PEMBA

WHAT IS PEMBA?

Pemba is a town in Northern Mozambique where Ruth Donaldson has been working as a missionary for 7 years. Her main role has been caring for boys aged from 6 years old, most of whom who have been orphaned. After the age of 16 the boys have to leave this care ( as they would in the UK) but have no support for housing, job-seeking and gaining independence. Some of these young men have found themselves back on the streets or even in prison due to widespread extreme poverty and lack of opportunity.

Ruth is now moving house, out into the Mozambiquan community where she is passionate about supporting these young adults and  providing a safety net when they need it.There are currently 3 boys who consider Ruth to be their mum, and the hope is that they can live in the house next door to Ruth where they can learn independence and life skills, but have a place to run to when times are tough. 

HOW CAN I HELP?

PRAYER
Pray for Ruth’s sons to know Jesus as their heavenly father, and for ongoing provision for their needs as they arise. Pray also for Ruth, for wisdom, patience and all the things a parent of teenagers might need! 

DONATE
We as a church regularly send money to support Ruth’s work, if you feel you would like to give regularly or a one off donation please get in touch.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Yes! If you feel you would like to see for yourself, you can visit Pemba, and not only get involved in Ruth’s work, but be part of many other ministries that are part of Iris Global in Pemba. Ruth loves having visitors!

If this is a bit much for you right now, you can join the email group to receive Ruth’s newletters and get a feel for what’s going on. 

If you are good at or passionate about fundraising this would be a great way to get involved and boost support for Ruth and Iris’ work in Pemba. You can donate financially here – http://www.rayleighvineyard.org/connect/

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Worship Skills

A chance to develop your worship/music skills with other like-minded people and band members.

2nd and 4th TUESDAYS – 8PM

Youth

Regular get togethers for food, games, fun, trips to Base Jump, Adventure Island, Bowling etc. Year 7+

FRIDAYS (TERM TIME) – VARIED VENUES – 8PM

Complete Costa

An open invitation to come AND join us at Costa Coffee, Rayleigh. Free drinks, fun and fellowship. Suitable for all ages.

EVERY OTHER 4TH SUNDAY – 5PM

Alpha Course

An opportunity to explore the meaning of life.

Food, disucssion, community – we run around 3 Alpha Courses a year. Contact us for more info.

Students & 20s Group

Open to anyone between 18 and 30.

HOUSEGROUP – 1ST & 3RD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH – 8PM

 

Men's Events

MEN’S HOUSEGROUP – 1ST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH – 8PM

MEN’S FOOTBALL GROUP – MONDAYS – TIME VARIES

MEN’S BREAKFAST – 3RD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

BEER & BOARD GAMES – DATE VARIES

Book Club

A monthly book is chosen and discussed monthly; a new book is then chosen for the next month.

2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH – 8PM

Art Club

A beginners course for anyone interested in exploring their artistic side.

1ST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH – 8PM

Housegroups

We meet together regularly (at a time other than Sunday morning) either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. There is always food (coffee & cakes) and friendship. We have an ‘open-door’ approach, so you can visit and try out any of the groups we run. There is often guitar-led worship and a talk or bible study discussion and lots of friendship.

MONDAYS – ONCE A MONTH – CHATTY LADIES – SOUTHEND – 8PM

TUESDAYS – PRAYER & WORSHIP – RAYLEIGH – 8PM

WEDNESDAYS – DAWS HEATH – 8PM

THURSDAYS – BITE SIZE, RAYLEIGH – 8PM
THURSDAYS – SOUTHEND – 8PM
THURSDAYS – EVERY OTHER WEEK – THURROCK – 8PM

 

Kids Quest

Every Sunday morning we have a challenging quiz question with a great prize for the winner, like DVDs, Disney Plushes, board games, and more.

Creche

Safe and fun creche located in the main hall, allowing parents to still participate in the Sunday Morning Vineyard.

Planet Kids

Fun activities every Sunday morning for 2s to teens; songs, crafts, games, sports, puppets, healthy snacks, led by our dedicated DBS checked team. Safe and fun creche in the main hall, allowing parents to still join in the morning service.

Coffee & Cake

Free refreshments as you arrive, including filter coffee, teas, juices, as well as cakes and pastries.

Ministry

An opportunity following the talk to respond, chat to someone and receive some prayer.

Talk

Bible based 20 minute talk about developing our Christian lifestyle and putting it into practice.

Worship

Live band singing a few contemporary songs.