Next Week

Sunday, October 1

8:30 a.m. Worship Service

9:30 a.m. Youth Hospitality Bar

9:45 a.m. Musical Gathering

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Worship Service

5:30 p.m. SNS-Path, Trek and Youth

Sunday Night Summit 

Don’t forget to make your meal payment: Path 34 and Trek 56 are $40 for the year; middle and high school students are $40 per semester or $80 for the year. Make payable to FPC and note on subject line the student’s name and place in offering or mail to Sarah Cochran. Path 34, Trek 56 and Youth will meet tonight.

Youth 7th-12th grade are welcome to join us tonight at 5:30 p.m. for Youth Sunday Night Summit. We will start in the newly decorated youth wing for a time a worship, reflection, and games. Follow our time in the youth wing, we will have dinner together in Wilson Hall. 

Monday, October 2

Meals on Wheels

9:00 a.m. Preschool

4:30 p.m. Bulletin and Enews Deadline

Tuesday, October 3

9:00 a.m. Preschool


Wednesday, October 4

Meals on Wheels

9:00 a.m. Preschool

9:15 a.m. Preschool Mom’s Bible Study

9:30 a.m. Outreach Committee

10:30 a.m. Wednesday Morning Bible Study

5:15 p.m. Carillon Adult Handbell Choir

6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Live Dinner

6:30 p.m. Adult, Youth, and Children Programs at

Shorter Chapel AME Church

6:30 p.m. Chancel/Chapel Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr

September 13 - December 13, 2017 - Wednesdays, 10:30-Noon Barr Conference Room 211. 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. Pastor Chris will lead the study and all are welcome to attend. Sign up on the blue Connection Card.

Listening Across the Lines of Race

We will have our last session this Wednesday and we meet at Shorter Chapel. Our teens and adults have experienced meaningful discussions within a racially diverse and intergenerational group. Children’s program will be at Shorter Chapel, remind children to bring a game!

WHO: All adults and youth of FPC & Shorter Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

WHAT: Listening Across the Lines of Race – Film clips & small group discussions

WHEN: Wednesday evening: Oct. 4 (At Shorter Chapel, 255 Natchez Street)

WHERE: Dinner served at 6:00 p.m. at Shorter Chapel and discussion at 6:30 pm

YES! There will also be a WNL meal at FPC for all the choir members and those not attending the program at Shorter Chapel.

Thursday, October 5

9:00 a.m. Preschool

9:30 a.m. Senior Adult Ministry Bridge Group

7:00 p.m. Stewardship Campaign Meeting

Friday, October 6

Meals on Wheels

9:00 a.m. Preschool

10:30 a.m. Sisters in Spirit Prayer and Study Group

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  

For more information contact, any of the leaders: 

Martha Johnson, 615-400-6276 

Dianne Wood, 615-945-4181 

Cindy Blackburn, 615-260-8680 

Saturday, October 7

7:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study

NaCoMe Fall Retreat

All 7th-12th grade youth are welcome to join us for our wonderful fall retreat at Camp NaCoMe. Retreat consists of daily worship and small group discussion, delicious meals, and tons of opportunities to relax, play gaga ball, kayak, play cards, hike, and get to know your fellow youth and adult participants. If you are interested in attending youth fall retreat sign up on sheet on the clipboard in the youth wing hallway. Sign up by no later than Sun. Oct. 15th. If you have questions email

Carillon Adult Handbell and Chancel/Chapel Choirs

Both groups have resumed their regular weekly rehearsal schedules and you are most welcome to join us. Handbell rehearsal begins each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. and Chancel Choir at 6:30 p.m., in Room 215A and 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.


Operation Build a Prayer Labyrinth

Our own Jonathan Moyers, a Life Scout with Troop 135, is working on his Eagle project. The project is to construct an outdoor prayer labyrinth on the church grounds this October. The labyrinth will provide our community with a unique opportunity for spiritual enrichment. Jonathan is currently raising the $660.00 to purchase materials and is seeking volunteers to help construct the labyrinth. If you are interested in helping Jonathan reach his Eagle Scout goal and making something special for the spiritual life of our community, please seek out Jonathan in Wilson Hall this next couple of Sundays or give his father, Mike, a call.