• Church Calendar

    By Staff Reports -

    Editor’s Note: The Church Calendar is for notices of special services, events and programs. Information may be submitted via the Internet at www.lebanondemocrat.com (click Community, select Community Calendar and choose either Church Calendar or Church Sermon as the category) up until 4 p.m. on Wednesdays before publication in Friday’s newspaper. Listings may also be mailed to Church Calendar, The Lebanon Democrat, 402 N. Cumberland St., Lebanon, TN 37088; faxed to 615-444-0899 or brought by the office at 402 N. Cumberland St. The deadline for submissions other than those submitted via the Internet is noon Wednesdays. We reserve the right to reject or edit material. Notices cannot be taken over the phone. Include a contact name and phone number in the event we have questions. For listings of regular church services and times, please see the Church Page. For listings of church sermon topics, the same deadlines as above appear, and the topics will be listed in the Church Calendar that also is published each Friday. We greatly appreciate and strongly urge area churches to continue to send in notices of special programs that may be of interest to our readers.

    Jan. 12

    Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church

    Chitterling plates, fish plates and fish sandwiches will be sold Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Johnson home at 223 Beard Ave. in Lebanon to benefit Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church at 521 S. Maple St. in Lebanon. Stop by or call the Rev. Elbert Johnson at 615-202-8184 or 615-444-2760.

    Jan. 13

    Lebanon First United Methodist Church

    The Rev. Ryan Bennett will continue his series, “The Heart of Worship,” during services Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. at Lebanon First United Methodist Church at 415 W. Main St. in Lebanon. Sunday evening women’s Bible study is from 5-7 p.m. in the Thackston room. For church information, visit lebanonfumc.com.

    New Hope Cumberland

    Presbyterian Church

    Pastor Paul Hancock’s sermon Sunday will be “He said, What?” based on Luke 2:22-40 at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 7845 Coles Ferry Pike in Lebanon. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10 a.m. For more information, call 615-449-7020 or visit newhopecpchurch.com.

    Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

    The day Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River will be celebrated Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany at 1500 Hickory Ridge Road in Lebanon. The Rev. Cynthia Seifert will read from Luke, chapter 3, and the chance to renew baptismal vows will also be offered.

    Suggs Creek Cumberland

    Presbyterian Church

    Worship services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at Suggs Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 405 Corinth Road in Mt. Juliet. For more information, call the Rev. Eddie Smith at 615-965-2777.

    Cooks United Methodist Church

    Traditional services will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. at Cooks United Methodist Church at 7919 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet. Small-group study begins at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

    Lebanon First Presbyterian Church

    Pastor Sherrard Edington will deliver the sermon Sunday during a contemporary service at 8:45 a.m. in the chapel and an 11 a.m. service in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church in Lebanon. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. The Wednesday evening meal will be beans and greens. The next Vangoes will be Jan. 24 to the Tennessee State Museum. Call the church at 615-444-1360 for information.

    Mt. Juliet First Baptist Church

    Pastor Phillip Dunn will preach Sunday at Mt. Juliet First Baptist Church at 735 N. Mt. Juliet Road. Service times are 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. For more information, visit fbcmj.org or call the church office at 615-754-2525.

    Corinth Church of Christ

    Throughout January, “Spiritual Housekeeping” matters will be discussed at Corinth Church of Christ at 2205 Corinth Road in Mt. Juliet. The second lesson Sunday will be “Seven Steps to Spiritual Spring Cleaning.” Bible study starts at 9 a.m., and worship will follow at 10 a.m. Find the church online at Facebook @corinthcoc and Twitter @church_corinth.

    Mount Olivet Baptist Church

    A sermon series on the coming of Jesus will continue Sunday during 10 a.m. worship services at Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. with worship services at 10 a.m. at Mount Olivet Baptist Church at 7463 Hickory Ridge Road in Mt. Juliet. On Sunday evening, discipleship training begins at 5 p.m. and will feature a sermon series called “Pray Like This.” For more information, contact the church at 615-444-2390, [email protected] or @MtOlivetBC on Twitter.

