Monsoon Wedding

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On Wednesday, June 5, at 7p.m., Jim Carls will present Monsoon Wedding at Vine Street at the Movies. It’s monsoon season and when it rains… A very entertaining "slice of life" movie about the preparations, family secrets and cultural issues surrounding an arranged marriage. [R] for some language.

“Nothing Nair has done before prepares you for the loose, crowded, comic vitality of Monsoon Wedding. Beautifully shot … by Declan Quinn, performed in three languages (English, Hindi and Punjabi), Nair's stereotype-shattering movie — like the polymorphous culture it illuminates—borrows from Bollywood, Hollywood and cinema verité, and comes up with something exuberantly its own.” – David Ansen, Newsweek

M&M Camp

Registration closes June 1

Children who have completed K-5th grade are invited to our day camp that focuses on learning music and serving our community.

  • Monday, July 15th - Thursday, July 18th at Vine Street Christian Church

  • Daily check-in: 8:45-9:00 a.m.

  • Daily check-out: 3:30 p.m.

  • The cost of $105 includes a t-shirt, snacks, art supplies, staff, and BBQ supper for the family (campers provide their own lunch).

Questions? Contact Allison or Katie 
Register now -- registration closes on Saturday, June 1.

Inspired by RHE

Rachel Held Evans’s death at age 37 was a shock to her readers, many of whom found in her an eloquent ally in their own struggles with oppressive church traditions. Amanda Miller had planned to read Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again (2018) this summer, and she would love to read it with a group. If you’re interested, please contact Amanda for details.

Town Hall

The West Nashville Clergy Group invites congregants and neighbors to a town hall meeting with Senator Steven Dickerson (TN Senate District 20) and Representative Bob Freeman (TN House District 56) on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at Belle Meade United Methodist Church. They have been asked to speak about the state of the city and what they see as the most pressing issues for all of us calling Nashville home. There will be time for Q&A. The West Nashville Clergy Group is an interfaith effort to build relationships between clergy of various congregations, predominantly along the West End corridor. Occasionally the group organizes community events like this town hall. Thomas Kleinert has been a member of the group since its beginnings years ago.

Sunday Mornings in the Summer

Attention! There are a couple of small changes occurring this summer!

Traditional Sunday school for children and youth will conclude on June 9th (Pentecost). We are immensely grateful and appreciative for all of our teachers and helpers—for their time, dedication, and preparation week in and week out! For the summer (June 16-August 4), to give them a bit of respite, there will be an opportunity for all ages to gather, fellowship, and learn together. Each week will be a little different and stand alone, so you (yes, you!) are invited to join in and grow together!

Beginning June 16th, children and youth will remain in the sanctuary throughout service. An activity center with coloring sheets, word searches, mazes, books, and other tactile tools will be available for our children (and anyone else who may listen better while doing something with their hands) to utilize throughout the service, but especially during the sermon time. Our youngest children (5 and under) are always invited to remain with their families in the sanctuary, but also have a place in the nursery during service if that’s a better fit!

A new format for children’s worship will begin on August 11th.

Brunch plans

We hope you are making plans to join us for brunch on Pentecost Sunday, June 9. We will share good food (thanks to all who signed up!) and hear about more than fifty ways to participate in a variety of ministries. Will you make “the other pledge”? Our financial pledges help us plan a budget; our pledges of skill and time help us connect and serve. See you for brunch on June 9, and wear something red!

Memorial Day

The church office will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Have a fun and safe holiday!