Woodmont Communities

Mission. Outreach. Community. Friendships.

Do more for others. Find more of yourself.

During each Sunday worship at Woodmont Christian Church we recite our missional pledge:

Seeking God, Sharing love and Serving others.

This directory is designed as a resource to identify and define specific opportunities to Seek, Share and Serve both within and beyond our Church walls. We trust that it will be a useful and easy-to-use tool on your journey of faith, service and unity.

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Description

The mission of Against the Grain is to education and empower men, women and children who have a history of abuse, addiction or negative generational cycles to achieve and fully experience their unique, God-given potential. We encourage families to volunteer together in order to provide fellowship and encouragement for participants in the 180 Program. There are many ways to get involved with AtG. Below is a brief description of our current volunteer opportunities. Training and curriculum will be provided.

180 Accountability Partners

This is a 12 -month commitment to meet with a 180 student for an hour each week to work through the 180 curriculum.

Jail Ministry

Monday - Friday opportunities available in Davidson County Jails and Williamson County Jail. This is a 8 week commitment.

Community Relations/Media

Annual fund-raising events that are a vital part of our funding. Our community team contacts local businesses for donations and builds relationships within the community thorugh public service announcements and media exposure.

Church and Corporate Liaisons

Our liaisons agree to be the contact for their church, business or small group regarding AtG events and new; placing the information in the bulletin or newsletter and coordinating donations collected by their group.

Prayer/Written Encouragement

AtG believes in the power of prayer and we distribute a prayer list that includes prayer requests from people in the 180 Program. Throughout the year, birthday cards, notes and cards of encouragement are sent. While often ehind the scenes, this team is a vital part of our ministry to the families we serve.

Miscellaneous

AtG continues to expand our services and has many opportunities to serve in areas outside the current volunteer team. Assistance in areas such as: administration, bookkeeping, cleaning, organizing special events, fund raising, etc. is always appreciated. If you have a special gift or skill that doesn't seem to fit within one of the current volunteer teams, please contact us.

Organization

Notes

  • Woodmont Grant: Yes
  • Location: regional

Description

Alive Hospice provides loving care to people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives.

Ways to volunteer

Patient Care and Support

Volunteers provide emotional support to patients in their homes through companionship, reading aloud, life review and engaging in activities of interest to the patient. Support to families is provided through provision of respite care, shopping, cooking and light housekeeping. Volunteers also provide companionship and emotional support to patients at our inpatient units.

Administrative / Office Support

Provide support to staff in all our offices including Nashville, Madison and Murfreesboro.

Speakers' Bureau

Speak to community and faith groups about Alive Hospice services, or staff our agency booth at health fairs.

Companion Program

In the absence of friends or family, volunteers sit with patients who are close to death in our inpatient units or a contracted facility. Volunteers may provide light hand massage, play soft music, read aloud or provide a loving presence at the bedside during this sacred time.

Tuck-In Program

Volunteers make weekly calls to our home patients who desire this service to provide a listening ear, assess for new needs and answer questions about their care.

Craft Projects

Loving hands create afghans, shawls, lap blankets, stuffed animals and memory items for our patients.

Tell Me Your Story

Volunteers help make keepsake audio recordings of a patient's reflections on life. Tell Me Your Story volunteers are trained to conduct interviews on the topics of the patient's choosing, to help them create a legacy.

Animal-Assisted Activities

Dogs and cats that have been certified as therapy pets are available to make visits to patients. Their owners are volunteers who have completed the entire screening process and look forward to sharing their beloved pets with patients in their homes or at one of our inpatient units.

Pet Peace of Mind

We value the healing bond between patients and their pet, and therefore offer basic assistance that will ease the physical and financial burden of caring for a pet during a time of illness. We need volunteers to help with companionship and exercise of the patient's pet, delivery of pet food, waste management and transportation of the pet to veterinarian and grooming appointments.

Massage Therapy

Licensed massage therapists provide gentle massage at patients' homes as well as at our inpatient units. Healing touch and Reiki- certified volunteers may also be available to provide comfort-focused care.

Music Therapy

Volunteers may sing, play an instrument or both to share the gift of music with our patients.

Hair Styling

Licensed hair dressers volunteer to assist with haircuts and styles for patients in their homes or at our inpatient units.

Church Contact

  • Julie Tanner

Organization

Notes

  • Woodmont Grant: No
  • Location: local

Description

Better Decisions' goal is to increase the likelihood of a smooth, permanent transition back into society for women who have been incarcerated. By developing skills that enhance self-sufficiency and locus of control, our students learn to make better choices and achieve greater control over their lives. Incarcerated women often come from backgrounds with few opportunities for learning how to make positive decisions. Instead, they tend to react impulsively, to flee difficult situations by abusing alcohol or other drugs, or to simply float along, letting others (men, in many cases) decide for them. Institutionalization further erodes self-esteem and personal responsibility. Yet in order to be paroled, an inmate must make important decisions about employment and housing.

As a volunteer-driven organization that attracts women who seek a personal and meaningful volunteer experience, Better Decisions brings together women from varied backgrounds and gives them a unique opportunity to learn from each other. We've trained more than 1200 volunteers who have taught and mentored over 1500 women incarcerated in Nashville at the TN Prison for Women (TPFW).

By choosing to participate in our 20-hour structured program, these inmates learn life skills that are designed to help them gain more control over their lives and thus to break the inter-generational cycle of crime. After attending weekly classroom and mentoring sessions for 8 weeks, they graduate from Better Decisions with new skills and with hope for a brighter future for themselves and their children.

Organization

Notes

  • Woodmont Grant: Yes
  • Target Audience: Women
  • Location: local

Description

This group gathers once a month for various activities, service projects, dinners and fellowship. This is a group made up of new and old members and is a great way to get to know people on a social and spiritual level.

