The Mission of The Vine Church of Petaluma is to:
Lead people to saving faith in Jesus Christ,
Gather people to experience a Spirit-transformed life,
and Involve people to serve the community
A New Church in Petaluma
The Vine is a new church in Petaluma, holding its first worship service Sunday, January 8, 2012. This new church offers a safe place to explore ultimate questions, connect with God, form new friendships, and experience spiritual healing. The Vine designed its services for all who seek God, but especially for those who are hurting and seek answers to life’s difficult questions – people facing trials, tension or transition.
Founding pastor, Dave Weidlich, provides the reason for starting a new church in Petaluma: “We are constantly pressed by bad news of unemployment, political conflict and threats of war. Many of us have been hit personally with financial setbacks, health crises and relational stress. These events awaken the need for spiritual connections with others. We need the assurance that there is a guiding force working for our good. We want to focus on connecting with God and lessen the distractions that often seep into churches such as denominational politics, maintaining buildings and programs, filling committee positions and raising funds. We want to bring people together who hunger for God – helping them find the love of God, and then to live in loving ways.”
Dave Weidlich is an eight-year resident of Petaluma and a Presbyterian pastor, having served churches in Sacramento, Portland and Petaluma. The Vine is not affiliated with a denomination, but is actively supportive of other houses of worship in Petaluma.
The Vine meets in an office building near Petaluma’s auto row – 1129 Industrial Avenue, Suite 208. Worship services feature music, Bible teaching applied to contemporary life and occasional meals.
More information on this new church in Petaluma, go to the Vine’s website: www.thevinepetaluma.org or call 707-256-8463.