The Vine Weekly: March 18, 2018

Missed the announcements for Sunday, March 18? Not to worry—read 'em here!

New Addition Named to Childcare Team

Please welcome Mina Bazdarevic, who joins Johanna Keith and Ashley Halstead as a staff childcare provider. Perhaps you’ve seen Mina around? Let’s get to know her. She writes, “My family is from Bosnia and Serbia, and I was born in Germany. We moved here when I was about 3 ½ years old, so I've lived in Nashville for about 21 years—pretty much my whole life. This is home to me. I have three older siblings, two brothers and a sister, plus two nephews and three nieces. So to say my family is waiting eagerly for to me have children is an understatement. Children surround me everyday, as I also work at Vanderbilt with Johanna. I am very much an open book about pretty much everything, so if anyone wants to know more about me, they know where to find me.” Welcome to the Children’s Wing and Vine Street, Mina!


TNT Easter Party Fun Coming Soon

How about joining us next Sunday afternoon (March 25) to help celebrate the joy of Easter? We are hosting our TNT friends from 2-3:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. (Yes, that means you can be part of the Easter egg hunt!) Volunteers begin arriving as early as 12:30 p.m. to decorate and hide eggs. Contact Rev. Hope Hodnett ( to help. TNT Club is a community ministry for adults with developmental disabilities. They meet monthly for social gatherings, and volunteers of all ages are a necessity.


No Foolin’: Waffle Breakfast Delight

Let’s be together Sunday, April 1, celebrating the Good News of Easter! Enjoy a Waffle Breakfast with church friends in Fellowship Hall from 8:30-9:30 a.m. for just $5 per person (children 10 and under eat for free). Coffee, juice and the youth group’s world-famous waffle bar will roll away your hunger pangs!


Join the Super Duper Sweet Potato Drop

Mark the date— Saturday, April 7—as Vine Street and Alameda Christian Churches join forces to bag 20,000 pounds of sweet potato goodness! We’ve pledged to provide at least 60 volunteers—are you willing to be one of our yam-tastic helpers? This hands-on ministry opportunity is in partnership with the Society of St. Andrew benefitting local food ministries. We’ll gather at 8:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please let Hope Hodnett know you’re coming (


Concluding Spirituality and Arts Series

Make plans to enhance your Lenten practices by joining adult Christian education next week (Palm Sunday). Author and Belmont University professor Dr. David Dark will continue to dig into Lenten spirituality and the arts. Meet at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.


In the News

• Women’s Night Out will meet on Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m. at McCabe Pub (4410 Murphy Road). Questions? Contact Kathy Zamata (

• We’ll serve with Luke 14:12 Monday, March 26 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Jeff Miller to help ( We’ll meet at the Room in the Inn campus downtown (705 Drexel St.).

• The Official Board will hold its next meeting Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.