Church Contact

  • Kathy Gibson

Organization

  • Woodmont Christian Church

Notes

  • Woodmont Grant: No
  • Days of Week: 3rd Tuesday
  • Meeting Notes: Location and Time Vary
  • Target Audience: Women
  • Location: local

Description

Our Mission is to serve as a Christian presence among the poor and homeless people and to relieve their suffering by providing personal hygiene services, nutrition, education, socialization, personal counseling, advocacy and spiritual nurture. Volunteer opportunities needed in the following areas:

  • Front Desk
  • Hygiene Area
  • Office Receptionist
  • Kitchen and Meal Serving
  • Inventory
  • Handyman opportunities

Church Contact

  • Dale North

Organization

Notes

  • Woodmont Grant: Yes
  • Location: local

Description

CommunityNashville has a nationally recognized Building Bridges program that works with youth; helping them face their own feelings, as they learn about the root causes of prejudice, become more understanding and learn to respect others. CommunityNashville is dedicated to advocating for and raising awareness of issues related to bias, bigotry, racism and threats to human rights. We accomplish this not only through our youth-serving programs but by raising our voice when needed, partnering with other human rights advocacy groups and by educating those we reach.

Volunteer opportunities at CommunityNashville has roles working with our Annual HR Awards Dinner, attracting and working with sponsors, communication and advocacy.

Organization

Notes

  • Woodmont Grant: Yes
  • Location: local

Description

With over a hundred members, CWF is the foremost fellowship for women in the church. Christian women of all ages meet twice per month - once with the entire body and once in smaller circles. When these women get together, God is worshiped, meals are shared, bonds are formed and prayers are offered.

Church Contact

  • Sallie Walker

Organization

  • Woodmont Christian Church

Notes

  • Woodmont Grant: No
  • Days of Week: Tuesday
  • Meeting Notes: Location and Time Vary
  • Target Audience: Women
  • Location: local

Description

We are called to prepare excellent Disciple ministers through our supportive community of faith.

Church Contact

  • Roy Stauffer

Notes

  • Woodmont Grant: Yes

Description

Disciples History is dedicated to keeping our legacy safe and sharing our story with the world. Disciples of Christ Historical Society is a general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada and interconnects all Stone-Campbell churches around the world. We serve as the primary archive and collective memory for our faith family. Through the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, by teaching and publishing, and per the World Wide Web, we insure that the ideal which was delivered to us - an open and welcoming church - will remain available for the generations to come.

Church Contact

  • Chris Hackenbrack

Notes

  • Woodmont Grant: Yes

Description

The purpose of Faith Family Medical Clinic is to provide the residents of greater Nashville who do not have health insurance with affordable, quality primary medical care. Faith Family seeks to become the family physician for these residents. With a low-cost primary care provider available to them, people will be able to seek out medical care at the onset of of any problems. Treatment can then begin early-on instead of after their conditions have become more complicated. Clinic patients will also benefit from counseling and education services designed to help them achieve a healthier lifestyle.

We are currently seeking individuals with the following training/expertise:

  • Physicians (particularly Specialists from any field)
  • Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
  • Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Office Workers
  • Public Relations/Organizational/Fundraising

Church Contact

  • Clay Stauffer

Organization

Notes

  • Woodmont Grant: Yes
  • Location: local

Description

The mission of Family and Children's Service is to connect individuals and families to hope, to healing, and to one another.

Family & Children's Service (FCS) serves all people in crisis and transition by meeting them where they are, understanding their needs, and connecting them to the resources they need. FCS often ´fills in the gaps' in social services, creating a safety net to ensure that all children and families can be safe and healthy. Each year we provide direct services to more than 32,000 clients, and phone-based crisis, intervention, and referral services to another 200,000 Tennesseans.

FCS provides counseling-based services and adoption support programs to the Nashville community, and as long as there is a need for these services, we always will.

Today FCS offers a wide array of safety net services directly to clients and through its many partnerships, collaborations, and referral networks. In addition to the counseling and adoption support services for which we are best known, FCS also operates:

  • A 24-hour crisis call line
  • United Way's 2-1-1 Information and Referral line
  • A Health Navigator program that helps un and under-insured callers find health care and health coverage
  • Language Translation services for people seeking medical care
  • Support services for families exiting the public welfare system
  • Five United Way elementary school Family Resource Centers
  • Survivors of Suicide support groups
  • The Relative Caregiver Program
  • Wendy's Wonderful Kids which helps find adoptive families for children over the age of 12 in state custody
  • Most volunteer opportunities at FCS require training and an ongoing commitment of time. If interested contact Deniece Ferguson.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Created in 1891 by Miss Fannie Battle, the Fannie Battle Day Home for Children is the oldest child care center in Middle Tennessee. It's mission is to provide affordable, high-quality child care for at-risk children in a nurturing environment, while empowering families to reach their potential.

    Our Program offers full-time, year-round, high-quality early childhood education, Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Pre-K, and School-Age Programs for 102 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Fees are based on a sliding scale according to income, and families are required to be working or attending school.

    ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

    • TEACHER'S AIDE: assist classroom teachers with creating materials, organizing classrooms and centers.

    • GARDENING/LANDSCAPING: plant, maintain yard, gardens, planters, and natural play-scape.
    • READING VOLUNTEER: 1-on-1 or small group reading in classroom.
    • HOMEWORK HELPER: with School Age children, ages 5-12, help with reading and homework.
    • LIBRARIAN AIDE: assist Literacy Coach in organizing books, repairing damaged books, or helping with reading and family program.
    • SEASONAL PROJECTS: assemble Thanksgiving baskets, adopt a child/family at Christmas, or support our Back-to-School supply drive.
    • SKILL-BASED: IT support, marketing, painting, general maintenance, etc. are always needed and appreciated services!
    • LEADERSHIP & EVENTS: volunteers committed to the mission of Fannie Battle are always needed to serve on the Board of Directors, as part of our annual Caroling, or towards our newest event, Yum!East.
    • GROUP / CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING: We offer groups of all kinds the opportunity to work together in a positive, team environment.

