God is Triune Lordship of Jesus Christ Authority of the Bible Church as the Body of Christ Worship Soul Freedom Priesthood of All Believers Religious Freedom Autonomy of the Local Church
We affirm the oneness of God manifest in God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of creation. God the Father is revealed in the Son, Jesus Christ; and God the Holy Spirit makes the revelation complete and effective.
We profess, “Jesus is Lord,” and we make a commitment to Christ’s Church. Salvation is by grace through faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, and the life of Jesus is the model for our faith and practice.
We affirm the Bible as the inspired Word of God, and as our guide in matters of faith and practice. God is revealed through the reading of scripture, revealing the hope of the kingdom of God. We, led by the Spirit, respond to its teachings, reading them in the light of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
We are called as disciples of Jesus Christ to embody the love of God, as the people are the church. We are called to the mission of God, extending the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. We affirm a spirit of cooperation among Baptist churches as well as other denominations, embracing the diversity of the Church.
We gather for worship on the Lord’s Day, celebrating the gift of grace, building community within the church, and renewing our commitment to the ministry of the church. We affirm the two ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism symbolizes the confession of believers in Christ as Lord and Savior. The Lord’s Supper symbolizes the death of Christ as forgiveness for our sins.
We affirm the competency of each believer to approach God for himself or herself, honoring people’s access to God through Christ. We hold that all believers, led by God’s Spirit, have the duty and responsibility to study, to interpret, and to respond to the teachings of scripture.
We affirm that through the redemption of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, each believer is called to engage in ministry. Each believer comes before God through Christ, so the clergy and the laity of the church minister together as the body of Christ.
The history of the Baptist tradition affirms the separation of church and state, upholding the freedom of believers to worship and practice their faith based solely on the dictates of conscience.
We affirm the responsibility of each local congregation to govern its own affairs, shaping its mission, policy, and actions.
God is Triune
Lordship of Jesus Christ
Authority of the Bible
Church as the Body of Christ
Priesthood of All Believers
Autonomy of the Local Church
Dr. Richard Kremer - Pastor A native of Alabama, Dr. Kremer graduated from the University of Georgia with highest honors. He was co-captain of the track team at Georgia. He earned the Master of Divinity degree and a Ph.D in Systematic Theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has served as the Pastor to churches in Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Richard enjoys reading, camping, river-rafting, and running. He recently published his first book, You Only Die Twice, a murder mystery about a Charlotte minister with a knack for solving mysteries. Richard and his wife, Melissa, have three children. Rev. Jeff Allred - Minister of Music and Administration Jeff is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and grew up near Morrow, Georgia. He holds degrees from Brewton-Parker College, Mercer University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Additional training includes Leadership Carteret, The Young Leaders Program through the Center for Congregational Health, Church Consultant and Facilitator training, and additional leadership training through the Moench Center at Belmont University. Jeff returned to Georgia, joining our staff in October of 2001, after serving churches in Kentucky and North Carolina. His interests and hobbies include spending time with his family, reading, golf, and computers. He also enjoys sports and is partial to the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldog football and Kentucky basketball. Angela Blizzard - Minister to Youth Angela considers herself a native of both Georgia and North Carolina. Dedicating her life to Christ at age 11, Angela has been involved in Baptist life for over 17 years. Angela's family moved many times, living in two countries and five states before she completed high school. Her earlier years were spent mostly in Waycross, Ga, and her family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in her 8th grade year. Angela received a Bachelor's of Music Education degree from Meredith College in 2003. Past work experience in North Carolina includes choral teaching, ministry assistant at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and bivocational worship leadership. Feeling called to full-time church ministry, Angela moved to Macon in 2007 to receive her Masters of Music Degree with an emphasis in Church Music from Mercer University. She has worked with the youth and children's choirs at Vineville Baptist Church since 2007. Upon completing her degree in May 2009, Angela has come onto the Vineville staff full-time to continue her work with music, children, and youth. Angela looks forward to solidifying her home in Macon and at Vineville Baptist. She enjoys the outdoors and cherishes friend and family time. Her hobbies include singing, disc golf, research, tennis, running, fishing, and reading when time allows. She can do a very long headstand, and two of her goals are to become fluent in Italian and revisit the Swiss Alps. Angela married Eric Blizzard in February 2010. Administrative / Clerical Staff
Dr. Richard Kremer - Pastor
A native of Alabama, Dr. Kremer graduated from the University of Georgia with highest honors. He was co-captain of the track team at Georgia. He earned the Master of Divinity degree and a Ph.D in Systematic Theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has served as the Pastor to churches in Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.
