25 Years of Ministry!

Dear brothers and sisters, we are excited to celebrate 25 years of building a faithful Christian community! The Vineyard Church of Ithaca has been ministering and worshiping with God’s people across the world. We’ve reached a milestone. This is time to remember all that God has done on this journey – He has done great things. It is also a time to look ahead – He is leading us from glory to glory.

Will you join us for the celebration weekend?
Saturday, February 3 – Celebration Banquet @ 5:30 pm
Sunday, February 4 – Worship Celebration @ 10:00 am


We will be updating this page with more information as it becomes available.


We encourage you to connect with other alumni and friends on your own timeline for the weekend. We have two defined activities on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

February 3, 2024
Celebration Banquet
5:30 pm Check-in
6:00 pm Dinner Served

This will be a time of good food and fellowship with a sit-down dinner. There will be times set apart for worship and reflection on the past. We will conclude with a time of looking forward to the next 25 years. Limited childcare will be available during the presentation portion of the evening.

February 4, 2024
Worship Celebration
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We invite you to join us for our Sunday Worship Service. We start with Scripture and song, listen to a message, worship in song, and have a time of sharing and prayer before ending. Childcare 6 months – 5th grade available with registration.

23 Cinema Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850


We ask that you register if you plan on joining us for the weekend.

February 3, 2024
Celebration Banquet
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Registration opens December 1, 2023
Registration prices increase $10 on January 10, 2024

February 4, 2024
Worship Celebration
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our Worship Celebration on Sunday is free as all Sunday Worship Services are free. Registration allows us to plan for volunteers, food, etc. If you have questions about Vineyard Kids please see: ithacavineyard.org/parents-and-kids

Registration opens December 1, 2023
Registration closes January 31, 2024


The church wants to honor the work of God during the last 25 years. You are invited to share a testimony of your experience with God and the church.

Please click the button below to fill out the form for submission. Deadline: January 3, 2024

More Information

Would you like to get updates on what's happening for our 25th Anniversary? Do you have questions that need answering?

Accomodations and Things To Do

We encourage you to come and explore the Ithaca area for the weekend. Many things have changed over the last 25 years. Take some time to reminisce and reflect on what God has done in your life. Take time to plan get togethers with other alumni and friends. Enjoy yourselves.


Taughannock Falls hike, Buttermilk Falls overlook,

Ithaca Bakery, Purity,

Greek Peak skiing, Finger Lakes Cider House, etc.

Please share your experiences with us on social media by using #ithacavineyard25.

If you need to find a place to stay there are a multitude of options in Ithaca from hotels to rentals. Use the button below to find something that fits your needs.

We have a very limited number of people willing to host people in their homes. If you need help with housing, please reach out and we will see what we can do.

Frequently Asked Questions


Will there be a livestram?

No. But, we will make edited videos of Saturday and Sunday available on our YouTube page shortly after the event.

Are kids allowed?

Most definitely. Our Vineyard Kids Director, Alyssa Foster, is working hard to create a fun and vibrant experience for the weekend. You can contact her at alyssa.foster@ithacavineyard.org.

More about the Schedule

The schedule will be fleshed out with speakers and other details as they become available. The schedule is clustered around Saturday night and Sunday morning to allow for travel. However, our hope is that you get to see some of the places and people you know and add those activities into your free time during the weekend.

What if I have other questions? Who do I contact?

If you have any questions feel free to contact:

Nathan Emmelhainz, Lead Pastor/Lead Elder at nathan@ithacavineyard.org
Angela Sorensen, Administrative Assistant at angela.sorensen@ithacavineyard.org

Travel, Food, and Registration

Where do I eat?

There is a link to Trip Advisor that has many recommendations about where to eat.

What is going to be served at the banquet? Do I need alternative food?

Our menu is listed below. The food will be served buffet style. Arrangements are being made for an additional gluten free menu following contamination guidelines. A dietary concerns question will be asked during the registration process. If you have further questions, please contact Marsha Heisler.

  • Fried Chicken
  • Baked Chicken
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Dressing w/Gravy
  • Green Beans (V)
  • Candied Yams (V)
  • Macaroni & Cheese (V)
  • Green Salad w/Sides – Cucumber, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Cheddar
    Dressings: Italian, Ranch, Balsamic (extra)
  • Peach Cobbler w/Vanilla Ice Cream


Best places to stay or travel

There is a link to Trip Advisor that has many recommendations about where to stay.

Where do I park?

We are still working out this detail. Please check back in the future.

What if the weather is bad?

Because we expect people to be traveling from a distance, we will not change the date if the weather is bad. We will make every effort to inform those who have registered if there is a need to cancel any events for the weekend. However, we live in upstate New York and will allow for some bad weather before canceling for safety concerns.

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