Vine News w/c 09/03/20

Vine News w/c 09/03/20

In loving memory of Henry Upton

It was with great sadness that we say farewell to Henry Upton and we do so with great hope in our hearts and assurance that he is now at peace, in perfect health, and with his Saviour.

Henry was a great friend of many at the Vine Church and will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Margaret and family and friends.

We are very grateful for Henry’s example of a life of dedication, faithfulness, and love.

Here are the details of the funeral service:

Saturday 14th March at 10:30, Dunfermline Crematorium
Refreshments at the house afterwards. (2 Thimblehall Road, Dunfermline)

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
1 Thessalonians‬ ‭4:13-14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Click here to read the full post and a message from Ian Dorrat.

Peter Anderson – Pray Care Share

It was a great pleasure to have Peter Anderson with us last Sunday.

Listen to his message titled ‘Pray Care Share’ now.

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Aaron Dowds – Tranformers

Is Christianity good or bad for society?

Well what does the evidence suggest over the past 200 years?

Did you know that up until 200 years ago, average life expectancy was about 45-years-old. Up until 200 years ago, less than 10% of the global population could read.

Has Christianity had anything to do with this unbelievable improvement?

Listen to Pastor Aaron’s message now to discover Christianity’s role in crafting society into what it is today.

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Lift Dunfermline – What a night!

Update from Miriam Stoel – “Yes yes yes and amen!
God is good and He massively showed up tonight in Dunfermline! We saw 114 kids responding to the gospel message and I’m overwhelmed that this is happening, that a new generation is getting the opportunity to get to know Jesus as their Saviour. What an amazing team we had working with us, without the volunteers we couldn’t have done it.
We’re exhausted now, so time for a good night sleep. Thanks to every single one of you who has been involved in one way or the other, we did this together and God used us all!”

Luke 15:7 TPT – Jesus continued, “In the same way, there will be a glorious celebration in heaven over the rescue of one lost sinner who repents, comes back home, and returns to the fold—more so than for all the righteous people who never strayed away.”


20:80 Table Challenge

We are looking for 20 generous people who will buy a round table for £80.
And 20 people who will buy a round white tablecloth for £10.

Services like Easter and the Burns night ceilidh are so important to the Vine Church. These services are a great way to bless our community and be a blessing in our community. Some people in our city would never come to a normal Sunday service but will come to one of our special events.

And round tables are just wonderful to help people communicate, relax and eat together. So much of Jesus’ ministry was round a table.

We can hire in 20 round tables and covers but the hiring costs us £381 per occasion. We can use our own rectangular tables but the round tables create such a warm and special atmosphere that we are launching this appeal.

Could you help?

Find more info and donate at this link.

Thank you so much to those who have already donated, we are so grateful for your generosity.

Membership Class – Sunday 10th May 11am-1:30pm

“We have a vison of a THRIVING worshipping people who enjoy life with their God and have a burning desire is to make Him famous. They are blessed and healthy in body, mind and spirit.”

Psa 92:13
“For they are transplanted to the LORD’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God.”
We want you to thrive in life and in the life of His church. We believe as you are “transplanted into the Lord’s house” and become a fully engaged member of His body – the church – you will see thriving taking place and spiritual growth. Our membership class is designed to help you get “transplanted” into the life of the Vine Church family.

This is for those who are new to the church in the past 2 years.
We would encourage you to come to this class whether you are a new Christian or been one for many years.

In this class we would like to get to know you a bit better so there will be a free lunch provided.

Here is the format of the morning:

Session 1: 11am – 12pm

Free Lunch: 12pm – 12:30pm

Session 2: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

We aim to cover the following:
What is the church?
What kind of church are we?
Our background
Our core values
Our church structure
Our beliefs
What does it mean to be a member?

We really do hope you can join us. Please Click Sign Up for FREE and do let us know any dietary requirements you may have.

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Vine Church Life Groups

In an age where people lack community, Life Groups provide the ideal environment for friendship, connection and growth.

Read more… and see a selection of Life Groups currently available.

We would love to double these in 2020 so if you are interested in HOSTING a group for 6 weeks let us know!

It’s important for us not to respond in fear to Coronavirus yet as the same time take all sensible precautions to prevent it’s spread. To that affect we encourage everyone to follow our national guidelines and simple steps detailed below especially when meeting in public places. Public gatherings have not been prohibited for now so our Sunday services will continue. If anyone has a cough, fever or shortness of breath you must stay at home and phone NHS 24 (111) for advice. This is to protect yourself and others. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER A PUBLIC BUILDING if you have those symptoms or had known contact with someone with Coronavirus or been to an affected place in the past 24 hours. To help reduce risk of infection we should follow the basic hygiene measures which are:Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use a sanitiser gelAvoid touching your face with unwashed hands.Always carry tissues and use them to catch coughs and sneezes, and then bin the tissue. If you don’t have a tissue available, then cough/sneeze into your elbow.The NHS and government are well-prepared to deal with coronavirus (COVID-19). There are some simple steps you can take to help. Please share the latest information and advice below. Learn more ➡️ @NHS24 for the latest health advice

Posted by The Vine Church on Saturday, 7 March 2020


Coronavirus – what’s the latest?

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Ms Forbes said her Christian faith is “an integral part of my identity” and “core to who I am” – but rejects that it should have any bearing on how people view her politics.

She said: “People are perfectly entitled to scrutinise me, to question me, but ultimately they should look at the decisions I make.

“I would think it’s a very dangerous world to be in if anybody by virtue of a protected characteristic like religion is essentially told they can’t stand for public office or can’t be in the public square.”

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Pioneer Prayer – 24th March

We have seen wonderful answers to prayer over the last months.

In the Vine at present we have a prayer chain alerting us of prayer requests which we then pray over personally in our homes and corporately in our life groups…this will always be the case.

We now want to introduce Pioneer Prayer….. these will be from 67-8pm on some Tuesday nights.

At Pioneer prayer we want to pray for new things, breakthroughs and miracles.

We aim for each to include any prayer chain requests, peoples requests on the night and focus on a topic or theme.

More info

Adorn – 25th March

Ladies you’re warmly invited to Adorn, a regular inspirational evening with dynamic teaching, fun and a great place to make new friends and develop your inner beauty as woman after God’s heart.

Adorn more than your appearance and attire, let your adornment be what’s inside.

“Let your adornment be what’s inside – the real you, the lasting beauty of a gracious and quiet spirit , in which God delights.” 1 Peter 3:4

More info

Connect Sunday – 19th April

Discover how you can connect to our church family.

If you are new to the church in the past year this is for you!

We’d like to welcome you , meet you over a free light lunch and give you the opportunity to meet our leaders and find out more about us. Discover how you can Connect into the life of our church family.

Free Light Lunch

More info

Fight Club 59 – 23rd April

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In Quick Shots, cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace offers brief answers to common objections to the Christian worldview.

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Have you joined our closed Vine Church Facebook Group yet?

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