Richard enjoys reading, camping, river-rafting, and running. He recently published his first book, You Only Die Twice, a murder mystery about a Charlotte minister with a knack for solving mysteries. Richard and his wife, Melissa, have three children.
Rev. Jeff Allred - Minister of Music and Administration
Jeff is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and grew up near Morrow, Georgia. He holds degrees from Brewton-Parker College, Mercer University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Additional training includes Leadership Carteret, The Young Leaders Program through the Center for Congregational Health, Church Consultant and Facilitator training, and additional leadership training through the Moench Center at Belmont University.
Jeff returned to Georgia, joining our staff in October of 2001, after serving churches in Kentucky and North Carolina. His interests and hobbies include spending time with his family, reading, golf, and computers. He also enjoys sports and is partial to the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldog football and Kentucky basketball.
Angela Blizzard - Minister to Youth
Angela considers herself a native of both Georgia and North Carolina. Dedicating her life to Christ at age 11, Angela has been involved in Baptist life for over 17 years. Angela's family moved many times, living in two countries and five states before she completed high school. Her earlier years were spent mostly in Waycross, Ga, and her family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in her 8th grade year. Angela received a Bachelor's of Music Education degree from Meredith College in 2003. Past work experience in North Carolina includes choral teaching, ministry assistant at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and bivocational worship leadership. Feeling called to full-time church ministry, Angela moved to Macon in 2007 to receive her Masters of Music Degree with an emphasis in Church Music from Mercer University. She has worked with the youth and children's choirs at Vineville Baptist Church since 2007. Upon completing her degree in May 2009, Angela has come onto the Vineville staff full-time to continue her work with music, children, and youth.
Angela looks forward to solidifying her home in Macon and at Vineville Baptist. She enjoys the outdoors and cherishes friend and family time. Her hobbies include singing, disc golf, research, tennis, running, fishing, and reading when time allows. She can do a very long headstand, and two of her goals are to become fluent in Italian and revisit the Swiss Alps. Angela married Eric Blizzard in February 2010.
Administrative / Clerical Staff
Office hours: Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Vineville Baptist Church http://www.vbcmacon.org Coming from the south on I-75 Northbound, take Exit 164 (Hardeman/Forsyth Street) and travel to the 2nd traffic light (US-41); turn left and go approximately 1/2-mile. You will see the church on the right.
Corner of Vineville and Pierce Avenues
2591 Vineville Avenue
Macon, GA 31204
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Coming from the north on I-75 Southbound, take Exit 164 (Hardeman/Forsyth Street) and turn right at the 1st traffic light. Proceed approximately 1/2-mile, and you will see the church on the right.
From Riverside Drive (US-23), turn on Pierce Avenue (SR-247) and travel approximately 1 mile to its intersection with Vineville Avenue (US-41). The church is on the left.
From South Macon, take Pio Nono Avenue (US-41 North) and proceed to the intersection of Pio Nono and Vineville Avenues. This is also where Pio Nono turns into Pierce Avenue (SR-247). The church is located on the right corner.
Vineville Baptist Church
Coming from the south on I-75 Northbound, take Exit 164 (Hardeman/Forsyth Street) and travel to the 2nd traffic light (US-41); turn left and go approximately 1/2-mile. You will see the church on the right.
