Eusebia Presbyterian Church celebrates 225 years
Eusebia Presbyterian Church
, 1701 Burnett Station Rd., Seymour, will celebrate 225 years of service to God and their community the weekend of May 14-15.
This special Homecoming Celebration will include:Sat. May 14
- A gospel concert by the Foothills Quartet
at 7:00pmSun. May 15
- The Heritage Room will be open at 9:30, a special worship service will be held at 10:45am
, followed by a luncheon at 1:30pm
So they will know how many to plan on serving, please make reservations for lunch by calling 865-982-6332
First, Rockwood celebrates pastor's 50 years of ministryFirst Presbyterian Church of Rockwood
wishes to congratulate our pastor, William Marvin Randolph
, on serving the ministry for 50 years!
Marvin and his wife Anne have been a true blessing to our church for the past three years. Friends of Marvin are invited to a reception in his honor
for this accomplishment. The reception will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Rockwood (429 West Rockwood St.) on Sunday, May 15th at noon
. If you have any questions, please call the church office at (865) 354-1674.
Maryville College hosts the Smoky Mountain Highland Games
The three-day schedule for the Smoky Mountain Highland Games at Maryville College
has been announced, and tickets are available now
for purchase online at the Scottish festival and games' website, gsfg.org
The regional event, the 30th festival and games for the organizing group but the first for the East Tennessee college, is scheduled for May 20-22
, with the majority of the activities occurring Sat., May 21 and Sun., May 22.
See news release
with more details.
Bethel and community unite through the arts
Following a $2.1 million renovation and addition to their 153-year-old building, Bethel Presbyterian Church
in Kingston began looking for ways to use their new space for community outreach
. They explored the gifts of the congregation and the needs of their surrounding area and discovered a match. The Bethel congregation is particularly blessed with artists and musicians, while the arts programs in the Roane County schools are limited due to lack of funding. Thus, the Bethel Arts Ministry (BAM)
was born.In 2010, BAM offered children and adults the opportunity to explore a variety of painting styles, sculpting with clay and the basics of stained glass.
The classes met weekly after school and in the evening, with a modest fee of $5 per class covering all supplies and tools, as well as a simple meal. The children's classes had 18 participants and the adult classes had up to 25 participants."BAM is designed to nurture and develop the student's God-given desire to create and to appreciate the aesthetic beauty in God's universe
," explained Micki Anderson, director of the program and a certified art educator.
This year, the program is expanding to include the BAM Art Club
, where adults can explore their talents in a variety of art media, expand upon skills learned in the other BAM art classes, and enjoy the fellowship of others. The Art Club provides all art supplies for club members to use, meets weekly, and currently has 15 members. Future BAM program plans include guitar lessons and drama.
Montreat Conference Center offers "Being Spiritual in a CrazyBusy World" - May 29 - June 1, 2011 For people of faith who are yearning for a deeper spiritual life.How do we pause in the midst of a fast-paced life to reconnect with the person we have been created to be?
Are we as "crazybusy" as the world around us... or, in this sweeping examination of the challenges we face, will we find a source of stillness and peace?Workshops
· Centered Faith for a Turbulant World with Steve Hayner
· Facing Workplace Challenges with Stephen Payne
· Seeing the Fingerprint of God with Bill Greenway
· Practices of Justice with Julie Clawson
· Worship and the Arts with Ann Laird Jones
· Beyond Bathrobes: Drama and Storytelling for the Church -- Friends of the Groom
· Conversations with the Preacher of the Day