Events

Coming Events

 

 

Ongoing Events


For a more comprehensive listing of happenings around Westminster, click here for our online calendar.
 


 

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Tuesdays and Thursdays

Yoga in the Overlook Room


This is a gentle yoga class open to all levels. Bring your own mat, or one will be provided. Contact: Claire Coenen

Tuesdays: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Thursdays: 8:30 - 9:30 am

   

Wednesdays • 5:45 pm • Fellowship Hall

Wednesday Night Dinners


Sign up now. Click here to make your reservation. Reservations must be made by 10:00 am on Tuesday each week.

There will be NO dinner on Wednesday, November 21.

   

Wednesdays & Thursdays • 9:00 am • 209

Centering Prayer


In Centering Prayer, we consent to God’s presence and action within us. The half-hour flows in such a way to help us do that, including 20 minutes of silence which opens us to God. All are welcome to come explore this call to prayer any Thursday you are available. 

Contact:    Heidi Hudnut-Beumler
(hhudnutbeumler@nashvillewpc.org)

   

Thursdays • 9:00 am • Radnor Lake

WPC Walking Group


For more information, please contact Mary Prue Alley,
615-665-2669.
   
 

 

 

 


November Events


   

Wednesdays, November–March

Room In The Inn


Since 1986, local congregations have opened their doors during the winter months to welcome our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness with food, fellowship, a safe environment, and a warm place to sleep. This important ministry is called Room In The Inn, and Westminster needs as many people to sign up for it as possible! Click here to sign up to provide, food, laundry, or to be an overnight host!

   

November 4 • 7:00 pm • Sanctuary

All Saints’ Choral Evensong


Westminster Choir & Orchestra will offer Requiem by Santa Fe composer, Linda Rice Beck. This lush, lyrical work offered within the beauty of Evening Prayer will help us to remember and give thanks for all the saints of our lives. 

There will be a reception following the one-hour service to enjoy refreshments and meet the composer. Please bring family and friends and join us! 

   

November 4–10 • Gatlinburg, TN

Disaster Response Trip to Gatlinburg


Please pray for our Disaster Response Team November 4–10 as they head to Gatlinburg to help repair homes that were damaged or destroyed during the November 2016 fires.

   

November 7  •  6:30 pm  •  Overlook

Westminster Academy


Program: Adult Ed intern and student of Sue Tully Trout, Katie Rosenson will teach “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston.

If you would like dinner beforehand, please RSVP by Tuesday at 10:00 am. 

   
November 7, 14   •  4:45–6:00 p.m. 

Joy in Learning • 10 - 100


Be on the lookout for info on winter/spring classes coming soon!

 
For more information, please contact Beth Drake.
   
November 8  •  7:30 pm  •  Sanctuary 

Vox Grata in Concert— Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor


All are welcome to come enjoy this free concert! All donations support Sew for Hope (www.sewforhope.org). Learn more at voxgrata.com

   

November 10 - 17

Mission Trip to Haiti with myLIFEspeaks


Please pray for our group heading to Neply, Haiti, November 10–17, to volunteer with My Life Speaks. Learn more about myLIFEspeaks at www.mylifespeaks.com.

   

November 10  •  11:30 am  •  Overlook

Women's Covenant Group


In November, we will visit the Islamic Center of Nashville on 12th Avenue South. This will be a follow-up trip from our meeting last year with Dina Imamovic-Sirois,  Operations Director of the Islamic Center of Nashville. Lunch will be served there. Meet in the north parking lot of WPC at 11:15 am to carpool. 

For more information, please contact Elaine Williams or Sarah Wilkinson.

   

November 11  •  8:30 am & 11:00 am Worship

Children's Sabbath


Children’s Sabbath is a time we hear the voices of our children in many ways. The fifthgrade class provides the primary liturgy leadership for this service. All of our chil- dren’s choirs provide the music for this special Sunday as well. All of our worship leaders practice to ensure they can be heard and understood. Those who are not singing or speaking are a welcoming presence as an usher. We are grateful for the leadership of our children and the support of Westminster to let them lead.

   

November 13  •  6:00 - 8:00 pm  •  M.L. Rose 4408 Charlotte Ave

God on Tap


A bi-monthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives and other topics and questions of theology.

Contact: Rachel Pence (text: 904-536-0097)

   

November 14 • 10:00 am • Parlor

Men's Coffee


 

   

November 14 (Second Wednesday)  •  Goodpasture Hall

Changing Gears Program - Peter Rosenberger - Caregivers with Hope


11:00 am Fellowship - 11:30 am Program - 12:00 pm Lunch

Syndicated radio host and author, Peter Rosenberger is our guest. For thirty plus years he has been his wife Gracie's caregiver. His most recent book, Hope For The Caregiver, offers valuable suggestions and support.  He has appeared on several national telecasts with his mes-sage and music. His radio call-in show has attracted a large audience of troubled caregivers and experienced supporters for this ministry.

ALL ARE WELCOME! IF you would like to stay for lunch, please save your spot by the Friday before the program with Trisha Biggs.

   

November 14  •  6:30 pm  •  Overlook

Westminster Academy—

Is colonizing Mars a good idea? With David Weintraub


Humanity appears to be poised for a great leap into deep space, with SpaceX and NASA and others preparing to send astronauts to Mars. Is colonizing Mars a good idea?  David Weintraub will discuss several important ethical and moral issues that we all should consider as humanity races to put humans on Mars. 

David A. Weintraub is a professor of astronomy at Vanderbilt. He is the author of several books, including Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go (2018) and Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal with It? (2014). He is also the content editor of seven recent astronomy books for elementary-age readers. 

If you would like dinner beforehand, please RSVP by Tuesday at 10:00 am. 

   

 

November 15  •  7:00 pm  •  Michael Drake's Home

Young Adults Potluck 


Join us for a festive evening of food and fellowship. Please bring a side or a dessert. 

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

 

November 18  •  Following 11:00 am worship  •  Fellowship Hall

Generosity Sunday Potluck


For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 | Make your 2019 pledge here!

The church will supply the main dish and drinks, and we hope you will bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share for 10–12 people! 

RSVP now by emailing Lola (lhester@nashvillewpc.org) to let her know how many in your family are coming. 

   

 

Deadline: November 18  

Youth Ski Trip 


Calling all 7th-12th Graders, it's time to sign up for the 2019 Youth Ski Trip! Whoop whoop! To reserve your spot, please turn in the following by November 18:

-The Youth Ski Trip Flyer Indicating Your Ski Choices (please click here)
-The WPC Medical Release Form (please click here)
-Copy of Insurance Card (front and back)
-$213 deposit (Checks made payable to Westminster, ATTN Keith Maddin; Balance ($213) due December 16

Scholarships always available. Contact Keith Maddin with any questions you may have. Please read the Youth Ski Trip Flyer (linked above) for further information. Can't wait to see you on the slopes!

   

November 27  •  9:30 am  •  Overlook

Westminster Book Group


A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Book presentation beginning at 10:00 am. 

For more information, please contact Linda Anderson.

   

November 27  •  6:00 - 8:00 pm  •  M.L. Rose 4408 Charlotte Ave

God on Tap


A bi-monthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives and other topics and questions of theology.

Contact: Rachel Pence (text: 904-536-0097)

   
 


December Events


   

 

Each Sunday in December 

Christmas Joy Offering


Each year during the Advent and Christmas season, we turn our eyes to Bethlehem and celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior. By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you honor this gift by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. Special offering envelopes will be available in the pew literature racks and will be collected each Sunday in December. 

   

December 2  •  8:30 am & 11:00 am worship  •  Sanctuary

Guest Preacher: The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor


Barbara Brown Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her last book, Learning to Walk in the Dark (2014), was featured on the cover of TIME magazine. She has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia. In 2014 TIME included her on its annual list of Most Influential People; in 2015 she was named Georgia Woman of the Year; in 2016 she received The President’s Medal at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. 

Photo credit: E. Lane Gresham

   

December 2  •  8:00 am–12:00 pm  •  Outside Fellowship Hall

Youth Bake Sale Fundraiser


Stop by for some yummy treats! Proceeds go toward helping with youth trips. 

December 2  •  9:30 am–12:30 pm  •  Fellowship Hall

Alternative Christmas Gift Market


Since 2008, Westminster has offered an alternative to the consumer culture that emphasizes an accumulation of "stuff" over the joy of giving to those in need. Representatives from various agencies will be present so that uyou may learn more about what those agencies do in our community and in the world. There will also be "gifts" available in every price range— from $2 to $2000. You will receive a small card that includes a description of your gift and the agency receiving the donation. Join us for this meaningful "shopping" experience!

   

December 2  •  7:00 pm  •  Sanctuary

A Service of Hope and Healing


While the Advent and Christmas season is full of joy and anticipation for many, for others the season can bring sadness, alienation, and pain. This special service of hope and healing will be a time for scripture, prayer, and the lighting of candles. 

   

December 7 • 9:30 am • Overlook Room

Westminster's Ladies Bridge


Bring your lunch and we will gather together after bridge for food and fellowship. 
Contact: Donna Summar 
(615-417-4186; summard@comcast.net)

   

December 8  •  9:30 am–12:00 pm

Advent Art Event


We will welcome Rev. Lisle Gwynn Garitty, founder of A Sanctified Art, to WPC for a fun Advent art event! Participants will work collaboratively to create banner art inspired by the story of Mary and Elizabeth. The banners we create will be up in the sanctuary during Advent. Lisle will facilitate our group in designing and executing multiple large-scale banner art together. 

Children first grade and older are invited to come with a parent, all youth and adults are welcome to join us. We will provide Advent activities, and care for our pre-school children during the workshop.

Online registration coming soon. The cost is $10 per person with a $25 family max.

Learn more about Lisle at www.lislegwynngarrity.com. Lisle will also do a live painting during worship on December 9. 

   

December 11 •  6:00 - 8:00 pm  •  M.L. Rose 4408 Charlotte Ave

God on Tap


A bi-monthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives and other topics and questions of theology.

Contact: Rachel Pence (text: 904-536-0097)

   

December 12 • 10:00 am • Parlor

Men's Coffee


 

   

December 12 (Second Wednesday)  •  Goodpasture Hall

Changing Gears Program -
Annual Changing Gears Handbells Christmas Program


11:00 am Fellowship - 11:30 am Program - 12:00 pm Lunch

Our annual Christmas present will be the Changing Gears Handbell Choir, directed by Sally Mae Arnn.  This group never fails to delight with beautiful arrangements of familiar carols and hymns and sometimes new pieces composed especially for the ensemble.

ALL ARE WELCOME! IF you would like to stay for lunch, please save your spot by the Friday before the program with Trisha Biggs.

   

December 16  •  8:30 am & 11:00 am worship  •  Sanctuary

Choral Celebration for the Third Sunday of Advent


Join us for this beloved Westminster tradition!

   

 

December 20  •  7:00 pm  •  Clark and Jenny Brownlie Carey's Home

Young Adults Potluck & White Elephant Gift Exchange


Join us for a festive evening of food and fellowship. Please bring a side or a dessert. 

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

 

December 24  •  Sanctuary

Christmas Eve Services


2:00 pm Family Service
Led by Sophie Maness and Rev. Rachel Pence 

5:00 pm Candlelight Communion Worship
Rev. Donovan Drake preaching; Rev. Rachel Pence assisting

8:00 pm Candlelight Communion Worship
Rev. Donovan Drake preaching; Rev. Heidi Hudnut-Beumler assisting

10:30 pm Candlelight Communion Worship
Rev. Donovan Drake preaching; Rev. Guy Griffith assisting

Childcare available during the 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm services. Please carpool if you can, due to limited parking. Please consider attending the 8:00 pm or 10:30 pm service to avoid overflow. 

   

 

December 30  •  11:00 am worship  •  Sanctuary 

A Festival of Carols


Join us on the first Sunday after Christmas for this festive tradition featuring brass quintet and organ!

   
   
 


January 2019 Events


   

January 4 • 9:30 am • Overlook Room

Westminster's Ladies Bridge


Bring your lunch and we will gather together after bridge for food and fellowship. 
Contact: Donna Summar 
(615-417-4186; summard@comcast.net)

   

Januay 8 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

January 9• 11:00 am • Parlor

Monthly Men's Coffee


 

   

January 12

Adult Education Trip: National Civil Rights Museum


Rev. Guy Griffith will lead a group visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

More info coming soon!

   

 

January 17  •  7:00 pm

Young Adults Potluck 


Join us for a festive evening of food and fellowship. Please bring a side or a dessert. Location TBD. Please contact Rachel if you are interested in hosting.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

 

January 18–20  

Youth Ski Trip 


Calling all 7th-12th Graders, it's time to sign up for the 2019 Youth Ski Trip! Whoop whoop! To reserve your spot, please turn in the following by November 18:

-The Youth Ski Trip Flyer Indicating Your Ski Choices (please click here)
-The WPC Medical Release Form (please click here)
-Copy of Insurance Card (front and back)
-$213 deposit (Checks made payable to Westminster, ATTN Keith Maddin; Balance ($213) due December 16

Scholarships always available. Contact Keith Maddin with any questions you may have. Please read the Youth Ski Trip Flyer (linked above) for further information. Can't wait to see you on the slopes!

   

January 20 

Kids' Movie and Playtime


Watch for details coming soon!

   

January 22  •  9:30 am  •  Overlook

Westminster Book Group


The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Book presentation beginning at 10:00 am. 

For more information, please contact Linda Anderson.

   

January 22 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   
 


February Events


   

February 1 • 9:30 am • Overlook Room

Westminster's Ladies Bridge


Bring your lunch and we will gather together after bridge for food and fellowship. 
Contact: Donna Summar 
(615-417-4186; summard@comcast.net)

   

Sunday, February 3 • 9:45 am • Sanctuary 

Annual Congregational Meeting


The purpose of the meeting is (1) to elect Elders for the Class of 2022; (2) to elect members of the Church Nominating Committee for the Class of 2022; (3) to elect Trustees for the Westminster Presbyterian Church Legacy Fund for the Class of 2022; (4) to review the church's annual budget for 2019; (5) to hear a report on the State of the Church; and (6) to act on any other matters arising out of the above.

   

February 5 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

 

February 14  •  7:00 pm

Young Adult's Potluck 


Join us for a festive evening of food and fellowship. Please bring a side or a dessert. Location TBD. Please contact Rachel if you are interested in hosting.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

February 19 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

February 23 

Women's Retreat


Watch for details coming soon!

   
 


March Events


   

March 1 • 9:30 am • Overlook Room

Westminster's Ladies Bridge


Bring your lunch and we will gather together after bridge for food and fellowship. 
Contact: Donna Summar 
(615-417-4186; summard@comcast.net)

   

March 3  •  9:45 am  •  Fellowship Hall

Youth Pancake Breakfast


Details coming soon!

   

March 5 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

 

March 14  •  7:00 pm

Young Adult's Potluck 


Join us for a festive evening of food and fellowship. Please bring a side or a dessert. Location TBD. Please contact Rachel if you are interested in hosting.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

March 19 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   
 


April Events


   

April 2 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

Young Adults' God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

April 5 • 9:30 am • Overlook Room

Westminster's Ladies Bridge


Bring your lunch and we will gather together after bridge for food and fellowship. 
Contact: Donna Summar 
(615-417-4186; summard@comcast.net)

   

April 5–7  •  NaCoMe

Annual All-Church Retreat


Mark your calendar now for our annual all-church retreat at NaCoMe! More details coming soon!

   

 

April 11  •  7:00 pm

Young Adult's Potluck 


Join us for a festive evening of food and fellowship. Please bring a side or a dessert. Location TBD. Please contact Rachel if you are interested in hosting.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

April 16 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

Young Adults' God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

April 30 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

Young Adults' Game Night


For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   
 


May Events


   

May 7 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

 

May 16  •  7:00 pm

Young Adult's Potluck 


Join us for a festive evening of food and fellowship. Please bring a side or a dessert. Location TBD. Please contact Rachel if you are interested in hosting.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

May 21 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   
 


June Events


   

June 4 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

 

June 13  •  7:00 pm

Young Adult's Potluck 


Join us for a festive evening of food and fellowship. Please bring a side or a dessert. Location TBD. Please contact Rachel if you are interested in hosting.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

June 18 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   
 


July Events


   

July 2 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

July 8–14 

Children's Summer Music Camp


Save the dates!

 

   

 

July 11  •  7:00 pm

Young Adult's Potluck 


Join us for a festive evening of food and fellowship. Please bring a side or a dessert. Location TBD. Please contact Rachel if you are interested in hosting.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

July 16 • 6:00 pm • M.L. Rose

God on Tap


A bimonthly gathering to explore the role of faith in our lives
and other topics and questions of theology.

For more information, please contact Rachel Pence.

   

 

 

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