• MDO registration begins in March for 2020/2021 - call 615.220.0222 for more information


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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  • April 5, 2020 Worship

  • April 3, 2020 Devotional "Surrender"

  • April 1, 2020 Devotional "Security Blanket"

  • Devotional - March 30,2020 Ephesians 4

  • Adapting and Rising

    This is the day the Lord has made!

    During this time of change, I pray your spirit is enlightened and enlivened by the presence of God, and I ask for your prayers as we move forward as a community of faith. Recently, the session met via Zoom to discern where God is leading us. We discussed what our next steps will be in light of further school closings and the impact of COVID-19. Following lengthy discussion, the session voted unanimously to cancel all church activities through April 27, 2020 keeping the same stance with previous recommendations from the Rutherford County School System.

    I know this raises anxiety for many. Afterall, the church provides each of us with a space of love and caring: A place where we are recharged in our respective walks of faith and gather in the name of Jesus. But I want to reassure you: we are still here for each other. Your session is praying for you and reaching out to maintain the care and compassion Jesus provides us all. We will continue to provide worship via the church website and Facebook page, and I will continue to post devotions on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s on those platforms as well

    We are adapting and rising to the challenge before us. The session further decided we will celebrate Palm Sunday for our first gathering in worship together in the sanctuary. The following week will be Holy Week with services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and a glorious celebration for our Risen Lord on Easter. I truly wish I knew when this will be, but I believe when we do come together again, we will see this wilderness time as an extended period of Lent: a time to turn to God and set aside the distractions the world hurls at us. The writer of Hebrews puts it this way, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) I hope for you and our congregation, and I find assurance that God is with us during this time, as God is with us at all times.

    Again we are adapting, but find this comfort in the meantime: You give glory and honor and praise to Jesus by living out your faith. Your prayers do not go unheard, and your praise resounds in God’s heart. Continue to engage in Holy Scripture and reflective study. Continue to be who God has made you to be. Continue to extend generosity in giving whatever way you can. Continue to reach out to each other with the Peace of Christ. Continue to walk with Jesus. Continue, because Jesus continues with you wherever you are by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Let us rejoice and be glad in it! 

  • Worship March 29, 2020


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  • Mother's Day Out/Preschool

    Registration for the upcoming year - 2020/2021 - is currently taking place. This is a structured, two day a week program.  Please click here to be redirected to their page for more detailed information.

    First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna is following the guidelines for the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee, the CDC and Rutherford County officials and we currently have limited hours in the building.  Please call first, before stopping by. Forms with instructions can be accessed by clicking here or by visiting their page, mentioned above.

Latest Media

Devotional - March 27, 2020 "Lament & Mercy"

The Reverend Shawn Thomas Smith
Date: March 27, 2020
Verse of the Day
Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

    Below are regular ministry meetings. If interested, please feel free to attend. For calendar of events,  click on calendar at the top of the announcements.


  • Sunday School (children-adults)
  • Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
  • Worship Committee - 1st Sunday of each month, after worship
  • Nurture Committee - 2nd Sunday of each month, after worship
  • Mission Committee - 2nd Sunday of each month
  • Building & Grounds Committee, 3rd Sunday of the month
  • Youth groups - combined
    – 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


  • Education Committee - 1st Monday of each month
    – 6:00 PM


  • Choir practice
    – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


  • Prayer Gathering, 1st Saturday of each month
    – 9:00 AM
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