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Elder John Koelz Vice Moderator
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COLUMBIA Presbytery



During the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, some of the churches

in the Columbia Area gather to Celebrate Holy Week, by meeting with other congregations

and allow the preachers to swap pulpits. The schedule, as planned, is as follows:


            Sunday Night, March 25th, at 6:00 PM         Mt. Pleasant Church Hosting            Rev. Byrd Broyles, preaching


            Monday Night, March 26th, at 7:00 PM        McCain's Church Hosting                Rev. Mark King, preaching


            Tuesday Night, March 27th, at 7:00 PM        Mt. Joy Church Hosting                    Licentiate Jimmy Rochelle, preaching


            Wednesday Night, March 28th, at 7:00 PM    Pleasant Mount Church Hosting       Rev. Tommy Clark, preaching  


            Maundy Thursday Services are typically held in the local churches



                Please join these or any of our other churches to Celebrate God's Gracious Gift of His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.









A GREAT EVENT in the Life of Columbia Presbytery and Mt. Joy Church


On November 5th, a commission of Columbia Presbytery performed one of the

 most special duties required of presbyteries...


Rev. Mark King was Ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament, and Installed

 as the Pastor of the Mount Joy Church. Rev. Dr. Michael Qualls, Director of the Program of Alternate Studies,

preached the sermon and is shown here with Rev. King and his wife and partner, Mary Jane






REJOICE with this Ministry Couple, and the Mt. Joy Church!


To See the Complete Picture Album, Click Here



2018 Year B of the LECTIONARY



Liturgical Calendar

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



The Complete Revised Common Lectionary for 2018, and Associated TEXTS, Liturgical Colors, etc, are contained in one concise

listing furnished by the United Methodist Church. The DOCUMENT IS BELOW (Rt. Click to Save to your Device)

LEX/2018 LEX/worship_2018-revisedcommonlectionary-sundaysspecial-yearb.pdf


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




The Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Founded 208 Years Ago

February 4th, 1810

Love, Respect, and Teach our Heritage


Read more about our History at the bottom of our webpage.



NEW PUBLICATIONS and Learning Opportunities!

Our own Rev. Dr. Dwayne Cole has recently published two Theological Books, with more on the way. See all about these here.

Also, look at if you'd like to publish



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


General Assembly for 2018 will be held concurrently with the CPCA, on June 17 through 21, 2018 at Embassy Suites, in Norman, Oklahoma


General Assembly for 2017 was held at Innisbrook Resort, Near Tampa FL, June 19th through 23rd, 2017


GENERAL ASSEMBLY for 2016 was held in Nashville, TN at the Sheraton Music City, June 20th - 24th

GA DOCS and Reports are Here  --> 2016 GA DOCS


GENERAL ASSEMBLY for 2015 in Cali, Colombia, is history




See the Latest from the Unification Task Force

Unification Task Force Webpage

Proposed Plan for Union



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



NEW POSTINGS -  Check them out!






Session Clerks, Pastors, Activities Directors, email details to

NEW!!!!!See The Pictures from the Bd. of Christian Ed Picnic in Columbia, TN

See our History at the Bottom of the page

Special Prayer Concerns Listed Here

New Listings

Columbia Presbytery Bulletin Board


On Sunday (Oct. 22, 2017) - Columbia Presbytery met with the McCains Church, Columbia TN. Updates on Boards and Committees coming soon

Last Spring, 2017 - Columbia Presbytery met with Jenkins Church, Nolensville, TN

RECENTLY - Fall 2016 Presbytery Met with the Waynesboro Church, at Waynesboro, TN, Oct. 23rd

NEWLY POSTED - Pictures from the Fellowship Cookout in the Park - 9-20-15

Spring 2014 Presbytery Newsletter available to Download



WEEKLY - Minister's Coffee Fellowship, 9:30 AM Tuesday at McDonald's (next to Stan's) , Hwy 99 @ I-65

MONTHLY - Ministers Fellowship Dinner on 2nd Thursday, 6:15 PM at Cracker Barrel, Columbia, I-65 Exit 46, Hwy 99

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

JUST ANNOUNCED - CPWM Synodic retreat - Friday, September 30, 2016 –


 Saturday, October 1,


 2016 Forms Here --> CPWM Retreat Registration Form or CPWM Synodic Flyer



See Previous CPWM Meeting Minutes & Documents here

Fall Regional Meeting Minutes just posted


 ~~~~~~~YOUTH ACTIVITIES~~~~~~~

2015 Spring Youth Fellowship Newsletter Published, See it 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.


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 Meetings


Spring 2017

Spring Presbytery met with the Jenkins Church, 3 PM, April 23rd, 2017

Fall 2016

Fall Presbytery Met with the Waynesboro Church, 3 PM, October 23rd 2016


Spring 2016

Spring Presbytery Met with the Mt. Joy Church, 3 PM, April 24th, 2016


Fall 2015

Fall Presbytery Met with the Mt. Moriah Church, 3 PM, October 25th, 2015

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 208th 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

© Copyright Scott Yates, 2017