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New Providence Presbyterian Church
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
- Marcus Aurelius
commWe Want Your Opinion
LAST CALL! Have you taken the survey yet? We want to know what you think! We're asking for your input to help us with our church communications. Your thoughts and opinions are invaluable to us in helping us shape our communications in the most effective ways for our church.  Click here to take the survey now - it closes on Sunday, February 16!
togoLent "To Go"
On Sunday, February 23, you will have the opportunity to pick up a Lent "To Go" box. This box will be filled with portable symbols of the season to encourage devotion and reflection about Christ and how his Lenten journey may inspire our journey. This is d esigned to provide individual and family time with God and to ignite spirit-filled conversations in our hearts as well as around our tables. Pick up your box in the Atrium or Narthex.
LshipNPPC Leadership Retreat
All current NPPC leadership are invited to gather on Thursday, March 5 from 6-8p in Westminster Hall for a delicious dinner, welcoming and getting to know newly ordained deacons and elders, meeting ministry leaders, and some things to think about for 2020. We hope that all active deacons, elders, and ministry team leaders participate in the retreat and training. We look forward to seeing you on March 5. Please RSVP to Vikki Myers ( before Sunday, March 1.
quiltNPPC Quilters
When the children's choir robes were replaced in 1957, quilters at NPPC recycled the blue and white fabric into quilt blocks in the Irish Chain pattern. The quilts were then sold to raise monies for local charities, leading to the start of the NPPC Quilters. The tradition continues today as quilters meet in Westminster Hall on the second through the last Thursday of each month to enjoy fellowship, improve their quilting skills, and turn pieced quilt tops into useful, beautiful quilts. They also sandwich and base quilt tops for those who want to do their own quilting. The monies collected benefit charities around Blount County and the mission fund for NPPC youth.

If you are interested in joining us, have a top you'd like quilted, or are just curious about what quilting is like, we'd enjoy seeing you some Thursday. You'll be welcome; you don't need to be an experienced quilter; and we do give lessons.
antiqueAntiques & Collectibles Donations
If you have been cleaning out your attic, storage unit, or china cabinet to donate collectibles and furniture you no longer need or want, we are looking for items for the Spring Antiques & Collectibles Sale on March 26-27. Small antiques and collectibles can be labeled "A&C" and left in the donation room next to Westminster Hall. However, if you are donating furniture, please contact Donna Booher (865-384-7723) to set up a specific time to leave the furniture item.
YAMLunchYoung Adult Lunch
Join us on February 16 for good food and good conversation as we get to know one another. We will go to a local restaurant following the 11a service. NPPC will provide appetizers, and you will be responsible for the rest of your meal. If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP by Feb. 13 (
welctablWelcome Table
Welcome Table has the following volunteer opportunities available. If you could help us, we would greatly appreciate it.
  • Someone to assist with the "dressing" of the tables on the 1st Tuesday
  • Drivers or subs for the van on either the 3rd or 4th Tuesdays
  • Someone to be available as a sub to mop the floors
  • Beverage maker for the 4th Tuesday from 2:30-3:00 for about an hour to prepare and set up the beverages

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Kathy Neisser (865-977-1390 home, 540-604-4363 cell, or

inqInquirers' Class
Are you looking for a church home, or interested in finding out more about the New Providence Church family? Our Inquirers' class will start a new session on Sunday, March 1. Classes are in the Chapel on March 1, 8, and 29 at 10:00 a.m. The Inquirers' Class brunch will be March 22 at 10:00 in Westminster Hall. If you have questions, please contact Kristi Weatherbee,, leader of Connections team.
jordWelcome Maddie & Jordan
On January 26, we said our goodbyes to the FirstLight band. They've had some new and very exciting career opportunities which will not leave time to continue as our worship team. But good news! Maddie and Jordan McCullough will be stepping in, at least for the short term, to provide music for that service. They are no strangers to NewProv-both are recent MC graduates who sang in our choir for 4 years, and Jordan and Maddie have also been musicians and worship leaders at our 11p Christmas Eve acoustic service for the last several years. They perform frequently around town at the Vienna Coffee House, Broadway Social, and the Bird and the Book. We look forward to hearing from them on Sunday mornings!
greenGreen Team Tip
Switch off appliances when they are not in use. Leaving electric items such as computers, audio-visual equipment, and kitchen appliances on "standby" uses electricity. If you are not using these appliances, you should unplug or switch them off completely.
NPPCWeeklyCalendarWeekly Calendar February 12-19, 2020
  • 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 Grief Support Group
  • 3:00 p.m. PEAK and Cloud 9
  • 4:00 p.m. Lectionary Bible Study (Shannondale)
  • 4:15 p.m. Homeschool Theatrical Production Class
  • 5:30 p.m. AAU Basketball
  • 6:00 p.m. Tai Chi Class
  • 6:00 p.m. FirstLight Rehearsal
  • 6:00 p.m. NAMI Group 2
  • 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
  • 9:00 a.m. Quilters
  • 10:00 a.m. D & S Community Services Training
  • 6:00 p.m. Church's Taekwondo
  • 12:00 p.m. Daughters of the American Revolution
Sunday - Scout Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m. FirstLight Worship
  • 10:00 a.m. Church School
  • 11:05 a.m. Traditional Worship
  • 1:00 p.m. Eagle Scout Court of Honor
  • 4:30 p.m. iGroup
  • 5:30 p.m. Youth Dinner and Games
  • 6:30 p.m. Youth Connection
Monday - New Prov Press Deadline
  • 7:30 a.m. CBS Sorting
  • 7:30 a.m. Lectionary Bible Study
  • 10:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
  • 11:30 a.m. Staff Lunch
  • 6:00 p.m. Knitting
  • 9:00 a.m. Bartlett Adult Day Out
  • 5:00 p.m. Welcome Table
  • 7:00 p.m. Session
  • 7:00 p.m. Scouts - Troop 219
  • 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 Grief Support Group
  • 3:00 p.m. PEAK and Cloud 9
  • 4:00 p.m. Lectionary Bible Study (Shannondale)
  • 4:15 p.m. Homeschool Theatrical Production Class
  • 5:00 p.m. LIFT Steering Committee
  • 5:30 p.m. AAU Basketball
  • 5:50 p.m. Meditation Mindfulness Community
  • 6:00 p.m. Tai Chi Class
  • 6:00 p.m. FirstLight Rehearsal
  • 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir

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