VBS 2021 day 1
June 22
This Sunday, June 27
"Stepping Up to Lead"
Matthew 16:24-28 & Romans 12:9-18
Dr. Clay Stauffer

9:15 AM Informal sanctuary service
9:30 AM The Bridge service in the chapel with livestream
10:45 AM Traditional sanctuary service with livestream


Installation of new leaders at 10:45 AM service
As part of our 10:45 service this Sunday, we will be lifting up and installing our newly elected treasurer, board members, elders, & deacons. Make plans to join us for this special event!
The Bridge presents "The Congregational Songwriter Series: What Can We Build Together?"
 
Since 2010, The Bridge has worshipped meaningfully through art and music. Regularly, professional songwriters within our community share their songs with Woodmont as part of their offering to God and to our church. 
 
Now, it’s time for us to see what the unprofessional songwriters have to say! 
 
  • Love music, but don’t play or sing?
  • Love poetry, but find yourself scratching your head over what should follow that first great line?
  • Just curious about the songwriting process, and how a song gets conjured up out of thin air?
 
Have we got a cool idea for you!
 
When The Bridge began, our tagline was “What can we build together?” Building creative worship, liturgy, set pieces, and altar settings and community have all been part of what we’ve built together. Now, we want to build songs with you! 
 
In the coming months, Woodmont will welcome five published songwriters whose songs are in regular rotation in our worship gatherings. 
 
In 90 minute sessions in Carpenter Chapel, we will work with the writers as a group to actually write songs to be used in worship at Woodmont together. 
 
Bring yourself, an open heart, a notebook, and a pen. 
 
No experience is needed— all we need is your presence!
 
Join us for a co-write with our first songwriter, Christopher Grundy, on July 8 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in Carpenter Chapel. 
 
Christopher Grundy’s song “Leaning In” has been a favorite at The Bridge for years. The Rev. Dr. Grundy is also a professor of worship and preaching at Eden Theological Seminary and the author of Recovering Communion in a Violent World: Resistance, Resilience and Risk. Other songs of Christopher’s that you may recognize from our worship time together include “Peace Be With You,” “Stepping In,” “That Was the Year,” “Come to the Feast,” and “We Are Waiting for You.” 
Mission in the Community
by Clay Stauffer
This past Sunday, June 20, we voted to approve both our proposed operating budget and our new leadership slate for the upcoming church year. This coming Sunday, June 27, we will install our new leaders at the 10:45 AM service. 

Our final “Leadership and Character” class will be this Wednesday night, June 23, with Hunter Mobley at 6:30 PM in the chapel. 

Thank you once again to everybody who made a commitment to support Woodmont’s ministries for another year. 

On Sunday, I shared with you the words of one of my Princeton professors Dr. Darrell Guder, who wrote an excellent book years ago called The Missional Church. He says, “Two things have become quite clear to those who care about the church and its mission. First, churches in North America are no longer chaplains to the culture and have lost their once privileged position in society. Secondly, churches have become so accommodating to the American way of life that they are now domesticated, and it’s no longer obvious what justifies their existence as particular communities. Discipleship has been absorbed into citizenship, and many times you can’t tell the difference between Christians and non-Christians because often, there is no difference.” 

The church must be missional in nature. It is not just a vendor of religious services. God sent Jesus into the world and Jesus is now sending us to spread his love and make a difference. Jesus once said, “the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” This can be translated, “There is so much to be done, but so few are willing to go.” Our faith must lead to action that bears good fruit. We are called to go out into the community to serve and give back. 

Recently, our Racial Reconciliation Task Force has identified TWO NEW WAYS for us to go and serve this community.

  1. We want to help our sister church, Alameda Christian, get a new garden and shed so they can continue to grow food and vegetables. Then, we plan to be present for the dedication of the shed. The need is roughly $4200 dollars. If you are interested in helping with this or donating towards it, please contact Rob Quinn (robquinn@comcast.net).
  2. A group of our members have also been in dialogue with Junior Achievement to understand the great work they do in education. We have identified tutoring and teaching opportunities, both one day and over multiple weeks, at their 100 Oaks location. If you are interested, please contact Alison Bueschen (alison.bueschen@comcast.net)

These are just two examples of how we can “Be the church” in the community. Bottom line, we must all be inspired to give back and serve. Steve Laforge (steve@woodmontcc.org) always has new ideas and opportunities for service as well so do not hesitate to reach out to him and let him know you are willing and able. Thank you to everybody helping with VBS this week!
Father's Day Sunday, June 20
Child Dedication
Tucker Wallace Mansfield, son of Brett and Alissa Mansfield
Child Dedication
Leighton Sara Hill, daughter of Ashley and Kendall Hill
Child Dedication
Hunter Hill McMahan, son of David and Corrie McMahan
Enneagram expert Hunter Mobley joins Clay for the final installment of our leadership series tomorrow, Wednesday, June 23
June 23: "Understanding Ourselves"
Clay Stauffer & Hunter Mobley
Enneagram, Character, & spiritual development of leaders
Carpenter Chapel

Livestream will also be available.
Intro to Woodmont Luncheon this Sunday, June 27 at noon in the Boardroom
 
Introduction to Woodmont is a great opportunity to learn more about the purpose & mission of our Church. During “Intro,” Clay Stauffer, our senior minister, answers all your questions, gives a tour of our church campus, and walks us through what God is calling this church to be and do, in order to help you make an informed decision about joining us in fulling our mission here at Woodmont. It’s a great opportunity to discover more about our church and if God is calling you to make this your church home! Lunch is served and you are warmly invited!
 
