This Sunday, June 28, "drive-in church" continues with 9:15 AM service and leadership installation

Due to the heat, we have moved to one earlier drive-in service at 9:15 AM. Our online service will continue to be available at 7:00 AM.

Sermon: “Why We Need Leaders”
by Clay Stauffer
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 & James 5:13-18
Sermon series "JAMES: Resetting Faith in Anxious Times "
Covid-19 Update - Indoor Services Begin July 12th
by Clay Stauffer
Our church has now unanimously approved the nominating slate and 2020-2021 operating budget. Thank you to everybody who submitted their vote online. We will install our new leaders this coming Sunday, June 28 th , at the 9:15 drive-in service. I am grateful to those who are rolling out of leadership positions. Thank you for serving the church faithfully during a very challenging and unprecedented season.
I want to specifically thank two very special people for their strong leadership this past year, Billy Crawford and John Stauffer. Billy has been on the Woodmont board for six years now – first Treasurer, then Chair Elect, and then Chair. He has given bold leadership throughout the visioning process, capital campaign, construction project, and now during a health pandemic. I cannot say enough good things about Billy, his commitment, character, and everything he has done for the church. John Stauffer, my brother, has served as the Chair of our Elders for the past year. He too has given spiritual leadership to this church during this time. I admire his character, intuition, balance, fortitude, and like Billy, I can’t say enough good things about the job he has done. Both of these individuals have given their heart and soul to Woodmont, and I can’t thank them enough. Please join me in thanking them next time you see them. Starting July 1st, LA Galyon will become our next board chair and Anne Arney will be our next Elder Chair. Stephanie Bowman will serve another year as Chair of the Deacons.

Nashville has now entered  Phase 3  of its reopening plan. Therefore, the Woodmont Board has decided that we will begin offering indoor services on  Sunday, July 12 th . For the next two weeks (June 28 & July 5), we will continue our drive-in and online services. Based on leadership feedback, we have aired on the cautious side of moving back inside. 

Beginning, July 12 th , here is the new worship schedule.
9:00 a.m. – Drive In Worship
10:15 – Sanctuary & Drowota Hall Worship
*the 10:15 sanctuary service will also be live-steamed on YouTube and then put on our website

Rich Sanderson, who chairs our worship committee, is working with a small group of leaders to hammer out the details to make safety, cleanliness, and communication a top priority. Here is what we already know.

  • The indoor services will be at 10:15 a.m.; drive-in moved back to 9:00 a.m.
  • We will take RSVP’s beginning Wednesday on our website during the week for 100 people in the sanctuary and 100 people in Drowota Hall
  • Social distancing will be expected between family units
  • Initially, no nursery or Children’s Sunday School will be offered until a later date; we are still working that out
  • We encourage parents with smaller children (10 and under) to keep attending the drive-in services or to take turns coming to the indoor services; parents will need to make that call
  • There will be a deep cleaning of both the Sanctuary and Drowota Hall before and after the services
  • There will only be instrumental music initially
  • Facial coverings will be required for those attending the indoor services
  • No passing communion trays; individual element packets available at a later date
  • Offering baskets will be placed by the doors and we continue to encourage online giving

We will live into this together, as safely as possible, and do our very best to keep our members healthy. We encourage Woodmont members to choose the worship option that is best for you and your family. Please watch the newsletter and the website for additional details leading up to July 12 th .
Pressure & Confidential
by Laurie Hester
Pressure: A burdensome, distressing, or weighty condition
Are you feeling pressure right now? Is it affecting your health, your attitude, or your relationships with your family and friends? Would you like to have someone to talk to, just to help you get through the next month or two. Our Stephen Ministers can help and are available.  

That's what Stephen Ministry is. Everything a person tells his or her Stephen Minister is kept in strict confidence. People are often afraid that if they tell someone what is troubling them, word will get around and others will look down on them. But a Stephen Minister keeps everything a care receiver shares confidential, and through the sharing God works miracles of healing and peace. 

Contact Woodmont member Sara Kate Hooper at to get more information. 

Supporting the church - "Perfect love casts out fear" - 1 John 4:18
Because of COVID-19, we have been unable to run our traditional stewardship campaign this spring.  As we look ahead to a new church year beginning July 1, we are encouraging everyone who can to continue supporting Woodmont at the same giving level if possible.  

Thank you!
Thank you to our leaders
Billy Crawford

Tom Dovan

Bill Meador
Jane Clay Meadors
Jay Ramsey

Mark Christofersen
Meredith Hollomon
Randy Luther
David Reynolds
Liz Smith
John Stauffer, chair

Lockwood Barr
Ceci Billington
Tom Bond
Todd Bowman
Jeff Cobble
Jody Cummings
Jennifer Drinnon
Gavin Duke
Jill Fuller
Jacob Garner
Darryl Glascock
April Gung
Sabrina Kronk
Renee Lewis
Rusty Lewis
Maryanne McWhirter
Terrell McWhirter
Margaret Organ
Daniel Patten
Emily Patten
Clark Rollins
Rich Sanderson
Emilie Stauffer
John Steele
Paul Steele
LeAnn Stokes
Lowell Stokes
Walter White
Lanie Whittington
Soulful 7 Conversations
by Farrell Mason
Last year, I created Soulful 7 Conversations as a way to speak goodness, hope and more of God into our too secular culture. It is a series of conversations with people that are spiritual seekers and endeavoring to live soulful lives. Some of the questions I pose are Who is God to you, and how do you experience God? What is prayer and do you believe it works? Are their spiritual practices that afford you a deeper experience of God and the sacred reality available to us? How does one make sense and respond to the suffering, injustice, materialism, and growing secularity of our world?

In this moment in time with Corona and the racial divisiveness in our country, not too mention the daily challenges that come with simply being human, I believe these conversations are more important than ever. I commend to your viewing or listening, either found on my Youtube channel or iTunes, my conversations this year with members of our church family. I promise you will come away with nuggets of wisdom and words of hope from Clay, Anne Stauffer, Gene Regen and most recently, my own dad! I also encourage you to reach out to me with suggestions of spiritual seekers that you would like to me to invite on Soulful 7 Conversations over the coming year!
Summer/Quarantine Reading List
Recommendations from Woodmont's staff - what we're reading while practicing social distancing.
Sunday worship
Prayers for our church family

Elizabeth and Justin Mooneyhan on the birth of their son, Michael Webster Mooneyhan, on Friday, June 12. Big sisters are Lillian and Francis.

Karen Conrad on the birth of her twin great nieces, Lara and Laudie in Philadelphia. The twins will remain in NICU until they are big enough to go home. Both are healthy and doing well. 

Bruce Thompson and family on the death of his sister, Marcia Polischuck, in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Pat Bell
Ben Curtis 
Cathy Anne Graham 
Steve Stroup  
Gary Thompson
Virginia Waddey 

Kimmy Bennett's mother-in-law, Arline Bennett - Malta, Ohio
Kasey Clymer's father - Kidney surgery at Vanderbilt on June 16
Edith Johnston's son, Eddie Johnston (corona virus)
Prayers from our elders

  1. Healing for our divided world
  2. Our health care workers, for their continued strength and wisdom during the pandemic 
  3. The children and youth of Woodmont and the larger community who are struggling to understand this confusing time and place in history and planning to make a difference 
May 31: $18,500
June 7: $62,398
June 14: $69,199
June 21: $46,223
Need inspiration?

Check out our COVID-19 resource page - New content continues to be posted every week!
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3601 Hillsboro Pike | Nashville, TN | 37215 | 
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