Wednesday, November 22, 2006

New name, same great flavor

So over the past 6 weeks, there have been many things going on here at our local church. We have disassociated ourselves from the Vineyard Organization of Churches. Nothing more than a willingness to agree to disagree and go our separate ways. We will of course, continue to pray for their eternal souls.

So the VCF San Jose is no more...again.

Needless to say, our church is in need of a name. Here are some of my favorite names least likely to make the cut:

-Not Your Father's Vineyard Christian Fellowship of San Jose
-Crystal Cathedral North
-The Gathering
-Turn or Burn Happy Town Fellowship of San Jose (I stole this from Jay Harnden)
-Iglesia de Nueva Vida Community Church
-South Hills North

The following are the top 3 names that we are currently praying about. The <...> after the names denote that the words "church", "community", "fellowship", or "Christian" (or any combination thereof) may or may not be used. Here they are:

-Word of Life...
-Mercy Hill...(the Los Garcia's favorite)
-Fountain of Life...
-Christ the Treasure...

What do you think?

Update: It's official now. From here on out we shall be known as Mercy Hill Church!!!
Let us rejoice, everyone!


At 1:17 AM, Anonymous Katherine said...

Wow, thanks for the news, Joe. I heard it first here! Very interesting!!! Hmmm, I like Mercy Hill too. I don't know why, but Word of Life sounds like a cult. Ha! Fountain of Life sounds like some utopian thing. Christ the Treasure is pretty cool. But sounds kind of formal. I think I'd have to go with Mercy Hill, like you! Thanks for the news - please keep us updated, ex-VCFSJ embedded journalist!!!

At 9:43 AM, Blogger randall said...

Ohmigosh, a new blog post from Joe!!! ;) I had actually heard about this from Dave Collier and e-mailed Steve along the way.
So my choice for names that won't get chosen is "Snake Handlers Anonymous of the Treasure Valley." As another ex-VCFSJ, (Hi Katherine ;), of the list of those actually being considered, I like "Fountain of Life" because it reminds me of Alex Dershimers fondness for the term "springs of living water."
Keep on truckin'!


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