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Vinepower 2017

Posted on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 in Vinepower  |  Print

Vinepower 2017 took place at the Ayres Hotel Ontario Mills. A small group of us gathered to worship and be led by the Spirit in a time of renewing our identity in Christ, getting rid of the old and allowing the Lord to speak afresh to each one of us. In affirming this, we performed a prophetic act in which we took part in a group baptism in which we died to the old and rise up to anew. We believe just as Jesus was loved and affirmed by God the Father at His baptism, we too received afresh the Father’s love and affirmation over us as His sons and daughters.

Vinepower 2016

Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 in Vinepower, Vinepower  |  Print

Our Vinepower 2016 in Big Bear were held once again at Phil’s Bear Caves cabin rentals during the July 4th weekend. Here are some pictures to highlight our time together.



Vinepower 2015

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 in Special Events, Vinepower, Vinepower  |  Print

Vinepower this year was up at Big Bear in the rental facilities of Phillip Yin. We had the opportunity to come together as a family of God to share our lives, and to encourage, and support one another in Christ Jesus. We worshipped, played, hiked, ate and just enjoyed being together and allow God to help us connect deeper with one another.




Vinepower 2014

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 in Special Events, Vinepower  |  Print



Our Vinepower Retreat this year was a special time unlike previous experiences. There was much freedom, unity, joy, encouragement as we experienced the presence of the Lord with us.

Vinepower 2013 – Being the Family of God

Posted on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 in Special Events, Vinepower, Vinepower  |  Print

We had a wonderful time together at this year’s Vinepower sharing and experiencing what it means to be the family of God.  We went back to Pine Summit at Big Bear Lake for a weekend of fun, tears, laughter, and drawing close to God and one another.











Vinepower 2012 – “Above and Beyond”

Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 in Vinepower  |  Print

Vinepower 2012 “Above and Beyond” was exactly that.  God’s presence was with us and our time together was amazing.  The Lord continued to knit our hearts together as a family and the Holy Spirit took us to new heights to see His kingdom perspective from above in what is happening in the world and specifically China.  He is giving us a new heart.  Pastors Daniel and Lucy Cheung along with Lucy Yong and Judy Jung facilitated our time.  We had workshops for prophetic ministry, song writing, and SOZO.  Our Music Ministry team led us to anointed times of worship with the Lord, and we celebrated the baptisms of Van Wang and Kimberly Tien.  Once again, we praise God for our 25th anniversary and we thank everyone who helped to make our time a blessed one.


Do you want to experience the wholeness that Christ desires for you? Imagine living full of purpose and truly partnering with the Holy Spirit in your everyday life. Imagine what God could birth in and through you! Last year we began to learn what it means to soar together as the Body of Christ. We saw individuals rising up and taking their places in the Body. This year expect more training and empowerment as we continue to function together. Come and allow the wind of the Spirit to carry and enable you to soar above and beyond.

Speakers: Pastors Daniel and Lucy Cheung are dear friends of Branches.  They both serve on the pastoral team of the Church of Zion in Vancouver. Pastors Daniel, Lucy, and their team want to see the Church flourish as one to fulfill God’s purposes.

Vinepower 2011 – Soaring Together

Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 in Vinepower, Vinepower  |  Print

Vinepower 2011 was an amazing time at the Calvary Chapel Conference Center.  Change is taking place… “New things, I declare.”  (Isaiah 42:8,9)  Pastors Daniel and Lucy Cheung from Church of Zion, Vancouver, Canada, was with us to teach, to share, and to “coach” us to soar together.  The presence of the Lord was with us in the worship… “Your love never fails, never gives up, never runs out on me.”  His Spirit was moving to speak and to reveal God’s heart and will.  “I am with you.  I will unfold my plan as you walk in unity.  I will unfold my plan as you walk in my presence.”  Therefore, forsake all wicked ways… “let go of all offenses.”  God is declaring a NEW DAY for Branches.  We are a family of God.  We live to complement each other and to help each other to soar.  “He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.”  (Malachi 4:6)

Vinepower was “SATISFYING”

Posted on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 in Special Events, Vinepower, Vinepower  |  Print

Praise God for a wonderful time of sitting in the Word and wisdom from our speaker, Dr. Ron Williams. God’s presence and ministry were evident in the encounter individuals had with Him as we focused on His desire to satisfy the hunger and thirst that is in our soul. Satisfaction is not something derived from that which goes on about us but rather from that which goes on from within us.  Satisfaction is found in God’s lovingkindness, in His trustworthiness, the goodness of his house, and the reception of his benefits.  Life’s Highest Delight or Satisfaction will only come from the Shepherd, God himself.  Will we allow God to be the provider while we will be content with him?  To be content is to be satisfied with God. It is a choice that we make each day.  We are challenged to put down the paintbrush and to allow God to finish painting the mural of our lives.  To be satisfied is to be hidden under the the shadow of his wings.  

Here are some pictures of time this weekend:

Our “unofficial” Vinepower group picture

The ROOTs Fellowship Group

The C’YA Group




















Vinepower 2010

Posted on Saturday, August 14th, 2010 in Vinepower  |  Print

Our Vinepower Retreat will be held on Friday, September 3 to Sunday, September 5.  The retreat will be at Pine Summit.  Dr. Ron Williams will be our speaker and our theme is “Life’s Highest Delight.” Registration is now over.  There will NOT be a Church Worship Service at Branches on Sunday, Sep 5.

VinePOWer 2009: Refresh, Renew, Restore

Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 in Vinepower, Vinepower  |  Print

VinePOWer 2009 was a POWerful weekend that touched many lives through the love of God.  God revealed His heart through the preaching of the Word and the demonstration of His power to set lives free and to bring healing and deliverance.  God used the various members of the body both young and old to speak words exhortation and encouragement.  It was an unprecedented gathering as we trusted the Spirit of God to lead and to direct our Vinepower this year.  We did not have an outside speaker but we believed that the Holy Spirit himself would be our speaker, and that He did through the Leadership team and other members of the Body.  Messages were given by Michelle on the heart of the Father, Billy on the power of God in the life of Samson.  We had the activation of the prophetic ministry in which a number of people participated to give and to receive prophetic ministry.  The worship times ushered in the presence of God to prepare us for each of the sessions.  In the end, it was the obedience of God’s people to respond to what He was saying in our hearts that released the power and move of His spirit.  Five (5) people accepted Jesus for the very first time.  Five other people were baptized and many others were ministered to by God.  The weekend was also highlighted by the recognition of the generations and the exhortation to walk together and the renewing of the dreams and visions God has placed on our lives.  The following pictures reflected some of the moments of our time together.    



One of the many group pictures




Getting ready for pictures


New friends together!


New friend, Michael with Bill


Q&A Workshop on Christianity


Our baptisms this year – Justin, Ervin, Tatiana, Kayla, and Matt


Worship in His presence


Time Together


The older guys…


Hungry people in line


Happy Girl!


Human Foosball action


Family Time






Feeding, nurturing, loving


Having fun together!



Our new friends!


Good old friends!


Aren’t we a crazy bunch!