Baby Dedications - September 22

Would you like to promise your child to God? We will be doing baby dedications on September 22nd during the service. If you are interested, please sign-up online, in our mobile app or mark the "Get Connected" card to attend the Baby Dedication class Sunday, September 15th during the service. Childcare provided.

English as a Second Language - September 26

We will be holding an 8-week class in English conversation, taught by our very own Kim Richardson. Kim is a state certified ESL Instructor! Classed will be Thursday, 7-8pm, starting September 26 and running through November 21.

Water Baptisms - October 13 | Class September 29

Jesus was baptized, have you been?  We will be having a baptism class on Sunday September 29 during the service.  This class is a requirement if you would like to be baptized on Sunday, October 13.  If you are interested in attending the class and being baptized mark the "Get Connected” card, sign-up online or mobile app.


41st Anniversary Celebration - October 13

To celebrate Vineyard’s 41st Anniversary, we will be hosting a dessert reception immediately following the service on October 13. If you would like to provide a dessert please designate what dessert you are brining and how many it will serve for this special occasion. Also, we will need a little help serving and cleaning up, so if baking is not your thing but you want to help, or if you baked something to perfection and want to serve it, let us know on the sign up form. Click here to sign up.


Join us for a FREE family Halloween Party for all ages on Friday October 25th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. We will start our evening with a Trunk-or-Treat in the parking lot and move inside where we have inflatables, games & activities for kids, food and drink for purchase, a dance party and more. Dress in your best costumes and bring your kiddos to celebrate some safe family fun this holiday!

CCW Approval - Weapons Tactics

CCW Holders: VCC permits the carrying of concealed weapons (CCW) by those who have a valid Concealed Handgun License (CHL) and have been approved by VCC. The VCC approval process involves possession of a valid CHL and annual successful completion of two classes*:

  1. VCC CCW Approval-Weapons Tactics: a five-hour training covering safe weapon handling, weapon manipulation in crowded environments, and behavior-based responses for armed protectors to active deadly threats;

  2. VCC CCW Approval-Handgun Fundamentals: a five-hour live fire training covering handgun fundamentals and safe weapon handling.

To enhance the safety and protection of those on VCC property, both of these trainings must be successfully completed to be approved to CCW on VCC property.  These trainings are NOT a CCW class and are only open to those who already possess a valid CHL.  

The VCC CCW Approval-Weapons Tactics Training will be held Sunday, Nov. 10 from 12:30P-5:30P.  To attend you must pre-register and at time of registration provide proof of possession of a valid CHL.  Attendees will need to bring to the training their CHL, personal concealed carry weapon, and concealment holster with weapon retention system.  The training will be conducted inside VCC and lunch will be provided.  When registering please advise if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies. If you have any questions, or to pre-register, contact Doug Williard at  When pre-registering, include a copy/photo of your CHL.

*Students from the 7/30/2019 training are already VCC CCW approved and do not need to attend, but are welcome to register and attend as well.

Palmer Road Closed

Please be aware of the upcoming road closure from Graham Road to Taylor Road for paving, August 5 through mid October.  Please adjust your driving route accordingly.  It will be nice when it is done! 

Kroger Community Rewards

Is your Kroger Plus card linked to Vineyard Community Church so we can receive FREE money?  This in no way affects YOUR discounts or rewards that you earn. To register, simply visit and follow the prompts. Our group number is KP960.  All proceeds go to the maintenance of our playground. 

Amazon Smile

Thank you to those who purchased through AmazonSmile. It is a simple way to support Vineyard Community Church every time you shop, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to on your web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Vineyard Community Church, Etna, OH 43068. There are quite a few listings, so advance to page two. Thank you for your support.


Life Groups

We have groups, ministries, classes and free clinics. The ways to connect with others in our church are ever changing throughout the year. But at our core are our small groups, life groups. These groups are where you can build the close personal relationships with others. This is just a list of them. Hard to choose just based on a name right? Ps. Mark Poland is the Life Group Director and he knows people. Call or email him and he will help you find that group that fits you, like your favorite t-shirt.

Life Groups

Leaders: Chip & Kim Richardson
Time: 6:00 P.M. 2nd & 4th Sunday
Location: Community Room

Leader: Wayne & Carla McCloud
Time: 6:30 P.M. 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Location: Reynoldsburg 

Leader: Tom & Tresa Cooper
Time: 7:00 P.M. 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Location: Conference Room

Leader: Thomas & Alietha Dickson
Time: 6:30 P.M. every other Thursday
Location: Reynoldsburg 

Leader: Sheizka Komala & Katie McBeth
Time: 6:00 P.M. every other Sunday
Location: Varies
Specialty: 20s-40s Age Group

Group: The Collaborative
Leader: Femi & Anna Adetona
Time: 1st Sunday, during service
Location: Community Room
Specialty: Ages 18-25

Women Life Groups

Leader: Ivana DiYanni
Time: 10:00 A.M. every Wednesday
Location: Jungle Room 

Leaders: Daneta Essex
Time: 6:45 P.M. 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Location: Blacklick

Group: MOPS & MOMSnext (Sep-May)
Leader: Kelisia Hudson
Time: 6:15 P.M. 2nd Thursdays
Location: Community Room 

Group: MOPS& MOMSnext (Sep-May)
Leader: Megan Phillips
Time: 8:45 A.M. 2nd Friday
Location: Community Room

Leader: Lori Ray & Carol Lipovich
Time: 10:00 A.M. 1st & 3rd Thursday
Location: Panera Board St
Specialty: Mother of Adult Children

Student Ministry

 Group: House - High School Ministry
Leader: Paul & Catie DiYanni
Nathan Fleeger & TiAnna DiYanni
Time: 6:30 P.M. every Sunday
Location: Community Room
Specialty:  9th - 12th Graders

 Group: Ignite - Middle School Ministry
Leader: Cory, Valerie Richards, Tori Thomas & Logan Keseg
Time: 7:00 P.M. every Monday
Location: Community Room
Specialty:  6th - 8th Graders

Men Life Groups

Leader: David DiYanni
Time: 7:00 A.M. every Wednesday
Location: Panera Bread at 256

 Leader: Mickey Jarrell & Mark Holsipple
Time: 8:30 A.M. 1st & 3rd Saturday
Location: Foyer

 Leader: John York & Jon Mount
Time: 6:00 P.M. every Tuesday
Location: Multi-Purpose Room

Specialty Groups

Leader: Jenny Eversole / The Loop
Time: 7:00 P.M. 1st Thursdays
Location: Space Station
Specialty: Loved Ones of Prisoners
Contact: 614-582-5139

Group: Crochet Group
Leader: Betty Jarrell & DeAnna Willis
Time: 8:30 A.M. 1st & 3rd Saturday
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Specialty: Experienced and New Crocheters