as of July 5, 2020

Virtual Worship is available Sunday, July 5
9am on our Facebook page
11am on our YouTube channel
1pm on our website

God of wisdom and all good gifts:

We bring our offerings and ministries to You, remembering that, like Abraham,
You have blessed us to be a blessing to others.

Remind us this morning that the gift of freedom that comes to Christ is also a gift not to be kept but to be shared.

Even as the world asserts that freedom is a ticket to “go our own way,”
You made us free to be part of Christ’s body in the world, connected and interdependent.

May the way we live and the way we give reflect that kind of freedom.

In Christ’s blessed name, we pray. Amen.

from Galatians 5:1, 13-26

Kids Zoom Meetups

Current and future Light Brights (rising fourth through sixth grade) on Monday, July 6, at 7pm; Preschool through rising third grade on Tuesday, July 7, at 6:30pm. For this meeting, ask your child to think of a time they witnessed someone showing compassion. Have them draw a picture of their example and bring it to share with the group. Some of the artwork and stories might even be shared on children’s message or Compassion Camp videos! Contact Mrs. Christina for zoom information (

July 12 Worship

Starting tomorrow, July 6, please let us know your plans for worship on July 12 so that we can prepare. Visit here, or call or email the front office (615-776-2815 or

Compassion Camp

NFUMC is excited to host a new kind of Vacation Bible School this summer! Although we cannot meet in person for our traditional VBS, we are excited to announce that Compassion Camp will be coming in July. This at-home, intergenerational VBS is extremely flexible, adaptable, and fun for the entire family. The theme is compassion for others, ourselves, and the world. Compassion Camp is geared toward Pre-K-5th graders, but can easily be adapted for youth as well. Register here.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Give blood and help save lives. On Thursday, July 9, 1:15-7:15pm in the Fellowship Hall, we will host a Red Cross Blood Drive. Please make an appointment at Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

Website Updates 

Did you know that we have an up-to-date online directory? And prayer requests are now posted on our website? To access these features, sign in to our website. If you are having trouble signing in, contact the front office at

Youth Compassion Camp Volunteers

Youth who are interested in helping with VBS by video recording Bible Stories should contact Ms. Christina no later than this afternoon, June 28 (

The Upper Room

The Upper Room devotionals for July-August have been delivered. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please email or call and let Chris know which version you would like (615-776-2815 or

UMW and GraceWorks

Our United Methodist Women are serving through giving to GraceWorks Ministries. Each month they are concentrating on a particular need of GraceWorks, and they encourage the entire congregation to help. In July, they are collecting shampoo, and every month they are collecting the following items for the Fuel Bag program: peanut butter crackers, fruit snacks, cereal bars, granola bars, fruit cups, and pudding cups. Please hold on to those items and bring them in when the church opens up again. Thank you!


Lectionary Scripture Readings for July 5