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Vineyard Care / Support Recovery

Vineyard Care / Support Recovery

You are not alone.  We offer a number of ways that we can come alongside and assist you through your season of challenge and difficulty.

Benevolence Program

Vineyard, Urbana Campus, providing financial assistance with help towards utilities or rent for those who find themselves in a difficult season.  Applications may be picked up from the Welcome Center Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4: 00 pm, and Friday from 8:30 am-12:00 pm. Appointments are available (five appointments each week).  If initial screening is passed, a member of our team will call/email to set up an appointment (30 minutes long) to go over your current situation. A decision will be made within two weeks of the time the person provides a completed application and bill.  The church is unable to meet immediate requests for benevolence.


When to say YES, and when to say NO.  Take control of your life! This 8-week DVD/discussion group will help you focus on what’s important for you and avoid being run over by those around you.  This class runs during the summer months. Contact: Bob and Maureen Peck at for more information.

Counseling References

There are situations in which our pastoral staff may refer you to professional counseling.  A list of local services of known and trusted counselors has been compiled by our staff and come highly recommended. Any pastor can provide you with this list.  It can also be found at the Question Center at both the north and the south ends of the commons.

Thomas R. Campion, Ph.D.
  • 800.292.3399
  • Insurance and sliding scale available
Kate Dudley, MSW, LCSW
Dale Petre, MSW, LCSW
Paula Barickman, LCPC, CADC
Jon Dillow, M.A. 
Jim Klein, LCPC
Nancy Neukomm, LCPC
Jessica Culp, LPC


DivorceCare is a support group for people who are divorced, separated, or going through a divorce.  The program is thirteen weeks long and deals with issues such as loneliness, depression, the Bible, forgiveness, and the future, as well as many more.  

Each weekly meeting has a video (about forty minutes) with experts and others sharing their teachings and experiences with the subject, followed by discussion time.  We meet at The Vineyard Church, Tuesdays from 7:00-8:45 pm in the Spring and Fall each year.

Contact: Melissa Drobnak at or Bob Peck at for group schedule and/or more information.  There is a $20 cost for a workbook for note-taking areas, homework, and other materials.


GriefShare is a program for those experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one.  Each week/meeting includes a video segment and small group discussion. GriefShare runs in the Spring and Fall each year.  Contact: Jo Thomas at for group meeting schedule

Hope Center

The Hope Center Ministry, located just north of the church at 1802 N. Lincoln in Urbana, connects people with God’s love and transforming power.  The Hope Center Is a place of love and transformation; an outpouring of who we are as God’s people into our community.  For more information check out, Hope Center Facebook page, or call 217.607.5654

Hope Center Community Care

Offers people an opportunity to move forward in their lives with evening sessions each first and third Thursday of the month. Opportunity to meet with a Life Encourager, child care, family-style meals, haircuts, mini manicures, home, and health care products are available to those who become members. Visit for more information. 

Hope Center Food Pantry

Open each Wednesday 10am-noon and 5-6pm. Anyone in Champaign County may be served. Many volunteer opportunities abound. Connect with Paula Barickman at  or at 217.384.3076

Hospital Visitation Team

Members from this team make visits to Carle and OSF Monday-Friday each week to offer prayer, encouragement, and even administer communion if desired.  If you or a loved one would like our team to visit, call the church office at 384-3070 or email Thad Sweet ( ).  Please provide the name of the patient and a room #.

Men's Freedom Group
Pastor on Call

We have a pastor on call Monday-Thursday from 10am-2pm every week.  If you are in need of prayer or need to talk through a situation, you may call the church office (384-3070) or stop by the church in person during this time.  Outside of these hours, you may leave a voicemail at the Welcome Center or with Thad Sweet. You will receive a call back within 24 hours.

Pray for our Cities | Ecumenical  

Community members join in praying for our city.  Monthly, Second Saturday, 9-11 am. Contact: Beverly Hilmer 217-417-4164

Intercessory Watchmen Prayer Gathering

All are welcome to join and pray corporately for our community, our nation, and our world.  Fourth Sunday every other month: January, March, May, July, September, November.  Held at The Vineyard Church Urbana Campus in room C3 11 am-noon.  Contact: Dena Schumacher at

Intercessory Prayer Small Group

Join in a study of the prayers of Jesus and Paul to strengthen our intercession in alignment with the Kingdom to advance the Kingdom from 5:30-7:30 PM on Friday, March 8, April 12, May 10, and June 7.  Held at the Vineyard Church Urbana Campus in room C3. Contact: Valencia Moses

Wednesday Prayer Time

Each Wednesday from 12:30 pm -1:30 pm.  Held at the Vineyard Church Urbana Campus in the Prayer | Nursing Mothers’ Room (south end of commons).  Contact: Dena Schumacher

HOTS (Healing on the Streets)

Join us as we extend the love of Jesus to the community every Saturday from 1p-3p at the Illinois Terminal (45 E. University, Champaign).  Contact: Clay Harrington  

Pre-Service Prayer Meeting

Join us as we gather to lift up the weekend service to God and any other weekend happenings.  All are invited as we gather the Words of Knowledge for the ministry line Saturday 5:15-5:45 pm, Sunday 8:15-8:45 am, and Sunday 10:30-11:00 am.  Held in the Vineyard Church Urbana Campus Conference Room.  Contact: Daniel Putman

Ministry Time Prayer

The Ministry Team gathers together to minister healing or any other prayer needs to anyone who is interested.  Everyone is invited to receive prayer at the end of each weekend service: Saturday 6:00 - 7:20 pm, Sunday 9:15 am - 10:30 am and 11:00 am - 12:15.  This is held in The Urbana Campus Auditorium. Contact: Daniel Putman  

Healing Rooms

Join us for a time of extended prayer for those interested in healing prayer for any emotion, spiritual or physical condition.  Or if you just want a blessing. This event is open to the whole community. First and Third weekend of each month: Sundays 6:30-8: 00 pm.  Held in The Vineyard Church Urbana Campus Kingdom Kids Auditorium. Contact: Daniel Putman   or Debra Wiese  

Prayer Appointments

Meeting privately for extended prayer over an issue.  We ask that you first try Healing Rooms before reaching out for a personal prayer session.  Once contact we will communicate about prayer needs and set up a team and time. Flexible to when both the prayer team and the interested person is available. Held at The Vineyard Church Urbana Campus, but may vary by appointment.  Contact: Daniel Putman

Personal Prophetic Encouragement

Sign up for 20-minute time slots of personal prophetic encouragement conducted by our Prophetic Team.  3rd weekend of the month, (we do not meet June, July, August). Times are available for sign up during the Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 9:15 am services.  Held at The Vineyard Church Urbana Campus in room C2 or other locations.  Contact: Tom Hanlon

Personal Prophetic Small Group: Deeper

Join this Small Group dedicated to teaching how to hear God and encourage other people.  Nights include teaching, discussion, and activation. We are focusing on Growing in intimacy with God.  When: Mondays throughout the year 6-8pm. Held at The Vineyard Church Urbana Campus in room C3.  Contact: Tom Hanlon

Stephen Ministry

Please check the events page to see which courses are currently offered.