If a friend asked you how they can be right with God and assured of heaven, would you know what to say? Recently, we talked about these verses, which serve as an outline to the book of Romans and also a logical progression of how we can place our faith in Christ. I encourage you […]
We’re all about enjoying and caring for the Creation at the Vine. We’ll join Friends or the River for a day of cleaning on the Petaluma River as we work to remove over a ton of trash and debris from our waterways. FALL PETALUMA RIVER CLEANUP Saturday, September 19, 2015 8 am – 1 pm […]
Coming in September, we’ll begin a new message series, “Simple.” Living Simply, we can stop doing what doesn’t matter and start doing what does. We’ll be focusing on the same theme in Sunday worship, small groups and in our reading, using the book by Bill Hybels, Simplify: Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul. Here’s a description […]
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.
Most think of Lent as time to give up something. Chocolate. Coffee. Twitter. Swearing. We don’t give up things easily. Most losses in life are losses we didn’t volunteer for. The loss of health. The loss of a job. A home. Our youthful good looks and energy. Faced with the threat of loss, we dig […]
Actually, 46 days counting Sundays, Lent is a period of drawing closer to God. We strongly encourage you to join with us in several activities designed to open ourselves up to the presence and work of God as we walk with Jesus Christ on this spiritual journey. Ash Wednesday This day marks the beginning of […]
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 […]
Hilarious video on preparing for worship… Church Appropriate Dance Moves Countdown from Church Fuel on Vimeo.
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 […]
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 […]