This weekend I am continuing our current message series, DAVID, by speaking about the power of friendship and how the people around us can change our lives. I appreciate all the positive feedback I have been receiving about this new series. David made his share of mistakes, but he also had more than his share of victories. Ultimately, he is remembered as a worshiper and “a man after God’s heart.” That’s what I want for each of us… that we would be known as a people after God’s heart!
I hope you’re planning to join us for VISION:2017! I have been talking about this from the stage the past couple of weekends… This will be a special night of connection, ministry, visioning and encouragement, Friday, January 27 at 7P. We will enjoy a meal, fellowship and worship together. Please register to attend this event. Please RSVP for VISION:2017 CLICK HERE to RSVP.
People are often curious as to why we have painters on stage during worship. The short answer is, “In the beginning God CREATED.” Our painters aren’t up there “just painting…” they are praying and attempting to capture on a canvas God’s heart in that moment. At our last Open Heavens, Marcie gave away a painting she had worked on that weekend. Prior to the start of the service, she felt impressed to give it to “a man wearing a blue shirt.” She shared from the stage what she felt the Lord had given her, and identified the person to receive the painting… Some time later, she received an email. Here is a snippet:
“Tonight when I saw that painting, even before you pointed me out, I knew it was for me. Inside I knew that God was no longer going to let me keep him boxed up. I also realized that I no longer wanted him in the box. I wanted him out and in complete control of my life once again.
I don’t know what’s going to happen in this battle for my life or how long the war will last, but I know that I have a God who’s out of the box and ready to fight for me. I believe in my heart those prophetic words that were spoken tonight at the Open Heaven service; 2017 is going to be a year of victory; a year of blessings; and a year of new growth in Him.”
If you would like to experience something similar, we will be offering a Prophetic Art Encounter NEXT weekend (Jan. 28-29) after each service in the upper lobby. One of our artists will share a brief word with you and create a quick piece of art that conveys that word.
We also offer Art Sozo, a unique encounter with God using Sozo inner healing tools in a group environment. No art experience is necessary. $35 fee for this event. Tuesday, January 24, 6P. For more information visit dvc.life/artsozo
Lastly, if you’re an artist, our Creative Arts room is open every Thursday at 7P for anyone who wants to come and paint. There is no instruction just encouragement from other artists. Bring your own supplies and subject material or if you need to use the Vineyard’s, cost will be $5.00 per night.
Our Barnabas Generation (age 50+) 2017 schedule kicks off Saturday morning, February 4 at 10A with a potluck brunch. Doug will be sharing and the Hithergreen Strummers will be performing. This meeting will be in the multi-purpose room and student center in the FLC.
We are offering reading training Tuesday, February 7 at our Riverdale Community Site for anyone who would like to volunteer to read with children at our Hope and Discovery Center. Our after-school program is every Monday and Wednesday at 4:30P if you would like to check it out. Mondays there is a devotional and Bible stories, Wednesday is the reading program. Dinner is served to the children on both nights. For more information, CLICK HERE.
P.S. Tomorrow (3rd Saturday) is Food for Huber. 10 AM at the Vineyard pantry or 10:45 AM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights. Join us as we provide food, hope, prayer and encouragement for over 100 families!