photos of our SESQUICENTENNIAL celebration

Click here for an album of photos from our celebratory day.  Thank you to Chet LaFountaine for the photos. 

Sesquicentennial Celebration

Wednesday Night Programming

April 19th: At 6:30pm in the theater, we will look back at the formation of our church, and the beginning of our history.

April 26th: At 5:30pm we will venture to Bethesda, our mother church, for a reflection of life in the 1860's and an Ice Cream Social. If you would like to make some homemade ice cream, please let me know. We would like to have several different flavors. We would also like to have some homemade cookies if anyone would be willing to make some. Cookies can be dropped off at the church earlier in the day if necessary. While at Bethesda we would like pay our respects to any former members who may be buried there. If you have any family members or know of anyone connected with our church buried there, please let me know so they may be recognized. Parking at Bethesda is limited so the bus will leave the church parking lot at 5:10. Dress according to the weather. There is no electricity at the church and we will be outside part of the time.

May 3rd: At 6:30pm we will return to the theater for a walk through the history of our church from 1887-1956.

May 10th: At 6:30pm, in the theater, we will cover the years from 1956-2017 and there will be time to share memories of the more recent 60 years.

May 17th: Our Church was officially organized on May 18, 1867, so on Wednesday, May 17, we will have a Birthday Party/End of School Bash as our final program.

Guest Preacher

for Sesquicentennial Celebration

Rev. Laura Jernigan will be our guest preacher for our Sesquicentennial Celebration on April 30, 2017. Laura is the daughter or Dr. Ned and Peggy Hollandsworth. Rev. Jarnigan became the Associate Pastor at Northwest Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia in June of 2013. She oversees Christian Education and enjoys teaching, worship leadership, preaching and engaging with people of all ages. A 1988 graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Virginia, she was a music major at Rhodes College. Laura served as interim pastor of Westminister Presbyterian in Charlottesville, VA and as pastor of Madison Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. She has been an active volunteer leader at Shallowford Presbyterian and North Decatur Presbyterian. She served on the faculty of the Lovett School in Atlanta as religion teacher and co-chaplain from 2005-2012. She and her husband, John Jernigan, M.D., have three sons; Ben, Jeff and Will.

First Presbyterian Church

600 West Main Street

Morristown, TN  37814


Phone/Fax: 423.586.4281