The Vine Fellowship Church

Caring, Committed, Community

Welcome!
The Vine Fellowship Church Vision
     Who are we?
                 The Vine Fellowship is a caring community of followers of Jesus.
     Why do we exist?
                 To share the love of Jesus.
     How do we do it?
                 We share that love by:
                 *  Meeting people where they are
                 *  Building relationships within the community
                 *  Introducing people to Jesus
                 *  Worshiping joyfully
                 *  Serving greater Copley

The Vine Fellowship Church (2)
The HUB Community Center
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WORSHIP TIME & LOCATION

We are worshipping at:

The HUB Community Center
3676 Community Lane, Suite 100, Copley  Ohio  44321

(off S. Cleveland-Massillon Road)


Every Sunday at 11 AM


Adults, youth, and children meet at 9:30 am for Sunday School.  The adult class focuses on Bible study, video series, and books that challenge us to live faithfully as Christ followers.


Children and youth meet in age appropriate groups taught by adults who love God and love kids.  Our children’s curriculum uses Bible stories and hands-on activities to engage our younger learners.


Beginning at 10:15 am fellowship and coffee hour take place in the Lounge.  During worship childcare and learning experiences are offered for infants through kindergarten age.

 
 

       Worship in August

Sunday, August 7th - Communion

11:00 a.m. Worship Service

Scripture:  Job 42: 5-6, 12-13, 16-17

Sermon:  "Pressing into the Heart of God"

(A Sermon Series:  "Reaching for the Heart of God")


Sunday, August 14

11:00 a.m. Worship Service 

Scripture:  Habakkuk 1

Sermon:  "Setting the Stage for Habakkuk"

(A Sermon Series from Habakkuk: "Trusting God in a Shaky World")


Sunday, August 21st

11:00 a.m. Worship Service

Scripture:  Habakkuk 2:1-11

Sermon: "God's Judgement - Injustice and Greed"

(A Sermon Series from Habakkuk: "Trusting God in a Shaky World")


Sunday, August 28th

11:00 a.m. Worship Service 

Scripture:  Habakkuk 2:12-20

Sermon: ""God's Judgement- Violence, Bullies and Idol Worshipers"

(A Sermon Series from Habakkuk:  "Trusting God in a Shaky World")




August Prayer Gathering

Monday, August 8th 

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

@The Vine Fellowship Church / The HUB


CONGRATULATIONS, BRADON!

Congratulations goes out to Bradon Lewis on his recent graduation from Norton High School on May 23rd. Bradon plans to attend The University of Cincinnati in the fall.









CONGRATULATIONS, ADAM!
Congratulations goes out to Adam Comer on his recent graduation from The University of Cincinnati.

Leadership

 

CHURCH AND OFFICE LOCATION

The HUB Community Center

3676 Community Lane, Suite 100 

Copley, OH 44321

330-576-6608

akronfpc@sbcglobal.net


THE HUB COMMUNITY CENTER OFFICE HOURS

       Vary throughout the week.  Please call ahead to make sure a staff member will be on hand at                                                                                                the facility.   Appointments are required for rental tours.

                                                                                       Friday:  OFFICE CLOSED

                                                                              

A Big Welcome to our New Pianist

We are pleased to welcome to our staff, Mrs. Kay Belser, who begins her music ministry with us on Sunday, August 7th . The Search Committee (made up of Cherie Buchanan, Laurie Hillebrand, Peggy Weaver, Cindy Bell, Ashley Ruppert, Chuck Kobb and Pastor Mark) is very excited to have such a wonderfully gifted woman of God who will share her gift of music with us. Pastor Mark asked Kay to share some information about herself so that we can get to know her better. 

