• We wish to express our deepest sympathy to our sister Janice Kittrell in the loss of her father George Smith, who passed away last week.  His service will be next Friday, October 30, in Winchester, TN.  Visitation is at noon with the service following at 1 p.m. The graveside service will be at 3 p.m.  The family requests masks.  Seating for the service will be very limited due to social distancing, so it will be live streamed.  Link to follow.  Please keep Janice, Henry, Janice’s mother Annie, Janice’s daughter Tina, and their entire family in your prayers.
  • We also wish to express our condolences to our sister and former GNC member Brenda Hunter in the loss of her 83-year-old brother  Alfred Dixon McCoy who died Wednesday, October 14, in Winston-Salem, NC, after a stroke.  No arrangements are available currently.


  • James Smith has returned to work. Please keep James in your prayers for continued improvement in his battle with cancer.
  • Kiena Price had surgery this week to remove a malignant tumor from her jaw.


  • Andrea Claybrooks, her 4-year-old son Jeremiah, and her 12-year-old son Josiah all have and are recovering from symptoms associated with Covid-19.  Andrea is the daughter of Vershon Claybrooks, the granddaughter of Lorita Ross, and the niece of Rita Phillips.
  • Rita Phillips’ cousin Yvonne Henderson, a home-healthcare nurse, is in quarantine because two of her patients have Covid-19.
  • Carolyn Hazelip’s son Tom, his wife, and three of their four children, all of Nashville, tested positive this week and are sick with Covid-19.
  • Adriana Brown requests prayers for the Rio Grande Valley Church where she and Matt lived prior to moving here. That area of Texas is being hit hard with Covid-19, and her parents live there.
  • Patrice Gray loves visits, but the rehab center where she lives is not allowing visitors due to COVID-19.  As you can imagine, this is very difficult for Patrice.  Please send cards of encouragement to Patrice at:  Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation, Room 311-A, 329 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210.

Family and Friends:

  • Darnell Hill is hospitalized in serious condition after suffering injuries from a motorcycle accident. Please pray God’s healing touch and comfort for the family. 
  • Rita Phillip’s cousin Lisa Huff, of Detroit, MI, has end-stage breast and bone cancer.
  • Delisa Helton’s mother Loretta Lloyd has been undergoing radiation treatment for lung cancer.
  • Cathy Freiberger’s sister-in-law Lisa Coffman is continuing to receive chemo treatments for metastatic breast cancer in her right lung. Doctors say the mass is responding to treatment but still hasn’t shrunk enough to be able to insert a port, which is badly needed.
  • Cathy Freiberger is requesting prayers for her friend Cheryl Mizzell who is starting intensive radiation and chemo treatments for cancer in her neck.
  • Sheila Bowen requests prayers for her cousin Linda who is being treated for stage four cancer.
  • Diane Brown requests prayers for Nayibe, a disciple in Bogota, Colombia, who is recovering from surgery for breast cancer. 
  • Joella Randall and Cheryl Maner request prayers for their mom Carolyn Payne, who is struggling with Parkinson’s Disease. 
  • Barry Holt requests prayers for his 92-year-old mother Erma, who fell again, and for Barry’s stepfather Will, who is receiving radiation treatments for cancer.
  • Nathan Rowe requests prayers for his 87-year-old father Alfred Rowe, who is suffering from heart failure.
  • 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 needs to gain weight.
  • Mike Engel’s cousin Keith Engel has had a recurrence of cancer.
  • Dan Leonard’s sister Laura Leonard is being treated for cancer with hormone therapy.
  • Jesse Kay’s daughter-in-law Jennie Kay is receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer.
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 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. 


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