Family Connect Group Taster Morning
Sep
9
9:30am 9:30am

Family Connect Group Taster Morning

Do you have young children? 
Find it impossible to get out in the evenings?
Or hard to connect with friends when you’re always on ‘parent duty’? 

Family Connect Groups are the perfect way for parents of young children to grow with God and connect with others.

These take place one Saturday a month in the daytime. We start off with everyone worshiping together, then the dads will entertain with the kids while mums take some time for some bible study and prayer time by themselves; they then return to swap with the dads. Don’t discount yourself if you’re coming along without your partner or are a single parent - all parents are welcome!

Chido & Eka’s Family Connect Group is running a ‘taster’ morning this autumn. So take a couple of hours out and come along to experience what one of these group is like.

Can't make this date but interested in joining a Family Connect Group? Drop Richard a line. 

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Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
Sep
12
7:45pm 7:45pm

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

Each one of us is fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God, and it’s His desire that we fully understand and experience this. God created us for intimacy with Himself, enjoy connection with others, and to experience the freedom of being ourselves.

However, in this world we can feel disconnected, ashamed and alone. Instead of being God-conscious where we rest in the knowledge that our identity is safe and splendid, we tend to lean towards being self-conscious where we protect or pretend our identity. This leads us to loose sight of God’s glory and therefore our true worth as His image bearers.

God wants to restore all this to us, so that as His sons and daughters we joyfully reveal His nature to the world as we live freely ourselves. Each member of the Trinity is involved in helping us to understand and experience this. This 6 session course will help you to engage with, and restore your relationship to, all members of the Trinity -- so that you would know you are fearfully & wonderfully made in the image of God. 

We especially recommend this course to Connect Group Leaders as further training to your pastoral skills.

12, 19, 26 SEPTEMBER & 03, 10, 17 OCTOBER

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made is an Equip Course. You need to have completed Vineyard Introductions (formerly Part 1 & Part 2 of the Essential Course) to join this course.

 

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Rising to the Call
Sep
12
7:45pm 7:45pm

Rising to the Call

Jesus commissioned his followers to “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:18-20

How many of us find this challenging?
Are overwhelmed by it?
Or feel inadequate for the task?

Rising to the Call will give you the tools and confidence you need to respond to this commission. We’ll look at what the Bible has to say about it, the part the Holy Spirit plays in helping us to do it, including how we can use the gifting He’s given us, and how your unique presence in this world is essential to God’s redemptive plan for creation. This is an opportunity to learn with others, with a bit of ‘practice’! Join us to work out how individuals like us can play a part in bringing God’s Kingdom to the world around us. Topics include:

  • Prophecy & Hearing the Voice of God
  • Our Spiritual Authority
  • The Spiritual Battle
  • Doing Ministry like Jesus
  • Dream Interpretation
  • In the Market Place

RUNS OVER 6 TUESDAY EVENINGS: 12, 19, 26 SEP & 03, 10, 17 OCT

Rising to the Call is an Equip Course. You need to have completed Vineyard Introductions (formerly Part 1 & Part 2 of the Essential Course) to join this course.

 

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Vineyard Introductions
Sep
12
7:45pm 7:45pm

Vineyard Introductions

Vineyard Introductions provides the essential foundation of our Equip training program. These 6 evenings will give you a good understanding of who we are, what we believe, and why we do everything we do. 

New-ish here? Then join us for an essential introduction to the Vineyard Church! Hear where we’ve come from and where we’re placed in the UK Vineyard movement - and the wider Church generally. Discover our core beliefs and values, and our vision for the future. You’ll learn how we use the ‘Kingdom of God’ that Jesus so often talked about, as a lens to look at the world; explaining how it impacts and informs the way we read the Bible (including ‘spiritual gifts’), the way we pray for healing, the way we choose to live and the way we care and serve the community. It’ll also provide you with a great opportunity to meet our Senior Pastors Chris & Fliss, connect with the team here and meet more people from the church including other newcomers.

Runs over 6 Tuesday evenings: 12, 19, 26 Sep & 03, 10, 17 Oct.

Vineyard Introductions is an Equip Course.

 

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Women's Meetup
Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Women's Meetup

Am I the only person who struggles to make meaningful friendships?
How can I be free from comparing myself to others?
How do I get my needs met by ‘spending time with God’?
How does social media impact our self-image?

If you’ve ever asked yourself a question like this then meet other like-minded women at our Women’s Meetup. Happening once a month, we gather to discuss, learn and share practical ways to implement and live out our faith in Jesus as we tackle a common cultural issue each month. These afternoons host frank, honest discussions – so are not for the fainthearted! To help ladies feel free to disclose, we won't be admitting children at these gatherings (except babies in arms). 

