Visiting a church requires a certain amount of courage and can prompt many questions. Our Sunday morning service is 10am -11:30am at the far end of the Folkmoot Center (Haywood County Schools Conference Center),112 Virginia Avenue, Waynesville. We would love for you to come worship with us.
At Vine of the Mountains, we believe Sunday morning worship is essential to a flourishing life of Christian faith. A life fully submitted to Christ is learned and practiced best in community, hence, gathered worship is vital. We embrace the ancient and contemporary practices which enrich our lives. We sing, pray, read scripture, have a time of confession, of peace, of giving, and we are nourished by Holy Communion. The Vine's worship time reflects the heartfelt expressions of those who come. Some parts of the service may seem mystical, some profound or powerful, while other moments are more like sharing and laughing around a campfire. Our pastors share a timeless message of hope and encouragement for all people looking for meaning in their lives. The children, ages 4-4th grade, attend Life Lessons partway through the service. Our youngest, ages newborn to 3, are welcome in the nursery or to stay with their parents. We love the sound of children! And, every Sunday we receive a benediction to encourage and remind us that our faith must be brought out of our time together into the world to love and serve our parish, nearby and far away.
Christ welcomed the least and the lost, the rich and poor, those of great faith and those of seeking faith — and so do we. You are welcome. You are loved. You can belong.
Vine of the Mountains is not sponsored by a denomination. However, one of the wonders of following Jesus is that it makes you a part of His body - wherever. We are linked across all time and distance to those who seek to know God and enjoy Him forever. Even death does not truly separate our family. We are humble inheritors of both the finest and most shameful moments of Christian history. Our beliefs are rooted in the Old and New Testament scriptures, shaped by the whole of Christian tradition, and made alive by God's Spirit to the present age.