As you may know The Vine Church has a couple, Brian and Maggie Brannon, who are committing to a 1 year mission with Amigo’s for Christ in Nicaragua. There are also a few people who have decided the week of June 23rd – 30th would be a great time to go and work along side them.
Here is the information which was shared with me in an email from Brian and Maggie. Each person is taking this trip through Amigo’s for Christ but are seeking to go on the same week.
Hey Guys, we are both very excited that you are all still considering the Nica trip for Sat June 23rd – 30th. The groups on trip will be The Vine/Maggie & Brian’s friends, 12Stone Church, Friends of N GA and Buford Presbyterian; because there are several groups…the 20 spots reserved for us are in high demand and we would like to release them asap if they are not going to be filled. Soooo…please respond and let us know if you are IN, OUT or MAYBE. We would like to release some of the spots if they are not going to be used on the Monday after Easter and then WE HAVE TO release all that have not been signed up for on May 1st. Below is some recent information on the trip to consider.
The trip fees are $250, but they DO NOT have to be paid until 30 days before we leave! The option at the end of the sign up is PAY LATER WITH A CHECK, but please sign up and complete all the steps if you definately are going to make the trip.
The Non-Stop Delta flight is $688.00 now.
Other information about the trip is that it’s gonna be awesome and you should come!
God is doing great things through Amigos in Nicaragua and you all deserve to be a part of it. Check out the youtube links below for the last well project we completed and some video from the trip we took in March. Awesome opportunities to serve!!!!!
In this season of considering what we are thankful for, how many of us are thankful for being warm? Coats for Christmas seeks to help collect coats for the homeless on the streets of Atlanta and Gainesville. This ministry was started through the vision of a couple of guys from The Vine Church in Braselton, Georgia, five years ago. Over the past four years, we have distributed over 2500 coats, sweaters, windbreakers, scarves, and gloves. Please get a bag from The Vine (or you can use your own) and fill it with coats, sweaters, windbreakers, scarves, and gloves. It does not matter the thickness of the garments, the key to warmth is layering. Please take a second bag and invite someone from your Oikos (family, friend, neighbor, fellow student or co-worker) to join you in collecting coats.
Our goal this year is to have 1200 coats, sweaters, windbreakers, scarves, and gloves.
We are going out on Christmas Eve in Gainesville, GA to serve the homeless in our local area. We will meet at The Vine Church at 9:15 a.m. to head to our distribution location. We will pass out coats from 10 – 11 a.m. and head back to The Vine, or you can head home from Gainesville.
We will gather on Christmas Day at 10 a.m. at The Vine Church to serve the homeless in downtown Atlanta. We will pass out Coats from 11 – 1 p.m. and then head back. We should be back at The Vine at 2 p.m. or you are welcome to leave directly for home if you do not caravan.
You are welcome to still join us on Saturday, November 19th from 9:30 – 11 a.m. as we distribute food to those who have signed up but we are not taking anymore sponsors at this time. If you would like to join us please plan to be at The Vine Church on Saturday, November 19th at 9:30 a.m. and participate in Loving God through Loving Others.
List of groceries:
$10 Publix gift card for meat
Boxed Potato Flakes/buds
2 Gravy packets
Large can of sweet potatoes
2 cans of green beans
1 Large can of fruit
box of stuffing mix
box of Mac and cheese
can of cranberry sauce
Here is a short video to introduce you to an opportunity we have to feed 100 kids for Thanksgiving.
Use this form to let us know you will be participating.
On Thursday, September 29th from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. we will have a preview meeting for our next trip to Africa. Please plan to attend this meeting if you are interesting in going on this trip or any future trips to Africa. This would also be a perfect meeting for you to attend if you are simply interested in gathering information about the what and why of the ministry in Africa.
Details of meeting:
Place – Kidzu large group room
Time – 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Date – Thursday, September 29th
Childcare – no
Please contact Jason with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave comments below.
One of the members at The Vine Church has begun to love on a former homeless family that is working to reestablish themselves. Through this process it has become know that this family, mom (who has cancer), dad and 4 girls, are doing without some necessities.
Please help us with a bunk beds for the girls and some food to help them continue their journey toward getting back on their feet.
If you can donate the bunk beds (due to space it really needs to be bunk beds) please comment below or email me at Jason@connecttothevine.org
If you would like to help with food, please bring enough groceries to provide 1 meal to The Vine Church on 9/25 and drop it at the cafe’.
Our youth group has taken on a tremendous project of renovating a house in
Buford. This project will take place on June 4-6. The purpose of this project is two-fold. First, they desire to
provide basic housing for a woman who is in her last days of life. Second,
they want to also share the good news of Jesus Christ with her. However, in
order to do both, they need our help. Below is a list of things needed to
help with the project.
21 adults to serve during the renovation in the areas of:
(Saturday, 9:00-4:00) – June 4
(Sunday, after services-5:00) – June 5
(Monday, 9:00-12:30, block party) – June 6
If you can help with any of these times or items please fill out this form. <a href=”Fill out my form!“>Help Form
Bring it to church storage, labeled, and pick it up the following Sunday
20 – pointed/round shovels
10 – flat shovels
15 – steel/spike headed rakes (not leaf rakes)
15 – paint rollers (4 – with extension)
10 – paint trays
10 – wide tip paint brushes
5 – wheel barrels
3 – hand trucks
5 – 6′ step ladders
5 – brush hand saws
In addition to these people and items needed to provide basic housing, HiDef
also has a wishlist of things they would like to provide over and above the
basics of housing. This wishlist includes:
Monetary gifts totaling $550 for:
Fabrics for spreads and pillows
Curtain to separate bathroom from bedroom
(Checks to The Vine, designated for Hydration)
Gift cards for:
Restaurants during renovation
(Drop-off @ HiDef Table)