1035 E 11th Street
Houston, TX 77009
713.869.9070
houstonvineyard.org
    
 
On the first Sunday of this new year, we will have a Small Group Fair in the Cafe after each service. You'll be able to check out the offerings for the next cycle (Jan-Mar) and find a group that feels right for you.

Also in the Cafe, you can sign up for the Men's Breakfast coming up on Saturday, January 20th. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy breakfast, make new friends, and hear an inspirational speaker from our own church! You can also sign up here.

In church, we will share communion during both services. Elementary children will join us, and then go to kids' church. Youth will stay in the services. Thanks to all our communion servers! Please remember to check in at the info booth with David before service begins.

Michael will be beginning a new series on "Hard Conversations," expanding on the Vineyard Resources' publication of the same name. We have ordered copies of this booklet for you (one per family please) to pick up on the way out.

And finally, if you would still like to participate in Advent Conspiracy, you can make donations this Sunday. Your contributions will benefit two local charities - Homes with Hope, the foster care and adoption agency, and the HIM Food Pantry. You can give to the AC fund online via our giving link, or you can give on Sunday. God is faithfully providing for these two organizations that serve the hungry, homeless, orphaned, abused, and neglected...all people that Jesus loves so much.

Hope to see you there on Sunday!

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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Weekly Church Events  
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 (if provided).   
 
JANUARY
7 Communion Worship Services (10 & 11:30am)
    Small Group Fair (after each service) 
8 Hogg Middle School Teacher's Appreciation-        Dessert Buffet (8:30am) more info 
9, 16, 23, 30 Tuesday Night Youth (6pm) more info 
10 Wacky Wednesday more info 
14  Worship Services (10 & 11:30am)
15 Martin Luther King Day (office closed)
20 Child Dedication Class (10am) more info 
     Men's Breakfast (8:30am) more info 
21 Worship Services (10am & 11:30am)  
24 Wacky Wednesday more info 
26-27 Journey to a Multicultural Church (7pm) more info 
28 Worship Services & Child Dedication (10 & 11:30am)
     more info 

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EDUCATION AND MINISTRY EVENTS
   
Small Groups begin meeting in mid January
Groups have been on break in December, but starting mid-January, there will be some old favorites returning and new groups forming. Here are some highlights:
 
Formation Group lead by the Theobalds
Biblical Metanarrative - Brandon Coffey
Loose Change - songwriters, musicians, and lyricists create worship music for the church 
Highly Flammable - Scripture & science discussion lead by Scott Robinson in their home  
Balance - Women's Leisure Group focused on exercise and creativit y
 
Find out about all our upcoming groups at our
Small Group Fair for January-March cycle 
Sunday, January 7  
in the Cafe after both services
   
Hogg Middle School 's Appreciation Dessert Buffet   
THIS COMING MONDAY,  January 8th 
For many years, we have had a close association with Hogg Middle School's students and teachers. We mentor students as part of Wacky Wednesday and try to find ways to express our appreciation to the teachers and administrators for all they do! This Monday, we will be wishing the whole staff a "Happy New Year" with a delicious dessert buffet in their lounge on the first day back to school. Bring your dessert to the Cafe THIS Sunday, January 7th. We will take them to Hogg Middle School on Monday morning. Please bring things that do not require refrigeration and label your dessert. Contact Westley Edmondson to indicate what you will bring. Thank you for helping us say thank you to the teachers of Hogg! They work hard and deserve every single calorie!    
 
Men's Breakfast
Saturday, January 20 8:30am in Cafe
Join the men of our church for a fine pancake breakfast, great camaraderie, and an inspirational message from our own John McCormick. We want you there, but we have to know you are coming. We do not want to run out of  bacon!  Sign up online! 
  
Journey to a Multicultural Church
Friday night January 26, 7pm and
Saturday January 27, 9am
Central to our church's mission is to be continually moving forward on a journey to be a diverse congregation that reflects the city in which we live. This workshop is foundational to understanding our mission and will give you the biblical, missional, and cultural background for our commitment. It will also provide opportunities to explore concepts and practices for relating to people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. If you have not taken this workshop, or need a refresher (there is a lot of new material), we hope you attend!  You can register here.  
   
This 2 day event includes Friday night snacks, Saturday breakfast, and lunch. Childcare also provided with 5-day advance registration.
 
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NURSERY AND 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 
 
Be sure to see your children's art exhibit in the Art Hallway! Children joined in with the adults in responding to God's provision through the storm. 

ELEMENTARY DEPARTMENT 
It's Communion Sunday, so our kiddos will be joining their folks in big church until after worship. 
 
YOUTH NEWS  
 
This Sunday our youth will be in the service to participate in communion and hear the message. 
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Congratulations Nate and Jessica!
Theodore "Teddy" Nathan Lewis-Dickerson was born on December 30th, weighing in at 8 lbs, 9 oz.  
 
   
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