Childcare is available! RSVP to annemarie@woodmontcc.org
Celebration BBQ for Lauren this Sunday, June 27
We are celebrating Lauren's ministry this Sunday, June 27, at 5 PM at Campbell West with Martin’s BBQ. All young professionals and couples are invited to join us!

Lauren is a new mom and she recently made the decision to step down from her role on staff so she can focus on being a mom and a church member. 

Please RSVP to Amber Moss (amber@woodmontcc.org) if you can make it.  
9:30 AM & 10:45 AM services only next Sunday, July 4

Due to the holiday, we will not have our 9:15 AM informal sanctuary service next Sunday, July 4.
Woodmont Youth "Light Up Music City" missions day camp
Clay Stauffer
  • "Faithful Presence" by Bill Haslam
  • "Morality" by Jonathan Sacks
  • "Emotionally Healthy Discipleship" by Peter Scazzero
  • "The Vanishing American Adult" by Ben Sasse
  • "Post Corona" by Scott Galloway

Farrell Mason
  • "Keep Moving, Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change" by Maggie Smith
  • "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell
  • "The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse" by Charles Mackesy
  • "When the Heart Waits" by Sue Monk Kidd
  • "The Girl with the Louding Voice" by Abi Dare

Roy Stauffer
  • "The Bible With and Without Jesus" by A.J. Levine
  • "A Burning in My Bones: the Authorized Biography of Eugene Petersen" by Winn Collier
  • "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett
  • "World Without End" by Ken Follett
  • "Fall of Giants" by Ken Follett
  • "Man’s Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl
  • "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" by Yuval Noah Harari

Andra Moran
  • "Broken Open: How Difficult Times Help Us Grow" by Elizabeth Lesser
  • "Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover
  • "Always a Guest" by Barbara Brown Taylor (Andra's favorite on this list!)
  • "You Are An Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation" by Sarah Urist Green

Donovan McAbee
  • "The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth" by Beth Allison Barr
  • "Jesus and John Wayne" by Kristin Kobes Du Mez
  • "I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood" by Tiana Clark
  • "The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded" by Molly McCully Brown

Anne-Marie Farmer
  • "March" Books 1-3 by John Lewis
  • "Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asia" by Mark Noll and Carolyn Nystrom
  • "The War That Saved My Life" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Summer Gospel Sing-Along & Potluck Supper Wednesdays at 5:15 PM in Room 105

Wednesday Night Gospel Sing-Alongs are continuing in their original location, Room 105. The singing begins at 5:15 PM in Room 105 and the potluck at 6:00 PM in Drowota Hall.

Wondering what to bring to the potluck? People typically bring salads, appetizers, fruit jello, vegetables, casseroles, fried chicken, beef, rolls, sandwiches, and desserts. When you arrive, drop off your contribution in Drowota Hall.
Latest sermon "Leading & Living with Purpose"
Prayers for our church family

CONGRATULATIONS TO:
  • Greg & Lauren Smith on the birth of their daughter, Gwendolyn Paige Smith, on June 17


IN THE HOSPITAL:
  • Rosie Bruce - Summit Hospital, blood infection


CONTINUING CONCERNS:


FAMILY/FRIENDS OF MEMBERS:
  • Donovan McAbee's father, Donnie McAbee - more surgery to repair aortic abdominal aneurysm, Monday June 7, 2021
  • Dorothy Stewart's brother, Jerry Greer, new diagnosis of cancer
  • Caleb Graves' father, Wayne Graves – St. Luke’s Hospital Kansas City ICU 
  • Pam Groom's brother, Brad Jones - Nolensville, TN - stomach cancer 
  • Rita Baldwin's daughter, Debbie McPherson in Houston, TX - cancer
  • Pam Groom's father, Gary Jones - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Louisville, KY
  • Amy Hobart's father, Robert C. Cloud in TX - AML (bone marrow disease)
  • Susan Hammonds-White's sister, Lindsay Hammonds, Stage 3 ovarian cancer, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 
Our elders invite you to join them in prayer

  1. For our newly elected leaders
  2. For Vacation Bible School, our young people and staff
  3. Thanking God for His presence in the world and allowing us to see Him when we stop and look around
Giving

May 30: $30,455
June 6: $80,748
June 13: $26,341
June 20: $50,088
Woodmont Christian Church
3601 Hillsboro Pike | Nashville, TN | 37215 | www.woodmontchristian.org 
Growing disciples of Christ by seeking God, sharing love, and serving others.