The end of one season and the start of an adventure.
Around fifteen years ago the Vine Community Church was started. Serving Cherry Willingham, Fiskerton and Reepham. Originally meeting in Village halls of those places. Lots of things have happened in those fifteen years. For one, our youngest who could only crawl backwards when the Vine launched can now walk as well as any fifteen year old. This weekend (14th October 2018) sees the founding pastors of the Vine. Veronica and Dave Podbury step down. It is a time that we look back on the amazing times we have had under their tenure. Starting Carols on the Green, taking on the Village Library, providing one-to-one support for people struggling with life or mental illness to name but three.
Picking up the reigns as the new ‘leaders’ is an exciting prospect (I am spelling exciting -S C A R Y) and promises to be a great new adventure.
Some things will undoubtedly change: the Youth Group, for example, has been handed over to the experts. Other things will stay the same: the Values of the Vine will not change and it will continue to be a place that seeks to connect people with God and to come alongside those who need help in a relevant, welcoming and authentic way.
As Jenny and I start this adventure we would welcome you saying ‘Hi’ if you are in the villages.
So who are we?
Well, I am Darren and for four days a week I work for a large software company and Jenny (we’ve been married for over 20 years) runs the Assist service if you don’t know what that is, check out the link. We have lived in Cherry for the last fifteen years. If you want to know more than that come and meet us some time.
Until then we are excited at the honour we have been given of serving the Vine and the villages and surrounding areas.