The Vine Fellowship On Conversion!

The Vine Fellowship On Conversion!

At the age of 16, I began my apprenticeship as an electrical maintenance engineer at the AEC, where the famous Route Master London buses were made. Today they might be used for weddings or school proms. At 18, I became a Christian. It didn’t take me long to realise that the language people used in the factory was very different to the language people used in church! I was keen to share my faith with…

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The Vine Fellowship “Evidence That Demands A Verdict”

The Vine Fellowship “Evidence That Demands A Verdict”

As well as being the title of a book by Josh McDowell, this statement is very relevant for those of us who have been doing the Alpha course at the Vine Community Church. In our second session we learnt from a barrister, Nicky Gumbel, how we can trust the documents that make up the New Testament as reliable accounts of historical events that took place around 2000 years ago. Nicky pointed to sources outside the…

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A message from The Vine Community Church

A message from The Vine Community Church

It’s Sunday and the Vine Church is gathering for its Morning Meeting. Some people come very early, because there are always things to be prepared. So the musicians arrive early to practice; the teachers come to lay out stuff ready for the children; the ‘hospitality people’ get everything ready to serve tea and coffee, at the end of the meeting. Gradually people arrive. Some of us come with wheelchairs, walking sticks and walkers; so we…

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A Reflection from the Vine Community Church

A Reflection from the Vine Community Church

Over this last year we have reflected on the various times and seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn and now we are in Winter! Littleport is now surrounded by fields that have been harvested: some already planted and the first green shoots showing signs of life for a New Year, the earth looking forward and waiting for the rain,sun and heat to go through another season At the Vine , in October ,we as one local newspaper…

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A Reflection from The Vine Community Church

A Reflection from The Vine Community Church

Last time in Littleport Life we reflected on “The Times & The seasons”. It is good to understand that behind them is something/someone who makes them happen! If it was left to us we would all have our different ideas and would probably end up getting it wrong anyway but as we reflect on nature around us, it all comes together in perfect harmony which means it is organised. It just does not happen on…

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A Message from the Vine Community Church

A Message from the Vine Community Church

The Times and The Seasons Driving through the fens this week and looking at the activity on the land, I was caused once again to think that the times and seasons are defined by the movements of the master clock in the sky. Having lived for the last fifteen years in this area, the order in which things happen it never ceases to amaze me. We have seed time, growing time, harvest time all orchestrated…

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