News & Updates
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.
GOD IN MY EVERYTHING
We’re spending Term 1 focusing our groups and Sunday teaching on a book called “God in my Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God” by Ken Shigematsu. It’s a really good book and it would be fabulous if everyone had a paper or digital copy of their own to read and work from. (Of course you will still get loads from the Sunday meetings and groups if you are just visiting). E-book versions are currently on sale, available via Apple iBooks, Amazon & Kobo - more details on Facebook. Urban Groups have started and are working through the material each week.
CHILDREN & YOUTH
A parents & babies room is available during the Sunday meetings with audio link - and refreshments available. A toddlers space is available in the cafe.
Children's programme coming soon
YOUTH GROUP starts March 8th, 7:30pm at Ruru St.
Every Thursday at 7:00 from then on. Contact Barry Burton or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date for our picnic - Saturday 10th March, 12.00pm at Muriwai Beach. We’d love to see you all there. More details on Facebook and in the newsletter.
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.
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: Emma Crawley’s Group. Exploring how to help busy people enjoy God working from the Sunday talks and our book "God in My Everything".
Thursdays, 7.00-9.00pm: Urban Youth, with Barry Burton. Starting March 8th. Year 9-13s. An awesome evening for your teens.
Friday mornings: A Group for Women, with Leanne Bycroft. Starting shortly - watch this space for more details.
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 email@example.com
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.
THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL LIFE
During Term 1, all our Urban groups and Sunday gatherings are going to centre around “The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ” by James Bryan Smith. This is a really inspiring book that will get us off to a great start for the new year.Copies are available today from the Welcome Table for $20. We would love everyone to get a copy before we start on 11 February. Groups start from Monday 12 February - stay tuned for more details of the groups available and sign up for one this Sunday!
URBAN@10 CAMP - 16-18 March at Martin’s Bay, Mahurangi
Urban is going camping again! We had such a great weekend together last year, and we can’t wait to do it again. We’ve booked a space at the beautiful Martin’s Bay in Mahurangi so we can all hang out together. We will also be doing baptisms at camp on Sunday! Our tent sites are now all booked but there are lots of nearby options for accomodation or come and join us there for a day. Contact Jenny Giffen for more details - 021 0262 7739.
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. During Term 1, our Urban groups are centering around “The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ” by James Bryan Smith. Groups start this week - see the details of the groups below and join one today!
Playgroup - Tuesdays at 9.30am: Connect with other parents over a coffee while your children play. For term 1, we’ll be making the most of the good weather by going on outings together and visiting parks and playgrounds. Get in touch so we can let you know the locations each week.
Brew Bros. - Tuesdays at 7.30pm: We brew our own beer, hang out, and sample a few craft beers. We’ll be talking about “The Good and Beautiful Life” along the way. A great way to get to know some of the other Urban guys better.
"The Good & Beautiful Life" Group - Wednesdays at 7.45pm: Explore how to grow in our faith journey in a space where we can also get to know each other better. We will be centering our discussions around the inspiring book, “The Good and Beautiful Life”.
Girls Group - Thursdays at 7.30pm: This is a great chance to get to know other women from Urban better. We will be centering our discussions around the inspiring book, “The Good and Beautiful Life” with plenty of space to chat and pray. On the first Thursday of each month, we’ll be joining in with the Girls Gathering.
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. Starts Saturday 3 March - get in touch so we can let you know the dates and locations.
VISION SUNDAY & BOOST WEEK - 4 -11 March
Come along for this special gathering to hear about our vision for Urban Vineyard and who God is calling us to be. Then stay on for lunch and a working bee to get our church equipment looking amazing for the year ahead.
Following on from Vision Sunday, we’d love to invite you to join us in a week of prayer for our church. Each day we’ll be praying for different areas of our church’s community, ministry and outreach. There’ll be daily themes and prayer points to kickstart your prayers. Save the dates, more details coming soon.
WELCOME TO URBAN@10: URBAN 101 - Sunday 11 March, from noon, at St Pauls College
If you’re new to Urban@10, you’re invited to Urban 101. This is a one-off gathering, where you can hear our vision and our stories, ask your questions and meet some members of our team over a light lunch.