Four Functions of a Church Choir

Don’t forget that the Chancel Choir along with a twenty-five piece orchestra will be presenting “Morning Star” at both the 8:45 and 11:00am services this Sunday, December 17. Four Functions of a Church Choir Brian HehnFebruary 1, 2017 Choir director Brian Hehn has helped Arapaho UMC become a “singing congregation” by emphasizing the choir’s four…

Everybody is Asking

Everybody is Asking Seems like every day I get another appeal. Many of them are from good organizations that do meaningful work. Most of the time the appeal starts our as you consider your year-end giving. Many of you have been faithful to support the work of God thru Vineville all year. And we are…

Generosity of Time & Money

Generosity of Time & Money In his song “Do Something”, Matthew West begins by expressing his anger at God for the pain, poverty, and troubles in the world.  When he calls out to God “why don’t you do something”, God responds “I did do something, I created you.”  Think about it – the Creator of…

Generous Giving to Missions

What does the line item,” Missions” mean on the spreadsheet of the church budget? Where does that money go? Does it have any significance to Vineville? In June of 2013, my then thirteen-year-old daughter and I set out on a mission trip organized by VUMC to Costa Rica. Twenty- three members of our congregation served…

Generosity of Spirit

As we look ahead to our commitment campaign in November, when we tell the church what we are going to do for God and the church in 2018, please be thinking about how the concept of generosity covers more than what we do with our time and our money.  The definition of generosity I shared…