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NEWCOMERS EVENINGS

 

Get to know us

If you are new to West Wilts Vineyard and wondering if we are the community for you, we strongly recommend that you join us at one of our newcomers’ evenings. They take place n a Monday evening at 7.30pm. Here you can meet the team, learn more about who we are, where we’re going and what we’re about. We’ll eat dessert and enjoy good conversation. It’s a great time to ask any questions and discover more about the Vineyard Movement and our church.

 

 

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SUNDAY GATHERINGS

 


A time to celebrate and share life

 

We know that it can be challenging to walk through the doors of somewhere new, especially if you’re not sure what to expect. So just to reassure you, we thought you would like to know that our dress code is casual and you will receive a warm welcome by friendly people available to help you find your way around. We provide free refreshments, fun and age appropriate children’s activities.There is a time of contemporary music and singing – we call this an act of worship followed by a talk relevant to life. We usually end our gathering with a time of prayer for those who would like it

 

We meet at 10.30 am at: The Spectrum Building, Clarendon Academy, Frome Road, Trowbridge, BA14 0DJ

 


 

SPECIAL SERVICES

Christmas Family Service. 10.30am | 17 December 2017                                                                                                  Easter Family Service. 10.30am | 1 April 2018
Church Anniversary. 10.30am | 20 May 2018

 

ACTIVATE

Family fun, in atables and games with Active Trowbridge. 29 October 2017 | 28 January 2018 | 29 April 2018

 

SHOEBOX SEASON

Ignition and 411 join Operation Christmas Child: A morning for children and youth from 411 and Ignition and their parents to visit the Operation Christmas Child warehouse to nd out more about the logistics behind the Christmas campaign and help with checking | 26 November 2017

 

NO SUNDAY SERVICES

25 December 2017 | 1 January 2018 | 22 July 2018 | 30 July 2018

 


GUEST SPEAKERS 2017-18

 

 

Liz Dumain, Church of England, Birmingham

22 October 2017.

A life and ministry coach, speaker, author and bible college lecturer, Liz currently works for the Church of England in Birmingham as Director of Growing Younger, leading teams responsible for youth ministry and mission consultancy. She also leads an experimental congregation called “Encounter”. Liz used to be the assistant pastor at West Wilts Vineyard.

 

 Steve Lloyd, SW Area Coordinator Operation Christmas Child

5 November 2017.

Steve is responsible for the shoeboxes across Wiltshire. This includes looking after the many satellites centres and drop-o points, sourcing, setting up and managing the warehouse and making sure the boxes are safe
to travel and meet the necessary requirements of the countries they are being sent to. He loves encouraging others to get involved with shoeboxes and sharing his passion for shoeboxes and the way in which they change children’s lives for ever.

 

.Marc James, Musician

2 November 2017

Marc works as Youth and Student Pastor in Three Rivers Church, Bedford UK, where he also heads up the worship ministry. As a musician, he has been involved in many projects over the years as a lead guitarist and worship leader, most notably the rst seven Vineyard UK albums. He has fronted the rock band “Verra Cruz” and released his third solo album “Promise” in 2016. He has a passion for unity, the presence of God and communicating Jesus to those who would bother with church!

 

Jason Clark, Vineyard Pastor & Theologian Kings College London

3 December 2017

Jason and his wife Bev oversee and lead church planting in London for Vineyard Churches UK. They also help plan and lead HUB, the national training program for potential pastors for Vineyard Churches UK. Jason also leads the Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Ministry degree for George Fox Evangelical Seminary.

 

Dr Stu Farrimond, Writer, Presenter, Doctor, Educator

14 January 2018

Stu is a science and medical writer, presenter and educator. As a trained medical doctor and quali ed teacher, he is passionate about communicating science and health sciences, seeking to inspire and engage others about these topics, which are all too easily seen as stu y and irrelevant. Stu presents and writes about health and the sciences, making appearances on radio, TV and at public events.

 

Andrew Wallis OBE, FRSA, Founder and CEO, Unseen

4 March 2018

Andrew is founder and CEO of Unseen, a multi-award winning charity “working towards a world without slavery”. He
is Chairman of the Working Group for the Centre for Social Justice’s landmark report: “It Happens Here: Equipping the United Kingdom to ght modern slavery”, and he advises and collaborates with statutory agencies and businesses on how to combat and eradicate modern slavery.

Andrew works internationally with NGOs and businesses to develop a coordinated response to modern slavery.
A former member of the UK Government’s Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group (IDMG) on Modern Slavery and Chair of the Modern Slavery Joint Strategy Group at the UK Home Office. He is a member of the EU Civil Society Platform on Trafficking in Human Beings. Works regularly with media outlets such as BBC News and Radio; Sky News; Al Jazeera; CNN; The Guardian; The Sunday Times; and BBC World Service.

 

Chris Whitlock, Founder, Pure Renewables

22 April 2018

Chris founded Pure Renewables with a passion to provide clear and accessible information about renewable technologies. He tries to apply Kingdom values to how he runs the business, treats his sta and deals with customers. Chris has a strong belief in helping to look after God’s creation in terms of encouraging people to reduce their pollutants. He also spent 12 years as General Manager and International Development Officer for Vineyard Records.

 

Val Huxley, CEO, People Against Poverty

13 May 2018

After a life changing visit to Romania in 2004 Val left her family and friends back in Kent to support the then edgling charity People Against Poverty. Since joining the charity she has been the main stay whilst going through many changes over the years, serving sel essly. Val is red for the charity’s objectives in helping to relieve communities from poverty.