Sunday School classes include all ages and have various curriculums. Our emphasis is on building up and encouraging each believer, building community, and advancing the mission that Jesus gave to his followers to go into the world and make disciples. Please call the church office for information on specific classes.
The children of the church are cherished for their exuberance and embraced as a gift. They are involved in worship as well as all aspects of the church. In Sunday School, they learn about scripture through lessons, music, drama, computers, and art. The choir and missions programs are enriching and fun. Annual retreats and events, such as summer camp and Vacation Bible School, are planned for the children and are a focus of the entire church.
The following information describes our Wednesday night programs for children:
MISSION FRIENDS (Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.):
Mission Friends is for children ages 3-5 and the child must be 3 years old by September 1. In Mission Friends, we strive to plant seeds of God's love for each child and for others. Preschoolers through Kindergarten students will learn about missions through various cultural activities designed specifically for their age level. Mission Friends uses creative hands-on activities to teach the children about missions throughout the world. We also assist with various local mission projects to help those in need, teaching and embodying the truth that it is more meaningful to give than to receive. We support ministries who serve those in our community, and other parts of the world, who are less fortunate. Our major mission project is "Breakfast With Mary and Joseph." Our activities encourage a life-long commitment to learning scripture, praying, giving, and serving others. .
KINGDOM KIDS (Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.):
Kingdom Kids is for children in grades 1-6. The curriculum, 252 Basics, centers around 3 basic truths: (1) I can trust God no matter what, (2) I need to make the wise choice, and (3)Treat others the way you want to be treated. Each month, we study a different virtue, such as peace, determination or respect. Each week, a new Bible passage illustrates an aspect of the month's virtue. We begin as a large group where the bible story is presented through an engaging drama involving audience participation. Students then join a small group to engage in games, crafts and memory verse activities. Throughout the year, we participate in a variety of mission projects, supporting both local and international missions.
CHILDREN'S CHOIRS (Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.)
Children's Choirs at VBC include children ages 3-5 and grades 4-6. All choirs sing during a Christmas program in December and during an end-of-year program in May; these programs are on Wednesday nights at 7:00. Our schedule follows closely that of the Bibb County Schools, with choirs not meeting the week of Thanksgiving, a couple of weeks after the Christmas program, and during the week of Spring Holidays. Grades 1-6 occasionally sing in the Activities Building following Wednesday night supper or during a Sunday worship service. Every other year or so we present a musical in December or May. The music for our other programs is drawn from our Growing in Grace Children's Music Curriculum or other resources in our music library.
All of our choirs have access to a wide variety of rhythm instruments, resonator bells, Boomwhackers, and Orff instruments. Grades 1-6 also use choir chimes and handbells. We sing with recordings and with piano accompaniment. Musical concepts and singing skills are taught in both small group and large group settings. Preschool choir emphasizes steady beat, simple rhythm patterns, matching pitch, and basic concepts such as high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow. Music Makers and Young Musicians build on these skills in grades 1-6, adding more difficult rhythms, singing in parts, music reading, and performance skills. Grades 1-6 also have access to Maestro, a computer-based music education program. Age-appropriate spiritual concepts are woven into our teaching as we discuss the words we are singing.
Our choirs include not only the children of our Vineville Baptist families, but also children whose families do not have a church home or whose church is not able to provide a graded choir program. Visitors are always welcome!
Preschool Choir 3, 4, 5 year olds (3s must be 3K eligible, but not necessarily enrolled in a 3K program.)
Sammons Bldg., Room 105
Norma Thompson, Director
Music Makers Grades 1, 2, 3
Moore Bldg., Room 306
Mary Kay Smith, Director
Young Musicians Grades 4, 5, 6
Moore Bldg., Room 309
Angela Blizzard, Director
The youth group is centered on missions, encircles young people in community, and values them within the larger life of the church. They meet regularly each week for Bible study, choir, missions, and fun, and they enjoy annual retreats.
Youth Sunday School @ 9:35 am, Youth Room
Equip Wednesday Night Discipleship @ 6:30 pm, Youth Room
SNYF (Sunday Night Youth Fellowship) begins with youth choir @ 4:00 pm in choir room, followed by dinner, fellowship, recreation, and mission planning.
Vineville Baptist Youth Ministry Aspires:
LADIES BIBLE STUDY
The ladies in our Bible study come from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. We seek to grow in the grace, knowledge, and love of Jesus Christ and we encourage one another in the Lord. Growing in the truths of God's word also grows our influence within the family and beyond. Please call the church office for current information.
All men of Vineville and the community are invited to Men's Fellowship, which meets every first Tuesday of the month (excluding the months of June, July, August, and December) at 6:30 p.m. in the Activities Building. Meaningful programs, fun fellowship, and delicious meals are enjoyed by all who attend. Tickets are only $5.00 per person and you may contact the church office to secure your ticket.
You are invited to be a part of the Vineville Xtra Years of Zest (XYZ) senior adult group that meets monthly on the third Thursday at 12:00 p.m. in our Activities Building for a luncheon and a very special program. You will also learn about activities and trips planned for senior enjoyment. Join us!
Worship is the primary goal of the music ministry of Vineville Baptist Church. The music ministry offers opportunities for all ages to use their gifts in worship. Our worship is traditional, and incorporates a variety of choral, instrumental and congregational song.
The primary worship leadership groups are the 50 voice Sanctuary Choir and the Vineville Instrumental Ensemble. Accompanying them are two excellent accompanists at the piano and organ.
The Sanctuary Choir consists of volunteers who offer their voices in praise. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm and welcome any who would choose to join their voices in song. The choir sings a broad variety of music including classics, contemporary anthems, hymn arrangements, spirituals and seasonal music.
Vineville is excited to offer a fully graded program of choirs.
Activities in our children’s choirs include singing, playing instruments, developing listening skill and moving to music. Technology is also a part of our children’s choirs curriculum as it is used to reinforce learning that takes place in small group settings. Our children’s choirs meet on Wednesday afternoons during the school year.
Additional ensembles and small groups form from time to time, as needed.
Music Staff of Vineville Baptist Church
Jeff Allred, Minister of Music and Administration
Sandra Head, Music Ministry Coordinator
Norma Thompson, Music Librarian, Children’s Choir Coordinator
Angela Blizzard, Youth Choir, Children’s Choirs
Alice Ridgeway, Pianist
Ann Caldwell, Organist
Regular Rehearsal Schedule
2:30 Adult Handbells
4:00 Youth Choir
4:00 Children's Handbells
5:30 Preschool Choir
Music Makers (1st-3rd grade)
Young Musicians (4th-6th grade)
7:30 Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
The library has materials for all ages:
The librarian orders materials from suggestions. For those who wish to put materials in the library in honor or in memory of someone, the librarian will handle those requests as well.
The volunteer library staff reads to the morning school classes, and helps the Higher Life clients pick books. They work with Sunday School and Wednesday night teachers, upon request.
Bible Study begins at 9:35 a.m.
Worship services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.
Family Supper is at 5:45 p.m.
Family Worship is at 6:45 p.m.
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To help preschoolers see themselves as a special creation of God and to help strengthen their physical and mental abilities, giving them the self-confidence to become healthy, emotionally stable, socially adjusted individuals in their world.
To provide a planned, well-rounded program, lovingly guided by well-trained, Christian teachers in a safe, happy environment.
We operate 170 student days, August-May.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (For your child's safety and your convenience, we provide drop off services at arrival time only. A staff member will assist your child from the car beginning at 8:50 a.m. until 9:10 a.m.)
Staffing and Class Size: Each class has a teacher and an assistant teacher that are dedicated to loving your child in a Christ-like manner. We follow the Georgia Accrediting Commission's Staff/Child Ratios.
