March at Vineyard
Welcome to a new month, as we look back over the last month our hearts are grateful for all that Jesus has been up to. It seems that God is beginning to ‘warm' this region up, it’s a little like He is turning on the gas for the first time, re-sparking us, or just turning things up a notch. During the 40 days of prayer, we saw some good stuff happen, but we also acknowledge that we are in a fight, in a battle. Even though the 40 days of prayer has finished we sense that God is calling us afresh to be a people of prayer. As we read through the book of Acts, prayer is a constant theme, it’s a constant reliance upon God for the big stuff and the daily mundane. So we would encourage you to gather at our 3 weekly prayer gatherings. Wednesday morning from 7:30am till 9am, Sunday morning from 9:45am-10:15am and we are going to continue the powerhour on Sunday evenings from 7:45pm - 8:45pm. Of course we also encourage people to rebel in regards to prayer, start getting together with one another to pray, early mornings or late into the evening, a cheeky coffee and pray or a silent text prayer. So as we continue to press into all that our Heavenly Father has for us, may our expectations be raised.
Andy & Rho Fearon
power hour of prayer continues!
Power Hour - Every Sunday except the 2nd week of the month
Our Power Hour of Prayer from 7.45pm tie 8.45pm in the Mixing Room, come for coffee at 7:30pm
We are excited about Powerhour continuing. We always want to keep things fresh so we will continue to gather and reassess at Easter. Come join us in hearing His heart for our Vineyard community, the communities we are apart of and beyond!
Movie night is here again!! This month we will be watching Moana and Tuesdays with Morrie!
Bring along friends & neighbours for a fun evening!
Ricky and Zowie Linton
51 Nelson Street, Denton Holme, Carlisle, CA2 5NE
Graeme and Katherine Wilson, Steve and Shelley Proudfoot
9 Thornton Road, Stanwix, Carlisle CA3 9HZ
A massive thanks to all who came along to the "Connect to the Heart" event in February. Hopefully it helped in relation to understanding Clans more and how it's always been part of our DNA and vision here at Carlisle Vineyard to be a church of small groups and not just a church with small groups. For those of you who missed it, we will have a booklet available from this Sunday morning at our Gathering and you can also chat to Ricky, Miriam or Andy to find out more. This first part of the Clan's journey will begin with Open House Clans from next week (beginning 4th March) until Easter, where you don't have to settle from the start into one Clan but can try different ones each week until you find one that hopefully you can find one where you feel "at home" and can begin to journey together with longer term from after Easter. We understand this is early days in restarting all things small group wise, and are already looking at identifying and training more Clan Leaders. For now, the Clan leaders and their days/times are as follows:
Alison Wright, Helen Winter, Lucy Belton, Chloe Wallace
Vineyard Hub, Lorne Street, Denton Holme, Carlisle
Jos and Abi Askew (term-time only, limited space available)
Woodlands, Colt Close, Ivegill, Cumbria, CA4 0NB
The mighty Phil & Laura Askew help us to bless our city once a month (the second Saturday of the month from 10am-1pm) through a project called Recreate.
This is a fantastic way to join in with community as we help those in our city combat loneliness and despair by helping to make their house a home!
The month of March we are working towards assisting an amazing lady in the city. Due to the nature of their changing circumstances sometimes advance planning is not possible. Whatever happens if your up for joining the revolution of love meet us at the Hub for 10am 9th March.
Please contact Phil and Laura for more details!
Celebrating the Women of the Borders: International women’s day circle
We are hosting another International Womens Day Circle this year on Friday 8th March. Would love to see all your lovely ladies there!
If you would like to help to set up, make and bring food (soups and bread, cakes and traybakes) serve drinks and help clear, wash up etc. Then afterwards to help return the room as we found it. Depending on numbers we may be in the Mixing room or Upstairs. We are also hosting Period Poverty North Cumbria who will be happy to receive donated items on the night.
Thanks so much. Soni (07961025550) firstname.lastname@example.org
Term time only 7:30-9 at Steve and Tabs house.
Contact Tab for more info
Save the Date - ESOM Team
We are blessed to have a team visiting from the Encounter School of Mission (ESOM) that Causeway Coast Vineyard run with us again for a weekend in March (22nd - 24th March). This group just have hearts that want to serve our community well and we are currently working with them to figure out what activities they will be involved in - but we'd love to encourage you to Save the Date for Saturday 23rd March. The team will be hopefully going into the city centre to "Bless the City"in a variety of ways, both in the morning and the afternoon and as we journey as a church family into what being "Family on Mission" looks like, it would be great if you could consider to head out with them in whichever session suits you best. We will have more details closer to the weekend around exact times.
Choir is on Mondays from 7.30pm in the Mixing Room and you are so welcome as well as your friends, colleagues and neighbours!
Come gather and have fun as we sing some Gospel classics and hits!
The choir’s next debut will be on Good Friday at 6pm!
Thrive Thursdays, pop along for some great banter!
3rd March 10.30 am at the Hub
8th March International Women’s day 7pm at the Hub
9th March Recreate 10-1pm at the Hub
10th March 10.30 am at the Hub
17th March 10.30 am at the Hub
22nd March Movie Night : 5pm Moana,
7:30 Tuesdays with Morrie
24th March 10.30am at the Hub
19th April Carlisle Sings gospel choir Good Friday concert
31st March Scattered feast.
GIVING TOWARDS THE LIFE OF CARLISLE VINEYARD CHURCH…
We truly believe that the Father calls each of us to live lives of generosity. We are blessed to be a blessing. We are inviting you to contribute towards the story at Carlisle Vineyard. We are a charity which is entirely supported by generous and sacrificial giving. If Carlisle Vineyard is home (i.e. you come regularly to our activities) - we encourage you to tithe towards the costs of the life of our community but also as we seek to be a blessing to our city! If you’re interested in what that word ‘tithe’ means and is - check out the recent talk below.
If you’d like to hear our take on what giving looks like at Carlisle Vineyard - listen in to a recent talk by click to the left.
To set up your direct debit for regular giving, click the link to the right. If you are a UK Tax Payer, we can claim back 25% extra on top of your regular giving through the Gift Aid scheme.
The Encouragement Shed Van is available for those aged 25 and over to book to bless your neighbours and the city. If you would like to enquire about booking the van, please complete the form below...
LORNE STREET SITE BOOKINGS
It's great that we're increasingly using the site and now with a variety of organisations. Because of this, in the coming weeks door codes will be changed and only given to those ministry leaders who will open and close the building. If you'd like to enquire about booking a space on site, you can do that via the form below!