Newcomer Pub Lunch
May
27
1:00 PM13:00

Newcomer Pub Lunch

New Here? Then join us our Newcomer Pub Lunch! These happen at a local family-friendly pub, and are a great way to meet others and connect with us.

Pay for your own drink and bring a fiver towards the cost of your food (or pay it up front when you book), and we'll pay the rest.

Sign up here if you're thinking about coming along - as there's usually a good number of us so we need to book ahead.

Or book by texting RAJHH Pub-Lunch with your NAME to 60777.

Once you've signed up, just meet our friendly hosts at the church's welcome desk straight after the 11.30am service. They'll be able to direct you to the pub, or offer you a lift if you need one.

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Make Lunch
May
30
12:00 PM12:00

Make Lunch

Vineyard partners with the UK charity Make Lunch to provide FREE fresh and healthy lunches for children during the holidays. Make Lunch is for children who usually receive free school meals or families on a tight budget who would benefit from a hot meal.

Add in some games, crafts and activities and you've got a fun lunchtime for the whole family! If you or a family you know would like to join us then just sign up here, or drop us an email with any special dietary needs.

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Acoustic Café
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Acoustic Café

The Blend Bar is opening its doors to a Friday night acoustic café!

Hard week at work? Then make your way to this free evening to relax and have some fun! Enjoy a specially crafted hot drink or a slice of cake with friends, or meet new people - whilst enjoying great live music.

Please note there is no childcare at this event, so we’d only recommend you bring nursing babies.

No need to sign up - come and go as you please and make the night your own!

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Men's Breakfast
Jun
9
8:45 AM08:45

Men's Breakfast

Connect with other guys whilst addressing day-to-day challenges in a low pressure environment.

Join us at 8.45 am for a cooked breakfast served at 9am.

We'll then have 15 minutes of worship before we delve into a short talk, usually addressing issues which affect every man but rarely get aired.

Prayer is always on offer so make sure you take advantage.

If you can sign up then this will help us cater. See you there!

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Classic Car Show
Jun
17
9:00 AM09:00

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 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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Women's Meet-up
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Meet-up

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 face a common cultural issue each month.

These mornings host frank, honest discussions so to help ladies feel free to disclose, we won't be admitting children (except babies in arms).

You don't have to book to come along - but it does help us cater if you let us know you're planning to.

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Newcomer Pub Lunch
Jun
24
1:00 PM13:00

Newcomer Pub Lunch

New Here? Then join us our Newcomer Pub Lunch! These happen at a local family-friendly pub, and are a great way to meet others and connect with us.

Pay for your own drink and bring a fiver towards the cost of your food (or pay it up front when you book), and we'll pay the rest.

Sign up here if you're thinking about coming along - as there's usually a good number of us so we need to book ahead.

Or book by texting RAJHH Pub-Lunch with your NAME to 60777.

Once you've signed up, just meet our friendly hosts at the church's welcome desk straight after the 11.30am service. They'll be able to direct you to the pub, or offer you a lift if you need one.

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Breakthrough
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Breakthrough

Short and uplifting evenings that get straight to the point - we need God! Where we lack the ability, strength or influence, we’ll be asking God to make miraculous intervention.

Everyone is welcome - wherever you are in your faith journey.

If you have a particular gift for intercession or in the prophetic - make a point of joining us and use your gifting for its intended purpose!

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FLICKS
Jul
7
12:30 PM12:30

FLICKS

If you're retired and are in those fabulous golden years, this is for you. Come enjoy a delicious hot lunch and then watch a musical from the golden age of cinema. In July, we will be showing Summer Holiday,  so pop the date in your diary and RSVP below.

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Women's Meet-up
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Meet-up

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 face a common cultural issue each month.

These mornings host frank, honest discussions so to help ladies feel free to disclose, we won't be admitting children (except babies in arms).

You don't have to book to come along - but it does help us cater if you let us know you're planning to.

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Breakthrough
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Breakthrough

Short and uplifting evenings that get straight to the point - we need God! Where we lack the ability, strength or influence, we’ll be asking God to make miraculous intervention.

Everyone is welcome - wherever you are in your faith journey.

