This weekend is Mother’s Day! To celebrate our mothers, we have a small token of our appreciation that we will give to each mom at church this weekend.
We will be continuing with part 7 of our message series Unshakable Faith. This week’s installment is taken from the first three chapters of 1 Samuel, where it talks about Hannah who was unable to conceive a child. She cried out to the Lord and conceived a son that she dedicated back to Him.
As part of our Mother’s Day celebration, we will be performing a Child Dedication at each service. Families attended an orientation on Wednesday in preparation for this meaningful event. This is always a very meaningful and touching ceremony.
LOVE DAYTON starts this Wednesday, May 11-14, 2016.
Randy Clark’s entire team is in full swing preparing Love Dayton next week and we’re excited to have them. There has been much prayer and preparation done city-wide to see the city of Dayton experience God’s great love.
It is too late to register as a full time volunteer but not too late to still participate. And due to the mass undertaking of an event this size, there will not be walk-in volunteer opportunities available for the citywide outreaches. However, you may join us at our Riverdale Community Site between 9am and 3pm Thursday and Friday to serve that community.
Also, attendance at the Friday and/or Saturday Night events at 7pm at the Dayton Convention Center would be wonderful and this does not require pre-registering or any cost. In addition, we encourage you to bring and invite as many people as possible.
Great things are in store for His City next week as we Love Dayton together!
People who are new to our church often ask if we have membership… The answer is, “Yes.” We call it Vineyard 101. (In the past we have called it, Vineyard Membership Series, Beginnings and Joining the Team.) If you would like to become a formal member of our church, you will want to attend Vineyard 101.
It is a three-week series where you will have the opportunity to meet some of our staff, hear our history, discuss our future vision, ask questions, get connected, and make a few new friends along the way. Starts Sunday May 15, 22 and 29 during the 11:15 service in The Lodge. To register for Vineyard 101 CLICK HERE.
Last Friday night we had our Leadership Community potluck dinner. It was a great time of fellowship. We enjoyed a meal together, shared some testimonies, released some prophetic words and prayed for one another. (We even had some younger leaders (teenagers) from our youth ministry there too!) It was such an encouraging evening!
I also wanted to let you know that Marcie and I won’t be with you all this weekend, as we are headed up to Marion, OH where we will be doing some ministry at Marion Christian Center. I will be speaking tonight (Friday) and at their Sunday morning service. We will also be spending some time with their staff and lay leaders on Saturday to provide some training and encouragement. Please keep us in your prayers… I really want to impart the best of who we are to their church family.
P.S. We had a great time of worship Sunday night! Our next Open Heavens is Sunday, June 12 at 7 PM. Mark your calendar now!