Christmas at the Vineyard, 2017

Hey folks! So the Christmas season is upon us once again! (Hold on as I pour myself another mug of eggnog).

Below are a few events I’d like to highlight that will be happening at the Vineyard for this 2017 Christmas season:

  • Our kids and youth will be leading us in worship and throughout the morning on December 10th for our annual Kids Service Sunday.
  • On December 17th right after the service we want to celebrate and feast together as a family and community for the annual Christmas Feast!
  • On December 24th, as it is both a Sunday and Christmas Eve, we will gather in the morning for a shortened Christmas Eve Service from 10-11:15 a.m. Please note there will be no evening service on this day.
  • We will also have a shortened service on December 31st from 10-11:15 a.m. for a New Year’s Eve Service.

Through all the hustle and bustle that the Christmas season brings, let’s remember our Centre, whom we are celebrating.

Blessings!

Woven Together: The Art of Textiles

Flatlanders Studio is proud to present Woven Together: The Art of Textiles, by Naila Janzen and Johanna Giebrecht. Woven Together is a celebration of art that can be found in everyday lives; from the items that are daily utilized to the relationships forged.

We find ourselves in a society that has devalued traditional crafts. We have lost the ability to see and appreciate the artistry of well crafted items. “We would like the world to see that just because a work of skill can be put to a purpose does not diminish its artistry.”

Two perspectives brought together by two friends. “As we share our lives together, and our love for our craft, the threads of our lives find overlapping themes and we are woven together.”

Nov. 3 – Dec. 30, 2017 in the Flatlanders Studio. Free Admission!

Flatlanders Studio Show: Selcouth

Flatlanders Studio is hosting a new art show Selcouth: A Look Into the Upbringing of Winnipeg’s Metal Musicians by Amy Lee Zinn.

Selcouth traces 20 individuals who are active members of the metal community at large in Winnipeg, representing many different sub-genres, roles, personalities and backgrounds, while still remaining just a small snapshot of the much larger metal family in our city. More than just contradicting stereotypes, Selcouth looks to explore the individual people who make up and help create the metal scene to which they belong, and discover who they are as a person, their journey into the scene, and what surprisingly common threads tie each person together in a “scary” subculture that relies on community, cooperation and support to keep itself together.

All profits will be donated to The Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts.

For more, see the Flatlanders Studio page.

Opening Reception:
Saturday 09 September | 7PM – 10PM

Nuit Blanche Venue:
Saturday 30 September | 7:00PM – 10PM

Exhibition:
09 September 2017 – 22 October 2017

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday’s | 7pm – 4pm & Saturday’s | 1PM – 4PM

VENUE
782 Main St, 3rd Floor
Free parking on site behind building

ADMISSION
Adult – $5
Children – FREE (Under the age of 16)

Parking Lot Movie Set

Our parking lot is becoming a movie set for one week in September.  Netflix will be filming a scene in a “post tsunami disaster in Seattle” movie called “How It Ends”.  The props will include numerous smashed vehicles which will be piled up against the building by the disaster (the cars won’t actually touch the building).  

We want to you know about this so you are not alarmed!  There will be 24/7 security outside and a fence to secure the set.  Access to the building will still be at the South doors during normal office hours.

The parking will be compromised for one Sunday, Sept 17.  Access will still be available at the South and West doors via established corridors.  However, a portion of the parking lot will be occupied by the set. However the city of Winnipeg has allowed parking on either side of the street of Sutherland Avenue between Main Street and Derby Street. That means for us that latecomers will have to walk slightly further! So make sure you arrive at 10 a.m.!
This is a major rental for WCV that will contribute significantly to our income budget.  We hope any inconvenience you experience will be minimal.  Please direct any questions or concerns to John (228-0042) or Jeff (295-2349).

While there may be a few Hollywood stars on set, Jesus is still our True North!

Community Camp-Out Sign Up & Details

The summer months are approaching soon! And with it comes our annual Community Camp-out at Birds Hill Park. We are so excited to celebrate Canada Day (150 years this year!), the warm weather, and the Lord’s beautiful creation altogether as community!

Friday, June 30 – July 2, 2017. Our site this year is Group Use Area 1, Site 6. Cost is $30 per family/tent for the whole weekend. Online sign-ups are closed, but you can still come! Make sure you bring your own tent, sleeping bag, and adequate food + water for the weekend. You can also bring payment for yourself to the camp-out and you can give it to Vanessa Lewis.

We will also be including our Outer Circle gathering in the Sunday morning service on July 2nd with a BBQ lunch following! Everyone is welcome to join us for our Sunday morning service. There will be no service at 782 Main street, but a bus will be leaving in the morning for those who need a ride. Stay posted for more details about this.

