Nashville PRIDE Festival
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Nashville PRIDE Festival

June 23 from 10am - 9pm and Sunday, June 24 from 12pm - 6pm! Please sign up to volunteer in our booth and share Holy Trinity throughout the weekend. We are raising funds each Sunday to pay for our registration, purchasing logo items and other needs. Please contact Debbie Willis through the church office if you can help plan this important event promoting social justice and celebrating Nashville’s LGBTQ community. 

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Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Temptation"
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Temptation"

Finding and following your path is an ongoing process that tends to take shape, bit by bit, over many years, often by trial and error. It evolves, requiring an ongoing conversation between your body, soul, community of friends, loved ones, those you serve, and the Spirit to discern where it lies at any particular moment. Along the way, the temptation to do the wrong good is one of the greatest gifts you can receive, as it continually challenges you to discern between the good you are called to do and the good you are specifically not called to do. More often than not, your intuition—your deep listening to the voice of the Spirit—is a better judge than your logic, reason, or strategic ability. Thus, the gift of temptation also refines your listening ability like no other—often through suffering the consequences of acting against your intuition. Trial by fire. Excerpt From: Eric Elnes. “Gifts of the Dark Wood.”

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Nashville PRIDE Festival
Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

Nashville PRIDE Festival

June 23 from 10am - 9pm and Sunday, June 24 from 12pm - 6pm! Please sign up to volunteer in our booth and share Holy Trinity throughout the weekend. We are raising funds each Sunday to pay for our registration, purchasing logo items and other needs. Please contact Debbie Willis through the church office if you can help plan this important event promoting social justice and celebrating Nashville’s LGBTQ community. 

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Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Disappearing"
Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Disappearing"

Our Pentecost Worship Series investigates the birth of the ancient church, and draws parallels to the same issues facing our church. The worship series titled, “The Unexpected Gifts of the Spirit” is grounded in Paul’s letter to the church in Rome and his second letter to the Corinthians. It is also informed by a fantastic book study called Gifts of the Dark Wood by Eric Elnes. The series explores those places in our lives framed by uncertainty, emptiness, getting lost, sudden insight, temptation, disappearing (withdrawal), and being misfit (not fitting in). It’s about finding your place in the world at the very point where you feel furthest from it. Something that the early church most definitely struggled with. You won’t want to miss our kick off service, Pentecost Sunday, when we will be celebrating the birth of the Church!

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Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Misfits"
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Misfits"

Our Pentecost Worship Series investigates the birth of the ancient church, and draws parallels to the same issues facing our church. The worship series titled, “The Unexpected Gifts of the Spirit” is grounded in Paul’s letter to the church in Rome and his second letter to the Corinthians. It is also informed by a fantastic book study called Gifts of the Dark Wood by Eric Elnes. The series explores those places in our lives framed by uncertainty, emptiness, getting lost, sudden insight, temptation, disappearing (withdrawal), and being misfit (not fitting in). It’s about finding your place in the world at the very point where you feel furthest from it. Something that the early church most definitely struggled with. You won’t want to miss our kick off service, Pentecost Sunday, when we will be celebrating the birth of the Church!

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Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Getting Lost"
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Getting Lost"

Our Pentecost Worship Series investigates the birth of the ancient church, and draws parallels to the same issues facing our church. The worship series titled, “The Unexpected Gifts of the Spirit” is grounded in Paul’s letter to the church in Rome and his second letter to the Corinthians. It is also informed by a fantastic book study called Gifts of the Dark Wood by Eric Elnes. The series explores those places in our lives framed by uncertainty, emptiness, getting lost, sudden insight, temptation, disappearing (withdrawal), and being misfit (not fitting in). It’s about finding your place in the world at the very point where you feel furthest from it. Something that the early church most definitely struggled with. You won’t want to miss our kick off service, Pentecost Sunday, when we will be celebrating the birth of the Church!

The "Gift of Getting Lost" reminds us that people who find and live into their calling in life rarely do so without getting lost first. Our journey through life is never a straight one. The path zigzags. And at each point where our journey needs to make a turn, we start to feel increasingly lost. This feeling of being lost prompts us to pay more attention to the signals that the Holy Spirits is sending us. Sometimes these signals may seem supernatural in experience, but more often they will come in subtle ways; through gut hunches, intuitions, moments of silence, shifts in awareness, multiple coincidences, even promptings from friends that we disregard. We will catch onto them...provided that we're paying attention. 

