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Hospital / Rehab:

  •  Jeanette Barrett, mother of Katrina Thomas’ friend, continues care in Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro.
  •  Savannah Morgan, mother of Jim Morgan continues rehab in Stones River Manor room 5310.
  •  George Spain, stepfather of Frankie Poole, continues rehab in Adams- Place room 1135 following surgery.
  •  Nadine Turnbow is undergoing treatment in StoneCrest room 209.
  •  Burton Young, brother of Gloria Holland / uncle of Michelle Heil, remains in Life Care Ctr. of Blount Co. room 137.


  •  Jerry Brooks is suffering with a tear in his cornea.
  •  Mike Clayton, brother-in-law of Cathy Smithson, has been dismissed from the hospital following successful back surgery on Mon., Sept. 9th.
  •  Faye Crick, sister of Wanda Todd, is struggling with anxiety.
  •  Frank Gardner, father of Mary Beth Jones, is scheduled to receive test results this Wednesday, September 11th. Pray for good results.
  •  Betty Graham is scheduled to undergo a colonoscopy on Thursday, September 19th, due to severe anemia.
  •  Kellie Hancock is suffering with severe back pain.
  •  Lauren Hargrove, daughter of Rita Sweeney’s cousin, will begin radiation soon following recent cancer surgery.
  •  Lynnette Henderson is undergoing tests and a procedure this week at Duke Hospital in N. Carolina in hopes that her spinal leak will be found.
  •  Arica Hinson, a young girl affiliated with Joan and Bud Cagle’s friend, is about to receive her second bone marrow transfer due to cancer.
  •  Bill Jenczyk is undergoing pretesting for possible deep brain stimulation surgery on Monday, September 16th, for his Parkinson’s disease.
  •  Chris Jenkins, a friend of Amanda Gilreath, continues radiation for a few more weeks for Grade 4 brain cancer.
  •  Anthony McCord, son of Daniel and Joan McCord, has been diagnosed with and is being treated for cirrhosis of the liver.
  •  Bill Ramey, brother of Barbara Grimes, is doing well and will have his scan on Sept. 24th. Please pray that his numbers have not increased.
  •  Sharon Ridley has been dismissed from hospital and continues to recover following a successful knee replacement last week.
  •  Nancy Simmons continues receiving shots her skin condition.
  •  Rita Sweeney will meet with a radiation oncologist sometime this month to discuss radiation treatments.
  •  Selena Townes continues recovery following major neck surgery.
  •  Hayes Wakefield, friend of Barbara Grimes, will go back to MD Anderson on Sept. 16th for his new scan. He is losing his eyesight .
  •  Martin Woods, father of Leslie Harper, is feeling better and has been dismissed from the hospital.


  •  Our sympathy is extended to Robert Graham and his family and to Margaret Plunket and her family in the loss of their beloved mother, Evelyn Graham, who passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 4th. We extend our sympathy also to her granddaughter, Emily Graham and to Evelyn’s extended family who are known to many in the Smyrna church. Evelyn was a long-time member of the Smyrna church and will truly be missed by all of us who know and love her. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Smyrna church main auditorium.

Other Requests:

  •  Please pray for the Hispanic congregation and the minister search team as they search for a new minister.
  • Please pray for the safe and successful mission efforts of Lawrence, Reda and Esther Redding and Eddie Schott in Malawi. Eddie will be there another eight days, and the Reddings will be there one month.

Thank You

Dear Smyrna Church of Christ, Thanks for the many cards, prayers and other acts of kindness you showed me during my recent heart surgery. You are a very loving and kind church. Keep up the good work. I will never forget your caring ways. Kenneth and Melba Carr (father and mother of Andra Davis)


60th Wedding Anniversary

Bill and Sue Townes will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Thursday, September 19th. Happy Anniversary, Bill and Sue!


Happy Birthday!

Mildred Strickland, a dear friend of Peggy Richards and a member of Gilroy Church of Christ, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Wednesday, September 25th. Peggy would like for us to shower Mildred with 100 cards for her birthday! Mildred’s address is: 100 Crescent Avenue, Smyrna, TN 37167.


Elders, Deacon and Ministry Leaders Meeting

A meeting will be held this Wednesday, September 11th, for all elders, deacons, and ministry leaders in room EDU 6/7 at 8:15 p.m. following Bible classes.



The Friends of SCS

Our first meeting will be held this Wednesday, September 11th, in the fellowship hall during Bible class for those interested in being on a new committee: “The Friends of Smyrna Christian School.” We need volunteers to sign up to do random acts of kindness for their staff (birthday cards, small gifts, snacks, etc.) that we will do throughout the year. A sign- up sheet is located at the welcome center.



“Young Family” & “Young at Heart” Joint Picnic

Our “Young at Heart” group is invited by the “Young Families” group to the 3rd annual joint “Young at “Heart and “Young Families Ministry” potluck picnic this Saturday, September 14th at 5:00 p.m. at Sharp Springs Park, Shelter C (EA Victory shelter). Please call the church office by this Thursday, September 12th, to sign-up. Please bring your favorite potluck food to share. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs. Drinks will be provided by the “Young Families Ministry.”


Smyrna Church T-Shirt Day

“Wear your Smyrna Church T-Shirt” Day is Sunday, September 29th. If you don’t have a Smyrna church T-shirt and would like one, please call the church office or sign-up at the welcome center by this Wednesday, September 11th, so we will know if we need to order any. We have a large number of leftovers from the last order, so be sure to sign up and let us know your size. We want to have them ready for pickup by Sunday, September 22nd.



The Friends of SCSWomen at His Well Devo & Dining

Ladies, you are invited to the next “Women at His Well” on Monday, September 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall, hosted by Angie Duke and Danette Purcell. The devotion will be, “Angels Among Us,” and the menu is potluck “end of the summer favorites.” Sign up at the welcome center, bring a dish and join us!



Fall Festival @ Walden Pumpkin Farm

September 22nd @ 5:15 p



Trunk or Treat

 We will begin collecting candy this month for Trunk or Treat. We would love if each family could donate a bag of candy. A sign-up sheet will be available at the Welcome Center to sign up to decorate a car for the event. October 27th @ 6:30 p



Joyful Noise

3rd – 5th grades (combined class) October, 30th, January 29th



Breakfast with Santa

December 7th, 8:30 – 10:30a

Inspiring Each Other to Glorify Christ by Growing, Connecting & Reaching

The Church is God's spiritual family. It is made up of all those who have chosen to place their trust and faith in Jesus and who are His followers (disciples). The Church is not a building or one particular group of believers. To belong to the Church, is to belong to Jesus. The Bible uses the analogy that Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is His body. God's will is for the Church to gather regularly to worship its Head, Jesus, to use its various gifts and abilities to serve its Head, to love and encourage those who are in the body, and to work diligently to maintain the unity of the body. It is expected that every member of the church will assemble for worship on each Lord's day and participate in the sharing of the Lord's supper, which is a central part of the worship service. The whole church family invests in the spiritual growth of each other, especially our children and teens. Therefore we believe the assembly of the saints should take precedence over all other activities so that all will be edified and our youth will grow in admonition of the Lord. Church should be a hospital for the hurting. A place to turn to - seeking guidance and peace from sin and sorrow - not a place to be condemned. Church is where we should all turn for reconciliation. As the members of His Church love one another and maintain unity of purpose and relationship, the world around us will recognize that we belong to Jesus. The Church or body is to seek to do the will of God, which also includes loving and saving the world through Jesus Christ. The church is guided by the Word of God.

Matthew 16:15-18; John 17:20-23; John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42-47; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Peter 2:4-10