If you have a particular gift for intercession or in the prophetic - make a point of joining us and use your gifting for its intended purpose!

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Women's Meetup
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

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 face a common cultural issue each month.

These mornings host frank, honest discussions so to help ladies feel free to disclose, we won't be admitting children (except babies in arms).

You don't have to book to come along - but it does help us cater if you let us know you're planning to.

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Men's Breakfast
May
12
8:45 AM08:45

Men's Breakfast

Connect with other guys whilst addressing day-to-day challenges in a low pressure environment.

Join us at 8.45 am for a cooked breakfast served at 9am.

We'll then have 15 minutes of worship before we delve into a short talk, usually addressing issues which affect every man but rarely get aired.

Prayer is always on offer so make sure you take advantage.

If you can sign up then this will help us cater. See you there!

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The Conversation
May
11
7:45 PM19:45

The Conversation

This chic evening café is specifically designed for you to bring your friends to hear interviews with everyday women about their experience of knowing Jesus. No preaching, no bible bashing, no altar calls - just women’s personal stories.

It's a hugely popular event (with over 100 women usually making their way here), so makes for a great social evening - offering live music, delicious wine, luxury desserts, and time to have your own conversations.

Tickets £4 online or £5 on the door.

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Breakthrough: Prayer & Worship Hour
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Breakthrough: Prayer & Worship Hour

Short and uplifting evenings that get straight to the point - we need God! 

Where we lack the ability, strength or influence, we’ll be asking God to make miraculous intervention.

Everyone is welcome - wherever you are in your faith journey.

If you have a particular gift for intercession or in the prophetic - make a point of joining us and use your gifting for its intended purpose!

 

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Restore Course
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Restore Course

This 10 week course provides the opportunity for you to address personal issues in a safe and confidential environment, uncovering habitual deceptions you’ve believed about yourself, other people and God’s character. 

Essentially, Restore is a prayer-centred course that aims to teach you how to use the tools you need to actively rely on Jesus and how to access healing from wounds and disappointments you may have experienced. 

Many people who’ve completed the course have fed back they’ve experienced a level of transformation, enabling them to move into deeper, healthier relationships with God, themselves and others. Hear Al talk about his experience.

How to Apply

You'll need to complete an application form before 23rd March 2018. We charge a £60 course fee which helps us to cover your Restore course materials & our running costs. 

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Women's Meetup
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Meetup

** NEW TIME 10AM-12.30PM **

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 mornings 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). 

You don't have to book to come along - but it does help us cater if you let us know you're planning to.

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Newcomer Pub Lunch
Apr
18
1:00 PM13:00

Newcomer Pub Lunch

New Here? Then join us our Newcomer Pub Lunch! These happen at a local family-friendly pub, and are a great way to meet others and connect with us.

Pay for your own drink and bring a fiver towards the cost of your food (or pay it up front when you book), and we'll pay the rest.

Sign up here if you're thinking about coming along - as there's usually a good number of us so we need to book ahead.

Or book by texting RAJHH Pub-Lunch with your NAME to 60777.

Once you've signed up, just meet our friendly hosts at the church's welcome desk straight after the 11.30am service. They'll be able to direct you to the pub, or offer you a lift if you need one.

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Acoustic Café
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Acoustic Café

The Blend Bar is opening its doors to a Friday night acoustic café!

Hard week at work? Then make your way to this free evening to relax and have some fun! Enjoy a specially crafted hot drink or a slice of cake with friends, or meet new people - whilst enjoying great live music. 

Please note there is no childcare at this event, so we’d only recommend you bring nursing babies.

No need to sign up - come and go as you please and make the night your own!

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Make Lunch
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Make Lunch

Vineyard partners with the UK charity MAKE LUNCH to provide FREE fresh & healthy lunches for children during the school holidays along with a lite bite to eat for parents. Make Lunch is for children who usually receive free school meals or families on a tight budget who would benefit from a hot meal.

Add in some games, crafts and activities and you've got a fun lunchtime for the whole family! If you or a family you know would like to join us then just sign up, or drop Yvonne an email with any special dietary needs.

