Our children sing this Sunday in both services!
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Oh happy day! Our children's building is open again after being closed for 9 weeks!
On this second Sunday of Advent, our elementary children will be singing, and we'll again hear from our Advent Conspiracy organization - International Justice Mission (IJM). We hope you visit IJM's table in the Cafe to learn even more about this great organization! 
Elementary parents, if your child is participating, they need to be here between 8:30 and 9am. We want to have plenty of time to have breakfast and get ready for singing and proclaiming the birth of our Savior! Remember that participating children need to sing at 10am and 11:30am. 
After both services, be sure to stop by the Cafe and view the new art exhibit, "INVITATIONS", inspired by the recent sermon series of the same name. You can meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.  
See you on Sunday!
Upcom ing Events

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).    
4, 11, 18 Men's Choir Practice (6:30pm) more info  
8 Homes with Hope Christmas Party (11am) more info 
9 Second Sunday of Advent & Children's Carols (10 & 11:30am)
   Artist's reception in Cafe after each service for new "Invitations" exhibit 
16 Third Sunday of Advent & Christmas Play (10am) A.D. Players   
     Christmas Play, Fiesta, and Live Nativity  (6pm) A.D. Players
23 Worship Service (10am) One service and men's chorus singing! 
24 Christmas Eve Service (6pm)
30 Worship Services (10 & 11:30am)  
1 Office closed on New Year's Day 
6 Worship Services (10 & 11:30am)
8, 15, 22, 29 Youth (6pm) more info 
13 Worship Services (10 & 11:30am)
     Small Group Fair more info 
19 Child Dedication Class  (10am) more info 
20 Worship Services (10 & 11:30am)
     Blood Drive in Norhill Room for Janessa Ornelas  
25-26 Marriage Conference in Pearland more info 
27 Worship Services & Child Dedication (10 & 11:30am)  more info 

Education, Events, and Ministries! 
"INVITATIONS" Art Reception 
This Sunday December 9th, after each service 
We invite everyone to stop in the Cafe after the service to view the Arts Guild's new exhibit, "Invitations." Come visit with the artists and enjoy refreshments.
Calling all men who can carry a tune...
Men's choir practice - Tuesdays 6:30pm 
The men's ministry is inviting guys who are interested in singing to join the men's choir that will sing during the December 23rd service. We are practicing every Tuesday night until then, at 6:30pm, in the auditorium. Contact Jim Price with questions. 
HIM Food Pantry - service opportunities  
Saturday - Dec. 15th- 10am-noon, and prep Christmas dinner boxes 2-4pm

Sunday, Dec. 16th - A.D. Players Christmas program  
Two shows - one in the morning at 10am and a different play at 6pm followed by a fiesta and live nativity 
 In the morning at 10am:  
And in the evening:   
After the play, see the live Nativity (Cafe parking lot) and join us  
in the Cafe  for a Christmas fiesta, complete with tamales!   
Sunday, Dec. 23rd - ONE SERVICE ONLY AT 10AM Men's choir   
Monday, Dec. 24th - Christmas eve service at 6pm  

Next Generation
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, parents bring your elementary children to the kids' department between 8:30- 9am so we can have breakfast, practice, and get into our costumes. Children will be singing in both services. Parents can pick up their children back in kids' church after the 2nd service performance.
Youth will go to their classes this Sunday.
Tuesday Night Youth  
6pm on the 3rd floor 
Tuesday Night Youth is for grades 9-12 where we enjoy pizza, hanging out, and games, followed by worship and ministry time.
Contact Kelli Barron for more info.  

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Town home to sublet 
Very centrally located 3-story town home in the Cottage Grove area, right off I-10 and T.C. Jester Blvd. Bedroom is on the first floor and separate from the two bedrooms that are on the third floor. Two closets, one in the hallway and one in the bedroom with access to the side yard as well. Spacious and modern second floor living room and kitchen. Roommates live on the third floor and mostly keep to themselves. They have three cats and one dog. Share of rent will be $850 plus utilities. Lease goes through 12/1/2019. To see photos, contact Mark Fritzenschaft.

Help for families dealing with autism
Many of you will remember Melanie Boudreau who was an early member of Church in the City.   
She has children with special needs and has founded a non profit to help families dealing with autism receive the help they need. Here is a link to her speech at the World Autism Organization. There is also a link there for end of year donations.   
Thank you for watching this video and thank you for your support.   
Rachelle Sheely, co-founder of RDIconnect
If you'd like to have your prayer request listed, please contact Rita Whipple 
Please pray...for Mark Simpson, who had heart surgery this morning!  
Janessa Ornelas (11 years old) got good news from the doctors this week. Her leukemia appears to be in remission, which allows them to go for a 2nd bone marrow transplant. Church please pray for this little girl and her family! We will be having a blood drive for Janessa on January 20th, 2019.   
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