Dr. Carolyn Hawkins Brown, 75, of Greeneville, Tennessee, died May 24, 2021. She was a member of the Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Presbytery of East Tennessee), where she served as an elder and the chairperson of the Mission and Outreach Committee. She developed and initiated outreach programs for children through Vacation Bible School. She served […]
Missouri Governor Mike Parson has appointed Cumberland Presbyterian Jamie Bellis Johansen to the Missouri State Fair Commission. Jamie, a member of White Oak Pond Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Missouri Presbytery), is passionate about agriculture and impacting the next generation. She and her husband, Kevin, grew up showing cattle at the Missouri State Fair. Jamie, also a […]
Kurt M. Weil, an elder and long-time member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Germantown (West Tennessee Presbytery) died June 7, 2021. Kurt’s wife, Rose Weil, who survives, was once the administrative assistant for the church.
Allan L. Edsell II died January 1, 2021. Allan was an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the husband of OUO Coordinator Calotta Loyd Edsell. Pandemic restrictions delayed Allan’s memorial service of celebration which will now be held at Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Brentwood, Tennessee, Saturday, June 12th, 2021. Visitation will begin at […]
Focus Pay attention to the tension in your body. Let go of it and any expectations to do anything, but God’s will today. Prepare yourself to hear God’s word. Read 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 New Revised Standard Version 6 So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body […]
Donald Ray Terrell, 84, of Cunningham, Tennessee, died May 29, 2021. He was an elder at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Nashville Presbytery). Born February 14, 1937, in Woodlawn, Tennessee, to Angus and Earlene Wooten Terrell, Donald was a veteran of the United States Army and was a retired pipefitter.
Focus Prepare yourself to discern what is and what is not of God today. Still yourself so you can hear how God is calling you. Read Mark 4:1-20 New Revised Standard Version 4 Again he began to teach beside the sea. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on […]
Focus Slow your breathing and become aware of the taking in and letting out of your breath. Focus on putting things aside so you will be open to what God is saying to you today. Read Hebrews 11:4-7 New Revised Standard Version 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain’s. Through this […]
Focus Pay attention to the tension in your body. Let go of it and any expectations to do anything, but God’s will today. Prepare yourself to hear God’s word. Read Psalm 20 New Revised Standard Version To the leader. A Psalm of David. 1 The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of […]
Focus Experience silence in the midst of your busy day. Take some time to relax into a time to be with God. Read 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 New Revised Standard Version 5 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, […]