Welcome to a community of two great churches in partnership together!

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Dear friends,

Andrew Price Memorial UMC and hickory Bend UMC are two churches here in Donelson with the same heartbeat for loving God, loving one another and loving our community.

Through worship and on-going local mission projects we are living out a call to be disciples of Jesus Christ. We want to be relevant to your life here and now. We hope to bring transformation and hope!

Come visit us at Worship on Sundays at 9:15 at AP and 11:00 at HB. Journey with us as we make a new way forward!

Grace and peace, +Melisa
 

Missional Opportunities to Volunteer

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Second Harvest Food Bank 
The Andrew Price Team works the fourth Thursday of each month from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the local food bank located at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 85 Fairway.   If you wish to be a part of this ministry you may contact Debbie Byrd, d.byrd@apmumc.net.
If Hickory Bend members would like to share outreach ministry information with Andrew Price,  please let Debbie Byrd know and that information will be forwarded to the AP congregation.   email:   d.byrd@apmumc.net
 

Your Story….

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Lent is a time to look deeply at our hearts, minds, and even at our pasts…We are no longer pulled down by our pasts. We “once were lost, but now are found”…our stories now have the power to give others hope. We are not inspired by perfection–we are inspired by lost and found!

 

 

 

The Dragon of Monroe County

The Dragon of Monroe County

Tellico Plains is a charming village at the bottom of Tellico Mountain. And in this village there lives a dragon. I’ve seen it. It lives, breathes, grows, and waits for unsuspecting motorcyclists to pass its home on the Cherohala Skyway. The dragon’s identity depends on us. It depends on our ability to perceive its “dragoness.” We use all that we know about dragons to see this creature. Continue reading

Announcing Hickory Bend UMC’s New Facebook Page!

We are excited to announce that Hickory Bend United Methodist Church has a new Facebook page!

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We invite you to “like” this page for status updates on:

– Upcoming events- Photos
– Links to music, videos, and sermons
– News

Click the image above to go to the page, or click here, and give us a like!

Love Letter To Hickory Bend

I miss you.  I miss my church family.  I miss Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, cleaning the bathrooms, and even the rowdy UMYF.  I miss you.

I didn’t quite realize when I suddenly accepted a job in East Tennessee how rarely I would be home or how much I would miss being with you. How often have we sung John Fawcett’s great hymn, “Blest Be the Tie that Binds?”
When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.

Eleven Reasons to Seek the Beloved Community

Do people ask you why you have stayed at your church?  I have fumbled through this answer before, but I’ve never told the whole story. I’ve talked about the love and emotional strength I borrowed from all of you during my divorce.  I’ve described the long, unwavering, practical support you brought when I broke my ankle. I’ve reflected on the long hard slog of my dissertation and the encouragement I received when things were not going well. You put up with a lot of whining over that one. Continue reading

This Year Will Be Different

I have to admit that my New Year’s resolutions are not all that new.  This will sound familiar to my friends and my family:

I am going to get organized.
I am going to be on time.
I am going to eat healthfully.
I am going to exercise regularly.
I am going to be more responsible about money.
I am going to stop wearing goofy clothes.

Now, why do I think this year will be different?

Because something is different this year. Continue reading

HBUMC.com Connects Us To The World!

Our church website is an amazing tool.  A wonderful thing happened as a result of our website.  The new Young Adult Sunday School Class is studying 10 Things I Hate About Christianity, and the author of the book, Jason Berggren sent us a very encouraging comment.  Go to hickorybendumc.com and read Jason’s reaction to our book study.