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


The Lenten Season at First Presbyterian Church


Sunday Morning Worship 11 am
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Third Sunday of Lent

Order of Service Bulletin,
March 19, 2017

Our 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.

Please watch the Church Events Calendar to learn of more opportunities for fellowship.

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

About First Presbyterian Church

Current Church Events Calendar

Sunday School DETAILS

Choir rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7 PM

The Season of Lent: March 1 - 15
           Holy Week: April 9 - April 15


March 25    
Ice skating trip
Sign up in the vestibule to let us know who is coming. Plan to wear warm clothes, gloves, and, especially for children who haven’t mastered ice skating, helmets.


April 9 – Palm Sunday
Deadline for ordering memorial lilies

April 13- Maundy Thursday
Worship: 7:30 pm

April 14 – Good Friday
Good Friday Tenebrae service 7:30 pm

April 15 –Children's Easter Egg Hunt
Rain or shine!

April 16 – Easter Sunday

7:00 am: Easter Sunrise Service
7:30 am: Easter Breakfast
No Sunday School
11:00 am Easter Morning Worhsip

April 20 – Boy Scouts Dinner
7:00 am: Easter Sunrise Service

April 21 – OHS Band Dinner/Concert

Quick Look: Sharing


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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. Our Souper Bowl of Caring offering remains the highest in the state, outpacing much larger churches by $1,000 or more.

• Photos 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 2016 - July 2017

2015 - 2016
√ September 11 – Rally Day
√ October 2 – World Communion Sunday
√ October 30 – Pumpkin Carving Party
√ November 6 – All Saints’ Sunday
√ November 20 – Hanging of the Greens
√ December 4 – Christmas Fellowship Dinner
√ December 11 – Christmas Music Program
√December 24 – Christmas Eve Worship
√ March 1 – Ash Wednesday
April 9 – Palm Sunday
April 13- Maundy Thursday
April 14 – Good Friday
April 15 – Easter Egg Hunt
April 16 – Easter Sunday
June 4 – Pentecost
July 2 – 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

    Music Director:
    David Mayfield

    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

    Upcoming: Community groups are using the church facilities on April 20 and 21.

    Fellowship Hall Reservations

    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


    Adam Hamilton's series: Creed

    New World, New Day

    March 19:
    Let's Talk About Thirsting
    John 4: 5-42

    March 26:
    Let's Talk About Turning Things Around
    John 9: 1-41

    April 2:
    Let's Talk About the Power of Jesus
    John 11: 1-45

    April 9:
    Let's Talk About What Happened to Jesus
    Matthew 26:14—27:66


    Young Men

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


    PhotoJournal: Souper Bowl of Caring, 2017

    Photos by Tracey Stansberry

    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.

    PhotoJournal: Advent-Christmas, 2016

    PhotoJournal: Pumpkin Carving, 2015

    PhotoJournal: Creative Arts–VBS 2014

    PhotoJournal: Ongoing Property Maintainance

    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

    Gatlinburg Fire Update Video (December 13)

    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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