Vine Church Picnic

Our Summer Picnic

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Our summer picnic is Sat., July 11 at Noon, McNear Park, Petaluma. Please email or text Sue Hopkins at 707-241-6868 and let her know what picnic items you are planning on bringing. Sue will supply hot dogs & buns along with condiments. Invite a friend or two, the more the merrier.

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Frontier Church

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In 2002, PBS developed a series called “Frontier House.” The shows followed three families who moved to Montana to live as homesteaders did in the 1890’s. No internet, no computers or PDAs or cell phones. No phones. No cable, no TV. No VCRs, no video games. No microwave ovens, no gas lines, no electricity. No […]


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Today (January 6th), the Church celebrates Epiphany, a Greek word which basically means manifestation or appearance.  On Epiphany (sometimes called Theophany – Vision of God) the Church celebrates the revelation of God the Son in Jesus Christ.  Western Christianity focuses this celebration on the visit of the Magi – as described in Matthew 2:1-12, viewed […]

12 Days of Christmas

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Though we celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th (as I wrote in a previous post), the Church, by tradition, celebrates Christmas for 12 days, as reflected in the well-known Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas. The 12 days occur between Christmas and Epiphany (January 6th), which celebrates the visit of the Magi upon […]