Learning Zone - Opportunities
Sep
25
to May 9

Learning Zone - Opportunities

Volunteer with The Learning Zone

New Opportunities to Support the Learning Zone in Changing Kids Lives

The Learning Zone is powerfully changing the trajectory of kids’ lives…and particularly those who God knows are the most powerless and vulnerable. To maintain this impact, the Learning Zone is seeking those who can participate through their skills in:

·         Community fundraising

·         Grant writing

·         Event planning of an annual fundraiser

Could you serve the future of these kids in one of these roles? If so, please contact Pastors Brad or Ron by email or calling the Vineyard office at 310.391.7366.

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The Six Battles Every Man Must Face
Feb
23
to Feb 24

The Six Battles Every Man Must Face

We invite every man to join for a special time exploring 6 battles every man faces on their journey to a successful Christian life. Inspired by a book by Bill Perkins, we'll explore the battles for Identity, Personal Holiness, Family, Pain/Temptation, Friends and Faith.  You'll hear from a number of your peers about how they've been personally affected in these areas and have grown in their faith.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join with other men through worship, food, fellowship, prayer…and to grow personally in your journey as a man. Sign up today.

Friday, Feb 23 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Snack included)
Saturday, Feb 24 - 8:30 am – 12:30 (Breakfast included)

Cost: Just $10 in advance / $15 at the door

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Baptism Interest Meeting
Mar
18
to Mar 25

Baptism Interest Meeting

If you've never been baptized since making a decision to follow Jesus, then consider being baptized on Easter Sunday afternoon, April 1, in the Pacific Ocean!

Join us for one of our Baptism Informational Meetings if you're interested in finding out more. 

Attending one of the Baptism meetings is required for those interested in being baptized on Easter Sunday.  Baptism meetings will be immediately following every Sunday service on March 18 & 25. 

If you're a middle or high school student interested in being baptized, then a special class is required for you. If you're a middle or high school student, contact Jonathan (Pastor of Student Ministries) to find out more. 

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Winter Camp (youth)
Feb
17
to Feb 19

Winter Camp (youth)

Our annual Vineyard Youth Winter Camp is fast approaching.  We will be heading up to Big Bear on President's Day weekend, February 17-19, 2018. This trip is open to all current 6th-12th graders.

Winter Camp is a great opportunity for middle and high school students to join with other teenagers from Vineyard communities around SoCal and gather for spiritual growth, deepening of relationships, mountain memory-making, and maybe some snow! 

The cost is $200 (early-bird).  While a slightly higher cost than our Equip summer camp, we add the cost of professional transportation and facilities while there.  We will be staying at Camp Cedar Lake.  We don't want finances to prohibit participation, so partial financial aid is available to qualifying participants. If you're in need of financial assistance, please contact one of our youth pastors.

In our experience, trips like this one can include defining moments for your teenager's faith and spiritual growth.  We encourage you to make this a priority and encourage your child to attend!

The cost will increase to $225 on January 1. Our total capacity is 45 (leaders & students combined).  Register to reserve your spot.

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Couples Café (and Childcare)
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Couples Café (and Childcare)

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What More Do You Want In Your Marriage?

We all want to be happy in our marriages.  But what if God's primary intent for your marriage isn't to make you JUST happy....but also holy?

Come to Couple’s Café on February 16th at 7:00p.m.  for a reminder via video that Happy is Good.  Holy is better....with author Gary Thomas.  He will explain how marriage trains us to love God and others well, and how it makes us more aware of God's presence and how it leads to much joy and fulfillment.  

No need to register, just come on February 16th, 2018 at 7:00pm. in the sanctuary.  

However, if you need childcare...sign up in the lobby after service, or on the vineyard app, or on the link provided below by February 14th.   Cost is $10 per child and $5 for each additional child.       

 


A source for growing through the common challenges of marriage.  There is a difference between being married and building a marriage.  The Couple's Cafe' is an every-other-month gathering geared to give you an opportunity to invest in your marriage.  All couples are invited!

 
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IF : GATHERING
Feb
9
to Feb 10

IF : GATHERING

  • Westside Vineyard Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Women of all ages: 

Friday, February 9, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday, February 10, 9:00am-4:00pm

The IF:Gathering is a fresh, deep, honest space for a new generation of women to wrestle with the essential question: IF God is real... then we want more than anything to live like it. We will gather at the Vineyard facility to join in this special time. 

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Getting Planted Class
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Getting Planted Class

For those newer to the Vineyard who are desiring to explore or establish deeper connection and commitment, we encourage you to join us for this dinner and talk which will provide an overview of who we are, who we are called to become and how we move forward in embracing our calling as a church community.  Childcare is free if you register by the previous Sunday. 

Topics include:

  • Why we exist
  • The bigger picture of what the Vineyard is about
  • What God has called us to be (our vision)
  • How You can be a meaningful part of God's calling in this time and place

You also will be able to freely ask questions concerning these and other topics.

