Next Saturday, June 22, as part of Nashville’s Pride Month celebrations, more than 5000 people are expected to participate in our city’s first Pride Parade—5000, and that’s not counting the spectators that will line Broadway between 8th and 2nd Avenues! A group of about twenty folks from Vine Street will be in the parade to affirm the radical hospitality of God: all of us are made in the image of God; all of us are called to new life in Christ; and God is pouring out the Spirit on all flesh. When we gather at Christ’s table to break the bread and share the cup, each of us comes as a guest, and together we seek to be as welcoming to each other as our host is to us.
Sara Harwell, former head archivist of the Disciples Historical Society, has been working on a history of Vine Street Christian Church. She has spent countless hours combing through various archives and has conducted interviews with several current and former leaders. Before she completes her first draft, she would like to schedule interviews with any members who would like to talk about Vine Street after 1980, i.e. the past forty years. If you would like to contribute to this project, please contact Sara Harwell.
The Other Pledge
What a great time we had at our ministry brunch on Sunday! The food was plentiful and delicious—thanks to all who added to the feast! Clean up was a breeze—thanks to all who helped! And we are still sorting through the overwhelming response to our 50+ opportunities to participate in ministry—2019/20 will be a great year! Those of you who couldn't be there, click here to see what we talked about—and feel free to check any of the options listed!
British Brass American Style
The Brass Band of Nashville will be in concert on Thursday, June 27, at Vine Street Christian Church starting at 7p.m. They will perform selections that are patriotic in nature in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, including America the Beautiful, The Year 1812, On the Mall, Elegy for A Fallen Firefighter, and the National Anthem. This concert, like every concert by the Brass Band of Nashville, is free and open to the public. To volunteer as a greeter that night, please contact Katie.