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Current Officers:

Rev. Jimmy Rochelle Moderator
Rev. Byrd Broyles Vice Moderator
Rev. Roger Reid Stated Clerk

The Engrossing Clerk of Columbia Presbytery is

Elder George Ladd

To Contact Us:

Please use the hyperlink for each of the officers listed above.


Website Maintained by:

 Rev. Scott Yates, 615-653-3000

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INFORMATIONAL

Computer Things You Should Know

 

 

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                A Community of Believers, a Family in Faith. Join us!

                     

Get Today's Cumberland Presbyterian eVotion Daily Devotionals here....

 

* NOTICE * Many of our churches have decided not to meet in the short term due to the COVID-19 Virus, Please check with your church in advance of going.

 

Please pray for our churches, the people, the presbytery, and our nation.

 



 

GRAND OPENING

Faith Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church dedication

 of their new building will be Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 PM.

 

Construction of Faith Fellowship Completed

Pictures are on the Faith Fellowship page

 



 

 

 

Columbia Presbytery Upcoming Meetings

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NOTE: PLEASE Check with your church before Sundays since many are not meeting during the month of April

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Spring 2020

 

CANCELED - A New Date for a Called Meeting will be announced

Columbia Presbytery has been invited to meet with Mt. Pleasant Church, April 26th. at 3 PM

 

Fall 2020

Boards and Committees meet Sep. 3rd, at Lewisburg Church, at 7Pm

Executive Council meets Sep. 17th, at Lewisburg Church, at 7Pm

Columbia Presbytery has been invited to meet with Faith Fellowship Church, Oct. 25th. at 3 PM

 

 



 

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Upcoming in 2020

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EVENTS, REVIVALS AND HOMECOMINGS SCHEDULED

 

Please inform the webmaster when you schedule an event. We want to help you promote your activities.    revscottyates@hughes.net

 



 

 Revised Common Lectionary for 2020

 

 

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Liturgical Calendar

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

 See  http://www.commontexts.org/rcl/permissions.html

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May 10, 2020  5th Sunday of Easter -     White Acts 7:55-60; Ps 31:1–5, 15–16 or Gold

1 Peter 2:2–10; John 14:1–14 ;  Mother’s Day (USA)

 

May 17, 2020    6th Sunday of Easter   White or Gold

Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8–20; 1 Pet 3:13–22; Jn 14:15–21                                     

 

May 21, 2020    Ascension of the White or Gold

 Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53    

 

May 24, 2020   7th Sunday of Easter,,  Ascension Sunday White or Gold  

Acts 1:6-14; Ps 68:1-10, 32-35 ; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11 

 

May 31, 2020      Day of Pentecost   Red or White

Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b ; Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 7:37–39

 

June 7, 2020    Trinity Sunday     1st Sunday after Pentecost       White

Genesis 1:1–2:4a; Psalm 8 ; Cor 13:11–13; Matthew 28:16–20    

 

June 14, 2020   2nd Sunday after Pentecost      Green

Gen 18:1-15; Ps. 116:1-2, 12-19 ; Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35-10:8 (9-23)                                     

 

June 21, 2020   3rd Sunday after Pentecost   Green

Gen 21:8-21; Ps 86:1-10, 16-17 or Ps 17; Romans 6:1b-11, Matthew 10:24-39

 

June 28, 2020   4th Sunday after Pentecost  Green

Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 13; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42           

 

July 5, 2020     5th Sunday after Pentecost   Green

Genesis 24:34–38, 42–49,58–67; Psalm 45:10–17 or Psalm 72;  Romans 7:15–25a; Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30

 

July 12, 2020     6th Sunday after Pentecost   Green  

Genesis 25:19–34; Psalm 119:105–112 or Psalm 25; Romans 8:1–11; Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23

 

The Complete Revised Common Lectionary for 2020, in PDF Format, and Associated TEXTS, Liturgical Colors, etc, are contained in one concise

listing furnished by the United Methodist Church.

 

The Lectionary has been long formulated to allow churches and pastors to have seasonally appropriate scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments, the Psalms and the Gospels. It is a organized into a Three Year repeating cycle.



 

 THE PEOPLES' TABLE

by Rev. Scott Yates, Nov. 11th, 2018

The Spirit of Christian Giving ~ The People’s Table

 Friends of Columbia Presbytery, I was able to participate this week in an activity I had only heard of previously, but found to be FAR MORE rewarding than I had ever anticipated.

 In downtown Columbia, we, First Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches of Columbia Presbytery, sponsor an evening of the People’s Table each month. We are generously hosted by the First Methodist Church at 222 West 7th, who have a large dining room and a commercial kitchen. Their commitment to serving the community is outstanding.

 We had people from four CP Churches in attendance, cooking, prepping, serving, and cleaning. Along with our adult members, we also had teen, and younger, folks helping. What a great lesson for the youth.

 While the target group being served is those who are disadvantaged, poor, abused, or homeless, I saw folks from every economic class, who came to have a good, nutritious, healthy and balanced meal, I truly feel that those who were serving were every bit as powerfully fed as those who were being served.

 First Church has been the primary sponsor for years, but everyone is invited to participate. I will publish a schedule of our designated nights soon, but as we approach Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, it is the perfect time to reach out to those who have less in a time of plenty.

 Jesus taught us that doing for the “Least of These” is, in itself, a Blessing, like doing it for Him. He never refused the needy, no matter their needs or social station, and we can do no less.

 



 

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Founded 210 Years Ago

February 4th, 1810

 

Love, Respect, and Teach our Heritage

 

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



RE-Unification!

See the Latest from the Unification Task Force

Unification Task Force Webpage

Proposed Plan for Union

 



Columbia Presbytery Bulletin Board

 

* RECURRING ACTIVITIES *

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 Southern Tre Steakhouse, Columbia, Off the Square

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...CHANGED DUE TO REMODEL AT THE PARK, SEE  Current Info

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CPWM Corner

Saturday, Oct. 5th , 2019, Women's Fall Retreat was held at Crystal Springs.

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 ~~~~~~~YOUTH ACTIVITIES~~~~~~~

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.

If you'd like to investigate a possible ministry path in your life, please contact your pastor or the Committee on the Ministry

NEWS


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

Read the Fall 2009 Columbia Presbytery Newsletter here

* CHURCHES - Send your Activities Schedule to scott@scottyates.net  for posting here *

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


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Historical Meetings of Columbia Presbytery~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Just Finished - Oct. 27th, 3 PM, at Crystal Springs Camp, Kelso, TN

Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Presbytery met with First Church, Columbia

Fall 2018

Fall Presbytery met with Westpoint Church

Spring 2018

Spring Presbytery met with the Mt. Carmel Church, 3 PM, Apr. 22, 2018

Fall 2017

Fall Presbytery Met with the McCains Church, 3 PM, Oct. 23rd, 2017

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

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Spring 2016

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

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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

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

Read the Fall 2009 Columbia Presbytery Newsletter here

* CHURCHES - Send your Activities Schedule to scott@scottyates.net  for posting here *

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

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NEW!!!

CPCA News

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 210th 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

Photo-Visit to the Birthplace Shrine Oct. 29, 2019


       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.
NIV

 

We need service times and amenity info from each congregation. Also, please send

color pictures of your churches. Thanks, Scott

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