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Adult Spiritual Formation
Jun
17
9:00 AM09:00

Adult Spiritual Formation

How do adults at HTCC grow in faith and knowledge? We believe that education is a lifelong journey. Our Adult Sunday School program gives people in all stages of life the opportunity to explore scripture, theology, prayer, and meditation in a safe and challenging space. Classes are offered on Sunday mornings at 9am throughout the year on a wide variety of topics. We are currently using the Wired Word resource for our study, and send out an email the week prior to each class. Join us for this time of study, conversation, fellowship, and growth! Contact our church office to find out more and start receiving email lessons during the week.

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Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Being Thunderstruck"
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Being Thunderstruck"

Our Pentecost Worship Series investigates the birth of the ancient church, and draws parallels to the same issues facing our church. The worship series titled, “The Unexpected Gifts of the Spirit” is grounded in Paul’s letter to the church in Rome and his second letter to the Corinthians. It is also informed by a fantastic book study called Gifts of the Dark Wood by Eric Elnes. The series explores those places in our lives framed by uncertainty, emptiness, getting lost, sudden insight, temptation, disappearing (withdrawal), and being misfit (not fitting in). It’s about finding your place in the world at the very point where you feel furthest from it. Something that the early church most definitely struggled with. You won’t want to miss our kick off service, Pentecost Sunday, when we will be celebrating the birth of the Church!

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Adult Spiritual Formation
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Adult Spiritual Formation

How do adults at HTCC grow in faith and knowledge? We believe that education is a lifelong journey. Our Adult Sunday School program gives people in all stages of life the opportunity to explore scripture, theology, prayer, and meditation in a safe and challenging space. Classes are offered on Sunday mornings at 9am throughout the year on a wide variety of topics. We are currently using the Wired Word resource for our study, and send out an email the week prior to each class. Join us for this time of study, conversation, fellowship, and growth! Contact our church office to find out more and start receiving email lessons during the week.

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Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Emptiness"
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Emptiness"

Our Pentecost Worship Series investigates the birth of the ancient church, and draws parallels to the same issues facing our church. The worship series titled, “The Unexpected Gifts of the Spirit” is grounded in Paul’s letter to the church in Rome and his second letter to the Corinthians. It is also informed by a fantastic book study called Gifts of the Dark Wood by Eric Elnes. The series explores those places in our lives framed by uncertainty, emptiness, getting lost, sudden insight, temptation, disappearing (withdrawal), and being misfit (not fitting in). It’s about finding your place in the world at the very point where you feel furthest from it. Something that the early church most definitely struggled with.

This Sunday's sermon theme is "The Gift of Emptiness" which encourages us to seek and experience the "wholly otherness" of God before we can encounter God within us. It's tough to face our inner emptiness. Imagine if you were free--not free of your faults, but free from your fear of them. What did Jesus mean when he said, "Whoever tries to preserve their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life will preserve it?" Luke 17:33 Living a full life means letting go of your need for survival, rightness, and perfection. By embracing our humility we live into our fullest humanity. We experience the paradox of encountering God's fullness within our emptiness.

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Adult Spiritual Formation
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Adult Spiritual Formation

How do adults at HTCC grow in faith and knowledge? We believe that education is a lifelong journey. Our Adult Sunday School program gives people in all stages of life the opportunity to explore scripture, theology, prayer, and meditation in a safe and challenging space. Classes are offered on Sunday mornings at 9am throughout the year on a wide variety of topics. We are currently using the Wired Word resource for our study, and send out an email the week prior to each class. Join us for this time of study, conversation, fellowship, and growth! Contact our church office to find out more and start receiving email lessons during the week.

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Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Uncertainty"
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship Theme: "The Gift of Uncertainty"

Our Pentecost Worship Series investigates the birth of the ancient church, and draws parallels to the same issues facing our church. The worship series titled, “The Unexpected Gifts of the Spirit” is grounded in Paul’s letter to the church in Rome and his second letter to the Corinthians. It is also informed by a fantastic book study called Gifts of the Dark Wood by Eric Elnes. The series explores those places in our lives framed by uncertainty, emptiness, getting lost, sudden insight, temptation, disappearing (withdrawal), and being misfit (not fitting in). It’s about finding your place in the world at the very point where you feel furthest from it. Something that the early church most definitely struggled with. You won’t want to miss our kick off service, Pentecost Sunday, when we will be celebrating the birth of the Church!

Sermon ThemeThe Gift of Uncertainty

ScriptureRomans 8:22-27
"We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God."

Overview: To most people, uncertainty seems more like a curse than a gift. When we cannot see the endpoint of a crisis or conflict, or the path forward is not clearly marked, we grow anxious and impatient. When the assurance that everything will be okay is hidden from us, we tend to dig our heels in...and worry. But the fact of the matter is that life is messy and no amount of doctrine or dogma can change that. Faith that is only built upon certainty falls apart when our foundation shifts...even slightly. However a mature faith is one that embraces life as a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved--that accepts uncertainty as a gift, not a curse. As Paul wrote to the Roman Church, "Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? If we hope for what we do not see, we will wait for it with patience." 

