Water & Wine is an assembly of followers of Jesus from around South Eastern New Brunswick, who share a zest for celebration and a hunger for God's presence. We are located at 95 Massey in Moncton.
We wanted a non-religious name for our assembly that had lots of meaning. The Water is representative of the need for repentance, and the accompanying baptism, as well as the refreshing and invigorating function of Holy Spirit as we gathering ourselves together. The Wine is descriptive of the Holy Spirit and His transforming power. Also wine has associations with healing. Many of the activities of Holy Spirit can be illustrated by either Water or Wine.
So our name normally provides an opportunity to explain the full gospel. Then some folks get it mixed up and say, "Water to Wine", so we say, "That too!"
While most of our assembly is within an hour's radius, it is common to have folk attending who have driven for three hours. That's not because we're so good, but because God's presence is so wonderful. What we do is try to provide an atmosphere that is welcoming to Him.
A significant percentage of our congregation have an Acadian heritage, and French as their mother tongue. Probably a slight majority have English as their mother tongue. Our gatherings are normally conducted in English, but when we have an opportunity, we provide a French translation just to bless our Acadian family.
Most of us are from an evangelical background, who came to the realization that there is MORE. Many of us came from a Roman Catholic background, while others don't have a religious background to unlearn. We have been wrecked by the outpouring of Holy Spirit that began at TACF (Now known as Catch The Fire Toronto) in Toronto in 1994, and consider The Father's Love renewal movement as central to our DNA.