Hunger Action Month

September Is Hunger Action Month
Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Organized by the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, the campaign brings greater attention to the issue of hunger in America and promotes ways for individuals everywhere to get involved with the movement to solve it.  Join Feeding America and Second Harvest Food Bank this September. Together we all have a role to play in getting food to those in need. Together we can solve hunger.

On Hunger Action Day, Turn Orange for Hunger
Orange is the symbolic color of hunger. Show your support by wearing orange to raise awareness for those at risk of hunger.
Show your support online, too.  Change your Facebook and Twitter profile orange. By taking action online and in your community, you can be a part of the solution to end hunger.  

gavelSession Minutes Review Dates
September 20, 2014 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 801 South High Street Columbia, TN 38401

October 18, 2014 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 20 N. Dixie Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501

November 22, 2014
– 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Presbytery office – 618 Grassmere Park Drive, Suite 2, Nashville, TN 37211

December -TBD - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Presbytery office - 618 Grassmere Park Drive, Suite 2, Nashville, TN 37211


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A SOUL WOUND: Sexual Misconduct in the Church
(Creating and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries)
Melissa M. Bradley-Hall, Facilitator
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
First Presbyterian Church, Nashville

Melissa M. Bradley-Ball has a Master of Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee, is a nationally known clinical educator, corporate consultant, resilience coach and author.  Melissa has taught over one-hundred-thousand professionals, including physicians, psychologists, nurses, law enforcement, social workers, counselors and clergy on themes as “Restoring Life After Sexual Trauma,” “Counseling Victims of Sexual Trauma,” and “Counseling Those Who Serve: First Responders and Their Families.”  In the fall of 2013, Melissa led the Presbytery of East Tennessee in a training event titled, “Sexual Misconduct in the Church: A Soul Wound,” and she earned favorable reviews from those who attended this one day seminar.  [For more information about Melissa M. Bradley-Ball, visit www.theomnibuscenter.org]

Melissa M. Bradley-Hall will address a Special Called Meeting of Church Professionals serving in Validated Ministries of the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee on this same topic on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, from 9:00 am registration to 3:30 pm dismissal, at First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville. Attendance at this seminar is required for all teaching elders serving in validated ministries in the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee, along with all who are on the Pulpit Supply and Transitional/Interim Pastors List, Commissioned Ruling Elders and Certified Christian Educators.  Funding for this training event will be drawn from the Temporarily Restricted Account #3002-06 Pastoral Care Fund, which means participation will be a no charge for materials or the midday meal.  Pre-registration is required.

Register here





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Assembly in Brief
, the popular bulletin insert-size summary of the 221st General Assembly (2014) is now available as a free download. The insert is chock-full of information about the Assembly, complete with color photographs.

Click here to download the insert.








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