Congregations from East End UMC, Braden Memorial UMC and Dodson Chapel UMC gathered on Sunday morning, March 8, despite the loss of their buildings from tornado damage. Bishop McAlilly was able to be with all three congregations for the worship services along with a team from UMCOR.
Braden Memorial members accepted the invitation and worshiped with members at Gordon Memorial UMC in Nashville.
Dodson Chapel held worship at Hermitage UMC’s Andrew Jackson campus building.
A large crowd participated in worship with East End UMC bringing lawn chairs and blankets to the park in East Nashville next to their building.
Read more about the Sunday worship services
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