Sunday Morning Worship
Join us this Sunday for Worship at 8:30 and 11 AM with Sunday Wonder Hour at 9:45 AM.

You can find past sermons and the upcoming order of worship on our website.

This week's scripture for reflection: Luke 18:9-14
Worship Survey Results
Last Sunday the church Session voted to change our worship schedule to one worship service at 10:15 AM on Sundays, with Wonder Hour (Sunday School) at 9:00 AM and Common Grounds (Coffee Fellowship) at 9:45 AM.
The new schedule will begin the First Sunday in Advent, November 27, which is the start of the new Christian year.
This decision was made after a period of prayer, discernment, and conversation centered around some key facts:
  • The very positive experience over the years of the one service schedule in the summer months, giving a greater sense of unity and helping people know each other better.
  • The changing attendance patterns since the pandemic, reflected in more on-line worship among our members and more sporadic in person attendance.
  • The results of a congregation-wide survey that showed overwhelming support (81%) for one Sunday service.
As with any change, we will evaluate how things go over time and adjust as needed. Pastor Chris will write more about this change in the Friday email.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on the first and third Monday of each month. Their next meeting is November 7 at 1 PM in the Parlor. They love new members! So whether you have been knitting or crocheting for years or want to learn,
contact Karen Hanson to learn more. ( 
Visitation Ministry
Last month, Janice Eddlemon told her amazing and beautiful Story of Belonging to and about our Visitation Ministry during Worship. If you missed it, please watch the video HERE. If you would like to serve in this ministry, contact Karen Hanson.
RideShare Ministry
If you would like to worship with us in person and the only thing preventing this is transportation, please contact Jane Herron ( or 615.579.7466) to discuss how we might be able to help.
Wednesday Night Live
Sign up for dinner each week catered by Daily Dish! Suggested pricing: $10 per adult/youth, $5 per child, $25 family max. Remember to RSVP for dinner by the Sunday before each Wednesday night. Dinner starts at 6 and programming follows at 6:45 PM.

Tomorrow night, join us for Advent: Writing as a Spiritual Practice. Our staff is hosting a "writer's workshop," and you have two time options to attend. Come either from 4:00 to 5:45 and/or 6:45 to 8:00 PM. Come and gather in the sanctuary to write as an act of holy gratitude and a way to open yourself to the season of Advent. This way of exploring the texts together can be a spiritual and imaginative practice. We hope this will encourage many to submit their writing for our annual Advent Devotional Guide.
For this year's Fall Festival, we need volunteers starting at 4 until 7 PM to make popcorn, cotton candy, and manage the 3 inflatables. We ask for 2 adults or 1 adult/ 1 youth together. We also need a clean-up crew. Help us make this year's festival the best! Sign up HERE.
Habitat Build: October 29, 303 East 8th Street, Columbia, TN 39401

We will provide a light breakfast, lunch, and water for 25-30 folks as well as provide volunteers for the jobs below. Volunteers must be 16+ and only 18+ can use power tools. No one under 16 is allowed on the site. Sign up to volunteer HERE.
Organ Dedication and Luncheon: October 30
You are invited as our guest to the Organ Dedication Luncheon following the 11 AM service on Reformation Sunday, October 30. Sign up for this FREE lunch HERE
SALAD: Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese Cakes
MAIN DISH: Chicken Piccata with White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce -or- Vegetarian Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce
SIDE DISH: Grilled Seasonal Lemon Scented Vegetables
DESSERT: Key Lime Pie
Women's Retreat at NaCoMe
Women of all ages and stages of life are invited to join for fellowship with others, quiet time, group study and individual reflection, porch rocking, and walks along the creek. There will be opportunities to be crafty and play games. Relax and Restore with other women in the beautiful environment of NaCoMe. Contact Kim Joiner if you have questions. RSVP online.
Pastor Chris will join us for our first class (October 30) to introduce and provide an overview of the book “ Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now” by Walter Brueggemann 
In this new edition, popular author Walter Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Brueggemann calls out our 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. We want more, own more, use more, eat more, and drink more. Brueggemann shows listeners how keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life.
Perfect for groups or self-reflection, Sabbath as Resistance offers a transformative vision of the wholeness God intends, giving world-weary Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance. Contact Doug Halleen.
This Week's Schedule
10 AM: Coffee Time
10;30 AM: Wed Bible Study
4 PM: Advent Writing
5 PM: Carillon Handbells
6 PM: WNL Dinner
6:45 PM: Chancel Choir
6:45 PM: Advent Writing

7 PM: Facility Management Meeting
10 AM: Sisters in Spirit

7:30 AM: Men's Bible Study
5 PM: Fall Festival

8:30 & 11 AM: Worship/ New Member Recognition
9:45 AM: Sunday Wonder Hour
1 PM: Young Adults at Arrington
5:30 PM: Sunday Night Summit