Weekly News – May 1, 2017

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Curt will continue teaching through The Seven Last Words from the Cross by Fleming Rutledge at 9:30 a.m. in the North Atlanta High School library.  Childcare will be provided.

Click here to order the book.
Contact curt@villagechurchvinings.org with questions.

NEW THURSDAY MORNING MEN’S GROUP – BEGINNING MAY 18TH
The Gift of Being Yourself by David Benner
Thursdays at 6:30 a.m at the VCV Office
3350 Riverwood Pkwy, Suite 490, Atlanta, GA 30339

We’re a group of friends learning to take off our armor and find acceptance and love with each other just as we are, no matter our sins or weaknesses. If you’re looking for a safe place to experience the vulnerable, gracious community that flows from Jesus’ gospel love for us, we’d love to have you.

Click here to order the book.
Contact jim@villagechurchvinings.org with questions.

COMMUNITY GROUPS
Our Community Groups will each host an end of the year gathering this Sunday, May 7th.  Childcare will be provided.

Smyrna/Marietta Group: 5:30 p.m. at the Wyatt’s House
Vinings Group: 5:00 p.m. at the Espenshied’s House

SUMMER FUN NIGHT POOL PARTIES – SAVE THE DATES
Mark your calendars and plan to bring your families for dinner and swimming at our Summer Fun Night Pool Parties.  More details and invitation coming soon.
Friday, June 2nd from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, August 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

YOUNG LIFE FUNDRAISER – LIZ AND TEDDY CRAVENS
Help send kids to camp this summer with Campbell Young Life!

We are trying to raise about $5,000
1. Buy some Krispy Kreme doughnut certificates; $8 per certificate good for 1 dozen doughnuts.

 Make checks payable to West Cobb Young Life. Campbell YL receives $4 per certificate.
2. Donate some stuff to sell at the Rummage Sale; April 22nd: Donation drop off is Teddy and Liz’s house
3. Write a check!  Make checks payable to West Cobb Young Life
Please email Liz if you have questions! cravens.liz@gmail.com

2017 Women’s Retreat Registration

The Kindness of God
March 17th-19th
Dahlonega, GA

We invite you to step out of your busy, day-to-day routine and join us for a relaxing and fun weekend in the beautiful setting of Dahlonega, GA.  This year we are all staying in a large, beautiful home among the Blue Ridge mountains and minutes away from downtown Dahlonega and wineries!

Lorri Elliott, Mary Beth Pierce, and Simona Weik will be speaking on the Kindness of God throughout the weekend and Jessica Rollins is returning to lead worship!  On Saturday, there will be plenty of free-time to relax by the fire, go for a hike, enjoy one of the beautiful wineries, or walk around downtown Dahlonega.

You can arrive anytime after 4pm on Friday, March 17th.  Our first session will begin at 8pm.  We will be finished by noon on Sunday.

Cost: $125
(this includes your stay, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner Saturday evening, and of course a welcome bag!)

Questions? Carlyn Clawson at carlyn@villagechurchvinings.org

To register for the retreat, fill out the form below!

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Christmas News

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES
CHRISTMAS EVE – NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Cochise Club
3773 Cochise Drive
Atlanta, GA 30339
Childcare will be provided for Newborns through Pre-K

CHRISTMAS DAY – FAMILY SERVICE
10:30 a.m. at the Cochise Club
3773 Cochise Drive
Atlanta, GA 30339
Childcare will not be provided

NEW YEARS DAY
We will meet at our usual time (10:30) and location (North Atlanta High School) on Sunday, January 1st.

END OF THE YEAR GIVING
As 2016 comes to a close, would you prayerfully consider giving a year-end financial gift?  You can give an online gift here.
We are blessed by your continued prayers and generosity.

Weekly News – 11/14/16

HEARTBOUND MINISTRIES – SONGS IN THE NIGHT
Rather than a traditional Gospel Man/Face to Face Christmas party, we will be going as a group to the HeartBound Ministries’ Songs in the Night fundraising dinner and concert on Thursday, December 8th.
Adults: $50 each ($34 is tax deductible)
Children (under 18): $25 each
If you would like to join us, please buy your tickets here.  Andrea Shelton will make sure our group is seated together.

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
There will be no Sunday School on Sunday, November 27th.

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES
CHRISTMAS EVE – NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Cochise Club
Childcare will be provided for Newborns through Pre-K

CHRISTMAS DAY – FAMILY SERVICE
10:30 a.m. at Cochise Club
Childcare will not be provided

Weekly News – 10/31/16

WELCOME NEW VESTRY MEMBERS
Joe McSpadden and Joe Shelton

FACE TO FACE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH
Face to Face will meet on Wednesday, November 9th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Lindsey Green’s home: 3506 Preserve Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339.
Stephanie Phillips will be sharing with the group.
Please let us know if you can come by responding here.

