Current & Coming Events



How Does A Weary World Rejoice?

Sundays 9:15am in Sanctuary



    ----------Small Groups----------

    Join us for a brown bag lunch on the fourth Monday of every month for a time of creativity and story sharing. Basic art materials will be provided or you can bring your own. The Rev. Stephanie B. Dunn will provide a prompt each month and you can create something in whatever medium you prefer  (watercolor, mixed media, poetry... it's up to you).  We will have time for show-n-tell toward the end of our time. We will end by 1pm for those who need to return to work.


    Come for a walk with Pastor Darren along the YMCA Greenway. He will meet you there at 9am 

    on Tuesdays.

    Previous Events

    Metro Housing Navigation Center

    Launch Pad / CCF

    We are excited to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Nashville Launch Pad’s new transitional housing facility

    at Connection UMC in partnership with Community Cares Fellowship!

    Thanks to the compassion, hard work, advocacy, and generosity of a ton of people, combined with the people of Connection UMC’s commitment to being a welcoming, inclusive, congregation that exists for the community and models God’s radical love, 15 young adults will have a warm and safe place to

    sleep and call home.    Pastor Darren


    Community Thanksgiving Food Assistance

    Sat., 11/18, Connection UMC joined with 13 other groups to aid 120 families in need of food assistance for Thanksgiving. Thanks be to God.
    There were donation-givers, organizers, sign-up those-in-need-of-assistance workers, food gathering workers, set-up workers, traffic workers, distribution workers, hospitality workers, and clean-up workers all contributing to a successful day. 
    Thank you to ALL that worked to make this day happen.

    Donelson Heights UMC/WEB Tutorial, Donelson Church of the Nazarene, Donelson Presbyterian Church, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Stephen's Catholic Community, Donelson Christian Academy (DCA), Donelson Lions Club, L'Evate M3, Pennington Fellowship Church, St. John's Lutheran Church,

    St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, 

    Victory Seventh Day Adventist Church



    Fall Festival


    Connection Construction Crew
    Mobile Housing Navigation Center / Launch Pad / CCF

    Our Connection UMC family at the construction party! 
    22+ volunteers worked to move this project forward.

    Hickman Elementary - The Couch Potato

    Pastor Darren Mayberry Wright

    This is Pastor Darren at Hickman Elementary's Family Night. Pastor Darren was one of the stations set up around the school. The children would make their way around the school and stop at his station if they wanted to have a story time. He read the book The Couch Potato to all the children that visited his station. Check out his potato costume. Thank you, Pastor Darren, for being IN our community!


    CPR Red Cross Class


    Connect and Serve Luncheon



    Hickman Elementary

    Teacher & Staff Appreciation

    Salad Day


    The teachers and staff at Hickman Elementary were full of praise for the salad luncheon on May 10th.  Pastor Darren would tell the teachers and staff, as they came in the door, "There is a potato bar on this end, then the savory salads and then the sweet salads."  The teachers and staff were served 35 salads, 55 potatoes, cookies, water, lemonade and tea.  Thank you to all that planned, donated, helped set up, served, and cleaned up!



    Easter Sunrise Service and Easter Service Sanctuary

    Maundy Thursday at Donelson Heights UMC &

    Good Friday at Connection UMC

    Palm Sunday - Children's Program - Hosanna in the Highest



    Hickman Elementary

    Teacher and Staff Apprecciation


    Connection UMC enjoyed another morning in appreciation of the teachers and staff at Hickman Elementary School.  We took 2 carts around to all the teachers and staff.  The carts were filled

    with pastries, donuts, fruit, coffee and juice. 

    Thank you for donations and participation in the
    Teacher & Staff Appreciation.  The Hickman
    Elementary family was Thankful and welcoming. 
    As before, wonderful hall art!

    Christmas Morning Service - Hymn Sing 2022

    Pastor Darren

    Music instruments our pianist encouraged us to play.

    Children playing instruments

    Our Pianist

    Christmas Eve, 2022

    Children present the Nativity                                           

    Caring Partners 

    connects with our homebound community with special stockings.