Worship is at the heart of all that we do as a congregation, and in worship the congregation gathers to focus on the God who has called us together.
Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.
Find ways that you can join us in learning, teaching, working, building, sharing, and responding to the good news of God’s love for each of us.
Join us on Sunday, November 17 for this special set of services. Louden will be Ordained at the 9:00 a.m. FirstLight worship service. Between the services, there will be a reception for Louden and Elizabeth. At the 11:05 a.m. traditional worship service, we will install the newly ordained Rev. Louden Young. We hope you can join us for these joyful services!
Join us for Children’s Sunday when the children of the church 5th grade and younger will be doing everything from welcoming everyone at the doors to leading the service and sharing special music.
ChristmasWishes time is coming! On Sunday, November 10, 17 and 24, stop by the Atrium 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.
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 Young.
I hope that NPPC will always be the open, welcoming, loving church that I have found it to be...a community of Christians that does not shy away from tough questions and is devoutly committed to responding to the needs of people everywhere.
I hope that NPPC will always have outreach to the local community through programs like the Welcome Table, Community Benefit Sale, after school programs, and men’s parking for football games. As much as I enjoy singing in the choir and attending church, it is through serving others that I find my true faith.
NPPC will always be a special place to me because it has allowed me to grow in my relationship with God. As a result, it has helped me in my faith journey in trying to discern God’s will and calling in my life and how to serve others.
I attend NPPC because it has survived the test of time for doing God’s work, in fulfilling the growing needs of its members and the community, and in responding to local, regional, national, and global issues, needs, and concerns. I further attend NPPC because it accepts and attempts to meet the challenges to listen and grow, to teach and lead, to soothe and comfort, to help and support, to embrace its congregation with love and respect, like a family, and to address the various needs of all.
As a young Asian kid growing up in Maryville in the 80’s, it was very evident that I was much different than everyone else. One place I always felt welcome and felt like I truly belonged was at NPPC. It’s a nice feeling to go to a place where you are not stared at strangely but you are welcomed by name. It was here that I learned the kindness and generosity that brought my family here and that still shapes my personality to this day.
NPPC will always be special to us because here we have discovered a warm and welcoming community of faith which nourishes us through rich friendships, meaningful worship, Christian education, and numerous opportunities for service to our church, our community, and to the world. Our lives are so much richer because of New Providence.
NPPC will always be a special place to me because of the energy and love they put into their children’s programs. I remember my very first Vacation Bible School at NPPC, where scores of church volunteers fed my family before we hurried off to our class. I love the way NPPC loves its children.
I give to NPPC because it offers me so many opportunities and ways to grow in my faith and to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to live life as a Christian.
I attend NPPC for many reasons. I have always felt welcomed, intellectually stimulated, and spiritually challenged. The reason at the forefront, however, is that the church has a passion and vision for its youth, which is the greatest blessing a parent can receive.
I attend NPPC because I feel accepted there, and I am a stronger, better person from attending worship there regularly.
When I am going home from the sermon, there is always a word, a phrase or just how humor can be inserted in a way that I remember what the message was about and how I can look at things so differently. They are so powerful!
NPPC will always be a special place to me because we were married here, our two children and two of our grandchildren were baptized here, and our children and grandson have been through confirmation here.