The Vine Weekly: Feb. 18, 2018

Legacy & Vision Celebration

Sunday, Feb. 18 stands as a day of celebration and anticipation for Vine Street Christian Church. For almost two hundred years, this congregation has responded to God’s call to ministry, reinventing itself several times along the way in order to make a difference in the city and the world. On this day we celebrate our legacy of transformative work and, in a lunch meeting after worship, discuss restructuring proposals that will help us move into the next phase of faithful witness as disciples of Christ. Thank you for celebrating with us and for giving yourself to this vital work!


Racism: Let’s Talk

Thomas Kleinert will host a new small group featuring the Carolyn B. Helsel title, Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfull About Racism. The group will meet for one hour on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. at the church starting Feb. 20. Contact Thomas to sign up (


Disciples Youth Spring Retreat Set for March

Attention youth: We’re participating in a regional spring retreat at Bethany Hills March 16-18. This event is for grades 6-12. The cost is $90 per participant and the registration deadline is March 6. Learn more and sign up


New Event Around the Corner

The Membership Committee invites everyone to Chili & Game Night, Sunday, Feb. 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring a batch of your favorite chili recipe to share as you vie for the title, “Chili Champion!” Or, come hungry, ready to survey the lot! With additional tasty food, board games, ping-pong and more, this gathering will help you shake off some of the winter blahs! Join us… because frivolity is fun!


In the News

• Please note, the office will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 for President’s Day.

 • The Elders will meet tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

 • The Official Board will gather Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

 • Vine Street will serve lunch with Luke 14: 12 on Feb. 26 from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. (705 Drexel Street).


More Than We Can Imagine

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when we look at all the areas of need in God’s world: there is hunger, sickness, and injustice in so many communities. It is easy to feel that we are too small, too insignificant to make a difference, to believe that nothing we can help. We can feel trapped by hopelessness and fear that there is little we can do to truly make an impact. But there is hope! Better yet: We are that hope! Feb. 18-25, please consider making a gift to Week of Compassion, the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada.