Weekly Happenings
February 9, 2024

Transfiguration of the Lord
Holy Baptism

“Listen Up!”

Donovan Drake preaching
Guy D. Griffith assisting

2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Psalm 50:1-6

Mark 9:2-9


 8:30 a.m. Laudate Choir

I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry

- John Ylvisaker
Jesus, Take Us to the Mountain
- Carl Schalk

11:00 a.m. Westminster Choir

Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep

- John Arnn

Dazzling as the Sun, The Face of Jesus on the Mountain
 - Gwyneth Walker


662 Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
486 Child of Blessing, Child of Promise
377 I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

If you would like a copy of the hymns in large print, they are located in the Narthex
and on the Welsh dresser in the Parlor. 
LIVE Stream

Sunday, February 11

Please consider bringing food items and monetary gifts for the Souper Bowl of Caring.

This benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. After both worship services, the youth will be standing with pots and pans in the Parlor and Narthex to accept your generous donations. We’ll see you on Sunday!

Second Sunday Celebration
Need a little boost to stay awake for the 11:00 a.m. service? Grab a cappuccino, latte macchiato or flat white plus a pastry in the Parlor from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Update Your Membership Contact Info 
Visit the membership table in the Parlor and talk with a member of the GETconnected team to update your contact info, get a new directory photo taken or learn how to access our online directory.

Why donate blood?

Yesterday, a woman entered Goodpasture Hall with a visitor sticker on her sweater. She said her sister was very sick at Vanderbilt Hospital and needed a transfusion. The hospital explained that while she could not donate directly to her sister, they found our drive for her, and she came and donated. Others had donated their blood and those donations will help her family, so she wanted to pay it forward.
One pint of blood can help three different people.

If you were not able to give yesterday but would like to, West End Synagogue is having a blood drive on February 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Register for a spot at redcrossblood.org.

Covenant Class
Fellowship Hall

Overcoming Racism for a Multiracial Democracy  
Session 2: Imagining a More Inclusive, Pluralistic Future
Ongoing battles over the teaching of American history are an attempt to shape the narrative of who we are (or who we'd like to think we are) as a people.  But Americans must be honest about the legacy of racism and white supremacy if we are to create the conditions for a lasting, multiracial democracy.
Led by Dr. Peter Jauhiainen  
Dr. Peter Jauhiainen is a professor of religious studies at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who specializes in American religious history.  He received his Ph.D from the University of Iowa, and an M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 867 9357 3759
Passcode: 029699

The Rule of Benedict: Crafting Our Own Rule of Life

This class will continue our earlier examination of Christian spiritual practices and how to adapt them to our busy lives by focusing specifically on the Rule of Benedict. We will use Joan Chittister's book The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century as a guide to explore Benedict of Nursia's 1,500-year-old text, the cornerstone of Western monasticism. In learning more about this spiritual classic, we also discuss its relevance to our spiritual life today and work together on crafting our own rule of life.
Led by Will Wellman

Faith & Fellowship • 214
Join us for an exploration of the Seven Letters of Paul. We will discuss the letters individually and collectively discovering their purpose of the time, the collective themes of the letters, and what the letters/scripture say to us today.

Murdoch MacLeods • Library
We will discuss this week's gospel lesson.
Coffee & Conversation: Sunday School for Parents of Youth and Young Adults
Join us in the Parlor as we discuss finding God in unexpected places.
Young Families • Overlook Room
How is raising a child in the Christian faith different
in the Presbyterian Church? Sometimes the
differences are obvious, as in the baptism of children.
Other times they are subtle but profound, as
in the emphasis on grace rather than earning God’s favor.
This class with Vanderbilt Divinity School professor
James Hudnut-Beumler will explore the gifts and
claims of being Christian in the Reformed tradition and
how we can appreciate this way of being Christian
in our families.

Sundays, February 4 – March 3
Winter New Member & Inquirer Class
9:45 a.m. • Goodpasture Hall
Led by: New Member Committee, church leaders and staff

This class series is for people exploring Westminster, those feeling ready to join, and recent new members. It offers
a first small group experience, covers a wide range of topics, and includes a special class dinner. The opportunity to
be received into membership is offered on March 3. The ethos and vision of Westminster, who we are as Presbyterians in our worship and beliefs, a church tour, and ways to become involved will be 
To sign up for this class, please contact:
Sherri Givens, sgivens@nashvillewpc.org.
For questions, please contact Co-chairs:
Ken Larish,
Kathleen Simcoe,
kathleenmsimcoe@gmail.com, or
Pastoral staff Heidi Hudnut-Beumler
hhudnutbeumler@nashvillewpc.org, 615-292-5526.

9:45 a.m.
7th - 12th grade 

Koinonia Youth Café

6:15 p.m.
No Youth Group
Children's Ministry
9:45 a.m. • Sunday School

2s are in room 149 | 3s are in room 161 | 4s are in room 163
Godly Play/Kindergarten 183
5th and 6th are in room 292
1st - 4th Chapel first and then will be picked up in rooms.

