October 5, 2022
Special Thanks

We have learned in our Be UMC series that every bee has a job and a purpose. Our worker bees did an amazing job planning, organizing, decorating, serving, checking in, greeting, and cleaning up. Vineville is blessed with some great workers willing to do whatever it takes for the benefit of our hive. Thank you to all who served so faithfully making Sunday the sweet treat that it was!
Nothing Says Thanks Like a Fried Fish

Be sure and take note of the invitation in this Vine to a free fish fry at Wesley Glen. On Sunday, October 16th, Wesley Glen will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cornerstone Day Program with a free fish fry. You can stay and eat there or pick up to-go plates. Fish plates will be available from 12:00-1:30 at the Oliver Life Skills Building on the Wesley Glen Campus at 4580 North Munford Road. In addition to great food, the Cornerstone Choir and the New Elim Baptist Church Band will provide entertainment.
Praying and Giving

Ian didn’t mess up our celebration Sunday but brought heartache and devastation to millions across the South. Through the ministry of UMCOR, we are already at work in many places. I have a friend in South Carolina that is distributing Flood Buckets like the ones we have packed. Food, chainsaw teams, blue tarps, and muck kits are in place because of our previous support. In addition to your prayers, if you would like to give to support the relief and recovery work, mark your gift Hurricane relief and put it in the offering plate, or send it to the church.

October 10th at
The Magnolia Manor
John R. Batts
Memorial Golf Classic
Since opening its doors in 1963, Magnolia Manor has been a leader in providing not just a place, but a loving place, for retirement. The mission of the Manor is to provide, as a ministry of The United Methodist Church, a variety of quality retirement communities throughout south Georgia. The Manor strives to be a leading provider of retirement living opportunities, bringing the best resources of staff, facilities, programs, and Christian compassion to focus on meeting the needs of its residents and their families. 
In 1983 Magnolia Manor expanded its ministry from Americus to Macon, building 120 apartments. In 1996 the Macon campus grew adding 16 villas. Later, 24 supportive housing apartments and a Resident Life Center were added, and in 2009 24 assisted living apartments were opened. Magnolia Manor has locations in Americus, Macon, Richmond Hill, Moultrie, St. Mary’s, Buena Vista, St. Simons Island, and Columbus. Every day, the organization's eight campuses meet the needs of almost 1,300 individuals in the areas of independent living, assisted living, catered care, skilled nursing care, and Alzheimer's and specialized dementia care.
For a number of Vineville members, the Manor is home. Through the 39 years of serving seniors in our community, a great number of our folk have lived there. That personal connection combined with Vineville’s generous nature is why year after year our church is among the top supporters of this important ministry. In 2021 Vineville was recognized as the largest supporter of the Manor in the North Central District and the second most generous in the entire South Georgia Annual Conference.
For many years one source of funding for the Macon Campus has been the annual golf tournament. The tournament is named for our own, Dr. John Batts. This year the tournament will be held Monday, October 10th at Idle Hour. This is a fun way to support the Manor, spend some time with Vineville folk, and enjoy a round of golf. If you are interested in playing, please call me or e-mail me immediately. I could use several more golfers to round out our teams. Registration and breakfast will be from 8:00 to 8:45 with a 9:00 shotgun start.
October 24th, The 14th Annual Crossroads Christian Counseling Center Tournament
Crossroads is a not-for-profit counseling and education center. Established in 1998 at Martha Bowman Memorial United Methodist Church, it is affiliated with congregations in the Middle Georgia area. Believing that wholeness is possible when the mind, body, and spirit work together, our staff of professionals is committed to a holistic approach to counseling.
All of the highly-trained, licensed, and experienced counselors at Crossroads Christian Counseling Center assess problems, explore solutions and provide a secure framework as you seek personal and spiritual growth in your life. The mission of Crossroads Christian Counseling Center, Inc. is to serve all people who are affected by life’s challenges through Christian-based counseling, support, and education. Crossroads is open Monday through Friday. Evening appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