Celebrating 10 Years of Flatlanders Inn

In the summer of 2007, Flatlanders Inn opened its doors. In the 10 years since that time, we have been through many changes, including several expansions, and we have been home to a total of 112 people!

It is now 2017, and we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary! We invite you to join us in the celebrations. 

It’s hard to sum up what the past 10 years have meant for us. How do you describe 10 years of the joys and challenges that come with living in community and taking in people who need a safe and nurturing place to get their feet back under them? To get a sample of some of the things it means, we invite you to check out our special edition 10th Anniversary Newsletter, where we have collected writing from current Flatlanders residents, memories from friends and former Flatlanders residents, and photos from across Flatlanders’ lifespan. Look it up on our website or pick up a copy at the info table.

We will be celebrating on Sunday, May 28, 2017, and you are invited to come celebrate with us! Flatlanders Inn will be running the morning church service (10am), then at noon we will have lunch, live music, an open house, and a living museum.

~ Tara Glowacki

Artist Talk: Freedom & the Power of Imagination

The artist talk for Freedom: The Power of Imagination is Friday, May 12th, 2017 in the Flatlanders Studio. The arists Cliff Derksen, Wilma Derksen and Odia Reimer will be talking about their work and what it means to them.

Their daughter Candace Derksen was abducted on Nov. 30, 1984. With large paintings by Wilma Derksen, installation works by Odia Reimer and sculptures by Cliff Derksen, all three artists deal with the theme of loss, forgiveness, and parenthood in diverse and varying ways.

Wilma’s paintings deal with forgiveness as space and the ‘white places’: “In my work on forgiveness, I have learned the importance of spaces — and for me they are white spaces. My work is about moving beyond one’s own control – a leap of faith into a white space.” Wilma is also an internationally best selling author of eight books.

Cliff’s sculptures depict his pain and his courage with the loss of his daughter. This show is also the unveiling of his new sculpture, “David and Goliath”!

Odia’s approach is through modern fabric installation pieces that hang effortlessly from the wall.

Artist Talk: May 12, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Exhibition Showing: May 5 – June 30, 2017

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm, Saturdays 1pm – 4pm

They are huge models of walking through the hard path and choosing to forgive. We should be coming to hear them on Friday. Odia and Larry were a part of WCV for years before moving to Altona.

Prayer & Prophetic Community Interest Gathering

We will be holding a community interest gathering on June 4th right after church for those interested in cultivating intercession, prophecy, healing prayer and prayer ministry.  You are welcome to come participate and contribute!  

We’ll gather together, meet others interested in these areas, evaluate where we’re at with these things, and envision the future together.

Everyone is welcome!

Sunday, June 4th (right after church).

Second Annual Youth Coffee House

The youth are fundraising again for Project Timothy! Please consider joining them at their Second Annual Coffee House Fundraiser on April 29th at Winnipeg Centre Vineyard. All the great things from last year are back! That includes live music, coffee, great eats and treats, raffle prizes and a 50/50 draw!

Tickets are only $10 if you buy them in advance!

We would love to have some amazing dessert donations or prizes for the raffle gift baskets! Please contact Jodi Labun if you are able to donate to support our youth.

Youth Fundraiser Lunch

Come to our youth fundraiser lunch this Sunday, Feb 26th following the service to support our youth as they raise funds to go to their discipleship bootcamp!

Lunch is $20/family or $5/person.  Contact Jodi if you are able to donate a pot of chili or help out in any way.  It’s great when we can eat together!

Vineyard Prayer Summit (Edmonton)

Coming up very soon is the Prayer Summit and Worship Symposium in Edmonton, hosted by the Harvest Vineyard!

The Vineyard Prayer Summit is a two day event dedicated to prayer and worship, and to seeking the face of God. In addition to the Summit, there will be three pre-Summit Symposiums: David Ruis, National Director of Vineyard Canada, will be speaking; Andy Park, worship leader, will be leading the Worship Symposium; and Dr. Rik Berry, professional artist, will be leading a hands-on track about the “Confluence of the Arts.”

March 1-2: Pre-Summit Symposiums.

March 3-4: Prayer Summit.

For more details and to register for one or both of these events, visit the summit website.

Please let us know if you’re planning on attending – we can coordinate!

Celebration Sunday

Coming up soon is our Celebration Sunday on Thanksgiving weekend, October 9th, 2016! This is a special service where we gather all together and dedicate the whole morning to worship. Our kids will get to join us too! (There won’t be kids church for this Sunday).

John 4:23 “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” (NIV)

Dancing, drumming, singing, flag waving, contemplation, prayer, etc. is all welcome! Join us!