    Church Contact

    • Mary Lynn Skinner

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: regional

    Description

    Dinner groups are formed annually to help build our community, form new relationships and strengthen old friendships. Once the groups are formed they decide when and where they will meet and if they are going to be purely a time of fellowship, or if they will also include bible study and discussion.

    Church Contact

    • Rev. Justin Gung

    Organization

    • Woodmont Christian Church

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: Monthly
    • Meeting Notes: Location and Time Vary
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    Present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

    Description

    A weekly discussion based group made up of the self proclaimed 'Geezers' of the church. This group gathers each week to engage in interesting discussions, listen to unique speakers and spend time with new and old friends alike.

    Church Contact

    • Rev. Roy Stauffer

    Organization

    • Woodmont Christian Church
    • Board Room
    • 3601 Hillsboro Road
    • Nashville TN 37215
    • 615-297-8563

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: Monday
    • Target Audience: Men
    • Location: local

    Description

    The GEMS (G)reet, (E)at, (M)eet and (S)ocialize are considered to be the 'precious stones/jewels' of Woodmont, because they incorporate years of history, wisdom, experience and professionalism. The group offers programs that are brought by Woodmont members who share their hobbies, travels, interests, etc. The group serves a catered lunch for $8.00 and RSVPs are requested.

    Church Contact

    • Cynthia Beck

    Organization

    • Woodmont Christian Church
    • Room 105
    • 3601 Hillsboro Road
    • Nashville TN 37215
    • 615-297-8563

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: 4th Tuesday
    • Meeting Notes: Meets only in: January, February, March, April, May, September and October
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian ministry that provides the life-changing opportunity for people to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Woodmont helps build a home each spring. Volunteer opportunities included construction and providing food the build. During other times of the year there are opportunities to help in the ReStores, helping with the classes that future homeowners need to take and childcare for parents attending the classes.

    Church Contact

    • Jim Batson | Mike Robinson

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: regional

    Description

    Heart for Africa is a Christian non-profit 501(c)3 public charity. Working alongside churches in Swaziland, we are providing care and hope for a future for children in this small African nation. working to deliver quality care, shelter, food, water, clothing, health care, and education to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Swaziland.

    Church Contact

    • Park and Mary Welsh Owen

    Organization

    • Heart For Africa

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: international

    Description

    Heavenly Helpers is an organization that works through Woodmont Christian Church as an outreach service to those in the community that may need help or assistance in some way. The tasks are varied and be simple errands to complex repairs of homes. Projects are done on an as needed basis.

    The purpose of this group is to help anyone in our church or community that has a need. From assisting non-profits with mailings, to providing rides, to cleaning yards - they do it all. They communicate through email to notify people of upcoming needs and those that wish to participate report back. Even if a person has limited free time they can still be on this list and a part of this wonderful group.

    Church Contact

    • Susan Batson

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: When Needed
    • Meeting Notes: Location and Time Vary
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    Hope Clinic for Women is a faith-based, safe and confidential place for anyone dealing with unplanned pregnancies, prevention, pregnancy loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, or abortion), and postpartum depression. We provide medical care, professional counseling, education, mentorship and material support regardless of age, race, or religion.

    Volunteer Directly with Clients

    • Phone counselors
    • Mentors (male and female)
    • Bridge class instructors
    • New Mom's Group Leaders
    • Spanish Interpreters
    • Prevention Speakers (male and female)
    • Outreach booths
    • Fellowship Forum Facilitators (male and female)
    • Medical (NPs, RNs, Sonographers, Techs)

    Volunteer Indirectly with Clients (Male and Female)

    • Clothing Room Coordinator
    • Administrative
    • Events

    Church Contact

    • Thom Schuyler

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: local

    Description

    Hope Force exists to alleviate suffering caused by disasters and chronic human need through mobilizing the global Christian community into compassionate action. To alleviate suffering caused by disasters and chronic human need through mobilizing the global Christian community into compassionate action. Throughout history, the failure to cope with natural disasters has produced devastating consequences, from countless lives lost to ruined homes, businesses and economies. Tragically, it is often the poorest of the poor who are the most vulnerable. Around the world over 60 million people a year are affected by disasters and crisis.

    As never before, trained disaster responders are needed to walk sensitively and appropriately alongside those affected by crisis. Hope Force International (HFI) is a Christian response to disaster events that surround us at home and abroad, reaching out to those who experience suffering and loss. Volunteer opportunities included disaster response, ongoing mission work in West Virginia building and repairing homes and mission work in Haiti.

    Church Contact

    • Steve and Deb LaForge

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: international

    Description

    The Hospital Hospitality House mission is to be a 'home away from home for patients and caregivers seeking medical treatment in Nashville area hospitals by providing lodging, meals and other supportive services.' We serve all area hospitals including Centennial, Children's, Metro General, Skyline, Southern Hills, St Thomas Midtown, St Thomas West, Summit, Vanderbilt and the VA. HHH Nashville was the first Hospitality House of its kind in the United States and continues to be a model around the country. Volunteer opportunities included cooking and serving meals to residents and assisting at special events.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Their mission is to show Christ like compassion to the needs of those incarcerated and help them rebuild their lives outside prison. They desire to reach out to women caught in addictions and troubles, and help them realize and reach their God given potential. Volunteering opportunities to become a mentor and provide a one-on-one relationship with an inmate in the Tennessee prison for Women and continue to invest time with them after their release.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: local

    Description

    Founded in 1997 by Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest on Vanderbilt's campus, Magdalene is a residential program for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets. Thistle Farms is our social enterprise.

    A FEW DISTINCTIVES OF THE MAGDALENE PROGRAM:

    • For two years, we offer housing, food, medical and dental needs, therapy, education and job training without charging the residents or receiving government funding.
    • Our six homes function without 24-hour live-in staff, relying on residents to create a supportive community, maintain recovery, and share household tasks.
    • Women come to Magdalene from prison, the streets and from across the Southeast and the country.
    • The women of Magdalene/Thistle Farms range in age from 20-50, and many have been sexually abused between the ages of 7-11, began using alcohol or drugs by 13, have spent years in and out of jail, and have spent on average a decade on the street prostituting.
    • 72% percent of the women who join Magdalene are clean and sober 2 1/2 years after beginning the program.