EVENING PRAYER SERVICE
The Evening Prayer service will not meet in November due to Thanksgiving.

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
There will be no Sunday School on Sunday, November 27th.

Weekly News – 10/10/16

SECOND ANNUAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

Our Second Annual Softball Tournament with Redeemer Marietta is coming up on Sunday!   Josh Hall and Scott Hampton have agreed to co-captain our team again this year.  The game will begin at 4:00 p.m. with dinner afterward.  Please let us know you will be there by responding here.
Second Annual Softball Tournament
Tolleson Park*
3515 McCauley Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080
Game starts at 4:00 p.m.
Dinner will be served afterwards
What to bring: blanket/chair for picnic, drinks for your family (we will provide water), dessert to share.
*NOTE THIS IS A DIFFERENT LOCATION FROM LAST YEAR’S GAME.

FACE TO FACE: OCTOBER 19TH
Face to Face is a monthly gathering for women at VCV.  The next Face to Face will meet on October 19th in Lorri’s Elliott’s home.  Simona Weik will be sharing with the group.  Please let us know if you can come by responding here

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AND
VESTRY ELECTIONS: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23RD

Mark your calendars for the VCV Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 23rd at 9:30 a.m.  Childcare will be provided.
New Vestry members will be voted in at this meeting.

WELCOME NEW BABIES
Kip and Hannah Bush welcomed baby boy William Thomas Bush on Saturday, October 1st.  If you would like to take them a meal, please sign up here

Weekly Announcements – 9/26/16

GOSPEL MAN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6TH
Gospel Man is a monthly gathering for men at VCV.  The next Gospel Man will meet at Monday Night Brewing on Thursday, October 6th.  Drop in any time between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Monday Night Brewing
670 Trabert Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318

SECOND ANNUAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

Save the date for the Second Annual Softball Tournament with Redeemer Marietta.  Josh Hall and Scott Hampton have agreed to co-captain our team again this year.  The game will begin at 4:00 p.m. with dinner afterward.  Please let us know you will be there by responding here.

FACE TO FACE: OCTOBER 19TH
Face to Face is a monthly gathering for women at VCV.  The next Face to Face will meet on October 19th in Lorri’s Elliott’s home.  Simona Weik will be sharing with the group.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AND
VESTRY ELECTIONS: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23RD

Mark your calendars for the VCV Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 23rd at 9:30 a.m.  Childcare will be provided.
New Vestry members will be voted in at this meeting.

WELCOME NEW BABIES
Chris and Toni Dimas welcomed baby boy Josiah Michael James Dimas on September 16, 2016.  If you would like to sign up to take them a meal, please do so here

David and Reagan Charney welcomed baby girl Thatcher Jane Charney on September 11, 2016.  If you would like to sign up to take them a meal, please do so here

Weekly Announcements – 9/19/16

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: TUESDAY MORNINGS

Our women’s Bible study meets on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Valerie Harper’s Home
3514 Cochise Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339

Lorri Elliott will be leading the group through the Gospel of Mark.

Childcare will be provided*
*If you need childcare, please reply to this email.

EVENSONG: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
Join us for dinner, worship and prayer at Vinings United Methodist Church.  Dinner will be from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Evensong service will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Pero’s is catering and the menu will include baked ziti, salad and garlic knots.  Please RSVP for dinner here

SECOND ANNUAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

Save the date for the Second Annual Softball tournament with Redeemer Marietta.  Josh Hall and Scott Hampton have agreed to co-captain our team again this year.  The game will begin at 4:00 p.m. with dinner afterward.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AND
VESTRY ELECTIONS: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23RD

Mark your calendars for the VCV Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 23rd at 9:30 a.m.  Childcare will be provided.
New Vestry members will be voted in at this meeting.  If you would like to nominate someone for the Vestry, please email Teddy Cravens with the nominee’s name: teddy.cravens@gmail.com.

WELCOME NEW BABIES
Chris and Toni Dimas welcomed baby boy Josiah Michael James Dimas on September 16, 2016.  If you would like to sign up to take them a meal, please do so here

David and Reagan Charney welcomed baby girl Thatcher Jane Charney on September 11, 2016.  If you would like to sign up to take them a meal, please do so here

Weekly News – 9/12/16

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH

Our women’s Bible study begins on Tuesday, September 13th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and will continue to meet every Tuesday throughout the fall.

Valerie Harper’s Home
3514 Cochise Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339

Lorri Elliott will be leading the group through the Gospel of Mark.

Childcare will be provided*
*If you need childcare, please reply to this email.

FACE TO FACE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
Face to Face is Village Church’s monthly gathering for women.  This month we will meet at 7:00 p.m. at Figo Pasta in Vinings.  Mark your calendar for Face to Face in October when Simona Weik will be sharing with us.

