Our deepest sympathy goes to Kevin and Yunita Davis and granddaughter Tiffany Jones in the loss of Kevin’s mother Barbara Joyner, who wasa member of our Pacesetters Ministry. Visitation with the family is today at the Fellowship Hall at 3; her funeral follows at 4.
Many of us know Pat and Penny Pilgrim, longtime members of the Knoxville Church. We are sad to announce that their adult son died suddenly last week of a heart attack. His memorial service was yesterday.
Kevin and Yunita Davis, members of our Clarksville ministry, who are recovering from Covid.
Donnie Kay is having seizures her doctors do not yet understand or know how to treat. She had been receiving rehab after recent back surgery for a fractured disc very close to her spinal cord. Please pray her doctors will be able to help her, and please pray for her husband Jesse who is caring for Donnie at home.
Vershon Ross, member of the Clarksville ministry and daughter of Lorita Ross, had recent knee replacement surgery and is now recovering at home. She requests prayers to be able to handle the PT exercises, which are very challenging, due to the high level of pain she is experiencing.
Mounie Rampersad, Pacesetter’s member, had recent surgery on her foot and ankle and is recovering at home.
Mike Johnson will be having surgery in July and is requesting prayers now.
Janice Kittrell requests continued prayers for health issues.
Kiena Price, Pacesetter’s member, was released from the hospital and is now receiving therapy at home.
James Smith continues his battle with cancer.
Patrice Gray’s rehab facility is opening for patio visits. Please visit if you can. Please also continue to send cards of encouragement to: Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation, Room 311-A, 329 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210.
Family and Friends:
Chilyere Smith requests prayers for her sister Kimberly Nichols and family, former GNC members. Kimberly’s daughter-in-law Sha, DeAndre’s wife,suffered from a rare condition called postpartum pre-eclampsia, following her baby’s birth. At this point, Sha has no brain activity, and the doctors are planning to take her off life support in 48 hours. DeAndre is 29-years-old with a newborn and a 5-year-old.
Deloris Simmons requests prayers for her great grandson who was born prematurely this week at only 2-½ pounds. Her granddaughter Torene also remains hospitalized.
Darla Rowe’s requests prayers for her little brother John Lemmons, age 57, who remains on a ventilator at Centennial Hospital due to complications from Covid.John’s wife Marie is at home sick with Covid.
Rosiland Grant requests prayers for her daughter-in-law Michelle, who is recovering from a stroke. While hospitalized, she underwent tests that showed a blockage. She is recovering at home on medication, which her doctors hope will dissolve the blockage.
Jeff Nelson requests prayers for his sister Jeana Johnson who is undergoing testing to determine options for a heart valve replacement.
Steve Brown’s sister Cheryl Adams is undergoing chemotherapy.
Janice Kittrell’s mother Annie Smith is having serious health issues.
Joella Randall and Cheryl Manerrequest prayers for their mom Carolyn Payne who has Parkinson’s.
Ann Parker requests prayers for her brother Mike Cornwell whose cancer has spread.
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.
Please continue to pray for Delisa Helton, as she goes back and forth to Knoxville to care for her mother Loretta Lloyd who is dealing with cancer.
Nathan Rowerequests prayers for his father Alfred Rowe, age 87, who has been diagnosed with heart failure.
Darla Rowe requests prayers for her mother Patsy Lemmons, age 85, who has serious heart issues.
Cathy Freiberger’s sister-in-law Lisa Coffman is continuing to receive chemo treatments for metastatic breast cancer in her right lung.
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.
Dan Leonard’s sister Laura Leonard is being treated for cancer with hormone therapy.
Former GNC member Porter Ragsdale is under Hospice care at home with congestive heart failure.
Former GNC member Carla Grubb continues to undergo chemo and radiation treatments.
Gerardo de la Torre, a leader in the Quito church, underwent heart surgery, June 11.
Milbrey Frey’s best friend since age five, Antoinette Christopher, is undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
Dennis Lee, brother in the Memphis Church, requests prayers for his brother who is recovering from a stroke.
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.
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