Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be Monday November 30, 7pm at 782 Main St and online. Please note the date change.

Our purpose here is to bring you up to speed on some important developments in WCV. A few of these changes have been in the works for a few years, other reports are simply what we do on a yearly basis. Our main purpose isn’t so much to inform you with reports, but rather to inspire you about our future together. There are a few shifts in leadership that more accurately reflect the season we are in.

For those who wish to attend remotely, an online meeting invitation will be sent to all current members on our mailing list. Please note that you must register by acquiring a ticket via the emailed invitation as we must have a proper record of attendance. You can watch for this email as we get closer to Nov 30.

You’ll notice that we postponed the date of the AGM from Oct 19 to Nov 30. This was for a few reasons:

  • Because of the need to have a robust forum for remote participation we needed a little more time to fine-tune our new audio and video set-up.
  • We want to ensure maximum participation. Even though we originally published the date on Sept 24 it has become clear to us that we need to do a better job at promoting it.
  • We want to synchronize our Prayer and Fasting with our AGM. We are praying this will be a time of God imparting his guidance and vision to us. We’ll explore this and more at our AGM. Here is more info on our time of Fasting and Prayer.

Street BBQ Report & Thanks

At noon last Thursday, we prepped and distributed 120 hamburgers, chips, drinks, and granola bars in a large Ziploc bag to Main Street. Thinking we’d see everyone at the door was a naive dream. So we went to the street and distributed all the bagged lunches in an hour to the groups in front of the New West Hotel, the Northern Hotel, the 817 Main St High-Rise, and our pocket park. Reconnecting in the future will be us going to the street, not the reverse.

Thanks to all those who helped, Margaret, Lindsay Ward, Elisha, Violet, Kirby, Ramona, Gilbert, Manfred, Andy Wood, and Jeff Cox who all pitched in bagging and distributing.

The spirit of the Lord was on the effort and some recipients even responded to our invitation to reconnect for a hamper. It will be a long journey to normality but we will keep at it.

Next up will be 50 bags to Love Lives Here. Stay tuned for more opportunities to see Jesus in the needy, to bless them with love, and hear His thank-you.

Summer Prayer Meetings

Hey folks!

Thank you to those of you who have been so faithfully praying with us every week! We are going to take a bit of a break for the summer months meeting every other week instead. (Still on Wednesdays, and at 7pm). We hope this will give you time to refresh yourself and enjoy the summer (which can sometimes feel so short)!

Here are the dates we will be meeting:

  • July 8
  • July 22
  • August 5
  • August 19

We will continue to be meeting via Zoom. The link, password, and time slot remain the same. If you are wanting to join our prayer meetings this summer, please email the office for the Zoom link and password!

Have a great summer folks!

Pentecost Sunday – Online Vineyard Gathering

Mark your Calendars for a special Online gatheringOn Sunday, May 31, 2020 – Pentecost Sunday – Vineyard Canada will be hosting a nation-wide Sunday service for all of us to join together! The service will include input from leaders across the nation and will be a great chance to worship together with our big Vineyard Canada family from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

For our timezone here in Winnipeg (CDT) the service will be at 11 am. Please note that we will not be meeting at our regular 10 am timeslot. The service will be streamed live to the Vineyard Canada Facebook page (we will make sure there will be links on WCV’s page) and will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube on the same day for those not on Facebook.

Vineyard Canada Sunday Gathering: May 31, 2020, 11 am (CDT).

Online Prayer Meetings through Zoom

These are times we need to be leaning into prayer of all kinds. St. Theresa of Avilla said, “prayer is nothing more than being on terms of friendship with God.” I hope this is becoming a greater reality for you as you carve out space and time to cultivate an awareness of God in your life in these times.

Tomorrow (Wed, April 1), we’re going to gather again online for a prayer meeting. We will pause to become more aware of God’s presence with us, we will intercede for each other, our community and beyond, and we will connect with God and each other! We come together with the confidence knowing that we can approach God and ask for anything according to his will, that he will hear us (1 John: 5:14). What a great thing!

If you’d like to join, we are using Zoom – an online video conferencing platform (instead of Facebook Live). To join, please email the office for the link! If you have not used Zoom before, we recommend you join 10 minutes early so that you have the time to get your device set up. You’ll be able to join on a computer, tablet or smartphone as long as your device has a video camera, microphone and speakers. It’s not too difficult but there are a few steps that Zoom will guide you through, including testing your microphone and speakers. Once you’re in, Andy will introduce the other features, then Daile will lead us in prayer again.

See you Wednesday at 7 pm!

Update (April 21): Please note that you do not require a Zoom account to participate. If you are accessing the prayer meeting with a computer, nothing needs to be installed – just follow the link in the email and subsequent prompts. If you are accessing it via a phone or tablet, you will be required to install the Zoom app.

This is what our Online Prayer Meeting looked like on April 1 – join us next Wed!

CarePortal Vision

CarePortal is an online platform specifically designed to connect real-time needs of children and families with local partnering churches. Congregation members & community are promptly able to respond relationally to local needs through the local church.

God is using the church to have a direct impact on Child Welfare! Please take a look at the 2-minute testimonial video about CarePortal and the impact they are having on lives in our community.

We will be launching CarePortal in our own church very soon! We will host an interest lunch after Sunday morning service in the coming weeks. Please stay posted for more details!

Up From The Ground

Thursday, March 12th. An Invitation to share, and create.