EVENSONG: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
Join us for dinner, worship and prayer at Vinings United Methodist Church.  Dinner will be from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Evensong service will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Pero’s is catering and the menu will include baked ziti, salad and garlic knots.  Please RSVP for dinner here

SECOND ANNUAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

Save the date for the Second Annual Softball tournament with Redeemer Marietta.  Josh Hall and Scott Hampton have agreed to co-captain our team again this year.  The game will begin at 4:00 p.m. with dinner afterward.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AND
VESTRY ELECTIONS: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23RD

Mark your calendars for the VCV Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 23rd at 9:30 a.m.  Childcare will be provided.
New Vestry members will be voted in at this meeting.  If you would like to nominate someone for the Vestry, please email Teddy Cravens with the nominee’s name: teddy.cravens@gmail.com.

WELCOME NEW BABIES
Rich and Gloria McCoy welcomed baby girl Olivia Catalina McCoy on September 6, 2016.  If you would like to sign up to take them a meal, please do so here

David and Reagan Charney welcomed baby girl Thatcher Jane Charney on September 11, 2016.  We will send a meal calendar in the coming days.

Weekly News – 8/29/16


EVENSONG: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
Join us for dinner, worship and prayer at Vinings United Methodist Church.  Dinner will be from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Evensong service will begin at 6:30 p.m.

SECOND ANNUAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

Save the date for the Second Annual Softball tournament with Redeemer Marietta.  Josh Hall and Scott Hampton have agreed to co-captain our team again this year.  More details to come.

COMMUNITY GROUPS
There are two community groups this fall:
MARIETTA-SMYRNA GROUP
2795 Guthrie Street
Smyrna, GA 30080
Hosted by Bryan and Melissa Wyatt
Co-led by Jonathan Adams
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

SMYRNA-VININGS GROUP
3518 Belridge Lane
Smyrna, GA 30080
Hosted by Howie and Dina Espenshied
Co-led by Joe and Andrea Shelton
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The groups will meet every other week.
COMMUNITY GROUPS WILL NOT MEET ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH DUE TO LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Weekly Announcements – 8/22/16

EVENSONG: THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH – POSTPONED
Evensong, originally scheduled to kick off this month, has been moved to Thursday, September 22nd.  Please plan to join us for an evening of dinner, worship and prayer in September.

FACE TO FACE & GOSPEL MAN:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30TH

Face to Face and Gospel Man will launch their fall season with an evening together at City Winery at Ponce City Market.  Thad Cockrell, one of our summer worship leaders,  will be performing at 8:00 p.m.
Gospel Man meets the first Thursday of each month beginning October 6th.
Face to Face meets the second Wednesday of each month beginning September 14th.

COMMUNITY GROUPS
There will be two community groups this fall:
MARIETTA-SMYRNA GROUP
2795 Guthrie Street
Smyrna, GA 30080
Hosted by Bryan and Melissa Wyatt
Co-led by Jonathan Adams
Began Sunday, August 21st

SMYRNA-VININGS GROUP
3518 Belridge Lane
Smyrna, GA 30080
Hosted by Howie and Dina Espenshied
Co-led by Joe and Andrea Shelton
Begins Sunday, August 28th 

The groups will meet every other week.
COMMUNITY GROUPS WILL NOT MEET ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH DUE TO LABOR DAY WEEKEND

VILLAGE YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
Middle School Girls
When: Sunday morning from 9:15 – 10:15am
Leaders: Carlyn Clawson & Morgan Wilkinson

High School Girls
When: Sunday mornings from 9:15am-10:15am
Leaders: Kelly Meador & Gloria Rodriguez
Study: Looking for Lovely by Annie Downs

Weekly News – 8/8/16

GOING AWAY PARTY FOR ALEX AND MELISSA:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH

Friends are hosting a Going Away Party for Alex and Melissa before their move to Austin, TX for Melissa’s grad school program.  All are invited to wish the Grays farewell on Friday, August 12th at 8:00 p.m.  The party will be at Rod and Linda Gray’s home: 3005 Nancy Creek Road, Atlanta, GA 30327.  Please RSVP to Carlyn: carlyn@villagechurchvinings.org.

SUNDAY SCHOOL KICK-OFF: SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST
Sunday School for all ages will begin on Sunday, August 21st at 9:15 a.m.

EVENSONG: THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH
Evensong will meet on Thursday, August 25th at Vinings United Methodist Church.
5:30 – Dinner ($5 per person/children under 3 are free)
6:30 – Evensong Worship Service
Childcare will be provided for children through age 4.

FACE TO FACE & GOSPEL MAN:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30TH

Face to Face and Gospel Man will launch their fall season with an evening together at City Winery at Ponce City Market.  Thad Cockrell, one of our summer worship leaders,  will be performing at 8:00 p.m.
Gospel Man meets the first Thursday of each month beginning October 6th.
Face to Face meets the second Wednesday of each month beginning September 14th.

