Weekend Away – 20-22 May 2016

We’re going to Cefn Lea on Friday 20 May until Sunday 22 May – want to come with us?

Numbers are limited and so booking early is essential!  We will be arriving by 5 pm (supper at 8 pm) on the Friday and leaving after lunch on Sunday.  If you need a lift let us know.

We will be staying in Leisure Homes (caravans) and you will need to bring a sleeping bag (or bed linen), towel and pillow case.

We will be able to spend time having fun, worshipping, praying and enjoying the beautiful countryside.  A full programme of the weekend will be issued nearer the time.

The cost is £78 per person plus a contribution to petrol costs if you need a lift.

Check out Cefn Lea here! Any queries or to book a place please contact Nicola.

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January 2016

We started the year by looking at the Nazarite Manifesto from Luke 4:14-30 and thinking about what we proclaim through our words and actions in everyday life.  Do we proclaim good news, do we proclaim Jesus, do our words match our actions?

Throughout January we have been hearing from a different people about something that they are passionate and which is part of how they proclaim the good news to others.

We heard from Susan who spoke about volunteering with Open Doors, Bev spoke about democracy, engaging with politics and Christians in Politics, John spoke about Israel, Helen spoke about peace and we also thought about those working more locally to help others in our community.

 

 

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December 2015 update

As you will have guess from the intermittent nature of our posts we are still looking for a volunteer who will keep our blog up to date!  Apologies for any inconvenience that this is causing.

We continue to meet for Vitalise every Sunday throughout the Christmas period.  Remember that we are meeting upstairs at Darlington Street Methodist Church, you can find us through the second red door at the School Street entrance to the Church (School Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LF).  Parking is available at Fold Street Car Park.

We will not be meeting for Morning Prayer during the holiday fortnight.  The last Morning Prayer this year will be on Tuesday 22 December and we will be back again in Starbucks at 9 am on Tuesday 5 January.  We will be praying even though we are not meeting so please to message or email your prayer requests.

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Fresh Expressions update

We are really grateful to Fresh Expressions for publishing a Vitalise update. Use this link to find the article and use this link for the September update from Fresh Expressions.

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Thank you to everyone who took part …

.. in our special service of Baptism, Confirmation and Membership, it looked a bit like this!

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Alpha Course starts again on 26 September

We are starting the Alpha course again on Saturday 26 September.  Use this link to find out more!
 

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Baptism, Confirmation and Membership

Everyone is welcome to join us on Sunday 6 September at 4 pm as members of the Vitalise community will be baptised, confirmed and admitted into membership.

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The service will be followed by a BBQ and entertainment.

Please pray for the candidates as they prepare.

We are SOOOOO excited about this service!

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Blog post silence is now broken!

So we’ve not posted for just over two months. What have we been doing!

On Sunday evenings at Vitalise we have been looking at Mark’s Gospel. This series will continue throughout August. Do get in touch if you’ve like to find out more.

We came to the end of this year’s Growing Young Leaders Course. We celebrated with food at Bishop Clive’s house and a presentation then we went bowling.

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We have finished the Alpha Course and had two great away days. Alpha will be back in September, again get in touch if you’d like more information.

We are working on this year’s Christmas Project – Wolves Sat Nav, watch this space for more information and put Saturday 19 December 5 pm in your calendar.

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We have also been to Soul Survivor – it rained alot and looked a bit like this but much fun was had by all!

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Vitalise Football is up and running on the third Sunday afternoon of each month. All the information you might need if you want to join in is on this poster:

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We have a special service on Sunday 6 September at 4 pm when members of our community will be baptised, confirmed and admitted into membership. Do join us for this special celebration, everyone is welcome.

Use this link to email us for more information.

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Sunday 31 May

Nicola led our service this evening. Today is Trinity Sunday and we thought about living our lives in a way that acknowledges Jesus’ authority.

We broke into small groupa to look at different Bible passages and discovered that during his earthly ministry Jesus had authority over people, over nature, over spirits, over sickness and over death. Encouraged by this we spent time in creative prayer bringing to Jesus those situations where we longed to see Jesus’ authority and where we hoped for change.

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Sunday 24 May

Today we celebrated Pentecost but we started off by washing each other’s feet. Some people were so uncomfortable with this that they were not able to participate, others seemed to enjoy it just a bit too much!! We thought about serving Christ in each other and in strangers, which is sometimes easy and sometimes really hard.

We thought about the Holy Spirit giving us the gifts we need to serve others. We spent time in silence and prayer reflecting on the challenges and opportunies we have to serve others and asking God for the gifts we need in order to do this.

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