Vine Community Church – Bees and Flowers – messages from God?

Vine Community Church – Bees and Flowers – messages from God?

We have beekeepers in our church family at The Vine. Their bees make the most wonderful-tasting honey. Of course they are really God’s bees. Everything we have really comes from God. I’ve been thinking about just how extraordinary bees are. I’m writing this in July, and there are bees of different kinds buzzing around in my garden. They especially seem to like a plant called Lamb’s Ear. I was reading the other day that female…

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Vine Community Church – God’s Plans Are For Good, Not Evil

Vine Community Church – God’s Plans Are For Good, Not Evil

Do you believe that? When we have terrible things happening in our lives are we able to see the whole picture and know that God’s plans are for good? The Bible says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” (Jeremiah 29:11). While this verse may be comforting for you in your situation now,…

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Vine Community Church – Do not despise the ‘small things’ …

Vine Community Church – Do not despise the ‘small things’ …

Last November, I walked down my garden and the weeping pussy willow tree caught my eye. Since the leaves fell, it had been a mass of dull brown twigs and – if you knew where to look – small dark buds. But that morning, some of the buds had – overnight! – turned a brilliant butter yellow colour. And I knew that, if nothing else, the tree was still alive (though dormant) and the processes…

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Vine Community Church – Every Carol tells a Story

Vine Community Church – Every Carol tells a Story

Christmas is coming! And by now you might have heard quite a few carols on the radio, each telling the Christmas Story in their own way. There’s Mary getting the news that she’s going to be the mother of Jesus – ‘The Angel Gabriel from heaven came.’ There are shepherds in the fields watching their flocks by night and a heavenly choir turns up. The lead angel says ‘Fear not, glad tidings of great joy…

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Vine Community Church

Vine Community Church

Each year, around Easter, the Spring Harvest Christian Conference partners with a Christian charity which is making a huge difference in our troubled world. Last year their partners were Samaritan’s Purse. It was moving to see the work done by this charity to bring relief to many, for example, those in war torn countries or where storm damage has left people homeless. For the next five years Spring Harvest will be working in partnership with…

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Vine Community Church

Vine Community Church

A spring in our steps and a brand new start! Are you, like me, a person who really enjoys spring? One of my children was born on the first day of spring and had he been a girl, she may have been named ‘Spring’. Looking back, she may not have appreciated what was then an unusual name so I am glad our son was named ‘Timothy’. But my joy in the season has not diminished….

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Vine Community Church Support your local churches

Vine Community Church Support your local churches

Littleport is well provided with churches. All of them, of course, are built on the foundation of the saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ – His life, death and resurrection. But each one expresses this in very different ways. So, whenever you think a local church might be useful to you, you should be able to find one with which you are comfortable. Most of the churches are represented in this magazine and most…

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The Vine Fellowship – Time

The Vine Fellowship – Time

I am sure that as you read this little article you will be able to connect with some of the thoughts and above all that you will take time to think! Last month Carol Driver wrote about the Vine Community Church being 30 years old and to many that might seem like a long time, but in comparison with other things, it is a fairly short. Since we were born, even when we were unaware,…

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The Vine Community Church

The Vine Community Church

June 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Vine Community Church in Littleport. In 1982/83, several people from Littleport and the local area worshipped at High Street Church in Isleham. In June 1987, the group of about forty adults and children were ‘planted’ back here in Littleport as a church, supported at that time by High Street Church. The name ‘The Vine’ was chosen as in John Chapter 15 Jesus says, ‘I am the Vine,…

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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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