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The Spire

February 9, 2016

Welcome New Members - Sunday February 7, 2016

In This Edition
Articles:
Clay Stauffer, pg 2
Lent Schedule, pg 3
News, Classes and
Opportunities to Get
Involved, pgs 3-5
WCC Kids/Youth, pg 6
Lily Order Form, pg 7
Cares & Upholding
Our Church, back cover

George Shreeve, Sr. with his wife Mary

Nancy (Wertz) Cox

NEW Areas of
Focus for 2016
Mission and
Outreach
Disciple's DNA
Relationships
and Connection

Core Values
Welcoming
Outstanding worship
Outreach
Different traditions
Mission and ministry
On the move
Nurturing
Transforming

Mission
Statement
Growing
Disciples of
Christ by
Seeking God,
Sharing Love,
and
Serving Others.

This Sunday, February 14th at


10:30 a.m. in the Gathering Hall

Reception and Book Signing Celebrating the


Pre-Release of Clay Stauffer's New Book

Preaching Politics
Proclaiming Jesus in an Age of Money,
Power and Partisanship

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Rose (7), and Lee (4)

My New Book Preaching Politics

by Clay Stauffer

To identify the correlation between restlessness and


materialism in our culture.
To remind people that success and hard work are
important but there is much more to life than money and
the accumulation of things.
We will have copies available this Sunday, Valentines Day,
in the Gathering Hall at Spire Books. My offer still stands: if
you dont get anything out of the book, I am happy to buy it
back. I want to thank this congregation for the support and
encouragement in getting this project done. My experience
serving this congregation over the past eight and a half years
created the desire to get this published. I hope you enjoy it.
Blessings,

Let me first say that I am uncomfortable


with the idea of self-promotion. I think
David Brooks got it right in The Road
to Character by saying that we now
live in a culture built around The Big
Me. He says, We have built a moral
ecology around the Big Me, around the
belief of the golden figure inside. This
has led to a rise in narcissism and selfaggrandizement. Social media has given rise to the selfie
and a culture of narcissism. Humility is now as important
as ever yet it seems in short supply. Having acknowledged
that, I want to use this article to humbly tell you about the
book that I have written that will hopefully help churches,
pastors, and members deal with some very difficult subjects.
Preaching Politics is about three basic issues that some
say should not be discussed in polite company religion,
politics, and money. I have found that these are the issues
that evoke the most passion and energy in peoples lives so I
decided to take them on. Maybe this was wise. Maybe not.
Nevertheless, these are subjects that are clearly present in
the gospels and in Jesus teachings.
Was Jesus a political person? That is a fascinating question.
Many different answers have been given. If he was, what type
of politics did he espouse? He talked about a kingdom
that was not of this world, different from what we know
and experience. He said, Render to Caesar the things that
are Caesars and to God the things that are Gods. In this
country, we are now in a heated presidential election cycle.
Some enjoy it; others do not. This election is giving rise
to some very interesting candidates with widely divergent
viewpoints. Are we watching political debates or reality
TV? This book talks about the challenge that preachers (like
me) face when we preach and teach in a politically diverse
congregation. Clearly, not everybody is on the same page.
You cannot make assumptions regarding somebodys politics
or world-view. We are all united in Jesus Christ but how can
we begin to come together to discuss some of these topics
that affect our world and our culture in a respectful manner,
without anger and resentment. Churches in general have
done a poor job of this.
Then, there is the universal topic of money. Jesus had
more to say about money and possessions than perhaps any
other subject during his life. He knew that money was a
reality that we all must face, rich and poor, young and old,
male and female. If churches only talk about money when
they are trying to raise the budget, that is a problem. How
we spend our money (and time) says a lot about our values
and priorities. Jesus said, Where your treasure is, there
your heart will be also. He said that heart always follows
treasure.
What are the basic goals of this book? Ill name a few:
To help people of different political persuasions come
together to discuss difficult issues where there is often
tension and disagreement, creating a healthy dialogue
that is grounded in the love and respect of Christ.
To shed light on many of Jesus teachings and parables and
the implications that they have for our lives today.
To lift up the work of Duke ethicist Stanley Hauerwas
and Methodist pastor Adam Hamilton, both of whom are
highly respected Christian leaders.

