Special Offering for UMCOR on Sunday, March 26 2017

This Sunday, during both worship services, City Road Chapel will be taking up a special offering to support the work of The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is a time when our congregation thinks intentionally about the disaster relief work of The United Methodist Church. UMCOR is the first on the scene when a disaster strikes, and is very often the last organization standing in the long-term work of recovery. The offering we take this Sunday pays for the operations of the organization so that when a disaster strikes we are ready, and so that when people give to a specific relief effort, 100% of that donation goes to the area being served. Your gift goes far and wide as we work to alleviate suffering throughout the world.

Click here if you would like to donate on-line, and make sure to give City Road Chapel credit when you check out.

For more information on UMCOR, click here.

Vespers cancelled for March 15, 2017

Due to President Trumps visit to Nashville and his travel through our area in the late afternoon, we are choosing to cancel the Vesper’s service for Wednesday, March 15, which normally meets at 6 p.m. Traffic in the area is normally bad around that time anyway, but with roads being closed, the president’s motorcade traveling through the area, and the bus system being closed down, we are afraid traffic will be unmanageable. Thus, we’re going to take a break this week.

See you on Sunday!

A Message from our Staff Parish Relations Committee

As required by the United Methodist Book of Discipline, the Staff Parish Relations Committee is beginning the process of consultation with the District Superintendent regarding the appointment of a pastor to our church. We ask for your prayers as we seek discernment and the leading of the Holy Spirit during this process. Below is a list of the names and phone numbers of SPRC members in case you would like to offer comments. Please feel free to contact any of them.

  • Emily Stinson, Chair, 615-884-8876, emilystinson@comcast.net
  • Faye Brown 615-865-5540
  • Tony Clouse 615-478-5056
  • Janet Pasinger 615-568-2182
  • Jerry Bingaman 615-672-8295
  • Barry Jones 615-885-2062
  • Bobbie Garrett 615-594-4790
  • Nathan Baker 615-612-3324

Written responses (which we prefer) can be placed in the SPRC box behind the reception desk. Please have all responses to us by February 19.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast This Saturday

The annual Kiwanis pancake breakfast will be here at City Road Chapel this Saturday,  February 4th come rain, snow, or shine. Get here at 7:00 a.m. to be first in line. We will be serving until 10:00 a.m.  Tickets are $5.00.  Contact Ruth Woodall for tickets at 615-686-8883. There will also be a silent auction, so come and check out the great deals. The funds raised go toward scholarships for local students.

Director of Music Ministries (Part-Time)

City Road Chapel United Methodist Church is looking for an energetic and talented music virtuoso who is passionate about leading and empowering others to lift their praise in song. This person must be able to direct a choir, lead a band, play a piano, and raise up a joyful noise to our Lord. They must also be able to work with a team of other staff to create and implement worship that is meaningful and creative.

Some of the requirements for the position include:

  • Must be flexible and open to supervision, recognizing that the unique demands of a church environment often require an ability to adapt as circumstances change.
  • A bachelor’s degree in music is required.
  • Candidate must have a demonstrated competency on piano and/or organ.
  • Candidate must have competency and experience in choral direction.
  • Candidate must be capable of working with different styles of music, including traditional sacred music, contemporary praise music, and gospel.
  • Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to empower volunteer amateur musicians of varying abilities to share their musical gifts.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with handbell directing experience.
  • Given the religious nature of the organization, the Director of Music Ministries should be a person of faith who is able to be sensitive to the pastoral needs of persons throughout the church and community.
  • This position requires basic computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and web browsing.

This is a part-time position, requiring approximately 15 hours per week. Salary will be negotiated based on experience.

For more information please contact Rev. Jay Voorhees at jvoorhees@cityroadchapel.org

Click here to apply for the position and attach your resume. 

Click here to download the full job description.

Christmas 2016 at City Road Chapel

Christmas is only a couple of weeks away and we’ve are planning some great worship experiences to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. Here is our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day schedule:

Jesus’s Holy Birthday is a contemporary, family-friendly worship service featuring music from our Celebrate band, a multi-media retelling of the story of Christmas, as well as our traditional communion and candle-lighting.

Behold, The Light Has Come is a more tradition retelling of the Christmas story, using traditional hymns and carols, and readings from the Holy Scriptures.
This service includes both communion and candle-lighting.

Christmas Sunday Worship
December 25, 2016
at 10 a.m.

Come gather with your Christian family to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ in the world.


For more information on our Christmas services, please call (615) 868-1673.








Holy Wednesday 2016


The Love Feast is a Christian fellowship meal recalling the meals Jesus shared with his disciples during his ministry and expressing the community, sharing, and fellowship enjoyed by the family of Christ. This Holy Week the people of the City Road Chapel UMC are gathering to join in this great feast and share with one another our stories about how the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ affects our life. This will be a casual service focused on testimony, the reading of scripture, and the sharing of the meal with one another. Come join us in the Welcome Center for this different way of remembering the love of God during Holy Week.

The 7 Last Words: A Service of Worship for Good Friday


The seven last words of Christ or seven sayings of Jesus on the cross are a traditional collection of short phrases uttered by Jesus at his crucifixion immediately before he died, gathered from the four Gospels. For many years a variety of composers have put these musical sayings to music, and this year our Good Friday service of worship is built around Theodore Dubois’s rendition, originally written in 1867. The service will include musical performances by our Chancel Choir, congregational liturgy, and a reflection on the meaning of the cross. Come join us for this meaningful service of worship and remembrance.

Easter2016 — The Celebration of the Resurrection


For sure, we all want to make our moms and grandmas happy, and that’s not a bad reason to attend worship on Easter Sunday.

However, the reason we will gather and celebrate on Sunday, March 27 will be to remember and celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ. You see, for folks of faith, the event of the resurrection changed everything. Where once we had lived in fear, now the power of sin and death has been overcome and we are given hope of life abundant. Jesus’s rising from the dead transformed his followers and brought forth our existence as a church. Without the resurrection all we have is a charismatic martyr. With the resurrection we have the presence of God bringing forth new life to all!

We want to invite all who want to know more about Jesus, his resurrection, and the love of God to join us for our services on Easter Sunday. Mama will be happy for sure, but we hope you will walk away with an experience of the love of God which will fill you with joy and leave you wanting to know a little bit more.