Volume XVIII

April 15, 2009

Number 7

[ Declaring the Love of Jesus & Sharing His Good News Through our Faith In Motion from the Heart of the City ]
A Bimonthly Newsletter
Meeting the need Worthy of mentioning

McKendree Church - 523 Church St. - Nashville, TN 37219 Church Administrator shares a note from his inbox - you will want to read this! Check it out on Page 2!
Page 2 Children’s Ministry Preparation Day Happy Birthday!

Once again, McKendree has answered the call in meeting the need of those in our community that are doing what they can to get back on track.
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The schedule for this Saturday’s big event can be found on Page 3!
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If your birthday lands between April 15-30 then you are celebrated in this issue of the Vine! Happy Birthday!
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New Website Lesson #2

We will go over how to post a blog entry on our new website McKendreeToday.com!
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Meeting the need
Once again, McKendree has answered the call in meeting the need of those in our community that are doing what they can to get back on track.
Another season of Room In The Inn has come to a close. For 21 consecutive weeks we fed, clothed, and provided shelter for fourteen of Nashville’s working homeless. Along with providing for their physical needs we fed them spiritually and allowed them to see Jesus in us. I want to thank everyone who participated in this important ministry. Every task from making beds to providing meals or staying overnight was deeply appreciated by every man. I’m told by administrators at the Campus for Human Development (now called officially “Room In The Inn”) that McKendree is rated as a “favorite” by the men who attend our facility. A special word of thanks goes to Andrew Skipper for sharing his living quarters, hospitality, and spiritual encouragement with the men. Thanks, also, to Ed Harris my number one back-up who stayed overnight several times when we needed extra help. With gratitude, Ron Patterson Growing the Vine If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering at the main Room In The Inn campus: 532 8th Ave. South - Nashville, TN 37202 615.251.3274 - roomintheinn.org If you have items for adult men that you would like to donate (toiletries, undergarments, etc.) the church will still accept these throughout the year. It’s never too early to volunteer for NEXT YEAR! Call or email the church office today!

Worthy of mentioning
As a church, I don’t feel that it’s ever necessary to pat ourselves on the back when we’ve “done good.” After all, as Christians we are called to humbly go above and beyond the call for others. Our Church Administrator and New Wine coordinator Jordan Callaway has been diligent in personally reaching out to the visitors that come through our doors. The email to the right is a reply from an out-of-town one-time visitor to McKendree. Again, we don’t show this in a boastful manner, but rather as a reminder that the little things can really make a difference and that living for Christ in every moment of our lives will reveal Jesus to people that need to see Him. Commentary by: K. Sparkman

* If you would like to help in following up with visitors, please contact Jordan Callaway at the church office or by emailing him: jordancallaway@yahoo.com


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Weekly Bible Readings
Mar. 30 - Apr. 5: Jer. 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Heb. 5:5-10; John 12:20-23 April 6-12: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Phil. 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 12:1-39 (40-47) April 13-19: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2; 14-24; 1 Cor. 15:1-11; John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-18 April 20-26: Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48

Prayer Concerns Odell Carmack (Alive Hospice) Mary Ellis (home) Bob Barr (home) McKendree has received a gift in memory of Wallace Chappell from Nancy Carol Ezell.

April 15-30 Birthdays
17 - Mildred Ogilvie, Bernie Wilson 19 - Greg Gunther 21 - John Underwood 23 - Barbara Muncy 25 - Greg Harwood 26 - David Allman, Ilene Nichols 28 - Syd Pigue 29 - Emily Kohl, Bruce Swift 30 - Matthew Hodges, Marion McCord, Jean Simmons, Buford Winfrey

This just in... Holly & Nathan Long’s firstborn Sarah Long arrived late Easter Sunday evening, April 12, 2009!


9:00-9:15a - Registration - Materials distributed - light breakfast provided - 1st Floor/main bldg. 9:15-10:30a - Child safety orientation/policy program in the Worship Center 10:30-10:45a - Break! 10:45a-12:30p - Bus driver training course in Fellowship Hall
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- Other attendees will clean & update various ministry areas 12:30-1:30p - Lunch on front porch of church/Church St. (Whitts BBQ!) 1:30-1:45p - Praise & Worship/devotional in Worship Center 1:45-2:15p - Child safety training recap 2:15p - Ministry areas touchups & finalizing

Upcoming Special Events:

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New Site Lesson #2:
Our new website is set up just like a blog site. What is a blog? Here’s webster’s definition: a website where an individual or group of users produces an ongoing narrative. That’s right - YOU can contribute to the content on the website! Here’s how: Step 1: Log on to http://www.mckendreetoday.com, then click the “Blog” tab in the menu bar. To leave a general comment: Step 1: Simply fill out your name, email address, and website (if you have one). Then type your comment and click “Submit Comment.” To start a blog: Step 1:Log on to http://www.wordpress.com Step 2: Create a username and password for your WordPress blog. You will be able to “Login” to your blog from the McKendree site via the Blog page. The advantage of having your own blog is to be able to allow your blog site and the church site to interact with each other.

The PB&J Party Hip Hop on the Rooftop This is the third year in a row that our rooftop venue The Loft has hosted this event! This happening has not only become one of the most anticipated & highly attended events during GMA Week, fans from all over the southeast come to see one of the biggest Christian hip hop shows of the year - right here at McKendree! 4/19 @ 7p Benefit concert for Bethlehem Center Saturday, May 16 - 5:00p The Nashville Praise Symphony has offered to provide special music and lead in an evening of worship and awareness of this ministry we all at McKendree are responsible for supporting. Please be in prayer about this important special event. A reception and tours of the Bethlehem Center facility will immediately follow the concert. Shuttle available.

Weekly Events & Activities
* all events at 523 Church St./Worship Center unless otherwise noted Sunday 8:30a Prayer Team (McKendree Room) 9:00a New Wine @ McKendree 9:30a THIRST/Youth ministry 10:00a Adult Bible Study 11:00a Worship Service (communion every 1st Sun. ea. month) Monday 9:30a Ladies’ home Bible study (The St. Paul, Hillsboro Rd., Nashville) Tuesday 9:30a Art Group (Rm 304) Wednesday 5:30p Dinner (Fellowship Hall, covered dish every 1st Wed.) 6:00p Program/Bible study 7:00p Community Groups Bible study (Library Cafe) Thursday 11:00a Jubilate choir rehearsal (Choir room) Noon Kairos Bible Study (bring a brown bag lunch) 4:00p Transient meal (Fellowship Hall) Saturday 9:00a Saturday Morning fitness ministry (CLC, 520 Commerce St.) 5:00p Mosaic Downtown Fellowship (every 2nd Sat. ea. month)

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