OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

WHAT IS THE OCC SHOEBOX APPEAL?

The Shoebox Appeal is run by Operation Christmas Child who aims to show God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Since 1990, more than 146 million children in over 150 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.

WHY DO WE LOVE IT SO MUCH?

A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. We are able to be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.

HOW DO I CONNECT AND GET INVOLVED?

Pick up a box (or decorate your own), fill it with love and gifts for a child (check out our naughty and nice list for guidance), and deliver it to our drop off points at church or the office. OCC suggestion a donation of £5 to help cover their expenses.

This year we are aiming for at least 250 boxes, better get packing!

Here is the Operation Christmas Child website for further info and contact details: https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Rayleigh Vineyard is a company limited by guarantee (Company no. 8381215) and a registered charity (Charity no. 1152620)

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Lego Club

Come and display your construction skills at our primary school aged Lego Club. Chat Lego, make friends, get new ideas, competitions, snacks and drink also provided. Parents supervision required.

New dates announced in Janurary

Re:Fuel

Simply a time of Worship, Prophecy and Ministry. All welcome!

New dates in January

Youth

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

POST 16s GROUP – ALT FRIDAYS – WESTCLIFF – 8PM

YR 7-11 – ALT FRIDAYS – WESTCLIFF – 8PM

ALL YOUTH – ALT FRIDAYS – VARIED VENUES

Family Groups

MARRIAGE COURSE – ALT WEDNESDAYS – DAWS HEATH – 8PM

DADS & KIDS – SATURDAYS – MEGACENTRE RAYLEIGH – 9.30AM

LEGO CLUB – MEGACENTRE RAYLEIGH – NEW DATES COMING SOON

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.

Coming Soon

PARENTING COURSE
ALPHA COURSE
GROWBABY TODDLERS GROUP

Men's Events

DADS & KIDS – SATURDAYS – 9.30AM – MEGACENTRE

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.

RETURNS IN OCTOBER

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.

1ST MONDAYS – GROWBABY GROUP – RAYLEIGH – 8PM

3RD TUESDAYS – CHATTY LADIES – RAYLEIGH – 8PM
1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS – WICKFORD GROUP – 8PM

ALT WEDNESDAYS – VARYING VENUES – 8PM
WEDNESDAYS – SOUTHEND – 8PM

THURSDAYS – BITE SIZE, RAYLEIGH – 7.30PM

 

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.