YOUNG ADULTS: THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
The Dictionary defines a neighbourhood in three ways. The first (“a district or community within a town or city”) speaks to geography. The second (“the area surrounding a particular place, person, or object”) speaks to proximity. And the third, (a “neighbourly feeling or conduct” speaks to behaviour. “The Neighbourhood” Young Adults community at AVC aspires to be a Kingdom-focused and Christ-centered community that reflects all three of those definitions.
We are men and women ages 18 – 28ish who long to see God’s kingdom come into our homes, our universities, our workplaces, and our city. We believe that authentic community provides the friendship, insight, encouragement, and wisdom needed to face the joys and challenges of walking through life and the transitions, celebrations, and challenges of young adulthood. We aspire to be a community that is welcoming, hospitable, caring and characterised by a love that is a result of His extravagant generosity and love to us.
Our hope for our YA community is that everyone feels like they have a place to belong, be encouraged, be challenged, and have opportunities to use their God-given gifts. If you are 18-28ish and looking for a place to build community and pursue Jesus together, please come join us!
There are many ways that Young Adults can get connected at the Vineyard. We have lunches after church once or twice a month. We have worship Gatherings once a month and other weekly events at coffee shops and other local spots around town like the Corn Maze, bowling, movie nights, Boardwalk cafe, etc. We have an annual missions trip to Mexico each summer, and a fantastic Winter Retreat every February.
All of our events can be found on our Facebook group called Vineyard Young Adults. This is where you will get all the details about our Young Adult gatherings as well as other events things taking place. This is the place to find out what people are doing on the weekend and join in! You can also download the AVC app or visit our Instagram page.
YOUNG ADULTS MEXICO MISSIONS TRIP
You are invited for lunch. Once or twice a month we hold/host a lunch called Soup and the Spirit. These gathering times happen at MEI or in homes. This is a great way to connect with others your age over a steaming bowl of soup and fresh buns. This great crowd feels like friends as we eat together to get to know one another and then meet as a larger group to discuss the service, pray together and study a variety of topics.
YA Worship Nights take place on the second Tuesday of each month. We meet at The Warehouse for worship, prayer and relationship. There is a great group of people that will do life with you here.
We have an annual Young Adult winter retreat! This weekend away offers great opportunities to meet new people, have fun, hang out, enjoy nature, worship and pray together and receive some practical and encouraging teaching. Over the last 6 years we have seen our young adult community grow, encounter Jesus and have a great time together on this retreat. Our Winter Retreat for 2019 dates are TBA.
Please pick up a Winter Retreat Brochure, look online or ask Mike for all the winter retreat details.
We are excited about our annual trips to Mexico each summer Our Young Adult teams travel to Primo Tapia, Mexico where we serve at Casa de Luz (AVC’s Children’s Centre), host outreach events, play soccer and games with the local children and teens, deliver food and gift hampers and serve with the local church. The trip for summer 2019 dates are TBA.
Hanging out at local coffee shops, playing games at Boardwalk Cafe, going for hikes, bowling, skiing/snowboarding, telling our stories around a campfire, gathering at the Corn Maze… these are some of the things we do throughout the year and we would love to have you join us!