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September 13 - December 13, 2017

Fall Bible Study

Join us as we explore this outstanding book that articulates how the heartbreaks, disappointments, and first loves of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store for us. Whether you are in the first half, second half, or somewhere in between, this book, combined with relevant scripture passages, will help you understand how falling, how failing, can be the foundation for ongoing spiritual growth. This book is recognized around the world as one of the best spiritual guides for those of us on the path of faith. Pastor Chris will lead the study and all are welcome to attend. Sign up on the blue Connection Card.  We look forward to seeing you September 13 in Barr Conference Room, 211.

November 3-5

Women's Retreat

Please join us for the Women’s Retreat at NaCoMe November 3-5. Our speaker will be Rev. Lindsey Groves, The UKirk ministry pastor for Vanderbilt and Belmont. Look for more details in the October newsletter and on the church website. If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Lampley at or 615-484-7726

Sisters in Spirit Prayer and Study Group

WHO: Women of any age  

WHAT: Lifting each other, our faith community, and our world up in prayer and informal book discussions beginning with Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott. 

WHEN: Beginning Friday, October 6 and following Fridays at 10:30 am  

WHERE: FPC Parlor  

Carillon Adult Handbell and Chancel/Chapel Choirs

Both groups have resumed their regular weekly rehearsal schedule. Handbell rehearsal begins each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m., followed by Chancel Choir at 6:30 p.m., in room 215A and B.

Children’s Sunday School Music

Join us for our weekly gathering this Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in Room 215-B

Aid to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Non-perishable food items will be collected across Williamson County and sent to Texas in early November. Why early November? When weeks have passed, it doesn't mean the need is any less. Middle Tennessee learned that in 2010, and that experience is why committing to be there for the long haul is so important. If you would like to join the efforts, there are multiple ways to do so. Desired donations and drop off sites can be found @

Hurricane Relief

FPC will continue collecting monetary donations to send to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. You can earmark your donation for Harvey or for Irma/Marie (aka Atlantic Regional Hurricanes), or simply to PDA in general. Indicate your intention on subject line and either mail to church or put in the offering plate.


Basic Essentials

The Basic Essentials Cart in Wilson Hall will return Sept. 3. Please keep all gathered and purchased donations at home until Labor Day weekend. We are collecting:

1. The basic essentials: Pantry Items, Toiletries and Cleaning Supplies. These items are distributed between our Mission Partners: GraceWorks, My Friends House, and Bridges Domestic Violent Center.

2. September 9th 2NDSAT Project J.O.Y. Donations:

 • Wide Rule and College Rule Looseleaf Paper in bulk, that will be given directly to the teachers to help them midyear.

 • Crosswords, Seek A Words- Sudoku etc. puzzle magazines, each child will also get one of these in their bag.

  • Books! Buy the book that meant a lot to you in junior high or high school; a classic novel, an important biography or a historical event told well… pick it up for Project J.O.Y. there will be one book for each of the 300 Learning Bags, for the upcoming September 2NDSAT.... but too many books is never a problem!

3. Room In The Inn Collection for our guests during the upcoming November - March Season; we take only:

 • sturdy winter coats

 • sturdy shoes

 • sturdy pants

 • hats, gloves. (We do not collect any other clothing items)