Lots of you wanted to join with us at the Open Day on June 27th
but have said alas - and how could you help from afar?
So here's how YOU can help to bless those who come to The Vine on retreat, and how you can have some fun doing that!
Because people DO find it helpful to be here!
"Thank you - for letting me just be, in all my tiredness and emptyness - to come and be refreshed,
welcomed, loved and restored. Wonderful peace. I've not slept so much in years! Thank you again."
H.from London wrote in the visitors' book just this morning!
SO - TWO ways you can bless people who need what The Vine offers:
- buy some raffle tickets
- and/or sponsorship an item for the Irene Room.
Have a quick look at these lovely prizes, and then some interesting quotes, and a fun photo below!
A SUMMER RAFFLE
for Saturday June 27th 2015 at Mays Farm
Tickets £2.50 each or 5 for £10. Draw will be made at 3pm
All proceeds are for the IRENE ROOM
A RETREAT AT THE VINE AT MAYS FARM
A TWO NIGHT STAY FOR ONE AT THIS EXCLUSIVE RETREAT CENTRE IN WILTSHIRE! Full board included. Subject to availability of rooms/dates. Valid until May 30 2016.
A ROUND OF GOLF
with Kim at THE MANOR HOUSE,
AN EXCLUSIVE GOLF CLUB IN CASTLE COMBE, WILTSHIRE,
Followed by lunch at the Club House
Designed by the renowned BBC commentator Peter Alliss and his design partner Clive Clarke in 1992,
it is now widely regarded as one of the finest golf courses in the South West. No.1 Course in Wiltshire - Top100 Golf Courses
A COACHING SESSION WITH MIKE WILSHER
CEO: THE EXECUTIVE FOUNDATION – “Together, stronger, further”
Mike offers business leaders, and others, amazing insight, clarity, inspiration and expertise. He has many years of experience in the business world.
Freshen your thinking and improve your leadership.
A DESIGNER MAN BAG by BAUME ET MERCIER
Swiss maison de’horologie
AN EXCLUSIVE OVERNIGHT BAG - PLUS WASHBAG, LAUNDRY BAG AND SHOE BAG
Fulsomely made in leather and canvas for you or the man in your life!
A BEAUTY GOODIE BAG
A SELECTION OF GORGEOUS THINGS
Clarins, Neals Yard, Cath Kidston, Miller Harris, Arbonne
A FOOD GOODIE BAG
A SELECTION OF DELLICIOUS THINGS
Mulling Syrup from Selsley (nr Stroud), Hand made jam from Norfolk,
Thorntons Chocolates, and local honey from Badminton
THE IRENE PRAYER ROOM AND SUMMER HOUSE
Buy something for the summer house and contribute to the ministry which will happen here
ERECTION OF HOUSE £400
ELECTRICITY SUPPLY £300
PAINT £35 per pot x 8
THROWS £35 x 2
WICKER CHAIR £65 x 2
WICKER TABLE £67
Irene, Penelope’s mother who was 90, and Penelope were involved in a double, horrific car accident in September 2010, when an out-of-control car first slightly injured Penelope, and then Irene was swept away and fatally crushed. The new summer house and prayer room is named Irene (peace) in memory of Penelope’s mother. She was an amazing prayer warrior, still taking the ‘old’ ladies to church, babysitting, and supporting others. Her love for the Lord was palpable.
The Irene House will provide a special place for prayer, reflection, writing and resting.
To buy a raffle ticket and/or to sponsor something in the Irene Room, please go to: http://www.ministriesbydesign.org/giving/
This has links for both UK & USA giving.
Designate your gift 'Raffle' or "Sponsorship" and then email us with your name and phone number and details of what your gift is.
If you buy raffle tickets your name will be entered on the ticket/s and put into the pot with those purchased on the day. If you are a winner a prize will be chosen for you by one of the Trustees and you will be notified later that day.
Thank you for your support of this vital and life-giving ministry. It could not continue without your support both financial and prayerful.
A pastor spending the last few days of his sabbatical here has put in the visitors' book: "Such a wonderful gift to be in a place of deep peace where the Presence of God is rich and real."
A missionary who has just returned from Nepal wrote, " The perfect place to meet with God. It has been a very special time."
A church leader who brought a group for an Away Day emailed to say: We were certainly blessed. Time in the garden helped us unwind, and we all really appreciated you leading us in meditation in your cool, calm chapel. Although the time was short it was really valuable and significant for our souls. The peace and perspective lingered long after I had left. A concentrated dollop of God's goodness.
And a young executive from London came for a weekend: “I appreciated the space to just be – to let it all out, to sleep, walk, not perform, not worry about my attire, have no demands. At all. I slept SO much and was not made to feel guilty for doing so!”
NOW BOOKING FOR THE AUTUMN:
individual retreats, groups
Away Days, Staff days, Vision & Value days