Bogart to deliver sermon during Highland Presbyterian celebration
Nov. 1, 2013
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer
Maryville College President Dr. Tom Bogart will deliver the sermon during Highland Presbyterian Church’s 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sun., Nov. 10, as part of the church’s 60th anniversary celebration and in recognition of the church’s close ties with Maryville College.
The title of Bogart’s message is “In Partnership With Others.”
Assisting in worship are Maryville College students Kayti Mitchell ’16 and Allison Peeler ’16.
Highland was organized in 1953 to provide a Presbyterian ministry in close proximity to Maryville College during a time when students did not have cars and could only walk to church. The church is still located across the street from the east entrance to the College at 721 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway.
Many of Highland’s charter members were Maryville College faculty and administrators, and the current membership still includes a large percentage of MC alumni.
Highland continues with a vital ministry for outreach and mission in the local community and works closely with MC’s Church and College Scholars and other MC students. Highland is becoming a strong supporter of MC’s New Opportunity School for Women, and the church’s recent Peacemaking Offering is designated for support of the NOSW program.
Highland’s pastor is the Rev. Dr. Billy Newton, former chaplain of Rhodes College and organizing director of MC’s Center for Strong Communities from 2006-2010.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2014 semester was 1,213.