We seek to reflect the gospel of Jesus Christ through service and love.


Sundays at First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Worship

Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, November 26, 2017
11:00 am

November 26, 2017
Order of Service

Our Sunday Worship Service is broadcast each Sunday: 2 PM, Local Cable Channel 5


Our church family is eager to meet and welcome newcomers and visitors. Throughout the year there are many planned fellowship opportunities as well as opportunity to visit before and after church services, Sunday School, and activities.

Our Fellowship Hall is also available for use by the community; details.

Current Church Events Calendar

Sunday School DETAILS

About First Presbyterian Church

Choir rehearsal Wednesday evenings: 7 pm

December 9: Additional choir rehearsal 9:30 am


November 26: Hanging of the Greens (after worship)
Last day to order memorial poinsettias

November 29: Choir rehearsal 7 pm



December 3: Advent Begins

December 3: Annual Congregational Meeting (12 noon)

December 3: Christmas Fellowship Dinner (6 pm

December 5: Choir rehearsal 7 pm

December 9: Choir rehearsal 9:30 am

December 10: Christmas Music Program 11 am

December 10: Reception (12 noon);       
          Unicorn Fund Shopping (1:30 pm)

December 22: Pack treat bags 9:30 am

December 24: Usual Sunday School (9:45 am) and Worship (11 am)

December 24:  Christmas Eve Service 6:30 pm

December 31 Usual Sunday School (9:45 am) and Worship (11 am)

Quick Look:
Pumpkin Carving 2017
Community Thanksgiving

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Members of the church and community as well as local high school students gathered in our Fellowship Hall today to prepare, pack, and deliver almost a hundred Thanksgiving meals to those in need in our county.

Bulletin Board

• The morning worship is broadcast on local cable channel 5 each Sunday at 2 PM.

•  An automatic external defibrillator has been installed in the choir room.

• The church is able to offer a wheelchair to any church attendee who needs this assistance. Please ask an usher when you arrive.

• The Presbytery of East Tennessee/Presbyterian Disaster Assistance NEWS

• Please consider making a pledge of financial support to the church for 2017. A form for your convenience is available at the church.

• Your gifts to the Souper Bowl of Caring, 2017 added $3,019 to the Scott County Food Pantry to help feed the hungry in our midst.

• Photos and videos that church members and friends have taken that could be used here on the church website are always welcome. Please speak to the pastor about transferring them to the church's webservant.

Special Events Calendar
September 2017 - July 2018

2015 - 2016
√ September 10 Rally Day
√ October 1 World Communion Sunday
√ November 5 All Saints’ Day
November 26 Hanging of the Greens
December 10 Annual Christmas music program
December 24 Christmas Eve pageant/ worship

January 6 Undecorating party
February 4 Souper Bowl of Caring offering
February 14 Ash Wednesday supper/worship
March 29   Maundy Thursday
March 30 Good Friday Tenebrae service
March 31 Children’s Easter egg hunt
April 1 Easter Sunday
May 20 Pentecost
July 1 Homecoming

Church Leadership, Facilities, Publications & Forms

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The Rev. Martha Anne Fairchild, Pastor

I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom be all glory to God the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit!   

In 1995, when I took up the call of this church to serve as your pastor, I arrived eager to begin my relationship with such an interesting and diverse congregation. The years since have been ros021217ichly rewarding.  Together we continue to bear loving witness to the good news of God's love for all the world, expressed by giving his Son for our salvation. Our Presbyterian heritage lists six great ends of the church:
  • ˆ The proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind;
    ˆ The shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God
    ˆ The maintenance of divine worship;
    ˆ The preservation of the truth;
    ˆ The promotion of social righteousness;
    ˆ The exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.
    1. Book of Order, F-1.0304)

    As we seek to carry out these great tasks we honor our calling as Christians and act as instruments of God 's grace to our neighbors.  Through our support of such local missions as the Scott County Emergency Food Pantry and such wider missions as One Great Hour of Sharing, we reach out to a hurting world.  In our own fellowship we gather to share our love for each other on such occasions as the solemn service of Ash Wednesday, the joyful reunions of Homecoming, and the many other opportunities for fellowship we enjoy each year.

