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Hospital / Rehab:

  •  Jeanette Barrett, mother of a friend of Katrina Thomas, has been moved to Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro.
  •  Bill Morefield is scheduled to be dismissed from the hospital on Tuesday, August 20th following surgery to place three stents in blocked arteries. He is scheduled to undergo TAVR (aortic valve replacement) surgery on August 30th.
  •  Savannah Morgan, mother of Jim Morgan, continues rehab in Stones River Manor room 5310.
  •  Bobby Purcell, uncle of Glenn Purcell, continues recovery in Centennial 5121 following triple bypass surgery last week. Glenn and Danette thank you for your prayers.
  •  George Spain, stepfather of Frankie Poole, is undergoing rehab in AdamsPlace room 1135 following surgery.
  •  Burton Young, brother of Gloria Holland and uncle of Michelle Heil, remains in Life Care Center of Blount Co., Louisville, TN room 137.


  •  Vicki Ambrose continues a long process for healing of her eye. She thanks everyone for your continued prayers.
  •  Jerry Brooks underwent a successful second eye surgery on August 14th for a detached retina. He will follow-up with his doctor in a week.
  •  Frank Gardner, father of Mary Beth Jones, was scheduled to undergo a PET scan on Monday, August 19th and a bone test this Friday for prostate cancer. Please pray for a good prognosis and for his healing.
  •  Lauren Hargrove, 24-year old daughter of Rita Sweeney’s cousin, continues recovery from cancer surgery and will begin radiation soon.
  •  Chris Jenkins, a dear friend of Amanda Gilreath, begin radiation for five days a week for four to six weeks for Grade 4 brain cancer.
  •  Josh Jordan has been dismissed from the hospital following treatment for a virus and dehydration. He thanks you for your prayers and visits.
  •  David McGoldrick has been dismissed from the hospital and has been diagnosed with neuropathy.
  •  Jim Morgan is recovering and in a boot for the next six weeks due to a chipped bone and injured tendon in his foot.
  •  Bill Ramey, brother of Barbara Grimes, continues monitoring by his doctors. He will undergo a colonoscopy in the next week or so.
  •  Nancy Simmons continues a new series of shots to help with her skin condition. Please pray for her healing.
  •  Rita Sweeney is doing well following surgery and will follow up with her doctor on Tuesday, August 20th.
  •  June Thomas, 4-year old niece of Nathan and Laura Thomas, continues recovery following surgery last week in Ft. Worth, Texas. They are waiting to hear results this Wednesday, August 21st.
  •  Selena Townes is recovering and doing well following surgery on August 15th. She and Craig appreciate all of your continued prayers.
  •  Hayes Wakefield, friend of Barbara Grimes, began a new chemo. He is scheduled to go back to Houston in four weeks to regroup.


  •  We extend our sympathy to Diana Durham, known to many in the Smyrna church, and her family in the loss of her father, Clarence Peacock, who passed away on Thursday, August 15th. Mr. Peacock was a resident of The Waterford and was known and loved by all of us who are a part of the worship there on Sundays.

Other Requests:

  •  Please pray for the Hispanic congregation and for the minister search team that God will guide them and lead the right man to them as they search for a new minister.

New Arrival!

Congratulations to Mitch and Deana Frederick on the birth of a grandson. Carson Hayes Frederick was born on August 15th weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. and is 19.5 in. long. His proud parents are Heath and Sarah Frederick, his proud big sisters are Rylee and Hayden, and his proud big brother is Brooks.


Thank You

To all at Smyrna Church of Christ, I want to sincerely thank everyone for your prayers, cards and calls. You will never know how much it has meant to me on my road to recovery. In Christian love, Gloria Todd (sister of Richard Thomas)


Wednesday Morning Mew’s Bible Class

The men’s Bible class will meet this Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. at the HAVYN (college house). Please join us for a series of videos and discussions for several weeks on the Holy Spirit. Each week, the speaker will be listed on the back page of this publication. For more information, please contact Robert Mullins (615-390-3152).



“Ladies Retreat Planning Meeting”

Ladies, our upcoming Ladies Fall Retreat will be held November 15 –17. If you did not make it to the first planning meeting and are interested in help- ing, our next planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall room FH 1. We need decorators, craft planners, game leaders, worship leaders, etc.


“Young Families” Luncheon

The Smyrna church “Young Families” are invited to a barbecue meal this Sunday, August 25th in the fellowship hall following Bible classes. The barbecue and sides will be provided. Please bring a dessert to share.


Women At His Well

Ladies, you are invited to the next “Women at His Well” devo & dining on August 26th at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Pam Jordan, 110 Spring Circle in Smyrna, hosted by Pam Jordan and Starr Carter. The meat will be provided. Please bring sides and desserts. Sign up at the welcome center if you plan to attend and list what side or dessert you would like to bring.


Trail Life

Trail Life Troop 410 will host an Open House on Monday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Smyrna church main auditorium. This is open to all boys from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Come and learn about Trail Life and join in this new ministry.


“Peak of the Week” Meal

Mark your calendars! Our “Peak of the Week” meal will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. beginning September 11th. If anyone would like to have meals each week and would like to take charge of those, please contact Tim and he will help you get that set up and going. The menu for the “once a month” meal will be listed on the back page of the bulletin a week or so before the meal.


Fall Family Camping Trip

The next fall family camping trip to Cedar Creek Campgrounds in Mt. Juliet will be held the weekend of Friday, September 6—8. There are a few sites still available. Please let Bud or Joan Cagle know by this Friday, August 23rd if you would like to reserve a site.



“New Member” Baskets Needed

Barbara Anderson, who prepares our beautiful “new member” baskets, needs medium-sized baskets. If you have any to donate, please leave them at the welcome center with Barbara’s name on them.



Fall Festival

September 22nd @ 5:30 p



Joyful Noise

3rd – 5th grades (combined class) October, 30th, August 3rd & 4th



Breakfast with Santa

December 7th

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