1035 E 11th Street
Houston, TX 77009
713.869.9070
houstonvineyard.org

    

Everyone is invited to the Congregational Chat  
this Friday at 7:15pm.
We are so excited about the announcement of our future senior pastor couple, Josh and Dania Harder, of the Vereda Vineyard in Mexico City! Josh, Dania, and their three children will be joining us in July 2018.   This congregational chat is your opportunity to get to know them better and do a little Q & A on a live video stream, with Michael Palandro facilitating. Everyone is welcome!  
   
This Sunday, Michael continues his series on Philippians, and we will baptize many precious children as they celebrate their next step in following Jesus.  
 
Thank you to all that have given so generously to our Hurricane fund! We are now assessing the needs of those in our church, and this fund will enable us to help meet some of those needs. To give to our Hurricane Harvey fund, please go here. If you have needs that you want us to know about as a result of this storm, please go here.  If you have questions about our participation or how to get involved, email Megan.
 
Now that Vineyard Mercy Response has arrived in Houston, we will be coordinating with them to send teams to those that need help! Thank God for VMR! If you would like to be on a team, serving whenever you can, please sign up here.  We will continue to support the hungry in the Heights through HIM Food Pantry with donated food and volunteering!
 
 We hope to see you Sunday!  
 
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Upcoming Events

Small Groups start again the first week of September 
 
Weekly Church Events  
Wednesday:  M & Ms meet in Cafe at 10am
                      click here for childcare
Friday: Vineyard Moms meet in the Cafe at 10am
             click here to reserve childcare
Sunday: Prayer (2nd Floor Break Room) 9:30-9:45am

 
Clicking "more info" will take you to our calendar where you can read a description of the class, register to attend, and also sign up for childcare!  


SEPTEMBER
5, 12, 19, 26 Tuesday Youth (6pm) more info
8 Congregational Chat (7:15) more info
10 Worship Service and BAPTISMS (10 & 11:30am)
16 Men's Breakfast (8:30am) more info
17 Worship Service (10 & 11:30am)
     VCH Business Meeting (5pm) more info
21 VCH Volunteer at HIM Food Pantry more info
24 Worship Service (10 & 11:30am)  
 
OCTOBER
1 Worship Service and Communion (10 & 11:30am)
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Tuesday Youth (6pm) more info 
8 Worship Services (10 & 11:30am)
13- 14 Men's Retreat 7pm Friday - 5pm Saturday  
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15 Worship Services (10 & 11:30am)
     Vineyard 101 (1pm) more info 
22 Worship Services (10 & 11:30am)
29 Worship Services (10 & 11:30am) 
 
         

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Education and Ministry Highlights   
 
Congregational Chat!
Friday, September 8, 7:15pm
See opening note!
 
Small Groups have started    
Click here to find the latest listing with new Life, Learning, Leisure, and Formation Groups! Life is better together...so let's live it in community.
 
It's not too late to sign up for a Formation Group 
Together we will explore an obedient life to Jesus through knowing God, personal wholeness, kingdom culture lifestyle, and individual calling framed by the Apprentice Series books by James Bryan Smith. Prepare to be stretched through shared common readings, spiritual disciplines, outward focused ministry activities and retreats. Formation Group is a one time, one year commitment. To facilitate the best experience, this group will be limited to 10 participants in a consistent and engaged supportive community.
Leaders:
Stephanie & Stephen Huey
Hannah & Markus Theobald  
 
Vineyard Church of Houston Business Meeting  
Sunday, September 17, 2017  5-6pm 
In accordance with our church bylaws, the Pastoral Council will present their recommendation for our future senior pastor, Josh Harder, and members of our church will be able to vote. If you are an official member of this church, please plan to attend! A new senior pastor will be elected to office by two-thirds majority vote of the members present. This is sure to be a sweet time of celebration for all that God has done for us through the years. We'll worship, pray, and give thanks! Childcare is available with 5-day pre-registration here.  

Want to be part of a Welcome Team with Houston Welcomes Refugees?
 