 

Daniel Edmund, Founder, Milk for Tea | TedX Host, Speaker & Trainer

8 July 2018

Daniel is founder of Milk for Tea and TEDx speaker and trainer. He started Milk for Tea in 2015 as a way to not just engage with his interests but to also speak about important issues. Milk for Tea exists to challenge the current state of masculinity with emphasis on helping to combat the male suicide rate, which is the number one leading cause of death for men under 50 in the UK. Having a heart to see lives transformed through consciousness, community and communication, Daniel endeavours to induce change by introducing and promoting the modern gentleman to the current generation,

 

 

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LIFE GROUPS

 


Big things can happen in small spaces

 

Life Groups are smaller gatherings of people who meet during he week in different venues to share life. They're a fun, supportive and nurturing place where people have the opportunity to make friends and grow in faith.
 

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GLOBAL COMMUNITY

 

Living as a global community

 

West Wilts Vineyard is passionate about seeing individuals and communities ourish both at home and overseas. We seek to facilitate opportunities for people to engage spiritually, intellectually and practically in ful lling God’s heart for us to act justly and challenge injustice - locally, regionally and globally.

We are committed to learning more from people around the world about how our lives, behaviours and choices impact the marginalised and materially poor, and how we can affect change personally and corporately.

This year we will be holding regular awareness events, such as issue-based documentary film nights and monthly guest speakers at our Sunday gatherings. We also encourage our children and young adults to learn more about local and global issues, alongside the wider church, in their Sunday groups. 

 

Film Nights

Once a month we invite you to gather together to watch a film or documentary that speaks of God’s heart for justice. The films have been chosen to both challenge and inspire. 


The Insanity of God

Would you follow Jesus even when it doesn’t make sense? That’s the question that is asked of Nik and Ruth Ripken as, out of the pain of losing their only son, they choose to follow Christ into the darkest, most dangerous places on the planet. To the very heart of the persecuted Church.

Friday 8 September 2017. 7.30pm.


Poverty Incx

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews lmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the lm challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?.

Friday 6 October 2017. 7.30pm.


The True Cost of Fashion

This is a story about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on
our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary lm that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading in uencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

Friday 10 November 2017. 7.30pm.


He Named Me Malala Family Movie (teens & parents)

He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turns 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Friday 1 December 2017. 7.30pm.


Facing Darkness

In the spring of 2014, the Ebola pandemic was sweeping across West Africa. One organization stepped up with people and resources to provide compassion and care in the Name of Jesus. But when the deadly virus infected its own medical personnel, including Dr. Kent Brantly, the epic crisis truly hit home for Samaritan’s Purse and its leader Franklin Graham. Facing Darkness tells an incredible true story of faith, determination and prayer ... and of how God performed a miracle!

Friday 12 January 2018. 7.30pm.


Circle of Poison

Once a pesticide is banned in the United States for its dangerous health and environmental e ects, companies are still permitted to manufacture it for export only. This policy sends a message to the world that American lives are more valuable, yet ironically, these toxic pesticides circulate the globe and come back to the US as residues on imported food in the circle of poison.

Friday 9 February 2018. 7.30pm.


Not My Life

Not My Life comprehensively depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human tra cking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on ve continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited through an astonishing array of practices including forced labour, sex tourism, sexual exploitation, and child soldiering.

Friday 16 March 2018. 7.30pm.


Compelled by Love

Compelled by Love is a powerful, inspiring and de nitive portrait of Heidi Baker, whose ministry is based in over 30 nations around the world. Shot on the run over a period of 20 years, in 10 countries and on 4 continents in war zones, brothels, bushes and Ivy League campuses, from Hollywood to Mozambique, this lm chronicles the power of one life fully yielded to God and the truth that love wins.

Friday 20 April 2018. 7.30pm


Bottled Life

While the world’s population continues to grow at an alarming rate, water is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity. Nestle owns 70% of the bottled water industry and “He who controls water, controls life” Nestle’s CEO believes in privatising the world’s water supply and rejects the idea that access to water is a public right.

Friday 11 May 2018. 7.30pm.


An Inconvenient Truth 2

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President
Al Gore continues his tireless ght, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and in uencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes-in moments private and public, funny and poignant-as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Friday 8 June 2018. 7.30pm.


Capitalism: A Love Story

Michael Moore examines the social costs of corporate interests pursuing pro ts at the expense of public good. While this lm deals directly with capitalism in the United States we can ask ourselves how capitalism may be contributing to the inequality and injustice we see across the globe. 

Friday 6 July 2018. 7.30pm.

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VINEYARD UK & IRELAND

 

DTI NANO

For youth aged 11 - 18. DTI (Vineyard Youth) are doing a day of worship, teaching, ministry, wipeout on the beach, plus special guests and epic in atables and loads of fun together. It will be jam-packed with fun stu and the worship will be amazing.

It’s £15 per head, which includes lunch, plus any travel costs. Bursaries are available if needed. It’s a great opportunity for our young people to have fun, encounter God, and get red up as they start another school year.

10am - 8.30pm, Saturday 7 October 2017. Bournemouth.


ILLUMINATE

Vineyard women’s conference organised by Causeway Coast Vineyard in Northern Ireland, with Havilah Cunnington, Debbie Wright, Michael Shannon and Joanne Hogg.

10 - 11 November 2017. Coleraine, Northern Ireland


FREEDOM - VINEYARD NATIONAL LEADERS CONFERENCE

This conference is a real highlight of the Vineyard calendar; a time where we gather as leaders in Vineyard churches to worship together, minister to one another, catch up over food and drink, seek God and spend time in His presence. This event is open to anybody who is in a position of leadership in the church - whether that’s kid’s work, worship, community action and so on.
Tickets will be available from 1 September.

30 January - 1 February 2018. Nottingham 

 

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