We seek to reflect the gospel of Jesus Christ through service and love.
Sunday, June 26, 2022
9:45 am Sunday School for All (details)
11 am Worship
In-person OR virtually (Livestreamed below)
The livestream will begin at about 10:50 am.
Download the Order of Service, including hymn texts
In addition to this website livestream, -worship services are livestreamed and archived via these commercial sites:
Facebook Live and Church YouTube Channel
Previous worship services are archived on this church website, HERE.
News, Updates and Calendar
Videos from previous church activities are archived here;
Youth Club has its own webpage.
Every Saturday- 5:30-7:00 PM Youth Night
July 3- Homecoming
July 18-21- 6:00-8:30 VBS
Saturday, July 23- Splash Country Youth Trip
Please know that session is working diligently to provide you with a safe space to worship and enjoy the service.
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 worship with us online. Contact Ruling Elder Philip Jones through the church office with any concers you may have.
Fervently pray for the countries and peoples affected by the COVID-19 virus and the men and women housed at the Scott County Correctional Facility and for all those who love them and await their release. A list of requests for church family members and friends is provided in the weekly bulletin e-mailed to homes.
Saturday Afternoon (5:30 - 7 pm) at the church
Download the Activities Calendar for upcoming events!
The church's leadership team (Clerk of Session, Session, Trustees, program directors) is listed HERE.
You may need to scroll to read some of these biographical sketches in their entirety. .
The Rev. Dr. Dennis Falasco
"All a church does in programs and missions springs from Sunday Worship."
The Reverend Dr. Dennis Falasco has worked in pastoral ministry for over 45 years. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, he has had pastorates in New Jersey, Tennessee, California, Arkansas, and Idaho. He has been married to Becky for 46 years. She has been an integral part of his ministry with her education in Music. As Head of Staff, Dennis’ concept of ministry is to lead churches by developing teams for evaluating a broad range of membership opportunities and lay leadership skills. His primary focus is on Worship. He claims all a church does in programs and missions springs from Sunday Worship. His duties as interim include, but are not limited to, worship planning, facilitating all session and committee meetings as well as communication for the church to the community, and helping with the transition for the next installed pastor.
I hope that when people see or think of me, they are reminded of God’s love for them.
Hello, my name is Michelle Massengale, and I am the administrative assistant and custodian. I enjoy serving the church and congregation in these capacities. It is a little different than my “day job.” I have been a public-school teacher for 23 years and counting. I completed my doctorate in 2014. I am married to J.C. Massengale. Our family consists of two sons (Zack and Zander), a daughter (Mariah), my niece, who is like my daughter (McKenzie), and our family pets. My family and I enjoy all types of sports, from basketball to NASCAR. My husband and I love being outdoors. I like playing card games and board games. Reading is a favorite pastime as well. The songs “I Am Blessed” and “Walking on Sunshine” are two of my favorites. At some point, I would like to be a movie critic because I love to watch movies. My all-time favorite is “Gaslight” with Ingrid Bergman and Angela Lansbury. Most of all, I am thankful for the blessings God has given me. I hope that when people see or think of me, they are reminded of God’s love for them.
“Music is my worship that allows me to praise without words.”
Beth has been involved in church music ministry for almost four decades. After her long-time church pianist retired at her home church of Calvary Baptist in Bucyrus, Ohio, Beth took over the ministry at the age of 12. She also enjoyed accompanying the children’s and youth choirs, as well. This calling began a journey in the music ministry that has spanned several years and several denominations. Beth was a pianist and choir accompanist at First United Methodist Church of Oneida for almost 20 years and led the children’s and youth choirs for several years while directing the GANG (God’s Awesome New Generation) program. She also cherished the time of singing with and accompanying her mother at her church, Helenwood Baptist. Having the privilege of attending Wayside Christian School through seventh grade, Beth loved sacred music and being involved in choir and drama programs within the school and church. After moving to Tennessee in 1986, Beth quickly got involved in music by playing in church and accompanying her high school choir at Scott High, where she graduated in 1991. Beth began teaching piano with private lessons that same year. In 1992, Oneida Special School District hired Beth as a teaching assistant for the expanding elementary music program. While in the OSSD, she worked as a teaching assistant for Kindergarten and Kinderstart, led middle and high school choir for several years, and played accompaniment for the other directors of the program. She also taught general music in middle school and then took over the entire elementary program as a paraprofessional for the last several years before the program ended in 2010. Beth began playing for Mass on Saturdays at St. Jude Catholic Church in Helenwood, Tennessee, in 2017 and still does. Although not a Catholic, Beth loves her St. Jude family and believes no church should ever be without music during worship. Music speaks to the heart of all, no matter what denomination. Beth has been blessed to be a part of the First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville since 2018 and considers it worship with family. The music ministry of any church should create an atmosphere of worship and praise. Beth’s prayer is that her music offerings and leadership reflect that spirit of worship and praise needed to unite our congregation in full worship to our Lord and Savior.