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Easter Sunday Baptisms
Apr
1
10:45 AM10:45

Easter Sunday Baptisms

Join us this Easter Sunday for what promises to be a very special occasion!

Join us to celebrate those who make a public declaration to leave the patterns of their old lives behind and follow Jesus into a new exciting adventure filled with his love and affirmation! Just as Jesus rose from the dead, we symbolically rise with him into a new life.

// For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.// Romans 6.4

We're baptising those people who wants to follow Jesus and call Vineyard their church.

Perhaps you've made that decision to follow Jesus but haven't been baptised as an adult? (Child baptism/Christening is different as this is your personal decision.)

Whether you know you want to be baptised, or just interested in finding out more, choose and join us at a Baptism Preparation Class:

  • Thursday 22nd March 7.30pm-8.15pm
  • Sunday 25th March 11am-11.45am
  • Monday 26th March 7.30pm-8.15pm

If you can't make any of the above dates, we will find a suitable alternative.

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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The Passion of the Christ Screening
Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

The Passion of the Christ Screening

Join us to watch Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. The two hour film depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

Please note this film is an 18 certificate so children will not be admitted. The screening is completely free.

No need to book - just come along.

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Coffee Tasting Café
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Coffee Tasting Café

Calling all Coffee Enthusiasts!

Do you know your French press from your Aeropress? Or your Chemex from your Vac Pot?

Whether you'd like to expand your brewing knowledge or just want to sample quality coffee, join us for this afternoon cafe with live music and good company. Brought to you by the Blend Coffee Bar, who supports Bethesda Missions.

Entry is £5 which provides you with unlimited coffee! Please sign up early to help us cater.

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Restore Course Application Deadline
Mar
23
1:00 AM01:00

Restore Course Application Deadline

Restore Course Applications - Last Day!

This 10 week course provides the opportunity for you to address personal issues in a safe and confidential environment, uncovering habitual deceptions you’ve believed about yourself, other people and God’s character. 

Essentially, Restore is a prayer-centred course that aims to teach you how to use the tools you need to actively rely on Jesus and how to access healing from wounds and disappointments you may have experienced. 

Many people who’ve completed the course have fed back they’ve experienced a level of transformation, enabling them to move into deeper, healthier relationships with God, themselves and others. Hear Al talk about his experience.

How to Apply

You'll need to complete an application form before 23rd March 2018. We charge a £60 course fee which helps us to cover your Restore course materials & our running costs. 

Pay
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Breakthrough: Prayer & Worship Hour
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Breakthrough: Prayer & Worship Hour

Short and uplifting evenings that get straight to the point - we need God! 

Where we lack the ability, strength or influence, we’ll be asking God to make miraculous intervention.

Everyone is welcome - wherever you are in your faith journey.

If you have a particular gift for intercession or in the prophetic - make a point of joining us and use your gifting for its intended purpose!

 

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Women's Meetup
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Meetup

** NEW TIME 10AM-12.30PM **

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. A place for frank and honest discussions.

To help ladies feel free to disclose, we won't be admitting children at these gatherings (except babies in arms). 

You don't have to book to come along - but it does help us cater if you let us know you're planning to. 

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Family Connect Group Taster Morning
Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Family Connect Group Taster Morning

Do you have young children? 
Find it impossible to make an evening gathering whilst raising a family? 
Is it 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!

One of our Family Connect Groups is running a ‘taster’ morning with Jon & Emma. So take a couple of hours out and come along to experience what one of these group is like. Perhaps you’ll meet other families you’d like to form a regular group with; Jon & Emma will be able to guide you through the possibilities and answer any questions you may have.

Thinking of coming along? Sign up and we'll get in touch with the venue and more details.

Can't make this date but would like to try one of these Family Connect Groups? Then drop Richard an email.

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Worship Night
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Worship Night

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

This worship night will be introducing songs from The Difference, Samuel Lane’s new album. 

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

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Rising to the Call
Feb
20
7:45 PM19:45

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 follows on from Vineyard Introductions, continuing the Equip journey giving you further tools and the 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

This FREE course runs over 6 Tuesday evenings 7.45pm-9.45pm
20, 27 Feb & 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 2018

Rising to the Call is an Equip Course. You need to have completed Vineyard Introductions to join this course.

