F.L.O.W. (Family Life On Wednesday)
Our Wednesday night activities @ 6:30 p.m include: (1) Awana children's program in the upstairs of the Student Center, (2) Counter Culture youth in the downstairs of the Student Center, (3) Community Group for adults in the upstairs of the Office building.
SPRING BLESSING SWAP - APRIL 21
Spring Blessing Swap 2018 will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9am-12pm in the Student Center. Please bring spring/summer clothing to swap with others. Please make sure they are in wearable condition. Check out "The Blessing Swap" Facebook page if you need more information. If you can come at 8:00 to help set up or help clean up at the end, please text Carma Burke at 205-907-7280. Please know that your assistance will be appreciated! No childcare will be provided but everyone is welcomed. Leftovers will be donated to Bill's Closet.
WATER BAPTISM - APRIL 22
If you have put your faith in Jesus and want to follow His example by being water baptized, we will be doing so after service on April 22. Please email us here or call the church office at 205-980-1690 and we'll get you details.
4TH SUNDAYS ARE FAMILY SUNDAY @ IVC
Our children (kindergarten & above) and youth will be joining us for the entire service this Sunday. Nursery and preschool will be meeting as normal in the downstairs of the Education Building. FYI - For the next few months, our children and youth will not be coming back in at the end of the main service to receive Communion. Our hopes are that this will help people who are in a decision time for Christ not be distracted. We also feel this could help flow better into a more effective ministry time. We will see how this goes for a couple of months and then make a more permanent decision. Family Sunday will still usually take place on 4th Sundays.
SMALL GROUPS HAVE BEGUN - THERE'S ONE FOR YOU!
We are excited about the new small groups that are beginning around our community. Small groups are where we believe that true health, growth and expansion will occur. IVC groups demonstrate this through food & fellowship, discipleship, prayer and outreach. We highly encourage everyone to participate in one of our groups. Please go to this link on our website to hear Pastor Miguel share about our small groups and to see all of the groups that are listed and their details. You can also see all the introduction videos.
MISSIONS INTEREST MEETING & LUNCH - APRIL 29 @ NOON
If you have an interest in participating in a short term missions trip to either Nicaragua or India (or serve those going), you are invited to a lunch meeting after church on April. 29th. Please RSVP here to help get a food count.
HOLY SPIRIT NIGHT - APRIL 29 @ 6 PM
On Sunday night, April 29th at 6:00 p.m. we will be having another Holy Spirit Night. We did not have one last month due to Spring Break and will not have one in May due to Memorial Day weekend. So this is your time to come! It is a night set apart to have an extended time of worship and ministry. The Lord is always so faithful to show up and minister to people as we minister to Him. So please come expecting! Childcare is also available through 8:00 p.m.
GOT A GOD STORY?
As most of you have heard this year, Pastor Miguel is interested in hearing your "God stories" - something that the Lord has done recently in your life. If you have something you would like to share, please email him. He will not share this publicly without your permission and unless he feels it's something he can use for the whole congregation to benefit from. We hope to hear more God stories each week.
SUNDAYS IN APRIL MESSAGE SERIES: THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL
We are in a message series entitled "The Heart of the Gospel" that is going through the books of 1st, 2nd and 3rd John. If you have missed any the previous weeks with Pastor Miguel, you can view the videos on this website under the "Gather" tab.
DREAM OFFERING 2018
As a community we feel God has focused our attention on 3 simple things: Loving God, Sharing God's Love and Introducing People To Jesus. Each of us have a part to play in doing this. Your continued generosity helps us get there by giving towards our Dream Offering. Our dream is focused into 2 main areas - PEOPLE and HOME. PEOPLE is all the places we meet people - small groups, compassion, youth, children, missions, hospitality, outreach, etc. HOME is referring to our facilities. You can give online here or through texting to 84321 or by giving in person at the church or by mailing a check. We have also recently set up a brokerage firm that can allow the church to receive non-cash assets. We greatly appreciate your generosity and obedience in giving.
21 - Spring Blessing Swap from 9:00 am to 12 noon
22 - Family Sunday
"The Heart of The Gospel - 2nd John" @ 10:30 a.m.
29 - "The Heart of The Gospel - 3rd John" @ 10:30 a.m.
Missions Interest Meeting & Lunch
Holy Spirit Night @ 6:00 p.m.
13 - Mother's Day
11-14 - LEAD 2018 Southeast Vineyard Leadership Conference
Lake Guntersville State Park
25-29 - Camp Vineyard for youth
23-26 - IVC's Vacation Bible School
4/20 - Eva Schaefer, Garrett Mast, Kim Frolander
4/23 - Bill Carmichael
4/24 - Brittney Jeffreys