Westminster Academy Starts Next Week
Westminster Academy Starts Next Week
Weekly Happenings
September 15, 2023

Service for the Lord's Day

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”

Donovan Drake preaching
Heidi Hudnut-Beumlerassisting
Matthew 18:21-22

Psalm 114

Romans 14:1-12


8:30 a.m.
Laudate Choir

The Gift of Love
 - English Folk Song/arr. Hopson


11:00 a.m.
Westminster Choir

Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
- Mark Andrews


264 At the Name of Jesus
822 When We Are Living
686 God of Our Life

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
Adult Education
All classes begin at 9:45 a.m.
Covenant Class • Fellowship Hall

Grace and the Law in the Old Testament
To many Christians, it seems like the Old Testament and New Testament describe different deities altogether: in the Old Testament, God seems angry, legalistic, judgmental, and vengeful, while the New Testament describes a loving, caring, and gracious God. But is this actually true? During our time together, we will explore the questions of God's anger and judgment, the role of the Law in both the Old Testament and the New, and the inescapable grace of God that is found throughout the story of God's people.
Led by Dr. Brennan W. Breed
Associate Professor of Old Testament Columbia Theological Seminary

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 892 8386 5839
Passcode: 879840

Faith & Fellowship • 214 

This class will join the folks in Covenant Class in Fellowship Hall. 

Young Families • Overlook Room 

What Happy Christian Couples Know
Led by Chad Folk

Coffee and Conversation
Sunday School for Parents of Youth and Young Adults 

Please join us on Sundays 9:45-10:45 am in the Parlor by the courtyard windows. 

We will continue discussing Dr. Michele Borba's book Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. You do not need to have read the book to participate.
Fran Linley, fran.linley@gmail.com .
Murdoch MacLeods • Library
We will discuss this week's gospel lesson.

9:45 am • Children's Sunday School
These classes go directly to their rooms...
2s are in room 149, in the preschool hall
3s are in room 161, in the preschool hall
4s are in room 163, in the preschool hall
Godly Play/Kindergarten is in room 183, near the big cross on the corner
5th and 6th are in room 292, upstairs on the Wilson Wing
1st - 4th comes to the Chapel and then will be picked up on the first floor of the Wilson Wing We look forward to seeing you!! 
For info, contact Sophie Maness.
Children’s Choirs @ Westminster
4:00 pm
Children's Choirs 
Tintinnabulation Intergenerational Handbell Choir 

5:00 pm
Laudate Choir
9:45 am • Sunday School

7th Grade Sunday School 
8th Grade Confirmation 
Senior High Sunday School 

Youth Group 

12:15 pm Senior High 
16:05 pm Middle School

Calendar of Events

Come join us Monday, September 18th for the Third Annual Westminster Golf Outing at Gaylord Springs Golf Links at 8:00 am. Cost is $125 per player and includes the practice tee prior to start and lunch following play.
All proceeds and donations will benefit Westminster Home Connection.
Please contact Mark Lawrence with any questions at 615-477-9319 cell or markwlawrence58@gmail.com.
Golf Outing Registration

September 20
5:45 pm
Fellowship Hall

We hope to see you there. Register below.
Dinner Reservations

Starts September 20
Westminster Academy
6:30 pm • Overlook Room

Please join us for a close study of Barbara Kingsolver's new Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Demon Copperhead. We will look closely at her Appalachian novel which delves carefully into some of the most consistent problems that continue to plague our culture: poverty, exploitation, addiction, and abuse. And despite the grim topics of the novel, we will consider the abiding possibilities of grace and redemption.
Led by Sue Trout

September 21
Men's Coffee
10:00 am • Westminster Café

This month's topic:

memorable elections.
September 21
Rise & Shine Café
10:00 am • Westminster Café
Rise and Shine:  Special Monthly Gatherings for Fellowship and Support

Westminster's Congregational Care Ministry is now offering a time to gather and make connections in a safe, gentle setting for both caregivers and loved ones meeting the challenges of cognitive impairment or chronic illness.
Fellowship, fun, community, and support are offered, along with refreshments and snacks. Piece easy puzzles, play simple games, enjoy topical and open-ended conversation, share memories and photos, and for caregivers, time is also offered for specific reflection and support.
Theme:  Music
For more information, please contact:
Rhea Bucy, rbucy@gsrm.com
Kate Regan, khregan@me.com
Ann Meehan, bellemeehan2@gmail.com Sylvia Leins, srleins@yahoo.com
Heidi Hudnut-Beumler, hhudnutbeumler@gmail.com 

Cafe News: 
Meet a friend, gather in a small group, work on the computer, or just pick up a Scrabble game!
Contact Beth Drake
Tuesdays-Fridays, 8:00 am - Noon

Sunday Morning Childcare
Classroom 146 - Babies
Classroom 152 - Toddlers
Classroom 151 - 2s & 3s
Classroom 160 - 4s, 5s, & Kindergarten

Childcare is available on Sundays from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fall Classes

Fall New Member & Inquirer Class
Sundays, Sept. 17 – Oct. 22
9:45 am • 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 small group experience, covers a wide range of topics, and includes  special class dinner. The opportunity to be received into membership is offere on October 22. The ethos and vision of Westminster, who we are as Presbyterians in our worship and beliefs, a church tour, and a GETconnected mini-fair of ways to become involved will be covered.
To sign up for this class, please contact: Sherri Givens.

