We welcome you to join us as we worship God every Sunday, 10 am at 1129 Industrial Ave, in our “Upper Room,” Suite 208.
Our services consist of music, prayer, Bible reading and a message on spiritual living from a biblical perspective, usually by Pastor Dave Weidlich. Each service is about 70 minutes. Jump in with both feet or sit back and watch for a while. We’re informal and casual. Come as you are.
Children are with us during most of the worship service, but they have the option of leaving for Children’s Church during the message.
Our room is easily accessible by stairs or by an elevator when you use the front door. CLICK here for a map
See also: The Vine Calendar
Vine Branches: Small Groups Are Forming
We’re branching out again this fall and we’d love to have every Viner in one of our small groups. Vine Branches or Small Groups meet weekly in a home or at the Vine office. We study the Bible or a related book and support each other with prayer.
Women’s Group – led by Joanne Richards, Thursday evenings
Discipleship Group – led by John Richards at The Lighthouse, Monday evenings.
Tuesday Morning Prayer – led by Pastor Dave at The Vine Office. Tues., 7 am.
Another? We’d like to start one more. Talk to Pastor Dave or an Elder if you’re interested.
Call 707-256-8463 (256-VINE)
Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Meeting Mondays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Led by Pastor Dave Weidlich.
Call 707-256-8463 (256-VINE)
Ora Labora Prayer/Work Day, Feb. 15, 10 am – 12 noon
at Kenilworth Junior High School. Join us for two hours of beautifying the area around the school and praying for students, teachers and staff.
We want to hear from you – Potluck and Congregational Meeting, March 2
…after the worship service. Share what this church means to you. We’ll talk about what we can do to grow to the next level. If God is for us, who can be against us? (the Bible)
Children’s Ministry to begin March 9.
Volunteers, planning and training meeting.
Ash Wednesday Service, March 5, 2014, 7:00 PM
An invitation to observe Lent. Ash Wednesday is the first day. We’ll be using the devotional guide, Seek God for the City, between now and Palm Sunday.
Maundy Thursday Service, April 17, 7:00 PM
Observe Holy Week with this Maundy Thursday Communion Service
Easter Brunch, April 20, 9:30 am, followed by our Easter Worship Service at 10 am.
More on Upcoming Events on our Facebook Page:
Windsor Care Center Worship – Every second Sunday, 2:00 PM. We sing with the residents, share Scripture and testimonies and pray for each other. Please join us.
Redwood Gospel Mission – every fourth Monday. Our church hosts the chapel service at the Redwood Gospel Mission. The Mission serves dinner to the homeless and the poor. Before dinner, they must attend a chapel service of music and a gospel message. Rudy leads the chapel service which begins at 6 p.m. and lasts an hour. You may attend to support this outreach and to show love to those who come. You can also eat dinner and talk with them afterwards. Or you can pray for this ministry. (We usually arrive around 5 to set up and play music for those who arrive early.) It’s at 101 6th Street in Santa Rosa.
River Clean-up. We’re taking responsibility for keeping our part of the Petaluma River cleaned up.
Prayerwalking. You can pray. You can walk. Let’s do both together. We’ll do it again – stay tuned.
This business of starting a new church that makes a positive impact on our city is spiritual work. We cannot do it with our energy and resources alone. It takes more. We want God’s Spirit to move through us. That means prayer.
There are many ways to pray. We’re inviting you to join us in prayerwalking for one hour, Saturday, 10:00 am. We’ll start at the Vine Church office. What is prayerwalking?
Prayerwalking may look no different than walking together. Instead of just talking to one another, we include God in the conversation. We observe the houses, businesses, cars and people around us and we lift them up to God in prayer. Of course, we keep our heads up and eyes open.
Here’s a brief guide:
Getting up close to the community focuses our prayer. We sharpen our prayers by concentrating on specific homes and families. But we enlarge our praying as well, crying out for entire communities to know God’s healing presence.
Read A Short Course in Prayerwalking, by Steve Hawthorne and Graham Kendrick
Serve Petaluma- Sept. 21
It was a great day, Sept. 21, when City Ministries brought Petaluma churches together to serve our community. We met for breakfast at Adobe Christian Center, then found our work groups and projects at various Petaluma schools.
THANK YOU to all who came out and worked with us.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Staff Was Here
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship staff, Jenny Klouse and Sarah Musemeci, are joining us in our worship service this Sunday, August 11, 10:00 am. (Address & Directions)
They will talk about how college students can not only survive spiritually, but grow stronger in faith. They will also update us on the obstacles they’re facing with ministry on Cal State University campuses. All Inter-Varsity chapters were recently “de-recognized,” which means they cannot use the campus for meetings or promoting the ministry. We will take a special offering for their ministry.
Read more and see pictures…
Special Musical Guests August 18 – Old Redwood Highway
The bluegrass band, Old Redwood Highway, was with us for worship at the Vine Church of Petaluma, August 11
Our friend, Loraine Nichols, and her band will perform old bluegrass standards and lead us in singing a few, like “I’ll Fly Away” and “I Saw the Light.” We’ll have a great foot-stomping time, so don’t miss it. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a BBQ lunch outside on the patio.
Read more and see pictures…
Past Event: Summer Picnic
Saturday, July 6 at Noon, Leghorns Park
The Picnic is over but you can
See Picnic Pictures HERE
River Cleanup – May 4, 2012 8:30 am. We’ll meet with dozens of other volunteers at the Marina. I think we’re done around one. We’ll probably be assigned to a part of the river near the Vine Church office. https://sites.google.com/site/petrivercleanup/home
Small Groups and Worship: The Good and Beautiful God
Following Easter, we will have new small groups, using the book, The Good and Beautiful God, by James Bryan Smith. The book looks at the true character of God and helps us cultivate the spiritual disciplines. You’ll be surprised with the first “discipline.” We’ll also talk about this in our Sunday worship services.
Here is a summary of the book we’ll use in small groups and worship: HERE