Curriculum and Activities for Morning School
The curriculum for the preschool classes endeavors to foster learning in a Christian atmosphere. All areas of intellectual development, social behavior, emotional balance, physical skills, and Christian values are addressed through a thematic, age-appropriate, readiness program. The children experience formal and informal teaching, teacher-directed activities and free play. Academic concepts related to the alphabet and their sounds and numbers are presented through games, activities, stories and individualized opportunities. Music, art, dramatic play, science, health, and social studies are incorporated into each unit of study. Socialization is addressed through learning to interact appropriately with their peers and other adults. Children are provided outdoor time but they also have the opportunity to play games in the gym and/or Romper room.Spanish instruction will be offered to all classes.3s and 4s classes will visit the church library and 4s will have the opportunity to check out books.Bible stories and verses, Christian principles, mission projects and chapel will be included in all classes.4s classes will participate in activities geared to reading and math readiness. A phonetically-based letter recognition program is taught through Zoo-phonics (an award-winning Multisensory Language Arts program). Scholastic Lets Find Out, Handwriting Without Tears, computers, and a hands-on approach to teaching math concepts is also provided to this age group.Music instruction will be taught by a music teacher to the 4s class.
Registration: Beginning in February, enrollment will open for the following school year. Applications can be obtained by calling the preschool office. We will also be glad to answer your questions about our program or schedule a visit.
Schedule Options and Tuition
Twos: Tuesday/Thursday Monday/Wednesday/Friday Monday-Friday
Threes: Tuesday/Thursday Monday/Wednesday/Friday Monday-Friday
Fours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday Monday - Friday
Registration and Tuition
Two-day classes - $100 Three-day classes - $140 Five-day classes - $175
Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. A late fee of $20 is added if payment has not been received by the 10th.
The registration fee for the school year is equivalent to one month of tuition and is non-refundable.
Full payment of the registration fee and all completed forms are necessary in order to hold your spot in the program.
The registration fee is not the August tuition.
Georgia law requires that we have a current Certificate of Immunization form 3231 on file for your child before he or she begins school. Some doctor's offices are willing to fax records directly to us. Our fax number is (478) 741-9859.
Dismissal Policy: Vineville Baptist Morning School reserves the right to dismiss a child if, after entering the program, he/she seems unable to participate in group experiences or if fees have not been paid.
Contact Information: Vineville Baptist Church 2591 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204 (478) 743-9366 Laura Terry, Weekday Preschool Director (Ext. 240)
Vineville Baptist Church does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Affiliated with Georgia Preschool Association and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Vineville introduces children to Jesus in a loving, structured, and creative environment, using the Bible to emphasize character building, social development and academics. Using the most up-to-date methods of teaching, children are introduced to key literacy skills including listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as a solid math and science foundation. We are currently registering students for the 2014-2015 school year.
Curriculum for Kindergarten:
We will use as a guide the Georgia Performance Standards for Kindergarten.Zoo-phonics (an award-winning Multisensory Language Arts program) includes concepts and activities for math, science, art, music, social studies, PE, sensory motor, drama, etc. Sight words will also be incorporated throughout the year.Saxon Math will be used as a resource. Math will be taught with a hands-on approach when teaching number concepts. This will allow the child a concrete understanding of numbers and of comparative relationships. Practice is also done in writing the numerals.Time Magazine for Kids series will be utilized which also encourages science, health, and social studies. Handwriting Without Tears music instruction will be taught by a music teacher.Themes will be developed for each week's unit which will incorporate science, health, social studies, music, and art.Spanish will be offered and taught by a Spanish teacher.Bible stories and verses along with Christian principles will be taught. Children may participate in mission projects as well as attend chapel.Socialization is addressed through outside playtime and informal classroom experiences.Children will visit the church library and they will have the opportunity to check out books.
Kindergarten will operate Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. We operate 170 student days, August-May. Our first day of school for the 2013-2014 school year begins August 5.
