The Vine Weekly: June 25, 2017

Dateline Nashville: M&M Campers to perform In the Image June 25! It’s a fabulous musical for all ages. Plus, all the announcements for the week.


People & Prayers

We’ve learned Walter Seifert was hospitalized recently. We’re grateful he is home and recovering well. Please keep Walter and Dean in your prayers.

Al Rumburg, Greg Rumburg's dad, is now receiving hospice care. Al was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. The family welcomes your prayers. 


M&M Camp Performance and Supper Today

M&M Camp girls and boys will stage In the Image today at 4:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall! Everyone is invited, and stay afterward to share a free BBQ supper with the children!


Mission Trip to Memphis

Our youth and their leaders embark Monday for their annual summer mission trip, running through Thursday. They will travel west to serve with area nonprofits; experience the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel; and will rest and worship thanks to the hospitality of Decatur-Trinity Christian Church.


Thank You, Jackie

Sunday, June 25 is the final Sunday of Jackie Halstead’s ministerial internship. We’ve enjoyed and appreciated Jackie’s ministry here for the last year as she works on her Master’s of Divinity and seeks ordination in the Disciples tradition. She, along with her husband Randy, are members of Vine Street, so we’re grateful we’ll continue to share the ministry of this congregation together. Jackie, thank you for teaching, leading worship and being a spiritual friend to us all!


Telling Summer Stories

Hey, kids! Beat the heat. Spend your Sunday mornings curled up on a comfy chair in the Children’s Wing. We’re introducing Summer Stories every Sunday from 9 to 10 a.m. Each morning, a storyteller will be present to share stories with the children and encourage them to share stories with one another. The Spark Bible will be available with dozens of other books for children. Paper and pencil will be handy for those who choose to write. Kids are welcome to bring their own books, too. We look forward to seeing you at Summer Stories.


In the News

• Volunteers are needed Monday, June 26 as we serve with Luke 14: 12. Can you join us? We will serve lunch with this ministry from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. To sign up, contact Jeff Miller (

• Monday Men, let’s share a beer, soda and good conversation July 3! This gathering happens the first Monday of each month. Contact Thomas Kleinert to be on the Monday Men mailing list (

• FYI: The church office will be closed July 3-4 for the Independence Day holiday.

• Vine Street at the Movies reels off another great flick at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, titled, Hunt for the Wilderpeople (rated PG-13). Join host Jim Carls in the Bride’s Room for this free event!


Leaders to Conclude Discussion

Elders, don’t forget our meeting Monday, June 26 at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. We’ll take what we’ve learned from the congregation and from our “Welcoming Immigrants” study to consider General Assembly resolution 1723, “On Becoming Immigrant Welcoming Congregations.” General Assembly begins July 8 in Indianapolis.


‘Epic Themes and More’

The Brass Band of Nashville will be in concert in our Sanctuary at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 6. Invite your friends—it’s free and open to all! Can you help to welcome these guests? We need at least four greeters; contact Katie McLaughlin to help (


Next Week in Adult Christian Education

Join us next Sunday as we discuss a short story from the book Faith: Stories: Short Fiction on the Varieties and Vagaries of Faith, edited by C. Michael Curtis as part of our summer book series. As always, everyone gathers Sundays at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.


Grateful for Your Support

Thank you for supporting Vine Street’s ministries in 2016-17! We’re receiving final gifts for the season through this Friday, June 30. If you have questions about fulfilling your pledge, please contact Linda Bussey, our bookkeeper.


Water Offering to Benefit Homeless Nashvillians

The days are getting shorter, now that summer has officially arrived, and hotter. Vine Street Christian Church will again receive a special offering of bottled water on Sunday, July 16. 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 16 to help with the effort. Thank you!