Clay

Preaching Politics is a
compelling narrative that astutely
examines the nexus between
religion and politics, and the
modern dilemmas faced today by
the Christian church and people
of faith. Clay Stauffer is a friend
and Tennessee native who artfully
draws from his own personal
experiences to inform how our lives
can continue to benefit and grow
from the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
-William H. Frist, MD, Former U.S.
Senate Majority Leader
Clay is a good man and a great preacher. He wrestles
with the same issues as his large congregation, and helps
them understand each other and, more importantly, Jesus.
Preaching Politics gives everyone helpful advice for coping
with many of the problems of todays world. Clay is married
to a physician, but he, too, is a healer. - Jim Cooper, U.S.
Representative, Fifth District of Tennessee
"Well Ill say one thing for my friend, Clay Stauffer,
hes not afraid to take on the tough issues! Thankfully,
he approaches these issues with a spirit of grace and a
willingness to listen. The New Testament encourages us to
'speak the truth with love.' Clays new book attempts to do
just that." - Governor Bill Haslam, State of Tennessee
"Clay Stauffer takes a thoughtful approach to dealing
with difficult political issues facing the church in an
increasingly polarized and materialistic society. From his
pulpit in a politically diverse and affluent congregation, Clay
deals with these issues first hand. While this book will be a
guide for pastors, it is just as relevant for those of us who
sit in the pews." - William F. Carpenter III, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, LifePoint Health
"Clay Stauffers amazing book does two things to this
wealthy septuagenarian: It brings me to my knees in prayer
and challenges me to open my wallet and my life for spiritual
warfare to a dying world." - Cal Turner, Jr., former Chairman
and CEO, Dollar General
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The Season of Lent


The Bible provides no commands or instruction to
observe Lent. The word itself is not in the Holy Scriptures.
Although the specific origins of the Lenten tradition
are uncertain it is clear that variations of its observance
developed in the early Church. Following the Council of
Nicea in 325 AD, Lenten practices were widely embraced.
Our current custom of "giving something up for Lent"
is but a shadow of the original spiritual purpose of Lent.
Its observance was intended to focus the entire person body, soul and spirit - on Jesus, particularly His death and
His resurrection. This was done through daily and intense
prayer, fasting and worship during the forty days (not
counting Sundays) leading up to Easter morning. Forty
days was not an arbitrary length of time:
So he (Moses) was there with the Lord forty days and
forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water.
And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant,
the Ten Commandments
(Exodus 34:28).

So he (Elijah) arose, and ate and drank;


and he went in the strength of that food forty days
andforty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God
(I Kings 19:8).
And when He (Jesus) had fasted forty days
and forty nights, afterward He was hungry
(Matthew 4:2).
It is further asserted by Luke in Acts 1:3 that Jesus
made Himself known to His followers throughout the forty
day period between His resurrection and Ascension.
Over our next forty days - beginning February 10 (Ash
Wednesday) through March 27 (Easter) - you will receive
a series of meditations written by Woodmont members
and ministerial staff. It is our hope and prayer that these
reflections will serve as spiritual guides during this season
of preparation.
"He is Risen, indeed!"
- Thom Schuyler