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The Alpha Course
Sep
25
7:45pm 7:45pm

The Alpha Course

WHAT IS ALPHA?

The Alpha Course provides a unique opportunity for you to discuss and explore Christianity and life's big questions in an informal, fun and friendly environment. Whether you're an atheist or have never considered any kind of spiritual existence, Alpha is an open and safe place where you can find out more about Jesus and ask questions. 

WHAT'S THE FORMAT?

Alpha runs over 10 Monday evenings, each evening beginning with a home cooked dinner where you can meet and get to know others who've joined the course. After that, there's a short easy-to-listen-to talk addressing a particular question relating to faith, religion, spirituality and life. It's not meant to be treated as a lecture but more as an opportunity for you to explore what you really think. After the talk we break into smaller discussion groups over coffee & cake. It's the perfect time for you to share your thoughts about what's been discussed that evening. 

The whole purpose of the course is to provide a space where you can ask your questions about Jesus, about Christianity, the Church and Bible - so don't be shy!

WHEN'S THE NEXT COURSE?

Alpha begins again on Monday 25th September. You can expect a warm welcome each evening. Whether you're by yourself or coming with friends, we'll do our best to make you feel right at home. Lots of people want to try out the first evening before they commit to the whole course - which you are very welcome to do. The entire course, including dinner, is completely free. 

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Married Couples Night
Sep
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

Married Couples Night

Stories & Interviews

This autumn we're hosting a fun evening of interactive interviews with married couples!

Hear from those who've been happily married for a long time to those who've survived separation; and how they've experienced God lead them in day-to-day challenges to bring strength and intimacy to their marriage.

Will you be able to identify with what you hear from our married couples?
Don't worry - you won't be asked to participate! So sit back comfortably in your chair and enjoy a completely free evening.

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Global Leadership Summit 2017: Day 1
Oct
13
9:00am 9:00am

Global Leadership Summit 2017: Day 1

Everyone has influence and the ability to create positive change. When you improve your leadership, you impact lives, churches, businesses, governments, schools and families. The GLS is a two-day event featuring world class speakers and live worship, that creates a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply in many different situations.

// A great mixture of speakers, both inspiring and practical. Sometimes leadership conferences can major on the inspirational, but don’t offer practical ways to take it back into your own situation. This conference was different! // Phil
// Sometimes leaders run out of fuel, direction and purpose. The GLS is an ideal cure. it challenged me, recharged me, reminded me of God’s purpose for my life and taught me many lessons through the teaching and interactions with the attendees. A life changing event. // Andrew
// I wish I had heard all this in my 20’s. But since God is not finished with me yet, better later than never. // Gill
// I have just completed two pages of feedback notes for our church and that is just headline stuff not detail. It is like a shot of adrenaline. // Mike
// As someone who experienced the GLS for the first time at Willow Creek (us) itself last year, this year’s UK experience was almost better. I expected it to be a poor imitation, but it really does recreate the atmosphere, spirituality and gospel enthusiasm of the main event. // Gordon

If you’re a REGULAR MEMBER of the St Albans Vineyard then great news - you’re eligible for a whopping 50% discount!

TICKETS 2 DAY TICKET £35, 1 DAY TICKET £20

REGULAR PRICE £70

  • Hit the blue ‘Enter Promotional Code’ link
  • Enter the code GLS17HCMR to populate our discounted rates
  • Then simply purchase your tickets

Please note unfortunately this discount can’t be extended to book tickets for friends or colleagues who aren’t members of the church themselves. You’ll be sent a short questionnaire to verify who are you; if you fail to complete this then your ticket purchase will be void.

 

Volunteer Roles Available 

If you'd like to volunteer to serve on the day, then you can get a FREE ticket! Just email the church office to find out what's involved and volunteer.

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Global Leadership Summit 2017: Day 2
Oct
14
9:00am 9:00am

Global Leadership Summit 2017: Day 2

Everyone has influence and the ability to create positive change. When you improve your leadership, you impact lives, churches, businesses, governments, schools and families. The GLS is a two-day event featuring world class speakers and live worship, that creates a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply in many different situations.

// A great mixture of speakers, both inspiring and practical. Sometimes leadership conferences can major on the inspirational, but don’t offer practical ways to take it back into your own situation. This conference was different! // Phil
// Sometimes leaders run out of fuel, direction and purpose. The GLS is an ideal cure. it challenged me, recharged me, reminded me of God’s purpose for my life and taught me many lessons through the teaching and interactions with the attendees. A life changing event. // Andrew
// I wish I had heard all this in my 20’s. But since God is not finished with me yet, better later than never. // Gill
// I have just completed two pages of feedback notes for our church and that is just headline stuff not detail. It is like a shot of adrenaline. // Mike
// As someone who experienced the GLS for the first time at Willow Creek (us) itself last year, this year’s UK experience was almost better. I expected it to be a poor imitation, but it really does recreate the atmosphere, spirituality and gospel enthusiasm of the main event. // Gordon

If you’re a REGULAR MEMBER of the St Albans Vineyard then great news - you’re eligible for a whopping 50% discount!

