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In Columbia Presbytery and Nearby Presbyteries


Three churches in the Columbia area will be having their annual Holy Week services.

    Palm Sunday night, April 13th6:00 p.m., at West Point Church, Rev. Bob Mullenix preaching.

    Monday night, April 14th, 7:00 p.m., at Mt. Pleasant Church, Rev. Bill Rolman preaching.

    Tuesday night, April 15th, 7:00 p.m., at Pleasant Mount Church, Rev. Terry Peery preaching.

Everyone is invited to these services.

     Thursday night, April 17th, 7:00 p.m., Pleasant Mount will have its annual Maundy Thursday service, everyone invited.




Liturgical Calendar

Revised Common Lectionary copyright   1992 Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.


April 6, 2014 [Purple] Fifth Sunday in Lent
Ezekiel 37:1–14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6–11, John 11:1–45

April 13, 2014 [Red, Scarlet or Purple] Palm/Passion Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms, Matthew 21:1–11, Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29

Liturgy of the Passion
Isaiah 50:4–9a, Psalm 31:9–16, Philippians 2:5–11, Matthew 26:14–27:66, or Matthew 27:11–54

April 14, 2014 [Red, Scarlet or Purple] Monday of Holy Week
Isaiah 42:1–9, Psalm 36:5–11, Hebrews 9:11–15, John 12:1–11

April 15, 2014 [Red, Scarlet or Purple] Tuesday of Holy Week
Isaiah 49:1–7, Psalm 71:1–14, 1 Corinthians 1:18–31, John 12:20–36

April 16, 2014 [Red, Scarlet or Purple] Wednesday of Holy Week
Isaiah 50:4–9a, Psalm 70, Hebrews 12:1–3, John 13:21–32

April 17, 2014 [Red, Scarlet or Purple] Holy Thursday
Exodus 12:1–4 (5–10) 11–14, Psalm 116:1–4, 12–19, 1 Corinthians 11:23–26, John 13:1–17, 31b-35

April 18, 2014 [No Color] Good Friday
Isaiah 52:13–53:12, Psalm 22, Hebrews 10:16–25, John 18:1–19:42

April 19, 2014 Holy Saturday [No Color]
Job 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16, I Peter 4:1-8, Matthew 27:57-66

April 19, 2014 Easter Vigil [White or Gold]
The number of readings may vary, but Exodus 14 and at least two other readings from the Old Testament should be used in addition to the New Testament readings.

Old Testament Readings with Psalms or Canticles
Genesis 1:1–2:4a, Psalm 136:1–9, 23–26 or Psalm 33, Genesis 7:1–5, 11–18; 8:6–18; 9:8–13, Psalm 46, Genesis 22:1–18, Psalm 16, Exodus 14:10–31; 15:20–21
Exodus 15:1b –13, 17–18, Isaiah 55:1–11, Isaiah 12:2–6

Ezekiel 36:24–28, Psalm 42, Ezekiel 37:1–14, Psalm 143

Second Reading and Psalm
Romans 6:3–11, Psalm 114

Gospel Reading
Matthew 28:1–10

 April 20, 2014 [White or Gold]
Easter Sunday

Festival of God’s Creation
Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24, Colossians 3:1–4, John 20:1–18, Matthew 28:1–10

Revised Common Lectionary copyright   1992 Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.



Bethel University Announces new Certificate of Christian Studies curriculum. See the Details here

GENERAL ASSEMBLY for 2013 in Murfreesboro Concludes

Read the "Just Released" Summary of Actions

NEXT GA is being held in Chattanooga Summer of 2014


Make this your place to keep up with Revivals, Singings, Yard Sales and Events in Columbia Presbytery (and Nearby Presbyteries)


Rockvale CP Church, April 29th, 7 AM until, Yard Sale

Rocky Glade CP Church (Eagleville) April 30th, 7PM, 1 Day Revival, Revs. Michael and Amber Clark

PANCAKE BREAKFAST! April 5th, 6AM -10 AM at First Church of Columbia, See the Flyer

Session Clerks, Pastors, Activities Directors, email details to

NEW POSTINGS -  Check them out!


See our History at the Bottom of the page

Special Prayer Concerns Listed Here

New Listings

Columbia Presbytery Bulletin Board



WEEKLY - Minister's Coffee Fellowship, 9:30 AM Tuesday at STAN'S, Hwy 99 @ I-65

MONTHLY - Ministers Fellowship Dinner on 2nd Thursday, 6:30 PM at Stan's Restaurant at I-65/Hwy 99 in Columbia (Aug. 8th, Sept 12th, Oct. 10th, Nov 14th)

Third Saturday Night Singing - Every Third Saturday at Mt. Carmel Church - Congregational Hymn Singing - 7 PM

QUARTERLY - The Oldies Luncheon, 2nd Thursday of every Quarter at Montgomery Bell Park. Call Larry Guin for Details


