Announcements

Stewardship Pledge:

It’s Stewardship season, and we are now collecting pledges for 2020. As we always say, the amount doesn’t matter as much as the intention, which we are incredibly grateful for! You can make your pledge with one of our pledge cards or by clicking the Give tab on woodlandnash.org!

Christmas Eve Service:

Join us for a simple finger food potluck, festive tunes, and a candlelight Communion service! If you’re able, bring something simple to share for the potluck. Your greatest gift is simply your presence. Bring friends and family. (Tue, December 24th, Potluck @ 5:30pm; Prelude @ 6:15pm; and Service @ 6:30pm)

Weekly Discussion Group

Our weekly discussion group will pick back up this January, meeting at 9:45am every Sunday before service to have open conversations about a variety of faith-related topics. The theme for January will be Feminist Theology, and we’ll have a different host each week covering a topic related to that theme! Please join us on January 4th in the Parlor next to the Assembly Room for our first meeting of the new year!

Woodland 2020 Directory!

If you did not receive an email, let one of the hubbers know and we will get you added to the email list. Additionally, we will be printing a limited amount of copies of the directory for $12 each. If you would like a printed copy, again let a hubber know or email Sara at sara@woodlandnash.org!

Announcements

Each Sunday during Advent, one of our newest training hub members will be preaching on the theme “Home Another Way.” We are excited to hear what the Spirit has to say through those newest to our leadership team.

Cookie Swap! Please join us for our first annual Christmas cookie swap! Bring two dozen of your favorite homemade Christmas cookies (and a recipe!) and swap your tasty treats and tips with others! (Sat, Dec. 14th @1pm)

Longest Night (Blue Christmas) Service: Christmas is sometimes a difficult time for those experiencing sadness, loss, or grief. This is a service for those wishing to support those who have a difficult time around this time of year. Join us for a brief service of song and prayer to bring warmth and light to the longest night of the year. (Fri, December 20th @ 6pm)

Christmas Eve Service: Join us for a simple finger food potluck, festive tunes, and a candlelight Communion service! If you’re able, bring something simple to share for the potluck. Your greatest gift is simply your presence. Bring friends and family. (Tue, December 24th, Potluck @ 5:30pm; Prelude @ 6:15pm; and service @ 6:30pm)

Room In The Inn: As the weather turns colder, we will be hosting guests from Room In The Inn on Saturday, December 21st. If you would like to be involved in that effort, you can call the church office or reach out to Rachel Harley.

Sing with us! On each of the four Sundays of Advent, the Woodland Vocal Ensemble will sing during worship. If you or someone you know is interested in being part of the ensemble, please contact Bill after worship so we know how many people to prepare for. Ensemble practice will gather around the piano in the Sanctuary at 10am each Sunday.

Announcements

Today we will have our annual Thanksgiving Potluck with our friends at Eastminster. Please join us in the Dining Room downstairs after service!

Hanging of the Greens: After our potluck, we will decorate the sanctuary for Advent. All are welcome to join in the fun! 

Calling All Voices! During ALL FOUR Sundays of Advent, the Woodland Holiday Ensemble will be sing. We will rehearse each Sunday before worship at 10am. Please let Bill Maul know if you’d like to sing on one or all of these weeks (or just show up at 10!).

Donate to support Latinx community raided by ICE: In August, workers (mostly documented) were arrested by ICE in Canton, Mississippi, leaving over 135 children in need of care. The Session at Woodland has voted to offer donations to Mississippi churches working to house the children during this crisis. If you would like to donate to this humanitarian cause, please send a check First Presbyterian Church of Canton (202 East Peace St, Canton, MS 39046).

2019 Annual Report: We have copies of our annual report at each of the entrances! If you would like to join others in our church family by making a pledge for 2020, you may do so at woodlandnash.org!

Announcements

Donate to support Latinx community raided by ICE: In August, workers (mostly documented) were arrested by ICE in Canton, Mississippi, leaving over 135 children in need of care. The Session at Woodland has voted to work in coalition with Emmanuel Presbyterian Church to offer donations to Mississippi churches working to house the children during this crisis. If you would like to donate to this humanitarian cause, please send a check to First Presbyterian Church of Canton (202 East Peace St, Canton, MS 39046).

Sing with us! Beginning December 1st, the Woodland Vocal Ensemble will sing during worship through the four Sundays of Advent. If you or someone you know is interested in being part of the ensemble, please contact Bill after worship so we know how many people to prepare for. Ensemble practice will gather around the piano in the Sanctuary at 10am each Sunday.

Room In The Inn: As the weather turns colder, we will be hosting guests from Room In The Inn one Saturday night a month. If you would like to be involved in that effort, you can call the church office or reach out to Rachel Harley.

