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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Questions About the New Site?

We hope you like the new website, and find it engaging and easy to navigate. Many people spent many hours on getting it up and running, but like any venture we are sure there are some hiccups that need to be remedied and some tweaks that need to be made. If you find incorrect information, […]

Supporting Room In The Inn

For more than 25 years, St. David’s has supported Room in the Inn. This is a great program to get involved in and to give of your time, talents and gifts. Room in the Inn provides meals, shelter and community to the homeless in the Nashville area. St. David’s rotates with several local churches and […]


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