SEASON OF LENT SCHEDULE


WOODMONT CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Wednesday, February 10th Ash Wednesday 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Clay Stauffer, Preaching Sermon: "A Season of Soul Searching"
Scripture: Matthew 7:1-5 and James 3:13-18
Sunday, February 14th First Sunday of Lent 9:30 & 11:00 in the Sanctuary
Clay Stauffer, Preaching NEW Sermon Series: "Parables of Jesus"
Sermon: "The Good Samaritan and God's Love"
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37, I Corinthians 13:4-7
Sunday, February 14th Evening Worship at The Bridge 5:15 p.m. in Drowota Hall
NEW Sermon Series: "Wilderness Stories"
Preaching February 14th - Trey Flowers,
Preaching February 21st - Justin Gung,
Preaching, February 28th - Trey Flowers
March 24th Maundy-Thursday
Special Worship Service in Drowota Hall after 5-Star Dinner
Experience a live reenactment of The Last Supper Service of Communion!
(please bring a cup)
March 25th Good FridayWorship 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
"Seven Last Words of Christ"
Saturday, March 26th 10:30 a.m. on the East Lawn
Family Easter Egg Hunt!
A Woodmont Tradition - Bring Your Family and Friends!
March 27th Easter Sunday Worship Services
7:00 a.m. - Sunrise Service at the Haught Memorial Outdoor Chapel
9:00 a.m. - Easter Sunday Worship at The Bridge in Drowota Hall
9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. - Easter Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary
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COME BUILD A

HOME

WCC's Book Club Meets Tuesday


February 16th, at 10:30 in Room 107
Debbie Baird will lead a discussion of The Girl
You Left Behind by JoJo Moyers. Everyone is
invited to join us for our monthly meetings!

FOR A DAY

When Woodmont sponsors a Habitat for Humanity build, church members


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HELPING
BUILD
and
friends come
out in droves
to put aAhammer to a nail, a paintbrush to a
wall,
and toFOR
get toHUMANITY
know one another
HABITAT
HOME while
ON doing the work of God. After the
work is over, we hand the keys over - keys to new dignity, new hope and new
life. Absolutely
no experience is required and no personal tools are needed.
Enter Build Dates Here
Upon registering, youll receive a letter with complete information and at the
build site you will receive breakfast, snacks, water, lunch and a T-shirt. Please
understand that volunteering for one or more days means being there from
7:15 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m.
Sign up by going to www.woodmontchristian.org (click on Mission &
FOR INFO CONTACT:
Outreach then
select Habitat for Humanity) or contact Mike Robinson at
Enter
Coordinator
Contact Info
Here dates and details:
mikehrobinson@gmail.com.
Build
Saturday,
March 5th
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
TOOLS & FOOD PROVIDED
FREE WARM FUZZIES
Raise wall panels, install exterior blue board and windows, and top
plate house while maintaining a clean worksite.
Sunday, March 6th
Install roof trusses, truss bracing, exterior doors, and deadwood.
Saturday, March 12th
Install siding and insulation. Caulk top and bottom plates and panel joints.
Sunday, March 13th
Finish siding, insulation and soffit.
Should you wish to make a monetary contribution, make checks to Woodmont
Christian Church with WCC/Habitat for Humanity in the memo.

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JOIN

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at


5:35 p.m. in Drowota Hall
Menu:
Roasted Chicken
Cheese Grits
Orange Glazed Carrots
Apple Cake with Whipped Cream
RSVP by noon on Monday February 15th:
online at www.bit.ly/2016dinners
by calling 615-297-8563
on Sunday's Connection Card

October 1 December 31, 2015 Memorial & Honorarium Listing


Contribution in memory of:
Lola Alexander
John H. Beck
Billie Brooks
Ashlee Brown
Carolyn Bryant
Dorothy B. Carney
John Chaffin
Jane Drury
Sara Farrar
Judy Ginn
George and Ann Keith
Stan McElhiney
Ruth Myrick
Lelia Neuhoff
Linn Patten
Gay Phinizy
Charlene Solliday
Pat Todd
Nancy Turner
Mary Jane Ward
Margie Weingand
Elliott Williams
Contributors:
Chance and Liz Anne Allen
Jan and Steve Anderson
Mrs. (Fifi) James E. Anderson
L. H. Armistead

