The Vine Weekly: April 29, 2018

Like those grand horses prepping this week in Louisville, here's what we're racing toward in May at Vine Street Christian Church!


Share Breakfast On Mother’s Day

Join the youth group for a Waffle Breakfast on Mother’s Day, May 13 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall! Enjoy a scrumptious waffle bar, fair trade coffee, juice and milk for $5 per person. Women, plus children under 10, eat free!


French Film Comes into Focus

Vine Street at the Movies will gather on Wednesday, May 2 to watch a classic French comedy Le Dîner de Cons (The Dinner Game) (rated PG-13). The film features a group of wealthy elites who compete to bring the biggest idiot to a regular dinner gathering. Show time is at 7 p.m. in the Bride’s Room.


It's a Grand Champion Derby Sleepover

Hey, kids! You are invited to derby day festivities at Vine Street! This derby sleepover event includes our own version of crazy races and games followed by pizza and a movie. These festivities for 1st-6th graders begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 and conclude after worship on Sunday. Watch for more details!


In the News

• Our Vanderbilt baseball outing is Sunday afternoon, April 29! If you have shared your RSVP with Jeff Miller, head over right after worship to tailgate, beginning at noon. We'll meet on the McGugin Lawn (next to the tennis courts) on Jess Neely Drive, directly across from the baseball stadium. Game time is 1 p.m.

• Pledge Sunday is coming May 6 anticipating the new church year. If you haven’t already done so, please bring your pledge card to church May 6.

• Monday Men will meet May 7 at 6 p.m. at the West Nashville M.L. Rose located at 4408 Charlotte Pike. Questions? Contact Thomas Kleinert.

• Serenity Circle meets Tuesday evening May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. All ladies of the church are welcome! To be on the group’s email list, contact Kathy Zamata (

• Elders, our next meeting is on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.


Wisdom Literature Study Rolls On

A significant portion of the Old Testament writings is often referred to as Wisdom Literature. Through the end of May, our adult Christian education class is focusing on some of these writings. Join us as we grow in faith, knowledge and wisdom! We gather at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.


All that Fanfare

The Brass Band of Nashville will present its first concert of the 2018 season at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 here at Vine Street. The program will consist of a wide variety of music, including: “Fanfare” (Jeremy S. Martin) and “Liberty Bell March” (Sousa), Would you like to volunteer as a greeter? Greeters help us to fulfill our mission to connect with neighbors and to open our doors to enriching community events. Contact Katie McLaughlin to sign up


Keep Calm, Camp On

Great outdoor fun! Rich connections to God! Amazing friends, old and new! It’s all happening this summer at regional church camps. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tennessee welcome children and youth (and a few adults) to renew and recharge their faith at Bethany Hills Camp & Conference Center, just 45 minutes from Vine Street!

Discovery Camp (completed grades K-3)                     May 29-31     $210

C.Y.F. Camp (completed grades 9-12)                            June 3-9        $355

Mission Camp (new!)                                                      June 10-16    $355

(completed grades 8-12, plus adults)

Eighters Camp (completed grade 8)                              July 1-7        $355

Junior Camp           (completed grades 4-5)                  July 8-12       $255

Chi Rho Camp (completed grades 6-7)                          July 15-20     $315

Adventure Camp (new!)                                                  July 16-20      $355

(completed grades 9-12)

Two new camps join the classic ones. At Mission Camp, youth and adults will engage in learning and hands-on service as a response of Christian faith. Adventure Camp offers teens the intersection of faith and amazing outdoor-challenge opportunities in Middle Tennessee, including backpacking, canoeing, high ropes, and overnight camping. All camps help participants to meet God in fresh ways, mature personal faith and build community.

Here’s the fine print: Final registration is two weeks prior to each camp’s start date. Early-bird deadline (save $15) is May 1 for all camps, except Adventure Camp (no discount available). A late fee ($15) will be added to Discovery, CYF and Mission camps after May 10 and to Eighters, Junior, Chi Rho and Adventure camps after June 10.

For additional information, including a registration form, what to bring and the camp covenant, go to Questions about camp or church financial support? Contact Rev. Hope Hodnett (