TICKETS 2 DAY TICKET £35, 1 DAY TICKET £20

REGULAR PRICE £70

  • Hit the blue ‘Enter Promotional Code’ link
  • Enter the code GLS17HCMR to populate our discounted rates
  • Then simply purchase your tickets

Please note unfortunately this discount can’t be extended to book tickets for friends or colleagues who aren’t members of the church themselves. You’ll be sent a short questionnaire to verify who are you; if you fail to complete this then your ticket purchase will be void.

 

Volunteer Roles Available 

If you'd like to volunteer to serve on the day, then you can get a FREE ticket! Just email the church office to find out what's involved and volunteer.

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Treasure Hunt
Aug
5
9:00am 9:00am

Treasure Hunt

Every man & woman is invited to come and 'live brave' as we venture out onto the streets to pray for those God directs us towards.

We'll begin the day with some bacon rolls at Vineyard before we pray together, asking God to give us 'treasure' directions in who to pray for when we're out & about in the city centre. 

You don't have to be an extrovert or a 'prayer warrior' to join in with this day. We'll pair you up with others so you won't be on your own. Just come expectant to see God heal and touch people's hearts and lives.

Let's see what great and wonderful things God does as we pray for His blessing and healing on members of our local community in St Albans.

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Men's BBQ
Jul
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

Men's BBQ

Every guy is invited to join us at our July BBQ and spend the evening grazing on a range of roast meats. A relaxed way to connect with other guys here at Vineyard. 

Do BYO beer or hipster ale.

If you're planning to come along then help us cater by signing up. We usually ask for a £5 donation on the night to help us cover costs (from those who can afford it).

Live Brave suppers and Saturday breakfasts are for ordinary everyday guys. It's essentially a place where we can approach those challenges we all face - whether that's in our relationships, our work, our parenting, or our sense of purpose and significance. 

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Parenting Workshop: Let's Talk About Sex
Jul
11
7:45pm 7:45pm

Parenting Workshop: Let's Talk About Sex

Equip courses play an essential part in 'discipleship' here at the Vineyard. The Equip program offers a wide selection of free short courses and workshops, ranging from theological and biblical study to practical training. All Equip programs are designed to empower and encourage you; giving you wisdom, vision and confidence as you respond to God's call. 

We are running a series of parenting workshops this summer! These aim to not only equip you with helpful info and ideas, but allow you to exchange experiences, relate what you or others have learned - and more importantly, have a 'night off' and a bit of fun!

Each Tuesday evening will start with a short talk, given by different people within Vineyard, and continue with either a discussion forum or breakout sessions. There’ll also be prayer ministry available at the end of each week.

WEEK 1 -- 6th June --- The No. 1 Key to Parenting
WEEK 2 -- 13th June --- Love Languages
WEEK 3 -- 20th June --- Spiritual Foundations For Your Child: A day by day journey
WEEK 4 -- 27th June --- Choose from either
Overcoming Challenges as a Single Parent or Experiences from Foster / Adoptive Parents
WEEK 5 -- 4th July --- Internet Safety  
WEEK 6 -- 11th July --- Let’s Talk About Sex

All the workshops in this Equip series are completely free - so book onto as many as you like! 

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Parenting Workshop: Internet Safety
Jul
4
7:45pm 7:45pm

Parenting Workshop: Internet Safety

Equip courses play an essential part in 'discipleship' here at the Vineyard. The Equip program offers a wide selection of free short courses and workshops, ranging from theological and biblical study to practical training. All Equip programs are designed to empower and encourage you; giving you wisdom, vision and confidence as you respond to God's call. 

We are running a series of parenting workshops this summer! These aim to not only equip you with helpful info and ideas, but allow you to exchange experiences, relate what you or others have learned - and more importantly, have a 'night off' and a bit of fun!

Each Tuesday evening will start with a short talk, given by different people within Vineyard, and continue with either a discussion forum or breakout sessions. There’ll also be prayer ministry available at the end of each week.

