Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
The Little Church with a Big Heart!

   We invite you to explore our web page.  It is operated by a true blue novice with occasional bail-out help from a true blue friend, so patience and understanding please!  The home page will share with you a short couple of things that we have been doing or have done in the past.  Our focus as a church community is one of reaching out to help others in need.   Emmanuel Presbyterian Church may be a small church in numbers but we call ourselves the little church with a big heart.

    The tabs above will give you more information abou our church, some general, some more specific.  The "about us" has got a drop down menu that is chock full of things you might want to know.   If it were me, I would start there...Contact info, Services, Newsletters, Leadership, Ways to Give, and the Resources we have to offer the community as well as other links to connect to other arms of the Presbyterian Church. Feel free to browse through it all and then make a plan to come see for yourself.  We would love to meet you and share the gospel of our Lord.


October 2017
God says Feed the hungry and give shelter to the poor and that is what we are doing.  October brings with it the opportunity to feed the wonderful people who are working on the Habitat for Humanity home in Fairview.  At this time. we are expecting to feed 30+ workers on Thursday Oct 12 and Friday Oct 13.  Anyone reading this who wants more information, please email EPC at epcnashville@gmail.com.  We are also making plans to participate in the United Way program of Full bellies, Warm hearts coming up in November.  There is also a request for volunteers for pre-Christmas volunteers for GraceWorks West.  It is a great time of year to think of loving and serving others less fortunate.

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church Announces Its Fall 2017 Lineup of Special Guest Worship Leaders

As we bask in the afterglow of hosting Amy Grant, the leading lady of Contemporary Christian music, as our worship leader in September before a packed house, we are pleased to announce an exciting continuation of guest musicians in worship through the end of the year and beyond at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church here in Nashville, Tennessee.

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It begins on November 5th as we welcome Citizen Way lead singer Ben Calhoun to our church. From Chicago, Illinois, Citizen Way has toured together a half dozen years and has two #1 hits, including “Bulletproof” and “How Sweet the Sound.”  Ben doubles as lead singer and guitar player.

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Citizen Way’s Ben Calhoun                                 David Dunn

On December 3rd we welcome BEC recording artist, David Dunn, who appeared on season two of NBC’s The Voice.  Originally from Texas, David has three releases to his credit, and right now has a top ten Christian radio single, “I Wanna Go Back” lighting up the airwaves across America. 


On December 17th, we welcome Fair Trade recording artist, Austin French, a Georgia native who burst onto the scene in 2014, becoming the first runner-up on ABC’s “Rising Star” as a swash-buckling fresh-faced 18th year-old crooner.  His debut release and single “Freedom Hymn” are slated to be released December 26th. 

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                           Austin French                                                        Ryan Stevenson

And on January 7th, Emmanuel welcomes guest singer-songwriter Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson.  Ryan had the biggest Christian song in America in 2016, “Eye of the Storm” (#1 for 16 straight weeks), which was followed up by another top ten song, “The Gospel” in 2017.  Ryan has toured in the last couple of years with the Newsboys, TobyMac, and MercyMe.    


Emmanuel Presbyterian Church (USA) is a 17 year-old 90 member congregation in south Nashville between Franklin and Fairview (9770 Highway 96).  This multi-generational, multi-ethnic church prides itself on being “the little church with a big heart and a whole lotta love, where members are family to each other and the monthly potlucks make your mouth water.” 


“While we are generally a traditional church,” says interim pastor Scott Huie, “our folks have loved welcoming contemporary Christian artists to our services that add a new, more inclusive dimension to the worship experience.”  All are welcomed on Sunday mornings for worship at 10 am with Sunday School for all ages beginning at precisely 9:06 am. 



September 2017

We did it.  Sunday, September 24 we welcomed the beautiful and talented Amy Grant into our midst

for an hour of worship music like no other.  It was an honor to have her visit and sing praises to God with her as the lead musician. 

Amy Grant Sept 24, 2017

August 2017

On Sunday Aug 27, EPC will welcome guest musician Nashville-based singer, songwriter and worship leader Alisa Turner.  She has a fascinating and heartbreaking story but has always looked to God to get her through her struggles.

You can read more about her at:

http://www.gospelmusic.org/integrity-music-welcomes-worship-artist-alisa-turner/ or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/alisaturnermusic/about/?ref=page_internal

July 2017
Tomorrow (July 14) everyone who is able is invited to come to Fairview Middle School for a mobile food drive.  Help us spread the word! Volunteers needed (arrive at 7:00am)! Any family in need of food is welcome to come!  It will be given til it is gone.  Tomorrow 8 AM · GraceWorks West · Fairview, TN 


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Also in July...

This month we are meeting at 6pm on July 18 at the church to make more hearts for the H2H (Hearts to Hold) project.  This is a cutting/sewing/stuffing craft activity that is done on an ongoing basis as time, energy and scheduling permits.  The hearts are given to Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center  patients.  “It has an amazing power for the patient. What struck me is that patients would just hold them and grip them and squeeze them, and it was obviously a way to release some of the energy that they were having and also something they could carry with them as a constant reminder that you’re not alone, that someone cares for you,”  It is our hope that these hand crafted items, made with love, will bring a little bit of comfort to those who receive them.  There is something to do for everyone, all ages, all sexes.  We do not discriminate!

June 2017

We invite you to join us for a meal on the first Sunday of every month.  Although, yes, it is on a Sunday, and yes, it is after our 10-11 am service, there is nothing that says you can't just drop on in if you have a hunger pain that needs tending.   It is a time of fellowship and thanksgiving and those who come after service have the chance to connect with members of the congregation, visit with any guests that have attended service or have just dropped by.  It is a "just show up" kind of pot-luck meal and totally ok to come without a food item to share.  Everyone is welcome.      

...And yes, the picture is upside-down.  We are not perfect, we are human.
and if you know how to fix this please let me know!

April 2017

We have been working really hard to improve our church's availability to the neighborhood so to speak and our playground is one of the first things that are going to be open to the public.  Thanks to volunteers, it has been spruced up, fixed up, neatened up, cleaned up and is waiting for a pretty day and some young legs.  While you are there, bring a picnic lunch and make use of the pavilion.  The church building is open if you need restroom facilities on Wednesdays from 9-5.


March, 2017
This year we are redirecting our efforts of reaching out to others by making stuffed cloth hearts for the Vanderbilt Heart-to-Hold project.  The hearts that we make are given to patients and/or families visiting the oncology ward of the Sarah Cannon cancer center.  The project began as a way to communicate with others that they are not alone.  The message of the heart goes to those who are sitting and waiting; for a procedure, a diagnosis, or a test result.  It is our hope that by holding the hearts, it may be easier to open up a conversation, to allow someone to empathize, share their story or unburden themselves to a willing listener.  An ice-breaker, so to speak.  We would love feedback from anyone familiar with this project, and like anything else we do at Emmanuel, all are welcome to join us.  The workshops are part of our community committee and they take place after church service, 11am, on the second Sunday of the month.   Elizabeth, on the left, is shown making our first delivery of hearts.

February, 2017

  One of the things we have done to open up to the community is to share our time and talent with the children attending Naturefest in Fairview's Bowie Nature Park.  For the past three years we have made hand crafted stuffed items/creatures to give away in exchange for a smile to those not yet in school.  One year we made dolls, then it was owls.  This past year it changed to hearts.  No strings attached, just a free gift of love, from us to you.  We sent some of our hand-made dolls to children in a remote village in the Republic of Burundi, Africa.  The picture shown (above middle) is a Burundi girl with one of the only toys she has ever had.