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

Sundays at First Presbyterian Church

Sunday School

Adult Class
Children-Youth Combo
Teens
9:45 am

Sunday Worship

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

ORDER OF SERVICE

The Rev. James L. (Jim) Gray, the church's Interim Pastor, is an honorably retired member of the Presbytery of East Tennessee, a graduate of East Tennessee State University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Before his retirement, Jim served churches in East Tennessee and North Carolina. He and his wife, Cathy, live in Knoxville; Cathy is the Clinical Education Coordinator for the School of Pharmacy, South College in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Our Sunday Worship Service is broadcast each Sunday @ 2 PM, Local Cable Channel 5.

Fellowship

Our church family is eager to meet and welcome newcomers and visitors. Throughout the year there are many planned fellowship opportunities as well as opportunities to visit before and after church services, Sunday School, and activities.   Our Fellowship Hall is also available for use by the community; details.

Prayer Request Form PDF, printable

Prayer Request Form Word, e-mail

Current Events Calendar

WEEKLY
Choir rehearsals: Wednesdays; 7 pm

NOVEMBER

November 8: Session Meets; 7 pm

November 24: Christmas Story, the Musical
Deadline for ticket purchase is November 4

November 25: Hanging of the Greens; 12 noon

DECEMBER

December 2: Christmas Fellowship Dinner

December 9: Christmas Music Program; 11 am Worship
                         Reception; 12 noon
                         Unicorn Fund shopping trip; 1:30 pm

December 16: Christmas PageantPreparation; 12 noon
                          (Roles/Costumes)

December 24: Christmas Eve Service; 6:30 pm


Outside groups will not be able to use the church from Decembe 22-January 22

Quick Look: Steeple Cleaning

As seen from the crane

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.

• 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
The 2018 Advent Season

December 2:
     First Sunday of Advent
     Christmas Fellowship Dinner

December 9:
     Christmas Music Program; 11 am
     Reception; 12 noon
     Unicorn Fund shopping; 1:30 pm

December 16:
      Christmas Pageant
      Preparation; 12 noon
      Roles/Costumes)

December 24:
      Christmas Eve Service; 6:30 pm


Church Leadership, Staff, and Facilities

The Session

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
(Worship)
John Seale
(Stewardship/Finance)

Officers & Trustees

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

Staff

STAFF

Interim Pastor:
Rev. James L. (Jim) Gray

Administrative Assistant:
Michelle Massengale

Choir Director:
Cole Hunt

Pianist:
Beth Furrer

Custodian:
Michelle Massengale

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

November 8, evening: Fellowship Hall in use; Session Meeting

Fellowshp 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

Adult

Romans

A Survey of the Old Testament

PART III:
The Historical Books

November 11
Judges

November 18
Ruth

November 25
I-II Samuel

“The purpose of studying the Old Testament is to understand God and his redemptive work more fully. However, this goal is complicated by the fact that it was transmitted through a very different language and culture from our own. A Survey of the Old Testament provides an indispensable guide for undergraduate students and other readers by exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books. For each Old Testament book, the Survey addresses background information, purpose, message, structure, and major themes. Chapters introducing each major section of the Old Testament are included, as are chapters dealing with issues of interpretation, geography, archaeology, history, formation of the Old Testament canon, and the Old Testament’s relationship to the New Testament.”

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Youth Combo


November 11
Remembrance Sunday
Mark 12:38–44

November 18
Restorative Justice Sunday
Mark 13:1–8

November 18
Reign of Christ
John 18:33–37

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

Schools Information

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

Weather Information

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Scott County Chamber of Commerce
Website


Tennessee Government: Local Information

Scott County Information  

 

Regional News

When available

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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


E-mail Address
(Church and Pastor)

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