WEEK 1 -- 6th June --- The No. 1 Key to Parenting
WEEK 2 -- 13th June --- Love Languages
WEEK 3 -- 20th June --- Spiritual Foundations For Your Child: A day by day journey
WEEK 4 -- 27th June --- Choose from either
Overcoming Challenges as a Single Parent or Experiences from Foster / Adoptive Parents
WEEK 5 -- 4th July --- Internet Safety  
WEEK 6 -- 11th July --- Let’s Talk About Sex

All the workshops in this Equip series are completely free - so book onto as many as you like! 

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Parenting Workshop: Single & Adoptive Parenthood
Jun
27
7:45pm 7:45pm

Parenting Workshop: Single & Adoptive Parenthood

Equip courses play an essential part in 'discipleship' here at the Vineyard. The Equip program offers a wide selection of free short courses and workshops, ranging from theological and biblical study to practical training. All Equip programs are designed to empower and encourage you; giving you wisdom, vision and confidence as you respond to God's call. 

We are running a series of parenting workshops this summer! These aim to not only equip you with helpful info and ideas, but allow you to exchange experiences, relate what you or others have learned - and more importantly, have a 'night off' and a bit of fun!

Each Tuesday evening will start with a short talk, given by different people within Vineyard, and continue with either a discussion forum or breakout sessions. There’ll also be prayer ministry available at the end of each week.

WEEK 1 -- 6th June --- The No. 1 Key to Parenting
WEEK 2 -- 13th June --- Love Languages
WEEK 3 -- 20th June --- Spiritual Foundations For Your Child: A day by day journey
WEEK 4 -- 27th June --- Choose from either
Overcoming Challenges as a Single Parent or Experiences from Foster / Adoptive Parents

WEEK 5 -- 4th July --- Internet Safety  
WEEK 6 -- 11th July --- Let’s Talk About Sex

All the workshops in this Equip series are completely free - so book onto as many as you like! 

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Parenting Workshop: Spiritual Foundations
Jun
20
7:45pm 7:45pm

Parenting Workshop: Spiritual Foundations

Equip courses play an essential part in 'discipleship' here at the Vineyard. The Equip program offers a wide selection of free short courses and workshops, ranging from theological and biblical study to practical training. All Equip programs are designed to empower and encourage you; giving you wisdom, vision and confidence as you respond to God's call. 

We are running a series of parenting workshops this summer! These aim to not only equip you with helpful info and ideas, but allow you to exchange experiences, relate what you or others have learned - and more importantly, have a 'night off' and a bit of fun!

Each Tuesday evening will start with a short talk, given by different people within Vineyard, and continue with either a discussion forum or breakout sessions. There’ll also be prayer ministry available at the end of each week.

WEEK 1 -- 6th June --- The No. 1 Key to Parenting
WEEK 2 -- 13th June --- Love Languages
WEEK 3 -- 20th June --- Spiritual Foundations For Your Child: A day by day journey
WEEK 4 -- 27th June --- Choose from either
Overcoming Challenges as a Single Parent or Experiences from Foster / Adoptive Parents
WEEK 5 -- 4th July --- Internet Safety  
WEEK 6 -- 11th July --- Let’s Talk About Sex

All the workshops in this Equip series are completely free - so book onto as many as you like! 

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Father's Day Classic Car Show
Jun
18
9:30am 9:30am

Father's Day Classic Car Show

Treat your dad, or any guy you appreciate, to a show of classic cars this Father’s Day! We’re expecting 40 cars to feature between 9am and 1pm. Entry is completely free – even the parking! And you’ll even get to vote for your favourite car through our People’s Choice competition.

We’ll be serving specialty tea and coffee from our fair-trade Blend Coffee Bar (cash only) between 9.30am-11.30am. There'll also be free tea, coffee and donuts after both our 9.30am & 11.30am services - so even if you’re not coming along to church – do take advantage and grab yourself a drink & donut as you meet some new faces and enjoy these beautiful classic cars.

OWN A CLASSIC CAR? 
If you’ve got a classic car tucked away and are interested in being part of the show, then register your car here. The car needs to be over 25 years old, but if you have something special then please still let us know by completing this form. Every classic car owner will receive an attendance plaque - and free bacon roll to start your morning! The winner will receive a trophy and a £100 People's Choice Award for a charity of their choice. 

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Worship Night
Jun
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Worship Night

An evening when we abandon our usual 'church service' structure and have an extended time of pure worship. We'll simply be creating space to go where God leads us.

Join us to pour out our adoration and rest in His presence, with worship led by Joe Blustin and Samuel Lane. 

No need to book, just turn up on the night.

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Men's Active Day
Jun
17
9:45am 9:45am

Men's Active Day

Can you mow lawns? Clean cars? Any good at DIY or practical jobs around the house? Then bring your tool box, some muscle and join the rest of the guys to take the love of Jesus to the local community through practical acts of service.