    West Hills Baptist Church

    Sunday school begins each week at 9:15 a.m. for all ages at West Hills Baptist Church. During the Sunday morning worship time, West Hills also provides an opportunity for preschool-age children to experience a time of activity and Bible story each week. On Sunday evenings at 6 p.m., West Hills has worship services. One Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., there are activities for all ages, including student worship, children and preschool classes, Bible study and choir practice. The church is at 1240 Leeville Pike in Lebanon. Visit westhills.church for more information.

    Rocky Valley Baptist Church

    Worship services are each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. at Rocky Valley Baptist Church at 5745 Old Murfreesboro Road in Lebanon. Children’s church and nursery are provided during both worship hours. Lebanon native Jason Mull is the pastor.

    College Hills Church of Christ

    Ministers will look back and reflect on the ways God worked last year and look ahead to the New Year during Sunday morning worship services, which begin at 8:45 a.m. in the auditorium with classes for all ages to follow at College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon. A second service will begin at 11 a.m. in the Witt Family Life Center Gym.

    Maple Hill Church of Christ

    On Sunday, Rob Long, preaching minister, will speak on the subject, “All In: From Consumers to Co-workers,” from Luke 14:25-35 at Maple Hill Church of Christ at 102 Maple Hill Road next to Publix. Worship service begins at 9 a.m., followed by Bible classes for all ages at 10:15 a.m. The Freed Hardeman Chorale will perform at 11 a.m.

    Jan. 20

    Immanuel Baptist Church

    Awana Clubs will meet each Sunday from 6-7 p.m., beginning Jan. 20 at Immanuel Baptist Church at 214 Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon in the children’s building and Life Center. The clubs are for children 3 years old through sixth grade. For more information, call 615-444-5563 or visit immanuelbaptist.com.

    Jan. 21

    St. John’s Missionary

    Baptist Church

    A march and program in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. at the old courthouse in Hartsville. The march will proceed to St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, where the program will begin at 10 a.m., followed by lunch. For more information, call Yvonne Johnson at 615-281-0066, Gloria McDonald at 615-374-2537 or Erstine Crenshaw at 615-374-4192.

    Jan. 26

    Immanuel Baptist Church

    Super Saturday men and boys’ breakfast will be Jan. 26 at 7 a.m. in the Life Center at Immanuel Baptist Church at 214 Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon. The special guest speaker will be Tim Mathis, head football coach at Cumberland University. Advance reservations are required. Call 615-444-5563 or visit immanuelbaptist.com to register.

    Feb. 25

    Lebanon First United Methodist Church

    Monday morning Bible study for women will begin Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. in the Thackston Room at Lebanon First United Methodist Church at 415 W. Main St. in Lebanon. The seven-week study of Ephesians is called “Made Compete in Christ.” For more information, call the church office at 615-444-3315 or visit lebanonfumc.com.

    Ongoing Events

    Grace Baptist Church

    Men who struggle with addiction are invited each Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. in the fellowship building of Grace Baptist Church in Hartsville. It’s a free meeting to focus on God’s grace in recovery and open to any kind of addict at any stage. A meal will be served, followed by an informal one-hour study. Call or text 615-374-1695 for more information.

    Celebrate Recovery

    Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery support group for overcoming hurts, hang-ups and habits, meets each Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m. at Fairview Church at 1660 Leeville Pike in Lebanon. For more information, call ministry leader Tony Jones at 615-972-6151.

    Life Church

    A free dance exercise class will be held each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the youth center at Life Church at 3688 Hwy. 109 in Lebanon. The class is for all ages and fitness levels. For more information, visit lifechurchfamily.com.

    Friendship Baptist Church

    Men and women who would like to learn more about the Bible are invited each Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall at Friendship Baptist Church at 102 Circle Drive in Lebanon. For more information, call Doc Kraft at 615-477-8088.

    Cornerstone Baptist Church

    Sunday school is each Sunday at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church. For more information, call 615-453-0288 or 615-237-3715.

    Mishkan Lugar De Adoracion

    Services are each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Mishkan Lugar De Adoracion at 288 Trousdale Ferry Pike in Lebanon. There are also youth services. The pastors are Franklin and Blanca Mejia. For more information, call 615-487-4240.

    Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church

    Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. with worship and children’s church at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. each Sunday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 522 Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon. Youth Bible study for seventh through 12th grades begins at 5 p.m. with Bible study at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, youth meet at the church at 7 p.m., and adults meet in community groups at the church and in host homes with varying meeting times. The senior pastor is Kevin Medlin, youth minister is Kevin Twilla and worship leader is Matthew Grow. For more information, call 615-444-7453 or visit lebanoncpchurch.org.

    Gladeville United

    Methodist Church

    Heritage worship begins at 8 a.m. with intersect worship at 10:15 a.m. each Sunday at Gladeville United Methodist Church at 8770 Stewarts Ferry Pike in Gladeville. Bob Jared is pastor. For more information, call 615-444-0566 or visit gladevilleumc.org.

    Leeville United

    Methodist Church

    Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and Bill Owens will deliver sermons each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. at Leeville United Methodist Church at 7019 Hickory Ridge Road off Highway 109.

    Mending Fences

    Cowboy Church

    A cowboy church in Lebanon, Mending Fences Cowboy Church meets each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 1081 East Old Laguardo Road, near the intersection of State Route 109 and Highway 70. For more information, call 615-268-2716.

    LaGuardo Christian

    Methodist Episcopal Church

    Services start each Sunday at 8 a.m. at LaGuardo Christian Methodist Episcopal Church at 306 Woods Ferry Road in the LaGuardo community.

    Hobson Pike Baptist Church

    Worship services begin Sunday with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Hobson Pike Baptist Church at 3525 Hobson Pike just off S. Mt. Juliet Road. Seth Rone serves as pastor.

    Love’s Way

    Community Church

    Pastor Johan McGregor will bring a message Sunday at 10 a.m. at Love’s Way Community Church. Love’s Way offers meaningful worship, ushering in the presence of God, singing mainly contemporary Christian worship music and a mix of traditional hymns from time to time. Children’s ministry is available. Love’s Way meets at its new location at 310 Coles Ferry Pike. Call 615-453-5777 or visit loveswaycommunitychurch.com for more information.

    Westland United

    Methodist Church

    Westland United Methodist Church is a church committed to welcoming all people from all backgrounds. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. for all ages with worship following at 10:30 a.m. During the school year, there are mid-week activities, as well. Westland is at 110 Dawson Lane in Lebanon. For more information, visit westlandumc.org or call the office at 615-444-0776.

    First Baptist Church

    in Lebanon

    Worship services will begin Sunday at 10 a.m. at Lebanon First Baptist Church. All services will be in the church sanctuary at 227 E. Main St. in Lebanon. More information is available at fbclebanon.org or by calling 615-444-3330.

    First Presbyterian Church

    First Presbyterian Church, a Christian center of worship in Lebanon since 1910, will meet Sunday for a contemporary service in the chapel at 8:45 a.m. and a traditional service in the sanctuary at 11 a.m.  Sunday school classes meet at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Members are reminded to bring items for the Timberline ministry. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. For more information, call the church at 615-444-1360 or visit fpclebanon.org.

    Tuckers Crossroads

    United Methodist Church

    Adult coffee and fellowship, along with Sunday school for children, begin Sunday at 9:45 a.m. at Tuckers Crossroads United Methodist Church. Worship service will be at 10:45 a.m.

    West Haven Baptist Church

    Sunday school begins at 8:45 a.m. with worship at 10 a.m. at West Haven Baptist Church. The prayer team meets each Sunday at 8:25 a.m. in the sanctuary for a time of prayer and reflection. Worship includes music, fellowship for all and children’s worship. The church is at 5860 Lebanon Road in Lebanon. Call 615-613-4202 or the prayer line at 615-547-7729 for more information. Services are on Charter Channel 6 Sundays at 5 p.m. Visit westhavenbaptistchurch.com for more information.

    Unity Church

    Pastor Kenneth Bowen will present a message Sunday at 11 a.m. Also, hear Bowen live on WANT 98.9 with “Call on God today” each Sunday morning from 9:30-10 a.m. for gospel music. The church is at 222 Cainsville Road in Lebanon. Call 615-202-8451 for more information.

