“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
Church Life – Staying Connected
V61’s original vision of Together Bringing life to London and Beyond is as true now as it has ever been. Our mission remains but our methods during this time need to adapt. We are a church that gathers together (now virtually) and a church that is scattered together (beyond the building walls) and we’re all extenders of the Kingdom to those who need it most.
Keep reading to find out about the changes we have made to make sure that you can stay connected and supported during this time.
Sundays @ Home
There will be no in-person services happening on Sundays. Instead, we are hosting ‘Sundays @ Home’ via live stream, which we would absolutely love for you to join in with. At 10am we host Kids’ Church, a 30 minute fun service for kids and families, including games, singing, dancing, stories, and more! At 11am we host our Church @ Home service. Join in with both via our Facebook Page or YouTube Channel. If you miss it, the video will be available afterwards as well. Leave us a comment and let us know that you’re watching!
Life groups are still happening! The use of technology (Zoom, Facetime, Google Hangouts. etc.) means that groups can gather together virtually. We are aware that with social isolation increasing, our life groups, courses, and prayer groups are an important time of connection. If you’re not in a group, please contact us at email@example.com and we would love to help you get connected into a great group.
Daily Prayer Meetings – 8am Mon-Fri
We are the Church and we continue to pray for the virus to cease, for wisdom for the government, for protection for all medical teams, and for faith to rise in the midst of fear. With many people now self-isolating or working from home, we are hosting a virtual prayer gathering every weekday at 8am via Zoom. Click HERE to join.
Live Healing, Prophesy and Encouragement
Join us at 4pm every Tuesday and Thursday via Zoom. If you have pain in your body, you’d like a word of knowledge from God, or just want to be encouraged, we would love for you to join us! Join Here
We have always placed a high value on generosity as a church and we have an amazing opportunity now to give generously to those who need it most. There are so many groups which are financially affected and we want to rise up as a church to meet that need. If you need help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to donate to our emergency compassion fund (which will be used to help those most in need at this time) please go to vineyard61.org/give and tick ‘Emergency Compassion Fund’. Thank you so much.
Join the COVID-19 Response Team!
While many of our regular compassion ministries have had to pause, there are loads of other ways that you can offer compassion, kindness, neighbourliness, and love during this time. With small actions, we can make a big difference in the lives of elderly, vulnerable, and isolated individuals. Please click HERE to join our response team – we would love for you to be involved!
If You Need Help
If you find yourself with physical symptoms, economic needs, or isolation and loneliness, please contact us at email@example.com.
All of this is subject to change! We’re taking each day as it comes and asking Jesus to ‘give us today our daily bread’. We’re seeking to partner with Him to extend His Kingdom every day and in every way.
Do continue to read, meditate and declare the Psalms at this time. Here are a few verses from Psalm 46 to keep you going:
v1 ‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear.’
v10 ‘Be Still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’
All our love
Steve & Viv