Faith Community Breakfast and Worship set for Aug. 27 at MC

Faith Community Breakfast and Worship set for Aug. 27 at MC

July 5, 2017

Maryville College’s Faith Community Breakfast and Worship will be held on Sun., Aug. 27, 2017 at 9 a.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts' William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer, followed by a worship service at 10 a.m.

The event will give Maryville College students the opportunity to meet members of local churches and faith communities and learn about their worship services while enjoying food and friendship before classes begin.

“Worship and service is often an important part of the college experience for MC students, and for many, the relationship begins with the Faith Community Breakfast,” said Kathleen Farnham, director of church relations at Maryville College. “We are always thrilled with the great participation of area faith communities in this fun and festive event, and we deeply appreciate their ministry with and to college students.”

Set-up begins at 8:15 a.m., and congregations are asked to bring one to four members and provide displays, information about their communities and breakfast items for students to pick up from church display tables (cut up fruit, cheeses, small breakfast breads, juices, etc.). Coffee and tea will be provided.

“Representatives may be lay leaders, clergy, program directors, current college students or members with particular interest in ministry with college students,” Farnham said.

The Rev. Dr. Anne D. McKee will lead the worship service at 10 a.m. in the Clayton Center’s Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. All are invited to the worship service, and participating churches will be recognized during the service to better assist students in connecting with local congregations. Following worship, up to four members from each faith community are invited for brunch in the Margaret Ware Dining Room in Pearsons Hall.

Reservations are required by Aug. 21. For more information or to register, please contact Kathleen Farnham at 865.981.8217 or

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 2017 semester is 1,181.