Communities of Belonging

Our church is committed to building an even better community within our church family through our Communities of Belonging.

Finding community is an integral part of growing in faith, and the Communities of Belonging initiative hopes to provide opportunities for us to build new relationships. Life has a way of pulling us in many directions, and we recognize the desire to connect beyond just Sunday mornings.  We are excited about this season in our church as we explore together how every member can be the connected body of Christ.

Study Guides


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09/19/21 Week 1 Study Guide
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09/26/21 Week 2 Study Guide
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10/03/21 Week 3 Study Guide
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10/10/21 Week 4 Study Guide
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10/17/21 Week 5 Study Guide
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10/24/21 Week 6 Study Guide
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10/31/21 Week 7 Study Guide
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11/07/21 Week 8 Study Guide
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11/14/21 Week 9 Study Guide
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11/21/21 Week 10 Study Guide
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11/28/21 Week 11 Study Guide
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12/05/21 Week 12 Study Guide
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Fall 2021 Communities of Belonging

Communities of Belonging began the week of September 19 and continue through the week of December 12. Discussion will be focused on the previous Sunday’s sermon based on The Big Read: Around the Bible in 90 Days. This all-church reading of the Bible is a chance for our community to reorient after the disruptions of the past year, to consider what we’re paying attention to, and to focus on matters of eternal significance. It is not necessary to commit to reading the entire Bible to join a COB, but all participants are encouraged to pick a reading track and spend time in the Word each day.

To choose one of The Big Read reading tracks, go to fpcnashville.org/BigRead

Below are the Fall Communities of Belonging groups starting the week of September 19 and continuing through the week of December 12. There will be multiple options for COB groups at different times, on different days, using different formats (virtual, in person, or hybrid).

Day Time Demographics 2021 Fall COBs Format
Sunday 9:45 am All ages COB #1 (Kauffman/Marraccini) Virtual/In-person @ FPC
Sunday 7:00 pm All ages COB #2 (Hindman/Stringham) Virtual/In-person @ home
Monday 11:30 am All ages COB #3 (Randleman) Virtual/In-person @ FPC
Monday 1:00 pm Women COB #4 (Pickel/Singer) In-person @ home
Monday 5:30 pm Women COB #10 (Rolfe/Altenbern) Virtual/In-person @ home
Monday 7:00 pm Couples COB #14 (Gilmore) In-person
Tuesday 2:00 pm All ages COB #8 (Bird Kneff) Virtual/In-person @ FPC
Tuesday 6:30 pm All ages COB #11 (Thompson/Green Hills) Virtual/In-person @ home
Wednesday 11:30 am All ages COB #13 (Moore) In-person @ FPC
Wednesday 5:30 pm All ages COB #12 (Gernert/Gaston/Coble) Virtual
Wednesday 7:45 pm All ages COB #5 (Higgins) Virtual
Thursday 7:15 am Women COB #6 (Randleman) Virtual/In-person @ FPC
Thursday 9:30 am All ages COB #7 (Gordon/Sauer) Virtual/In-person @ FPC


Before your group begins, the leaders will contact you about in-person location or provide Zoom link information for virtual option.

Reach out to Rev. Sarah Bird Kneff, sbird@fpcnashville.org, if you have any questions about choosing the right COB for you! If you need help with registration, contact cschierbaum@fpcnashville.org or 615-298-9527.

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