The class allows you the opportunity to meet the entire Westside Vineyard staff and several key leaders.

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Ekklesia
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

Ekklesia

A gathering of the church for a Family Meal, seeking God together in prayer and praising Him with glad and sincere hearts.

Sunday, January 21st, 6:00PM

Please get a $5 meal ticket in advance so we can plan for dinner.

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles....46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
— Acts 2:42-46
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Street Ministry 101
Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

Street Ministry 101

You're invited to a special four week Saturday morning course called "Street Ministry 101." Along with helping us to better understand the context (physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual) of those living on the streets,  this workshop is a well-rounded training for anyone who would like to more effectively engage in working with the poor, homeless, or other people living on the streets.  The cost is $50 for all classes or $15 per class. Space is limited. 

For more information and/or to register, contact Melissa Minder
310-429-7631

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Bible Reading Plan
Jan
1
to Jan 18

Bible Reading Plan

READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN 2018
You can access a plan to read through the Bible in 2018!  Visit the free Vineyard APP. You canalso pick up a hard copy in the  Book Nook following the gathering on Sunday.

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Christmas Eve with candlelight
Dec
24
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas Eve with candlelight

10am  •  5pm  •  7pm

You're invited to join one of our special candlelight gatherings in worship of our newborn King. 

For Families: 

10am:  
Vineyard Kids (3 months-5th grade) will be available
5pm:  Childcare for ages 7 and under will be available
7pm:  There will be no childcare or programs for infants/children at the 7pm gathering

 

 

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RAMP-y Christmas
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

RAMP-y Christmas

 

"Have Yourself a very RAMP-y Christmas: Come join 3rd-5th grade Westside Vineyard Kids as we celebrate a very special Christmas RAMP Hang-out! There will be fun games, great snacks, a special message and a gift exchange! Please bring a wrapped gift under $5 and get ready to have some super-awesome fun! Last Hang-out before Winter Camp!"

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Host a Holiday Party Challenge
Dec
2
to Dec 10

Host a Holiday Party Challenge

Grow in Rediscovering the Art of Neighboring
through the Vineyard Host a Holiday Party Challenge!

WE’RE ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO CONSIDER HOSTING A SIMPLE HOLIDAY PARTY FOR IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORS!  HERE ARE SOME PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS:
 

  • Define the most natural group of 6 to 30 households around you.
  • Pick a date on the first couple weekend in December.
  • Often a simple cider and desert gathering in the afternoon / early evening allows a more open drop-in freedom.
  • Use the term “holiday” rather than Christmas
  • Keep it simple… it can help everyone feel more real and relaxed.
  • A great way to build relationship in the process is to ask one or two neighbors about the idea and then if interested... put it on together.
  • Purpose: to get to know your neighbors and learn to love them…
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Men's Breakfast
Oct
28
8:30 AM08:30

Men's Breakfast

A Man’s Calling

A special morning for men to gather… and grow. Men today still carry the desire to be heroes…but can feel less clear about their purpose and place. But our original call is still at hand…because God created man for greatness…and to care of the world. Dr Tony Evans, by video, brings this call to bear in a dynamic fashion. Tony Evans is considered one the most influential voices today. He is a pastor, speaker, best-selling author, and has served as chaplain for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.

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Group Life
Sep
25
to Oct 14

Group Life

The larger gatherings of the church provide a unique spiritual connection...as we join our voices in worship and hear God’s Word speak to us. However, the relational connection that we need to truly connect and grow, is what small groups are all about.

Life Groups

CONNECT . EXPLORE . GROW

Life. It is what God gives and we share together. Life Groups are where you will CONNECT with others and GROW in life rooted and flowing from God. Life Groups are not designed to simply be a social group…nor an academic study of the Bible. Life Groups are for those who know that growth requires change... and change involves personal exploration as well as supportive partners. Groups begin with larger group connection and a focus on God’s presence (worship) …and then, generally in smaller sets of 3 or 4, focus on how God is personally speaking to us through the Scriptures and forming His love in us.

While most of our groups are structured as Life Groups, we also have groups for special focuses. You will find all groups listed here. The choice to take the next step to connect and grow is yours. We believe it is one of the most valuable steps you will take.

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All-Church Picnic & Baptisms
Sep
3
1:00 PM13:00

All-Church Picnic & Baptisms

Westside Vineyard All-Church Picnic & Beach Baptisms

Sunday, September 3, 1:00pm-4:30pm @ Ocean Beach Park 1 in Santa Monica

Bring your own picnic lunch unless you already pre-purchasde a meal ticket in advance. No meal tickets will be sold at the picnic.

BEST PARKING UPDATE:

Lot open at Hollister -- it says short-term, but that's if you go to the right -- when you go to the left it's long-term and it's at a pay machine. You park right next to park ($10). 3 blocks north of ocean park. http://www.westsidevineyard.com/…/all-church-picnic-baptisms

 

 

 

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Young Adults Summer Series - After Service 'BYO lunch'
Aug
27
1:30 PM13:30

Young Adults Summer Series - After Service 'BYO lunch'

  • Amphitheater in Central Park, Playa Vista (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our last YASS event for the year - After Service Lunch with lawn games

If you are in your 20s-30s, here's your chance to build community!

