Visitors from around the world are coming to Nacoochee Presbyterian in late September and you’ll have two opportunities to help welcome them.
Thirteen Humphrey Fellows — currently at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health — will join us at Nacoochee Presbyterian on September 21 and 22. Fellows come from 12 countries: Botswana, Central African Republic, China, Ghana, Guatemala, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, South Korea, Thailand, Yemen, and Zimbabwe. The Nacoochee visit is being coordinated by Dr. Stan Foster.
The 40-year-old Humphrey Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for 150 experienced professionals from designated countries undergoing development or political transition. Emory has hosted the Humphrey Fellows for the last 25 years.
NPC members and friends will have two opportunities to meet and assist this diverse and distinguished group of Fellows.
First, on Sunday September 8, you’ll be invited to host one of the Fellows, some of whom may be accompanied by their families. Host families will join the Fellows at the church for supper on Saturday, September 21, at 6:00 pm, welcome them to Sautee Nacoochee, and listen to their stories of life in their countries. Each host family will then take a guest or guests home for the evening, feed them breakfast, and bring them back to the Sautee Nacoochee Center (SNC) at 9:00 am on Sunday, September 22.
Second, everyone is invited to join in welcoming the Fellows to Nacoochee Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 22. You can start by attending presentations of the Humphrey Fellows sharing their country challenges and achievements in the SNC Theater from 10:00 to 10:55 am, and then welcome those that will be joining us for Sunday morning worship at 11:00 am.
Further details will be provided at morning worship services, or you may contact Stan Foster for information.