    But most of all, in the weekly rhythm of work and worship, when we come together on Sunday morning, we renew our commitment and refresh our spirits in praise, confession, thanksgiving, proclamation, and supplication.   

    It is a great privilege to be your pastor.  As the Apostle Paul wrote to his friends in Philippi, "I thank my God for you every time I think of you; and every time I pray for you all, I pray with joy because of the way in which you have helped me in the work of the gospel from the very first day until now." (Phil. 1:3-5)>.

    Thank you for allowing me to serve you in this church. May God's richest blessings continue to attend our work and worship here.
    Church Leadership & Staff


    Class of 2017
    Mark Blakeley
    (Christian Education
    Kaye Durant (Worship)
    Alice Goldade
    (Stewardship & Finance)

    Class of 2018
    Karen Aldredge (Fellowship)
    Don Stansberry III (Personnel)
    Kathy Walker (Missions)
    Class of 2019
    Michelle Ayers
    (Church/Family Activities)
    Dan Byrge
    (Congregational Care)
    Phillip Jones (Property)

    Clerk: Mike Douglas
    Treasurer: Kim Hammock
    Recording Treasurer:
    Mike Douglas

    Church School Superintendent

    VeRhonda Hembree

    Mossop Memorial Cemetery Trustees
    Class of 2017: J.R. Hembree
    Class of 2019: Mike Douglas
    Class of 2021: John Seale

    Choir Director:
    Cole Hunt
    Beth Furrer

    Michelle Morrow

    Fellowship Hall

    As a general guide, the church is using the Fellowship Hall at these times:
    Sunday: generally until 2 pm weekly
    Tuesday: second Tuesday evening, most months
    Wednesday: Evenings, weekly except for summer months

    Nov. 21-22: Thanksgiving meals packed for delivery
    Nov. 25 Birthday Party (private)
    Dec. 9: Sugar Grove Church meal

    Fellowship Hall Reservations

    No outside group reservations Dec. 22 - Jan. 2

    To schedule an event in our Fellowship Hall for your group, please call the church office at (423) 663-3456. The Session must approve all reservations. Charges for use of the room are set by the Session. The listing above can help you determine dates that may be available.

    Sunday School Information



    Counterfeit Christianity
    The Persistence of Errors in the Church

    November 12: 
    Understanding Heresy and Orthodoxy

    November 26: 
    Doubting the Deity of Jesus and Contesting the Trinity

    December 3: 
    Setting Grace Aside and Making God a Monster

    December 10: 
    Reducing God to Manageable Size and Using God for Personal Gain




    UNIT 2 Choosing God

    November 26       
    Matthew 25:31-46               
    Feeding with Justice

    Unit 3: Starting Over
    (December 3 - January 7)
    December 3
    Isaiah 64:1-9                

    December 10
    Isaiah 40:1-11                
    Comfort and Joy





    Young Men

    The Young Men's Bible Study group works from the Serendipity version of the Bible.


    Our Community

    Community information is believed accurate but can change without notice, as these venues have no formal relationship to the church.

    Library Hours

    Library E-mailTelephone: 423.663.9320

    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: 12 pm to 5 pm
    Tuesday: 10 am to 2 pm
    Wednesday: 12 pm to 5 pm
    Thursday: 9 am to 1 pm
    Friday: 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9 am to 1 pm

    Health Information

    Huntsville Health Care
    (from city website)

    Weather Information

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    Schools Information

    Huntsville Elementary (423.663.2520) Website
    Huntsville Middle School (423.663.2192) Website
    Scott High School (423.663.2801) Website

    City of Huntsville

    Scott County Chamber of Commerce

    Tennessee Government: Local Information

    Scott County Information

    Traffic Information

    Regional Traffic

    Knoxville Traffic Webcams

    Regional News

    When available


    Contact First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville TN

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    First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville is about 55 miles from Knoxville and 10 miles from Oneida.

    185 Woodland Place
    P.O. Box 39
    Huntsville TN 37756

    Telephone: 423.663.3456

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