    Grace Bible Church

    Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Bible Church at 255 Franklin Road in Lebanon. For more information, call 615-449-4156.

    Immanuel Baptist Church

    Services will be Sunday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon. Celebration Worship will be at 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. At 11 a.m., the Gathering Worship will be in the Life Center with Homecoming Worship in the sanctuary at Immanuel Baptist Church at 214 Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon.

    Lost and Found Church

    The Sunday morning service times at Lost and Found Church at 215 McGregor St. in Lebanon have changed. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship service begins at 11 a.m.

    Lebanon First

    Presbyterian Church

    First Presbyterian Church of Lebanon disciples’ class meets Mondays at 6 p.m. in the chapel for a time of intense Bible study.

    Responding 12-Step Recovery

    Responding 12-Step Recovery meetings will be each Monday at 7 p.m. The 12-step recovery program is Bible based and takes the traditional 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and looks at a biblical view of true recovery through the word of God. For meeting location and more information, call Robert at 615-559-2867.

    Covenant Fellowship Church of the Nazarene

    A free weekly divorce care seminar and support group designed to help divorced men and women will be Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. through Nov. 14 at Covenant Fellowship Church of the Nazarene at 101 Faulkner Lane in Mt. Juliet. Those who attend will receive practical information that will help them deal with the challenges of divorce and gain hope for the future. For more information, call 615-758-7001.

    West Hills Baptist Church

    Mid-week Bible studies and prayer meeting, as well as children’s classes and activities, are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at West Hills Baptist Church. The youth meet at 6:35 p.m. for a time of Bible study, fellowship, activity and missions education. West Hills Baptist Church offers many education opportunities each week, including Precept Bible study and missions work. The church is at 1240 Leeville Pike in Lebanon.

    Leeville United Methodist Church

    Wednesday night Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. at Leeville United Methodist Church at 7019 Hickory Ridge Road.

    Mount Olivet Baptist Church

    Family fellowship meal is each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet Baptist Church at 7463 Hickory Ridge Road in Mt. Juliet. The cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. Reservations are encouraged by calling the church at 615-444-2390. The first meal is free. Children, youth and adult activities follow the meal. Email the church at [email protected] Mount Olivet offers a food pantry and coat closet each third Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact the church at 615-444-2390, [email protected] or @MtOlivetBC on Twitter.

    Lebanon First Baptist Church

    Free adult English language classes will continue each Wednesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Lebanon. Free childcare will be provided. For more information, call 615-443-7375.

    Missing Rib ministry

    The Missing Rib ministry — a new ministry for widowers — will meet the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at The Roast Coffee House at 216 S. Maple St. in Lebanon. Call Steve Wheeley at 615-513-9062 for more information.

    Life Church

    A free fitness class will be held each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Life Church at 3688 Hwy. 109 in Lebanon in the youth center. The class is for all ages and fitness levels. For more information, email [email protected]

    Disciples Class

    Disciples class meets each Monday at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lebanon for intense Bible study.

    Knitting Group

    A knitting group meets each Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lebanon to make items for the Veterans Affairs Hospital and Project Joy.

    Food ministry

    From the Heart: A Blessed Hope Food Ministry Inc. will provide free meals every Thursday beginning Nov. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at Bairds Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 19138 Central Pike, Lebanon.

    Unity of Music City

    Welcome to Unity of Music City, a Center for Spiritual Transformation. This Center exists to support your desire for spiritual growth and positive change.   Join us on Sundays at 11 a.m. and expect an incredible experience of great music, friendly people, a welcoming atmosphere and Truth taught with warmth, humor and clarity. For more information, please check out our website: http://www.unityofmusiccity.com/. Call 615-847-7480. Unity of Music City, 4319 Saundersvile Rd, Old Hickory.

    A Course in Miracles

    A Course In Miracles: The course’s understanding of forgiveness as the road to inner peace and the remembrance of God is unique among world spiritualities, and we hope that this will help you decide whether the spiritual path of A Course in Miracles is for you. Classes meet each Sunday at 9:45.  Unity Music City, 4319 Saundersville Rd, Old Hickory. 615-847-7480.

