The Vine Church of Petaluma
Jesus is the Vine – we are the branches
In John 15:5, Jesus said in a quite simple manner:
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
We are a church – an assembly of believers in Jesus, who seek to remain in Jesus – and to have Jesus remain in us, so we can bear much fruit in our lives. We want to keep in focus that Jesus is the vine, the source of our spiritual life, who provides the nourishment we need to remain spiritually alive by loving one another, including our neighbors. We try to remember that we are just the branches who need to remain connected to the Vine to bear fruit. We encourage others to connect to the Vine – Jesus Christ, and not to disconnect from Him. We emphasize relationship (love) over religion. We seek to proclaim good news to the poor, to mend the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for captives, to proclaim the Lord’s favor, to comfort those who mourn, to encourage joy, praise, and righteousness, and to love everyone.
The Vine Church
The Vine assemble at 10 am on Sunday mornings at 1129 Industrial Avenue, Suite 208, in Petaluma (location), to love one another, to worship, and to encourage one another. We meet at an office suite which we have converted for use as a church meeting place. It has a wonderful view of nearby pine trees and looks out towards magnificent Sonoma Mountain.
The Vine is an evangelical, non-denominational assembly of believers. Yet, we see ourselves as part of, and connect to, the one body of Christ throughout the world and across the ages.
We hold a contemporary worship service, though we try to incorporate the best we can find from the 2000 year traditions of the Church (including hymns, if you love those).
We encourage you to visit The Vine and give us a try. You are welcome, whatever you may believe or not believe, and regardless of whatever background you may have. Come and ask any questions you may have. (We are not afraid of good honest questions.) Let us show our love for you, which we hope reflects the love God has for all.
We also welcome you to visit the other pages on this website in order to find out more about us. (You can find links to the other pages up above – near the top.)
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