The mission of Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church is to make disciples for Christ, to know Him, share Him and be witnesses for Him, in and beyond our community.

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In the Life of Gordon Memorial UMC

Join us for Bible Study:

Mondays:         5:30 p.m. – Disciple Bible Study 1

Tuesdays:        1:00 p.m. – Disciple Bible Study 1

Wednesdays:   12:00 p.m.Noon Day Worship

                           6:00 p.m. Church wide Bible Study

Thursdays:       6:00 p.m. Disciple Bible Study l (New Testament) 


Church Wide Fast

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

The Advent and Christmas seasons have passed. Christmas decorations are finally packed away. The New Year has begun and it is now time for us to continue on the journey to Lent and Easter.

We will proceed on this voyage with “Walking with Nehemiah: Your Community Is Your Congregation” by Joseph W. Daniels, Jr. Copyright @2014 by Abingdon Press.

Lent is the forty days before Easter. It begins with Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015 and end Easter Eve, April 4, 2015. It is a time of reflections, fasting and preparation. It reminds us of Jesus when he went into the wilderness and fasted for forty days and was tempted by the devil, Matthew 4:1-11. As he continued on his journey, he faced many challenges, pain, betrayal and finally death. But he was resurrected! Praise God!

As your Shepherd for Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church, I am calling for a Church wide fast every Wednesday during this Lenten season. Those dates are February 18, and 25th ; March 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th; and April 1st, 2015. During these days we are asking you to utilize the Daniel Fast program. Resources are available at: www.daniel-fast.com; and another resource by Bill Bright - successful steps to fasting can be found at: www.cru.org/training/andgrowth/devotional/life/7stepstofasting/02howtobegin.

In this Lenten season and specifically on the “Day of Church Wide Fast”, please read Isaiah 58:1- 14 in preparation for your fast. As a body of the church, let us read and focus our prayers on the next steps for the church; breaking the strong holds of wickedness: to include jealousy, resentment, addictions, hatred, confession of sins and repentance; pray for church increase, acceptance of differences-to include gifts and points of view, forgiveness, greater capacity to love, compassion, commitment to mission and ministry, and healing. Our prayers should also include love of God, willingness to obey God’s word and understanding of all that it means to be a disciple (Matthew 28:18-20). We are expecting great things at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church through prayer and fasting.

Please click on the following link to review the Gordon Memorial Lenten Fasting and Devotion booklet for the specifics of our voyage through reflections, prayer, scripture reading and the church wide fast. GORDON LENTEN BOOK 2015.pdf

Be well!

Senior Pastor Vance P. Ross

Centering Ministry


Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.

The Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry, Tennessee State University, invites all to their 6th Annual Living Legends Black History Celebration, “A Legacy of Love”.

Location: Christ United Methodist Church, 508 Franklin Road, Franklin, Tennessee


Church Council Meeting, 6:00 p.m. - RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, March 3rd.


Sunday, March 8, 2015 - United Metodist Men - Men's Day (11:00 a.m. worship service)


Holy Week/Easter Services 2015:

Sunday, March 29th – Palm Sunday (one worship service at 10:00 a.m.)

Thursday, April 2nd – Maundy Thursday Service (time TBA)

Friday, April 3rd – Good Friday Service (time TBA)

Sunday, April 5th – Easter Sunday (6:00 a.m. Sunrise Service, 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services


United Methodist Women – Women’s Weekend 2015

Diva Happy Hour – Friday, April 25th 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Prayer Brunch – Saturday April 26th 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Women’s Day – Sunday, April 27th: Dr. Jocelyn D. Briddell, Executive Director at The Scarritt-Bennett Center, Guest Speaker for both the 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services 

Theme - New Beginning: Embrace Your Season

Biblical Foundation: Ecclesiastes 3:1

Colors: Blue and Yellow 


Sunday, May 10, 2015: 5:00 p.m.

Mother's Day Concert - featuring Mr. Arthur Henderson and Friends.  More details to come.  Cost - $25.00 donation per person.


Best Year’s Club Activities – Ages 55 years and up!

Come join us every Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., for games (checkers, bingo, etc.), physical activity, educational workshops (for example: financial management and budgeting; elder rights, computer training, on-line banking; living wills; durable power of attorney for health decisions), worship service and nutritional meals.

Please call the church office at (615) 329-2779 for transportation.


Gordon Memorial Health & Wellness

Free Diabetes Class: Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. Type 2 diabetes is a silent killer because most people are not aware that they are living with the disease. Each week diabetes professionals will provide participants with information and tips on how to manage and live a long healthy life with diabetes. All are invited and welcome to come and learn more about this disease.


Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church's Safe Sanctuary Policy: http://www.gordonmemorialumc.org/files/2108/File/GM_Safe_Sanctuary_Policy.pdf