Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Saturday, September 21, 2019


Updated August 25, 2019, Including the August Newsletter
Check out the New Calendar page!
Mark Your Calendar!
Worship at Northpoint : September 8 
     We will be taking the church van!  Meet at Marietta at 5:00 PM
Serendipity begins : September 15
Upcoming Events
Session Meeting : Thursday, August 29 at 6:30 pm
Society of St. Andrew - Gleaning America's Fields, Feeding America's Hungry 
  The Society of St. Andrew is seeking volunteers to glean produce at the Hardin Valley Farmers Market on Wednesday evenings and distribute it to local food pantries.  This is not hard - all it takes is a heart for missions.
  Since 1979, SoSA has used two problems to solve each other: produce that is about to be wasted and hungry people.  SoSA volunteers glean produce (for example from farmers markets) and deliver it to food pantries that distribute it to hungry people.
  To volunteer or learn more, please contact Chuck Parmele at 865-424-4463 or
Church Van
  Recently, the session authorized the purchase of a van for the church.  We are pleased to be able to share with you that we now have a 15 passenger 2018 Ford van.  We have begun using it to transport children for our F.R.O.G. program and are planning for its use in a variety of ways well into the future.
  Each September we join together without brothers and sisters at the Northpoint CPCA for an evening of fellowship.  We share a meal together and then join in a joint worship service.  It is an opportunity to renew friendships and celebrate our love of Christ together.  So please make plans to join us on September 8th as we go to Sweetwater for an evening of fellowship with our brothers and sisters.
  We will be taking the church van, so if you want to go, just meet at the church at 5:00, and we'll take the van down and back.
  The dinner is at 6:00 and the worship service follows at 7:00.
  On September 22, the women from "The House That Mercy Built" will be with us for Morning Worship and sharing what God is doing through this ministry.
The Missions and Christian Service committee has been approved by the session to adopt Miracle Lake and The House That Mercy Built (Christian based substance abuse rehabilitation ministries for men and women) as outreach ministries.  These two ministries instill Christian values as they help men and women recovering from substance abuse.  Many of those who participate in these programs arrive with little more than the clothes they wear yet with a desire to restore order in their lives.

There are many ways that we (you) can help the church support these ministries.
  • Pray for these ministries.  Each 5th Sunday, we will have a special time of prayer for each of these ministries.
  • Participate in a special offering we will receive for these ministries each 5th Sunday.
  • Participate in the collection of clothing and hygiene items for men and women.
  • When we have representatives of these ministries at the church show your support by attending to hear about lives God is touching.
Though we may ask why support these or other ministries like this, our own church family has been touched by these ministries.  Each of us either knows someone who knows a family affected by substance abuse.  These ministries offer us a means to go beyond our own individual capabilities for helping.  Now God has given us this opportunity.  Please help us in supporting these ministries.  For more information please contact the church office.
  Construction has begun on the new office building!  we know this means some disruptions to normal activities as we go through summer and fall.  Please be aware of the construction taking place behind the church.  If you are at the church in the coming weeks, remember there may be workers and equipment sharing the driveway.
  Most of all, please be patient.  The construction is for a moment.  The new office is designed to bless the ministry of the church for many years to come.
     Join us beginning September 15 for our fall session of Serendipity!
     Please join us for our Sunday evening activities!  There is something for all ages with activities and studies for children, middle school, high school, and adult.  There is even a meal at 5:30 so you don't have to cook followed by classes and activities from 6:00 to 7:00!  Please contact us if you have any questions, or just show up at 5:30 on Sunday evenings!  We look forward to seeing you there!
Our weekly bible studies will begin our Fall session on September 17th!
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us through our Contact Page, by phone (865-693-0080), or feel free to just show up!
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
     The Tuesday Evening Bible Study is for all ages. Those interested should meet in the fellowship hall at 7:00 pm.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
     The Tuesday Morning Bible study meets at 10:00 am.
Karm Donations
     Your donations to Karm can now help others in added ways.  If you bring the things you want to donate to Karm to the church office (865-693-0080), the church will receive credit points.  These points result in gift cards to Karm stores that the church can then provide to those in need.  This is another way we can help others in need.
Be sure to check out our Facebook page!
Remember that if you want to post on the Marietta Church Facebook page, feel free to do so.  The post will have to be approved, but once that is done it will be posted.  If you are asking for prayers, try to avoid proper names.  If your post can't be approved the way it is, you will be contacted to make sure we have a way to post it.  If you want an anonymous post, send us a message with the information you want in it, and the church can make that post on your behalf.  Also, feel free to share any post on the church Facebook page.  
     The Buildings & Ground committee meets once a quarter: January, April, July, and October.  Any requests that are deemed non-emergencies will be addressed at the quarterly meeting.  Emergencies are defined as HVAC issues, water leaks, and security system problems.  Our church does not have a maintenance man on staff.  If there is an emergency, please contact the church office.  If there is an item that needs to be added to our next meetings' agenda, please contact any member of the Building & Grounds committee or the church office. 
"Treasured Recipes" cookbook corrections 
There are a few corrections that you need to know if you own one of the cookbooks.  The corrections can be found on our Cookbook Corrections page by clicking here.
Contacting Marietta Church
You can contact us by sending us an email through our Contact Us page, calling the church office at 865-693+-0772, or by mailing us at Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 32007, Knoxville, TN 37930-2007. 
Other Information:
The Church and Office is Located at 
1922 Marietta Church Road
Knoxville, TN 37932
Phone: 865-693-0772
The Mailing Address is
P. O. Box 32007
Knoxville, TN 37930-2007
Church Directory
    The Church Directories are available and can be picked up at the church.