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Fill a bag with hope!

 

“Remember the poor.” – Galatians 2 v 10

Here at Stour Valley Vineyard our biggest compassion ministry is that of our foodbank Storehouse.

In the last 10 years, we have watched Storehouse grow from being run out of our Pastors cellar, into it now having its own section of the new Vineyard Centre. On Sunday 15th October we plan to spend some time remembering some of the amazing things God has done within our community through Storehouse, and discuss how there are even more amazing things to come! We are watching connections within our area forming in front of our very eyes. This August we fed 121% more people than we did the previous August, but the demand is increasing just as rapidly.

We will be giving out small brown bags in previous services, for you to take home and fill with items for local people in crisis. Come and collect a bag this Sunday and fill it with hope!

We will see you there!

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There is a home waiting for you.

We feel that HOME Groups are the core of our church. They are a place for healing, learning and laughter! It is a place that we can come together to discuss our experiences. In the book of Acts, it is expressed that the early Christians met together to share their lives and meet the needs of those less fortunate around them, and we do the same!

On Sunday 1st October there is an opportunity for you to explore our fantastic set of HOME Groups and find one that suits you. If that means trying every single one, we are relaxed and informal and won’t be offended if you change your mind!

Have a look at our HOME Group’s page to find out more.

 

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Stour Valley Vineyard is going to be 10 years old! Can you believe it?

This September we are celebrating our first decade, and we would be honoured if you would celebrate it with us! Your story is part of our story too, after all.

We want to make a weekend of it, so book the dates now!

And if you’re new, haven’t been to church for a while or just new to the area, you’re welcome to join us. In fact, it would make our day to see you!

Anniversary Dinner & Live Music
7.00pm-11.00pm
Friday 22 September 2017
Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel and Golf Club
Leavenheath, Suffolk

A bit of an excuse to par-tee, have a bit of a dance and really celebrate the amazing work Jesus is doing in our town! The tickets for this event will be sold at the church office and the Welcome Point on Sunday.

Church Birthday Celebration
Sunday 24 September 2017
Delphi Centre, Newton Road
Sudbury, Suffolk

Like our usual Service, our birthday celebration will start at 10.30am, but do remember to come early from 10am for coffee, drinks and birthday treats. we’ll have lots going on this Sunday and is a good weekend to visit.

We are super excited, and we hope you are too!

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact our church office or ask our team at the Welcome Point on Sunday.

 

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You may have been around Christian people all your life or perhaps you have never even thought to set foot inside a church. Whoever you are, why not come and join us for coffee & chat?

Whether you are interested in Christianity or not, are keen to find out more about Christian faith or you simply want to pass the time of day, we would love to spend some time with you and get to know you better.

Coffee & Chat runs on the third Wednesday of the month from 10:30am-12:00pm. Tea, coffee and other soft drinks are available along with biscuits and friendly conversation. If you have young children, feel free to bring them with you. Whoever you are and whatever you want to talk about, all are welcome.

For venue details and directions call the office on 01787 377 670 or email

 

 

 

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We love all love our dads, don’t we? We all think they do a pretty good job. (Well, most of the time!)

Well, dads, step forward. Whether you have young children or older, this is your moment to be recognise for the super hero that you are.

Children, make sure you bring the old man early on Sunday 18 June at the Delphi Centre, so we can honour them. Warm bacon rolls and other treats will be waiting for them.

We will also a have some fun games with some silly prizes to win and more.

Oh, and If you’ve got a super hero tee-shirt somewhere in your drawer, why not wear it? We’ll have ours on.

See you there faster than a speeding bullet. Cape optional!

 

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Can you donate a chocolate egg to help a local family who are struggling to provide for their children this Easter?

Your food donations continue to be a life-saver for many people in our community. Each tin or item really does make a difference. Thank you!

But you can go one step further by helping provide the gift of an Easter Egg for a child.

We have been put in touch with  families through one of our local referral partners. Together, we can tell them that “hope wins”. It is a small thing we can do, but something we can do with a big heart.

If you are able to help, we are collecting kids’ eggs throughout March, so you can either drop off your eggs at any participating church, at our Storehouse office in the Christopher Centre, or bring your donation to our morning service, 10.30am at the Delphi Centre. Simply leave them at the Storehouse Collection Point and our Storehouse team will do the rest.

Thank you.

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mothers day illistration 2016.jpgSunday 26 March is our Mother’s Day family service, 10:30am at The Delphi Centre (Map) where we all come together in worship. It’s also our opportunity to celebrate the gift of mums.

Our special service will be led by the Planet Vineyard team with help, of course, from Rockets and Supernovas.
 
There will be something for everyone (not just for mums), whatever your age. All are welcome. It is a great occasion to invite all your family and friends along.
 
As always, arrive early for fresh coffee and pastries.

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

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leaders

Imagine how the impact of your leadership influence would grow in depth and breadth if you lived and led from a healthy vibrant soul. After all, you are the most important person you will ever lead. Most of us will eventually work out that mere striving and more activity will not get us closer to the goal of a healthier relationship with Jesus.

Our next Leadership Session will explore what we need within to see leadership as a privilege and not a necessity of life.

We will also be introducing you to an exciting new way of keeping you updated with your involvement at Vineyard – whether it is attending a small group or serving on a team.

When is it?
7:30pm, Monday 20 February 2017. (Drinks served on arrival.) We aim to finish around 9:30pm

Where is it?
The Christopher Centre, 10 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2EU.
(See our church website for directions. Feel free to use the office car park.)

Who is it for?

  • small group leaders
  • team co-ordinators and week leaders
  • Sunday support teams and midweek support teams
  • anyone else who wants to learn to lead others by example and has a passion to see the church breathe life into our community

Why do we do Leadership Sessions?
Paul the apostle speaks about “equipping his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” That’s a good enough reason in itself. But we also believe that when a leader gets better, everyone wins! It’s why these evenings are a good investment of your time.

Why make Leadership Sessions a priority?
One of our core values in the Vineyard is that leaders are for leaders. That’s because any kind of leading is costly in the giving of our time and emotional energy. Leading with a servant heart can also leave us feeling spiritually depleted, so we like to replenish our buckets by coming together and taking encouragement whenever we can.

It’s going to be a great evening. See you there!

 

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