    We furnish housing for 30 residents and graduates and provide outreach services to women still living on the streets. New residents are given a key and are offered the necessary resources to maintain recovery, heal from childhood wounds, become physically healthy and find employment.

    After four months, the women find work, return to school and/or enter Magdalene's job training program at Thistle Farms, a social enterprise. Magdalene also offers a matched savings program to help residents prepare for economic independence upon graduation. Women who remain in recovery two years post-graduation are eligible for a new home buying program administered by two local congregations and Magdalene.

    Magdalene's programs are grounded in its 24 spiritual principles that advocate living gracefully in community with one another. Residents, graduates, staff and volunteers share daily tasks, offer hospitality, build on each other's strengths, and provide compassionate, disciplined support.

    Magdalene was founded not only to help a subculture of women, but also to help transform the culture itself. We stand in solidarity with women who are recovering from abuse, trafficking, addiction, and life on the streets, and who have paid dearly for a culture that continues to buy and sell women.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

    Church Contact

    • Susan Batson

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: national

    Description

    The Martha O'Bryan Center is a Christian family services Center that supports, shephards and empowers individuals and families in need living in Cayce Place, Nashville's oldest and poorest public housing development. Volunteers are needed for the following: Meals on Wheels, tutoring for grades K-12, food drives, special occasions events and parenting programs.

    Church Contact

    • Tom Patten

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: local

    Description

    Men of Valor is committed to winning men in prison to Jesus Christ and discipling them. Our purpose is to equip them to re-enter society as men of integrity - becoming givers to the community rather than takers. Volunteering opportunity to become a mentor by contacting Raul Lopez and requesting an application and the DVD training video.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: local

    Description

    This group helps plan and organize the Woodmont mission trips. They have planned the numerous mission trips to Morgan Scott Project (East Tennessee) as well as our international mission trips to Haiti, Africa and Guatamala.

    Church Contact

    • Steve LaForge

    Organization

    • Woodmont Christian Church
    • Room 107
    • 3601 Hillsboro Road
    • Nashville TN 37215
    • 615-297-8563

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: 2nd Wednesday
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    The primary purpose of Mobile Meals is to provide well-balanced meals for shut-ins. The secondary purpose is to provide daily contact with the person and check on their well-being. To relatives who live away from their loved ones, this is a treasured service.

    Volunteers run the entire program. The ministry was established in 1975 and is a joint effort between Woodmont Christian, First Presbyterian, First Baptist, Harpeth Presbyterian, Calvary Methodist, Hillsboro Presbyterian, Harpeth Hills Baptist, and Christ Presbyterian Churches. Mobile Meals receives no government funding. Some of the participating churches provide funds to assist individuals on a fixed income. The Executive Director of the program received requests for meal delivery from family members, ministers, neighbors, social workers, and home health care providers. If the request is approved, the name is forwarded to the appropriate route coordinator who gives the name, address, and any specific delivery instructions to that day's driver. Drivers then pick up the meals at the designated location and deliver them accordingly. Volunteer opportunities to deliver meals once a month usually taking 1 - 1.5 hours.

    Church Contact

    • Judy Davis

    Organization

    • Woodmont Christian Church
    • 3601 Hillsboro Road
    • Nashville TN 37215
    • 615-297-8563

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Meeting Notes: Location and Time Vary
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    Monroe Harding partners with at-risk youth and their families to provide a bridge toward independence and success. These are two main types of programs - residential and non-residential. Residential programs provide a home for these at-risk youth. Non-residential programs include Project S.H.A.R.E. which matches ar-risk elementary students with adult mentors, and Youth Connections, which fills the gap in services for shoes youth leaving state custody with no support system. Volunteer are needed to serve as mentors and tutors to residents, yard workers, handyman/women, and event committee members and office assistants.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: local

    Description

    Mission and Organization Since 1972 the Morgan-Scott Project for Cooperative Christian Concerns (MSP) has formed a base from which the needs of low income families in Scott and Morgan counties in rural Tennessee can be addressed. MSP functions as both a social services agency and as a community development organization. Activities sponsored directly or indirectly by MSP have included a school for children with learning disabilities, free tutoring programs, healthcare clinics, libraries, a homeless shelter, thrift stores, a home garden program, a Habitat for Humanity chapter, education and job training programs, community centers for children, youth, and the elderly, legal aid services, emergency aid, disaster relief, and home repair.

    Church Contact

    • Judy Davis

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: regional

    Description

    Music for Seniors is a Tennessee nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organization enlisting Nashville-area professional, semi-professional and student musicians to provide one-hour, interactive outreach performances to senior centers, day programs, retirement communities, nursing homes and even home-bound older adults. Our performances span a wide variety of music and genres focusing on the tastes, preferences and needs of the older adults whose lives we touch. Audience engagement and interaction are built into our delivery model.

    To sign up as a volunteer or to find out more information contact Sarah McConnell above.

    Church Contact

    • Jim Batson

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Our mission is to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. We work to achieve this through education, advocacy and support for those at risk for or living with HIV. With your help, Nashville CARES offers services annually to more than 60,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including: HIV prevention education to over 45,000 youth and adults, 13,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and support services to 2,500 men, women and children living with the disease. Volunteer Opportunities included client services, meal program (preparing food bags for delivery and/or delivering), education, general office/administration work and at special events.

    Church Contact

    • Pat Malone | Deb LaForge

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    The Nashville Food Project uses local funds and local volunteer labor to address the local problems of poverty and food insecurity in our community. One hundred percent of the money we receive for our work stays in Nashville. Their mission is to provide increased access to healthy foods in homeless and working poor communities across Davidson County. Over 100,000 people in Davidson County lack access to enough food to obtain and sustain a healthy lifestyle. The interconnected issues of poverty, low wages, unemployment and rising costs of food and living all contribute to the growing food insecurity rates in our city. Volunteer opportunities include meal prep, meal delivery, garden time and food drives.