Beth lives in Oneida, TN, with her husband of 30 years, Rick. She has two adult children, Hannah Nelson (and husband, Ryan of Maynardville, TN, with her grandchildren, Felicity and Lincoln) and Nathaniel Furrer of Oneida. Beth continues to provide piano instruction from her home in Oneida and plans to provide music for worship as long as she can keep the promise made to her mother as a child, who wanted her to always “play for Jesus.”
Cole Hunt has served as choir director for the First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Tennessee, since the fall of 2017.
Mr. Hunt holds a Bachelor of Music from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. While at Tech, he studied saxophone with Phil Barham, conducting with Joseph Hermann, and music education with Dr. Judith Sullivan.
Mr. Hunt has been the band director at Burchfield Elementary School in Oneida, Tennessee, since 2009. He received building level and district level Teacher of the Year for Scott County Schools in 2016, and he was awarded tenure in 2018. He was named the VFW Teacher of the Year for Scott County in 2017. The Burchfield Band Program consists of a 5th-grade beginning band, a 6th-grade intermediate band, a 7th-8th-grade advanced band, a jazz band, a pep band, and an audition group for regional honor bands. While at Burchfield, Mr. Hunt’s students have earned multiple solo and ensemble medals, chairs at the ETSBOA and TSSBDA Jr. band clinics, and “Superior” concert festival ratings.
As a performer, Mr. Hunt is a member of Wildwood Flutes, the Oak Ridge Community Band, and the Greater Knoxville Recorder Society. He has guest-conducted with the Scott High School, Oneida High School, and Cumberland Gap High School band programs. He has served as a band clinician for the TSSBDA Junior Band Clinic and the Concert Festival Pre-Assessment Clinic for McCreary and Williamsburg (KY).
Mr. Hunt is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Tennessee Music Education Association, East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, and Tennessee Secondary School Band Directors Association. He is currently the President of TSSBDA. Mr. Hunt is married to Brandan Hunt, and they have a daughter, Haley.
"I'm excited to lend my efforts in building a youth program at First Presbyterian Huntsville!
Jason started his Christian journey right here in Knoxville, TN in ’81 at Second Presbyterian where his dad took the position as youth minister and associate pastor. In ’87 his family moved to San Diego, CA where Jason participated in the youth program going on various mission trips to Mexico to help with their vacation bible school and community outreach. After graduating high school from El Dorado High School in El Dorado, AR in ’98, Jason eventually made his way to Idaho Falls, ID and helped with First Presbyterians youth program while coaching gymnastics at Idaho Falls Gymnastics Training Center.
In ’09 Jason decided to attend The Art Institute to pursue his passion of film and photography. Since then, he has had a wonderful career working on various film sets and photographing marketing material for several companies. Once again, Jason calls Tennessee home and is excited to lend his efforts in building a youth program at First Presbyterian Huntsville!
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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 worshipping virtually with us, 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
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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, Worship Videos & Photos
There three "Look Back" pages:
Photos and Videos, 2022
Worship Videos 2021
Archive of livestreamed/recorded services (2022)
• Presbytery of East Tennessee NEWS
Meet the members of our staff HERE.
The Rev. Dr. Dennis Falasco, Interim Pastor
Michelle Massengale, Administrative Assistant /Custodian
Cole Hunt, Choir Director
Beth Furrer, Pianist
Jason Falasco, Youth Director
Officers of the Session
Liz Fancher, Clerk of Session
Don Stansberry III, Treasurer
Lori Phillips-Jones, Recording Treasurer
Angela Morrow, Superintendent
Members of the Session (Elders)
Class of 2022:
Michelle Ayers, Church/Family Activities
Angela Morrow, Christian Education
VeRhonda Hembree, Missions
Class of 2023
Mark Blakely, Property
Phillip Jones, Worship
Class of 2024:
Lee Ann Knudson, Congregational Care
Tracey Stansberry, Personnel
Alice Golade, Finance
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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