Fall Worship series begins August 20 – Join us for a season of growth and personal testimony as we celebrate the ways in which God is at work in us and in South Nashville.
This series will follow the Revised Common Lectionary texts for each week leading up to Advent. Together we will lean into ordinary time, sharing stories and discovering new truths we may not know about each other! We may even discern new ways to continue deepening our relationships with our neighbors. Join us!
(Don’t forget the free coffee and treats before and after worship each week!)
Sunday Morning Worship — 10:30
Our Sunday Morning service is a blend of ancient tradition and modern authenticity. All ages are free to worship together, and everyone is invited to participate and help lead the service.
- The music (instrumental and sung) represents a variety of musical styles including hymns and choruses, Southern Gospel, classical and original works.
- Adults and youth lead the congregation in prayer and scripture reading.
- Children, youth and adults serve as trained acolytes.
- The service includes a time for the public sharing of joys and concerns followed by prayer.
- Prayer candles in the sanctuary are available for lighting by anyone before and during the service.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. People of all ages and traditions who are seeking the love of God through Jesus Christ are invited to partake of the sacrament.
We observe the liturgical seasons of Advent, Christmas/ Epiphany, as well Lent and Eastertide.
Children and Worship:
Children learn to worship by worshipping. We are glad they are in our midst!
We encourage children to be present with their families. The younger ones, ages 0-5, are welcome to leave the sanctuary with supervising adults to the nursery should that be desired.
Worship bags for the children can be found in the entrance area to the sanctuary. These include quiet play items to keep little hands busy and little ears open!
There is also a Prayer-ground play area for children at the back of the sanctuary with books and quiet activities if kids need to get up and wiggle.
Children are invited to partake in the sacrament of Holy Communion
The United Methodist Book of Worship states, “All who intend to lead a Christian life, and their children, are invited to receive the bread and the cup. We have no tradition of refusing any who present themselves desiring to receive.”
Through their years in Sunday School and then Confirmation, our children learn about the many levels of meaning and symbolism of the sacrament, but they experience being a part of the faith community at the table, witnessing their parents and many other adults kneeling to receive the elements in humility and with reverence. This happens long before they can articulate understanding of this wonderful mystery of faith.
We encourage children beginning at the age of 3 years to be involved in the Sunday School hour, beginning at 9:15 am.