For additional information, please contact Laura Terry at 743-9366, ext. 240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your child will have lots of fun learning to socialize with other children in a loving, Christ-centered environment. Our Mother's Morning Out schedule includes reading to the children, teaching them how to distinguish colors, and developing their creative art skills. The program offers a fun and safe playground area and a time to enjoy snacks. Contact Judy George at 743-9366 or via email (email@example.com) for more information.
Our 2014 Spring/Summer Consignment Sale was a great success.
Mark your calendar now for our 2014 Fall/Winter Consignment Sale, September 11-13. The public is invited to attend Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Registration will begin online July 31 at 8:00 p.m. for consignors and workers. Our Activities Building is jam-packed with incredible inventory and great prices, from quality children's clothing to furniture, toys, maternity, and more! There is so much to see and so much to save! You may pay with cash, personal checks or credit card.
This is a non-profit sale, and money raised goes to our children and youth ministries.
Please visit our website: www.vinevillebaptist.org/consignment
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Vacation Bible School is a week long event during the month of June and is open to all children in the community who have completed 4K through 6th grade. Through worship, crafts, music, puppets, and recreation, children are taught the love of God and salvation through Jesus Christ. Teachers devote many hours in preparation for this week and they look forward to interacting personally with the children. Though the themes will vary from year to year, our goal is always to share God's love through Jesus Christ and to leave each child with enduring experiences.
The Higher Life Center
The Higher Life Center is an enrichment Center for mentally challenged adults who have aged out of public schools. Clients experience a higher life when stimulated physically, mentally and socially. Since September 1990, the Center has ministered to clients not served by other agencies.The non-profit center is a ministry of Vineville Baptist Church. The Center is funded by tuition and donations. The Mid- State Baptist Association has donated some funding for several years, but this is not a guaranteed contribution for the future.The Higher Life Center offers a place for clients to feel good about themselves and to make friends with others of similarabilities and interests. When clients attend Higher Life, the caregivers have time to do other things, including resting from the demands of caring for special needs family members. Friendship and respite for families are tremendously important benefits!
The Physical Facility
The Higher Life Center is located at 124 Hines Terrace. The facility is handicap-accessible, but we do not currently provide services for wheelchair-bound clients due to staffing and transportation issues.
Fill out the application form available from the Higher Life Director or Vineville Baptist Church office. A copy is also included in the Parent/Guardian's Handbook. Make an appointment with the Director to bring the prospective client to the Center to see the facility and meet the other clients.When there is an opening, the Chairman of the Higher Life Ministry Team will schedule an interview with the applicant. The interview will include the Director and two Ministry Team members, the applicant and the applicant's parents or guardians. The purpose of the interview is to determine the compatibility of the applicant with the current clients, and whether the program will be appropriate for the applicant.
The Higher Life Ministry Team and Director will accept or reject applicants based on the following guidelines, the application, the interview, and compatibility of the applicant with the current clients:
Tuition and Schedule
The Higher Life Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., year around. The Center is usually open when the church offices are open, but in case of weather emergencies the Director and church pastoral staff may deem it wise to close.
The ten church holidays are New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Monday after Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Current tuition is $295 per month. For a 31 day month, this is 138 hours of care, or $2.18 per hour. The Center offers a lot for such a small cost! Please note that tuition does not pay all the costs of operation.
Tuition is due on the first day of each month, with checks payable to Vineville Baptist Church. Tuition may be given to the Director of Higher Life or to the Church Financial Secretary. Either person will write a receipt. The church does not bill for services.
Higher Life programs are planned to keep clients active physically and mentally. The Director focuses on daily living skills: showing good manners in all situations, following directions, using the microwave, cooking simple meals & desserts, sharing, caring for plants, eating with proper behavior, learning the best foods for good health, following good grooming rules, reading a calendar, developing spirituality, and growing in awareness of the world around them.
