Tailgate Sunday is Oct. 4!

Join us for our first official "Tailgate Sunday"! Wear your favorite team gear to church as the Titans prepare to face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers at home.
Sanctuary Service reservations no longer required

Beginning this Sunday, Sept. 27, reservations are no longer required for our 10:30 AM sanctuary service.

Social distancing, temperature checks, and masks are still required.

As we continue our reopening process and expand our capacity for indoor worship, stay tuned to your inbox for the latest information!
The Gathering this Sunday, Sept. 27, 6:00 PM

A new worship service for youth, children, & their families meets at 6 PM on the fourth Sunday of every month!

The Gathering is a 30-minute worship experience with music, interactive art, devotionals, skits, and much more.

Led by our ministers, children, and youth, this socially-distanced service is held in our front parking lot.

See you there!
Intro to Woodmont Reception Thursday, Oct. 1, 5:30 PM
Campbell West
Have you been considering becoming a member of Woodmont Christian Church? Would you like a chance to ask questions and learn more about our church community?

Join us Thursday, Oct. 1, from 5:30-6:30 pm. We’ll have a socially distanced, outdoor gathering on the backyard deck of the Campbell West house, 2103 Valley Brook Road (just behind the church building).

Meet our ministers, enjoy some appetizers, and learn about our ministries and mission. You’ll also have an opportunity to become an official church member, if you’d like to do so.

Register here by noon on Monday, Sept. 28. We hope to see you there!
Civil rights icon and nonviolence educator Bernard Lafayette tomorrow night
by Clay Stauffer
Woodmont Family,

Tomorrow, Wednesday night, September 23rd, at 6:30 PM, we have a unique opportunity to hear from Civil Rights icon Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. This will be the final presentation this fall in our racial reconciliation series. 

Dr. Bernard LaFayette is an ordained minister, a longtime civil rights activist, organizer, and an authority on nonviolent social change. He co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960, and he was a core leader of the civil rights movement in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1960 and in Selma, Alabama, in 1965.

Dr. Lafayette directed the Alabama Voter Registration Project in 1962, and was appointed by Martin Luther King, Jr. to be national program administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and national coordinator of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. He earned his B.A. from the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, and his Ed.M. and Ed.D from Harvard University. 

Dr. Lafayette will offer first-hand accounts of what it was like to March with Dr. King, John Lewis, and many others in Selma, Memphis, Montgomery, and many other places to advocate for civil rights. 

We are honored to have Dr. Lafayette as our special guest this week. Join us for this special event! The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/96103564378.
Bernard Lafayette was with MLK in Memphis just hours before he was killed.
New class on 1 & 2 Peter led by Dr. Rubel Shelly begins next Wednesday, Sept. 30
Beginning Sept. 30, Dr. Rubel Shelly will lead a new class, "Lessons from Peter."

Author of over 30 books, Shelly is a professor at Lipscomb University and the former president of Rochester College. His work has been largely influential in calling unity to the body of Christ and is widely cited by ministers & scholars across the country. 

Dr. Rubel's class will run four weeks on Zoom:

  1. Sept. 30: "When I Disappoint Jesus: A Life Lesson from Peter"
  2. Oct. 7: "Suffering in Exile: A Persecution Narrative (1 Peter)"
  3. Oct. 14: "Grace, Mercy, and Love: An Encouragement Narrative (1 Peter)"
  4. Oct. 21: "The Apostle's Final Words: Stay with The Message! (2 Peter)
"Five Thoughts on Marriage & Relationships" workshop series for couples

This is a church-wide event. Couples of all ages and stages of their relationship are encouraged to join our panel of relationship counselor experts for this 3-week series focused on enriching your relationship. Each week a different expert will share their top five thoughts on marriage and relationships. 

Each session will be from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Zoom and the link will be sent out via email.

Registration is free and includes all 3 weeks of programming, regardless of how many sessions you can attend.

The DEADLINE to register is Friday, October 9.

Schedule:
Wednesday, October 14 - Janet Hicks, Ph. D., L.P.C, C.S.C - Program Director for Belmont University Mental Health Counseling Masters Program
Wednesday, October 21 - Adam Horn, LMFT
Wednesday, October 28 - Jim Schleicher, M. Div., and WCC member

Some of the areas covered will include:
  • Personality Differences
  • Communication Differences 
  • Differences in Conflict Responses
  • Defining Love Differently
  • The Key to Happiness
Youth community groups
Sunday, Sept. 20, Campbell West
Welcome new members!
Rachel & Bob Freeman with Will, Katie, & Grace
"Triumph Over Tragedy" with Laura Hutfless Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7:30 PM on Zoom

Zoom link to attend:
Our YP & Couples group invites the entire congregation to join them for "Triumph Over Tragedy" Tuesday, Oct. 6 with Laura Hutfless at 7:30 PM on Zoom.

