On Sunday, July 14, we will dedicate this summer's water offering for Open Table Nashville. Please bring your donation of bottled water to church that Sunday - from cases of 0.5l bottles (16.9oz) to jugs up to 2.5 gallons. Open Table will pass out the bottles as they check on homeless folks on the streets and in camps. Thank you for being part of this effort to save lives and make life outside a little more bearable!
9:00 Hour in the Summer
Starting June 30th, join Allison downstairs for coffee and intergenerational conversation. She has a big basket of questions and invites you to take a question (or two) to ask a neighbor and start a conversation with someone you may not know well. Even if folks do know each other already, their answers to these Faith Talk questions may surprise you!
Children and Worship
As mentioned previously, our children will remain in the sanctuary for worship during the summer months. Activity bags for our children can be picked up after the children’s conversation to work on during the sermon time. Allison asks that non-paper materials be returned to the basket after service, so that we can be good stewards of our resources and utilize what we have throughout the summer. Allison is also working to curate a collection of books for younger worshipers to read and learn from during the sermon time as well. Currently, both the activity bags and the books may be found in the front pew on the pulpit side. The location may change (since we’re trying something new), and if so, Allison will let us know where.
Worship is an active and participatory exercise where everyone gathered is welcomed and loved by God, both as individuals and as a community. Children learn how to worship through watching and imitating, and with encouragement and through questions. As we continue to live into our identity that everyone has a place at God’s table, we are grateful for a community that values worshipers of all ages and the diverse ways they worship.
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 do that, please contact Sara Harwell.
Celebrate with the Bishops
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the marriage of Roger and Martha Bishop, Katie Bishop Gordon and Jonathan Bishop cordially invite you to an open house on Saturday, July 13, 2:00 to 5:00 pm, at 1602 18th Avenue South, Nashville.
RSVP by July 10 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 615 269-3398
No gifts, Please.
Permit parking on the street does not apply on weekends. You may wish to carpool. Limited parking is available behind the house.
Congregational Meeting this Sunday
A congregational meeting has been called for Sunday, June 23, 2019. On the agenda are the approval of the budget for the church year 2019/20 and the election of elders, deacons, and officers for various terms.