Upcoming Milestone:

Sunday, February 11 - Fifth-grade parent meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel to learn more about the Puberty Milestone

Sunday, February 25 - Fifth Grade Puberty Milestone, Noon - 3:00 p.m. with parents joining at 2:30 p.m., lunch is included
For more info, Please contact Sophie Maness.
1:15 p.m. • Tintinnabulation Handbells
1:30 p.m. •  Laudate Choir
4:00 p.m. • Children's Choirs
February 12
Women’s Covenant
Goodpasture Hall
11:30 a.m. • BYO Lunch
12:00 p.m. • Program

“Connecting Generosity
With Need” is The
Community Foundation
of Middle Tennessee’s
mission. Belinda Havron
and Jenni Moscardelli
will join us to speak
about the foundation’s
mission, vision, grants,
etc. We hope you can join
us to learn more about
this worthy non-profit
For more information,
please contact:
Janice Kemp
Margaret Wheeler

February 14
Wednesday Night Dinner
5:45 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Please join us for good food and fellowship.
Click the button below to
register or write it down on the pew pad
and drop it in the offering plate.
Deadline to register is 12:00 p.m. on Monday.
Dinner Reservations

February 15
Men's Coffee

10:00 a.m.

Westminster Café

Please join this group of
men for fellowship each
third Thursday of the
This month's topic:
memorable moments in

Remember the Joy is in the Journey!

Click here to learn about all the upcoming opportunities.

March 6, 13, 20, 27
Acrylic Painting Class
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00 for the
4 days, includes all

Instructor: Emily Coleman
Please click here to register.
Tuesday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - Noon

Where you find that 2 or 3 are gathered…
”I’m there!”
Matthew 18:19-20
For more information, please contact Beth Drake.
WPC member 
Dan Cook provides a testimonial of gratitude for the church during his recent illness.

Please click here to watch the video.

February 21
Women Helping Women through Better Decisions
10:30 AM - Noon

Westminster Café
Learn more about Better Decisions, a nonpro it that equips incarcerated and otherwise vulnerable women with decision-making strategies and skills through structured curriculum and one-to-one mentoring.
RSVPs encouraged. Please click here.
February 14
Ash Wednesday Service
6:30 p.m. • Sanctuary
All are welcome.

Mid-Week Lenten Services
Starting February 21
11:45 a.m. • Sanctuary

Please join us for our mid-day services during Lent. The services are simple and meditative befitting the season. There will not be a service during Holy Week, but instead, plan to attend the evening worship service on Maundy Thursday and the Choral Service of Darkness on Good Friday. Each of these services begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary and lasts about 30 minutes.
Turning Toward Mission and Ministry in Lent

Church Family:
As we approach the Lenten season, there are many ways to prepare your heart.  Typically these involve self-sacrifice through giving up luxuries or treats, additional worship, or giving alms. The Hands On Mission team is excited to offer a simplified opportunity to serve during Lent.  We have contacted our partners and asked them to offer easy volunteering opportunities. To learn more about our mission partners and their opportunities, please click here.

Our goal is to facilitate our members doing more service during Lent as a means of preparing their hearts. We also want to help the congregation learn more about the wonderful organizations serving our community. EVERYONE FEELS BETTER AFTER VOLUNTEERING!

These are multigenerational opportunities and are available during the week and weekend. The Hands on Mission team will be available in the Parlor and visiting Sunday School classes to discuss.

Hands On Mission Team

Tuesday, February 13
A Valentine’s Fundraiser for MNPS Homeless Families 
6:00 pm | Valentine’s Desserts & Coffee
7:00-8:30 pm | Show
Tickets are $20

Proceeds to benefit Metro Nashville Public Schools Homeless Families Through the HERO Program.
The Homeless Education Resource Office (HERO) works to provide necessary resources, support and referrals to help homeless children and youth to be successful in school and have a positive school experience.
Click here to purchase your ticket.

February 18
Young Adult Lunch

12:00 p.m. • Goodpasture Hall

If you are in your 20’s or 30’s, come join us as we continue to grow our Young Adult Ministry at Westminster! Monthly potlucks and Theology on Tap are two such activities. What to plan for 2024?  Come and share your ideas, meet new people, gather with old friends, and enjoy a good lunch!
Please let us know if you plan to attend by contacting Esther Kang.

Starting February 18
Journey with Jesus
5:00 pm • Zoom

Join us for a Lenten study with Suzie Lane.
Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day! is packed with bite-size reflections and action-oriented steps to help you get through the day, be it good, bad, or totally mediocre. This is a devotional for the rest of us—which is to say, the people who don’t have magical lives that always work out for the best.

For more info, please contact Suzie. Buy a copy of the book here.

Starting February 21
Westminster Academy • 6:30 p.m. • Overlook Room

Lent is an ideal time to step back and reflect on the deeper movements of the spirit, and Elizabeth Caldwell helps readers do this through a simple but profound approach. Pause: Spending Lent with the Psalms invites us to take up the spiritual practice of encountering, sinking into, and deeply engaging with one psalm each week during Lent and Holy Week.
We hope you will join us for this special Lenten study.
Books available in the office. Cost $17.
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