Sign up for the whole day or just a couple of hours.

Know anyone in St Albans who needs a little bit of help? 

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Parenting Workshop: Love Languages
Jun
13
7:45pm 7:45pm

Parenting Workshop: Love Languages

Equip courses play an essential part in 'discipleship' here at the Vineyard. The Equip program offers a wide selection of free short courses and workshops, ranging from theological and biblical study to practical training. All Equip programs are designed to empower and encourage you; giving you wisdom, vision and confidence as you respond to God's call. 

We are running a series of parenting workshops this summer! These aim to not only equip you with helpful info and ideas, but allow you to exchange experiences, relate what you or others have learned - and more importantly, have a 'night off' and a bit of fun!

Each Tuesday evening will start with a short talk, given by different people within Vineyard, and continue with either a discussion forum or breakout sessions. There’ll also be prayer ministry available at the end of each week.

WEEK 1 -- 6th June --- The No. 1 Key to Parenting
WEEK 2 -- 13th June --- Love Languages
WEEK 3 -- 20th June --- Spiritual Foundations For Your Child: A day by day journey
WEEK 4 -- 27th June --- Choose from either
Overcoming Challenges as a Single Parent or Experiences from Foster / Adoptive Parents
WEEK 5 -- 4th July --- Internet Safety  
WEEK 6 -- 11th July --- Let’s Talk About Sex

All the workshops in this Equip series are completely free - so book onto as many as you like! 

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Women's Weekend at Home
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Women's Weekend at Home

Does the thought of a room full of women fill you with comfort? Consume you with excitement? Make you nervous? Inspires panic?! Jesus calls us to be one in Spirit and in purpose. But what does that look like for us here at Vineyard - women of different demographics, attitudes & lifestyles?

Our Weekend at Home will be structured around worship, talks, interviews and discussions as we celebrate the diverse characters of women and look to Jesus to form our collective identity as his Church.

We’ll also be hosting workshops, from topics like ‘Confidence in the
Workplace’ to ‘Creative Journaling’, and offer plenty of activities throughout the day that you can take or leave. 

Don’t know many women here? There’ll be a whole team of hosts that are ready to help you plug in. So don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet and connect with other like-minded women at what promises to be a very special weekend.

SPEAKERS Sarah Garande, Denise Gray & Fliss Lane

WORSHIP LED BY Zoe Flatt & Carly Billingham

WORKSHOPS LED BY Catie Dixon, Sonia Blackett, Rachele Impson-Davey & Tara Gathard

Fri 7.30pm - 10pm & Sat 10am-10pm | tickets £20

Recommended for ages 14+. Nursing babies under 1 year are welcome.
** Unfortunately we can't refund cancellations less than 14 days before the event.

LUNCH is included in your ticket. We'll be serving oven baked jacket potatoes and fillings (cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, tuna & mayo). Or if you want a lighter bite, a vegetarian soup & freshly baked bread.

OPTIONAL DINNER
We are offering a two course dinner for just £8! These are limited though - so it's first-come, first-served. Just book your dinner ticket when you buy your weekend ticket.

SATURDAY OPEN MIC
If you can play a tune or have some dulcet tones to share, then sign up to our Open Mic happening in the Blend Cafe on Saturday (late afternoon / early evening). Let us know when you buy your ticket! 

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Parenting Workshop: The No 1 Key to Parenting
Jun
6
7:45pm 7:45pm

Parenting Workshop: The No 1 Key to Parenting

Equip courses play an essential part in 'discipleship' here at the Vineyard. The Equip program offers a wide selection of free short courses and workshops, ranging from theological and biblical study to practical training. All Equip programs are designed to empower and encourage you; giving you wisdom, vision and confidence as you respond to God's call. 

We are running a series of parenting workshops this summer! These aim to not only equip you with helpful info and ideas, but allow you to exchange experiences, relate what you or others have learned - and more importantly, have a 'night off' and a bit of fun!

Each Tuesday evening will start with a short talk, given by different people within Vineyard, and continue with either a discussion forum or breakout sessions. There’ll also be prayer ministry available at the end of each week.

WEEK 1 -- 6th June --- The No. 1 Key to Parenting
WEEK 2 -- 13th June --- Love Languages
WEEK 3 -- 20th June --- Spiritual Foundations For Your Child: A day by day journey
WEEK 4 -- 27th June --- Choose from either
Overcoming Challenges as a Single Parent or Experiences from Foster / Adoptive Parents
WEEK 5 -- 4th July --- Internet Safety  
WEEK 6 -- 11th July --- Let’s Talk About Sex

All the workshops in this Equip series are completely free - so book onto as many as you like! 