Hi friends,

Next Thursday, March 12, we are hosting a WCV community sharing night called “Up from the Ground”. The hope is to have members of our community share pieces they have created over the past 2 years. This could come in the shape of song, poetry, art, craft, dance, etc. You are invited to come and share, or come and receive. All are welcome.

We will also begin a community art project together that will culminate on Easter morning. Sometimes when difficult seasons strike it feels like we’ve been shattered. Lent gives us an opportunity to share in the grief and the unknown nature of our hard seasons.

For our art project, we are inviting you to bring something breakable that you are willing to smash. It could be a cup, a pot, a plate, a piece of pottery, a small sculpture, etc. At some point in the evening on Thursday we will take a moment to shatter our pieces, and collectively surrender these things to God.

On Easter Sunday some members of our creative team will rebuild these pieces into a community art piece.

If you have a piece of art you can share on Thursday, please contact Krista Heide or Sherry Ansloos so we can plan accordingly.

And please, think about what sort of breakable item you can bring along to contribute to our collective Lent art project.

Please feel free to share this invitation. Youth are invited to participate as well.

Thank you!

Workshop #2: The Peaceful Way of Life – with guest psychologist Sarah Juchnowski

We are hosting a workshop designed to help us understand the effects of stress and the importance of self-care in difficult seasons of our lives. We will learn about how the brain responds to life’s challenging situations and some practical self-care strategies to combat stress and negativity. The overall goal is to promote wellness.

We’re bringing in Sarah Juchnowski to facilitate this event. Sarah is a psychologist with St. James Assiniboia School Division. Her passion is working with children and families and sharing her knowledge about the brain and mental health in an accessible and practical ways. She comes to us with experience in dealing with stress, anxiety and negative thinking. With a deeper understanding of how stress affects us we can empower change towards a more healthy and peaceful way of life.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 7-9pm

782 Main St.

Anyone is welcome.

>>>Read about our First Workshop Here

The Sacrament of Baptism

One does not slowly become baptized. It is a singular point in one’s history. In fact it’s more than just a moment – it is an act of obedience to anyone who has decided to follow Jesus. Jesus, Paul, and Peter all had significant things to say about baptism (Mark 16, Romans 6, & 1 Peter 3 respectively). This sacrament which Jesus even participated in himself, is in God’s plans for every one of his children. Participating in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection are the primary realities demonstrated through baptism. Somehow we can access his post resurrection life now – it can become part of us. This is possible only through his death (which we celebrate during Communion). When we are brought up out of the water, we are cleansed and born into a new community, and are participating with Jesus in his new life! This is why there is often a fresh sense of being filled with the Holy Spirit at the time of baptism.

Jesus said, “believe and be baptized” (Mark 16:16). In other words, believing is never just an internal reality – it always finds expression and is made practical, in our real lives. Baptism is an outward expression of an inward reality and one that followers of Jesus have participated in ever since Jesus himself was baptized by his cousin, John the Baptist.

If you believe in Jesus and haven’t yet taken this step, we invite you to think and pray about it. Call or contact the office if you’re interested and we’ll be in touch with you.

Christmas Feast – Pie Sign Up

Our Christmas feast is less than two weeks away! Jessie Penner, who has in previous years helped organize and cook for our feast, is also helping organize the feast this year! As she shared this past Sunday, she is needing some pies donated for our dessert at the feast.

If you’re able and willing to donate a pie or two (or three, or more!) please contact Jessie to let her know of your plans. Any pies that you want to drop off at the church for Jessie to pick up can be done so tomorrow (Thursday the 5th) or on Sunday morning, December 8th, so Jessie can take them home to cook!

To email Jessie, click here.

>>>Christmas Feast Details:

Sunday, December 15th @ 12 pm in the Sanctuary! (Families will eat together in the studio).

Hope to see you at the feast! Merry Christmas!

Nepali Women’s Co-op @ Third + Bird

Nepali Women’s Co-op will be at the upcoming  Third + Bird Christmas Market in the downtown Hudson’s Bay basement! Here at the dates and times:

  • November 22 – Pre-Shop (tickets bought online before the sale)
  • November 23, 10 am – 5 pm
  • November 24, 11 am – 4 pm

This is a fun event; please consider attending! Visit the NWC booth and enjoy a time of shopping local. We are very thankful for the partnership with Third + Bird. 

We are still looking for people to bake cookies! If you are interested in volunteering or baking cookies for the sale, please contact Debra Kelly.

If you’re wanting more information, visit the NWC Instagram: Nepali.womens.co_op, or their facebook page: Nepaliwomenscoop.

Welcome Party – November 17th

All WCV newcomers are invited to join us for a Welcome Party after the service on Sunday, November 17th. If you’ve started coming to the church over this past year and you’ve never been to a Welcome Party here, join us! You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of our leadership team, meet some other newcomers, ask some questions, find out a bit about the Vineyard, and enjoy a tasty lunch on us! If you’re interested please call or email the office to sign up, 204-582-2900.

We’d love to have you!

WCV Women’s Retreat 2019

This year’s Women’s Retreat is in gear! We are all so excited for this year’s retreat. God has some really cool things in store for us!

We are booked with Camp Nutimik for September 20th – 22nd. Lesley Hays, from FatherHeart Ministries, will be our speaker for the weekend!

>>Location: Camp Nutimik

>>Theme: Mending Your Heart; Tending Your Soul.

>>Cost: $105

To see the weekend’s itinerary, see our Brochure. To sign up, please fill out our registration form below and submit with payment!

If cost is an obstacle, there is a subsidy available if needed. Please talk to Elisa!

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