Students also learn to use other time effectively by participating in games, puzzles, crafts, coloring, reading and writing. Each client has access to a PC in a well-equipped computer room. Each week, the clients visit the church library where, with help, they select books on their intellectual levels. A story teller comes weekly. To keep their bodies healthy, clients participate in aerobics, ride a stationary bike, play basketball in the church gym, walk around the neighborhood, and use the church playground. The clients and the Director eat lunch together every day where they practice social skills.
The Macon Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) awarded the Religious Service Award to our Higher Life Center in 1994, 2000, and 2009. In 2006 a former Director won the "My Teacher is Tops" award, based on a client nomination. In 2005, the current director received the "Teacher of the Year" award from the Macon ARC.
For additional information regarding the Higher Life Center, contact VelmaGene Clarke at Vineville Baptist Church, (478) 745-8510 (direct) or (478) 743-9366 (receptionist).
Our 2014 Fall/Winter Consignment Sale is September 11-13. The public is invited to attend Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Our Activities Building is wall-to-wall with incredible inventory and great prices, from quality children's clothing to furniture, toys, maternity, and more! There is so much to see and so much to save! You may pay with cash, personal checks or credit card.
This is a non-profit sale.
Please visit our website: www.vinevillebaptist.org/consignment
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Our 2014 Fall Bazaar is filled with fun, food, fellowship, and lots of fabulous choices from a variety of shops! Our shops include: Cafe (breakfast and lunch are available), Bakery,
Gently Used, Vintage Jewelry, Crafts, Secret Shop, and Holiday Shop. There is no admission charge to browse and shop our Our 2014 Fall Bazaar which will be Friday, October 3 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 4 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Activities Building. Friday will include early shopping and a spaghetti supper by reservation only. Call the church office at 743-9366 if you would like to reserve tickets for supper. The spaghetti plate is $6 and children ten and under eat for $3. You may eat in or take out and desserts will also be available for purchase. On Saturday, breakfast will be available and Eddie's Famous Chicken Plate will be served up for lunch. We offer convenient ways to pay with cash, checks or credit cards. All proceeds will go to missions. Follow us on Facebook!
Our 2014 basketball season was one of fun competition and good Christian fellowship. Congratulations to New Providence for winning the 2014 championship game. Stay tuned to our website for the upcoming 2015 league information.
RELEASE, WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE
(READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING)
The undersigned hereby acknowledges that participation in athletic programs and recreational activities involves an inherent risk of physical injury and assumes all such risks. The undersigned hereby agrees that for the sole consideration of Vineville Baptist Church allowing the undersigned to participate in voluntary recreational programs or athletic activities in connection there with, and making available to the undersigned for his/her use while participating in such programs or activities, certain equipment, facilities, grounds, or personnel of Vineville Baptist Church, the undersigned participant does hereby waive liability, release and forever discharge Vineville Baptist Church, its members individually, its officers, agents, or employees from any and all demands, rights, and causes of action of whatever kind or nature, arising out of all known and unknown, foreseen and unforeseen bodily and personal injuries, damage to property, and the consequences thereof, including death, resulting from my voluntary participation in or in any way connected with such recreational programs and athletic activities.
I further covenant and agree that for the sole consideration stated above I will not sue Vineville Baptist Church, its members individually, its officer, agents or employees for any claim for damages arising or growing out of my voluntary participation in recreational programs or athletic activities. I acknowledge that I am solely responsible for any hospital or other costs arising out of any bodily injury or property damage sustained through my participation in such voluntary athletic or recreational activities, and that I am solely responsible for maintaining adequate health and accident insurance coverage for such costs.
This Release, Waiver of Liability and Covenant Not to Sue shall remain in effect for as long as I am a participant in athletic programs or recreational activities offered by Vineville Baptist Church.
I certify that I am ___________years of age and suffering under no legal disabilities and that I have read the above carefully before signing.
