Spiritual Growth Opportunities

The Psalmist says, “God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path”. There are several opportunities that are offered to nurture and enrich the spiritual life of the congregation:

"What's On Wednesdays"*

*Kids Choir meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in class room 102.

*Wonderful Wednesday for Kids meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., rooms 104 & 311.

eXchange for youth meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in classroom 317.

*Pastor’s Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Chapel.

Small group meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in room 303.

Women’s Bible Study meets on Thursdays, 10 AM, in room 303..

Prayer Group meets at 10:00 a.m. every Friday in the Chapel.

For more information on these classes click here for adults and here for children.

Small Groups

Pastor’s Bible Study-Book of Romans Facilitator: Loyd Mabry

Beginning Wednesday, September 5, Pastor Loyd will lead a twelve-week study on the Book of Romans. As we would all agree, the book of Romans is the Apostle Paul’s Masterpiece, a carefully constructed summary of Christian Theology. The book of Romans clearly explains God’s plan of salvation by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. Divinely inspired, the Apostle Paul passed on truths that are followed by believers to this day. John Wesley’s heart was strangely warmed while attending a Moravian meeting in London in 1738 and was converted after hearing Luther’s sermon on the introduction to the book of Romans. To know Romans is to know Christianity! The letter shapes the life and teachings of Jesus into core truths for people of all ages. Hope you will make a prayerful decision to be a part of this dynamic Bible study and be blessed. Please spread the word and bring your family members, neighbors, friends and co-workers!

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, in the Chapel

Women’s Bible Study  “A New Playlist”  Facilitator: Nita Wright

We will be studying “A New Playlist by Jacob Armstrong - one of our ministers in the Tennessee Conference! This study is based on the Sermon on the Mount. Playlists offer more than music. The playlist of our culture make us distracted, anxious and overloaded. They tell us: “You have to do everything. You have to be all places. You have to make everybody happy.” Jesus has a new playlist for you. He has a song that goes straight to the heart. It can’t be downloaded on iTunes. It tells you the truth. It’s about doing less and being more. This is a six-week study and we will meet at 10 AM beginning September 6. Please call Nita Wright at 615-459-9279 or email her at nita_wright@bellsouth.net.

Thursdays, 10:00 am, Room 303 

Freed-Up Financial Living  Facilitator: Kelsie Jones

SFUMC is offering a group study, “Freed-Up Financial Living - How to Get There with Biblical Principles”. This is a program of six one-hour sessions beginning September 12 that will provide you tools and skills to help you, in the words of Community Church of Greensburg, IN, “control your finances, so your finances don’t end up controlling you!” The program, part of Good Sense Core Curriculum from Willow Creek Resources, includes a valuable workbook you will keep as a reference for life and to share with family. Look for more details in the days ahead.

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm, Room 310

Terrific Tuesday Bible Study  “Whisper…”  Facilitators: Jeff Bowles & Felicia Kumar

This 12-week Bible study beginning September 4 will focus on Mark Batterson’s book “Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God” We believe God still speaks! The voice that spoke the cosmos into existence is the same voice that parted the Red Sea and made the sun stand still in the midday sky. One day this voice will make all things new, but it’s also speaking to each of us now! That voice is God’s voice and what we’ve learned from Scripture is that God often speaks in a whisper, not to make it difficult to hear God, but to draw us close. The author in his book introduces us to the seven love languages of God, actively speaking through Scripture, Desires, Doors, Dreams, People, Promotings, and Pain. God’s whisper can answer most of our burning questions, calm our deepest fears, and fulfill our biggest dreams. Join the group, and be blessed to discover how simple it is to hear God’s voice in every aspect of your life!

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, Room 102

Kid's Choir  Wednesday, 6:00 pm (Dismissed until September 5)

Kids Choir is open to ages 3-10.  We will be working on a variety of music that will suit all children.  We will learn music to sing periodically in church services.  Join us!  Led by Lee Anne Sanford & Melanie McCollum.

Wonderful Wednesday for kids is each Wednesday evening, 6:30-7:30 pm.  (Dismissed until September 5)

Following Kids Choir, we offer an hour-long program for all kids.  Children ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to participate in this program that encourages them to live Christ-centered lives through activities, games, crafts, Bible stories and more.