The Friars for Hire (St. John’s Brotherhood of St. Andrew) swept first place in all categories at the annual TN Laymen's Conference BBQ contest, winning Best Ribs and Best Sauce, plus the People's Choice Trophy. But BBQ was just a small part of what this weekend held for the men of the Episcopal Church throughout all three Diocese in the state of Tennessee. Since 1947 the laymen have gathered in Monteagle to fellowship. They hear from special guest speakers and enjoy all the outdoor opportunities that the Mountain has to offer. This year the men of St. John’s made the strongest showing in attendance, from the Diocese of East Tennessee. The Conference takes place every August. We hope you’ll consider joining your fellow parishioners for this awesome experience next year!
(In the top photo, left to right – Front Row: Bill Kuhn, Eric Haralson, Matt Carr, Charles Ovenshine, Bob Sullivan. Back Row: Vince Stevens, Carl Reitz, Joel Morris, Rick Jenkins, Charles Craven. Not pictured: Wayne Stagg).