Each Sunday at 9:45am we open what we call third space. We have spaces for living, and spaces for living, but spaces for community are becoming increasingly rare. From 9:45am-10:10am we put coffee on and make our foyer and sanctuary a place to meet new people and catch up with old friends.
Our Worship service begins at 10:15am
At the Vineyard, we deeply value being together. Our Sunday celebration is an essential part of our life as a worshiping family. It’s not the worship bands or our speakers that make out time together so special. It’s the very real presence of Jesus among us.
Our great desire is that everyone would experience, unhindered, the powerful presence of God.
It happens because every week, people with a desire to serve bring their gifts and skill-sets – be it hospitality, media tech, musicianship, or the desire to pray for others. Most areas of serving with us require no experience to get involved, just a willing heart and a desire to learn.
To get more involved, please speak to Scott Roe, Kris MacQueen, or Tabitha Fellman, our core Pastoral Team.
Here’s what you can expect on a Sunday…
A Time of Worship and Singing
Our service starts with about 30 minutes of lively worship music, led by one of several in-house worship bands. Vineyard Music is made up of today’s sounds but anchored in the rich history of Christ’s church. Much more than a time of simply singing together, we understand this expression of worship to be a time of encounter with the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we linger instrumentally in moments of deep encounter with God. Sometimes we’re shouting about God’s goodness from the rooftops.
We also place great importance on the Communion Table, which we typically celebrate on the first Sunday of every month.
We believe that our kids have the same sized God as the grown ups do. They prove it to us all the time. At the Vineyard, kids play a huge part of who we are and how we worship. We teach them, yes. But they teach us adults a whole lot too. Somehow, we think that’s what Jesus had in mind when He told us all to be like little children.
We are all about partnering with parents to lay a spiritual foundation that leads our kids into a life-long relationship with Jesus. We have something for ages from 9 months to Grade 12.
A Practical and engaging time of Teaching
After releasing our children to their programs, we have a few minutes to connect with the people around us, and hopefully meet someone new. Each Sunday, we have engaging speakers who address how life as we know it is being transformed by the teachings of the Bible and the life of Jesus. We are always challenging ourselves to encounter God and live out HIS Story in real world ways. If you like, check out one of teachers in action. Just go to the “TALKS” link under the RESOURCES navigation bar.
Prayer for you and your family
Our gatherings close with an opportunity to get prayed for. We believe that God comes in power when we ask sometimes bringing physical healing, inner assurance and peace, or a felt sense of His presence. Inviting someone to pray personally for you is a powerful way of experiencing God at work in your life.