2019 Annual Report: We have copies of our annual report at each of the entrances! If you would like to join others in our church family by making a pledge for 2020, you may do so HERE!

Announcements

Congregational Meeting: Today we will have a brief congregational meeting at the beginning of our service to elect our next class of elders to serve on the session.

New Woodland Directory! Our lovely Sara Staats has taken on the task of building a new Woodland Directory! The details on how to submit your information have been included in our newsletter! If you have any questions about submitting to our Google Form, please contact Sara!

Woodland 161! Mark your calendars for November 10th, our celebration of 161 years of Woodland ministry! More details will be shared within the coming weeks!

Room In The Inn: As the weather turns colder, we will be hosting guests from Room In The Inn one Saturday night a month. If you would like to be involved in that effort, you can call the church office or reach out to Rachel Harley.

New Monthly Engagement & Book Club! Please see flyers in the pews for more details!

Announcements

New Woodland Directory! Our lovely Sara Staats has taken on the task of building a new Woodland Directory! The details on how to submit your information have been included in our newsletter! If you have any questions about submitting to our Google Form, please contact Sara!

Woodland 161! Mark your calendars for November 10th, our celebration of 161 years of Woodland ministry! More details will be shared within the coming weeks!

Congregational Meeting: On November 3rd, we will have a brief congregational meeting at the beginning of our service to elect our next class of elders to serve on the session.

Room In The Inn: As the weather turns colder, we will be hosting guests from Room In The Inn one Saturday night a month. If you would like to be involved in that effort, you can call the church office or reach out to Rachel Harley.

New Monthly Engagement & Book Club! Please see flyers in the pews for more details!

Thank you to the many volunteers who participate in our fall festival! We had many new friends from our community join us for that event!

Announcements

New Woodland Directory! Our lovely Sara Staats has taken on the task of building a new Woodland Directory! The details on how to submit your information has been included in our newsletter! If you have any questions about submitting to our Google Form, please contact Sara!

Woodland 161! Mark your calendar’s for November 10, our celebration of Woodlands 161 years of ministry.

Our ESL classes offered in partnership with Eastminster continue this Thursday.  If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please let one of the Hubbers know, or contact the church office.

On November 3, we will have a brief congregational meeting before worship for the purpose of electing our next class of elders to serve on the session.

Announcements

Fall Festival! Our Fall Festival on the Lawn will be on Saturday, October 19, from 1 to 4pm! Mark your calendars to join in the fun as Eastminster and Woodland combine forces to offer a wonderful afternoon of fun for the community.

Saturday Night Supper! We will also have our regular Saturday Night Supper on October 19th, so if you’re sticking around for the Fall Festival, please take advantage of the opportunity to serve our East Nashville community from 5:30 to 7pm! Main dishes are covered, but you’re welcome to bring a side! For more information, contact Scott!

New Woodland Directory! Our lovely Sara Staats has taken on the task of building a new Woodland Directory! The details on how to submit your information has been included in our newsletter! If you have any questions about submitting to our Google Form, please contact Sara!

Heidi Hall Memorial Service: Today, instead of our regular lunch gathering, we will be preparing the memorial service for our wonderful friend and holy conspirator Heidi Hall. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating Heidi’s life at the service at 2pm. 

Announcements

Thank you for coming to our last joint service of the year! The party doesn’t stop when we’re done with worship! Come downstairs after service for a potluck with our friends from Woodland and Eastminster!

On Saturday, October 19th, the whole family is invited to our Fall Festival for an afternoon of games, food, and fellowship! There will be a bouncy house, face painting, and MORE for the kiddos. Plus, a silent auction with amazing prizes donated by some of our wonderful friends and local businesses owners. Be sure to join us!

We will host our next Saturday Supper on October 19th. If you would like to donate a dish or help serve meals, please email scott@woodlandnash.org

We are excited to announce an updated Woodland directory is underway! If you would like to be included in the 2020 directory, please submit a Google Form by November 10th. For any questions email sara@woodlandnash.org

Announcements

Ordination of Ruling Elder: We are excited to announce that this morning’s service will include the installation and ordination of Rachel Harley as an elder. The ordination liturgy is included as an insert in your bulletin.

Our Next Book Study! On September 15th, our book study meetup will resume, taking place in the back office of our assembly room from 9:45-10:45am each Sunday before service. For this study, we will be reading Tara M. Own’s Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bones. Our first discussion will focus on the book’s introduction and Ch. 1-2. [Contact juderomines@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list for updates.]

Saturday Night Supper, September 21st: Join us in hosting our East Nashville community next Saturday from 5:30-7pm. To learn more please contact Scott at scott@woodlandnash.org.