Join us for our first Woodmont Social at Arrington Vineyards!


On Saturday, Oct.15, we are having our first Woodmont Social event at noon at Arrington Vineyards and you're invited!


This is a churchwide fall event that is open to all ages!  Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy some food, lawn games, fellowship, and a beautiful setting on a Nashville fall day!  A carpool option from Woodmont will be available.  

 

The event is hosted by our Young Professionals group as a way to bring everyone together.  Click the button below to RSVP!

RSVP for Woodmont Social

Mother-Son Olympics this Sunday, Sept. 25, "rain or shine"


Join us for our annual Mother-Son Olympics! This fun event is for mothers and sons of all ages to participate in classic field day games such as hula hoop ring toss, an obstacle course, bounce houses, water balloon toss, and tug o’ war! We’ll even have an area for young children to participate.

 

Come prepared to get messy and spend some quality time with your boys!


In the event of rain, the Mother-Son Olympics will be held in the gym.

Register for Mother-Son Olympics

Church picture days continue this Sunday, Sept. 25


Our 2023 picture directory is off to a great start and we have two picture days remaining, this Sunday and next.  Our photographer will be set up in the Gathering Hall from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and all Woodmont individuals and families are invited! Make time before or after church to get your family photo taken and learn about Realm, our online church directory app. 


Next Sunday, Oct. 2, we will move to the chapel lobby.


This Sunday, Sept. 25: "Pride, Humility, & Self-Righteousness" 


 Clay Stauffer 

"Parables in Luke" series

Luke 18:9-14


9:30 AM – Informal service in the sanctuary with livestream

9:40 AM – The Bridge service in the chapel

11:00 AM – Traditional service in the sanctuary


Our next Sunday morning breakfast will be Sunday, Oct. 9

"Faith & Civility" series continues tomorrow, Sept. 21, at 6:15 PM in the chapel


Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • David French – “A Better Way: The Micah Solution for Christians Engaged in Politics”


Wednesday, Sept. 28

  • A dialogue with Governor Bill Lee

Vanderbilt Professor Samar Ali and Nashville Mayor John Cooper

The Bridge "Golden Birthday"

Sunday, Sept. 18

Digital Wisdom

by Chris Cox

The science fiction writer Douglas Adams once wrote that anything that exists in the world when we are born is part of the normal way the world works, anything invented when we are between the ages of 15 and 35 is revolutionary and exciting, and any technology that comes along after we are 35 is against the natural order of things.

 

The age breakdown may vary depending on the person, but it is fascinating to witness how people have responded to technological advancements with grave concern throughout history. After the printing press was invented, Swiss scientist Conrad Gessner wrote about how the world was inundated with information in a way that was “confusing and harmful” (ironically, he published this information in a book). You can find similar bouts of panic surrounding the advent of newspapers, radio, television, and the internet; technologies that are now considered part of how the world works.

 

Social media is one of the latest entries in this storied history of society side-eyeing technological advancements. Like all technology, sites like TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are a mixed bag. There is much rightful concern over the effects of these sites on civil discourse and young people.

 

Yet lost in its vilification is the fact that social media can potentially be a positive. During Covid, we witnessed how social media was a lifeline for our students when they couldn’t see their friends. It can be a place where people who feel like outcasts are able to find community and feel less lonely.

 

Social media—like books, television, and the internet before it—is a tool; it’s neutral. The good or bad therein is dependent on how one relates to it. In Matthew 6:22-23, Jesus teaches about how the eye is the lamp of the body. If we look at and behold goodness, we bring goodness into us. If we inundate ourselves with images and whatever else that is unhealthy for our soul, then it will harm us.

 

Since social media is here, is so vital for many, and does not seem to be going anywhere, it is vital for followers of Christ to develop wisdom about how we engage with and use this powerful tool.

 

That is one of the reasons why Woodmont Youth is bringing in Jay Tift (LPC-MHSP) from Brentwood Counseling to speak this Sunday evening and why we are inviting parents to join us. After dinner at 5, we will meet in Carpenter Chapel for our Youth Gathering which will include this talk on Digital Wisdom. Then when our students go to Community Groups, Jay Tift will have a special session with parents that will include a time for questions and answers.

 

We hope that you will join us and feel free to invite anyone for whom this discussion may be useful. If you plan to attend, please sign up at bit.ly/wydinnerrsvp before Thursday. And if you are on social media, feel free to follow us on Instagram @woodmontccyouth. Grace and peace to you all.

