Brainstorm, Livestream, and the aftermath of a hurricane


How about one last pool party? Please RSVP if you want to go (and if you're part of the Fellowship of Twelve at Vine Street, you could still make it for the last couple of hours!)


Starting this Sunday, Vine Street will livestream our Sunday worship services on Facebook. Can’t make it to church? Just go to our Facebook page to follow live or watch the video at your convenience. This new tool will also allow folks who are curious about Vine Street to get a quick taste.


Our Ministry Council has a single purpose: to help us plan, do, and evaluate our ministry. At its first meeting in August, the Council reviewed the 15 key strategies of our strategic plan and identified nine that will shape our work for the next three years. What about the other 6, you ask? Most of them represent goals we have accomplished over the past three years, like selling a portion of the property, balancing our budget, and restructuring our staff. We will have a second meeting of the Ministry Council on Sunday, September 22, following worship, in conjunction with family programming. We moved the date to Sunday to allow more youth and parents of young children to participate. What will we do? After lunch, we will have a 45-minute high-speed, high-focus brain storming session with six teams tackling two key strategies each, listing ways of translating them into programs and projects, and presenting the ones the group feels most strongly about to the whole council. After this meeting, a leadership team will develop a three-year update to our strategic plan that includes quarterly goals for those programs and projects, and the Ministry Council will continue to coordinate and evaluate our progress. We hope you will join us on Sunday, September 22, for lunch and good work!

Recruiters needed

Vine Street Christian Church is searching for two energetic, trustworthy and caring people who enjoy working with young children. Do you know somebody who might be interested? Compensation is $16/hr.
This position requires:

  • being available on Sunday mornings from 8:00 am - noon; Tuesday evenings 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  • experience working with young children and infants

  • obtaining and maintaining first-aid and CPR certification

  • providing three references

  • being eager to establish a loving, respectful atmosphere with age-appropriate boundaries

  • being open to serving during meetings and special events of the congregation

  • access to reliable transportation

The time with our children and infants should support the spiritual, emotional and social development of these young members of our congregation. Interaction with the children by reading, creating hands-on activities and physical activities is a priority along with caring for any physical needs of the children during the time they are away from their parent(s). Our child care providers monitor the physical needs of the nursery/child care area in terms of supplies and maintaining a safe and clean play area for all.

Hurricane recovery

After passing over the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico with limited damage, Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a Category 5 storm and stalled over the northern islands of The Bahamas. Earlier this week, the death toll had risen to fifty and was expected to continue to rise. Damage to the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco is incredibly severe, and search and rescue efforts are ongoing.
Week of Compassion is coordinating with partners, both domestic and international, in the response efforts: “Given the close proximity of The Bahamas, several of our U.S. partners are deploying help. For now, damage to ports and airports have limited access to the islands. We remain in communication with these partners, and are preparing to support these efforts when appropriate. As always, the best way to help immediately after a disaster is to Stay, Pray and Give. Financial gifts are the one type of support that will be helpful throughout the whole process as needs and priorities change. The work of recovery is long-term and ongoing. That’s why Week of Compassion is committed to support through both resources and relationships. Long after a disaster, we remain present in communities as they rebuild life and livelihood.”
Thank you for being part of our response through Week of Compassion

Baby Shower

A junior, junior minister will be joining the Vine Street family later this fall. Please share the excitement with a baby shower for Allison and Jared following worship on Sunday, September 29. You can check out the baby registries at Amazon or Target , and if you'd like to help with the event, please contact Linda Brandau or Laura Miller

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