The Vine Weekly: Feb. 4, 2018

Vine Street: Legacy & Vision

Join your church community on Sunday, Feb. 18 for a special worship and lunch occasion. It will be a day of discovery! We will be celebrating the progress we’re making on our strategic plan, known as Living Our Call. We’ll learn about recent recommendations as we move steadily into our future together, too, thanks to the work of various task force groups. Special guests who will bring us words for ministry and encouragement include the Rev. Dr. Christal Williams, the regional minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tennessee, as well as the Rev. Dr. Dick Hamm, a former general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. Make plans now to attend. Look for the invitation in your mailbox soon.


Let’s Tackle Hunger!

Our youth are leading the way today as Vine Street Christian Church participates in the national Souper Bowl of Caring campaign. Can you make a donation? A dollar? The cost of a restaurant meal? A week’s food budget? Group members will be present with kitchen pots they aim to fill. All donations will benefit the Society of St. Andrew, a gleaning ministry feeding America’s hungry. Throw a penalty flag on empty plates! Let’s set the table for a big score that makes a difference in people’s lives.


Baptism Information Session Next Week

Are you contemplating baptism this Easter? Perhaps you were baptized as an infant or at a very young age—this event is also for you. Let’s gather on Sunday, Feb. 11 to share plans as we travel together through Lent on the path toward baptism and/or a reaffirmation of faith. We will meet in Fellowship Hall from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Let us know if you plan on attending. Young people, bring your parents.


Trouble Within the Bible

Adult Christian education is studying Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts, by Frances Gench. Lipscomb University student Claire Frederick will present next week’s topic “Women in Ministry” (Rom.  16: 1-16). Make plans to join adult Christian education Sundays at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall!


Monday Men to Meet

Beer, food and conversation (though in no particular order) highlight the monthly Monday Men gathering. Next up: Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers, 4408 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209. Contact Thomas Kleinert to be on the email reminder list.


Ash Wednesday Offers Hope

Joining many of Christ’s churches across the globe, Vine Street Christian Church will mark Ash Wednesday on Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This is our gateway into the season of Lent. It’s our confession we contribute to life’s messiness in small and large ways. And it’s our hope as we are reminded God’s mercy remains steadfast through Christ. The darkness will not overcome us—please make plans to share this experience.


Anne Blackwell Memorial Service Set

Family and friends of Anne will give thanks to God and celebrate her life at a memorial service Monday, Feb. 12 at Vine Street. Visitation with the family begins at 1 p.m. in the Sanctuary with the service at 2 p.m. A reception will be held in Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.


To Be or Not to Be

Join Vine Street at the Movies for another classic film from Ernst Lubitsch: To Be or Not to Be. In this movie, actors in a theater troupe match wits with Nazis and a hidden spy in the midst of occupied Poland. Paired with Carol Lombard, this is Jack Benny’s most famous picture, a dark comedy made just a year after the U.S. entered WW2.  Jim Carls will host this fun and free event on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Bride’s Room.


TNT Club Feels Like Dancing

Come bust a move with the TNT Club on Sunday, Feb. 11 as we celebrate Valentine’s Day at Vine Street Christian Church. We will make/share valentines, eat cake, pose in the photo booth and DANCE! This dance party is for folks of all ages and dance abilities. So, you think you can’t dance? That’s okay. We need all kinds of volunteers. Party with us from 2-3:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Volunteers needed from 1-4 p.m.

The TNT Club is a community ministry for adults with developmental disabilities. It meets monthly for social gatherings, and volunteers of all ages are essential. Contact Hope Hodnett to help (