The Society of St. Andrew is coordinating another gleaning event (remember the fabulous sweet potato drop in Fellowship Hall? Same idea.).

The Southeast Produce Council hosts a regular Expo where growers show off their produce to potential buyers (think: reps from Kroger, Whole Foods, etc.). In September, the Expo is at the Opryland Convention Center in Nashville. At the end of this six-hour event, a lot of food is left behind! We get to pack up this bounty on pallets so that it can be donated to a local feeding agency. Volunteers are needed to pack this high-quality food into boxes and onto those pallets so that the bounty can be loaded onto a truck for distribution to hungry neighbors in Middle Tennessee.

Volunteers are needed starting at 4:30p.m. on Friday, September 7. The service project is likely to be finished about 8:30p.m. Please email Jeannie Hunter if you’re interested in coming and/or if you have any questions. Participants must be 12 years of age or older.

Water for thirsty neighbors

Temperatures are climbing. For those who work or play outside, the mantra is, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Our homeless neighbors have few opportunities to cool off, and they don't have easy access to drinking water.

Vine Street Christian Church will again receive a special offering of bottled water on Sunday, July 1. Packs of standard-size (17-24oz) bottles are great, but we also take 1-gallon and 2.5-gallon jugs.

We are grateful our ministry partners at Open Table Nashville make sure our homeless neighbors have plenty to drink when it gets hot on the streets of Nashville.

Please bring a pack or two of bottled water to worship on Sunday, July 1 to help with the effort. Thank you!

And of course you can drop off your contribution to our water offering anytime between now and July 1.

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Memorial Service for Shirley Forstman

On Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. we will gather with the family and friends of Shirley Forstman to worship God, to give thanks for Shirley's life, and to commend her to God's unending love and care. Following the service, there will be a reception in Fellowship Hall. Please continue to hold all who love Shirley in your prayers, especially her children, David, Valerie, and Paul. Follow this link to read the obituary.