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OPEN DATES FOR CHANCEL FLOWER DEDICATIONS January 25 and March 15 are open for a

OPEN DATES FOR CHANCEL FLOWER DEDICATIONS

January 25 and March 15 are open for a church member to bestow their choice of chancel flowers in memory or honor of a person or life event. Sentiments are published in that Sunday’s bulletin. To reserve one of these dates email sara@ woodmontcc.org (first come basis).

these dates email sara@ woodmontcc.org (first come basis). WILDLY POPULAR SPEAKER RETURNS SUNDAY JANUARY 4 AND

WILDLY POPULAR SPEAKER RETURNS SUNDAY JANUARY 4 AND SUNDAY JANUARY 11!

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies

at Vanderbilt has just written a new book on the Parables of Jesus. Woodmont members are invited to attend her lectures this Sunday, January 4 and next Sunday, January 11 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 105. Topics: January 4 - What’s Going On in the Middle East? January 11

- The Parables of Jesus. Note: Disciples and Challenge Sunday

School Classes will attend these two weeks. You are also invited

to attend Dr. Levine’s lectures at Congregation Micah on January 6

- The Prodigal Son, January 13 - The Good Samaritan, and January 20 - The Laborers in the Vineyard.

FELLOWSHIP DINNER GROUPS START IN JANUARY

Don’t miss the opportunity to share enriching experiences with your church family. Groups meet once a month in the home of a dinner group member. Dinner Groups are a wonderful way to grow closer as a church community. To sign up please visit www. tinyurl.com/WCCDinnerGroups and fill out the online form, then wait for information about your first gathering! Questions?

Email Mary Clare Pyron at maryclarepyron@gmail.com.

NEW 6:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSES

Class

Rm/Start Date

Description

Financial Peace University (FPU) led by Greg and Cindy Walker

200/January 7

This isn’t your typical “money class.” FPU is practical, and fun! It is a nine-week class and will walk you through budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and more! Visit www.tinyurl.com/FinPeaceWCC to register and to buy the class kit: Questions? Please contact Cindy and Greg Walker at 615.519.8724 or at cindy.h.walker@gmail.com.

Discovering Your Spiritual Type led by Allen McDonald

232/January 7

Why is it that sometimes we feel our spiritual needs are being nourished and other times we feel empty inside? What is your spiritual type and how it is nourished? Discovering Your Spiritual Type will focus on these questions and help you discover the answers.

Understanding the Israel- Palestine Conflict led by Michael McRay

105/January 7

Mr. McRay will teach us about the Israel-Palestine conflict, it’s history and current state of affairs. Michael is Adjunct Professor in Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Restorative Justice, Israel-Palestine, and International Conflict Resolution at Lipscomb University and received his Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Trinity College in Dublin at Belfast.

DivorceCare (starts at 6:15 p.m.) led by Anne Alexander Stauffer and Janet Wall

The Bay Room/ January 7 (Thirteen-Week Series)

DivorceCare is a small group of people experiencing separation and divorce. Learn how to deal with your past and rebuild your future in a confidential and healing environment, and find encouragement and support through videos and honest discussion. Attend as few or as many meetings as you like. There is a one-time $20 materials fee. For more information, call the office at 615.297.8563 or visit www.tinyurl.com/DivorceHealing.

Celtic Spirituality led by Dr. C. Roy Stauffer

100/January 14

In a time when dramatic changes are taking place in Western Christianity, Celtic Spirituality (drawing inspiration from the lives of ancient Celtic Saints) offers a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us and a deeper understanding of God for us. What did Pelagius and the Celtic Church teach in contrast to Augustine and the Roman Church? Come and find out.

Faith, Film and Meaning led by Clay Stauffer

TBA/February 4

This class will look at movies which have Christian and spiritual themes.

JOIN US FOR MISSIONAL WEDNESDAY DINNER ON JANUARY 7

Join us at 5:35 p.m. in Drowota Hall for the first Missional Wednesday of the new year. The meal will be provided by The Nashville Food Project (TNFP). The program topic is Woodmont’s international mission work in partnership with Unbound.org. We invite and encourage families with middle and high schoolers to attend and learn about the experience that their children will have when they travel to Guatemala. The Menu: Lasagna (with a vegetarian option), Mixed greens salad, Garlic bread and Cheesecake bars. Reservations are due by noon on January 5 and can be made online at www.tiny. cc/5StarWoodmont, by email: rvaughan@woodmontcc.org by calling 615.297.8563 or on this Sunday’s Connection Card. While there is no set fee for this meal, we encourage you to support their work with a donation.

we encourage you to support their work with a donation. ABOUT THE NASHVILLE FOOD PROJECT (TNFP)

ABOUT THE NASHVILLE FOOD PROJECT (TNFP)

The Nashville Food Project (TNFP) is a local organization that provides increased access to healthy foods in homeless and working poor communities across Davidson County. The interconnected issues of poverty, low wages, unemployment and rising food and living costs all contribute to the growing food insecurity rates in our city. For more information or to get involved, visit www.thenashvillefoodproject.org or call our office in Woodmont’s South Hall at 615.460.0172.

call our office in Woodmont’s South Hall at 615.460.0172. HELP NEEDED FOR ROOM IN THE INN

HELP NEEDED FOR ROOM IN THE INN ON JANUARY 30, MARCH 20 AND MARCH 27

Room In The Inn has opportunities for you to serve locally for one night in mission. We need two overnight hosts (couples often serve together) on January 30, March 20 and March 27. Top of the line air mattresses and indi- vidual private spaces with locked doors are provided for hosts. After supper, you may relax at South Hall (please stay at South Hall). Contact Christine Reed to sign up at contactingchristine@gmail.com or 615.794.1054.

