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New Providence Presbyterian Church
"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?"- Frank Scully
StewIt's Not Too Late!
Your stewardship committee would like to express sincerest thanks to all that have pledged your next year's financial contribution to New Prov.  If you're human and have managed to forget to turn that in, it's not too late!  We'll gladly continue to receive any and all pledges.  You may make this pledge on our website at and scrolling down or use the pledge cards in the pew racks.

Again, thank you for your generous financial support of our church.
HOMEHomecoming Sunday - 10/20
Sunday, October 20, brings to an end homecoming weekend at Maryville College and during our services, we celebrate our long-term relationship with them. We will recognize our college scholars that Sunday as well.
ClimateClimate Series Continues
Our five-week study of Jim Antal's thought-provoking book, Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change continues this Sunday at 2 p.m. in Eastminster Hall. 
Maryville College professor Dr. Andrew Irvine will facilitate the discussion on chapters 3-4. Future moderators include the Rev. Laura Bogle of Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on October 20 (chaps.5-6); Dr. Peggy Cowan, retired MC professor on October 27 (chaps.7-8) and Dr. Adrienne Schwarte, associate professor at MC on November 3 (chap. 9 and epilogue). The last meeting will include a discussion of where we go from here.
Antal's book is available online.  Everyone is encouraged to attend one or all of the sessions even if you missed Antal's excellent presentation on September 29th or haven't read the book.  Each Sunday session will be held at 2 p.m. in Eastminster Hall and is open to the public. Invite your friends!  

Contact Ginny Ayers ( or Carrie Eaton ( for more information.
DTLDiscipleship to Leadership Classes Offered
Are you interested in learning more about how our church operates? Join us for "Discipleship to Leadership" classes that are open to all church friends and members.

Topics will include what it means to be called, what scripture teaches about accepting a call, organization and leadership of the Presbyterian church and New Providence church, opportunities to serve within those organizations, as well as what it means to be a Deacon or an Elder.

We will meet in the chapel from 10 -11 a.m. Sunday, October 20th, from 9-10 a.m. Sunday, October 27th, then again from 10-11 a.m. on Sundays, November 3rd and 10th. 
CTReserve Your Spot on the Cemetery Tour Now - 10/26
On Saturday, October 26th, the Adult Education Committee will offer guided tours of the New Providence Cemetery from 3 - 6 p.m.

The tours raise awareness of the importance of this sacred and historically significant space. The guided tours are open to the public and will provide information on several of the individuals buried there.

Tickets are $15 per person, payable at the event, and will support the maintenance of the cemetery.

Because parking is very limited at the cemetery, please park at New Prov and we'll provide the ride.

To reserve your spot, go to

Contact Carrie Eaton (, 865-984-7440) for more info.
STPSt. Paul Is Coming! - 10/27
On Sunday, October 27, we will have one service of worship at 10:30 a.m., and we'll be joined by our friends from St. Paul AME Zion church.

We will worship together and then gather in Westminster Hall for a potluck lunch. The church will provide the meat and drinks, so please bring a side dish or dessert and plan to join us for lunch after the service.

The morning schedule will be:
  • 9:00 a.m. Sunday School
  • 10:00 a.m. Fellowship & Coffee
  • 10:00 a.m. Children's Music Practice
  • 10:30 a.m. Combined Service
  • 12:00 p.m. Potluck Lunch
CFCEnd Food Insecurity! - 10/20-31
During the last two Sundays in October, the NPPC Youth will be collecting canned goods for their annual Trick or Cans event.

Trick or Cans is a community-wide event where local high schoolers canvas Maryville neighborhoods on Halloween collecting canned goods. All donations go to the Community Food Connection, a local non-profit seeking to end food insecurity in Blount County.  There will be boxes available in the Narthex and the Atrium where you can leave your canned goods between October 20th and October 31st.

If you have questions, feel free to e-mail Louden Young, Associate Pastor for Emerging Generations and Mission ( So go through your pantries and help our Youth make this the most successful Trick or Cans yet!

For more information about CFC, go to
LIFTLIFT Looking for Kitchen Volunteers
We are getting ready to start our LIFT (Let's Inspire Families Together) literacy program for fall. We are looking for people to help in the kitchen from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Thursdays, October 17, 24, November 7, 14, and 21. It's easy! It's fun! And, oh so important, someone will always be working with you.

Please contact Marge Meredith (
301-646-9693) if you have even one of these dates open on your calendar.
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 October 9-16, 2019
Wednesday-ACS, BCS, MCS Fall Break
  • 8:30 a.m. Men's Witnessing Square
  • 9:00 a.m. Bartlett Adult Day Out
  • 10:00 a.m. Lectio Divina Group
  • 4:00 p.m. Lectionary Bible Study
  • 4:15 p.m. Homeschool Theatrical Production Class
  • 5:30 p.m. FirstLight Rehearsal
  • 6:00 p.m. National Alliance for Mental Illness
  • 6:00 p.m. Tai Chi Class
  • 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
Thursday-ACS, BCS, MCS Fall Break
  • 8:30 a.m. PEO
  • 9:00 a.m. Quilters
  • 10:00 a.m. D&S Community Services Training
Friday-ACS, BCS, MCS Fall Break
  • 4:00 p.m. MHS Football Parking
  • 9:00 a.m. FirstLight Worship Service
  • 10:00 a.m. Church School
  • 11:05 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
  • 2:00 p.m. Climate Church, Climate World Series
  • 2:00 p.m. Officer Orientation
  • 4:30 p.m. Youth Fall Celebration [6th-12th grade]
Monday - BCS, MCS Fall Break
  • 7:30 a.m. Lectionary Bible Study
  • 7:30 a.m. CBS Sorting
  • 10:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
  • 10:00 a.m. Maryville Babywearers
  • 1;30 p.m. Presbytery Youth Committee
  • 7:00 p.m. Women's Study Group
Tuesday - MCS Fall Break
  • 9:00 a.m. Bartlett Adult Day Out
  • 3:30 p.m. ChristmasWishes Registration
  • 4:00 p.m. Welcome Table Committee
  • 5:00 p.m. Welcome Table
  • 7:00 p.m. Scouts-Troop 219
  • 7:00 p.m. Session
  • 7:00 p.m. Scouts BSA-Eagle Scout Board of Review
  • 8:30 a.m. Men's Building Square
  • 9:00 a.m. Bartlett Adult Day Out
  • 10:00 a.m. Lectio Divina Group
  • 10:00 a.m. ChristmasWishes Registration
  • 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
  • 5:50 p.m. Meditation Mindfulness Community
  • 6:00 p.m. Tai Chi Class
  • 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir
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