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Men and Mountains
May
19
to May 21

Men and Mountains

  • John Hunt Base, Hagg Farm, Peak District National Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Calling all men! Join some of the Vineyard guys for a weekend away in the stunning Peak District when we'll team up with Global Adventure. Their whole ethos is about strengthening communities through physical, emotional and spiritual challenges. Dave Hearn, the Director of Global Adventure, will be our expert guide and lead the weekend from Hagg Farm.

ACCOMMODATION  
We'll be staying at the John Hunt Base, Hagg Farm, Peak District National Park, Snake Road, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BJ
The bunk house only accommodates 18 guys, so it's first-come, first-served!

TRANSPORT
Is transport an issue? Drop us an email and we'll hook you up with some like-minded guys who you can hitch a lift from. In fact, we'd encourage every guy to go green and help save the planet by seeing who they can travel with - plus splitting petrol will no doubt work out cheaper for everyone. 

FOOD
Friday night dinner will be provided on camp when you arrive, plus breakfast for both the Sat & Sun morning. We're likely to either head to a local pub on the Saturday night, or if the weather's kind, light a BBQ -- both of which will mean you'll need to bring some ££ cash with you. If you're a secret nibbler or think all the physical exertion will flat-line your sugar reserves, best to bring a few snacks with you. 

SCHEDULE
You'll ideally want to get to the Peaks before 8pm, as that's when we'll serve dinner. The team will be there from 6pm, so if you can wangle an early leaving time then do make it up earlier and meet us there. 
We're aiming to all leave the venue on Sunday at 2pm. 

KIT
We'll have a better idea of what kit you need to bring with you when we know numbers - so will be in touch nearer the time. Needless to say, the minimum kit will include your hiking boots!

COST
Will be £65 and include accommodation plus meals (except the Saturday night). Booking deadline is Monday 8th May! 

DON'T KNOW ANYONE?
Don't let this stop you from joining the weekend. After all, the whole point of it is for guys to connect. Drop us an email to let us know who you are and we'll make sure you connect with the team and do our best to make you feel at home. 

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Parentalk
May
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Parentalk

Parenting under 12s: A survival guide

The problem with parenting is that normally by the time we get the hang of it – we’re redundant! Parenting is a mixture of highs and lows … and everything in between. It can bring some of life’s biggest joys, but also its greatest challenges. For most of us, a bit of encouragement and a reminder that we’re not alone can make a real difference.

WHO'S PRESENTING?

At Parentalk, best-selling author Rob Parsons and inspiring speaker Katharine Hill will present insights and top tips gathered from their combined experience of working alongside thousands of parents for over 30 years. The evening is accessible for parents of any faith or none. 

ABOUT THE EVENING

This evening will help mums and dads to feel encouraged and empowered in the vital job that they do. You’ll laugh, maybe shed a tear or two and take away some practical ideas to help you be an even better parent. There's no group work involved – just come prepared to sit back, relax and enjoy! Read more here.

TICKETS £6

These are booked through the Parentalk website -- not the St Albans Vineyard.
Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start.

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THIS?

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The Conversation
May
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Conversation

Over a hundred women usually make their way to each season's Women's Evening Cafe. We'll bring you more interviews with everyday women describing how their personal experience of following Jesus has impacted them in their day to day lives. No bible bashing, no preaching & no altar calls - just everyday women telling their own personal stories. 

The Conversation makes for a great social evening. With wine, impressive desserts & live music at just £4 a ticket, it's hugely popular - so do invite your friends to meet you for a night out! 

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Easter Sunday Baptisms
Apr
16
9:30am 9:30am

Easter Sunday Baptisms

Join us this Easter Sunday for what promises to be a very special occasion! We'll be baptising individuals who have made the decision to follow Jesus and want to make a public declaration of that. Baptism is a wonderful experience and a powerful symbolic demonstration of your new life. Our Easter Baptisms will be a beautiful celebration and offering to God, to say "thank you" for letting us be part of His great redemptive plan.

So if you've made the decision to follow Jesus but haven't yet been baptised, then this is your chance! Find out more about what's involved through one of our baptism classes below. 

Whether you've been baptised, call yourself a follower of Jesus or not,  everyone is very welcome to join us this Easter Sunday. The service is contemporary so will be accessible to all, and we usually hand out some Easter chocolates!

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Awaken Weekend Away
Mar
24
to Mar 26

Awaken Weekend Away

  • High Leigh Christian Conference Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Currently SOLD OUT!

God has something special in mind for every one of us. As we come of age, we're being intentional about stepping into maturity and fully awakening the calling God has for us - both as individuals and as a church. That's why we’re coming together in the spring to re-connect, deepen our relationships and have some fun together! All while we encourage one another to “press on and press in” to God.

