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Session minutes for 2020 will be reviewed virtually by clerks of sessions on the following dates:

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 10AM - Noon
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10AM - Noon
Monday, December 13, 6PM - 7:30PM


Instructions and further information will be sent out to clerks of sessions, along with
Zoom credentials.


Session minutes for 2021 will be reviewed, beginning in January, at in-person meetings throughout the Presbytery, if possible.
Prayer Concerns

We have a couple updates concerning family members of two of our pastors. First, at the recent Pastors Lunch in Murfreesboro, we learned that Drew Warren, the 14-year-old son of Rev. Brad Warren, Pastor of Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Milton, has shown very encouraging progress. About two years ago, Drew was diagnosed with cancer affecting his brain and spine; he consequently received extensive treatment at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Since completing that arduous regimen and beginning a new treatment, he’s begun to turn a corner. He’s even training with his school cross-country team! Brad and his family are grateful for the prayers and support they have received from the presbytery.

On a sadder note, we’ve invited your prayers, over the past two years, for Odette Hanna Sous, wife of Rev. Wael Sous, Pastor of the Rock Eternal Arabic NWC meeting at Priest Lake Presbyterian Church. On November 23, Odette lost her courageous battle against cancer. Unwavering in her faith in her risen Savior Jesus Christ, we trust in the promised victory of life over death. A service of celebration for her life is scheduled for Friday, December 3, 12 p.m., (with visitation beginning at 11 a.m.) at Christ Presbyterian Church, 2323 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. The service will be in both Arabic and English. Given the debts that the Sous family has incurred for her medical treatments, plus the added expenses for her funeral, financial contributions are invited. Donations can be sent to Priest Lake Presbyterian Church, 2787 Smith Springs Road, Nashville, TN 37217, with a note indicating your gift is for Rev. Wael Sous.
Opportunity to Serve
 
Responding to Jesus teaching to feed the hungry and the invitation of our denomination to put our faith in action, almost a year ago, the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee started the Matthew 25 Food Project with the support of Nourish Food Bank, Glencliff Presbyterian Church and Iglesia Presbiteriana Nueva Vida. 
 
Since then, we have been providing food for about 200 families and 1,000 individuals monthly. All of this has been possible because God’s grace and the help of 60 volunteers who come to serve
every month.
 This is a great opportunity for volunteers to serve during distribution days and to help to unload the truck on delivery days. Also, this is a wonderful moment for bilingual volunteers to practice their Spanish skills. 
 
Another way to support this ministry is donating money, diapers (for children and adults), pull-ups, hygiene and feminine products, face masks, and specific food items. For more information, please, send an email to glencliff@nourishfoodbanks.org.
PMT is Launching a New Website!
While we are finalizing, we invite you to send us any photos of your church or church activities you would like to share in celebration with you.
Please send them to:
 commcoord.midtennpres@gmail.com.
Please read a letter from Susan Krehbiel, Associate for Refugees and Asylum, to learn more about Afghan arrivals and housing needs. 

Dear friends, 
 
Thank you for your grant of $10,000.00 on October 29, 2021, to Inspiritus for our disaster response efforts in Tennessee, supporting the people of Waverly and surrounding counties impacted by the deadly floods in August. It is thanks to your generosity that we are able to stay "on the ground" helping homeowners recover from the devastation left behind by the floods.

It is our mission at Inspiritus to guide individuals and families on a path from surviving to thriving. We empower those whose lives have been disrupted to discover their strengths and resilience. Thank you, again, for your partnership in service to those in need, both now and in the weeks and months to come.

Sincerely,

Lorraine Dorough 
Mattie Smith Memorial Closing Worship

Members of the presbytery are invited to attend the closing worship service for Mattie Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, 13805 Buffalo Valley Rd., Silver Point, TN, on Sunday, December 12, at 3 p.m. The members of the Administrative Commission charged to dissolve the church – Rev. David Eisenmenger (Member-at-Large), Rev. Evelyn Graham (Member-at-Large), RE Jim Petersen (First, Franklin), RE Linda Burgess (Mattie Smith Memorial, Silver Point) – are preparing the order of worship. As we, the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee, celebrate the history of this faithful congregation, honor its influence on the local community and so many lives, and assume the mantle of its legacy as its final chapter draws to a close, we hope you can join us, making the occasion even more meaningful.

Installation of Rev. Chris Adams

On Sunday, November 21, the Presbytery installed Rev. Chris Adams as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Spring Hill. Chris has previously served as the Interim Pastor at Spring Hill. We celebrate this new, installed call with Chris and the congregation, and congratulate the Pastor Nominating Committee on a job well done!
#GivingTuesday is TODAY, November 30! Make your plans to join with Presbyterians across the country as we profess by our actions—and with our gifts—that we can accomplish far more together than any one of us can do alone.

Help us reach our goal of 1,000 gifts!
  
 
 


New Opportunities within PMT
All postings can be found here
The Presbytery of Middle Tennessee
1113 Murfreesboro Rd., Suite 106 #216
Franklin, TN  37064
Does your congregation have prayer requests, celebrations, or moments to share with your Presbytery family? Please email us and we will include them in the next eNews.
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