Malcolm and Debbie Baird


Dennis and Cynthia Beck
Frank and Pat Bell
Blakeford at Green Hills
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Calton, Jr.
Fred Cassetty
Tom and Debby Cate
Yvonne and Sam Christopher
Circle 2, Woodmont Christian Church
John W. Clay, Jr.
Karin Dale Coble
Helen Dale
Ed and Betty Davies
David T. and Cindi H. Dingler
Frank and Claire Drowota
Richard D. Duncan, Jr.
Jane Dyer
Mr. H. Wallace Edwards Jr.
MaryDe Elliston, Jeff Ligon, Katie
Elliston and Brad Mehaffey
Juanita and Charles Fentress
Sallye and John Galloway
Kathy and John Gibson
David, Marion & Ann Walker Greenlee
Charley and Carol Hankla
Lee Ann Hawkins
Jim and Betsy Hendrick
John J. & Martha M. Hobby
Edith H. Holmstrom

Leon Hooper
Mr. John M. Hooper
Julie Howell
Donald Jackson
George and Polly Keith
Mary Eagle Keith
Pete and Sandra Kyne
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Lineberger
Sharon Lloyd
Randy and Ann Luther
Jane and Jim Main
Pat and Dave Malone
Paul T. and Tandy M. Menk
Richard M. and Betty Ruth Miller
Anne and Don Mitchell
William C. and Julie L. Mizell
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Napier
The Nunnally Family
Park and Mary Welsh Owen
Alex Stokes Palmer
Sarah P. Peay
Al and Jere Phillips
Maurice W. Pinson
Sherwood and Angela S. Powers
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Price
Bill Regen
Eugene & Elizabeth Regen, Jr.
Hedi and Don Reynolds
Mr. and Mrs. Buist Richardson
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Joe M. Roberts
Don and Lisa Rollins
Ronald McDonald House
Betty Mercy Rourke
Bryan Sargent
Diane and Tim Shamrock
L. C. Smead, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Smith
Mrs. Frank L. Smith Jr.
Barbara and Mike Stewart
Lawrence B. and Bolin K. Stumb, Jr.
Paul R. and Mary S. Stumb
Patricia Taylor
Ollie Thompson
Louis B. Todd, Jr.
Tony Todd
Dennis and Sue Triano
Paul and June Turner
Mary Turner Wakefield
John L. and Dorothy M. Watson
Wesleyan Arts Alliance
Robert G. and Lorren K. Williams
Pamela Zimmerman
Contribution in honor of:
Cynthia and Dave Arnholt
Contributor:
James A. Haslam II

New Lenten Prayer Series Begins


Wednesday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m.
led by Roy Stauffer in Room 105

February 17
What is Prayer? How do you understand prayer?
February 24
What do you expect from prayer?
What difference does prayer make?
Can you change God's mind through prayer?
March 2
Prayer and Meditation - What is the difference?
What is needed for effective meditation?
March 9
Prayer and our understanding of God.
How can you pray to a non-theistic God?
March 16
Praying the Labyrinth - What's it all about? Find
out by experiencing it first hand!
Every session will also end with a
ten minute time of directed prayer.

Living Generously, Changing Lives


NEW Hands-On Outreach Opportunity!

Join together with Woodmont and fellow


congregations in serving to provide a vital
program of peace in our city. The Nashville
Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) is a local
nonprofit that provides free mediation services to
people most in need of safe conflict resolution. Last
year, NCRC's five staff members and 60 trained
volunteers provided mediation intervention
services in over 650 cases impacting more than
2000 people. Referrals come from civil and
juvenile courts, public housing properties, metro
police, and the Martha O'Bryan Center to address
crises involving housing security, parenting and
family stability, and mediation involving juvenile offenders to divert
inclusion in the prison pipeline. As our city grows in vibrancy, so does
the need for support for our troubled and impoverished neighbors.
NCRC invites you to be part of a mission of service to the community.
What can you do? Attend Woodmont's first Mediation Team meeting
Wednesday, February 17th at 5:00 p.m. in room 100 (before Five Star
Dinner). You will learn about joining WCC and NCRC as a volunteer
mediator, a conflict resolution coach, or in some other capacity, and
about training as a mediator (approved by the TN Supreme Court)
and mentoring in NCRC's programs. Mediations are scheduled during
normal working hours.
For further information or if you have questions please call or email
Bette Christofersen: 615-260-3431 or bettebc@comcast.net.