We’ve invited Steve and Lyn Burnhope, Senior Pastors at Aylesbury Vineyard, as our special guest speakers. Steve and Lyn both became Christians when they were teenagers and over the years have served in a variety of roles helping to lead and build churches, including worship, teaching and children’s work. They both have degrees in Theology; Steve is currently completing a Theology PhD, so we are really looking forward to hearing what they bring. 

This really is a unique opportunity to grow and learn together. We are expecting God to envision us to what He’s calling us to do, and equip us to do it! So join us in enlarging our expectations of who God is and what He’s able to do, and book your place at what promises to be a special weekend. 

We'll be spending the weekend at High Leigh Christian Conference Centre, Lord Street, Hoddesdon (EN11 8SG). The planned schedule is: 

  • Friday arrival from 5pm
  • Friday dinner 6.30 - 7.45pm
  • Friday short session after dinner 8pm-10pm
  • Saturday breakfast 7.30am - 9.00am
  • Saturday 2 sessions with break 9.30am & 11.30am
  • Saturday lunch 1pm
  • Saturday session 2pm - 3.30pm
  • Saturday afternoon social time
  • Saturday dinner6.30 - 7.45pm (Sat only Kid's tea 5.30pm)
  • Sunday breakfast 7.30-9am
  • Sunday 2 sessions 9.30am & 11.30am Short Family Communion
  • Sunday roast lunch 1pm
  • Sunday finish & leave 2pm

Tickets are first-come, first-served. Pay a £25 non-refundable deposit by
28th February to secure your place. 

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Relational Intelligence Course (An EQUIP Course)
Mar
7
7:45pm 7:45pm

Relational Intelligence Course (An EQUIP Course)

Do you think you relate well to others? 
Are you a perceptive listener? 
Are you able to set healthy boundaries?  
What does 'testing the boundary' mean?  
Do you find it hard to say no? 
Do you find yourself affected by other people's moods?  
How easily do you accept responsibility for your own actions?  
Do you respond to other people's needs immediately?  
Do you find it easy to self disclose?  
Are you able to keep confidentiality? 

Jesus said that people would know we are His followers by the way we love one another. Everyone whom God has brought together at the St Albans Vineyard now shares in this responsibility and privilege. 

// A NEW COMMAND I GIVE YOU: LOVE ONE ANOTHER. AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, SO YOU MUST LOVE ONE ANOTHER. BY THIS ALL MEN KNOW THAT YOU ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER. // JESUS // JOHN 13: 35-36

This free course will help you further develop perceptive listening skills and setting boundaries for you and for others. These life skills will help enhance your relationships with family, friends & colleagues, helping you relate to others in a healthier way. This course will also help deepen your understanding about what exactly 'pastoral care' is, and is not. 

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Youth Leadership (An EQUIP Course)
Mar
7
7:45pm 7:45pm

Youth Leadership (An EQUIP Course)

Are you interested in engaging with our fantastic youth? We will be sharing our vision for the Youth here, explore some of the successes and challenges that we face, and take you through some of the practical steps for being a great youth leaders. So if you are already part of the youth team, or have been considering it, join us on this free course this spring! 

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Kingdom Living (Part Two of the Essential Course)
Mar
7
7:45pm 7:45pm

Kingdom Living (Part Two of the Essential Course)

3 SESSION COURSES 7TH, 14TH & 21ST MARCH

Goes a bit deeper into our beliefs and values. In this second half of the course we'll see how the 'Kingdom of God' applies to 'spiritual gifts' and to the way we pray over people for healing; how it impacts and informs the way we read the Bible, the way we choose to live and the way we care and serve the community. The course is completely free, so sign for a boost to your faith and confidence, and be equipped for life and ministry.  

Essential is the foundation of our Equip training program. We recommend you complete all three parts of the Essential course before you join any Equip course.

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Welcome to Vineyard (Part One of the Essential Course)
Mar
7
7:45pm 7:45pm

Welcome to Vineyard (Part One of the Essential Course)

3 session courses 7th, 14th & 21st March

'Welcome to Vineyard' is the first part of our Essential Course! These evenings will provide you with a greater understanding of who we are, what we believe, and how we use the 'Kingdom of God' as a lens to look at the world, impacting everything we do. It also provides a great opportunity to connect with the team and meet more folk here. It's completely free, so sign up today!

Essential is the foundation of our Equip training program. We recommend you complete all three parts of the Essential course before you join any Equip course.

 

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MAKE Mothers' Day
Mar
4
10:00am10:00am

MAKE Mothers' Day

With Mother's Day just round the corner, why not spend some quality time with the women in your life and bring them along to this spring's MAKE morning? 

