The Vine Weekly: Aug. 13, 2017

Ice cream... need we say more? Read on! Here are your church announcements.


People and Prayers

The memorial service for Becky Adames’ mother, Beverly Brown, was Aug. 5 in Ohio.

Diane Craver, a friend of this church and a dear friend to Roger Young, has died.

Pat & Ed Cole will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday!

Have a prayer request? Email us at thomas


Serving Our Community

Vine Street Christian Church is a proud ministry partner of Luke 14:12, which serves Nashville’s hungry, homeless and working poor. As part of our community outreach, we serve lunch with Luke 14:12 on the fourth Monday of each month from 11:15 a.m. until 1 p.m. Jeff Miller ( helps to coordinate these efforts when gather at 705 Drexel Street (the Room in the Inn campus). No experience needed; just grab an apron and serve! The next opportunity is Monday, Aug. 28.


Discover, Celebrate Children's Ministry

Everyone, please join us for fun, fellowship and food on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 5-7 p.m. The Children's Ministry Committee is hosting a cookout to mark the end of summer with all the hot dogs and chips you can eat. We will also be having ice cream, some of which will be homemade! We'll see you on the playground!


Help Create a Strong Future for Bethany Hills

Vine Street recently donated $2,500 for new mattresses to Bethany Hills, our camp and conference center near Kingston Springs. But our best resources are our people, and there are new opportunities to shape the long-term future of this much-loved camp. The Camp and Conference Commission of the Tennessee Region has initiated four task forces charged to work on increasing the vitality and ministry of Bethany Hills (facilities, marketing, counselors, programs). With your volunteer help, the Commission believes Bethany Hills can continue its strong legacy of discipleship to the Disciples of Christ of Tennessee—and even enhance its presence and ministry. To pitch in, connect with commission member Hope Hodnett ( or Frits Haverkamp, commission chair (


Faith, Stories & You

We are in the homestretch of Faith: Stories, the adult Christian education summer book study. With just a couple of short stories yet to read, there is still time for you to discover nuances of faith through the point of view of top fiction writers. Join us next Sunday at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall!


In the News

• Rev. Hope Hodnett will be out of the office through Wednesday. Greg Rumburg or Thomas Kleinert will be glad to assist you while Hope is away.

• Women’s Night Out will meet Thursday, Aug. 24. This social group for the ladies will enjoy food, beverages and conversation at a location to be announced soon. Thanks, everyone, for coming out to Salt & Vine in July! Contact Jan Volk for details (


Stay Connected

Did you know you can get prayer requests and a weekly news update from Vine Street in your inbox? It’s easy—go to Scroll to the bottom of the home page, add your email address in the blank, and click on “Sign up for our email newsletter.” Questions? Please see Greg Rumburg or email him (


Fulfilling Service and Mission

Deacons in the New Testament are individuals who act as a helper in service to others. Within our Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) tradition, we are inspired by Acts 6: 1-6 where Deacons assist apostles in caring for the needs of the poor. Today, these leaders serve the Vine Street community ensuring the administration of communion, receiving our gifts of offering as a grateful response to the Gospel, participating in the governance of the congregation as part of the Official Board, and assisting the Elders in the spiritual welfare of church participants.

We are grateful, then, for the following leaders who remain available to you as Vine Street continues to move into the new church year, which launched last month: Linda Crenshaw (chair), Viki Cauthen, Allison Hutton, Roy Smith, Alice Cannon, Debra Cannon, Jim ClenDening, Pam ClenDening, Tim Crenshaw, John Fleming, Angie Wilson, Erica Hayden, Jack Wallace, Laura Miller, Kathy Zamata and Betsy von Dohlen.