The clinical staff includes licensed marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, a clinical psychologist, and an adult psychiatrist. Crossroads is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The funds raised from the tournament will enable Crossroads to continue to meet the clients’ needs and serve their families by keeping its current location at 144 Pierce Avenue, replenishing the benevolent fund, and assisting with the other designated ministry needs. We have had members on staff, have several members on the board, and have had individuals and families cared for by their team. This is another cause worthy of our support.
Even if you don’t play golf, or can’t play these days, you can still help. The secret to a successful fundraising tournament is sponsors. Many of you know the people who make the decisions about charitable contributions at area offices and businesses. Many of you are the people who make those decisions! Help us help the Manor and Crossroads by sponsoring a hole. There are opportunities for sponsorship, both large and small. If you need more information, reach out to me, and I will get it lined up. 
As a congregation let’s rise to the challenge and continue to support these great ministries. Let me know if you can help. (jasbell@vinevillemethodist.org)
Be Made Well - a study of healing stories in the Gospel of Matthew
When: Wednesdays at 10:30 am -- Sept 21-Oct 31
Leader: Teresa Edwards

Every day we pray and hope for healing: for our loved ones, ourselves, and our world. Matthew reveals to us a messiah who cares about the body, mind, and soul of all people by offering healing and new life. What better source of hope for us today than spending time with these stories of Jesus’ healing encounters. Over six weeks, we will consider how Jesus healed the blind, the paralyzed, the demon-possessed, and the broken of mind, body, and soul. Resources needed are simple--a Bible and an open heart. 
To register, ask questions or find out more, contact
Teresa at tedwards@vinevillemethodist.org.  
Digging Into the Enneagram
When: Sundays at 5:00-6:30 pm -- Sept 18 - Nov 13 
Leader: Ann Smith

Using the book, The Enneagram of Discernment, by Drew Moser, we’ll explore the enneagram as a means to discover who God created us to be and the ways God’s calling helps us to cultivate wisdom and develop habits that help us grow in faith and living. By learning more about our predispositions and personalities, we can make informed choices that maximize our spiritual growth and wise living. Even if you are new to the Enneagram, you’ll find the material helpful in living the life that God wants to live out in you. This study will take place on Sundays from 5:00-6:30, beginning September 18 and running through November 13 (with October 2 and 23 off).
You’ll need to read the introduction and Chapter 1 for our first meeting. To register, ask questions, or find out more, contact Ann at asmith@vinevillemethodist.org.
Present Over Perfect - A Women’s Intergenerational Book Club
When: Mondays at 10:30 -- Sept 26-Oct 31
Leaders: Ann Smith & Teresa Edwards

Immerse yourself in this compelling vision for an entirely new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer, and connection with God and the people that matter most to you. In these pages, New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life. Leaning into the gift of no leads to the gift of yes to the presence of God. Our hope is that this experience will help us find the path to richer faith, more joy, and the holy peace that Christ offers to all which we crave. 

You will need to read Section One: Sea Changes before our first session together. To register, ask questions or find out more, contact Teresa Edwards (tedwards@vinevillemethodist.org) or
Faith and Fire: Elijah -- A Women’s Bible Study by Priscilla Shirer
When: Wednesdays at 6:00-7:00 pm -- Sept 28 - Nov 2
Leader: Vanda Asbell

Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.

Vanda Asbell will lead this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine and how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now. Workbooks are provided for purchase ($17.00) at the first session. To register, ask questions or find out more, contact Vanda Asbell at vkasbell@cox.net.
Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m.
Prayer Center

Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 2
11:00: 387
Online: 299
October 7 - 9
Teresa Edwards

Sunday, October 2
In loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Jenks Taylor by their family.

Kay Benton, Laura Ellen Kouba,
Patty Oliver, Joy Stanley,
Norma Stevens, Gena Wilson

to the Daniel family upon the death of Pam Daniel.

Mrs. Pam Daniels
October 4, 2022


Dr. Ferd Kay
Will and Kate Reid
Cantey Ayres
Katherine Johnson
John & Gena O'Shaughnessey
Marc & Wimberly Treadwell
Charles & Caroline Neal
Richard & Allison Young
Ann & Kenn Hall
Kathy & Bill Marbut
Thomas Mixon Sr.
Marguerite Parker
Beverly Meadors
Edward Eikner
Arja Forester
Rick Johnson
Doris Batts
Cathy & Ty Ivey
Stephen Reichert
Roy & Doris Wilder

Alva Durward Ware III
Kathy & Bill Marbut

Georgann Blum
Cantey Ayres
Marguerite Parker
Doris Batts
Cathy and Ty Ivey

Skip Ingleright
Albert & Bebe Reichert

Marion Wade (Toot) Mixon
Tommy Mixon & Family

Patsey Hopkins
Doris Batts
Send prayer requests to vinevillemethodist@gmail.com.

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