New Series

The book of Acts is a biography of the early church. It’s 28 chapters long and it ends in an incomplete way, kind of like a TV program that wraps up with the words “To Be Continued…” Why does Acts end the way it does? Because you are I are called by God to “write” the next chapter!

Please join us this summer for our all new series called “Acts 29.” We are going to dig deep into the book of Acts and read it – not just as a history book of what God did back then – but what God wants to do again in our day! It all kicks of on June 4th, the Day of Pentecost!

Marlene Klepees: Teachings on Healing Prayer

Missed our May 20th “Equipping the Saints” workshop taught by Marlene Klepees on healing prayer? We’ve got the next best thing for you!

Below are several podcasts that Marlene provided us where she teaches on what’s she’s learned about praying for healing over the years. Check them out below!


Peace of Mind


Faith that Believes


Let’s Walk on Water

Capuchin Women’s Quiet Retreat on June 8!

The next Eastside Vineyard Capuchin Women’s Quiet Retreat is Thursday, June 8 from 9:00am-3:30pm. The $20 fee includes continental breakfast and a private room with a bath. Bring your bible, a journal, your lunch, some snacks and plan to spend a wonderful day with God through the beauty of Capuchin! RSVP at the lobby table or to Wendy Waszkiewicz at

Our Church Is On the Move!

As Dan shared in his May 7th sermon, our church will be meeting in a new location for the entire summer.

Starting on June 18th, we will be meeting at our usual time of 10:30 AM at Wiley Elementary School instead of Shelby Jr. High. The address is 47240 Shelby Rd., Utica, MI 48317 (at 21 Mile and Shelby Rd., just west of Van Dyke).

Also, we are still praying for and pursuing a permanent 24/7 facility! Stay tuned for the latest developments and please join us in praying for mountains to move!

90 Minutes of Prayer

We are a church that believes in the power of prayer and this week we are going to press into prayer through “Prayer Nights.” There are 3 nights to choose from: 5/15, 5/16, or 5/19 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. And this isn’t just for “prayer warriors” but for everyone at our church. Just show up and pray! We will gather in the lower conference room at the Shelby Business Center (51424 Van Dyke, 1 block north of 23 Mile). Got questions? Please e-mail

Equipping the Saints Workshop — Healing Prayer

We have an incredible opportunity coming up on Saturday, May 20th. Special guest teacher Marlene Klepees will be “equipping the saints” (that’s you and me!) when it comes to the things she has learned about healing prayer over the past 35 years. This 4-hour workshop (from 9am to 1pm) is at the Shelby Community Center (connected to the library).

For more information on Marlene’s story (including being supernaturally healed by God of cerebral palsy), please click here.

This workshop is FREE but we need you to RSVP using the form below:

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Be sure you come to our church on Sunday, May 21st @ 10:30 AM, where Marlene will be preaching an inspiring message and praying for those who need healing.

Marlene Klepees at Our Church on May 21st!


At our church we believe what happened back in the days of the Bible still happens today. The Holy Spirit hasn’t lost any power over the past 2,000 years. So we pray for people every Sunday… and God moves every Sunday.

So we’d love to see you on any given Sunday at our church. But one Sunday in particular is a “can’t miss” day to come. May 21st. Why? Because Marlene Klepees will be coming from Missouri to preach and pray for people!

You might be wondering, who is Marlene? Well, for starters she developed cerebral palsy as a newborn, leading to her being a spastic quadriplegic. This is a disease that isn’t curable… at least in the opinion of doctors and the medical profession. But God has a different opinion. Our God is healer. And He supernaturally healed Marlene when she was a teenager. You can see a short video of Marlene’s story below:

In addition to healing her, God blessed Marlene with spiritual gifts of teaching and healing. So since she was healed, Marlene has traveled the country sharing her testimony and praying for people… and experiencing supernatural results time and time again.

And one person at our church in particular can attest to that!

For 15 years our very own Chris Carlson battled trigeminal neuralgia, also known as the “suicide disease” (because the pain is so unbearable, people often choose to end their lives just to make the pain stop). This disease forced Chris to retire from her high-level engineering job at General Motors to a life of pain and inactivity.

What numerous brain surgeries at the Mayo Clinic and countless medications couldn’t do, God did through Marlene’s prayers. Marlene came to Michigan for a night of healing prayer that Chris attended, went forward for prayer, and was miraculously healed… and was given her life back as a result.

So that’s why we are so excited to announce that Marlene Klepees is traveling up from her home church in Missouri to be at The Eastside Vineyard Church! In addition to preaching a faith-filled sermon, Marlene will be praying for those who need physical, emotional, or spiritual healing. Please “save the date” AND please spread the word that she will be at our church on May 21st at 10:30am

New Series: The Spirit of Prophecy

The Bible is not just a history book of what God did “back then.” It’s a book of what God wants to do in our day. And that’s what we want for our church… to read stories in the Scriptures about miracles and healings and being transformed by the love of Father God and crying out, “Do it again, Lord!” And for mountains to move as a result! And that is what this new series is all about! Please join us on April 23rd for our kickoff sermon titled “The Spirit of Prophecy.”

Got Spiritual Director?

Want to learn how to hear more clearly and more frequently from God? And would you love to help others do the same? If you answered “Yes” to either of those two questions, please join us for a 90-minute event sponsored by Sustainable Faith (a part of the Vineyard movement). This is a free event with no-strings-attached. It’s simply an opportunity to learn more about the ancient practice of Spiritual Direction with an opportunity to join a newly forming “cohort” in our area. The meeting will take place at Renaissance Vineyard in Ferndale on May 13th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Dan & Kellie Kopp will be attending and they’d love to bring a dozen folks from our church! You can RSVP by e-mailing Dan Henry of Sustainable Faith at

Holy Spirit Conference

It’s free. It features a board member of Vineyard USA. And it’ll be just across town in Ferndale. It’s the Holy Spirit Conference at Renaissance Vineyard!

Steve Nicholson (who has spoken in places like Ireland and Chile) be the keynote speaker, focusing on equipping you to continue the ministry of Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. Sessions include how to hear from God and healing prayer. The conference is May 5-6 (Friday evening and Saturday morning\afternoon). This event is FREE but it is limited to just 25 people from our church (so there is room for people from Vineyard churches across the area to attend). So, please RSVP early at to reserve your spot.