OUR PASTOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Laurie Hill is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and plans to have dual standing in the Presbyterian Church, USA.  She has been ordained since June 24, 1990.  She has served as an interim pastor in congregations in Ohio and Illinois.  She comes to Fairfield Glade from Champaign, Illinois where she was a settled pastor at St. Peter's United Church of Christ from 2008 until this year.  

 

Rev. Hill earned a Master's degree in pastoral counseling and enjoys ministering through counseling, teaching and leading worship.  She is a certified Communications teacher, Clergy and Ethics instructor, and Church Conflict mediator.  

 

Laurie is married to Rev. Steve Hill, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fairfield Glade.   They have two adult daughters, Victoria and Gwendolyn.  

 

Victoria is the oldest, married and has one child who is nine yrs old and is the apple of Pastor Laurie's eye.  Victoria is primarily a housekeeper and on the side practices varying methods of artistic creativity.  Their daughter Gwendolyn lives in Houston and works in Human Resources at Shell Oil.  She will be married in June of 2015.  

 

Rev. Hill enjoys playing with her grandson, walking, cross stitch, playing with her grandson, cooking, kayaking, playing with her grandson, theater, books and did we tell you?  She loves to play with her grandson!  Please stop by and get acquainted with Pastor Laurie!  If you are interested in learning more about the church or in need of her pastoral services call the church office for an appointment.

This is the Community Church of Fairfield Glade...by David Vaughn

 

A very special welcome for all who enter here. Into this house of worship where God is very near.  Come in times of joy, in sorrow or in need. Come and share your burden our Church will hear and heed.  Come and join our service on Sunday morn at ten.  For once you've seen and heard us you may even come again! 

 

We're of mixed denominations but we get along just fine.  Our congenial congregation is a blend of God's own wine.  Come and join our singing as we raise our voices high.  Some have said our chorus rivals angels in the sky.  Come and hear the message that our reverend pastor tells.  Of God's own words and wisdom for in his heart He dwells.  A very special welcome here if you'll attend.  For we surely will be thankful to have another friend!

 

OUR CHURCH

 

Fairfield Glade Community Church (FFGCC), established in 1975, near Crossville, TN, is the first organized church in Fairfield Glade, TN.  The "Glade" has attracted resort visitors and retirees for decades and now over 7000 residents call it home.  

 

Community Church is a multi-denominational congregation that has grown and nurtured worshipers from many different faiths. The membership is approximately 300.  

 

Throughout our history we have promoted local ecumenical traditions and acted with abundant generosity to local and regional missions with time, talent and treasure.  We have an exceptional choir, bell choir and gifted organist to lead us in singing God's praises.  

 

Our Stephen Ministers are active, supporting the work of the church.  

 

We are a congregation led community of faith with a governing board and supporting committees. This governance structure enables the pastor to focus on pulpit and pastoral duties.  

 

The church has a longstanding resource based covenant with both the UCC and PCUSA.

MISSION STATEMENT

 

The mission of Fairfield Glade Community Church is to bring together Christians and those seeking Christ by understanding, acceptance, respect, and tolerance for their diverse Christian experiences resulting in the glorification of God through worship, stewardship, religious study, mission projects, and Christian fellowship.

OUR HISTORY

 

Fairfield Glade Community Church was born of a vision in 1975 that persons of diverse Christian beliefs could agree to come together in that diversity to worship God.

 

In forming an Interdenominational Church, our founders discovered that in sharing their diversity without judging their differences, they actually drew closer to God’s richness shared through individuals. This tradition of respecting the “full freedom for spiritual thought and liberty of personal conviction”, as established in the Church Charter, remains our guiding light.

 

Today our membership comes from more than 15 denominational traditions, from evangelical to progressive, meeting under the same purpose.. to worship God, as revealed perhaps best through Jesus the Christ.