There are two training dates scheduled for Summer/Fall 2018. Mark your calendars now with the date that works best for you:

Monday, September 11 Houston's First Baptist Church 7-8pm - 7401 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024

Sunday, October 1 Sugar Creek Baptist Church 1:30 - 2:30pm - 13223 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478

 Click here to RSVP!


Men's Breakfast 
Saturday, September 16th, 8:30-10:30am
Join the men of the Houston Vineyard (and friends!) for another inspirational men's breakfast. This time, we will be hearing from our own Mark Raggett. Mark will share his experiences from being bullied as a child to playing rugby for Cambridge, and what those experiences have taught him about compassion and humility. Mark has dedicated himself to a life of service to others, following Jesus' commandment to love God and to love people, as is evident in his recent organizing efforts for Hurricane Harvey relief.  
Click here to reserve your spot.  
 
Men's Overnight Retreat  
at Carolina Creek Camp - Huntsville, TX    
Friday 7pm - Saturday 5pm October 13-14
  • Do you need a short retreat?
  • How long has it been since you were silent in the presence of God?
  • How well do you know that other men in our church?
Our hectic day-to-day life can be a barrage of work, family, and to-do lists. And now, Hurricane Harvey's aftermath has compounded the stress that can definitely distract us from spending time with God. This could be an important time to get away and reconnect with God and each other!  

We want to provide that opportunity at an overnight retreat that will help us learn more about ourselves and each other. We hope to emerge renewed, refreshed, and ready to share spiritual truths. To accomplish these goals, Walter Linn, a well-known professional family counselor, will be joining us from San Bernardino, CA. Walter will teach us to build better, healthy relationships with other men. He'll show us that laughter, joy and camaraderie are ways that Christ can be experienced. Walter has been doing this for many years, so we are looking forward to learning from him!
 
Two Saturday meals included. We need to have  
10 guys sign up to utilize the Ropes Course.  
Price includes zip line, rock wall, and more outdoor fun!  $95 till Sept 30, $105 after. Register here.   
After you register, there will be a link to pay. 
 
Vineyard 101
Sunday, October 15th -1pm in the Norhill Room
This class is your introduction to all things Vineyard! Over lunch with our pastors and leaders, you will hear about our values, our history, and how you can get involved. This class is required for membership at VCH
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Childcare is provided with 5-day advance registration.
 
 
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CHILDREN'S NEWS 
For more information about the children's department or to volunteer, please contact our children's pastor, Jill Lively 

Facebook page for parents, teachers, and guardians of Vineyard Church of Houston children!
We have created a closed group for those who want to keep up on what is happening in our nursery and children's department on Sunday. It is called Vineyard Church of Houston Kids. If you'd like to be added to the group, email Jill Lively 
   
THIS SUNDAY!
Thanks for the many children and adults who helped the kids make mercy bags for children in shelters due to Hurricane Harvey. It is a good thing for our kids to exercise their compassion muscles! Thanks to Amanda Belmares for her company's generous donation of toys, parents who brought items for the bags, and Penny and Rebekah Robinson who delivered them to the shelters!  
 
This Sunday, we will go to the auditorium for baptisms, then return for a lesson from Romans 5:3-5. 


YOUTH NEWS  
   
Attention all youth! We have a ton of things coming your way this school year: concerts, laser tag, spring and summer conferences,  and more. The best way to get information about these events is through the church website, the Webvine, the bulletin, and the information boards in the lobby. If you would like to see all the youth events  at a glance, there is a large youth calendar on the east wall on the third floor in the youth lounge. We hope to have most of our events posted on this by September 5th. In addition, we will send out emails and text messages as reminders.

Youth are in service this Sunday

Tuesday night youth gathering is weekly at 6pm.
 
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TAMALES TIA LUPE! 
Delicious chicken and pork tamales with special homemade salsa! YUM!  $14/dozen. Place your order with Marlena at  marlenacant@hotmail.com or text to 830-279-9666. Please include your name, number of dozen, and either chicken or pork (or both).        
 
 
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