AN ENLIGHTENED VIEW OF RELIGION When I came to Nacoochee Presbyterian, it seemed familiar because it had the same feeling as the small community church I had attended as a child in central Florida. But I also liked the fact that Jerry Brinegar, the pastor at the time, encouraged the church's activism in civil rights, peacemaking … [Read more...] about Joanne Steele, member since 1982
Former Pastor Bob Prim said it best: "The folks who come to Nacoochee Presbyterian to worship are from many different places — physical locales and faith journeys — but each offers his or her unique gifts to the well-being of the whole."
This section features the stories of some of those people. They tell what brought them to NPC and what keeps them coming back. Others share stories about issues close to their hearts and why they are committed to our unique community of faith.
SURROUNDED WITH UNCONDITIONAL LOVE After joining the church in 1990, I was asked to serve as an Elder and eventually learned that a self-affirming lesbian or gay man is not allowed to be ordained in the PCUSA. I had a very difficult time confessing to the session that I needed to resign and why. However, to my surprise after a short … [Read more...] about Janice Lymburner, member since 1990
IN THE COMPANY OF FELLOW SEEKERS In 1990 we purchased a "fixer-upper" about two miles from Nacoochee Presbyterian Church (NPC). Coming from Methodist and Baptist backgrounds, we embarked upon finding a new church home; the plan was to visit a number of local churches and denominations before deciding where to join. We went no … [Read more...] about Cheryl and Jim Crysel, members since 1991