Opportunities in the Presbytery


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School of the Laity

Interested in learning more about your faith?  Curious about Reformed Theology or our Presbyterian heritage?   Thinking about the possibility of accepting a leadership opportunity?  Then we have an innovative program just for you.

Our presbytery offers a School of the Laity.  Each course is held on two Saturdays and is be taught by Maryville College faculty or area ministers.  The cost for each course will be $65, which includes lunch both days. The School of the Laity is available to all lay persons.  You may register for any course, even if you have not participated previously, as each course stands alone.

For more information, call Corita Swanson at (865) 681-4710.

Opportunities Outside the Presbytery

Montreat Conference Center

Montreat Conference Center, one of three PC(USA) conference centers, offers the following conferences in this fall and winter: Spirituality Retreat, Road Scholar (Elderhostel), College Conference, Ski Weekend for Youth, and Marriage Enrichment.  At two hours from Knoxville, it is very accessible and a beautiful place to retreat to.  More details about these conferences and ways to have a Session Retreat or Church-wide Retreat can be found at www.Montreat.org  While displays will be at upcoming presbytery meetings, questions (and information requests) can be addressed to Rev. Laura Becker (npcpastor@comcast.net) or Rev. Mark Lampley (mlampley@sequoyahchurch.org)

Upcoming Conferences at Montreat Conference Center – www.montreat.org

Road Scholars Experiences at Montreat (formerly known as Elderhostel)

Road Scholars programs are offered at Montreat from early spring until December each year.  Participants come to Montreat Conference Center from every walk of life to learn together, to exchange ideas, and to explore the world.  From politics to poetry, fitness to mountain folklore, the Road Scholars program at Montreat touches on topics and activities that open minds and enrich lives.  To learn more, go to:

http://www.montreat.org/attend/adults/ and click on Road Scholars.