Racial Bridges Ministry movie screening Wednesday, Oct. 5


On Wednesday, Oct. 5, our Racial Bridges Ministry will host a screening of NPT's The Fight To Vote followed by a discussion of voting access and trends, featuring a panel of community leaders. The event will be at 6:15 PM in the chapel with dinner served at 5:15 PM in the gym.

The Bridge Fall Picnic Saturday, Oct. 8


The Bridge is hosting its first annual Fall BBQ picnic for all ages! 

BBQ will be provided, and if you are able, bring your favorite picnic dish or dessert to share! Or if you feel more comfortable bringing your own picnic, that’s ok too! 

Christian Women's Fellowship

by Elisa Clark, CWF President

CWF kicked off a new year on Sept. 6 and had a great turnout. Clay Stauffer delivered a great program called “Societal Challenges the Church Can Meet”. We meet each month September through May in Carpenter Chapel on the first Tuesday of the month followed by lunch in Drowota Hall. Our small groups, better known as "circles," meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 AM followed by lunch, with the exception of Circle 5 meeting on the first Monday night of the month at 6:00 PM followed by dinner.


I am happy to announce that we have 169 members as we start this year. Membership is open to all women who are members of Woodmont Christian Church and other women who accept the purpose of CWF.  We have a total of five circles this year. We have great informative programs planned this year that will help enlighten you and anyone who is interested in the program is welcome to attend.


CWF’s stated purpose is "…provide opportunities for spiritual growth, enrichment, education, and creative ministries which will enable members to develop a sense of personal responsibility to the whole mission of the church of Jesus Christ.” In addition, supporting and nurturing relationships are formed while we enjoy each other’s company, serve others…. and have fun in the process.


Our next CWF meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 4, as Park Owen talks about the return of Walk Thru Bethlehem and enlists our help. Please mark your calendar and join us in the chapel at 11:00 AM for the meeting, followed by lunch. For those already a member of a circle, information about the meeting date, time, and location will be shared by your circle leader.


If you are currently not a member of a circle, but would like to be, please reach out to me at 615-496-5448 or 4blackbelts@att.net

Circle 3‘s first meeting was at the Centennial Club. The group's September projects will provide a Morgan Scott auction basket and fill Woodmont’s Faith Freezer which is used to provide meals for illnesses, recent surgeries, and bereavement assistance. The group welcomed yet another new member, Dara Howe’s daughter-in-law, Hapny Vaughn, front row, second from the right.

Meal calendar for Lucy Simmons

Lucy Simmons, daughter of Jenny Simmons Tealy, is being treated for a rare medical condition called Juvenile Dermatomyositis. Her treatment includes a daylong visit to the hospital on the third Tuesday of every month. Please join the church in blessing this family! Providing a delicious, nutritious meal will be a great practical help on these hard days each month.


Please deliver meals to Woodmont's office, the large house on the corner of Hillsboro Pike and Woodmont Blvd. Jenny and Lucy will pick up meals from there as they drive from Vanderbilt Children's Hospital to their home in Franklin.

Sign up for meal calendar

Love and support surrounding Jenny Simmons at the end of her ordination committee meeting on Sunday, Sept. 18

DivorceCare continues tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6:00 PM in The Bay Room


Divorce, separation and relationship crisis bring about a complex set of emotions such as depression, anxiety, fear, anger, grief, loneliness and more. Our doors are open to lead you through a 13-week healing process offering education, recovery and peer support. You will experience understanding and encouragement through professional videos and honest discussion.

New grilling ministry meeting this Friday, Sept. 23


Save the date & join the leaders of our new grilling ministry this Friday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 7 PM at Campbell West, the former parsonage house behind the church.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss vision, next steps, grilling classes, decide a name for the group, fellowship, and eat BBQ!  Pulled pork sandwiches will be served.  Bring a chair, your favorite sides and beverage to share.  RSVP to sabrina.kronk@gmail.com

Fall-Hamilton volunteers needed this Saturday, Sept. 24


We're looking for a few more volunteers to help in our Fall-Hamilton Flea Market Parking Lot fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 24. No experience needed - just standing and directing cars to open parking spaces. It's a great way to meet fellow Woodmont members in a beautiful outdoor setting, and raise funds for this inner city school. Two shifts are available: 8:45 AM to 11:45 AM or from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084ca5a62d6-fall2 or contact Sarah Drury or Denise Sesler for details. 

