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

Sundays at First Presbyterian Church

Sunday Worship

Sunday, January 14, 2017
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:00 am

January 14, 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

Choir rehearsal: Wednesday evenings, 7 pm


January 20: Church Aquarium Trip
Ripleys Aquarium in Gatlinburg
Contact the church office for details; sign up deadline is 1/1


February 4: Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday
                        Congregational Meeting

February 11: Celebration of Pastoral Ministry
Reception/Luncheon  to honor Pastor Martha Anne Fairchild's  23 years of ministry with First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville TN

February 14: Lent begins

February 18: First Sunday in Lent/Holy Communion

Souper Bowl of Caring

February 4, 2018

  • Photos from the Advent-Christmas Season are HERE.

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.

• 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.  The 2018 date will be February 4.

• Michelle Morrow will serve as part-time administrative assistant in the church office, beginning in mid-January.

• 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

√ 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 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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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. Our years together have been richly 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

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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 2017: J.R. Hembree
    Class of 2019: Mike Douglas
    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

    January 14, 2017

    January 7, 2017
    Baptism of the Lord

    December 31, 2017
    Epiphany Sunday

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

    Sunday School Information



    Adam Hamilton's
    Faithful Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

    You may read Chapter 1 of the book HERE. The class will use the book's video version.




    January 14           
    1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)         
    Called By Name

    January 21           
    Jonah 3:1-5, 10             
    The Time Is Now

    January 28           
    Mark 1:21-28                
    Discerning the Spirit

    February 4           
    Mark 1:29-39                
    In Daily Life

    February 11                  
    Mark 9:2-9                   
    Divine Illumination (Transfiguration)



    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

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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

    E-mail Address
    (Church and Pastor)

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