    Church Contact

    • Tallu Schuyler Quinn

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: local

    Description

    Located on Nolensville Road, this is a 'non-profit community based organization dedicated to empowering refugees and immigrants of Middle Tennessee through direct social services and educational programs'. Started in 2005 by the CEO Gatluak Thach ('Gat'), himself a survivor of Sudanese refugee camps and conscripted as a child soldier, the organization has grown from initially providing services to just Sudanese women to now helping with the needs of immigrants of many nationalities. In addition to providing resettlement to over 150 people directly from refugee camps, they provide a broad range of services including orientation to our language and culture, education (English as second language, after school tutoring), entrepreneurial training,etc. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

    Church Contact

    • Tom Patten

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Following God's command to love our neighbor as ourselves, Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing and shelter to the homeless and recovery programs to those enslaved in life degrading problems. Our goal is to help people know the saving grace of Jesus, and through Him, gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life and become a positive part of the community. Volunteering opportunities varied, including helping to prepare and serve homeless, counseling overnight hosting at mission.

    Church Contact

    • Malcolm Lewis

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: local

    Description

    Nation's Ministry Center joyfully serves Nashville's refugees and immigrants through their West Nashville Refugee Center. Promotes genuine self-sufficiency by serving the needs of the whole person by engaging organizations and individuals, they seek to support awareness of cultural diversity for the mutual benefit of the entire community. There are many programs that serve the refugee community. To get involved you must first complete an application process by going to the web site.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: local

    Description

    Oasis Center is one of the nation's leading youth-serving organizations, offering safety and support to Nashville's most vulnerable and disconnected youth, while seeking to also teach young people how to transform the conditions that create problems for them in the first place. Oasis Center has more than 300 active volunteers. Some cook meals, mentor, and help with administrative tasks in the organization's Shelter, Lofts Transitional Living Program, or main office. Others hand out survival packs to homeless youth, teach workshops, or help with school work. Volunteers also go out and educate the community about Oasis Center and National Safe Place.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: national

    Description

    A non-profit, interfaith community that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized and provided education about issues of homelessness.

    Church Contact

    • Pat Malone

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Operation Stand Down Tennessee assists Veterans and their families so they can be self-sustaining and better connected to the community.

    • We operate a Service Center providing and/or coordinating a variety of services to all honorably discharged veterans and their families with special emphasis on those who are homeless.
    • We provide employment training and counseling, technical assistance, job training, placement assistance, computer training and job retention to honorably discharged veterans with the focus of helping Veterans find good jobs.
    • We operate a transitional housing program for veterans providing the necessary social and support services to ensure a successful return to responsible living.
    • We coordinate Stand Downs with Middle Tennessee agencies to inform and provide social and support services for homeless veterans.
    • We operate a Thrift Store that provides a job-training program for veterans, provided clothes to veterans and their families (at not cost to them) and generated revenue to support programs in our Veterans Service Center.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: regional

    Description

    Their mission is to provide expert medical evaluations and crisis counseling services in response to concerns of child sexual abuse, and t increase community awareness, conduct research and offer education and training about child maltreatment. To get involved as a volunteer contact Kat Corbitt to discuss opportunities.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Preston Taylor Ministries is an after school and mentoring program serving children and youth living in the Preston Taylor community of West Nashville. Volunteers are needed to provide after school tutoring, which includes homework assistance; spring breach job shadowing; bible study groups before school, as well as morning bible studies and reading groups in the summer.

    Church Contact

    • Carol Hankla

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Project C.U.R.E. is a benevolent health care foundation that collects, categorizes, and distributes medical supplies for health care professionals and facilities around the world. Donations are collected from hospital and other health care providers, then prepared and shipped internationally to people in need. Volunteers sort, package and inventory medical supplies for shipment to the developing world.

    Church Contact

    • Susan Batson

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: international

    Description

    Question Groups ('Q-Groups' for Short) are for folks who already are, or would like to be a part of the Bridge community. Q-groups come together to reflect on the sermon from the most recent Sunday. They are open to all and require only a short-term commitment of a few weeks.

    Church Contact

    • Stephen Daniel King

    Organization

    • Woodmont Christian Church
    • 3601 Hillsboro Road
    • Nashville TN 37215
    • 615-297-8563

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Meeting Notes: Location and Time Vary
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    The American Red Cross of Middle Tennessee Chapter provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Volunteer opportunities in disaster relief and sheltering, Blood drives and education.

    Church Contact

    • Steve and Deb LaForge

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: national

    Description

    Renewal House provides Nashville's first, largest and most comprehensive residential recovery program for addicted women and their children - allowing families to restore, renew and recover their lives together.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Retrieving Independence (RI), a Tennessee non-profit organization located just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. We have been breeding, training and placing service dogs for people with disabilities since 2006. At the age of 18-24 months of age and with more than 120 hours of advanced skills training, our dogs are placed with children and adults with a disability to perform a wide variety of highly skilled tasks specifically geared to assist these individuals in living a fuller and more independent life.

    Both obedience training and socialization are vitally important in the upbringing of puppies in training to be service dogs. Retrieving Independence trains prison inmates to provide the obedience training of their puppies. However, the puppies require more socializing than they can receive in a prison environment.

    The Weekend Puppy Furlough program fills this void. They take the puppies to activities that are not available in prison: car rides, movie theatres, festivals, the mall, childrens' ball games, etc. The Puppy Furlough Families have the puppies from Friday afternoon until Sunday night, when they are returned to the prison to resume training with their handlers.

    Church Contact

    • Susan Hammond White

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: regional

    Description

    The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville is to 'keep families close' by providing essential resources and a 'home away from home' for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care at Nashville area hospitals. Programs run by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, the 32-bedroom Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room on the 5th Floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt offer a place for parents and family members to relax, refresh and experience the comforts of home while staying close to their sick child. Volunteer opportunities include cooking and serving meals to families staying at the house.

