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.
We welcome you to join us as we worship God every Sunday, 10 am at 1129 Industrial Ave, in our “Upper Room,” Suite 208.
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
Our Message series is “All You Need is…” It’s based on the five love languages from the book by Gary Chapman. Too often, we express love in ways that make sense to us, but we don’t connect with the person we’re trying to love. Chapman suggests that we’re not speaking the same love language. Our guest speaker is the author and pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, John Ortberg. No, he’s not abandoning his church in the South Bay to be with us in the North Bay. He’ll be with us by way of video.
See also: The Vine Calendar
Vine Branches: Small Groups Are Meeting
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, studying the Old Testament book of Proverbs, (starting April 2015).
Tuesday Morning Bible Study Group – studying Hebrews, led by Rudy Rentzel at the Vine Church office, Tuesday mornings, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.
Wednesday Morning Prayer – led by Pastor Dave at The Vine Office. Tues., 7 am.
Petaluma River Clean-up May 2
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. Each spring Friends, with the support of the Sonoma County Water Agency, local businesses and community members, take to the creeks and the main channel of our Watershed to remove garbage, recyclable materials and debris threatening the sensitive habitat of our River. After a morning of cleaning we wrap up with a BBQ and raffle for volunteers. This year’s Spring Cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 2nd and will take place at the Petaluma Marina by the Sheraton Hotel on Baywood Drive. Stay tuned for more information and registration links.
Prayer Service – National Day of Prayer May 7
City Ministries will host a National Day of Prayer time at Hillside Church Petaluma, May 7, 7:00 PM. Join with Christians throughout our city to pray for our city, nation and world.
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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. Join us May 2, 2015.
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.
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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.
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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
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