Photos by Tracey Stansberry

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

Sundays at First Presbyterian Church

Sunday School

Adult Class
Children-Youth Classes
9:45 am

Sunday Worship

Sunday, February 18, 2018
First Sunday in Lent
11:00 am

February 18, 2018
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

Choir rehearsal: Wednesday evenings, 7 pm


February 18: Pastor Martha Anne Fairchild's last Sunday
                            Worship with Communion

February 21: Pastor's final day in the office

February 25: Guest preacher–The Rev. Judd Shaw


March 1: Pastor's official retirement date

March 4: Guest Preacher: the Rev. Steve Sexton

March 11
: Guest Worship Leaders: the Rev. Anne McKee and
the Rev. Ann Elyse Van Winkle
                            Fellowship Luncheon following worship

March 18: Guest Preacher: the Rev. George Doebler

March 25: Holy Week Music Program

arch 31: Annual Easter Egg Hunt


April 1: Easter Sunday

Quick Look
Three Candid Photos:
Pastor Martha Anne Fairchild

Last Sunday: February 18
Final day in the office: February 21
Retired as of March 1, 2018

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

• Presbytery of East Tennessee/Presbyterian Disaster Assistance NEWS

• Please consider making a pledge of financial support to the church for 2018. A form for your convenience is available at the church.

• Our awesome congregation donated $2,769.94 and 67 assorted food and hygiene items to our Souper Bowl of Caring offering! We’re number 1 in Souper Bowl donations within the state of Tennessee! Every donation stays in Scott County to feed our hungry neighbors.

• Michelle Morrow is serving as part-time administrative assistant in the church office..

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

Special Events Calendar
September 2017 - July 2018

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

√  January 6 • Undecorating party
√ February 4 • Souper Bowl of Caring offering
√ February 14 • Lent begins (no service)
March 25 - 31 • Holy Week
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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Retirement Message

The Rev. Martha Anne Fairchild, Pastor

October 30, 2017

My dear friends,

On March 1, 1995, I became pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Tennessee. The years since then have been the best ones of my life, and I am profoundly grateful for the privilege of serving you for so long. Now the time has come for me to retire. I will do so effective March 1, 2018, marking 23 years as your pastor. My decision to retire now is based largely on my good health. I want to enjoy my retirement years while I am healthy and active, and now seems to be the right time for me to do that.

Our church has undergone many changes during my time as your pastor. As I leave you, this church will begin a new stage in its life, and will undergo even more changes. I am hopeful about this congregation’s future. I believe a fresh start will bring new blessings in its life and ministry to the community.

Over the next four months your Session and I will discuss the many details of this transition. The Presbytery of East Tennessee will provide advice and guidance as well. Your Session and I will communicate with you frequently to keep you up to date on these plans.

There is one aspect of my retirement you need to be aware of. My final worship service will be February 18 and I will be in the office thorugh February 21 and available only for critical emergencies through February 28. After my last date of service to the church (February 28, 2018), I will no longer be available to perform any pastoral services for the church and its members. That means I cannot visit; conduct baptisms, weddings, or funerals; or be involved in any way in the life of the church after that date. This is a matter not only of strict Presbytery and denomination policy but of good professional ethics. You must be free to determine your own direction after my departure, and your next pastor deserves the same privilege I had of becoming part of your lives by serving you in your times of joy and sorrow.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for the privilege of having been your pastor. As we journey through these months of transition together, I will hold you in my prayers, as I hope you will hold me in yours. God bless you all!

From my heart,
The Rev. Martha Anne Fairchild Pastor

Church Leadership & Staff

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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)
Class of 2020
Henry Durant
(Christian Education)
Dorothy Phillips
John Seale

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

Church School Superintendent

VeRhonda Hembree

Mossop Memorial Cemetery Trustees
Class of 2019: Mike Douglas
Class of 2020: Jim Morrow
Class of 2021: John Seale


Administrative Assistant:
Michelle Morrow

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

Posted when available

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.

Publications & Forms

Prayer Request Form
Prayer Request Form
Recent Worship Services

February 18, 2018

February 11, 2018

February 4, 2018


Lyrics, "Aim to Glorify"
(Youth Arts Camp, 2014)

Sunday School Information



February 18
Spirituality in Every Key

February 25
The End of Wisdom




February 18   
Genesis 9:8-18             
Signs of God’s Promise

February 25                  
Genesis 17:1-7 15-16
Keeping Faith

March 4                  
John 2:13-22
A Passionate Way



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.

Huntsville 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

Click for Huntsville, Tennessee Forecast




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.

NOTE: On Google maps, Woodland Place is incorrectly named Straight Fork Road.

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

Telephone: 423.663.3456

E-mail Address
(Church and Pastor)

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