Grab your lunch to-go and meet us there. We will be gathering after the 11am service at the amphitheater in Central Park, Playa Vista.

If you're new or a familiar face, come join us!

Date: 27 August 2017
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Meet at the amphitheater in the middle of the park

Contact persons: Dora 424-312-6283 / Willoughby 209-298-0414
Email: yasswsv@gmail.com

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Young Adults Summer Series - Art Jam
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

Young Adults Summer Series - Art Jam

Up next on the Young Adults Summer Series - Art Jam, 2pm, 19 August

If you are in your 20s-30s, here's your chance to build community.

Bring your art supplies and unleash your creativity at our YASS art jam. All skill levels welcomed, join for the fellowship!

Date: 19 August 2017
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Location: 3842 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Contact Dora 424-312-6283 or email yasswsv@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Young Adults Summer Series - Movie night
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Young Adults Summer Series - Movie night

Up next on the Young Adults Summer Series - Movie night, 7pm, 6 August

If you are in your 20s-30s, here's your chance to build community.

We will be having a movie night and screening YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN! Dress up in your best Doctor, Monster, or 70's inspired outfit! 

Rootbeer floats and Popcorn provided! Bring additional snacks to share! 

Location is 11801 Courtleigh Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Contact Willoughby 209-298-0414 or Dora 424-312-6283 when you arrive. 

We have planned a whole slew of activities for the Summer so keep eye on westsidevineyard.com/events for details on future events.

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$1 Car Wash Outreach
Jul
22
8:30 AM08:30

$1 Car Wash Outreach

$1 CAR WASH OUTREACH
 

God's love is given to us freely... and generously. Join us on Saturday, July 22 as we share God's love in a practical way by washing cars (and giving drivers $1)! There are several two-hour shifts available.  This is a great way to connect with others in the Vineyard and serve in a practical way.  Spots will fill up quickly!  

Let's go serve somebody!

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Hearts4Kids Picnic
May
20
9:30 AM09:30

Hearts4Kids Picnic

HEARTS4KIDS/CHILDSHARE PICNIC

Hearts 4 Kids invites you to join us for our Annual Barbeque and Sports Day with the youth of Young Life-Impacting Hearts.  

We will spend the day with some amazing youth on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Mar Vista Park.  All are welcome!  

To learn more, visit the table after morning services 5/7 or 5/14 ...or contact Tami at hearts4kidsministry@gmail.com or (310) 874-4121.

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Learning Zone Garage Sale
May
6
8:00 AM08:00

Learning Zone Garage Sale

Get involved with The Learning ZONE / Mar Vista MEGA Garage Sale

The Learning ZONE / Mar Vista MEGA Garage Sale will be held Saturday, May 6, from 8am-1pm in partnership with the Mar Vista Community Council and entire Mar Vista community.

Last year, we surpassed our extremely ambitious goal of raising $10,000 over the Garage Sale weekend through sales and donations. Our goal once again this year is to raise $10,000 to assist with ongoing Learning ZONE operations, which includes an upgrade to sophisticated web-based Math & English foundational curriculum, educational field trips and pursuing broader fundraising efforts to ultimately expand the Learning ZONE scope and student roster. 

There are four ways you can help:

  1. PRAY for the Learning ZONE and the event!
     
  2. HOST your own Garage Sale on Saturday, May 6 and dedicate all proceeds to the Learning ZONE.
     
  3. DONATE some quality unwanted items to the Learning ZONE sale. You can drop those off at "Garage Sale Headquarters" (North / Youth Lot) any time Friday, May 5, between 12pm-8pm.
     
  4. VOLUNTEER! We need volunteers on Friday, May 5, from 12pm-8pm to help receive, sort and prepare all of the donations for the sale. We also need a great number of volunteers on the day of the event, Saturday, May 6, from 6am-3pm, to assist with event set-up and tear-down, serve as security, cashiers, sales attendants, maintenance and other positions vital for a successful event.

If you are interested in serving in any way, please contact Learning ZONE Director Ron Petronicolos at 323.839.7738 or Ron@WestsideLearningZONE.com

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Easter Baptisms
Apr
16
2:30 PM14:30

Easter Baptisms

2:30PM, VENICE BEACH

The most profound testimonies we have are those from among us who have found new life in Christ. Come share in their story and the joy of their baptisms. It will be held on the beach just south of the Venice Pier (at the end of Washington Blvd.).

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Westside Sunrise Service
Apr
16
6:00 AM06:00

Westside Sunrise Service

Join with several other Westside churches in celebrating Easter in the beauty of God's creation.   
This annual celebration will take place at Will Rogers State Beach (Pacific Palisades between Chautauqua and Temescal, Lifeguard Station #12, dress warmly and bring a blanket or beach chair).

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