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Adult Spiritual Formation
May
27
9:00 AM09:00

Adult Spiritual Formation

How do adults at HTCC grow in faith and knowledge? We believe that education is a lifelong journey. Our Adult Sunday School program gives people in all stages of life the opportunity to explore scripture, theology, prayer, and meditation in a safe and challenging space. Classes are offered on Sunday mornings at 9am throughout the year on a wide variety of topics. We are currently using the Wired Word resource for our study, and send out an email the week prior to each class. Join us for this time of study, conversation, fellowship, and growth! Contact our church office to find out more and start receiving email lessons during the week.

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Women's Group Outreach
May
20
11:30 AM11:30

Women's Group Outreach

Women’s Study Group is collecting women’s undergarments and toiletries for Morning Star Sanctuary, an emergency shelter and transitional housing program, and will deliver them on Sunday, May 20 after worship. Please bring your items or donations this Sunday. If you would like to attend, please see Rev. Shellie Moore for more details!

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Sunday Worship Theme: "Where We Find Ourselves"
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship Theme: "Where We Find Ourselves"

Our Pentecost Worship Series investigates the birth of the ancient church, and draws parallels to the same issues facing our church. The worship series titled, “The Unexpected Gifts of the Spirit” is grounded in Paul’s letter to the church in Rome and his second letter to the Corinthians. It is also informed by a fantastic book study called Gifts of the Dark Wood by Eric Elnes. The series explores those places in our lives framed by uncertainty, emptiness, getting lost, sudden insight, temptation, disappearing (withdrawal), and being misfit (not fitting in). It’s about finding your place in the world at the very point where you feel furthest from it. Something that the early church most definitely struggled with. You won’t want to miss our kick off service, Pentecost Sunday, when we will be celebrating the birth of the Church!

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Adult Spiritual Formation
May
20
9:00 AM09:00

Adult Spiritual Formation

How do adults at HTCC grow in faith and knowledge? We believe that education is a lifelong journey. Our Adult Sunday School program gives people in all stages of life the opportunity to explore scripture, theology, prayer, and meditation in a safe and challenging space. Classes are offered on Sunday mornings at 9am throughout the year on a wide variety of topics. We are currently using the Wired Word resource for our study, and send out an email the week prior to each class. Join us for this time of study, conversation, fellowship, and growth! Contact our church office to find out more and start receiving email lessons during the week.

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UCC Upper Room Fellowship
May
19
5:30 PM17:30

UCC Upper Room Fellowship

Save the Date!

UPPER ROOM UCC FELLOWSHIP
SPRING POTLUCK SUPPER
Saturday, May 19th @ 5:30 PM
Holy Trinity Community Church

A Spring potluck supper gathering of Nashville-area United Church of Christ churches and UCC friends (Brookmeade Congregational Church, Holy Trinity Community Church, and
Howard Congregational Church) to grow in prayer & communion with God and to grow in fellowship with one another!

Special Guest Speaker from Birmingham, Rev. J.R. Finney, Moderator, Southeast Conference of the UCC

Bring family, friends and your favorite casserole for great UCC fellowship and inspiration. Childcare Provided.

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Sunday Worship Theme: "I Got Your Back"
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Worship Theme: "I Got Your Back"

Easter Season Sermon Series: "Unoffendable"

This sermon series is based in part on the best selling book of the same name. It’s a radical, provocative idea: We’re not entitled to get offended or stay angry. The idea of our own “righteous anger” is a myth. It is the number one problem in our societies today and, as Dallas Willard says, Christians have not been taught out of it. As it turns out, giving up our “right” to be offended can be one of the most freeing, healthy, simplifying, relaxing, refreshing, stress-relieving, encouraging things we can do. Order a copy of Unoffendable and read along with Pastor Brice to discover something of immeasurable value—a concrete, practical way to live life.

Sacred Scripture: John 17:6-19 

Overview: A classic Christian teaching about our life in the world is to be “in it, not of it.” This statement, which comes from Jesus’ prayer for his disciples in John 17, is a prominent question for Christian communities in the midst of cultural change- how much are we in it yet not of it? As part of the Christian community, we have the confidence to be in the world yet the assurance that we are protected by the power of God’s name.
 
Human Need: We all search for something to believe in and to belong to—with many of us trying to find these communities in religious fanaticism and consumerism.
 
Community Challenge: Jesus calls his disciples, both then and now, to be “hagiazo,” which is the Greek word for set apart for sacred use, or made holy. In other words, we are protected even as we’re dedicated to the task of being God’s community in the world.

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