Confirmands Dine with Session-Diaconate on September 23, 2019

Please make a meal reservation for your confirmand or to let us know he/she will not be able to attend.   The cost for the dinner was included in the class fee.

Meal reservations must be made by September 16.

Monday, September 23 from 5:30-7:00pm in Courtenay Hall.

Attire:   casual; many confirmands actually come to the dinner after a practice.

Pickup:  At 7:00, confirmands will be walked to the covered drop-off entrance by their small groups leaders.   Parents can pick up there.

What:    Confirmands will eat and meet with officers (elders and deacons) of the church.  Each confirmand will receive a personal introduction to the Officers of the Church and the opportunity to observe the church governing body at work at their quarterly joint meeting which begins at 6:00 p.m..

Please make a dinner reservation.

Summer Learning Groups and Worship

During the summer months, our Sunday School learning groups combine into multi-age clusters in a relaxed, fun format.   Kick-off for the new season is August 18, 2019.

Summer Sunday School
Now until August 11 | 9:45 – 10:45 AM

Parents are invited to join their children in Sunday School over the summer.

Rooms & Age Groups: 
Ages 4, 5, 6 (age by Aug. 15, 2019, Pre-1st) | CW 114
Entering Grades 1st – 6th in the Fall | Grundy Hall

Worship Services

Sundays | Sanctuary | 8:30 and 11:00 | The Gathering Place | 11:00 AM
This summer The Five Thirty service meets on Sundays at 11:00 A.M. in The Gathering Place. We are calling it The Table—a relaxed worship service rooted in the Reformed Tradition.
All are welcome to worship!
Nursery Care and Young Children & Worship are available for this service too!

Mission Days for Rising 4th, 5th, & 6th Graders
Mission Days | July 8 & July 24 – Details and Register Here
Medical Release
We will head out into the community to care for our neighbors!

March 10 and 17 are special days in Sunday School

March 10 will be our second Buddy Sunday in this school year. Buddy Sunday is a time when older and younger children get to meet each other and begin to build recognition and  community through prayer and sharing a Bible story together. Our goal for this day is for older children to act as mentors to the younger children and for younger children to meet older children to include in their faith community.

We invite  the children to pray for each other during the week following Buddy Sunday. Children will bring home a Buddy Book which names their new church friend.

March 17 will be a Day of Service. Children will gather in age-level groups to learn what the Kingdom of Heaven is like and do service projects for others.

  • Faith, Love and Grace will meet together in CW 115
  • Grades 1-3 will meet in Grundy Hall
  • Grades 4-6 will gather in Courtenay Lounge for Donuts and Dialogue with the Confirmation journey leaders then do their service project

Dinner with Church Officers – September 17

Kick Off Details for Confirmation Class

Sunday, August 19 is kick-off day for Confirmation from 9:45 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.

View the Key Dates for Confirmation Class 2019 .

Please Register & E-Sogn Permission Slip for the Fellowship Lunch & Skating Party, which is immediately following the 11:00 worship service on August 19.

Here’s the plan:

  • Class meets in GRUNDY Hall at 9:45 A.M.
  • Worship together at the 11:00 A.M. service with their small group leaders
  • Enjoy lunch together here on campus (provided)
  • Group travels together to the Brentwood Skate Center for fun and fellowship (transportation provided by class leaders)
  • Return to the FPC campus by 2:30 P.M.  Parent pick-up in the parking lot located by the GYM.

We hope this will be a priority for your new confirmand.  It’s a great way to start this significant year in community with one another!

ACTION NEEDED

  1. In order for your child to participate in the Confirmation Class we need a Medical Release on file. Click HERE to complete the class Medical Release, which is valid for all class activities through the end of May 2019.
  2. Please send in current photo (head shot – a quick on snapped on your phone will work) AND a baby photo (scan it or take a picture of it) of your Confirmand as soon as you can.  You may attach the photos to an e-mail and send to our Office.

We must have the medical release AND your permission to take your confirmand off campus.

Confirmation Family Celebration Lunch

Confirmation Special Vespers Service

Vesper Worship Service on March 4th at the Five-Thirty Service

Over the past few Sundays,the confirmands have been writing the Vesper’s worship service that they will lead on Sunday, March 4, at The Five-Thirty service.

Each confirmand will have a role in the service, so their participation is important.

There will be opportunity for both instrumentalists and vocalists to provide some of the music, too.

Please make note of these details:

  • Families are invited to the Vesper’s service, which begins at 5:25 PM on March 4  in The Gathering Place.
  • Confirmands need to arrive (to The Gathering Place) no later than 4:30 PM for practice with their leaders.
  • Following the service, there will be a fellowship time with hot chocolate and cookies.   Sign up HERE to help provide cookies.
  • After refreshments, parents will gather with Adam DeVries and Anna Wheeler, of our Youth Ministry, to learn important information about making that transition, as well as providing Adam and Anna with insights about your soon-to-be Youth.
  • While parents meet, Confirmands and their leaders will join with their Officer Friends (deacons & elders of the church) to play some get-to-know you games and exchange prayer requests.
  • We will dismiss no later than 7:30 PM

Confirmation Overnight Retreat to NaCoMe

RETREAT TIME is near!!!

Who: All Confirmands, their Small Group Leaders, Deb O’Brien and Anna Wheeler (Assistant Director for High School Ministries at FPC)
What: Confirmation Overnight Retreat
When: Saturday, February 10, 8:00 A.M. through
Sunday, February 11, returning to FPC by 1:30 P.M.
Where: NaCoMe Camp & Conference Center

Please register your confirmand HERE; you may also pay the $50 retreat participation fee on-line, or choose to mail in a check to the attention of Deb O’Brien, FPC, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN  37220.
The registration deadline is January 18.

Confirmation Class Worship Together January 7

The Confirmation Class and their leaders will be joining with the worshiping community at The 5:30 service on Sunday, January 7.   Confirmands should gather in the foyer by The Gathering Place at 5:20 P.M.   After worship, everyone will enjoy a potluck Soup Night together.  Confirmands are asked to contribute a bag of chips or a box of crackers to the meal.

Buddy Sunday – Dec. 3, 2017

On Dec 3, the older children visited the young groups of Sunday School. They shared a scripture then were paired up with a buddy to talk about the scripture and get to know each other. Great things happened when young children and older children met. Older children found the role of buddy leader to be fun to fulfill. Younger children were pleased to have the attention of an older child. Each child now has the name of another child to pray for and look for on Sunday mornings.

6th Grade visited with the 2nd Grade:

© 2019 First Presbyterian Church | 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220 | (615) 383-1815
Website By Poka Yoke Design