Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see
you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, [a] striving together
as one for the faith of the gospel

 Philippians 1:27 New International Version (NIV)











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JULY  2017


July is Sun Safety Month; UV radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer in the U.S. It can cause eye damage including cataracts and macular degeneration—the primary cause of vision loss among seniors.

·     Wear proper clothing such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.

·     Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen, SPF of at least 15 is recommended by the

      FDA and reapply after sweating, swimming and every two hours. This applies

      to all ethnicity's.

·     UV rays are their strongest from 10 am to 4 pm Seek shade during those times

      to ensure the least amount of harmful UV radiation exposure. Additional

      information will be at the Information Desk each Sunday this month or the

      Healing Hands Ministry Table – 4th  Sunday.

Victory In Praise Teen Dance Ministry is looking for a ministry leader. Must be able to teach spiritual dance, committed to serve, and a heart for worship. If you are interested, please see Sis. Kylia Neely or Sis. Kalisa Fowler.


Teachers Needed

True Vine has 6 Sunday School classes and we are looking for additional teachers. If you believe God has gifted you to teach, please contact Rev. Ken Stewart for more information and/or pick up a flyer at the Information Desk.

The next generation needs you


Sunday morning at 9:00 am is Family

Each Sunday morning at 9:00 am is Family Bible Fellowship.  We invite you to bring the family and join one of our Adult Life Groups and/or children’s Bible Study Groups. The Holy Spirit is the topic for adult groups. Stop by the Sunday School Table for an update on classes and location where these groups meet and discover other True Vine Bible study opportunities.


Our Care & Visitation Ministry is one of the ministries of the church family that provide care and visitation to one another. If you have a particular need or know someone who does; such as hospitalization, prayer needs, phone call or visit. Please contact one of the Care & Visitation Team members or leave contact information at the church office.

Check in for Children’s Church

Attention Parents! Check-in for Children’s Church (ages 5 – 10) is from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Please check your children in during this time so that they can participate in all the fun and learning.


Song Requests
We now have a much easier way for you to get your song requests to the Saints of Praise Choir! No longer will you need to submit your CDs, cassettes, or 8-track tapes to the choir director or minister of music or any random choir member! Just email the song request to tvbcsongrequest@gmail.com! We ask that you include the name of the song and the artist! When you send the email, there should be an automatic reply that your email was received.

Vacation Bible School 2017

Attention True Vine, don't forget to sign up for Vacation Bible School we have classes from 2 years old to adult. The first 15 Galactic Starveyors who sign up for VBS today after church will receive an out of this world gift. So stop by the VBS table to register and May the Lord be with you!

Galactic Starveyors don't wait to purchase your Vacation Bible School T-shirt. We have Little Dipper onesies to adult sizes. They are $7.00 each cash, check and push pay accepted. Please see the VBS Leadership Team in the foyer after church.


It’s that time to donate Capri Suns for VBS, donation bins will be located in the Fellowship Hall and the Lobby of building II. Donations will be accepted from June 1st through June 25th. Thank you


The Hospitality Ministry is looking for volunteers to help in the kitchen.  You don’t have to be a cook to help.  We’re flexible and could use your assistance whenever you’re available.   There are additional “Flyers” in the Lobby by the Information Desk for anyone who’s interested, along with our contact information.


Non-Perishable Grocery Items

Any member/non-member in need of non-perishable grocery items?  Our Food Pantry is open and available to assist you.  We also accept donations any time.  Please check dates to make sure items are not expired or will expire within the next 30-60 days. Please contact Deacon Joe Moss or Rev. James Holmes for more information.



There will be a Teacher’s Training Class on Saturday, July 8th at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. This class is required for all members who desire a teaching position at True Vine and also helpful for remedial training. A sign-up will be at the Information Desk. For more information; contact Rev. Proctor.



2017 Youth Camp is coming July 17th through 21st. “Master's Teen Camp” July 17th – 21st; request the sign-up for parents again. The cost is $185.00; registration is restricted to those in grades 7th -12th; those transitioning from 6th to 7th grade and recent high school graduates are also welcome to attend. For more information or to register, please see Sis. Barbara Holmes or Rev. and/or Sis. Fowler in the Lobby of Sanctuary I (where youth church is held).


Ladies of True Vine, our Summer Bible Study will start Thursday, June 15th through July 27th from 7 to 8:30 PM. This is a 6-week study from the book, “Living Victoriously in Difficult Times.” The in-depth study allows us to facilitate discussions and do the work right in class. Stop by the Titus 2 Women’s Ministry table to sign up and get your book.

Our Care & Visitation Ministry that provide care and visitation to each of our church family member. If you have a particular need or know someone who does; such as hospitalization, prayer needs, phone call or visit. Please contact one of the Care & Visitation Team members or leave contact information at the church office.


Audio & Video Ministry is looking for Team Members. There are immediate openings for techs in the areas of video recording, sound, lighting, production & audio production.  If you have a desire to serve and are willing to commit to support the Church during worship services and special activities, we invite you to join our team. NO experience is necessary. ALL volunteers will be trained. You can join the team by signing up at the Information Desk.


True Vine presents our annual Church Picnic, Kommando Kids Back to School Rally and Health Fair on Saturday, August 19th from 1030 am-1:30 pm. This is a community event that will be held at West Creek Park on 12395 Military Drive approximately 10 minutes from the church. For additional questions please see Reverend Kenneth Fowler or Sis Sherry Jenkins.


In preparation for the Back to School Rally during the community event, we are accepting school supplies. Designated boxes will be located in the Lobby of Sanctuary 1 and 2 each Sunday until the week prior to the event. For additional questions; please see Reverend Kenneth Fowler, Sis Kalisa Fowler or Sis Telathia Tolbert.












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