Vineyard USA – Haiti Relief

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For the past few months Vineyard USA has been coordinating a thoughtful, practical response to the catastrophe in Haiti. On May 25 a large shipping container will be sent to Haiti with materials for reconstruction work. If you want to be part of a team that travels to Haiti to participate in the construction phase of this project, there are still opportunities. Below you will find a listing of the types of skilled labor that would be helpful.

June 28 – July 16: Concrete Finishers, Concrete Laborers, Equipment Operators, Electricians, Plumbers and general labor.

July 19 – Aug. 20: Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers and general labor.

Aug. 23 – Sept.15: Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers, Tile Setters, Painters, and general labor.

For detailed information on how to sign up as an individual or as a team please visit the Mercy Response website.


Babies/Toddlers pray and play

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The following is a message from Mary Ellen Mitchell:

It seems like a great time to put the newly re decorated children’s room to more use. My thought is some kind of “play and pray” activity for the 0-5 crowd, that would be kind of like library story time meets sunday school. After talking with some other parents, I’ve also sensed a need for more structured time for kids to share faith together in VC, so I thought this might be an easy start.

We’ll try every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, starting June 8th

11:30 -12:00 (packed) lunch together
12:00-12:30 Story time/ Activity
12:30-1 Open play

I would be willing to put together the first couple of stories/ activities and then maybe different parents could take turns. It wouldn’t have to be anything big, just a story, maybe a bible verse, a song and/or a prayer.


Call for Hospitality

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Jeff Rogers, a pastor at the Batesville Vineyard, alerted us to a hospitality request.  A member of that church is in need of a place to stay, preferably near Children’s Hospital.  From the request, it sounds like a married couple just needs a place to stay during their son’s medical treatments.

If you are interested in responding to this situation, get in touch with Jeff:  jrogers@batesvillevineyard.com