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Rev. Tommy Clark Vice-Moderator
Rev. Buddy Pope Stated Clerk

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The Season of the Advent of Our Lord Jesus Christ









Dec. 6th, 2 PM, Union Grove CP Church, Christmas Carol Singing, with Billy and Felecia Moon, & Sherry Hobbs, refreshments afterward


Dec. 7th, 5 PM, Mt. Lebanon will have their Christmas Program





Dec. 24th, 5:00 PM. Mt. Lebanon Church will celebrate a Christmas Eve Lord's Supper

Dec. 24th, 5:30 PM, Pleasant Mount Church will have a full Worship service. We will conclude this service with Holy Communion.


Dec. 24th, 5:30, Union Grove Church, A Christmas Candlelit Communion Service,



CHRISTMAS DAY - A King is Born!






Liturgical Calendar

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





November 30, 2014 [Purple or Blue], First Sunday of Advent, Year B
Isaiah 64:1–9, Psalm 80:1–7, 17–19, 1 Corinthians 1:3–9, Mark 13:24–37


December 7, 2014 [Purple or Blue], Second Sunday of Advent, Year B
Isaiah 40:1–11, Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13, 2 Peter 3:8–15a, Mark 1:1–8


December 14, 2014 [Purple or Blue], Third Sunday of Advent, Year B
Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11, Psalm 126, 1 Thessalonians 5:16–24, John 1:6–8, 19–28


December 21, 2014 [Purple or Blue], Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B
2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16, Luke 1:47–55, Romans 16:25–27, Luke 1:26–38


December 24, 2014 [White or Gold], Christmas Eve
Isaiah 9:2–7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1–20


December 25, 2014 [White or Gold], Christmas Day
Isaiah 52:7–10, Psalm 98, Hebrews 1:1–4 (5–12), John 1:1–14


December 28, 2014 [White or Gold], First Sunday after Christmas Day

Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Psalm 148, Galatians 4:4-7, Luke 2:22-40


December 31, 2014 [White or Gold], Watch Night or New Year’s Eve (A,B,C)
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, Psalm 8, Revelation 21:1-6a, Matthew 25:31-46


January 1, 2015, New Year's Day [White or Gold]
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, Psalm 8, Revelation 21:1-6a, Matthew 25:31-46


Numbers 6:22-27, Psalm 8, Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 2:15-21



 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 2014 in Chattanooga is history

Read the General Assembly Preliminary Minutes

NEXT GA is being held in Cali, Colombia, South America, June 19-26th, 2015


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!

See The Pictures from the Bd. of Christian Ed Picnic in Columbia


Session Clerks, Pastors, Activities Directors, email details to

See our History at the Bottom of the page

Special Prayer Concerns Listed Here

New Listings

Columbia Presbytery Bulletin Board



Spring 2014 Presbytery Newsletter available to Download



WEEKLY - Minister's Coffee Fellowship, 9:30 AM Tuesday at 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

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.




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


Next Meeting - Boards and Committees - March 5, 2015 - 7 PM, First Church Columbia

Executive Council - March 19, 6:30 PM, First Church Columbia

Spring Presbytery Meets with the Lawrenceburg Church, 3 PM, April 26th, 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 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