Signature of parent/guardian (if under 18): _____________________________________
Print Name: _____________________________________
Location & Schedule: All league games will be played at Vineville Baptist Church. We anticipate the league will consist of either eight or nine teams, playing a round-robin schedule (with each team receiving a bye week if we have 9 teams), followed by a post-season tournament. Games are scheduled to be played at 6:00PM, 7:00PM, 8:00PM, and 9:00PM. Tentatively, the regular season is set to begin on January 6th, and most regular-season league games will be played on Monday nights.
League Fees: Entry fees for the participating teams will once again be $400.00/team.
Registration: Early registration for last season's participating churches will run through Thursday, December 19th. Since we are limited to a maximum of nine league teams, we have decided that the most equitable way to determine the league teams will be based on when the league fees are paid in full. If there are still openings after the early registration period, the first nine paid teams will make up the league participants. Checks should be made payable to Vineville Baptist Church. Please either mail or bring payment by church office. For church address, please visit our church website at www.vbcmacon.org.
League Rules: A copy of the league rules will be sent via email as the season approaches. It is important for the coach to be aware of the rules and relay them to all players. The referees will discuss any new rules prior to each game during Week 1.
Eligibility: All league participants must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently playing on a high school or college basketball team.
Liability Waiver: All league participants will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to playing in their first game. Waiver forms will be included with league rules. Rosters will be locked for the season after the second game to ensure people are not playing without signing the waiver.
Scheduling Requests: Please let us know if there are any special scheduling requests when you submit your league fees. We will do our best to accommodate requests, but there is no guarantee. Since all the teams tend to struggle with the 6:00PM games, we try our best to be equitable and only schedule each team with two during the regular season.
We are excited about the continuation of this successful Men's Church Basketball League, and we look forward to your participation. Any questions should be directed to Todd Smith, Director of the Men's Basketball League, at 478.550.7953.
Rules for the Vineville Baptist Men's Church Basketball League
First and foremost, this league was formed for the purpose of bringing churches together for Christian fun and fellowship. It should be understood that the league be made up of church members and prospects. There will be a prayer with both teams before the start of each game to praise God for providing us with the opportunity to enjoy the game of basketball.
It is imperative that you be respectful of all game officials, scorekeepers, and league officials at all times. Please remember that you are representing your church.
Each team must have jerseys for their players of like color and style with each having a unique number. We ask that you try to have reversible jerseys if possible.
The first league game is set to tip-off at 6:00PM each week. There will be a 5 minute warm-up period between the end of one game and the beginning of the next game. Teams must have a minimum of 5 players from their official roster to begin a game. A 5 minute grace period will be given when a team fails to have the 5 players necessary to start the game before they will be forced to forfeit the game. There will be no exceptions.
League Games will be officiated based on GHSA rules and regulations with the following amendments:
All league participants must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently playing on a high school or college basketball team.
All players must sign a waiver prior to entering the game for the first time. Failure to do this will result in a technical foul being assessed to the player's team.
Rosters must be locked in by the start of the third week of the season. After that point, additions will have to be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis based on circumstance by league officials.
There will be a post-season tournament following the conclusion of the regular season. Playoff Seeding Tie-Breakers will be determined by league officials.
Post-Season Tournament Player Qualification - A player must have appeared in a minimum of three (3) regular season games to be eligible to play in the post-season tournament.
Thank you for doing your part to make this basketball league a success.
Our 40th Annual Tournament of Champions will be Monday September 15, 2014 at Idle Hour Golf and Country Club. Lunch will be at 11:15 a.m. and the tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m. Our tournament is a joyful occasion for both good golfers and duffers alike. This event builds friendships and serves as an outreach to our community. It is a tournament that is designed for simple pleasure for each participant. The afternoon is topped off by a first class banquet with prizes spanning the gamut from pricey to zany. More than a few animals and unusual prizes have been won throughout the years by high scorers. Click on the Golf Application link under Outreach for an application and fax to (478) 741-9859 or mail to Vineville Baptist Church, 2591 Vineville Ave., Macon, GA 31204.
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