Annual Programs

Advent Craft and Bake Sale

This activity raises money for the Rector's discretionary fund.

Children's Christmas Pageant

This annual event is in lieu of the sermon on the Sunday before Christmas. 

Consecration Sunday

On this Sunday in the fall we commit to give back a portion of the blessings that God has given us.

Layman’s Conference

This annual conference is held for Episcopal men in the Diocese of Tennessee at Dubose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee. The conference features speakers on topics related to Christian life. During the weekend participants can golf, hike, canoe or spend time in reflection.  Visit their website.

Men’s Retreat

This is an annual opportunity for men to gather at Dubose Conference Center, for a weekend to explore questions and themes in the spiritual lives of men. All adult men in the parish are invited to attend.  

Pentecost in the Park

Join St. Paul's and all of the Rutherford County Episcopal Churches in celebrating Pentecost in outdoors. 

Progressive Dinner

This annual event is a fabulous way to break bread with new and old friends as we move from home to home.   

Women's Retreat

The Annual St. Paul’s Women’s Retreat is a fabulous chance to get together with our sisters to have a weekend of fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth.

White Elephant Sale

Every summer a sale is held to benefit women's ministries at St. Paul's. 

For more info or to volunteer contact: Claire Bradford at 615-405-2238 or

Epiphany Party

St. Paul's rings in Epiphany, the Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ, with a party at the home of a parishioner on the Friday evening on or shortly after January 6. Information about the location and time are provided before the event in the church newsletter (The Epistle), the Sunday bulletins and weekly church email.


Pilgrimage is an annual exploration of Christian faith and the Episcopal/Anglican way of living and worshiping as Christians. The course prepares adults for baptism and confirmation but is available to anyone who wants to discover more about who we are as a people of God and how we worship.

Lessons and Carols

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was first held on Christmas Eve 1918 at Kings College in Cambridge, England. It was planned by Eric Milner-White, was Dean of King's College, after experience as an army chaplain, which had convinced him that the Church of England needed more imaginative worship.

It is based on nine readings from the Bible which tell the story of the fall of man, the promise of the a Messiah, and the birth of Jesus. Each reading is followed by a carol or anthem related to the preceding reading.

At St. Paul's, we follow the Kings College tradition of starting the service with a procession of the choir and clergy to the hymn, "Once in Royal David's City," and having a child read the first lesson.

Our adult choir is accompanied during Lessons and Carols by organ and brass. The service includes congregational singing and anthems by the choir. Our children's choir, part of the Royal School of Church Music, also presents musical selections during the service.

Afterward, we celebrate with a reception open to all who attend the service. Child care is provided during the service.