Merlin and Kay Atkins
We are blessed to be part of what God is doing in the community of Maryville. As the pastor, it is exciting to note some of the unique things about this community of faith. First, the people here are warm and friendly. I can honestly sat that there is a genuine sense of family at FPC. The atmosphere is derived from the congregation's deep love for god and doing god's work in our community. We are far from perfect, but we work together to make FPC and the community
of Maryville a place where God’s love in known.
The second distinguishing mark of FPC is a deep concern for the people in the Maryville area. The worship services
are open and friendly to all. We are actively involved in the Ministry Center, which assists low-income families. And
we operate and manage Shepherd’s Kitchen. Each Thursday, FPC serves a free meal for the entire community. People
from many different backgrounds and walks of life enjoy the meal.
Finally, everything FPC does is designed to glorify God. We have experienced God’s grace in a powerful way, and
we want to share it with those around us. We would love to have you join us and share some of our experiences. Feel
free to come to worship or any of our activities. If you would simply like to talk to someone, I would love to meet you
on an individual basis. May God bless you and all your endeavors.
Grace and peace,
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church!