The Raytown Vineyard Church Values Prayer

March 21, 2010


Why are we are investing so deeply in Prayer, through our gifts, time, and even our finances?  Because in 2010, we are asking God to make the Raytown Vineyard a Praying Church.  (Want to know more?  Check out the 2010 Prayer Invitation.)

After all, it is true that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. 

From the very beginning, God has asked us to be a tithing church–where we give away the first 10% of our church’s income before we pay our bills.

We have been blessed to commit over $1500 to the following Kansas City area ministries that are focused on Prayer.  This represents our way of sowing generously into becoming a Praying Church:

Citywide Prayer Movement of Kansas City

Kansas City Boiler Room                                     

Oaks of Righteousness                                     

Serving Raytown Kids through Partnership with Laurel Hills Elementary School

March 5, 2010

At the Raytown Vineyard Church, we are very dedicated to serving the needs of Raytown Kids.  While in some cases that means that we initiate new programs, in most cases that means that we come alongside other groups that are already doing wonderful work and add our energy to theirs.

Throughout the 2009-2010 School year, we have been enjoying the most wonderful partnership with Laurel Hills Elementary School, right here in Raytown.  This School has an incredbibly energetic and dedicated group of staff, PTA, parents, students, and service networks. 

Early in the year, we were able to help with Back to School Registration, Painting & Weed Control, and Back to School Welcome Bags for the entire staff.  During the course of the year, we have been privileged to participate in school-wide vision screenings, meet mid-year needs for school supplies, and assist in the weekly preparation of Backpack Snacks for kids in need.

In conjunction with our weekly service on Sunday at 5 PM, our friend Beth Dusin, the School Counsellor from Laurel Hills, will be sharing a brief update on our Partnership, and will share a few thoughts on these three questions:

1)      What are the family dynamics of the kids we are serving?

2)      What has our Partnership meant to the School?

3)      How can we further invest in our Partnership with the School to serve Raytown Kids?

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