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Welcome to The Downtown Presbyterian Church

If you haven't visited us before...Welcome!

Join us sometime soon at one of our weekly get togethers. Our historic building on the corner of Church & 5th is an impressive landmark, but the "church" is the people - including you!

We have services on Tuesday at 4.45 p.m. in the lower chapel (Taizé - a meditative, quiet service), a Wednesday homeless lunch and chapel service at 12.00 p.m. (all are invited!), and Sunday Service at 11.00 a.m. - our grand feast of worship.

You can park for free on Sunday Mornings at the Premier Parking lot to the side of the church on 5th Avenue. Parking in Premier Parking Lot across 5th Ave from the church is free on Sundays from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm for those attending services. No one attending worship should purchase a parking voucher from the automatic payment machine. No cars in the lot should be ticketed during those hours. If you do receive a parking ticket from Premier Parking for failure to pay on a Sunday, please bring any such fine to the church office to be given to one of our Elders for property and administration.

Latest Sermon

Luke 24:36-53


     Do you remember mood rings?  They were all the craze when I was in High School.  It was a ring with a piece of plastic in it that would change color with your body temperature.  The idea was you could tell what mood someone was in by the color of their ring.  “What does your mood ring say” was a common line.  In retrospect they were pretty cheesy but we had fun with them. 


     If the Gospel of Luke had a mood ring, what...

Upcoming Events

07/22/2014 - 4:45pm Taize Service
07/21/2014 - 6:00pm Westminster Presbyterian Church/Overnight
07/21/2014 (All day) Westminster Presbyterian Youth staying at DPC
07/20/2014 - 11:00am Sunday Worship
07/20/2014 - 9:45am Christian Education
07/20/2014 - 9:45am Choir Rehearsal
07/20/2014 - 9:30am Nursery Opens
07/20/2014 - 8:30am Sunday Breakfast
07/17/2014 - 9:00am Piano Tuning and Maintenance
07/16/2014 - 12:20pm Wednesday Lunch
07/16/2014 - 12:00pm Wednesday Chapel
Recent News


9:00 Breakfast for all (that means you!) in the Fellowship Hall.

9:30 Nursery opens for our youngest disciples (if you are reading this then it does not mean you!).

10:15 Easter Egg Hunt for our children (that may mean you!) on the 2nd floor.

11:00 Easter Sunday Worship for everyone (that definately means you!) in the sanctuary.

For those joining any Sunday morning, parking is free until 1:00 in the 5th Ave Premier Parking Lot directly across 5th Ave from the church.

We're looking forward to worshipping with you!

Funeral arrangements for Gail Kerr

    Arrangements for Gail are as follows:

                        Thursday, 5:00 – 7:00, visitation at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, 429 Donelson Pike, 37214.

                        Friday, 10:00 – 11:00, visitation in the Fellowship Hall, The Downtown Presbyterian Church.


Ash Wednesday service is tonight, March 5, at 7:00.  Service includes communion and imposition of ashes.  The service will be held in the chapel so please enter through the fellowship hall doors on 5th ave.  There is free parking for the service at the Premier parking lot directly across the street.

A lenten supper of red beans and rice will be served at 6:00 in the fellowship hall.

Please come join us!


Celebrate Christmas Day by joining us for worship, communion, and some favorite hymns at 11:00 in the chapel.  Parking is free in the Premier Parking lot across the street.  Please enter through the wooden (Fellowship Hall) doors on the 5th Ave side of the building. 


With Candles and Communion, celebrate the birth of Jesus at 6:00 in the sanctuary.  Parking for the service is free in the Premier Parking lot directly across the street.

Centennial Pipe Organ Celebration - September 29-30, 2013

We're really excited about the upcoming Centennial Anniversary Celebration! Will you be joining us?  Click on the poster for more details!

"Communion Presents" as a part of the Americana Music Festival at DPC

Downtown Presbyterian Church will house part of the Americana Music Festival on Thursday, September 19. 

Entrance to the part of the Americana Music Festival held at the church will cost  $15 at the door unless you have the $50 wristband that includes all of the shows all weekend (9/18-22).

Parking Instructions!!!!!

Beloved – Premier Parking has installed automatic payment machines and let go of all their parking attendants.  That means there are no longer tickets we can validate and they will be policing often to make sure no one is taking advantage of them.

 Our Property and Administration Committee elders, Denny Harris and Alan Edwards, have worked out the following agreement.

You are invited! ONE MAN PLAY on Sunday, August 4th at 1.30 p.m. - DPC Chapel

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Supper & Song Potluck, June 23, 6:30 PM

Come out for an old-fashioned "Supper and Song" Potluck Dinner on Sunday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We'll celebrate the completion of all the exterior work done on the church this year - cleaning, painting, stained glass, and new LED lights. Find your grandmother's favorite recipe for a casserole, side dish or dessert to share, along with a story or memory of the dish. Tea and lemonade will be provide.