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New Providence Presbyterian Church
"Here at New Prov, we may not have it all together, but together, we have it all." - Anonymous
LYOrdination and Installation Services this Sunday - 11/17
Join us this Sunday for the joy! We will be ordaining Louden Young, our new Associate Pastor for Emerging Generations and Mission, during the 9:00 a.m. FirstLight service.

At 10:00 a.m., there will be a reception for Louden and his wife, Elizabeth in the Atrium. ChristmasWishes lists will be available in the Library to make room for the reception.

Then at the 11:05 a.m. traditional service, we'll install the newly ordained Rev. Louden Young.

Join us!
CWChristmasWishes Lists Available - 11/10
ChristmasWishes time is coming! Now through November 24, stop by the Library between services and pick up a wish list for a Blount County child ($100 maximum) or a teen hygiene bag list (about $12), then shop and return your gifts to the Atrium on or before Sunday, December 1.

Our ChristmasWishes Celebration event is Wednesday, December 18, at 5 p.m.

Many volunteers of all ages are needed for this joyous evening. Look for signups in mid-November in the Atrium. Contact Judy Woods ( or Diane Pezick ( for more information.
YOThe Ornaments are Coming!
This year, the NPPC Youth Connection will again be selling "Stained Glass" series ornaments to raise money for their trip to Guatemala in Summer 2021. For the past seven years, the Youth Connection has sold ornaments depicting various stain glass windows in the NPPC sanctuary.

The new addition this year is the Livingstone window. Additional bundles, previous years' designs, and exclusive pricing will also be available. Pre-order forms will be available in mid-November. Inventory is limited, so you are encouraged to pre-order if you want a chance at getting the ornament(s) you want. If you have any questions, please reach out to Louden (, 865-983-0182 x109).
PWCCome One, Come All! - 12/5
The Presbyterian Women of the Congregation would like to invite everyone to their Christmas gathering on Thursday, December 5, at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Alcoa High School Men's Choir, under the direction of Trent Gilmore, will provide the program. Bring a friend and come join us.
ACAdvent Candle Lighters Needed
If your Sunday school class, choir, handbells, circles, or other fellowship and service groups at New Providence would like to participate in lighting the Advent candles at the beginning of one our worship services during Advent, the Worship and Arts Ministry Team welcomes anyone that would like to participate. Please contact Tyler Johnson (, 865-599-1850) to sign up for dates and worship schedules.
  • 12/1 (9 a.m. and/or 11:05 a.m.)
  • 12/8 (9 a.m. and/or 11:05 a.m.)
  • 12/15 (9 a.m. and/or 11:05 a.m.)
  • 12/22 (9 a.m. and/or 11:05 a.m.)
  • 12/24 (7 p.m. and 11 p.m.)
CSCaring for Your Soul
Our own Gloria Mencer gave a presentation at the Seminarians of Color Conference concerning Caring for your Soul. Read a little more of what she spoke about here: Care for Your Soul by Gloria Mencer
RSResearch Study Survey 
Rylee Worstell, UT student, has asked if we would participate in a survey for one of her classes:

This is a part of an ethnographic research study regarding the effects of music in a worship setting. It should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. All responses are voluntary and will remain anonymous. Responses will be complied and analyzed as a group. I appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey!
 - Rylee

Please click this link to start the survey:
GivingOnline Giving
New Prov is now accepting online donations.  Click on the following link or go to any time and simply choose where you wish your funds to go (either the Operating Budget or the Capital Fund) and follow the directions.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Penny BeverCoco Everett, or call the church office (983-0182) for assistance.
PhonePhone Extensions
When you call the church at (865) 983-0182, as soon as the recording begins, you may dial any of the extensions below or dial 5 for the directory and dial the person's first or last name:
  • Coco Everett-ext.102
  • Peggy Rogers-ext. 103
  • Gloria Mencer-ext. 105
  • Trish Badgett-ext. 106
  • Emily Anderson- ext. 107
  • Penny Bever-ext. 108
  • Louden Young-ext. 109
  • Stan Rushing-ext. 116
  • Fairlena Googe-ext. 119
  • Ray Bryant - 237-1661
NPPCWeeklyCalendarWeekly Calendar November 13-20, 2019
  • 8:30 a.m. Men's Witnessing Square
  • 9:00 a.m. Bartlett Adult Day Out
  • 10:00 a.m. Lectio Divina Group
  • 10:30 a.m. Widow/Widower Support Group
  • 3:00 p.m. PEAK [3yo-3rd grade] and Cloud 9 [4th-5th grade]
  • 4:00 p.m. Lectionary Bible Study
  • 4:15 p.m. Homeschool Theatrical Production Class
  • 5:30 p.m. FirstLight Band Rehearsal
  • 5:30 p.m. Alzheimer's Tennessee Event Setup
  • 6:00 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • 6:00 p.m. Tai Chi Class
  • 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
  • 7:00 a.m. Alzheimer's Tennessee Event
  • 9:00 a.m. Quilters in New Youth Room
  • 10:00 a.m. D & S Community Services Training
  • 2:00 p.m. Presbyterian Women's Finance Committee
  • 3:00 p.m. LIFT Meal Prep
Sunday - Louden Young's Ordination and Installation
  • 9:00 a.m. FirstLight Worship with Ordination of Louden Young
  • 10:00 a.m. Church School
  • 10:00 a.m. Reception for Louden Young and Elizabeth Hiatt
  • 11:05 a.m. Traditional Worship with Installation of Rev. Louden Young
  • 4:30 p.m. iGroup [6th-8th grade]
  • 5:30 p.m. Youth Dinner and Games [6th-12th grade]
  • 6:30 p.m. Youth Connection [9th-12th grade]
Monday - New Prov Press Deadline
  • 7:30 a.m. Lectionary Bible Study
  • 7:30 a.m. CBS Sorting
  • 10:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
  • 6:00 p.m. Scouts-Wolf Cubs
  • 6:00 p.m. Scouts-Troop 88 Badge Review
  • 6:00 p.m. Knitting Group
  • 7:00 p.m. Scouts-Troop 88
  • 7:00 p.m. Scouts-Webelo 1
  • 7:00 p.m. Scouts-Bear Cubs
  • 7:00 p.m. Scouts-Webelos 2
  • 7:00 p.m. Scouts-Tiger Cubs
  • 9:00 a.m. Bartlett Adult Day Out
  • 5:00 p.m. Welcome Table
  • 7:00 p.m. Scouts-Troop 219
  • 7:00 p.m. Session
  • 8:30 a.m. Men's Building Square
  • 9:00 a.m. Bartlett Adult Day Out
  • 10:00 a.m. Lectio Divina Group
  • 10:30 a.m. Widow/Widower Support Group
  • 2:00 p.m. Weavings
  • 2:00 p.m. Headstart Insurance Meeting
  • 3:00 p.m. PEAK [3yo-3rd grade] and Cloud 9 [4th-5th grade]
  • 4:00 p.m. Lectionary Bible Study
  • 4:15 p.m. Homeschool Theatrical Production Class
  • 5:30 p.m. FirstLight Rehearsal
  • 5:50 p.m. Meditation Mindfulness Community
  • 6:00 p.m. Tai Chi Class
  • 6:00 p.m. National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
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