GEMS (G)reet, (E)at, (M)eet, and (S)ocialize

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Noon in Room 105, Catered Meal for $8.00

Program:
Robert Hendrick will share information about his Artisan created, Craftsman built upscale
custom home and office furniture. His work focuses on the use of recycled and ecological
reclaimed train rails and re-purposed hardwood timbers, which he designs and creates at his
Rail Yard Studios, located in Nashville. Many of you may know his wife, Sally, and three
children: Amy, Zoe, and Annie, along with his parents, Jim and Betsy Hendrick.
*(Dont forget: A Door Prize will be given away.Must be present to win!)*
Menu:
Ground Beef Chili and Vegan Chili (no meat)
Sour Cream Cornbread
Southwestern Salad with corn, black beans and tomatoes with lime dressing
Salsa and Chips
Chess Squares
All are welcome. If you wish to attend, please make your reservation by Friday, February 19,
by calling the church office (615-297-8563), or by emailing reception@woodmontcc.org.

RSVP by calling 615-297-8563 or emailing reception@woodmontcc.org


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Happy February Birthdays!

THIS MONTH IN CHRISTQUEST:


The Scripture Passage:John 6:1-15, 35
The Story: "The Feeding of the 5,000"
The Big Idea: Jesus performed a miracle
on that hillside by the Sea of Galilee.
Thousands of peoplemen, women, and
children alikewere very hungry and miles
away from any pantry, market, or restaurant.
But Jesus saves the day! He takes just a small
amount of food and turns it into enough to
satisfy everyone. Now, if Jesus did that with a
little bit of food, what can he do with your life?
The Memory Verse: Jesus declared, I am
the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will
never go hungry, and whoever believes in
me will never be thirsty. John 6:35

Bethany Burks - 2/3/10


Eva Pratt - 2/6/06
Kemp Presley - 2/6/12
Iris Castellanos - 2/7/12
Miller Reynolds - 2/8/15

Scott Reynolds - 2/8/15


Madelyn McConnell - 2/9/09
Isla Bell - 2/12/12
Clayton Stauffer - 2/13/12
Adelaide Cummings - 2/14/08

Ellis Stokes - 2/20/13


Bradley French - 2/24/15
Chase Demastus - 2/24/10
Zach Demastus - 2/24/10
Mattie-Ann Harwell - 2/25/12

WEDNESDAY NIGHT/JYF:

Join us this Wednesday for dinner,


games and activities, and Bible
Study! This month, we'll be
starting our new series "Pathway
through the Parables"
If you can't make it to dinner
beforehand, meet Miss Maddi and
Mr. Justin in Drowota Hall at 6:30
p.m. for programming.

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NEW 6-week Lent


Sunday School Series
starting this week, Feb 7

SCAN the code to register or visit:


http://bit.ly/Guat2016

Spring Fling at Bethany Hills


Registration Deadline is
February 26th!

Capture the flag night

Open to all 9-12th graders


March 4th - 6th, 2016
visit http://bit.ly/springflingbhc to register!

Woodmont Youth Group's Mission Statement


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Sunday night Youth Group!

