District Fellowship at Roberts Tabernacle

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Funeral Services for Perry Pearson

Perry Craig Person

Perry Craig PersoObituary for Perry Craig Pearson

Sensitive, loyal, brilliant, adventurous, one-of-a-kind, 17 year-old Perry Craig Pearson of Johnson City, Tennessee, went to his heavenly home on Monday, July 27, 2015. Perry was born on May 8th, 1998, a son of Craig and Rachel Slagle Pearson. Perry was preceded in death by his maternal great grandmother, Mary Martha Davis Slagle, on May 26, 2015.

He is survived by his loving family: parents, Craig and Rachel Pearson, sister, Rayanna Pearson, and brother, Jonas Pearson; grandparents Marvin and Sara Slagle of Johnson City; grandparents John and Sue Pearson of Stevensville, MT; “Aunt” Nichole, great-grandfather Ralph Slagle, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Perry has friends from BSA Troop 35 and ETSU University School who will miss him sorely.
Perry enjoyed computer gaming with his friends, movies, music, trivia, reading, bicycling, roller coasters, and the outdoors.

A service to celebrate the life of Perry will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Larry Stamm, officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Sunday; or at the home of Perry’s grandparents, Pastor Marvin and Sara Slagle.

The graveside service will follow at Washington County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Kevin Slagle, Erik Pearson, Tristan Pearson, Ronnie Zimmern, Bowen Wexler, and William Rogers.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Perry Pearson Memorial Foundation, C/O Heartland Fellowship Church, 211 Heartland Way; Elizabethton, TN 37643.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Pearson family. Office 423-542-2232, Obituary line 423-543-4917.

Perry will never be forgotten by those who knew him. Perry was loved immensely and he will live in our hearts forever, until we see him again. Rest in peace, Babe.

Funeral Arrangements for Perry Pearson

Perry PearsonFuneral Services for Perry Pearson will be at Tetrick Funeral Home in Elizabethton, TN, at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2015.  Perry passed away earlier this week near Dayton, Ohio.  Please continue to pray for the Slagle family during this difficult time.

Prayer Request

Please join me us in prayer Pastor Marvin Slagle and his family. Marvin’s grandson Terry Pearson has passed away at the age of 17, near Dayton Ohio. More information will be forthcoming.

Prayer Request for Patterson Family

Please join us in prayer for the Patterson family of Westmoreland, TN. Bob Patterson passed away today after a struggle with cancer.

Bob’s wife just retired as the long time treasurer of the Westmoreland and was acknowledged at our state convention.

Bob’s sister is Donna Creasy, the wife of Pastor Glenn Creasy of our Hartsville, TN church.

Visitation is Friday after 3:00 pm and the funeral services are at 3:00 pm on Saturday at the Woodard Funeral Home in Westmoreland.

Upcoming Changes

Now that the convention is past, we will be posting all appointments shortly.  Bless you.

Bishop McKinley

ALERT: Affordable Care Act Reimbursement Info

“July 1 is the deadline for compliance for small employers regarding individual health insurance.
You possibly have seen information of changes that have been imposed on the long-standing practice of small employers in which they have reimbursed premiums for individual health insurance policies (termed “Employer Payment Plans” or EPPS by the IRS). Many churches follow this practice as they were unable to obtain or provide group health insurance for their pastor(s) or other staff.
Through a progression of Notices, the IRS informed employers that EPPs cannot be compliant with the Affordable Care Act requirements and therefore cannot be paid as nontaxable benefits. Furthermore, if an amount is added to salaries so that employees can buy health insurance, the employer cannot require those employees to use the increase for health care. Any violation of these guidelines is subject to stiff penalties up to $100 per affected employee per day.
In February, the IRS announce “relief” from the penalties until July 1, 2015. Employers not complying by that date will be subject to the penalty and to self-reporting their violation.”

2015 Youth Camps Begin Today

There is an air of excitement at Camp Hickory Hills today, as campers and staff arrived for the first of the summer camps.  This week is Senior Camp hosting the upper-teen age group.  Please join us in prayer for each and everyone.

Our goal is to provide a safe and loving environment for all of those participating, and that they will be spiritually enriched.  The record reflects that in this past year, more people were converted in the camps than in all of our local churches combined.  What does this say?  It says that these camps are invaluable tools that will help increase the Kingdom of God.

Thank you for your prayers, we look forward to a great summer.

To learn more about our Camping Ministry go to http://camphickoryhills.org


Death Notice – Woodrow Forsythe

Bishop Woodrow Forsythe 08/20/1938 - 04/21/2015

Bishop Woodrow Forsythe 08/20/1938 – 04/21/2015

Bishop Forsythe was a long-serving pastor at the Mayland Church of God of Prophecy (just outside Crossville), at the time of his retirement he had served the Mayland Church for 31 years.  The Pikeville church for 10 years before that and Sparta for 9 years. His arrangements are as follows:
Friday, April 24, 2015

Visitation is 11:00 a.m. at the Hood Funeral Home

Services at 2:00 p.m. at the Hood Funeral Home
Hood Funeral Home
2371 Highway 127 South
Crossville, TN 38572