We wish to express our deepest sympathy to our sister Pam Lofton and her daughter Ashlee Reaves, in the sudden loss of Pam’s mother and Ashlee’s grandmother, Francile Lofton, this week in Memphis. The wake will be this Sunday, April 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., at M.J. Edwards Funeral Home, 4445 Stage Road, Memphis. The funeral will be this Monday, April 19, at 11 a.m., at the same location. Please keep Pam and Ashlee in your prayers.
We also want to offer our sincere condolences to our sister Sheila Bowen, who moved here last year to care for her very close cousin, Linda Long, of Nashville, who had been diagnosed with stage four cancer. Linda passed away last Friday night, and her funeral was today, April 16, at 11 a.m., at Smith Funeral Home in Nashville.
Donnie Kay is receiving rehab after recent back surgery for a fractured disc very close to her spinal cord.
James Smith continues his battle with cancer.
Kiena Price has been scheduled for upcoming back surgery.
Laurie Capron is receiving therapy on her hands. A recent MRI was positive for arthritis but negative for any other conditions.
Eddie Wiseman has been diagnosed with a fractured vertebra.
Joella Randall is receiving therapy after a second shoulder surgery and is about to begin a series of four eye surgeries.
Patrice Gray loves visits, but the rehab center where she lives is not allowing visitors due to Covid-19. Please send cards of encouragement to: Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation, Room 311-A, 329 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210.
Family and Friends:
Kiersten-Eve Springer requests prayers for her grandfather Raymond Kale who will be having open heart surgery at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 16th.
Darla Rowe requests prayers for her mother Patsy Lemmons, age 85, who will be having a heart procedure, Tuesday, April 27, at Hendersonville Medical Center.
Ervin Hyde’s niece Tameka Johnson is in the hospital with heart issues.
Former GNC member, Carla Grubb, wife of Ryan Grubb, former staff member and close sister in Christ to many of us, is dealing with a cancer recurrence. Carla had successful surgery to remove the cancer and is recovering at home.
Ann Parker requests prayers for her brother Mike Cornwell who has learned that his cancer has spread.
Barry Holt’s stepfather Will Flowers has been released from rehab where Will had been staying since he fell on the ice and dislocated his hip. Barry and Debbie have been helping them get moved into an assisted living facility.
Janice Kittrell’s 90-year-old mother Annie Smith had a successful arteriogram, March 17, due to a blockage in her leg.
Bruce Mackie’s mother Mary Lee has been diagnosed with cancer and is unable to care for herself at this time. Please keep her and the family in your prayers.
Delisa Helton’s mother Loretta Lloyd is back in the hospital. Please continue to pray for Delisa, as she goes back and forth to Knoxville to care for her mother, who is dealing with cancer.
Nathan Rowerequests prayers for his father Alfred Rowe, 87, who has been diagnosed with heart failure and is suffering with swelling in his legs and with congestion.
Cathy Freiberger’s sister-in-law Lisa Coffman is continuing to receive chemo treatments for metastatic breast cancer in her right lung. A new CT scan showed that the mass has shrunk from 15 centimeters to 9 or 10 centimeters! She was also able to get a port, which has really helped her treatments go more smoothly. Prayers are also needed that her white blood cell count won’t drop further.
Joella Randall and Cheryl Manerrequest prayers for their mom Carolyn Payne, who is struggling with back pain and walking from Parkinson’s.
Jesse Kay’s daughter-in-law Jennie Kay is receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Wendell Bolton’s sister Verita Bolton-Moses has been diagnosed with stage four cancer.
Victoria Henry requests continued prayers for her mother Jennifer Lambert who recently completed chemo treatments for pancreatic cancer and has remained cancer free for the past several months.
Dan Leonard’s sister Laura Leonard is being treated for cancer with hormone therapy.
Milbrey Frey’s best friend since age five, Antoinette Christopher, has been diagnosed with cancer.
Diane Brown requests prayers for Nayibe, a disciple in Bogota, Colombia, who is recovering from surgery for breast cancer.
Dennis Lee, brother in the Memphis Church, had a heart procedure this week at Vanderbilt.
Melanie Roche, sister in the Memphis Church, has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.
Steve and Rebecca Anderson, of the Memphis Church, request prayers for their daughter Tasha, age 50, who has begun dialysis for kidney failure.
Cathy Freiberger is requesting prayers for her friend Cheryl Mizzell who is continuing intensive weekly radiation and chemo treatments for cancer in her neck. Please also pray for her nausea from the treatments to improve.
The Greater Nashville Church participates in charitable giving programs through Kroger and Amazon Smile. These are opportunities for the church to receive contributions from these businesses based on your normal spending with these companies. But you need to let them know that GNC is your preferred charitable organization.
Kroger – You must have a Kroger Plus card/account. Log in to your account online (you may have to register first). Go to Community Rewards on the left menu about halfway down the page. The GNC organization number is WM542. Be sure to re-enroll in this program at least annually.
Amazon Smile – You must have an Amazon account to participate in this program. To enroll, go to smile.amazon.com and login to your Amazon account as you normally would. You should see the link at the top of the page, just under the search bar, that will allow you to select a charity. Click on the link and search for our name, Greater Nashville Church.
If we all participate in these programs, it would likely result in a few thousand dollars of additional revenue each year.
This would be a great way to help cover the cost of the new playground for our children’s ministry in 2020!
Please contact Nathan Rowe (615.596.6748) with any questions.
Please email all announcements and prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday of each week to ensure they make it into that week’s Newsletter. If we are unable to get your requests in that week’s Newsletter, we will include them next week.
If you do not have access to email, you can write down your announcement and put it under the church office door.
NOTE: We need regular updates to your prayer requests to keep them in the Newsletter
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16