Vineland First holds high the belief that we need to in mission with our community. It is part of being connectional as a church. We are all linked to one another through the blood and love of Jesus Christ. Below represents the ministries and missions that we sponsor and host at Vineland First. We are living out the call to be the Hands and Feet of Jesus Christ...
While you look at and pray about being involved in the ministries and mission of First Vineland, listen to the below anthems of doing... being... and giving...
Matthew West: Do Something
Casting Crowns: Until the Whole World Hears
Lighthouse Prayer Ministry: Help us pray for the City of Vineland... we are praying for all aspects of our city! Our Lighthouse Ministry is a prayer ministry where members, visitors, or even complete strangers agree to pray for Vineland - its leaders, Police, Fire, EMS, schools, residents, health, safety... all aspects of Vineland! We encourage you to join us as we cover the city of Vineland in prayer. Contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to officially join the Lighthouse Prayer Ministry, or simply pray for our city on your own and keep it between you and God! Each lighthouse represents a Lghthouse of Prayer for the City of Vineland.
Vineland Ministerium Food Bank: First Vineland is blessed to be able to host the Vineland Ministerium Emergency Food Bank. The Food Bank offers canned and non-perishable food items for those that are in need. People looking to recieve the services of the Food Bank must bring proof of income (unemployment, SS check, pay stub) or an automatic qualifier (TANF, SNAP, SSI, WIC, or Medicaid)
The Food Bank is always in need of volunteers! Please call the church office (856.691.0940) for more information. The Food Bank welcomes the leadership of Ron Townsend to this vital ministry!
Hours of Operation:
Wednesdays 9am - 11am
Nursery (during Sunday Worship): Our Nursery program is for children ages new-born through age 5. The Nursery is always staffed by a minimum of 2 adults at all times. If you feel the need at any time during the worship experience to bring your child to the Nursery please feel free to do so. The Vineland First United Methodist Church is a Safe Sanctuary compliant church.
Sunday School: Vineland First United Methodist Church offers Sunday School classes each Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, September through June. An interactive Rotational Model Sunday School is offered for children Pre-K through the 5th grades, online interactive activities are incorportated into Sunday School for those in the 6th-8th grades and also for our youth in grades 9-12. Our Adult Bible Class meets each Sunday morning at the same time.
Rotational Sunday School is a theme-based approach to Sunday where the participants learn about a theme or scripture verse through different learning modes such as theater, computer, cooking, story time, arts and crafts, videos, and other means of learning. Each week a different learning mode is applied to the theme. Each month a newsletter is sent home depicting what each learning mode is for the month, as well as the theme.
ARISE Summer Program: August 2015 marked our 10th year for ARISE. ARISE Summer Program is for neighborhood children going into 2nd through 5th grades and is held for 1 week each August, Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 4PM. Children get to experience a wide variety of activities, field trips, workshops, Academic refreshers, Bible Lessons, music, arts & crafts, martial arts and so much more. Children are given breakfast, lunch and snacks daily. The camp is free for all who register. For more information please contact the church office at 856.691.0940
Community Closet: Each Wednesday during the times of 9am - 11am our Clothing Ministry is available to all those in need of gently
Narcotics Anonymous (NA): The church opens its doors for 3 weekly NA meetings. If you are in need, or know of someone that is need of a NA meeting place please feel free to direct them to Vineland First. Please enter through the Chapel doors located on Landis Ave.
Weekly Meeting Schedule:
Monday evenings (7-9pm)
Wednesday afternoon (Noon - 1)
Library: We are pleased to offer visitors a place to learn about the history of First Vineland, sit and relax with a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, or pick up a good book and read. Wirless internet is also available in the Library.