UPDATED LIST FOR HELPING THE NAVAJO NATION

It has been an awesome opportunity to serve the Hard Rock chapter community in the Navajo Nation! We have asked them if there are some specific items that would help them. Some specific items that have been requested are:
  • Dog food
  • Canned food (i.e. Vienna Sausage, sardine, canned beef stew, canned corn)
  • Saltine crackers
 

In addition to these items, here is the list of items that are needed in these communities on an on-going basis:

  • Water (many isolated places need to import their water)
  • Any Medical Supplies
  • Paper Products – TP, Paper Towels, etc.
  • Masks (if you would like to join the Sewing Team to make masks that will be used for this, CLICK HERE)
  • Gloves
  • Cleaning Solutions
  • Bleach
  • Sanitizing Products
  • Lysol Sprays
  • Healthy Immune Boosting Teas
  • Vitamin C
  • Isopropyl Alcohol & Aloe Vera
  • Non-perishable Foods
  • And, of course: Prayer. Lots of prayer!
If you would like to contribute to this need, we will be available to receive donations on: 
 
Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 10am – 1pm (in the lobby of the worship center).
 
You can also schedule a time to drop-off donations by calling our office at (480) 892-5828 or by emailing office@vineyardgilbert.com

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DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY

David Hinman shared a Daily Devotional in which he talks about the Discovery Group process for families. You can download the resource for that right here!
 
 

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HEILSGESCHICHTE POT PIE

If you had the opportunity to catch Associate Pastor Joel Bidderman’s sermon last Sunday, in it he referenced Jessica Gentes, our Children Pastor’s, homemade pot pie as he talked about the theological idea of “Heilsgschichte,” the German word meaning “salvation history.” The idea is that all of history is a redemptive narrative of God redeeming the world. Our culture tends to be an ‘instant (microwave) culture,’ and that kind of thinking can often be how we approach our relationship with God as well. But God is not a microwave God, He cooks a good homemade meal from scratch. His work in our lives is ongoing, and our spiritual formation takes time.
 
Jessica Gentes was kind enough to write down her Pot Pie recipe! Enjoy, and take your best shot at pronouncing “heilsgeschichte.”
 
“[In this season] I believe there is an opportunity for growth and spiritual transformation – to experience and 
find life in the slow work of God.” – Joel Bidderman
 

Jessica’s Chicken Pot Pie

(Makes 2 – 9 inch pies)

 

Ingredients:

 

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup flour

 

1/2 large onion (about 1 cup diced)

2 large russet potatoes

2 carrots

2 celery stalks

2 cups corn (optional)

 

40oz chicken broth/stock

1 whole roasted chicken – shredded

Salt & Pepper to taste

 

Pie crust

 

Directions:

 

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

 

In large stock pot, melt butter and add onion. Simmer until onion is tender.

 

Add flour to butter/onion mixture and let simmer for 2-3 minutes. Stir frequently.

 

Slowly add chicken broth, constantly whisking. Broth should thicken slightly and be a thin gravy consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste and bring to a slow simmer. Gravy will thicken slightly, but gravy should stay slightly runny, as it will absorb a bit in the oven and as it sits.

 

While gravy simmers, dice potatoes into bite size cubes, along with the carrots and celery. Add to gravy and turn to low and continue to simmer so vegetables can soften slightly.

 

While vegetables soften slightly, take chicken off the bone and shred or cube. Add to pot and turn off heat. If you are adding corn, do this now.

 

Place your bottom pie crust in your pans and fit to sides. Add pot pie filling and cover with top crust. Seal edges and cut 2-3 slits in the center of the crust.
 

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Let cool for 10-15 minutes after removing from the oven. Pie will be very soupy if served immediately.

 

Notes:

This pot pie is BEST with a Thanksgiving or holiday turkey. Boil the carcass for 1-2 hours after removing all leftover turkey and let simmer. Use this as your broth.
 
This can also be done with a store bought rotisserie chicken. If you aren’t using homemade bone broth, you can use chicken stock, and store bought bone broth.
 
Enjoy!
 

