Amid continued concerns over the rising numbers of COVID-19 infections, the Discipleship Ministry Team, in consultation with Historical Foundation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America, has decided to cancel A Day in the Park 2020 which was scheduled for October 20, 2020. We look forward to 2021 and thank […]
News briefs from around the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America.
On July 3, 2020, the Center Interagency Team (CIT), met via ZOOM and voted to extend the closure of the Cumberland Presbyterian Center to the public through August 31, 2020, in accordance with the executive order of the governor of Tennessee. It should also be noted, mask requirements for public spaces have been put in […]
Since the 190th General Assembly meeting has been rescheduled for next summer (2021) due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the General Assembly Corporate Board met and voted to exercise the emergency action provision in the General Assembly bylaws. The Corporate Board and took action on what were deemed essential items of business which needed action before […]
Ralph Edward Mitchell, 85, of Madisonville, Kentucky, died Monday, June 29, 2020. He was born February 27, 1935, to Aubin Mitchell and Ruth Blankenship Mitchell. He was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Covenant Presbytery) in Madisonville, Kentucky, where he served as an Elder. Ralph held a doctorate from the University of Kentucky. […]
Eugene Garrett, 77, of Jefferson City, Tennessee, died June 26, 2020. He was born August 21, 1942. Eugene attended Talbott Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Presbytery of East Tennessee) and served the 9th District of Jefferson County as a County Commissioner for eight years. A former employee of Jefferson County, he spent many years coaching youth athletics.
The Reverend William “Rusty” Rustenhaven III, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Marshall (Trinity Presbytery) recently presented 2020 Peacemaker Scholarships on behalf of the Marshall (Texas) Ministerial Alliance. Recipients Carolyn Heard and Davion Williams are actively involved in their churches, and the Marshall High School staff felt each exhibited the characteristics of a peacemaker. […]
On June 16, 2020, the Reverend Dr. Theodis Acklin announced on behalf of the General Assembly Executive Board of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America that elder Vanessa K. Midgett had been hired as denominational Administrative Director to replace Dr. Lynn Herring who recently retired. Midgett’s resume, credentials, and commitment to service is extensive; having […]
The Reverend Charles Edward Meredith, 79, (Cumberland Presbytery) pastor of the Irvington Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Kentucky since 2001, died Monday, June 22, 2020. Charles was born October 26, 1940, in Leitchfield, Kentucky, to Lonard and Anna B. Cannon Meredith. He was educated in the public schools of Grayson County and graduated from Leitchfield High […]
The summer of 2020 is looking to be quite different for summer programming for families and churches. The Discipleship Ministry Team is creating an opportunity for children and their families to enjoy the challenge of learning some scripture while they are spending more time at home this summer. I AM a Cumberland Kid Summer Challenge […]
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out. (Colossians 4:6 -The Message). This scripture comes to mind as I reflect on a recent (June 18,2020) ZOOM forum, “Can you hear me now? Listening to […]