 

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Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
Feb
20
7:45 PM19:45

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

You can’t be spiritually mature whilst remaining emotionally immature. Many of us are sincere followers of Christ, people who are really passionate for God and play a part in church life - such as joining a Connect Group and serving on a Sunday. Even though we may be considered mature in our faith, we can still find ourselves ‘stuck’ - especially when faced with interpersonal conflicts and crises. 

The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality course offers a strategy to address these situations, offering pathways to transformation that will help us mature in our faith with authenticity and establish peace and confidence in God.

This free six-session Bible study awakens us to a biblical integration of emotional health with the classical practices of contemplative spirituality - leading us to a relational revolution with Jesus. We’ll be using DVD material from author and pastor Pete Scazzero, as well as small group study and reflection.

The course will include topics like:

• The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality
• Know Yourself that You May Know God
• Going Back in Order to Go Forward
• Enlarging Your Soul through Grief and Loss
• Discovering the Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath
• Growing into an Emotionally Healthy Adults

This FREE course runs over 6 Tuesday evenings 7.45pm-9.45pm
20, 27 Feb & 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 2018

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is an Equip Course. You need to have completed Vineyard Introductions and Rising to the Call to join this course.

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Vineyard Introductions
Feb
20
7:45 PM19:45

Vineyard Introductions

New-ish here? Then join us for an essential introduction to the Vineyard Church! Hear where we’ve come from, 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, the way we pray for healing, the way we choose to live and the way we care and serve the community. 

These Tuesday evenings will 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. 

This FREE course runs over 6 Tuesday evenings 7.45pm-9.45pm
20, 27 Feb & 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 2018

Vineyard Introductions is an Equip Course.

 

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Women's Meetup
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Meetup

** NEW TIME 10AM-12.30PM **

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 mornings 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). 

You don't have to book to come along - but it does help us cater if you let us know you're planning to. 

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Acoustic Café
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Acoustic Café

The Blend Bar is opening its doors to a Friday night acoustic café!

Hard week at work? Then make your way to this free evening to relax and have some fun! Enjoy a specially crafted hot drink or a slice of cake with friends, or meet new people - whilst enjoying great live music. 

Please note there is no childcare at this event, so we’d only recommend you bring nursing babies.

No need to sign up - come and go as you please and make the night your own!

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Make Lunch
Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

Make Lunch

Vineyard partners with the UK charity MAKE LUNCH to provide FREE fresh & healthy lunches for children during the school holidays along with a lite bite to eat for parents. Make Lunch is for children who usually receive free school meals or families on a tight budget who would benefit from a hot meal.

Add in some games, crafts and activities and you've got a fun lunchtime for the whole family! If you or a family you know would like to join us then just sign up, or drop Yvonne an email with any special dietary needs.

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Valentine's Meal for Married Couples
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Valentine's Meal for Married Couples

Boosters to Love in Marriage

Married couples are invited to join us for a special two-course Valentine's meal this February! 

As part of a relaxed, fun evening together we will be looking at practical ways to boost love, friendship, intimacy and sex in our marriages.

We’ll hear from couples about their experiences, and give you the opportunity to ask anonymous questions.  

Supper is a snip at just £5 per person for a two-course meal. In order to for us to cater, you'll need to book your ticket before 12pm on Friday 9th February. If you're struggling financially to meet this cost but still want to come along then please don't let finances stop you - just contact Marna.

Coffee and tea will be free throughout the night, plus there'll be a cash bar. 

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Marriage Preparation Course
Feb
5
7:30 PM19:30

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 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February & 5th March.

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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Breakthrough: Prayer & Worship Hour
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Breakthrough: Prayer & Worship Hour

Short and uplifting evenings that get straight to the point - we need God! 

Where we lack the ability, strength or influence, we’ll be asking God to make miraculous intervention.

Everyone is welcome - wherever you are in your faith journey.

If you have a particular gift for intercession or in the prophetic - make a point of joining us and use your gifting for its intended purpose!

 

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