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Sunday Gatherings

Urban Vineyard meets in two central Auckland locations on Sundays. We would love you to join us at either our 10am or 5pm gatherings.

On Sundays at 5pm we meet at 3-5 Ruru St, Eden Terrace.
Basement level on the corner of New North Road and Ruru St. Parking is available on the street and also onsite. All named carparks can be used on a Sunday except for Jetts Fitness parks. Follow the flags and signs.

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COMMUNITY PANTRY
We have a new 'community pantry'. Bring along cans of food and place them in the basket for redistribution, or come and take from it if you have need.

BLUE WINTER - Thursday 19 July, 7.30pm at Ruru St
Winter is a time of bare branches, cold weather and hibernation. Sometimes the times of our lives resonate with the seasons. During winter we can become particularly aware of the challenges we are facing.
Blue Winter is a gentle, reflective service where grief, pain or disappointment can be acknowledged and offered to God - providing an opportunity to experience His compassion and comfort.
We invite you to join us for a 45-minute service with scripture readings, prayers, communion, candle-lighting and space to reflect in your own way. After the service there will be an opportunity to have somebody pray with you if you would like.

SOUP SUNDAY - Sunday 22 July, 6.30pm at Ruru St
Stay after our gathering next week and enjoy a bowl of delicious soup together. We will be sharing in these meals every second Sunday evening for the winter months.
If you want to jump on board and take a turn with making soup, contact Emma Crawley on 021 024 82508 or emma@vineyard.org.nz.

SCREEN NIGHT - Saturday 25 August, 7.00pm at Ruru St
Save the date! We will be showing the rugby and a movie - you choose which you want to join!

URBAN@5 GROUPS
Our groups are a vital part of who we are what what we do as a church. Some are for those already part of Urban and some are for those not yet in church. There are a number of groups and opportunities to connect during the week with our Urban groups, most held here at Ruru Street.
Mondays, 6.00-7.00pm: Prayer for Urban and our City. Every Monday from 6-7 in the auditorium. Prayer and worship focussed on our city.
Tuesdays, 7.30-9.00pm: "The God I Never Knew", with Emma Crawley. Exploring Robert Morris' book on how a real friendship with the Holy Spirit can change your life.
Tuesdays, 7.30-8.45pm: Grow, with Lloyd & Victoria Rankin. Each week we will discuss and look at a topic focused on taking the next step as followers of Jesus.
Wednesdays, 11.00am-1.00pm: Community Lunch, with Will Durbin. This is such a great community event for anyone to be part of. You are welcome to meet and eat together.
Wednesdays, 7.30-9.00pm: Alpha, with Jonathan & Tanya Ives. A series of interactive sessions that explores the basics of the Christian faith.
Thursdays, 7.00-9.00pm: Urban Youth, with Barry Burton. For Year 9-13s. An awesome evening for your teens.
Fridays, 10.00-11.30am: "Emotionally Healthy Woman", with Leanne Bycroft. A DVD, discussion and Bible study looking at the things we need to quit to change our lives. For women (and infants under 1 year are welcome).
G3s: G3s are groups of 3-4 people who meet for an hour a week to work through some questions focused on spiritual growth, or focus on a topical study/book. There are a number of G3s happening already, so another option is to find 2-3 people and start a new one. If you can't make it to an Urban@5 group a G3 is a brilliant option.
For further details on joining a group, contact Emma Crawley on 021 024 82508 or emma@vineyard.org.nz

 

On Sundays at 10am we meet at the St Paul's College Hall in Ponsonby - entrance via Moira St, Ponsonby. Parking is available onsite - drive into St Pauls College via the entrance at the end of Moira St, follow the driveway around the hall and park down on the courts.

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FOOD PARCELS
We’d love for you to partner with us as we restart our monthly food parcel drop to a halfway house in our community, for those living rough or struggling to make ends meet. This is a great opportunity for us to build relationships in the wider community and to grow as a church. We will need lots of food so please donate canned goods, dry foods and anything else that can be cooked/eaten easily. There is a basket by the welcome desk on Sundays for you to drop these off. If you would like to be involved in physically dropping the food off then speak to Sam or Cam. Let us all pray that God will guide and use us to bless His community!

BLUE WINTER - Thursday 19 July, 7.30pm at Ruru St
Winter is a time of bare branches, cold weather and hibernation. Sometimes the times of our lives resonate with the seasons. During winter we can become particularly aware of the challenges we are facing.
Blue Winter is a gentle, reflective service where grief, pain or disappointment can be acknowledged and offered to God - providing an opportunity to experience His compassion and comfort.
We invite you to join us for a 45-minute service with scripture readings, prayers, communion, candle-lighting and space to reflect in your own way. After the service there will be an opportunity to have somebody pray with you if you would like.

WILD: "LIVE" INTERMEDIATES CONFERENCE - Saturday 11 August, 9am-4pm, at Shore Vineyard
A one-day event for all year 7 & 8s across NZ in both the Vineyard and the wider Church family. The goal of this day is to ignite the hearts of our intermediates with an undying love and passion for Jesus, and to change the world around them because of this.
Cost: $20 per person. To make payment or find out more, see April or Howie Dawson.
Register online at vineyard.org.nz/events

SOUP SUNDAY - Sunday 22 July, 12noon at St Pauls College
Stay after our gathering and enjoy a bowl of delicious soup together. If you'd like to bring a soup, please contact Michelle Sarkar.

URBAN'S BIRTHDAY - Sunday 29 July, 10am at St Pauls College
Save the date for our church's birthday celebrations!

URBAN@10 GROUPS
We’ve been created by God for community, and our Urban groups are an easy way to connect with each other and build deeper relationships.  See the details of the groups below and contact  Charlie Baker to join one today.
Brew Bros. - Tuesdays at 7.30pm: We brew our own beer, hang out, and sample a few craft beers.  A great way to get to know some of the other Urban guys better.
Alpha - Wednesdays at 7.00pm: Explore the big questions of life, faith and meaning.
Girls Group - Thursdays at 7.30pm: This is a great chance to get to know other women from Urban better, with plenty of space to chat and pray.
Family Group - Saturdays (fortnightly) at 2.30pm: Once a fortnight, we meet at kid-friendly spots like bike parks and playgrounds. There’s heaps for kids to do while we get to connect with each other. Get in touch so we can let you know the dates and locations.