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
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, email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
What a Wonderful Easter Sunday!
We Welcomed six new members to Hickory Bend UMC!!
Pictured from right to left:
H.G. Stovall, Gayle Stovall, Brenda Chapel, John Chapel, Josh Mitchner, Taylor Vickers.
We are happy to have shared in the Baptism of Josh Mitchner on Easter Sunday! Pictured with his parents Kurt and Helen, Pastor Susan Gray, Taylor Vickers, Helen Mitchner and Deane Gardner.
This is a well-loved prayer that will carry us in any/all situations!
Keep this close and watch your life change…look and see how this prayer makes room for God to heal and make right.
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
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
We are excited to announce that Hickory Bend United Methodist Church has a new Facebook page!
We invite you to “like” this page for status updates on:
– Upcoming events- Photos
– Links to music, videos, and sermons
Click the image above to go to the page, or click here, and give us a like!
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.
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
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
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.