    Church Contact

    • Susan Hammond White | Patricia Taylor

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Rooftop has a single mission to partner with congregations to provide emergency rental assistance to residents of Davidson County to prevent homelessness and provide hope. Congregations all over Metro Nashville receive calls on a daily basis from individuals and families asking for emergency help with their rent. Rooftop not only serves these Nashvillians in need, but also provided the churches with a program to help those who come to their doors. The Rooftop program pools funds from all the partner churches, screens the applicants and provided assistance directly to the landlord or mortgagor.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Room in the Inn offers an array of services for people who are presently homeless. Each winter (November thru March), Room in The Inn partners for more than 150 congregation to provide emergency shelter in houses of worship throughout Middle Tennessee. Woodmont partners with RITI each winter on Friday evenings to feed and shelter up to twelve men for the night.

    Church Contact

    • Steve and Deb LaForge

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: local

    Description

    Saddle Up's mission is to provide children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational and recreational activities with horses. We bring that mission to life by providing a year-round program on our 34-acre farm near Franklin, TN. For many of our riders, Saddle Up is one of the few, if not the only, recreational programs available to them.

    To ensure the safety of its participants and a quality learning opportunity, Saddle Up requires all of its Instructors to be certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl). In addition, we provide special training for our dedicated group of volunteers, who come from all walks of life, age brackets and locations in the area to serve in the program.

    Church Contact

    • Susan Batson

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Safe Haven has 30 years of experience in the changing field of family homelessness with proactive programs, evidence based practices and trauma informed care. We increasingly play a leadership role in education and advocacy to address this community-wide issue.

    Safe Haven is the only shelter-to-housing program of its kind in Middle Tennessee that accepts the entire homeless family. We keep the family together and provide comprehensive services that empower them to achieve lasting self-sufficiency. Safe Haven helps families experiencing homelessness by providing for their immediate needs of shelter and stability. We operate through effective and results-driven programs, integrating services that are evidence-based. Our housing first model, coupled with wrap around services is designed to give families the necessary tools to achieve lasting self-sufficiency, stable employment and secured housing. All of our housing programs begin in shelter. We have 10 spaces for families with children in our Shelter. Following a housing first model, we begin a housing plan when families enter shelter. Though multiple community grants, we are able to assist approximately 30 families at a time with housing in the community. Volunteer opportunities to prepare and serve meals, and overnight hosts.

    Church Contact

    • David and Karen Conrad

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: regional

    Description

    For more than 25 years, Salama (Swahili word for peace) has served the Greater Nashville area by providing life-changing programs that equip children with skills needed for success in life. We nurture lives of integrity and provide hope through the foundation of the Christian faith. The Salama Institute provides a year-round, 5-day/week extended learning program that develops youth into value guided leaders. We serve grades K-12. We invest approximately 650 hours a year of instruction per student in academics, the arts, life skills, leadership and spiritual development. Volunteer opportunities varied.

    Church Contact

    • Tom Patten

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: local

    Description

    Nashville Area Command Mission & Vision

    The Nashville Salvation Army Center of Hope is a Christian Ministry, transforming lives by empowering individuals through Faith in Christ, Hope in themselves, and Love for others.

    Nashville Area Command Mission Statement

    The Salvation Army, a faith-based nonprofit serving Nashville since 1890, extends a resourceful hand of assistance to families in greatest need, so that they may lift themselves from crisis to stability and independence.

    Volunteer opportunities include Angel Tree, Red Kettle Bell ringers, Homelesss outreach, after school programs, disasters services and special events.

    Church Contact

    • Steve and Deb LaForge

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of more than 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. Second Harvest has many volunteer opportunities, including sorting and boxing food donations, and BackPacks.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: local

    Description

    Siloam emerged from humble beginnings, but with a big vision. In 1989, a group of members at Nashville's Belmont Church were captivated by a holistic vision of the Kingdom of God which made a real difference in real-world problems. They heard God's calling to develop a biblical and ecumenical solution for people with limited resources who were falling through the cracks of the conventional health care system. In 1991, springing from this vision, Siloam Family Health Center was born.

    While Siloam began as a tiny, volunteer-driven, primary care clinic in the Edgehill neighborhood, today it has a beautiful 12,000 square foot facility, a staff of 36, over 300 volunteers, dozens of collaborating partners, and roughly 5,000 individual patients who come from all over Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

    As a charitable clinic for the uninsured, Siloam prioritizes care for those with no other options. Since it accepts no regular insurance or federal reimbursement for indigent care, it depends on the generous contributions of our community members. Patients do contribute towards the cost of care according to their capacity, but no one is turned away because of inability to pay.

    Siloam has also found itself on the leading edge of a quiet transformation in our city. While many focus on the recent economic prosperity and outward growth of the 'New Nashville,' an often overlooked element has been the steady influx of immigrants and refugees to our city from all over the world. Today, one in six residents of Davidson County is foreign born! Starting with one Vietnamese refugee patient in the early 1990's, Siloam has developed trusting relationships with numerous ethnic communities through a commitment to affordable, high quality, and culturally sensitive care. Today Siloam is a magnet not just for longtime Nashvillians, but also for a diverse array of our neediest new neighbors from over 70 different nations.

    Clinical Volunteers

    All Volunteers who assist with medical care must have active licensure / certification to serve in a clinical capacity.

    • Physicians
    • Nurses
    • Pharmacists
    • Physical Therapists
    • Radiology / *X-ray Technologists

    Although the need for various volunteer roles fluctuates, we are currently only in need of the following clinical volunteers:

    • Radiology Tech (*urgent need!)
    • Gynecologist
    • Orthopedist
    • Pulmonologist
    • Neurologist
    • Physical Therapists

    Patient Support Volunteers

    We are currently only in need of the following support volunteers:

    • Patient Screening Admin (urgent need - new role!)
    • Prayer Care Intercessors
    • Interpreters (Spanish, Arabic)
    • Refugee Support
    • Waiting Room Hospitality
    • Administrative Help

    Church Contact

    • Tom Patten

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: local

    Description

    A small group that gathers to knit, embroider, cross-stitch, needle point and sew. Bring your favorite project and come for a time of friends and fellowship.