    Job seekers

    College Hills Church of Christ is hosting Job Seekers, a ministry that helps the unemployed and underemployed. The ministry is available every Monday from 6-7 p.m. Contact the church at 444-9502 for more information.

    The Gospel Project

    First Baptist Church Lebanon is offering The Gospel Project, a multigenerational Bible study for children, students and adults. The curriculum examines the breadth of the Bible. The Bible study is offered each Sunday at 8:45 a.m. For more information call 444-3330 or visit www.fbclebanon.org.

    First United Methodist Church Women’s Bible Study

    Women’s Bible Study: Sunday Nights, Beth Moore study “When Godly People Do Ungodly Things” from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome.

    First United Methodist Church Monday morning Bible Study

    Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study – 9-11 a.m. – A study of James. All are welcome.

    Food Pantry

    Mt. Olivet Baptist Church has a food pantry available for those that have a need. It will be open the third Wednesday night of each month from 5-6:30 p.m. and is for all Wilson County residents. Please call 444-2390 with any questions.

    West Hills Baptist Church Women’s Bible Study

    Women’s Bible study will be each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at West Hills Baptist Church. The group is studying the book of Jonah. All are welcome.

    First United Methodist Church clubs

    Piecemakers Quilt Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at First United Methodist Church. Call 497-4262 for more information. Knitting & Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30 in the Craft Room of the Family Life Center. Sit n Stitchers meet every Saturday from 9-11 am in the Craft Room of the Family Life Center. Call 443-2354 or 444-1182 for more information. Everyone is welcome to worship and all activities.

    Monthly Reiki Healing Circle

    The Reiki Academy at New Life Spiritual Center in the home of Rev. Krista Kaine, and Reiki Master, Teacher Davidlee Slate is held from 6-10 p.m. at New Life Spiritual Center, 318 Estate Drive, home of Rev. Krista Kaine in Mt. Juliet. If questions: email [email protected] or phone 615-212-9881. Or visit Facebook: New Life Spiritual Center – Mt. Juliet.

    Weekly Meditation Group

    A weekly meditation group will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 318 Estate Drive, home of Rev. Krista Kaine (New Life Spiritual Center) in Mt. Juliet. Love Offering accepted. If questions: email [email protected] or phone 615-212-9881. You can also visit Facebook: New Life Spiritual Center – Mt. Juliet.

    Overcomers Bible Study

    Brother Leonard Diebold is teaching a Bible class each Tuesday morning in the chapel of Joseph’s Storehouse from 9-10 a.m. Join the group as they search God’s word to discover how to walk in faith. Classes are held at Joseph’s Storehouse, 1960 S. E. Tater Peeler Rd., Lebanon. Call 615-453-5777 for more information or visit loveoneanotherembassy.com.

    Love Television Ministry

    Love Television Ministry is produced by Love One Another Embassy under the direction of Pastor Bob Evans. Love Television broadcasts Christian television programs from the Middle Tennessee area. Presently they are sharing information about Joseph’s Storehouse Food Ministry, as well as other local ministries. The Love Television programs can be seen on cable channel 6 Sunday at 7:30 a.m., and again on Tuesday and Thursday at 7p.m. The CTN broadcast time is Sunday at 4 p.m. For information, call 615-453-5777 or visit loveoneanotherembassy.com.

    Women’s Exercise Group

    A women’s exercise group meets each Thursday at 6 p.m., using the “Body Gospel” by Beach Body as a workout program, at West Haven Baptist Church at 5860 Lebanon Road in Lebanon. Call 615-613-4202 or visit westhavenbaptistchurch.com.

    G.R.O.W. at Westland United Methodist Church

    G.R.O.W. will be held Wednesday nights beginning at 5:30 p.m. with fellowship dinner. At 6:15 p.m., adult small groups, youth ministry, children’s ministry and music ministry will meet.

    Tutoring Ministry

    Westland United Methodist Church will hold weekly tutoring meetings Tuesday nights. They will be held at WUMC from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

    Praise Team and Choir Rehearsal

    Westland United Methodist Church will hold weekly praise team rehearsal at 6:15 p.m., and chancel choir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights.

    Youth Group

    Westland United Methodist youth group will meet Sunday nights at 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

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