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This Week

Sunday Service and this Week's Devotionals
Promise Keeper -- Our Faithful God

Be with us this Sunday morning at 11 AM (please note the new start time) for our weekly service as we continue our new series, "Promise Keeper -- Our Faithful God."  This Sunday's message will be, "The Promise of Paradise," with Founding Pastor Bill Dwyer.  Tune in!  

Our kids also have an online Sunday service of their own at 10 AM on Facebook and YouTube, and we have a Youth Live service at 11 AM on Sundays on Instagram under awaken_vineyard..

Continuing on the theme of "Promise Keeper -- Our Faithful God," be with us Monday through Friday, July 20-July 24, at 9 AM, for our Daily Devotionals. We hope that you can take advantage of hearing and meditating on the Word of God daily.

Please go to and

Gathering Online
An Update from Pastor Jimmy

We truly enjoyed gathering last week in person.  It was wonderful to see each other and we look forward to the day we can do it again. We pray it will be soon.  Click here for Pastor Jimmy's letter on our website with an update on the current restrictions from the governor, mayor, and CDC for religious gatherings and how it impacts the Vineyard, as we continue with our online presence only.

WoVen Island Fun Fest
Saturday, July 18, 9:30-11 AM

Deadline to register, (Today) Thursday, July 16.

Ladies, join us for this opportunity to gather and connect, from the comfort of our homes on Zoom at our WoVen Island Fun Fest, Saturday, July 18, 9:30 to 11 AM.  Bring your prettiest teacup, mug, or beverage glass.  

For this month's Zoom, bring your favorite fruit or fruits for "show and tell."

After the welcome and announcements, we will have a time of worship, hear brief inspirational messages from three women in our church family, and then go to our "tea tables," AKA breakout rooms, for prayer.

We are in need of table-breakout room "hostesses," who can lead women in sharing prayer requests and praying for each other.  Please let us know if you are willing to be a hostess.

Registration closes Thursday, July 18. Registrants will be emailed with the Zoom Meeting ID and the lyrics for worship.  
To register, click here 

Girlfriends Bible Study & Craft Morning
Saturday, July 25, 9:30-11 AM

Deadline to register, Thursday, July 23.

We're excited to invite you, ladies, to a relaxed morning in community on Zoom.  We will have a brief Bible study on the current week's sermon, prayer time, and a directed craft activity.   Join us with your Bible and your favorite morning beverage.

Registration closes July 23.  Once you register, you will be sent the Zoom log-in information, the Bible study verses we'll look at, and a list of supplies needed for our craft, probably all things you have at home already. 
To register, click here 

Jubilee Tutoring Center Backpack Giveaway
Saturday, August 8th

It's time for Jubilee Tutoring Center's annual Backpack Giveaway!  This year, we will bless the community with a Drive Through Backpack Giveaway in our main parking lot.  We will need volunteers, but not as much physical help this year because Ian Liu will be organizing the team and getting his Boy Scout troop to help out for his boy Scout Eagle Project!  (Time TBA.  We'll keep you posted.)
What we need from you this year is prayer!  Please begin praying for all the families and kids that will be coming through to receive a backpack and supplies.  

We intend to give 150 backpacks away this year!  Would you take the time and write out a short blessing on a 3×5 index card to place in the backpack?   Or ...  write a few, we need 150!!

Here's an example:
God loves you so much!  I hope this school year is a great one for you!  Love, (your first name)
These cards can be dropped off in the office during church business hours or mailed in, attention Jubilee.  Any questions you can contact Jacquelyn Mendoza at 818-776-9696, ext 215, or

VV Helping Hand Fund
We’ve setup a Helping Hand Fund to help those in our church community that are struggling through this pandemic and to help fund our outreach of extending the love of God to our neighbors.  If you feel led to contribute to this new fund, please do so above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings.  In Zelle, by text, on our app, or on our website, you can add a note for this ministry.  If you're writing a check, you can write Helping Hand Fund in the memo.

Serving Thursdays through Summer

Volunteers:  If you can, please plan to arrive at 10 AM.

The VV Pop-Up Food Pantry will be open again this Thursday at 12 noon until 1 PM in the main parking lot. If you or anyone you know can use a bag of groceries in these difficult times, come on by.  Our team is ready to serve.
If you want to volunteer to help at the VV Food Pantry, please arrive at 10 AM on Thursday morning to help pack groceries and set up for food distribution.
Donations are also welcome.  Monetary donations can be made by check or online.  Please write “drive-thru food pantry” in the memo section of the check or the online form.
Food donations can be dropped off at the office, which is open from 10 AM till 3 PM, Tuesday through Friday.
Contact Kevin if you’re interested.

Please note:  This weekly food pantry is intended to help with food supplies for those impacted by the COVID pandemic and resulting economic fallout.  We plan to remain open every Thursday until the crisis is past and the need has been met.  Our Manna food bank remains open on Saturdays from 10:30 AM until 12 noon.

Manna Ministry
Manna Food Bank continues to operate on Saturdays and also welcomes donations of nonperishable food items: pasta, pasta sauce, boxed macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, canned veggies, canned fruit, canned meats, cereal, nonperishable milk, etc.  You can drop these off during office hours, Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM-3 PM. 
Manna info:  818-343-3626 or

Live Phone Stream--A way for all "To Attend"

Join us from home Sunday services through a mobile phone or home landline. Simply dial the toll free number 844-988-8814 at 11 AM on Sundays. They can also call in advance and press 1 to get a call when the Sunday service goes live. If they miss the service at the time when it is live, they will still be able to listen to the service by dialing the number anytime during the week. Pass this news on to those you know who may need this service. 

Zoom Virtual Connect Groups
There's a Zoom group for you!  Check out our many weekly Zoom Connect Groups throughout the week. We want to encourage you to go against the natural tendency to withdraw during a crisis.  We need each other.  You will see life when you seek to connect with God and His Body. And there's something about seeing each other's smiling faces--no masks needed! Go to to see the different groups available. 

Valley Vineyard Helpline
We care about our Vineyard Family and want to be available.  We have a helpline and team ready to reach out.  Call us or text the word HELPLINE to 818-776-9696 if you need help with getting groceries or picking up prescriptions. You can also go to to reach us.

How Can We Pray for You?
We want to remember each other in prayer, a high value at the Vineyard; we take prayer requests seriously. We do take time to pray for all the needs. If you have prayer requests, you can text the word PRAY to 818-776-9696 or go to  

Staying Connected as a Church Family

  • Check out all the many ways we can stay connected.  There's something for everyone.
  • Join us at 9 AM Monday through Friday next week, July 20-July 24, for our Daily Devotional Series, "Promise Keeper -- Our Faithful God."
  • The devotionals are at and
  • Please visit our website and app to stay informed.
  • To join the Sunday 10 AM or Wednesday 7 PM prayer call:  Dial 425-436-6200 and enter access code 584032# when prompted.
  • Someone is in the office from 10 to 3, Tuesday-Friday, to check mail, receive tithes and offerings, and accept donations for Manna.   
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