CPWM Corner

UPCOMING: Spring Regional Meeting at Mt. Pleasant Mar 22

See Previous CPWM Meeting Minutes & Documents here

Fall Regional Meeting Minutes just posted


 ~~~~~~~YOUTH ACTIVITIES~~~~~~~

NEW! Mission Trip Registration Deadline Approaches, see all the Details

Full 2014 Youth Event Calendar Announced. Read all the details HERE

New Youth Coffee House OPEN at Jenkins Church

Synodic Camp Registration Forms and Info Here

Camp Crystal Springs Registration Forms Here


The PAS Place

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church has a Unique path into the Ordained Ministry, the Program of Alternate Studies, or PAS. The PAS Program allows individuals who, for whatever reason, may receive the call to ministry later in life. These individuals, young and old, men and women, are allowed, through the support of their local presbyteries, and the Denomination, to receive instruction from world class professors, most of whom are on the faculty at Memphis Theological Seminary. They usually attend classes each summer at Bethel University in McKenzie, TN, meeting with their instructors, receiving their assignments, and then completing homework assignments throughout the year.

Students have completed the coursework in as little as 2 or 3 years, or longer, like 7 years. The program has great flexibility built in, so that in the best traditions of a "tent-making" ministry, the students can work their full-time jobs, attend summer or local classes, and then, finally, serve their local home congregations, as an ordained minister. This outreach program has sustained the church in a time where churches might otherwise go without a pastor.



Attached is a flyer announcing the PAS Mission Trip for this year.  Please contact me if you have anyone interested in going.

Karen Patten

Assistant to the Director, Michael Qualls
Program of Alternate Studies

168 East Parkway South

Memphis, TN  38104


          Read or Download the Flyer for all the News        PAS MISSION FLYER



NEW!! The DIGEST of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Now Online!

Read the Fall 2009 Columbia Presbytery Newsletter here

* CHURCHES - Send your Activities Schedule to  for posting here *

Be sure to Check "Upcoming Events" for Homecomings, Revivals, and All Events in our Churches

Columbia Presbytery Upcoming Schedule

See the Updated "Boards and Committees" page for all the members


NEW!! The DIGEST of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Now Online!

Read the Fall 2009 Columbia Presbytery Newsletter here

* CHURCHES - Send your Activities Schedule to  for posting here *


SEE Our UPCOMING EVENTS (on the left) for a Complete List of Events in our Churches


Photo Albums of Recent Meetings and Events:


PICNIC IN THE PARK, See the Pictures of our Park Outing Here

Spring 2012 Presbytery met on April 22 with Mt. Carmel Church - See the Pictures

Fall 2011 Presbytery met on Oct. 23rd at Mt. Joy Church, see the pictures here

PASTORAL INSTALLATION - August 21st, 6 PM - Grace CP Church, Franklin -  Reverend Fonda Blair was Installed as Pastor - see the Photo Album at the Grace Church Page  PHOTOS

Spring Presbytery Met on May 1st, 2010 at  Ash Hill Church, Pictures Posted Spring 2011 PIX

Columbia Presbytery met previously on October 24th, 2010 at Fayetteville Church, See the Pictures Here

Presbytery Met at 3 PM, Sunday April 25th, 2010, at Westpoint Church, See Pictures and Updates

Spring 2009 Presbytery at Jenkins Church - See the Photo Album here

Fall 2008 Presbytery at Pleasant Mount Church - See the Photo Album here

Spring 2008 Meeting of Presbytery was held at Camp Crystal Springs - See the Pictures in "Photo Album"



There is a powerful movement with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America for Re-unification. Huntsville Presbytery of the CPCA is Convening their Meeting this week. Read all about it here

Feb. 4th, 1810

Born on the Frontier - Read about the 204th Anniversary of the Founding of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the documents below....

Feb 4th, 2012, Lawrenceburg CP Church held an 1860's Service for our 202nd Anniversary. Rev Jimmy Peyton read the 1868 Sermon delivered by Rev. E.B. Crisman on that year's Anniversary. Read this tremendous tribute to our heritage Here

Read Rev. E.G. Sims writing on the Founding, from The Cumberland Presbyterian, 2006 Special Edition

Read Reluctant Revolutionaries, by Rev. Scott Yates

In 1906, a flawed and failed effort  to reunite with the Presbyterian Church was attempted. Some Cumberland Presbyterians, like Judge Joe Fussell, of Columbia, TN, advocated that we continue as a separate denomination. His address to the General Assembly is here.

Feb. 4th, 1810


       Columbia is one of the many Presbyteries of the



Please click on the links to the left to find the information you need about the Columbia Presbytery

We are a Church founded on Grace, and Christ's Forgiveness. We have some of the finest people in the world in our pews. You are invited to be one of them.


Ephesians 2:8-9
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
9 not by works, so that no one can boast.


We need service times and amenity info from each congregation. Also, color pictures of your churches. Thanks, Scott