The church calendar flips to a new year on Sunday, Nov. 30. That’s when the season of Advent begins, anticipating the birth of Jesus and the hope of new beginnings for all in Christ. Our 10 a.m. traditional worship service with communion will have a special emphasis on this theme through Christmas Eve, and all are welcome to be a part of this celebration.
Several additional events are happening or forming during this season. Join us for any or all!
Sunday Morning Devotional Stories (Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21)—Pick up a copy of the 2014 Vine Street Advent devotional at the church, then hear about the writers’ inspiration during adult Christian education at 9 a.m.
Hanging of the Greens and Advent Event (Nov. 30)—a casual 4:30 p.m. worship service to deck out the sanctuary. Immediately following, we will spotlight an all-ages creative gathering in Fellowship Hall. Local artist Jason Erwin will provide step-by-step instructions for participants toward creating your own unique Advent painting. No experience necessary, but we would like to know if you are coming so we may have enough supplies. Click here to make a reservation. If you can, bring an appetizer to share.
Montgomery Bell Academy Christmas Concert (Dec. 3)—This annual MBA favorite takes place in our sanctuary at 6:30 p.m.
Brass Band of Nashville Concert (Dec. 4)—Treat yourself to an evening of exhilarating holiday music in the traditional British brass band spirit at 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball Tailgate Event (Dec. 13)—Bulk up on great big-game vittles, then experience the magic of Memorial Gym as Vandy takes on Purdue. See your Sunday bulletin for RSVP details.
The 2014 Children’s Christmas Musical (Dec. 17)—Join us at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall as a spaghetti dinner ramps up our Children’s Choir holiday presentation of Guess Who’s Coming to Bethlehem: A Manger Mystery Musical.
Christmas Eve at Vine Street (Dec. 24)—Two worship opportunities light the way to the coming Christ child! A family worship service, designed with children in mind, will be at 4 p.m. A traditional candles and communion worship service will be at 11 p.m.
Finally, sign up for these unique opportunities:
Winter Dinners (sign up in early December)—Winter yields to warm nights, good food and new friends with small-group dinners in January, February and March. Each group decides how, when and where they will gather. Participants are grouped based on where they live, generally, so folks who live near one another may get to know each other better. Click here to join.
Winter Retreat at Christmount (Dec. 29-Jan. 1)—An all-church, all-ages, all-kinds-of-fun get-away experience in the not-so-far-away mountains of North Carolina. Reservations due Dec. 10. Learn more here. Just know you want to go? Sign up here.