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PRAYER RESOURCES FOR THE FAMILY

As we approach the National Day of Prayer, we’d like to provide you with some resources to engage in prayer as a family.
 
 
 
 


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VKIDS COLORING PAGE FOR APRIL 26

Hi parents! Here is the coloring page for Sunday, April 26.
 

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HELPING THE Navajo Nation

Vineyard Gilbert is partnering with the AZ Vineyard Church in Goodyear, Arizona, to meet needs in communities on the Navajo Nation. The communities on the Navajo Nation have been hit hard by the COVID-19 virus, and in many of these communities, resources are scarce. Let’s come together to help!
 

Here is a list of items that are needed in these communities:

  • Water (many isolated places need to import their water)
  • Any Medical Supplies
  • Paper Products – TP, Paper Towels, etc.
  • Masks (if you would like to join the Sewing Team to make masks that will be used for this, CLICK HERE)
  • Gloves
  • Cleaning Solutions
  • Bleach
  • Sanitizing Products
  • Lysol Sprays
  • Healthy Immune Boosting Teas
  • Vitamin C
  • Isopropyl Alcohol & Aloe Vera
  • Non-perishable Foods
  • And, of course: Prayer. Lots of prayer!
If you would like to contribute to this need, we will be available to receive donations on: 
 
Tuesdays between 10am – 1pm (in the lobby of the worship center).
 
You can also schedule a time to drop-off donations by calling our office at (480) 892-5828 or by emailing office@vineyardgilbert.com
 

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VKIDS COLORING PAGES

Hi parents of VKIDS! Here are the coloring pages for you to download!
 
 
 

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SEWING TEAM

We have received a request from AZCEND, a local non-profit who provides services like I-HELP, to sew 300+ face masks to be used by their employees, volunteers, clients experiencing homelessness, seniors, and other vulnerable/high-risk members of our community. There is also a request by Banner for the community to sew masks. Using face masks, or other face coverings as a protective barrier over one’s mouth and nose is a proven way to reduce exposure and mitigate the transmission of respiratory illness.

We would like to partner with them and are inviting YOU to join our work-from-home *Sewing Team*. There are only two qualifications: access to a sewing machine, and the ability to sew a straight-ish line 😉 There are many patterns available online. If you are an experienced seamstress and have your own pattern, feel free to use it. We have included a link to a blog post with a pattern, instructions, and video. The author also includes good general information. https://sarahmaker.com/how-to-sew-a-surgical-face-mask-for-hospitals-free-pattern/

At this point elastic is in short supply, so we’ve chosen a pattern which includes instructions for either elastic (if you already have elastic or can find it in stores) or ties. Masks should be made of 100% cotton so they can be washed in hot water and dried on hot/high heat. This is the most effective way to sanitize them between uses.

Please use the link below to join the team! You can select the number of masks you can sew, indicate if you will be using your own stash/repurposed cotton fabric, or if we can provide fabric to keep your sewing machine humming 😉 When we have received your completed form, you will receive instructions on how to return the completed masks.

This is a great hands-on opportunity to help while we’re all home together!
 

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A PALM SUNDAY CRAFT

Enjoy a craft and coloring page as you join us for Palm Sunday!
 

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GILBERT SCHOOLS OFFERING FOOD DURING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK CLOSURES

The Gilbert Public Schools District Says they will be offering free meals for children ages 18 and under during school closures. (CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY FROM AZFAMILY.COM) They said no registration or proof of income is needed. The meals will be served at these following locations:

Harris Elementary

1820 S. Harris Drive

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 AM

Lunch 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Monday thru Friday

Meridian Elementary

3900 South Mountain Rd

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 AM

Lunch 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Monday thru Friday

Mesquite Junior High

130 West Mesquite

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 AM

Lunch 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Monday thru Friday

Greenfield Junior High

101 S. Greenfield Rd

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 AM

Lunch 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Monday thru Friday

Highland Junior High

6915 E. Guadalupe Rd

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 AM

Lunch 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Monday thru Friday

South Valley Junior High

2034 South Lindsay Road

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 AM

Lunch 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Monday thru Friday


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