Maryville College presents The Laramie Project - Oct. 6-9
The Maryville College Theatre Department will present The Laramie Project Oct. 6-9 at the Clayton Center for the Arts
The award-winning play
by Moisés Kaufman and members of The Tectonic Theater Project chronicles the life of the town of Laramie, Wyo., in the year following the murder of Matthew Shepard
, a young gay man who on Oct. 7, 1998, was discovered bound to a fence near Laramie, savagely beaten and left to die. Shepard's death became a national symbol of intolerance and led to calls for expanded federal hate crime legislation.
Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Oct. 6-8
and 2 p.m. on Oct. 9
in the Haslam Family Flex Theatre
. Tickets, which are available at the Clayton Center Box Office, are $10 for adults
and $7 for seniors
(ages 60 and older), MC faculty and staff, theatre alumni, area students
(under 18) and college students with identification
. MC students are admitted free. Read more
Family Violence and Culture: A Conference - Oct. 148am-1:30pm @ The Foundry in Knoxville, TN
Did you know that often in domestic violence situations, the male comes to the counselor/pastor first in an effort to "pre-empt" the safe space?
Did you know that often in domestic violence situations, the female rarely knows that the situation she is in would be labeled "domestic violence"?
Did you know that domestic violence is much more than hitting, pushing and shoving, but includes financial control, isolation tactics and emotional manipulation?
Did you know
that a pastor or a counselor should NEVER, EVER counsel a couple together whose symptoms are characterized as domestic violence?
Sponsored by the Clergy Task Force Against Family Violence, this conference is for Clergy, Pastors, Youth Ministers, Ministers of Pastoral Care, Stephen Ministers, Lay Leaders, Counselors, Chaplains, Parish Nurses and Social Workers.
Keynote Speaker: Bishop James Swanson of the United Methodist Holston Conference
Go to www.clergytaskforce.weebly.com for more information
Conference brochure with registration form
Questions? Contact Rev. Colleen EM Maillie of Farragut Presbyterian Church and member of the Clergy Task Force Against Family Violence at 865.966.9547 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington Church Apple Festival - October 15
Washington Presbyterian Church's 2011 Fall Apple Festival
will be held on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.
at the church's pavilion and park (7405 Washington Pike, Corryton). Highlights again this year will be homemade fried apple pies
, freshly squeezed apple cider
, apple butter
cooked over an open fire, and Ray Paden's pulled pork barbeque
There will also be other good food and drinks, fun and games for the children
; a silent auction
; a country market
with treasures of all sorts and delicious baked goods; a farmer's market
chocked full of home-preserved fruits and vegetables, plants, and fall mums; handmade quality crafts
; horse-drawn buggy rides
around the beautiful park; freshly ground corn
; a hand-crafted quilt to be given to a lucky donor
; an apple pie contest
; and sweet instrumental music
filling the air. We invite everyone to come enjoy the food, fun, and fellowship with us as we raise money for our mission endeavors
Yale Professor Dale Martin to Speak at Maryville College
Dr. Dale B. Martin
Dr. Dale B. Martin, Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University, will present a lecture titled "The American Idolatry of Family and Nation: Misuse of the Bible in American Public Life" at 7 p.m., Oct. 18, in the Clayton Center for the Arts' Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall.
His lecture, which is free and open to the public, will address basic issues of interpretation of the Bible, mainly New Testament, politics and public use of the Bible and religion. Read more
First, Oak Ridge Health Luncheon - Project Lifesaver
|Rick Morrow |
Project Lifesaver will be the topic for the Health Luncheon to be held on Wednesday, October 19th at 12 Noon at the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge (1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike). Rick Morrow, Executive Director, United Way of Anderson County will speak about Project Lifesaver, which helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, autism, Down syndrome, dementia and other related cognitive conditions. The program is free and open to the public. There is a $5.00 charge for the lunch. Please call 865-483-1318 for reservations. Come and bring a friend!
More information on Project Lifesaver
If you have any questions, please call Dr. Brad Palmer 865-687-3911. Please RSVP at the Presbytery Office by November 2, 2011 - 865-688-5581 / 800-542-4246
Dr. Brad Palmer, Moderator of the Connect Mission Team