Quick Financial Summary - July to December 2015


Actual

Receipts and Revenues


Pledges--Current Year
Non-Pledges
Other Receipts and Revenues
Total Receipts and Revenues
Expenditures & Disbursements
(C)ONNECT
(R)ESOURCE
(E)QUIP
(W)ORSHIP
Total Expenditures & Disbursements

July, 2015 - December, 2015


Budget
Budget/Actual

$ 1,148,519.17
135,418.63
52,449.03
1,336,386.83

$ 1,253,919.00
81,716.00
26,375.00
1,362,010.00

100,098.82
929,214.33
39,466.07
40,408.70
1,109,187.92

120,689.00
976,626.00
53,851.00
51,505.00
1,202,671.00

Net Surplus/(Deficit)
$ 227,198.91 $ 159,339.00 $
* Note: Year-to-date pledge income does not include $200,280.50 of pre-paid pledges.

2015/2016
Annual Budget

(105,399.83)
53,702.63
26,074.03
(25,623.17)

$ 2,224,695.00
144,980.00
49,700.00
2,419,375.00

(20,590.18)
(47,411.67)
(14,384.93)
(11,096.30)
(93,483.08)

261,955.00
1,952,485.00
108,000.00
96,935.00
2,419,375.00

67,859.91

Each Lily plant will be in a foil wrapped pot, 14 to 16 tall with 2


stalks, and will decorate the Sanctuary on Easter Sunday. A special
booklet is given out Easter Sunday at morning worship listing the
names of those who purchased lilies in honor and/or memory of and
the names of those honored and/or remembered. Each plant is $10.00.
Following the 11:00 am service on March 27th your plant(s) may be
taken home.

Deadline to Order Lilies is Friday February 26, 2016

Ordering Lilies - 3 options:


Place this form in the offering plate on Sunday along with your check marked for lilies.
Detach and mail this form to 3601 Hillsboro Rd. Nashville, TN 37215 with your check marked for lilies.
Order online at www.bit.ly/lilies4easter. You can pay on-line at www.bit.ly/payforlilies or by check.

Please detach here


Ordered By: First Name: _________________________
Phone No: ________________________

Last Name:_______________________________

Email: ________________________________

Total Number of Lilies Purchased: _______ @ $10.00 = $ _________ (# of lilies purchased x 10)
I am paying by: (Circle One) CASH

or

CHECK

or

ONLINE

(if purchasing online, visit www.bit.ly/payforlilies and choose Lily Order from the drop down menu)
For the Lily Booklet (please list names exactly as you would like them to appear separated by a comma - example: Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Smith, Joe and Jane Smith, and Joe Smith):
Given By:________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
In HONOR of:____________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
In MEMORY of:___________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Next Weeks Calendar


Sunday, February 14
9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship Services, Sanctuary
Sunday School
10:30 a.m.
Book Signing, Gathering Hall
5:15 p.m.
The Bridge Worship, Drowota Hall
6:00 p.m.
The Bridge Soup and Salad
6:15 p.m.
Youth Group, Youth Wing
Monday, February 15
11:30 a.m.
Visitation Group, Room 105
4:00 p.m.
"Geezers" Men's Group, Boardroom
Tuesday, February 16
9:00 a.m.
Womens Prayer Group, Campbell-Stone
9:30 a.m.
Women's Bible Study, Martha Galyon, 200
10:30 a.m.
WCC Book Club, Room 107
6:00 p.m.
Handbell Practice
Nominating Committee Meeting, Room 100
Wednesday, February 17
6:15 a.m.
Men's Small Group, Room 100
7:00 a.m.
Mens Bible Study, Room 105
Younger Men's Bible Study, Boardroom
5:00 p.m.
NEW Outreach Opportunity! Nashville
Conflict Resolution Training, Room 100
5:35 p.m.
5 Star Dinner, Drowota Hall
6:15 p.m.
DivorceCare The Bay Room (edit)
JYF Jr. Youth Fellowship, Kids Commons
6:30 p.m.
"Right, Left, Christian", Boardroom
Choir Practice, Choir Room
Gilead Group, Mansion Conference Room
Leadership Woodmont, Room 107
Lenten Prayer Series, Room 105
Thursday, February 18 Library Workday

