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Long discernment process pays off

Recently, The Tennessean reported on St. David’s long search to call a new rector to the parish in the newspaper’s “Bible Belt Dispatches” column. If you missed it, please read the entire piece here. The following are selections from reporter Heidi Hall’s piece: “Many congregations can relate to those long, challenging stretches without paid clergy […]

A bit of restructuring for Youth Ministry

The Children’s and Youth Ministries recently implemented some restructuring to St. David’s Christian Formation, specifically to launch a new class for our 4th and 5th grade students. This new class, dubbed the Grape Gang, falls under the Youth Ministry umbrella and is being led by Mary Leigh Rayhab. The new Christian Formation class structure for […]

Rev. Coleman in her own words

The Rev. Carolyn Coleman presided over her first service as St. David’s new rector on Sunday, Oct. 16. Her arrival was a bit of a homecoming for the Nashville native who cut her spiritual teeth in the pews of Woodmont Baptist Church before heading to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville to earn a degree in religious […]

Come celebrate the installation of our new rector

The prayers and presence of St. David’s congregation is requested on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 5 when the new rector of the parish, Rev. Carolyn Coleman, is installed by our diocesan bishop, the Right Rev. John C. Bauerschmidt. Invitations were sent out to all members of the parish for the 10 a.m. installation, and […]

Rev. Coleman accepts call to be our next rector

The Reverend Carolyn Coleman has accepted the call from the vestry to become St. David’s next rector. It is with great joy, excitement, and grateful hearts that the Vestry has called the Reverend Carolyn Coleman to be our new rector. Throughout the search process she demonstrated the ability to fulfill our three requirements of good […]

Donations sought for volunteer’s Nairobi trip

On May 10, 2016, armed with donations from our congregation, Caroline McNair is returning to Kenya to continue her volunteer work with Made in the Streets. St. David’s is able to help care for children rescued from the streets of Nairobi by donating the following items: -Packs of stationery with envelopes (for writing letters to […]

Parish commissions its first legal chancellor

For the February 14 service to commission St. David’s new vestry members and parish officers for 2016, a new position has been added to the list — parish chancellor. Accepting the non-paid, voluntary position will be longtime parishioner Raymond Leathers. His role will be to provide legal advice to Clergy and the Vestry. As amended […]

Part Time Youth Director sought

Our growing youth ministry was galvanized when a 17-year-old stood up at Annual Meeting and made the request that our parish endeavor to provide ministry for her younger sister who would soon be in middle school. After four years of cultivation our present youth ministry forms tweens and youth from grades 4 to 12. These […]

Annual Convention reconvenes Feb. 6

The 184th Annual Diocesan Convention that was halted by ice and snow will reconvene on Saturday, Feb. 6, at St. George’s Church in Nashville. The schedule and order of business has been revised so that all the Diocesan business can be conducted in the one day convention. See the details about what is to happen […]

Vestry election, balanced budget highlight annual meeting

More than 100 members of the congregation braved chilly temperatures and stiff winds to attend the St. David’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 17. Inside the chapel, they elected four parishioners to the Vestry, and the attendees learned that with their help during this year of transition, the Vestry was able to present a balanced […]

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