For questions, please contact Co-chairs: Ken Larish
Kathleen Simcoe , or
Pastoral staff Heidi Hudnut-Beumler, 615-292-5526.

New Class Opportunity

Westminster is starting a new weekday morning class the first week of October! We will start with a 14-week study of Daniel Migliore’s classic book, Faith Seeking Understanding.
This class will serve as a thorough introduction and investigation of Christian theology, with particular emphasis on the Reformed tradition. We will cover Christian doctrine, the relevance of faith in the 21st century, and what it means to live out our belief.
We are hoping to meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday mornings and will decide as a group what works best.
If you are interested and have a preference on a particular day, please email me, Will, at wwellman@nashvillewpc.org.
For someone who says he didn't want to get involved at Westminster, Elder Jim Hartman has played a significant role in the life of our church.
Please click here to watch the video.
Please visit the historical timeline of WPC on our website, nashvillewpc.church.
Order a polo shirt to commemorate
Westminster’s 150th Anniversary!

Blue or white Nike Dri-FIT polo shirts are made with soft moisture-wicking
and breathable fabric. Embroidered with the Westminster 150th logo.
The shirts are available for men and women. Men’s and women’s sizes/prices:
S/M/L /Xl - $60
2X - $62
3 X - $65
4 X - $67
Order forms are available in the Parlor or click the button below.
Polo Shirt
All Church Picnic - October 1

Learn all about the events and classes in the Joy in Learning program by clicking here.

Starting September 15 
Telling Your Story

writing class 
10:00 a.m. - Noon 
Register now!
Songwriters Song Circle 
10:00 a.m. - Noon 

If you are a songwriter or just want to listen, you are welcome!

First and Third Tuesdays 
Note-Caring Ministry 
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 

Do you love to make others smile with a word of hope, cheer, and encouragement? Notes and stamps provided. 

To register for any of these classes or to learn more about them, please visit, westminsterjoy.org.

9:00 am • Overlook Room

Claire Coenen is back,
and we welcome anyone who wants to practice gentle yoga with us to bring their
mat and $10 for the weekly hour-long class. Our group includes men and women and beginners are welcome.
For more information, please contact Susan Hassell,

Take Me To Your Leader
Nominations for next year’s Elder class and Legacy Fund Trustees (the Class of
2027) are requested from Westminster members. To nominate a church member,
please click here.
Nomination close on October 8, 2023.
For more information, please contact Denise Linn, statham_denise@yahoo.com
or Terri Eckert, teckert@nashvillewpc.org.

Please join us as we gather together to help build our 30th Habitat for Humanity home for a special future homeowner. Build dates are Saturdays - Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7 and Oct 14 and Sundays - Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8 and Oct 15. Come experience the joy that comes from spending the day together in service for our neighbors as part of this special ministry.
Habitat 2023-2024 Committee 
Matt Ashwood 
Hugh Harvey 
Jay McCanless

Habitat Registration

Friday, September 29, 2023
Author's Roundtable
10:00 am to Noon Westminster Café
ALL are welcome to attend!

Westminster's own Jane Criley Denney, at age 90, has published a book of poetry titled Around the Corner, A Poetry Collection. Jane's book is beautiful, inside and out, filled with her exquisite use of language and imaginative word images. Jane, a native of Nashville and magna cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt, says she has written poetry ever since her days at the old Eakin grammar school. Come hear more of her story. 
Waffle Breakfast

We are so excited to share that Big Bad Breakfast will be catering our chicken and waffles this year! Put 9/24 on your calendar and invite your family and friends to come eat and support the Koinonia Youth!

This youth-led event is to raise money for our Youth Scholarship Fund, which is used to lessen the price of youth trips for all participants and to offer scholarships.
Tickets will be $20, with a family cap price.
Strick's Gift Donations at Waffle Breakfast

In conjunction with the Waffle Breakfast, the youth ministry will be collecting donations for Strick's Gift, a non-profit based out of our own Youth Café and founded by Westminster family Lena & Geoff Levendoski. We encourage you to bring new or gently used items from the list below to the Waffle Breakfast or order items online and have them sent directly to the church (Strick's Gift c/o Westminster 3900 West End Ave. 37205). We will be collecting now through 9/29.

- New Infant clothing 0 to 6 months 
- Excellent condition used Infant clothing 0 to 6 months
- Sleep Sacks
- Baby Blankets
- Socks and Hats
- Bibs and Burp Cloths

Celebrating Katie

We have so appreciated the ministry and presence of Katie Gossage, we want to make sure she knows how much Westminster loves her.
One opportunity is Sunday, September 24 during the waffle breakfast in the youth café. Around 10:30 am on Sept. 24, we will have some time to share memories and there will be a basket for cards, notes, or gifts as you choose. If you are not able to be with us on Sunday, Katie’s home address is 740 Myhr Drive Nashville, TN 37221. You may direct your cards and notes there.
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