Prayers for Our Church Family


CONTINUING CONCERNS:
Tallu Scott, mother of Sarah Schuyler
LuAnn Brent
Michael Goodwin, Elizabeth Goodwin's husband and son-in-law of
Barbara Sullivan. Florence, AL
Ben and Gayle Cherry, and their son Hugh
Mary Jane Jones (Pam Groom's step mother) Louisville
Hailey Wright
Will Keim
Clay Perry, son of Diane and Tim Perry, grandson of Betty and Bill
Johnson, Seattle
Gary Jones, father of Pam Groom
Janice Cameron, WCPS teacher
Farrell Mason, on bed rest
Martha Hobby
Brad Gioa, Headmaster of MBA
Beverly McQueeney, mother of Deb LaForge
Penny Stelling
John Devoe, father of Elisa Clark
MILITARY:
Lt. Ryan Whitson, son of Linda Whitson, Middle East
Toby Logsdon, friend of John and Sallye Galloway, Middle East
SYMPATHY TO:
Doug King and his family on the loss of his brother, Jack. Services
were held on Feb. 8 in GA.

The Elders of Woodmont Ask That You Join Them in Prayer for:
Our Ministerial staff as they prepare us for the Lenten season.
Students and staff at Woodmont preschool.
Those serving our country in the military.
Woodmont staff who keeps the church running.

Father Daughter Dance - February 5th!

By Our Presence and Our Gifts

Deacons Serving February 14, 2016

Date
Sun. School Total Atd. Operating
January 17
369
870
$44,282
January 24
411
896
$52,659
January 31
355
841
$24,234
February 7
347
854
$63,736
Worship Services February 14, 2016
9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Dr. Clay Stauffer, Preaching
NEW Lent Series: "Parable of Jesus"
Sermon: "The Good Samaritan and God's Love"
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37, I Corinthians 13:4-7
5:15 p.m. Drowota Hall The Bridge Worship
Trey Flowers, Preaching
New Lent Series: "Wilderness Stories"

Communion Prep: Christy Brown


Service Coordinators: 9:30: David Todd 11:00: Laurie Hester
Video Camera: 9:30: Jonathan Farmer 11:00: Jim Hester
9:30 a.m.
Roy Jordan
Jennifer Ottinger
Talbott Ottinger
Shane Douglas
Sarah Schuyler
Mike McConnell
Heather Douglas
Laura Stephan

11:00 a.m.
Ray Dickerson
Sandy Dickerson
John Weldon
Ann Rising
Barbara Sullivan
Don Hart
Jenny Holder
Selena Guilfoy

5:15 p.m.
Andrew Chelton
Stephanie Chelton
Jay Everett
Kristen Newman

Elders Serving
February 14, 2016
9:30 a.m.
Marcus Crider
and
Anne-Marie Farmer
11:00 a.m.
Emmie Thomas
and
Rich Sanderson
5:15 p.m.
Rich Sanderson

Ministerial Staff Serving Woodmont

Dr. Clay Stauffer, Senior Minister


Rev. Trey Flowers, Minister of Youth & "The Bridge"
Dr. C. Roy Stauffer, Minister of Adult Education & Church Life
Michael Graham, Director of Music Ministry
Rev. Justin Gung, Minister of Children & Congregational Care
Thom Schuyler, Director of College, Young Adults, Missions & Outreach
Farrell Mason, Minister of Family Life & Pastoral Care
Andra Moran & Stephen Daniel King, Creative Directors, "The Bridge"
Mary Clare Pyron, Parish Nurse
Tallu Schuyler Quinn, Director, The Nashville Food Project

Support Staff Serving Woodmont

Chris Beck, Business Administrator


Mandy Barton Brown, Executive Assistant
Sara deBettencourt, Communications Director
Katie Sheridan Gossage, Assistant Youth Ministry Director
Maddison Grigsby, Childrens Ministry Coordinator
Sam Marsh, Property & Housekeeping Manager
Martha Duff, Director of Preschool