This Sunday @ the Vineyard is going to be a bit different. This summer we are placing a big emphasis on serving our church and serving our community. We are kicking things off this weekend with a day of service.
This weekend we are kicking things off! On Friday from 7 pm to 9 pm, and Saturday, from 9 am to 12 noon, we will go through the Healing on the Streets training together. At noon we'll break for lunch, and then at 1 pm to 3pm, we are heading down to the Ithaca Commons to pray for healing!
During my junior year of high school my basketball coach told me that although I would never be a starter on the team, if I worked really hard over the summer, I could be a good 6th man (first person off the bench for those who don't follow basketball). Well our little chat inspired, me and I set out to prove him wrong.
This morning's post was written by David Stipanuck. David is one of the teacher here with Vineyard Kids, as well as Professor Emeritus at Cornell's Hotel School. This fall, one of the churches in our area, Trinity Lutheran, is hosting a "food packing event" in September.
A news story came out this week reporting that volunteering in America rose dramatically in the past year. Many expected that the recession would cause people to be less likely to give their time to the cause of their choice, but actually the opposite happened. In fact the number of volunteers rose by 1.6 million people in 2009 to 63.4 million!
As we were getting ready to shift from being a portable church that had to set up chairs every week to a church that had our own facility, a lot of people would comment, "Things are going to be a lot easier once you have your own place."