Congregational Care Connections

Congregational Care

Pastoral care at First Presbyterian Church is an essential part of ministry to our church members and to members of our community, as we seek to share God’s love and compassion. We care and pray for others in times of illness, bereavement, and other challenging times. The minister to contact for pastoral care is Rev. Dr. Sandra Randleman at 615-298-9502. For after-hour emergencies, please call the church at 615-383-1815 for information on how to reach the on-call pastor.

A listing of the many services offered through the Congregational Care Ministry can be found here.


Prayer Concerns

Please remember those listed below in your prayers.

  • Fifi Anderson
  • Kerri Anderson
  • Trudy and David Balph
  • Jean Banner
  • Kathy Celauro Bolton
  • Jennie Clements
  • Andrea Cooper
  • Mike Couden
  • Catherine Davis
  • Nancy Eason
  • Joe & Linda Easterly
  • Beverly Evans
  • Carney Farris
  • Don Fisher
  • Richard Fonde
  • Lewis Frost
  • Jody & Kevin Garvey
  • Marbut Gaston
  • Robin Growdon
  • Jannelle Hamilton
  • Lynn Hardison
  • Harry Hassall
  • Ann Hayes (mother of Larry Hayes)
  • Phyllis Heard
  • Ashley Higgins (treatment for Crohn’s)
  • Tim Ishii
  • Sandy Love
  • Liz McConnell (healing) and family
  • Tom McDonald
  • Sherri Middendorf
  • Harry Nichols
  • Evelyn Raines
  • Debbie Rieke
  • Lauren Ross
  • Trey Russell
  • Sheila Sansom (Sheryl Hayes’ mother)
  • Beth Sargent
  • Allison Schwall
  • Eric Skinner
  • Curt Stacy
  • Claudia Torrey
  • Terri Trichel
  • Lynda Wimberly (sister of John Wimberly)
  • Wanda Witherspoon
  • Tom Wright
  • Please pray for the leaders of our nation and world and community and for their wise and compassionate decisions; for those most vulnerable to illness; for those without homes and no safe place to go; for the people of Ukraine and those who are providing assistance and aide; for doctors and nurses and all those caring for the sick; for medical researchers seeking treatment and means of prevention for COVID-19 and other illnesses. Please pray for our city, state and nation, for the healing of deep wounds and for God’s spirit of peace, justice, mercy, mutual respect and love to rest upon and between all people.

Please contact Rev. Sandra Randleman at 615-298-9502 if you wish to be added to the prayer concern list.


Recent Deaths

Our church family extends prayers and sympathy to the friends and family of the following during their time of loss.

Ann Scott Fort, who died on February 21, 2024.

Antoinette Francis Keliher, who died on February 17, 2024.
The mother of Diana Apple (Vic) | 5709 Spring House Way, Brentwood, TN 37027
The grandmother of Alex Apple (Hannah) | 810 Cammack Ct, Nashville, TN 37205
The grandmother of Emily Apple | 5709 Spring House Way, Brentwood, TN 37027
Funeral Arrangements: 
Visitation: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in the Cheek House.
Funeral: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. in Stanford Chapel.
Obituary: Click here.

Robert Skinner, who died on February 3, 2024.
Brother of Eric Skinner (Carol) | 4413 Lone Oak Rd., Nashville, TN 37215
Obituary: Click here.

Terri Wingo Hightower Garrett, who died on February 8, 2024.
Sister of Sherri Parrish (Craig) | 3916 Vailwood Dr. Nashville, TN 37215-2323
Mother of Daniel Hightower, Jr. (Ashley) and Catherine Coley (Johnson)
Funeral Arrangements: 
Visitation: Monday, February 19, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. in Courtenay Hall.
Funeral: Monday, February 19, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Obituary: Click here.

Ronald Paul Halvorsen, who died on February 13, 2024.
Son of Karen Pasquale (Ron) | 5017 Hammersmith Ct. Nashville, TN 37211-8538
Obituary: Click here.

Michael Robert Shampain, who died on January 29, 2024.
Husband of Pam Shampain | Blakeford at Green Hills, 11 Burton Hills Blvd. N210, Nashville, TN 37215
Father of Steven Shampain (David) | 1415A Riverside Dr. Nashville, TN 37206-1437
Funeral Arrangements: 
Visitation: Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. in Courtenay Hall.
Funeral: Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Please enter through the Sanctuary doors for visitation and service.
Obituary: Click here.