WOODMONT JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

You may download the January birthday list by visiting www.tinyurl. com/BirthdaysJan. Contact the church office at 615.297.8563 if you would like a copy or email sara@woodmontcc.org to have one emailed.

NEW MORNING WORSHIP SERIES BEGINS THIS SUNDAY

Series: "Jesus, His Life, Mission & Message" focused on the Gospel of Matthew Sunday January 8, 2015 • 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Clay Stauffer, preaching Sermon: "This I Believe" Scripture: Micah 6:8, Matthew 7:24-29

THIS SUNDAY’S WORSHIP AT THE BRIDGE, 5:15 P.M.

Clay Stauffer, preaching Sermon: "This I Believe" Scripture: Micah 6:8, Matthew 7:24-29

 

BY OUR PRESENCE AND OUR GIFTS

Date

Sun. School

Total Attendance

Operating

December7

364

983

$56,232

December 14

WTB

1064

$86,990

December 21

297

883

$109,761

December 28

227

577

$64,452

 

JANUARY 4, 2015

 

Communion Prep: OPEN Service Coordinator: 9:30 - OPEN and 11:00 - Linda Webb Video Camera: 9:30 and 11:00 - OPEN

 

ELDERS SERVING

 

9:30 a.m. - Pat Malone and Donovan McAbee 11:00 a.m. - Mary Kiger and Rich Sanderson, Pat Malone - Hospital 5:15 p.m. - Rich Sanderson

 

DEACONS SERVING

 
 

9:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

Roy Jordan

Jade Forlidas

Tim Perry

Nick Forlidas

Jonathan Farmer

Teri Diamond

Betty McHugh

OPEN

Chris Smith

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

WEEKLY PRAYER PARTNER:

 

First Christian Church, Halls, TN

WOODMONT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES

WALK THRU BETHLEHEM COSTUME RETURNS

9:30 a.m.

Disciples Class in Room 105 led by Dr. C. Roy Stauffer. This class focuses on the Scriptures and how they speak to our lives today.NOTE: We will hear Dr. Amy-Jill Levine speak January 4 and 11 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 105 Challenge Class in Room 200 led by Bob Herrick. This class discusses contemporary issues from a Christian perspective using a variety of formats. NOTE:

We will hear Dr. Amy-Jill Levine speak January 4 and 11 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 105. Young Adult Sunday School in the Boardroom led by Dr. Rob Quinn. Note: start time is 9:45 a.m. This is a one-hour class focused on the Bible attended by many young ddults between the ages of 26-35. This class offers an open forum for in- depth reading and discussion of scripture. Spiritual Journeys for Women - A Closer Look at Celtic Spirituality in The Bay Room led by Anne Alexander Stauffer. The Good News for You in 2015! Much of the vitality, energy, and creativity we seek in our Christian lives to face our challenges as women can be restored!Take a trip with us back to our roots, to the Goodness, Love, Nature, and Vision of the Early Church before its original message was captured, changed, and controlled by organized religion. Meet this Jesus who longs to meet

you NOW. Join a fellowship of enduring, supportive, new friends for a new year!

11:00 a.m. Reflections Class in Room 200 led by Dr. C. Roy Stauffer. This is a Bible and issue based class that thrives on discussion and group participation. Participants explore questions of the Christian faith. Spiritual Journeys Class (2nd Hour co-ed) in The Bay Room led by Anne Alexander Stauffer. A coed confidential group dedicated to sharing its "experience, strength, and hope" based upon the twelve steps of life in Christ and spiritual principles for more abundant living. Participants find the class a safe and uplifting way to build community and process life’s challenges in a solution oriented format. Pathways Class in the Boardroom led by Laura Dovan and Christy Brown. Throughout the year we will watch video lessons and host speakers who share their insight and perspective on the challenges facing the modern Christian family including marriage, prayer, and growing our faith. Points of View Class in Room 105. This class is an informal discussion group that addresses current issues in the relationship between modern culture and Christianity. It will both challenge and affirm your beliefs. College/University Aged Young Adults in Room 107 led by Thom Schuyler. This is a one-hour class focused on the Bible attended by many young adults between the ages of 19-25. This class offers an open forum for in-depth reading and discussion of scripture.

Costumes should be returned clean and on hangers with head ties in the provided bag. They are to be checked into the mansion at the bottom of the stairs (they will be brought upstairs for you) on one of the following dates: January 4 from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., January 7 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and January 11 from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. If you cannot make a check in date, place your costume on the rack in the mansion.

CWF GENERAL MEETING

your costume on the rack in the mansion. CWF GENERAL MEETING Our Next General Meeting is

Our Next General Meeting is Tuesday January 6 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 105. Lunch will follow in Drowota Hall.

It’s a new start to a new year! Let’s start the year with our finances organized and in order! Kay Quinn from Quinn Financial Partners will advise us on how to do just that! Guests are welcome! Our CWF Board Meeting is also on January 6 at 9:45 a.m. in Room 100.

3601 Hillsboro Rd • Nashville, TN 37215 www.woodmontchristian.org