Several have asked about PTP 21. The directors have met and discussed contingencies. We are waiting for the Sevierville Convention Center (SCC) to give us the results of a meeting scheduled for April 15.
The SCC board meets every two months and adjusts policies according to the latest CDC and State of Tennessee guidelines. After April 15, it will be too late to get PTP announced and prepared if the policies remain too stringent.
If the April 15 meeting removes all restrictions, we are good to go on PTP 21. If current (or similar) regulations remain in place, the directors have decided we will not have PTP. (Either way, we will still have PTP Spark in St. Louis on September 15-19, 2021.)
Under current regulations, everyone is required to wear a mask at all times. The events center is allowed 5300 persons, which sounds good, but they must be socially distanced. That means that EHA, EHB, and Ballrooms (as a whole) are the only three areas we could have classes. We could not have the children's program, teen classes, vendors, or the various tracks we usually have.
We hope to have PTP, but we do not want to have PTP if it cannot be "PTP." We will let you know what we find out.
Please pray that the Lord's will be done, and that the elders and directors have wisdom to do what is best for the kingdom.
The PTP Directors
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Dr. C. Bruce White passed away
Franklin - Dr. White was born in
Pulaski, Tennessee and reared in
Preceded in death by wife Judy
White and daughter Terri Parrish.
He is survived by son, Michael
White; brother, Dwayne White;
grandchildren, Hunter White, Bailey
White, and Landon Parrish;
great-grandchildren, Magnolia and Mabel Parrish.
He was educated at Auburn University, where he played baseball. He finished his B.A. degree at David Lipscomb University. He received his M.A., M.Th., D.Min. degrees from Harding Graduate School of Religion. He received the M.Ed. degree in Drug Education from the University of Oklahoma. He earned a D.Div. degree from Worldwide Bible Institute.
He served as a minster for churches in Tennessee, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Alabama. He served the 4,200 member Madison Church of Christ for three years before retiring from the pulpit.
He served as professor of Bible and Psychology at Lipscomb University for five years. He was also professor of Counseling at Southern Christian University for two years. He served four years as Executive Director of Tennessee Children's Home.
He preached in hundreds of gospel meetings, workshops, and lectured on almost every college and university campus operated by churches of Christ. He spoke on dozens of state university campus. He worked in foreign missions, preaching in campaigns and teaching in universities in Ukraine, Haiti, and other countries.
He authored two books, numerous tracts, and articles for journals, papers, and periodicals. He had a part in three different TV programs and five radio programs through the years.
Visitation will be Friday, March 12 from 3 - 7 PM with funeral service to follow at 7:00 pm at Madison Church of Christ, 106 Gallatin Pike N, Madison, TN 37115. Interment, Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, TN.
Bruce's wish was for people to donated to: Tennessee Children's Home, Spring Hill, TN.
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