The Vine Weekly: May 21, 2017

Just announced this week—we'll celebrate Pentecost with a brunch, plus all that's happening at Vine Street Christian Church, including the youth group's new Zoom adventure.



Mary Ann Johnson is continuing to rehab following a fall. Cards and notes may be sent to her. Contact the church office for the address.



Thank you for attending Vine Street today! The children and youth of our congregation are leading us in worship this Sunday. In their own words, guided by their adult coaches, and inspired by God’s spirit, they will help us to make our worship offering to God and to experience God’s grace in word, song and sacrament. May their joy be ours, too!



This Sunday afternoon, the TNT Club and Vine Street will be celebrating the end of the school year with a play date. It's simple—come play. From 2-3:30 p.m., we’ll be throwing balls, hula-hooping, playing cards, blowing bubbles, eating cake, and keeping the boredom out of board games. Join us for this stress free event in Fellowship Hall. Able to volunteer? Contact Hope Hodnett. The TNT Club is a community ministry for adults with developmental disabilities. The TNT Club meets monthly for social gatherings, and volunteers of all ages are a necessity.



We can bring grace, respect, hospitality and nutritious meals to Nashville’s hungry, homeless and working poor. Volunteers are needed to pitch in tomorrow with Luke 14:12. There are many different jobs in the dining room: serving food, setting tables, cleaning and clearing dishes... all of it is easy and you get to interact with a lot of really nice people. They are counting on generous hearts like yours to provide those in need with the food, help, and hope that’s so necessary right now. Vine Street serves lunch with this ministry from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. To sign up, contact Jeff Miller ( We’ll meet on the Room in the Inn campus, 705 Drexel Street.



Zoom is a video conferencing outlet that creates an ease of access in communication between large groups. The youth group uses Zoom because it gives us the opportunity to see each other’s faces and communicate with each other on Sunday nights at the beginning of each week. Zoom meetings for the youth consist of chat about our joys and concerns as well as what we have planned for the days/weeks to come as a group and as individuals. Recently, a few members of the youth group have become involved in the application and acquiring process of the Congressional Award for youth, which only gives us more to talk about in our short 40 minutes together. We always end the meetings abruptly, having too much to share in too little time. Often, it results in a post-meeting-cutoff group message to wrap up our weekly summary. Overall, the Zoom meetings give us some time to reconnect and share what is on our minds as well as further our efforts to reach out to the community around us on a daily basis.                                —Sarah Matthews



It’s a red-tie event! (Or just wear something red to worship!) We’ll have a celebratory brunch following worship on Pentecost Sunday, June 4 in Fellowship Hall. More details next week! (But here’s a hint: Breakfast casserole is on the menu!)



 •  Elders, our regularly scheduled meeting is on Monday, May 22 at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

 • The Official Board will meet on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

 • The office will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

 • Women’s Night Out will meet on June 1 at 6 p.m. at M.L. Rose located at 4408 Charlotte Pike.



On Sunday, May 28, Amanda Miller leads adult Christian education as we meet to brainstorm the Vine Street community of the future. Who is God calling us to be as we review the Vine Street essentials:

• food, shelter, water

• deep Christian spirituality and worship

• authentic community

 Everyone meets at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall



Mark your calendar! Regional summer camps at Bethany Hills Camp & Conference Center are right around the corner”

 C.Y.F. (grades 9-12)           June 4-10

Discovery (grades 2-3)        June 11-14

Firsters (grades K-1) June 15-17

Eighters (grade 8)                 July 2-8

Chi Rho (grades 6-7)           July 9-14

Junior (grades 4-5)               July 16-20

Learn more at or contact Rev. Hope Hodnett (



Dust off those blue suede shoes! It’s time to get dirty for Jesus! A mission trip to Memphis, Tennessee is the second part of a summer filled with exploration and service for our teenagers. Youth who have completed 7th-12th grade are invited on this Spirit-filled adventure.

 • serve with area non-profits

• experience the Nation Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel

• rest and worship at Decatur-Trinity Christian Church

 For more information, contact Rev. Hope Hodnett (