Eddy BoBo, who died recently.
Brother of Nancy Mapangala (Zouky) | 257 Took Dr. Antioch, TN 37013-1946

Homer Doss, who died recently.
Uncle of Carolyn Hill (David) | 648 Belle Park Cir Nashville, TN 37205-4238

Samuel E. Jackson, who died on January 10, 2024.
Husband of Kevin G. Jackson | 32 Belcaro Circle Nashville, TN 37215-6109
Funeral Arrangements: 
Visitation: February 2, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtenay Hall
Funeral: February 2, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Obituary: Click here.

Elizabeth Heard Gambee, who died on January 9, 2024.
Daughter of Phyllis G. Heard | 3901 W. End Ave., Apt. 1007 Nashville, TN 37205-1877
Obituary: Click here.

Meredith “Duck” Caldwell III, who died on January 4, 2024.
Husband of Barbara Caldwell | 28 Inverary, Nashville, TN 37215

Marjorie Kinkle Randleman, who died on January 1, 2024.
Mother of Dr. Sandra Randleman | 128 Wentworth Ave. Nashville, TN 37215-2231

Miriam Brewer, who died on December 28, 2023.
Mother of Bob Brewer (Monica) | 888 Lakemont Dr. Nashville, TN 37220-2124

Jane A. Tarkington, who died on December 26, 2023.

Lenoir Wadlington Stanley, who died on December 25, 2023.
Mother of Lamar Stanley (Wesley) | 605 Lynnwood Blvd. Nashville, TN 37205-3817

Carol Jean Covington Dillon, who died on December 25, 2023.
Mother of Ed Dillon, Jr. | 1218 Carl Seyfert Memorial Dr. Brentwood, TN 37027-4108

Marilyn Gardner, who died on December 23, 2023.
Mother of Mary Loch (Chip) Smith | 902 Lynnwood Blvd Nashville, TN 37205-4527

Myrtle Ann Archer, who died on December 23, 2023.

Stephen David King, who died on December 20, 2023.
Brother of Kathryn King Lillard (Rob Jr.) | 3022 Flagstone Dr., Franklin, TN 37069
Obituary: Click here.

Charles C. Martin Jr., who died on December 17, 2023.
Husband of Brenda Martin | 2016 Tyne Blvd. Nashville, TN 37215

Ila D. Crain Nielsen, who died on December 15, 2023.
Aunt of Timothy L. Amos (Beth) | 3544 Trimble Rd. | Nashville, TN 37215-3243

Bill Allen, who died on December 12, 2023.
Father of Beth Singer | 507 Belle Post Rd, Nashville, TN 37205

Dorothy Miller, who died on December 12, 2023.
Mother-in-law of Tim Minnifee (Charlene) | 493 Davids Way, LaVergne, TN 37086

Robert D. Crout, who died on December 11, 2023.
Father of Mike Crout (Annette) | 4036 Russellwood Dr. Nashville, TN 37204

Clinton Eugene “Gene” Feltner, who died on December 6, 2023.
Brother of Dollye F. Clayton and uncle of Beth Scott Clayton Amos (Timothy)
3544 Trimble Rd. | Nashville, TN 37215-3243

Mildred G. Flynt, who died on November 28, 2023.

Helen P. Stewart, who died recently.

Michael Austin Fitts, who died on November 23, 2023.
Father of Mickey Fitts (Karen) | 1017 Graybar Ln, Nashville, TN 37204

Lauren Hubbard Richardson, who died on November 12, 2023.
Mother of Sara Crigger (Jacob) | 1337 Cardinal Ave., Nashville, TN 37216

Laetitia Hardin, who died on November 10, 2023.
Mother of Burke Jr. Hardin (Kim) | 5912 Robert E Lee Dr., Nashville, TN 37215

John Bruce Allyn, who died on November 4, 2023.
Husband of Cary Allyn | 3602 Hoods Hill Rd., Nashville, TN 37215

Barbara Ann Sholar Bogard, who died recently on September 22, 2023.
Niece of Dollye F. Clayton and cousin of Beth Scott Clayton Amos (Timothy).
3544 Trimble Rd. | Nashville, TN 37215-3243


Other News

Stephen Ministers are volunteer lay ministers who are trained to enter into confidential relationships with people who are going through challenging times. Stephen Ministers provide a listening ear, a caring presence, and encouragement.

If you would like to know more about Stephen Ministry and how a Stephen Minister could care for you, or if you would like to receive training to serve as a Stephen Minister, please see or call Sandra Randleman at (615) 298-9502.

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with him or her; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with him or her.” 1 Corinthians 12:26

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