MAY 11, 2022
GREAT MOMENTS IN WORSHIP AND WHAT COMES NEXT
Over the last few weeks, we have had some great worship moments at Vineville. I hope that you have been part of them either in-person or online. It has been a great season with the 175th Birthday, Palm Sunday, Easter, Senior Sunday, Mother’s Day, and Baby Recognition. Energy, excitement, and attendance have all been up! I have highlights from every week, but I will only share one here. Yesterday, as I was serving communion, I was struck by what a special thing it is to have a 35-day-old baby and a 97+-year-old person worshipping a few feet apart.

I don’t know how it is for any of you, but one of my struggles is moving from Sunday morning inspiration to Monday morning follow-through. I am sure this is not an issue for anybody else, but it is for me. Something so clear in worship can be so difficult to sustain very far into the week, but since our goal is to grow as disciples rather than simply attend church, follow-through matters. A couple of weeks ago, Mike challenged the seniors to act. He said that at a time when they have the most potential they are the least likely to do something about it. That was a good word for me. The principle of sowing and reaping is still at work. I am grateful for this community that travels together. The encouragement and support of others helps me to take the next steps that I otherwise might not.

This Sunday will be another great day. It is Confirmation Sunday. As part of worship, these young people will profess their faith in Christ and take their place as members at Vineville. I hope that you will be in your place to show your support for the confirmands and their families. 
We Still Need Volunteers
On Monday, May 16th at 11:30 am., we are hosting the L.H. Williams Awards Luncheon. We could still use some volunteers to help with table decorations, serve as greeters, serve the catered lunch and assist with clean up. If you can help, and if you have a preference about how, please email or call Cass. (cducharme@vinevillemethodist.)
Peace,
SANCTUARY UPDATE
Our sanctuary renovation project is moving along. At this point, the light fixtures are all down, half the pews have been removed, the organ is secured, and the floor has been covered. As I write this, they have begun to put the scaffolding up. The entire room from front to back will be covered in scaffolding before they begin demolition in about 2 weeks. We will keep you updated on our progress.

Hopefully, you received a letter last week asking for your support in completing this project. So far we have raised over $683,000 of the $1,000,000 needed to fully fund the work. If we each do what we can, it will be enough! If you have questions or need more information about how to make a gift, call or email Jimmy or Cass.
RISE AGAINST HUNGER TONIGHT
IT'S NOT TOO LATE to join us TONIGHT as we work to fight hunger in communities around the world! During this event, we will pack 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger. We will start packing at 6:15 p.m. You can still register for the event in Realm or sign a waiver when you get to the church. Reservations for dinner are closed.
MUSIC & THE ARTS CONCERT THIS SUNDAY
COMBINED SUNDAY SCHOOL ON MAY 29
On Sunday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m., Sunday School Classes will combine in the Sanders classroom for a lesson taught by Charles E. Richardson.

Charles is the retired Opinion Page editor for the Telegraph in Macon, Ga. He is presently the Artist in Residence at Middle Georgia State University. He serves on the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation Board and has served as chair. He is the President of the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon and is a member of the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority, Middle Georgia Justice and the Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve Initiative. He is a member of Fellowship Bible Baptist Church in Warner Robins and serves the media ministry and Finance Committee.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEWS
VBS REGISTRATION OPEN
Food Truck Party VBS is coming at you June 13-17. Click the button below to register your children.
Are you interested in serving on the VBS Leadership Team?
 Click the button below to register to help.
SUMMER CAMPS
Our Fun on the Farm Preschool Camp will take place June 27-30. Come down to the farm where we will be growin' in our friendship with Jesus! Then, at our elementary Summer Theatre Camp from July 18-22, our campers will learn songs and dialogue, build props and sets and perform the funny musical O Chicken of Little Faith. Great songs, fun dialogue, easy to learn, and impossible to forget! The cost for both of these camps is $75 each and you can sign up for them in Realm.
WEEKDAY WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
COMMON PRAYER
IN-PERSON & ONLINE
Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m.
Prayer Center

TAIZE WORSHIP SERVICE
IN-PERSON
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Chapel

PRAYER BREAKFAST
Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ATTENDANCE
Sunday, May 8
9:00: 111
11:00: 277
Online: 120
HOSPITAL VISITATION
May 13-15
Dr. Jimmy Asbell, Jr.
478.397.3309

ALTAR FLOWERS & ALTAR GUILD
Sunday, May 15
In memory of William O. Banks
by his loving family.

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
Charlie Skinner
October 4, 1933-May 6, 2022

Sylvia Ross
October 9, 1930-May 5, 2022
Sylvia was VUMC's Choral Director
before Dennis McCleary.
IN MEMORY

MARY DOMINGOS
Cheryl & Emmitte Griggs

BEN GARLAND
Dr. & Mrs. William W. Baxley, Jr.
Cheryl & Emmitte Griggs
STAY CONNECTED & GIVING
Send prayer requests to vinevillemethodist@gmail.com.

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478.745.3331
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