Laura Hutfless is a Co-Founder of FlyteVu, a Nashville-based full-service entertainment marketing agency. Laura has been named a Power Player by Billboard Magazine and her impressive client list includes Bumble, Converse, and Spotify. She has created campaigns with Serena Williams, Rita Ora, Kacey Musgraves, Tiffany Haddish, and Common to name a few. 

But, a project you might not see hit mainstream pop culture is Laura’s effort to help survivors of mass shootings to find hope and healing. When her boyfriend, a survivor of the Columbine shootings, succumbed to substance abuse as a result of trauma, Laura teamed up with The Onsite Foundation to create a first-of-its-kind trauma-informed therapeutic program called “Triumph Over Tragedy” for survivors of mass shootings.

On Tuesday, October 6th, Laura will speak with us about how she witnessed God through her journey of grief, understanding, forgiveness and healing. Join us on Zoom to hear her powerful story of hope!
Wednesday, Sept. 23
Racial Reconciliation Series concludes with Dr. Bernard Lafaye tomorrow 6:30 PM

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DivorceCare group continues tomorrow with "Anger" 6:30 PM

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Deeper Bible Study continues tomorrow 6:00 PM

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"Common Ground" sermon series continues this Sunday, Sept. 27, with "Marriage, Adultery, & Divorce", Roy Stauffer, Matthew 5:27-32

YouTube Service 7:00 AM
Drive-in Service at 9:00 AM
Sanctuary Service at 10:30 AM*
Watch 10:30 AM Sanctuary Service live
Use the link below to watch our 10:30 AM service on any device, anywhere.

Livestream link: https://youtu.be/ZYKJU2RcprY
Connect during social distancing by forming a "5 at 5" group this fall

Our Connections Director, Anne-Marie Farmer, and Clay are proposing a new small group concept for this fall called “5 at 5.” They are encouraging Woodmont members to gather on porches and patios outside in small groups of about 5 people at 5 PM.
 
If you would like to be part of a "5 at 5" group but don’t know many people at church and would like help connecting with one, reach out to Anne-Marie at annemarie@woodmontcc.org and she can help!
Latest sermon "Why Are You Angry?"
Prayers for our church family

CONGRATULATIONS TO:
  • Bette Parolini and Tee Stumb who were married September 18 at Woodmont.

NEW CONCERNS:
  • Martha Duff - surgery re-scheduled for October 16

IN THE HOSPITAL:
  • Betty Brent - Centennial 

CONTINUING CONCERNS:
  • Tanya Cromwell - cancer
  • Ellen Dillon - at home with Emmie and Jim Thomas with guidance from Alive Hospice.
  • Laura Hobson 
  • Lyle Lankford
  • Billy Pirtle 
  • Angela Powers - NHC at the Trace 
  • Tallu Quinn - https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/talluquinn
  • John Ramsey - at home
  • Virginia Rippee - at home
  • Wilbur Sensing - at home

FAMILY/FRIENDS OF MEMBERS - CONCERNS:
  • Peggy Burrahm's brother, Eugene Burrahm -multiple myeloma
  • Kimmy Bennett's mother-in-law, Arline Bennett - Malta, Ohio
  • LuAnn Brent's brother-in-law, Earl Milroy in Pine Bluff, AR 
  • Mark Clymer's mother, Marilyn Randall, (broken arm and fractured hip) in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Bill Heyne's mother, Edie Holmstrom (90 yrs) in Ohio - chemo
  • Katherine and Finley Kivett (kidney donation to child)
Our elders invite you to join them in prayer

  1. Pray for unity within our nation as we seek to learn how to respect one another and seek to understand one another.
  2. Pray for each of God's children that each of them has someone to love them, to protect them, and share the good news of Jesus Christ.
  3. Pray for our members who are facing health issues for themselves and their loved ones and those who have lost someone they love.
Giving

August 30: $91,053
September 6: $81,468
September 13: $27,445
September 20: $81,422
Woodmont Christian Church
3601 Hillsboro Pike | Nashville, TN | 37215 | www.woodmontchristian.org 
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