A2VC- Sunday, May 12

Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor - Weekly Electronic Bulletin
Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor - Weekly Electronic Bulletin

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Vineyard Kids Summer Volunteers Needed

Everyone is invited to serve in our kids program for a Sunday or two while our teachers are on summer break. Look for sign-up sheets in the lobby, and make sure to fill out a background check form before you leave.

Vineyard Spring Cleaning Day - Saturday, May 18th @ 9am

Join us for a Spring Cleaning Day on Saturday, May 18th starting at 9am - 2pm! We’ll be replacing the lights in the sanctuary, cleaning the café and kitchen, and organizing our storage areas. Contact Pastor Donnell with questions.

Youth Pizza & Game Night - Saturday, May 18th @ 6pm

Please join the Hasselbach family at their home on Saturday, May 18th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for a pizza and game night. Address is 4518 Cherry Blossom Dr, Ypsilanti, and there is no cost or sign-up necessary. Friends are welcome too!

Newcomer Donuts and Chai - Sunday, May 19th

Meet Pastor Donnell in the cafe after the service to learn more about our church, share some of your story, and ask any questions you have about our community. We’re looking forward to helping you get connected and feel at home here.

Vineyard Membership Class - Sunday, May 19th @ 12:30pm

If you’re new or have been around for awhile, join us for our upcoming membership class. In our membership class at the Vineyard, we invite you to join a community deeply rooted in the teachings and spirit of Jesus Christ. Emphasizing humility, transparency, and a willingness to engage with tough questions, we explore the transformative power of living in true relationship with Christ and each other. Together, we strive to remain open and responsive to the Holy Spirit’s ongoing work in our lives, celebrating the flexibility and messiness that comes with genuine faith. You belong at the Vineyard, so join us after church in the meeting room on Sunday, May 19th. Glen Hillaker, glen.hillaker@annarborvineyard.org, is leading this class.

Sunday Night Worship - Sunday, May 19th @6:30pm

Worship is the expression of reverence, honor and respect to God. Join us for a time of extended community worship - focusing on the heart through intimate songs and restorative prayer. Sunday evening, May 19th, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Pastor Shaun’s house (329 Oak Street, Ypsilanti).  All ages welcome!

Elementary Kids Meet Up - Sunday, May 26th

Families of kids aged 6-11 are invited to join for the Elementary Kids Meetup small group on Sunday, May 26. We’ll meet in the cafe after church for lunch, a fun group project, and a conversation about faith and life. Talk to Rafael and LaVon Mejia to learn more (203) 545-9981.

Vineyard Clothing Exchange - Sunday, June 2nd

We will be hosting a clothing exchange for both children and adult members of the Vineyard family following service. In an effort to reduce waste and provide each other with what we need, all are welcome to participate. If you are doing some spring cleaning and would like to donate some clean, gently used clothing items (shoes and all), we will collect them untill Sunday, May 26th (one week before our event). We are in need of volunteers on both Sunday, May 26th to sort clothing after service in preparation for the exchange, and then on June 2nd to help with setup and cleanup. Please contact Liz Ludwig-Borycz, lizzerlud@gmail.com, if you have any questions and/or would like to volunteer to help!

8th Annual DRC Unity Walk - Saturday, June 8th

Participate in the 5 mile walk, 1.5 mile walk, or just join for the after walk celebration at Brown Chapel AME Church for fellowship and fun! Church address is 1043 W Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti). Registraton link is here: https://thedisputeresolutioncenter.networkforgood.com/events/68519-2024-bridging-23-unity-walk-individual-registration

VineyardUSA National Conference - July 15th through 18th

Join us Monday, July 15th through Thursday, July 18th at the 2024 VineyardUSA National Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vineyard movement! Dive into a transformative experience with inspirational sessions, role-based meetups, vibrant worship, and insightful teachings, all designed to deepen your faith and foster community connections. There is a group of congregants from the Ann Arbor Vineyard planning to attend this event, so email vineyardnc@annarborvineyard.org to connect with them.  

Homeless Ministry Donation Bins

In order to help prevent the recipience of unneeded items, our homeless ministry donation boxes will be covered during the week in between Sunday Celebrations. Please note that items such as clothing and books are not being collected, but can be donated elsewhere. (We have donated to the House By the Side of the Road before, located at 2051 S. State Street, Ann Arbor).

Welcome Dawn Raney, our new Office Administrator

Dawn Raney serves as the church’s Office Administrator. Dawn is a lifelong Michigander, and resides in the Dexter area with her husband, David, three kiddos, dog, and chickens. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering at her children’s school, learning about homesteading, and cheering her family on in all of their extracurricular activities. Dawn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies, and is planning to pursue a graduate degree in Christian Counseling in the near future. Her hobbies include reading, music, podcasts, rollercoasters, and anything classic Disney. Dawn feels very blessed to be a part of the team and mission here at the Vineyard!

VineyardUSA Resource - We Are Vineyard Podcast

In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jay chats with Gary Dawkins about growing up in a Black Baptist Church in Baltimore and the practical intersection of church and neighborhood. Gary talks about the Holy Spirit encounter that convinced him Jesus was real, the roundabout way he found himself in a Vineyard Church, and the powerful moment he fell in love with the Vineyard Movement. Finally, Gary shares where he’s seen progress in the Vineyard regarding racial equity and where he still sees the need for breakthrough. Gary Dawkins is a pastor, public communicator, and community leader who earned his MBA from Syracuse University and Master of Science in Communications Management from Morgan State University, a historically black university (HBCU). He serves as Lead Pastor of the Mercy Vineyard Church in Minneapolis, MN.


If you think of Vineyard as your church home, giving regularly is a way to be a part of the work we’re doing in and outside of our church. We love that we get to play a part in the generosity God extends to others through our benevolence fund, Easter giveaway, Sunday celebrations, ministry of presence, and more. You made it happen through your prayers, service, and financial gifts!

Homeless Ministry Donations Needed!

Homeless Ministry could use specific donations of chocolate Ensure, canned soup (with a pop-top, NOT condensed), granola bars, tuna in packets (NOT canned), and bottled water. Questions? Ask Pastor Shaun at shaun.walker@annarborvineyard.com or text him at 734-945-7670

Sunday Morning Prayer

Join us at 10:15am in office A2 (office to the right in the gallery area) each Sunday to pray for our service and our church community.

Youth Group

6th-12th grade students are invited to gather in the youth room on the first and third Sundays of the month during the service from 11:00am-12:15pm. We start youth group with a game or an activity. There are donuts or some type of treat followed by a quick lesson and faith based discussion. We typically end by sharing prayer requests.

Intercessory Prayer

If you want to pray together for our church, community, and loved ones, join our intercessors group online. Contact intercessors@annarborvineyard.org for details.

Blue Prayer Cards

Fill out our online prayer card, and the pastoral staff will pray for you.

One-on-One Prayer

If you would like someone to pray for you personally, email prayerteam@annarborvineyard.org with your name and phone number. Someone on our prayer team will give you a call.

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