COMMUNITY GROUPS
There will be two community groups this fall:
MARIETTA-SMYRNA GROUP
2795 Guthrie Street
Smyrna, GA 30080
Hosted by Bryan and Melissa Wyatt
Co-led by Jonathan Adams
Begins Sunday, August 21st

SMYRNA-VININGS GROUP
3518 Belridge Lane
Smyrna, GA 30080
Hosted by Howie and Dina Espenshied
Co-led by Joe and Andrea Shelton
Begins Sunday, August 28th 

The groups will meet every other week.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
There are several volunteer positions available on Sunday mornings within the Children’s Ministry.  If you are interested in serving, or would just like to hear more about the available opportunities, please contact Tee: tee@villagechurchvinings.org.

Weekly Announcements – 8/1/16

FAMILY POOL PARTY: FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH
We will celebrate the end of summer and beginning of the school year with a pool party on Friday, August 5th at Colley and Gilder Hatchett’s clubhouse pool.  RSVP here.

GOING AWAY PARTY FOR ALEX AND MELISSA:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH

Friends are hosting a Going Away Party for Alex and Melissa before their move to Austin, TX for Melissa’s grad school program.  All are invited to wish the Grays farewell on Friday, August 12th at 8:00 p.m.  The party will be at Rod and Linda Gray’s home: 3005 Nancy Creek Road, Atlanta, GA 30327.  Please RSVP to Carlyn: carlyn@villagechurchvinings.org.

SUNDAY SCHOOL KICK-OFF: SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST
Sunday School for all ages will begin on Sunday, August 21st at 9:15 a.m.

EVENSONG: THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH
Evensong will meet on Thursday, August 25th at Vinings United Methodist Church.
5:30 – Dinner ($5 per person/children under 3 are free)
6:30 – Evensong Worship Service
Childcare will be provided for children through age 4.

FACE TO FACE & GOSPEL MAN:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30TH

Face to Face and Gospel Man will launch their fall season with an evening together at City Winery at Ponce City Market.  Thad Cockrell, one of our summer worship leaders,  will be performing at 8:00 p.m.
Gospel Man meets the first Thursday of each month beginning October 6th.
Face to Face meets the second Wednesday of each month beginning September 14th.

COMMUNITY GROUPS
There will be two community groups this fall: one will begin on Sunday, August 21st and the other on Sunday, August 28th.  The groups will meet every other week.  More details about community groups will follow in the coming week.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
There are several volunteer positions available on Sunday mornings within the Children’s Ministry.  If you are interested in serving, or would just like to hear more about the available opportunities, please contact Tee: tee@villagechurchvinings.org.

Weekly News – 7/25/16

VILLAGE CHURCH SOCIAL: SATURDAY, JULY 30TH
We’ll meet at the Harper’s house in Vinings at 5:00 p.m. for drinks and then break up into smaller groups for dinner at local restaurants.  Please let us know if you will be there by emailing Elizabeth: elizabeth@villagechurchvinings.org. Once you RSVP yes, Carlyn will assign your dinner groups.  This is an adult-only event and childcare will not be provided.

FAMILY POOL PARTY: FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH
We will celebrate the end of summer and beginning of the school year with a pool party on Friday, August 5th at Colley and Gilder Hatchett’s clubhouse pool.  RSVP here.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
There are several volunteer positions available on Sunday mornings within the Children’s Ministry.  If you are interested in serving, or would just like to hear more about the available opportunities, please contact Tee: tee@villagechurchvinings.org.

LOCAL MINISTRIES
If you are involved with a local ministry or mission organization, we would love to hear about it.  We are looking into local ministries for Village Church to become involved.  Please email or call Carlyn: carlyn@villagechurchvinings.org.

Weekly News – 7/18/16

VILLAGE CHURCH SOCIAL: SATURDAY, JULY 30TH
We’ll meet at the Harper’s house in Vinings at 5:00 p.m. for drinks and then break up into smaller groups for dinner at local restaurants.  Please let us know if you will be there by emailing Elizabeth: elizabeth@villagechurchvinings.org. Once you RSVP yes, Carlyn will assign your dinner groups.  This is an adult-only event and childcare will not be provided.

FAMILY POOL PARTY: FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH
We will celebrate the end of summer and beginning of the school year with a pool party on Friday, August 5th at Colley and Gilder Hatchett’s clubhouse pool.  Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
There are several volunteer positions available on Sunday mornings within the Children’s Ministry.  If you are interested in serving, or would just like to hear more about the available opportunities, please contact Tee: tee@villagechurchvinings.org.

LOCAL MINISTRIES
If you are involved with a local ministry or mission organization, we would love to hear about it.  We are looking into local ministries for Village Church to become involved.  Please email or call Carlyn: carlyn@villagechurchvinings.org.