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First Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Cookeville, TN

Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service 11:00 a.m.



I am delighted to welcome you to our congregation's web page and I hope you find it useful. Take some time to explore the various pages and find out more about our church. If you have questions that you would like answered, contact me and I will be happy to respond. Also, please know that you are always welcome at worship and any other of the many activities happening at the church.   

Bread vs. BreadPeace,

Pat Handlson, pastor


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Winter 2015

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Our Mission ....

Called by the Holy Spirit into the First Presbyterian Church of Cookeville, we seek to be a community in Christ whose worship and study, fellowship with one another, and service to others embody the love of God.

Our Vision ...

To accomplish our mission, we envision becoming:

A transforming congregation that honors a diversity of gifts and respects each individual's journey of faith while challenging everyone to grow in discipleship to Christ through a full range of educational, training, and service programs for all ages and groups.

"We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind...But seeking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is head, into Christ." (Eph. 4:14-15)

A growing congregation that welcomes visitors, actively reaches out to people in the community, and makes space for new people by offering them friendship and significant work to do within the church.

"All this was done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also." (2 Cor. 5:18 TEV)

A serving congregation that offers its members and friends many opportunities to embody in their own lives Christ's ministry of compassion and to work for justice, freedom, and peace.

"Jesus said, 'Truly, I tell you, just as you did it to the least of these, my brethren, you did it to me.'" (Matt. 25:40)