Flip-flops, Stan&Ollie, and other summer news

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Watching the waves roll in. Mountains. Long, lazy days at the pool. River. Camp fire. Days without any screen, but sun screen. Remembering that love is holding all things.

Community builders

Our Administrative Council will meet for the first time in the 2019/20 year on Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. The preliminary agenda for the meeting includes:

  • Update on our building renovation plans

  • Overview of our various funds and status of accounts

  • Discussion of Ministry Council plans and some innovative ideas and interests that have emerged

  • Discussion of updating our strategic plans and initiatives

  • Initial thoughts about our 2020 celebration of our 200th Anniversary

  • Ministers’ reports, including update from General Assembly

Our thanks to all the members of the Administrative Council for their leadership!

Friends at Alameda

At Alameda Christian Church, the youth will lead worship on August 4. Allison will take a group from Vine Street to worship with them. Please contact Allison if you are interested in going!

Monday Men

Join us for a burger and beer at M.L.Rose on Charlotte on Monday, August 5, at 6 p.m. Monday Men is a monthly opportunity to drop in, enjoy a beverage, and talk with other Vine Street men about our day, things going on in the world, or the latest movie. If you’d like to hear some more, please contact Thomas.

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Vine Street at the Movies, led by Jim Carls, will gather on Wednesday, August 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bride’s Room to watch Stan & Ollie. This acclaimed 2018 film, rated PG, covers the later years of one of entertainment’s most famous and well-loved comedy duos, including the wear and tear that a long career can take on a complex friendship. Film critic Michael Phillips, The Chicago Tribune, wrote, “The grace and tact with which Reilly and Coogan create their versions of these men never pushes for effect. It’s a modest film, but a very good one, and by the end I was quite moved by its valiant belief in decency and in the duo’s eternal appeal.” Please contact Jim Carls if you have any questions about this group which meets monthly.