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The Tennessee Conference is active in planting new faith communities and congregations to establish “new places for new faces.” The New Church Development team is comprised of clergy and lay people from the Tennessee and Memphis conferences. The work to identify and assess potential church planters and new church locations in the Nashville Episcopal Area.

Committee on New Church Development

Team Leader: Vona Wilson

Scott Aleridge

Melinda Young Britt

Gerry Campbell

Rob Martin (Memphis DS)

Sally Oglesby

Dow Smith

Morgan Safford

Lynn Taylor

Home church


Though Nashville has lots of churches, two out of three people in our city still have no church home.

We have started Home Church Nashville with the intention of helping bring an end to what we call “spiritual homelessness” an innate desire in all of us to be restored in our relationships with God and one another. We would love for you to join us and even partner with us on this journey.

Worship Times:
Sundays at 10:30
155B Old Hermitage Ave,
Nashville, TN 37210

Twitter: @homechurchco


Iglesia Metodista Ebenezer/Ebenezer Fellowship Ebenezer is a new church community starting in the West Nashville area.

Our vision is to be a vibrant community of faith that loves God with all our hearts and with joy transmits that love to every person. Our purpose is to form disciples of Jesus Christ, one person at a time. We are a community of people where all are welcome; there is a place for you in our church.

We gather together on Sundays at 9 a.m. for worship which is a blended service in Spanish/English representing our multicultural congregation. We are currently worshipping at the conference office during our time of transition.

 Que la paz y la gracia de Dios esté con usted siempre.

Weekly Activities:

Sunday Worship service at 9 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study at 5:30 p.m.

304 S Perimeter Park Dr.
Nashville, TN 37211


Rev. Myriam Cortes


The Village is a brand new church in the Lenox Village/Nolensville area, one of the fastest growing areas in Nashville. Everybody needs a village, a place where you can belong and grow to become all you were created to be. We are here to serve and love our neighbors and our community.

Worship Times:
9 am and 11 am
Sunset Middle School
200 Sunset Trail,
Brentwood, TN 37027

Travis Garner


Hamilton United Methodist Church was organized in 1834 and has faithfully been in mission and service to this community from the very beginning. We are a multiracial and multicultural church that shows what the Kingdom of God looks like. This is a church that makes a difference in the world by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are a growing community and our church is a family that welcomes and serves all. Hamilton UMC reflects the kingdom of God in all its diversity. Our members and regular attendees come from 18 nations around the world. Services in English and Arabic as well as special events in Spanish celebrate Christ and help us carry out His work in this part of the world.

Worship Times:
Arabic Services Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Hamilton United Methodist Church
3105 Hamilton Church Road,
Antioch, TN 37013

Mamdouh Samuel

Fresh Start


Solutions That Aid Recovery & Transformation

FreshSTART is a missional new church plant of the Columbia District, housed at Craft Memorial UMC in Columbia. Rev. Angy Trimmer, lead pastor of Craft, is the New Church Planter for the ministry. FreshSTART is a 501©3 nonprofit organization which provides opportunities for missional outreach into the community, including the Maury County Jail and provides fresh, relevant and life changing discipleship opportunities for families in Columbia. The target audience for these ministries includes the unchurched families (including children and teens) of Columbia and the outlying community, who are impacted by addiction, alcoholism, incarceration, poverty or other life traumas.

FreshSTART operates both a men’s and women’s Recovery home for people who are working to put their lives back together and become part of a healthy Recovery community.  We can currently house up to 11 people.  We have Celebrate Recovery on Friday evenings and include a nursery, Celebration Place (for kids K-4 grade) and The Landing (middle school and high school). The Gathering on Sunday evenings includes a meal, worship and small group studies, as well as programming for children of all ages and Youth Fellowship.  FreshSTART hosts several small groups throughout the week for Bible study, step studies and support.  We provide one on one work with families in Recovery and family members of people in active addiction.  We provide community information and support and offer a variety of classes to support people in the community in Recovery, including Parenting and MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy).  FreshSTART is happy to partner with other UMCs to provide missional opportunities to impact the least, the last and the lost and to learn about addiction and recovery as a onetime project or a regular relationship.  If your church or small group would like to volunteer or partner with us in any way, please call!

Worship Times:
Celebrate Recovery – Fridays
Dinner at 6 pm, Worship at 6:30 pm, Small Groups at 7:30 pm.

The Gathering – Sundays
Dinner at 5 pm, Worship at 5:30 pm, Small Groups at 6:00 pm.

All Events and offices are located at:
Craft Memorial UMC
907 Hatcher Lane,
Columbia, TN 38401


Celebrate Recovery uses the Christ-centered Twelve Steps and Eight Recovery Principles as the biblical model for living your life. A Step Study is a personal journey through each of these steps in community with a group led by a facilitator, who has completed his or her own Step Study. We use Celebrate Recovery’s four participant guidebooks. When you finish a Step Study you will have worked your hurts, hang-ups and habits through each of the Christ-centered Twelve Steps. A Step Study is a serious commitment to yourself and the other members of your group and typically takes between 6 – 12 months to complete, depending on the size of the group and time of the meeting. Child care offered.

One of our ground rules is the guarantee of anonymity. We respect each other’s confidentiality and seek to keep CR a safe place for everyone. CR is for everyone. At CR, we believe everybody needs recovery. It is a ministry for anyone with a hurt, habit or hang-up. We would love for you to come be a part of the life-changing ministry that has allowed us to experience true freedom by restoring relationships, first of all with God, and then with others. We believe it is vital to walk this road of life together. One of our ground rules is the guarantee of anonymity. We respect each other’s confidentiality and seek to keep CR a safe place for everyone. We ask all participants to honor that commitment for others and expect it for yourself.

Worship Times:
Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Foundry
4250 Andrew Jackson Parkway,
Nashville, TN 37076


In 2009, several years of thoughtful prayers were answered when a local minister offered to start a worship service at C.A.R.E.S (Christian Association for Relief of Economic Suffering). In addition to feeding the body and nurturing the family unit, C.A.R.E.S. felt a compelling need to feed the soul and human spirit. Gallatin C.A.R.E.S. Worship Center has become a strong component of the total Christian healing experience available at Gallatin C.A.R.E.S.

Gallatin CARES Worship Center epitomizes the notion of “open doors, open hearts, open minds.” Everyone is welcome regardless of belief, church affiliation, station in life, past or present circumstances, race, ethnicity or lifestyle.  Please join us!  Our congregation is truly a “come as you are” group of people who simply thirst for the word of God and the need to enjoy fellowship with their brothers and sisters in Christ.

Worship Times:
Sunday: Worship at 5 pm, Dinner at 6 pm, Health and Wellness Clinic 3-7 pm

Worship Center
241 West Eastland St.,
Gallatin, TN 37066

Food Pantry, Donations and Thrift Store
330 Durham Avenue North
Gallatin, TN 37066

Jane Ann Murray


Trinity Community Commons  (TCC) is a place of connection and growth.  Since 2013, TCC has worked to restore life and meaningful connection with the community that surrounds the historic UMC facility.  Creating “paths of access” and connection between community members and forging mutually beneficial partnerships has resulted in a space that is truly welcoming and useful to those in our community.

Ways to connect:

Community Meal and Market
Every Tuesday – 4 pm – 7 pm

Project Transformation Afterschool Volunteer
M-Th (During school year), 3 pm – 6 pm

Project Transformation Summer Volunteer
M-Th (During summer months), 9:15 am – 12 noon

Commons Connect Days – One Saturday each month

Trinity UMC
204 E Trinity Ln,
Nashville, TN 37207

Nate Paulk