December at Vineyard

Hello team Vineyard!  You can check back in at this link if you forget any information as the month goes on!  Look forward to seeing you soon!


this month...


It's Christmas time!  We're excited to gather for the last time at Botcherby Community Centre on Sunday 10th December from 10.30am when two special folks from our community will share their stories of how the Father has changed things for them in 2017 and we reflect back over this year!  

Then on Sunday 17th December there will be no morning gathering, but instead we'll be at the new venue in the afternoon and evening, using the downstairs area!  All the detailed information is below including how to pick which gathering to come to!

We won't gather on 24th & 31st December - more detail below.



Youth party on sunday 10th

The youth have a Christmas party on Sunday 10th up at Harker Grange which the youth team have been busy preparing.  Tab & Steve have been in contact with each of our youth and have final numbers for this - but give Tab a shout (07878315439) if you have any questions about this.

We are so delighted for this event to end the year which will just be brilliant!

Youth will restart in the New Year with their weekly gatherings at Steve & Tab's home on Bowman Street - they'll be in touch to let folks know specifics on this.




We'll have postcard invites available on Sunday 10th December for you to give to friends, neighbours and colleagues.  We're really looking forward to celebrating the festive season together!!  Why not come join the team for the ultimate banter by seeing how you can help by clicking below?

The first gathering will have a focus for children to enjoy great fun and banter while the second gathering will be at a slower pace.  Whether you choose to come to the first or the second gathering you can be sure of festive cheer!

** PLEASE NOTE ON THE TRANSPORT FRONT:  There are a limited number of parking places in the car park to the side of our building on Lorne Street - however, priority is given for those with limited mobility or those with young babies.  There is on street parking in the streets surrounding the new venue, especially highlighting Lorne Crescent where there are less homes.  We have a bus stop right round the corner from our front door entrance on Lorne Street.  Also, we are perfectly positioned for a good few of us folks to have a good old healthy walk to Lorne Street!

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SUnday's 24th & 31st December



We won't gather on either Sunday's 24th or 31st December - check out the invite from Graeme & Katherine Wilson (and email if you plan on popping by) for their Christmas Eve drop in!  We hope you all enjoy some amazing time with your families and friends over the festive season!


We'll look forward to gathering at the new venue on Lorne Street from Sunday 7th January - check back here next week for more details on this.

THE NEW SITE:  building update

Downstairs is nearly complete!  We're just waiting for the flooring to go down and last touches on the painting.  Amazing effort by a good few volunteers over the past few weeks which is just incredible.  So so thankful!

Upstairs is coming together and looking great.  We have now applied through the Cumbrian Foundation for grant funding and await their decision at the end of January - we're hopeful of a positive response although it really is a wait and see on that front!  So, your prayers are appreciated regarding this! 

We're so thankful for your financial generosity so far towards this project - as we create a space of grace in our city.  If you'd like to contribute towards this project - the best way to do so is online.  Check out our giving web page for more details or have a chat with Abi Askew.  Don't forget that if you're a tax payer we can add 25% on top of your donation through Gift Aid.