185 Woodland Place P.O. Box 39
Huntsville TN 37756
Phone (423) 663-3456 E-mail
We seek to reflect the gospel of Jesus Christ through service and love.
Sunday at First Presbyterian Church
October 17, 2021
Sunday School for all ages: 9:45 am
Worship: 11 am
In-person, Live-streamed, or Recorded*
Please see the updated health advisory
Calendar and Notes
October 17, 2021
We encourage masks to be worn during church. We also suggest that if you are not feeling well or are uncomfortable, please stay at home and enjoy our online service.
October 17: Town Hall meeting, after worship; lunch follows.
October. 24- Pumpkin Carving with hotdog roast and smores
Saturday, November. 6 1:00-4:00 PM
Painting Class (Lee Ann Knudson)
Adult Sunday School
The adult class is using a novel, The Chase, written by Hoyt Byrum and Mario Busacca in their current Sunday School study.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Hoyt Byrum is a retired Presbyterian pastor and the founder of the 3-G Coaching ministry. He has a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University, master's degrees from the University of Michigan and Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a master life coach and derives his greatest pleasure from mentoring others in living the 3-G lifestyle. He is an avid golfer, but many of his friends suggest that he take up bowling. (He is also a friend of Dennis.)
Mario Busacca is the owner of KeyStone Strategies, a leadership consulting firm that specializes in helping people reach their full potential through an understanding of leadership skills. His over thirty-five years with NASA, which provided him with insight into teams and relationships. As a former religious skeptic, he brings the perspective of the unbeliever to this work. Mario is a quiet, well-mannered person-when he's asleep. The remainder of the time, he is busy teaching Improv, writing and learning the fine art of cooking.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Chase is a story about a man who has been poisoned against religion but who, unknowingly, is desperate to find a meaningful relationship with God. His quest to find purpose and meaning is influenced by his wife, his best friends, and a pastor he meets along the way. The Chase leads the reader through some pivotal decisions and provides a simple structure, called the 3-G lifestyle, for living the Christian life. It is fun to read but also profoundly challenging for the person who wants to be "right with God.”
Book and Study Guide Availability
Copies of the book and the study guide can be found in the fellowship hall. They are $15 each (total of $30 for both). If you plan on participating in the study or following along at home, please pick up a set of books.
You can leave a check written to the church (notation should read CE special offering: Hoyt, The Chase books) with either Dennis, Michelle, or Angela.
First Presbyterian Church's In Person and Online Donation Information
Your gifts to sustain the work of this church are very much appreciated!
If you are attending in person, there will be a basket for offerings on a table in the foyer.
If you are attending virtually, we've established three ways to give:
(1) By Mail
If you prefer, you may mail donations to the church P.O. box. The address is First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 39, Huntsville TN 37756. The information below will assist those who find online giving more convenient.
(2) By Automatic Deductions through First National Bank of Oneida
If you bank with the First National Bank of Oneida, you may arrange for automatic deductions through their "Bill Pay" program.
(3) Our Online Giving Program, with multiple options, using Vanco
Vanco, via the
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Since we cannot all meet in person, we have been working hard to provide you with new ways to interact with the church. Therefore, for your convenience , First Presbyterian Church - Huntsville, TN has now established an online giving program in partnership with the Presbyterian Foundation.
Using the information provided in the next two columns, or HERE on your mobile device, you can donate to us without being present at a worship service. Your gift will be immediately available to the church for use in its General Fund which will support all of our ongoing ministries. You will receive an automatic acknowledgement email from the Foundation as well as a year-end gift summary for tax reporting.
Thank you for your gifts!
Two "How-To Brochures
Vanco (Give+ Church) is the agency that handles donations for churches working through the Presbyterian Foundation.
1. FAQs Everything you might wonder about online giving to your church.
2. How It Works: The "how to do it" tutorial!
If you'd like to use an app on your Smart Phone, that information is in the next column's video HERE.
Resources and Information
Weekday Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8 am - 3 pm
You may phone the church office [(423) 663-3456] and leave a message if no one is in the office to take your call, or contact by e-mail.
Your gifts to this church are most appreciated. Full details as to how this program operates, including a link to the secure site where you may contribute to the work of our church is HERE.
If you prefer, gifts are welcomed via mail to our post office box:
First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville
Box 39, Huntsville TN 37756 .
Previous Church Events Videos & Photos
There are three "Look Back" pages:
• Presbytery of East Tennessee NEWS
The Rev. Dr. Dennis Falasco, Interim Pastor
Michelle Massengale, Administrative Assistant /Custodian
Cole Hunt, Choir Director
Beth Furrer, Pianist
Officers of the Session
Liz Fancher, Clerk
Don Stansberry III, Treasurer
Lori Phillips-Jones, Recording Treasurer
Angela Morrow, Superintendent
Members of the Session (Elders)
Class of 2021:
VeRonda Hembree, Congregational Care
Melissa Francher, Missions
Don Stansberry Jr., Stewardship and Finance
Class of 2022:
Michelle Ayers, Church/Family Activities
Angela Morrow, Christian Education
Class of 2023
Mark Blakely, Property
Mike Douglas, Property
Phillip Jones, Worshiip
Trustees of the Mossop Memorial Cemetery
Mike Douglas, Class of 2023
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
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