Whether getting together for Sunday morning breakfasts, socializing in foyer groups with other parishioners, or attending our annual children’s Christmas pageant, St. David’s is teeming with events that make parish life so engaging and enlightening.
For Our Adults
We are very social. Foyer groups of 8-10 parishioners are formed each fall. We get to know each other better in smaller groups by sharing meals, conversations and lots of laughter.
The adults continue the Christian education process with the Adult Forum on Sunday mornings, a well attended Monday-morning Bible class and periodic evening study groups through the year.
St. David’s “Bloomin’ Onions” is a large group of parish families who gather throughout the year for service and social activities. The group also organizes events and activities to help support the church in the spirit of Christian fellowship and service.
Sunday Morning Breakfast is served from Rally Day (Sunday after Labor day) through May at 8:45 a.m. under Lynda Christiansen’s wonderful leadership. Additional chefs are always needed and volunteers sign up to prepare anything from a simple breakfast (ex. Bagels and cream cheese) to anything as elaborate as you please. Proceeds from these popular and delicious meals go into a designated account called the “kitchen fund,” which helps cover costs associated with the operation of the kitchen.
We are a dynamic servant community, and as a parish we come together to aid our members in times of stress due to births, illnesses, deaths, or other crises with hot meals, notes, and the ministry of presence.
Numerous members of our congregation participate in activities such as Room In the Inn, the This-n-That Thrift Shop, and Meals on Wheels. We serve the homeless community with our support of the Campus for Human Development in downtown Nashville.
Many of our members have in the past or are now currently serving the Diocese of Tennessee in many important ways. We serve in both appointed and elected capacities to many diocesan offices, boards and commissions.
For Our Youth
Our children are precious in our sight. Christian Formation for children age 3 through 3rd grade begins with Children’s Worship at 9:15 a.m. in the Ann Walling Children’s Chapel. Godly Play is the Christian Formation curriculum we use for the younger members of the parish. The curriculum is based on storytelling and activities geared to illuminate the spirits and minds of our very youngest toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary aged children. Three classes for the Youth of the parish, grades 4-12, are tailored to their age level and begin in the Youth Rooms at 9:15 a.m.
Additionally we have a very active music program for kindergartners through the sixth grade. Our older children participate at the altar as acolytes, lay readers and torch bearers.
St. David’s also has a paid professional nursery staff to care for our youngest (infants through Kindergarten). These children join their parents and caregivers just before communion.
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