Here is what she wrote: “My name is Kay Belser and I am your new church pianist. I wanted to introduce myself to you by telling you a little bit about me. I was born at Parris Island, SC as the daughter of a Marine but we soon moved to Akron, OH where I spent my childhood. I attended Chapel Hill Christian School and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy for elementary and high school. It was there that I first came to love music and discovered the talent that God has blessed me with. I became the Sunday evening pianist at church at the tender age of 10 and I knew that this was something I loved! I went on to accompany the choirs at CVCA during my years there and then became the accompanist for The Collegians, my college choir at Word of Life Bible Institute in  Schroon Lake, N.Y. I have played att numerous churches over the years and have accompanied several school and community choirs as well. I have played both traditional as well as contemporary church services including being part of a praise band for 5 years. I enjoy both the old hymns of the faith as well as modern worship choruses.

 For the past 6 years, I have been the pianist at Christ UMC in West Akron. Although I am sad at the closing of the church, I am thankful that the journey has brought me here to you at the Vine! I am really looking forward to getting to know all of you as we worship together each week. Besides playing the piano, I have also been a manager at H&R Block for the last 26 years. I am married to William and we live in Ravenna. I have a 26 year old daughter, Jessica, and she and her husband Kenny just made me a GiGi last July to the most beautiful baby boy in the world! They live here in the area so I spend most of my free time spoiling him.” Please make sure to greet Kay and welcome her to our church family.” 

The Copley Community Chorus - Now Accepting New Members!

Copley Heritage Day - 2016

New Wilmington Mission Conference 2016

July 25th  - Red Cross Blood Drive Update

We collected 15 pints of blood, which will help impact the lives of up to 45 patients in need.  Please spread the word and our sincere thanks for supporting us during this time of critical need!! 

Our next drive will be on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 2 pm - 7 pm.

Did you know ........  The number one reason people give for attending a new church......is that someone invited them!


Ask someone to join you this weekend and share the Good News!

NESSL SCHOOL FOR SYRIANS FUND


The church leadership t h a n k s a l l w h o contributed to the National Evangelical SYNOD of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) School for Syrians fund. It was reported at the June Session Meeting that, along with what the session pledged from a special church fund in the amount of $2,000 to the Eastminster Presbytery’s request for churches to contribute to the special mission initiative education program of the NESSL School for Syrians Fund, the congregation, as of June 19, has contributed $1,806. $3,806 is a tremendous gift to this worth while mission. Thanks to all who have given to this project where, in three different locations in Lebanon, NESSL has/is starting schools for Syrian refugees whose families have fled to Lebanon. There is no tuition for the school and transportation is provided for the refugee children.

PRAYER CONCERNS

Pray for our military: Paul Jones - Air Force 

Please continue to pray for: J.C. Crawford, Hope Everhart, Frank Weaver, Helen Harrod, Arnold Ruppert, Rev. Dr. David Dawson New Interim General Presbyter), Rev. Dick Ferris, Jimmy Bach, Margaret Jones, Peg Danko, Suzanne Gibson, Shirley & Frank Jenkins, Linda & Tom Flanagan, Mia and the Wilson/Weaver families, Recent tragedies in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Unrest and killings in our country and around the world, The fall elections, Racial reconciliation, Refugee crisis around the world, The Middle East, The victims of the floods in West Virginia and the wild fires in California, The Persecuted Church, Our friends at the Copley United Methodist Church, The PCUSA, President Obama and elected officials

FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE OFFERING

Recently, the Session decided to rename the 2 cents for Hunger Offering to the Faith, Hope and Love Offering. The Faith, Hope and Love Fund was established several years ago to help provide financial aid to people in need. This offering will be collected every other month with the first collection being on September 11th. To contribute please do so by earmarking your support on your check or envelope. If you have any questions please contact Dick Hillebrand.

Thank you to all!  
For more great pictures from the Fundraising Dinner for Mia, click on the Photo Albums Tab above.

HUB NEEDS


Paper towels


Toilet Paper


Any donations can be placed in 

the storage room off the Main Hall.  

Thank you!


Great time had by all at the Copley Heritage Day Parade on Saturday, August 1st.


For more pics - go to the Photo Albums tab above.