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Grace and Peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ!


As followers of Jesus, we gather in His name, recognize His call on our lives, and show His love in all we do.  Faith is expressed by living out His teachings and responding to the needs of our brothers and sisters.  As Children of God, we recognize that Christ calls us His own, and we welcome each other in the same way He welcomes us: unconditionally.

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First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna

540 Sam Ridley Parkway, West
Smyrna, Tennessee 37167
Phone (615) 459-2744

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Announcements

  • Drive Thru Imposition of Ashes

    Friends,

    Due to the condition of a lot of the roads in the area and the extreme cold, we will not be providing a Drive Thru Imposition of Ashes today.

    Stay warm, stay safe.

     

    A Message from Shawn Thomas Smith:

     

    Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus!

    The Drive Through Imposition of Ashes is canceled today. With a parking lot of ice, the Worship Elders want to ensure your safety and wellbeing.

    As I think about what Ash Wednesday means, Psalm 46:10 comes to mind, "Be still and know that I am God." These words remind us to slow down our hectic lives and place our focus on the Living God that continues to move through all creation. When we pause to slow down, we find that God continues to speak to us, continues to show us His majesty, and never fails to love.

    May these words of the psalmist remind you to take a break from routine, and tap into the divine spark that God has placed within. You are a child of God. Ponder what that means to you? You have been redeemed by Jesus. How do you respond to this amazing grace? You are a part of a community of faith. What difference does this make in your life?

    As you think about these questions, I invite you to watch a meditative video. Take a moment, or a few, and listen for the voice of God to direct you today and throughout the Lenten season. May you feel the peace of Christ surround you guiding you into abundant life found only in His name.

    Yours in Christ,

    Pastor Shawn Thomas

  • INCLEMENT WEATHER

    Due to the condition of the roads and the extreme cold, open registration for our Mother's Day Out program is postponed for Thursday, February 18.

    As long as weather permits, we will continue to offer open registration through Thursday, March 18.

    Tuesdays - 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Thursdays - 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. as well as Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

     

     

  • Ash Wednesday

         Friends in Christ, every year before the Christian Passover we celebrate our redemption through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lent is a time to prepare for this celebration and to renew our life in the paschal mystery. We begin our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes. This ancient sign speaks of the frailty and uncertainty of human life, and marks the penitence of this community. We thus begin this holy season by acknowledging our need for repentance, and for the mercy and forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel of Jesus Christ. You are invited to observe a holy Lent by self-examination and penitence, by prayer and fasting, by works of love, and by reading and meditating on the Word of God.

         This year we are providing a Drive Thru Imposition of Ashes for Ash Wednesday. You are invited to come to the church on Wednesday, February 17 from 11:30 -1:30 or 6:30-7:30 to receive ashes as well as Lent in a bag. Lent in a bag is a way for you to engage daily or weekly with objects to allow you to focus on Christ. All are invited to come, and One Lent in a Bag will be provided for each individual and individual families.

         If you are unable to join on Wednesday, the Lent in a Bag will be available for pick up this coming Sunday, February 14 before or after worship, on Monday, February 15, and Tuesday, February 16 from 10:00-2:00. Take this opportunity to grow in faith and have guided devotional time during Lent as we prepare for the glorious resurrection celebration on Easter Sunday.

  • Mother's Day Out/Preschool

    Prayers being said, fingers crossed, our Mother's Day Out program is preparing to open back up in the Fall of 2021.

    Days will be Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:45 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Classes for ages 2 years through pre-K are being offered.

    You currently have three ways to register - email, regular postal mail or in person on stated dates.

    Please click the below links for appropriate paperwork and further information:

    Information Sheet

    Registration Forms, Waivers and Releases

    Pandemic Acknowledgement

  • CALENDAR

    Please Click Here to be directed to our monthly calendar. 

  • Worship Opportunities

  • You are a child of God

    You are a child of God, deeply beloved, and you have great purpose in God’s kingdom.

    Go, and do what is yours to do, in the love of Christ, our Redeemer! Amen.

  • Stop and Listen

    Stop! Listen. Can you hear it?

    God is calling you.

    Probably not by words in your ear
    or by writing in a letter
    or by signs seen by your eyes –

    Instead, God calls to you
    through the rhythm of your life,
    through the love of people who support you,
    through the opportunities to share grace that surround you.

    Stop! Listen.

    God’s voice is calling you to love and serve!

    D365.org

Latest Media

Worship November 8, 2020

The Reverend Shawn Thomas Smith
Date: November 8, 2020
Verse of the Day
Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • The office is currently closed due to COVID-19.

    However, you can usually reach someone between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    If you need to reach someone after those hours, please contact the church office via email. 

Sunday

  • Worship Service @ 10 a.m. with reservation, parking lot at 10 a.m., on-line at your convenience, livestream via YouTube
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