MAKE is a craft social event for women. We have different stalls with various crafts to choose from, and you're invited to take away those items you've created at the end of the morning. 

MAKE is a great way to bond with other women on a Saturday morning, over a creative outlet and copious amounts of coffee and cake. So invite your mum, your aunt, your grandma and any other women you know would enjoy this. Make crafts whilst making connections. 

Book your tickets online | £5 Adults | £4 Youth (10-18 year old). Please note there is no childcare at this event.

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Marriage Preparation Course
Feb
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Marriage Preparation Course

This course is designed for engaged couples who want to build a strong and lasting relationship. It takes place over 5 Monday evenings, each beginning with supper, followed by a talk and an opportunity for discussion. 

You’ll hear from other couples who’ve completed the course, explaining some of challenges they’ve faced in their marriage and the ways they’ve resolved these. You’ll only be asked to discuss topics between yourself and your partner; there is no group discussion or group work, and no requirement to disclose anything about your relationship. Rather, the course creates a space for you to address a range of topics that you’ll come across in your married life, such as, managing finances, resolving conflict, commitment, communication and the extended family. There will be a married ‘support couple’ if you wish to further discuss any topic in more depth. 

The course is based on Christian ethics and values, but is suitable for anyone - with or without a Christian faith or church background. It is one of a number of courses developed by Relationship Central, run by Nicky & Sila Lee. 

The course runs over Monday 28th February & 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th March 2017.

To help us cover costs we charge £40 per couple, which includes things like your workbook and dinner. Please make cheques out to Vineyard Christian Fellowship of St Albans. Please don't let finances get in the way of joining this course; just get in touch with our course leaders, Mark & Lucinda Kooi, through email or on 07854 586733.

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Call to Prayer
Jan
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Call to Prayer

** New for 2017 ** CALL TO PRAYER: An Hour of Worship & Intercession

Ever wondered what ‘spiritual gifts’ are for? The Bible tell us that the Holy Spirit gives ‘prophetic gifts’ in order to strengthen, encourage and comfort others. So it really isn’t a gift to make us look ‘spiritual’ but a gift to help us serve and build others up, so we as a Church can mature. We want to rely on the Holy Spirit to lead our prayers for the Church and the world, and have found the ‘prophetic gifts’ He gives commonly takes the form of receiving pictures and scriptures as we pray, impressing upon us a direction to pray. Never prayed like this before? Come along and join us at one of our Call to Prayer gatherings.

THIS SPRING WE’LL BE PRAYING AROUND THE WORD FOR 2017:
THAT WE AS A CHURCH COMMUNITY ARE ‘COMING OF AGE’.
WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE AND MEAN FOR US? 

Meet us in the new atrium café.

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New Year's Day 10.30am Service
Jan
1
10:30am10:30am

New Year's Day 10.30am Service

We'll be holding just ONE Sunday service on New Year's Day. Come and celebrate with us - and stay to help clean up those mince pies afterwards! There will be kids programs for all ages but no youth groups running.

Normal service times of 9.30am & 11.30am resume on Sunday 8th January 2017, with full kids & youth programs.

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A Family Christmas Unplugged
Dec
25
10:30am10:30am

A Family Christmas Unplugged

Join us for a very special family service in the atrium on Christmas morning!

There'll be acapella carols and a short nativity story packed into a 45 minute service. Kids will have the opportunity to show off their Christmas toys - so bring your favourite to show everyone! 

N.B. We won't be serving refreshments at this service so you'll still have space for your Christmas dinner.

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Carols & Candlelight
Dec
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Carols & Candlelight

Join us for our hugely popular Carols & Candlelight gatherings this Christmas Eve! Our Carols & Candlelight is a stirring acoustic event happening in the Pumphouse (new café in the atrium) and lasts for about 45 minutes. Sing along to well known carols and hear Christmas readings by children. 

A free evening serving free warm fruit punch & mince pies. No need to book, just turn up on the night. People tell us this is a great way they start their Christmas - so please do invite your family & friends - even your neighbours. 

Choose from either the 5pm or 7pm gathering. 

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V-Social Christmas Open Mic
Dec
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

V-Social Christmas Open Mic

A week before Christmas and all is still...ish.

Before it gets crazy and everyone starts travelling for Christmas, join us in the new cafe area for an evening of live music, mince pies and mulled wine.

Wish each other a merry Christmas, give out last minute Christmas cards and have a wonderful evening with old friends and new. All welcome.

The evening is completely FREE - but help us cater by signing up.

If you'd like to play then let Amy know at amy.belfield@hotmail.co.uk or on 07508 204 720.

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