News & Announcements

as of November 21 2021

First Sunday of Advent

In-Person Worship

Please join us on November 28 at 8:30am or 10:45am.

Sunday School for all ages will be at 9:45am.

Online Worship

Both services will be live streamed on our website
and archived on our YouTube channel.


Holy God of new beginnings,

As we give our offerings and ministries to You, we are filled with hope.

We enter the season of Advent with expectation; we have left behind us a time of fear, isolation, and uncertainty; and we raise our heads because we know our redemption is coming near.

May our gifts be dedicated to help heal the brokenness of our world and to welcome our Messiah into the world once again.

In Christ, we pray. Amen.

 from Luke 21:25-36


Church-Wide Advent Study

After another challenging year, we invite you to participate in a church-wide Advent study. We are studying Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas by Adam Hamilton. You can pick up your free copy at the church or contact Pastor Jimmy. Study groups have formed, so join one of the below or start your own! Email leaders for more information.

  • Adult Sunday School at 9:45, starting November 28, in-person in the Fellowship Hall, led by David Belden and Mary Beth Hagan
  • Youth SoLeS: Sundays at 2pm, starting November 28, in-person in the Fellowship Hall and by Zoom, led by Ms Tonia
  • Sundays at 4pm, starting November 28, by Zoom, led by Amy & Mike Owsley
  • Sundays at 4pm, starting November 28, by Zoom, led by Patsy Elliott
  • Wednesdays at 6:30pm, starting December 1, in-person, hosted by Charlotte & Len Iseldyke, led by Pastor Jimmy
  • Fridays at 5:30pm, stating December 3, in-person serving dinner with Last Call 4 Grace to people experiencing homelessness in the Murfreesboro area, ending with discussion hosted and led by Mary Beth Hagan

Christmas Poinsettias

If you would like to donate towards decorating the church with poinsettias in honor or memory of someone, any generous amount would be greatly appreciated, and you may take home a poinsettia after worship services on January 2. Please use the envelopes in the foyer or by the back door and turn them in by today, November 28, or contact the front office. Dedications will be listed in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

Sunday School Changes

Starting December 5, we will divide children’s Sunday School into classes by age. They will meet in the Sanctuary at 9:45 for praise and go with their teachers to classrooms in the Sunday School wing. There will still be a combined-grades Zoom option. Youth will also meet in the Sunday School wing with a Zoom option. Adults will continue to meet in a combined class downstairs. 

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

We are in the middle of a historically Low blood supply. Give blood and help save lives. On Thursday, December 9, 1:15-7:15pm in the Fellowship Hall, we will host a Red Cross Blood Drive. Please make an appointment at www.RedCrossBlood.org using the sponsor code “Nolensville.” Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting www.RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

UMW and GraceWorks

The items we are collecting in November are dish soap and Fuel Bag items. Please leave them in the GraceWorks box in the breezeway or in the basket in the foyer.

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Lectionary Scripture Readings for November 28

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