The meeting/dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. that evening with the purpose of unifying all Hawkins County pastors across all denominational lines, as well as to explain the goals of the Expecting God’s Help (EGH) movement.
Organizers have made attempts to contact every pastor in Hawkins County, but if anyone was missed they’re hoping they will get their invitation through media reports.
“We have sent letters, sent emails, made phone calls and I have even hand delivered invitations for the dinner to several churches we could not contact otherwise” said EGH organizer Elizabeth Lewis.
A barbecue dinner is being prepared and served by the “Silver Angels” from Signature Healthcare, a group of volunteers who has stepped forward to assist in this event.
Hawkins County Sessions Judge Todd Ross is among the guest speakers. Ross will be explaining his plans for the “Recovery Court” for drug users accused of non-violent crimes and the need for church assistance in that program.
Chris Bishop and Brian Davis will also speak to the group regarding the Expecting God’s Help Youth Group.
“One of our group will then address the pastors to explain the purpose of Expecting God’s Help and how badly we need their involvement” said EGH organizer Stoney McLain. “We need all our pastors from the smallest church to the largest churches to attend this meeting and join us in our efforts.”
For more information call Elizabeth Lewis at (423) 293-0821. All Hawkins County pastors, youth pastors, youth leaders and their spouses are invited to attend this meeting.