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Presbytery of East Tennessee E-NEWS BLAST                 July 13, 2011


Our Mission Statement
Following Jesus Christ in the adventure of ministry, we will

CONNECT with one another in community;

EQUIP congregations for faithful ministry;

SUPPORT our churches, pastors and leaders;

SERVE God's world in love, justice, and peace; and

ADMINISTER the operations of the Presbytery.


Presbytery Staff

Judd Shaw

General Presbyter

James McTyre

Stated Clerk

Lina R. Hart

Associate Presbyter

Bri Payne

Executive Director, John Knox Center

Dana Hendrix

Office Manager

Deborah Phillips

Hunger Action Enabler

Gwen Pyle

Financial Assistant

Laura Tappan

Administrative Assistant &
Resource Center Administrator

Office Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5436
Knoxville, TN 37928-0436

Office Fax:

Toll-free Number (TN only):

Office Physical Address:
609 Cedar Lane
Knoxville, TN 37912

Office Hours:
8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Call ahead if you plan to stop by between 12:00 and 1:00pm.


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Living Waters for the World Fundraiser

Living Waters for the World color logoSaturday, July 16 in Wartburg

On Saturday, July 16, from 9:00am to 5:00pm the WECO Radio Station Outdoor Show will be held at the Wartburg Courthouse Square. Once again this year, Wartburg and Lancing PCUSA churches will be there with our booth to raise money for Living Waters for the World. We will be selling baked goods and crafts, water and juice drinks for the kids, and this year, we will also be holding a silent auction.

Ultreya in Chattanooga

July 30 at Rivermont Presbyterian Church

Butterfly graphicThe Cursillo group from Rivermont Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga would like to invite you and members of your congregation to attend an Ultreya on Saturday, July 30th. It will be held in the Commons area at Rivermont from noon until 2:30 or 3:00 PM. We especially encourage any of your members who have attended a Cursillo or Walk to Emmaus, or others interested in obtaining more information about Tennesee Valley Presbyterian Cursillo, to join us. If you are not familiar with an Ultreya, it is a gathering of former pilgrims from a Walk to Emmaus or a Cursillo and their guests. There will be food, singing, worship, and lots of fellowship. A light lunch will be served at noon by the host group at no charge. (A free will offering will be accepted if you desire to contribute to the cost of the food.)

New Form of Government Seminar
Presbyterian Outlook Webinar at 2:00pm on August 2

The Presbyterian Outlook is sponsoring an informative seminar on the New Form of Government, Tuesday, August 2, at 2:00pm.

You can watch the webinar at your own computer OR you can watch with your colleagues in the Presbytery of East Tennessee, in the presbytery's videoconference center. If you choose to join us in the videoconference center (in the basement of the presbytery office), the cost will be $5 each.

Or, if you want to watch alone, just $29.95 will help you sort through all the changes brought about by the adoption of the new Form of Government section of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Book of Order.

This live Webinar will help you...
  • sort between rumors and facts about the nFOG
  • address the legal and polity requirements that have changed
  • put into action the purposes of the nFOG: to encourage more missional ministry in your local church and to simplify much of the former red tape of management
About Dan Williams:
  • Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Staunton, where he has served since 1995.
  • Served as Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Huntingdon, in W. Va.
  • Served as co-moderator of the nFOG committee
Click HERE to register to watch at the presbytery office for only $5.

Click HERE to register to watch individually

***If this day and time doesn't fit your schedule, register to receive an email link for you to view the Webinar at a later time of your convenience.

Questions? Contact George Whipple at 800-446-6008 x 756 or


Upcoming Pastor Lunches
Middle Area - July 20, 12:00pm at Mexi-Wings in Athens

Interims - July 26, 11:30am at Ruby Tuesdays in Lenoir City

South Area  - July 27, 12:00pm at Second Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga

Knoxville AreaAug. 3, 12:00pm at the Presbytery Office

Maryville Area - August gathering, time and location to be announced


For additional information, contact Laura Tappan in the Presbytery Office, or 865-688-5581.