    Church Contact

    • Betty Williams

    Organization

    • Woodmont Christian Church
    • Gathering Hall
    • 3601 Hillsboro Road
    • Nashville TN 37215
    • 615-297-8563

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: 2nd and 4th Thursdays
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    Based in Nashville, the Society of St. Andrew Tennessee regional office coordinates the state-wide Tennessee Gleaning Network, handles the placement and distribution of large loads with the Potato and Produce Project, and advocates on behalf of numerous hunger relief programs.

    Through the Tennessee Gleaning Network, they coordinate volunteers across the state who enter fields and groves after farmers have finished harvesting and simply pick up the tons of good, nutritious produce left behind. This food is delivered to local food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, and other agencies to feed hungry people across the state. Society of St. Andrews makes all arrangement regarding the farmers, produce containers, and food distribution. All that volunteers gleaners need to do is show up. Most gleaning events take place in the morning, often on weekend, and last around 3-4 hours. Volunteer groups are encouraged to take food back to agencies or programs that they support in their local area. Gleaners should be able to bend over and should be able to bend and lift several pounds of produce.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    On the 1st Friday of each month. This volunteer group paints, cleans, gardens, mows and works diligently to maintain the church property and keep it looking beautiful.

    Church Contact

    • Steve McHugh

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: 1st Friday
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    A group of volunteers who contacts those who are shut-in, immobile, recuperating from surgery, new moms or soon-to-be moms, those who may be grieving, depressed, or just need to hear a cheerful voice on the other end of the telephone.

    Church Contact

    • Dennis Beck

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: When Needed
    • Meeting Notes: Location and Time Vary (About every 4-6 weeks)
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    A gathering of friends who enjoy unique brews and deep theological discussions (with mission integrated in on occasion). This group gathers once a month at various homes for food and fellowship, followed by a discussion on the latest current event, last week's sermon or an interesting article that someone recently read.

    Church Contact

    • Jeremiah Weeden-Wright

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: Last Saturday
    • Meeting Notes: Location Varies
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    At ThriftSmart we are passionate about community and life transformation. That's why we created the most effective Thrift store model on the planet. We combine all the passion of ministering to others while at the same time utilizing the best trends in business management. Smart.

    Unlike other thrift stores, 100% of our proceeds benefit charity. Each donation of clothes or goods to one of our stores benefits the lives of others. Choosing to donate to, or shop at ThriftSmart is a choice to make the most impact with your donation. Smart.

    Not only are ThriftSmart stores 100% green, they are also 100% clean. Gone are the days of smelly, dusty thrift store shopping. Visiting a ThriftSmart Store is like visiting a TJ Maxx, except the deals are better and the profits impact lives!

    We are passionate about living smart and we're here to serve. Connecting with Thrift Smart on Facebook and through our e-newsletters will keep you connected with living smart tips and provide you with incredible deals and discounts.

    Volunteer opportunities include:

    Operations Center (Warehouse)

    • Super Sorter - processes goods for charity sales support or recycling.
    • Overseas Bale Processor - prepares clothes for overseas shipments.
    • Mission Book Processor - Sorts books for Belize and the store.
    • 'Hang Ten' Clothes Hanger - hangs clothes in preparation for pricing.
    • Radical Receiver - separates all the great stuff as it comes in the back door.
    • Mr./Ms Clean - Help keep the warehouse mission base clean.
    • Product Cleaning Specialist - helps clean house ware and shoe items for processing.
    • Executive Office Helper - Organize files, spreadsheet development, data entry, answer phones, update website info, quarterly gift card processing, call clothing donors, sort donation slips. Help with any or all of the above!

    Nolensville Store

    • Colorization/Sizing Specialist - organizing clothes racks by size and color for a pleasant shopping experience for customers.
    • Clothes Puller - periodic clothing pulled from the sales floor for overseas shipment.
    • Cleaner Extraordinaire - cleans and dusts fixtures and makes the store look great!
    • Heavy Lifter - helps with furniture positioning and sales.
    • Store Office Staffer - helps with Smart Shopper input, weekly mailings, sign making spreadsheet input and development, Craig's list manager
    • Dressing Room Diva/Divo - help customers at dressing room, rehang garments, and keep the area clean for customers.
    • Mission Communicator - talks to all customers coming in the store and educates them about our sales and charities.
    • ESL Helper - assist with ESL classes on Tuesday nights (call Sam House at 268-7272)

    Group Opportunities

    • Adopt a department at the store - house wares, women's, men's, shoes, furniture. Daily, weekly, or monthly service times available.
    • Bring a group of any size for a clean and categorize blitz at the store or warehouse - No group is too large or too small!!

    Church Contact

    • Deb LaForge

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Nashville Tools For Schools ('NTFS'), in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools and members of our community, exists to provide the best possible learning environment for our young people and to demonstrate the community's dedication to our educational system. We want to give each and every student in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools the best education possible. That means each and every student deserves the proper supplies and equipment needed for a quality education.

    Nashville Tools For Schools is committed to small maintenance and construction projects within our public schools, project such as building desks or installing shelving, projects which empower our school children and protect our schools resources.

    Church Contact

    • Bob Johnson

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    This is a bible study for women of all ages. The group uses a study book to guide their discussion, but it is very easy to jump in at anytime so there is no need to wait for a new book to begin. Childcare is provided.

    Church Contact

    • Martha Galyon

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: 1st and 3rd Tuesday
    • Target Audience: Women
    • Location: local

    Description

    It's estimated that 97% of the individuals incarcerated in a TDOC facility will eventually be released back into the community. For that reason, it is crucial that the department and the community work hand in hand to help those incarcerated work toward becoming better citizens. Volunteers are our greatest outside resources in accomplishing this goal.