GEMS Sept. 27 meeting

Interested in some timely discussion about current events? GEMS will hear from Bob Clement on “How Politics Has Changed” from his book, Presidents, Kings and Convicts: My Journey from the Tennessee Governor’s Residence to the Halls of Congress. Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at noon in Room 105 for lively discussion and lunch. Call the church office for reservations by Sept. 22.

Next Intro to Woodmont is Sunday, Oct. 9


If you're new to Woodmont, we want to see you at our Oct. 9 "Intro to Woodmont" luncheon at noon in the boardroom! This is a chance to meet with Clay and some of our leaders to learn more about Woodmont 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 tammy@woodmontcc.org

Making a difference

The Super Somebodies make a difference! Thanks to Polly and George Keith, Nan George, Joel Pepper, and Beth Sowell the the west entrance is looking much better! You can make a difference too! Contact Beth Sowell bethsowell@comcast.net today!

Youth news

Watch sermon "No More Excuses!"

Watch video

Church calendar

 

Sunday, Sept. 25

Church Picture Day, Gathering Hall

9:30 AM Peace, Grace, & Truth Class, Room 200

9:30 AM 21st Century Class, Boardroom

9:30 AM Disciples Class, Room 105

10:45 AM Reflections Class, Room 200

10:45 AM Connections Class, Room 100

11:00 AM The Bridge Birthday Celebration, Chapel Atrium

11:00 AM Pathways Class, Boardroom

11:00 AM Points of View Class, Room 105

2:00 PM Pickleball, Drowota Hall

4:45 PM Jubilation Rehearsal, Choir Room

5:00 PM Youth Group, Carpenter Chapel

5:00 PM Leadership Woodmont, Campbell West

 

Monday, Sept. 26

3:00 PM "Geezers", Boardroom


Tuesday, Sept. 27

9:30 AM Women's Prayer Group, Boardroom

12:00 PM GEMS, Room 105

6:30 PM Alateen (ages 12-19), South Hall

6:30 PM Parents Al-Anon Group, Room 105

8:00 PM AA Meeting, South Hall

 

Wednesday, Sept. 28

6:00 AM Men's Small Group, Room 107

7:00 AM Younger Men's Bible Study, Boardroom

8:00 AM "Original" Men's Bible Study, Room 105

5:15 PM Wednesday Fellowship Dinner, Drowota Hall

5:30 PM Grace Notes Rehearsal, Christ Quest

6:00 PM DivorceCare, The Bay Room

6:00 PM "Faith & Civility in the Public Square," Carpenter Chapel

6:30 PM Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

 

Thursday, Sept. 29

10:00 AM Sit & Stitch, Gathering Hall

1:00 PM Mahjong Group, Gathering Hall

4:30 PM Walk Thru Bethlehem Committee, Room 107

5:30 PM Handbells Rehearsal, Choir Room

6:30 PM Andra Moran Virtual Vespers, Zoom

6:30 PM Nar-Anon, Room 105

8:00 PM AA Meeting, South Hall


Friday, Sept. 30

3:00 PM Pickleball, Drowota Hall


Saturday, Oct. 1

10:00 AM Al-Anon, Drowota Hall

Prayers for our church family


CONGRATULATIONS TO:

  • Tate & Nicole Rich on the birth of their son, David Tate Rich, III, on Sept. 6 


SYMPATHY TO:

  • Pam & R.W. Groom and family on the death of Pam's father, Gary Jones, on Sept. 16. Service details forthcoming.
  • Pam & R.W. Groom and family on the death of Pam's brother, Brad Jones. Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 23, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 11:00 AM, with service to follow at noon on Sept. 24 at Christ Church and burial at 1:00 PM in Christ Church Memorial Gardens.


CONTINUING CONCERNS:

  • Joy Jackson
  • Cass Meeks 
  • Billy Pirtle 
  • Beverly Small
  • Chris Smith  
  • Randy Smith
  • Walter White
  • Will Witherow 


FAMILY/FRIENDS OF MEMBERS :

  • Richard Duncan's sister-in-law, Carol Duncan in FL      
  • Betty Williams' step daughter, Trilby Williams

Elders prayer corner


  1. Pray for the new believers. Pray that their faith is nurtured and grows.
  2. Pray for the experienced believers. Pray that their faith is refreshed and does not grow stale.
  3. Pray for the leaders of our Church. Pray that God will provide them with insight to strengthen the faith of all believers.

Giving

Aug. 28: $34,471

Sept. 4: $88,512

Sept. 11: $31,082

Sept. 18: $66,103

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3601 Hillsboro Pike | Nashville, TN | 37215 | www.woodmontchristian.org 

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