MAIN SANCTUARY We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Bingo Night. Each game will have a prize in lieu of cash. We will also be doing raffles throughout the night and a fifty/fifty drawing. Be sure to bring some cash to enjoy our snack bar also. We hope to have a night full of fun, laughter and great fellowship. Doors open at 5PM. Childcare will be available in the Youth Room. Please mark your calendar and we look forward to seeing you there.
PACK 17 CUB SCOUTS & BOY SCOUTS TUESDAYS | 6-7PM & 7-8PM | ROOM 17 & ROOM 10 Pack 17 is looking for some boys and parents who would like to join our Pack. It is a lot of fun and a chance to meet and make friends with other boys. Cub Scouts meet from 6PM to 7PM in Room 17. Boy Scouts meet from 7PM to 8PM in Room 10. We are looking for parents to become a Den Leader for Wolves and Bear Rank. Contact Scott Paddock (Pack 17 Boy Scout Leader) at 661-902-9173, Robin Aubertin (Cub Scout Committee Chairman) at 619-757-8292 or Shellye Allen (Cub Scout Webelos Den Leader) at 661-816-4675 for more information.
LOVING GOD WITH ALL YOUR MIND WEDNESDAYS | 6:30PM | CAFÉ SANCTUARY Jesus was the first person to mention the role of loving God with your whole mind (compare Luke 10:27 with Deuteronomy 6:5). Join us at Midweek (Wednesday nights) as we explore how rational a choice following Jesus is. Childcare is provided. _________________________ -G R O U P S- AT THE DESERT VINEYARD CHURCH The Desert Vineyard Church offers a number of opportunities to connect with others and build relationships through a group setting. These groups meet at various times and locations and cover many different topics from Bible studies to support and recovery groups. Wherever you’re at in life, there is a group for you. Pick up a GROUPS booklet at the Information Table in the Lobby. Use your connection card to request more information about Groups and someone will contact you.
-Y O U S H O U L D K N O W- We baptized 31 people last Sunday, April 9. Join us as we celebrate them together Kitira Aikman Amber Bock Alyssa Burns Mia Castro Samuel Castro Andrew Cordero Jaime Dahm Bonnie Eoff Adam Herpy Sandra Hurtado Carissa Kingston Owen Lin John Martin John Martin Sr. Madison Ordaz Noah Ordaz Joseph Ozment Zachary Ozment Donald Peterson Carolyn Pompey Alexis Rangel Jerry Roth RaNae Seaton Yajaira Smith David Snowden Nick Trigueiro Malakai Wallace Taylor Wallace Kristina Wvillamey Ardie Wyatt Haley Yanes _________________________ WE BLESS TOGETHER Gunther Paul Maxwell was born on March 14, 2017
WE REJOICE TOGETHER Ashley Hutchings & Bobby Maxwell were married on February 21, 2017
If you would like the birth, marriage, or death of a Desert Vineyard family member recorded here in the Family Life section, please contact the church office at 661-945-2777 ext. 130.