    The Volunteer State is a good name for a state with approximately 5,000 volunteers currently offering their services to the Tennessee Department of Correction. While this is good, we want volunteer services to be great by partnering with the community (faith-based groups, non-profits, civic organizations, and dedicated citizens) to serve as mentors, tutors, and facilitators of evidence-based programs that we know work.

    Strategically placed volunteers are needed at each TDOC facility. There are countless ways to get involved both inside and outside the facilities. The Tennessee Department of Correction offers numerous programs related to basic literacy, job training, family counseling, and religious activities.

    By volunteering, you are helping to make a difference in an inmate's life, their family, and the community.

    Church Contact

    • Mike Shipp

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    UNBOUND'S MISSION IS TO WALK WITH THE POOR AND MARGINALIZED OF THE WORLD.

    • We provide personal attention and direct benefits to children, youth, aging and their families so they may live with dignity, achieve their desired potential and participate fully in society.
    • We invite people of good will to live in daily solidarity with the world's poor through one-to-one sponsorship.
    • We build community by fostering relationships of mutual respect, understanding and support that are culturally diverse, empowering and without religious or other prejudice.

    Grounded in the Gospel call to serve the poor, Unbound is a lay Catholic organization working with persons of all faith traditions to create a worldwide community of compassion and service.

    Church Contact

    • Emmie Thomas

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: Yes
    • Location: international

    Description

    There are many areas of volunteer opportunities both with individual patients, families and as a group. Please refer to the online listing of opportunities and contacts.

    Church Contact

    • Justin Gung

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    This group meets the 3rd Monday of each month for a brief meeting to discuss the concerns of the Special Cares Member of the congregation. The group then enjoys lunch together before departing to deliver flowers and visit member who may not be able to join us on Sunday.

    Church Contact

    • Liz Anne Allen

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: 3rd Monday
    • Target Audience: All

    Description

    Activity held once a year in December that recreates Bethlehem at the birth of Jesus Christ. I week is spent building the village and setting of the booths and a couple days to tear down. There are costumed parts to play, behind the scene parts, cooks for food, make-up persons, and may other roles needed to be filled.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    This is a group made up of some of Woodmont's most avid readers. This group has a long list of books that they have read and discussed over the years as well as a long list of books they are looking forward to reading. Come join this group for a time of fellowship and discussion of great literature.

    Church Contact

    • Wilson Wattenbarger

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: 3rd Tuesday
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    A discussion based group lead by our Senior Minister. The group reflects upon Scripture and relates them to modern life. Topics include faith, spiritual growth, marriage, family, money, sports, and current events.

    Church Contact

    • Rev. Clay Stauffer

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: Wednesday
    • Target Audience: Men
    • Location: local

    Description

    We could tell you about the close fellowship that's shared in this group. We could also tell you about the scintillating discussion that's shared in this group. But all that we really need to say is that this is the group that serves sausage biscuits, Doughnut Den doughnuts, and hot coffee. Need more be said?

    Church Contact

    • John Henderson

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: Wednesday
    • Target Audience: Men
    • Location: local

    Description

    For those of you who love to wake up early and start your day with a deep theological discussion, this is the group for you. This group is home to deep conversation and close friendships.

    Church Contact

    • Rev. Roy Stauffer

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: Wednesday
    • Target Audience: Men
    • Location: local

    Description

    Gather once a week to pray for those in our community. This group prays for the prayer cards that are filled out on Sundays, as well as a long list of other personal, community, and global needs. There is wonderful power in prayer.

    Church Contact

    • Sarah Peay

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: Tuesday
    • Target Audience: Women
    • Location: local

    Description

    The WCC choir is home to vocalists of all ages and abilities. Under Michael Graham's inspired leadership. It is our privilege to learn and present beautiful music to God's glory. Although the choir is not a traditional small group, this is a group of people stay very involved and connected in each others lives and function as an extended family for one another.

    Church Contact

    • Michael Graham

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: Wednesday and Sunday
    • Meeting Notes: Practice Wednesday Nights (6:30), Sunday Mornings (10:30). Perform Sunday (11:00)
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    This group goes on hiking excursions throughout Middle Tennessee and even makes an annual trek to the peak of Mt. Leconte. It's led by a real Boy Scout - (actually, a Scout Master) - and is open to anyone. Enjoy the beauty of God's creation while making new friends. All levels of ability and experience are welcome.

    Church Contact

    • Cyril Stewart

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: 3rd Sunday
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    This group is made up of people who love to knit or want to learn. They make hats for cancer patients as well as for for babies at general hospital, prayer shawls and gifts for friends. It is also a great time to come make new friends and have wonderful fellowship.

    Church Contact

    • Jane Clay Meadors

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: Sunday
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    Led by one of the most loved and respected members of the church, Thom Schuyler, this group of young adults gathers twice a month for discussion, bible study, prayer, service, fun and fellowship. This group is a great way to meet people and get involved in the church.

    Church Contact

    • Thom Schuyler

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Days of Week: 1st and 3rd Tuesday
    • Meeting Notes: Dinner at various church members' homes
    • Target Audience: All
    • Location: local

    Description

    Located in East Nashville on Russell Street, YCAP is a YMCA center dedicated to serving at risk youth in the area. In addition to having a group home for 6 boys and and working with juvenile offenders and high at risk youth, their Smart Kids program is an after school academic enrichment program serving 60 middle and high school kids. Volunteer opportunities include academic tutors, mentoring relationships, and helping put on worship services.

    Church Contact

    • Tallu Schuyler Quinn

    Organization

    • YCAP (YMCA Community Action Project)

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local

    Description

    Domestic Violence affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone. Volunteer opportunities include office/administration, hotline work, shelter work and special events.

    Organization

    Notes

    • Woodmont Grant: No
    • Location: local