Get Ready for VBS!
June 5-8, 6-8:30 p.m.
Dinner provided nightly!
and return it to the office
Click to Watch Christ UMC
"Rise Against Hunger"
"A Few Good Women" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
Sermon - Rev. Ashley Helton
"The Master's Voice" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"What Things, Indeed" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
Sermon - Rev. Ashley Helton
"Sent Joy" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
Sermon - Rev. Ashley Humphreys
Easter Sunday, April 16
"Stooping and Looking In" - Rev. Ashley Helton
"What Happened!" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
Palm Sunday, April 9 - One Service
Rev. Ashley Helton
"Let Them Go" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"Open Minded?" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"Come and See" - Rev. Ashley Helton
"He Did What?" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"Water and Spirit" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"Signs of the Presence" - Rev. Ashley Helton
"It is Written" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"What God Created You To Do" - Rev. Ashley Helton
"Changes" - Rev. Ashley Helton
"What Have You Heard?" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"You Have Heard...What?!!" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"You Have Heard...But!" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"Salt, Light, and Law" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"Salty Lights" - Rev. Ashley Helton
"The Wisdom of the World" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"The Immediate Kingdom" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"The End of the Earth" - Rev. Dennie Humphreys
"Beloved" - Rev. Dennie Humphrey
"The Wesley Covenant Service" - Rev. Ashley Helton
Worship opportunities and Communion are open to all.
Traditional Worship 8:45 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages 10:00 a.m.
Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m.
Crosswalk Contemporary 11:00 a.m.
FORWARD IN FAITH PHASE II
The Building Fund Campaign continues! If you haven't yet filled out a pledge card, please prayerfully consider a commitment. Our current total is $326,161. RSVP for our Celebration Lunch on May 21 by filling out the RSVP in this week's Announcements. You can pick up an Announcement page in church or download from this link on the upper right corner of this page.
CALLING ALL GRADUATES
We will be honoring our graduates on May 28. If you’d like your grad to be included, please send an email to the office [firstname.lastname@example.org] by May 23rd with the subject line GRADUATE. Give the full name, the school they are graduating from, and degree (if a college or technical school). Attach a digital picture OR drop a copy off in the office for our staff to scan. The picture can be picked up in the office afterward. Thank you!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEALS & SMALL GROUP OPPORTUNITIES!
Wednesday, May 24: Roast of Dennie Humphreys. No meal on May 31.
SPRING INTO SUNDAY SCHOOL!
Spring is here and a good time to spring into Sunday School! As we go through the Lenten season we reflect on those things we have “taken up” or “given up” as a reminder of the sacrifice our Lord gave for us. As we draw close to the end of Lent, it would be a good time to dedicate and commit ourselves for two months of consistent Sunday School attendance. That’s only 10 Sundays with the end of the commitment occurring on Father’s Day, June 18. By the conclusion of your commitment, we’re sure you will experience the spiritual and educational benefit of attending Sunday School. It’s so much more than a class! Sunday School is where you meet and make friends for life, not to mention the great fellowship and sometimes—food!
If you need direction or help to choose a class, our Superintendent of Sunday School, Jim Davis, is available to assist you.
Our Director of Children's Ministry is Sarah Beth Day and you can reach her via email: email@example.com.
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE:
Every Sunday, there's something special for our kids!
KIDS' NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY- CAMPFIRE STORIES!
The Bible is filled with amazing, scary, and exciting stories that are more than just fun—they are all true and can teach us valuable lessons about God. The Kids at Christ won’t want to miss the new Campfire Stories Bible study for Wednesday Night.
FAMILY CAMPFIRE NIGHT
The Children’s Ministry is hosting a Family Campfire Night on May 31st at 6 p.m. We’ll have hot dogs, s’mores and a whole lot of fun. We hope to see you there!
THE ROAST OF DEAR DENNIE
Be sure to pick up the “hot” ticket for Wednesday, May 24! It’s an evening of fun and fellowship as we “roast” our retiring pastor Dennie
Humphreys. We’ve got Chicken Cacciatore on the menu and laughs on the agenda. Tickets are $10 and all funds benefit our Children’s Ministry. Tickets are available on Wednesday nights and Sunday morning at the table outside of Fellowship Hall. No genetically modified material or animal testing will be used in the creation of this roast.
REGULAR SUNDAY SCHEDULE FOR YOUTH:
6:00 game time
6:45 split into middle school and high school small groups
7:30 stick around for basketball and board games if you can
8:30 Youth ends
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOUTH EVENTS?
Would a reminder before a Youth event be helpful?
Your help is always appreciated! Email Jimmy Lee with your name and email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will gladly add you to his list!
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN YOUTH MINISTRY:
Do you like to cook? Well, we have the perfect opportunity for you to get involved in our youth group. We need volunteers, individuals, Sunday School classes, or a dinner one Sunday evening. To view dates needed or to sign up for a meal please use the meal train button located on the right side of the screen or the link below.
Here is how you use Mealtrain:
1) Simply type in this web address https://mealtrain.com/o227g8 into your internet browser click on the link OR use the Mealtrain icon link.
2) Create an account
3) Once you have created an account you should see dates listed as available. Simply click the green box that says "Book this date" and fill in the required information.
4) And that’s it! You just helped the youth department by providing a meal.
One great thing about this program is you can see what other people have brought for the meal to give you an idea of what to bring. Feel free to still call the office (865-922-1412) if you have questions. Your willingness to volunteer is greatly appreciated!
The Bible and Human Sexuality course to be led by Kate Ambrose. Islam during the month of May on Mondays at noon.
AED Available for Emergencies
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is now available in a white storage unit on the wall just outside of the Fellowship Center.
Thursday at 10 a.m. - 12 noon in the Cornerstone Classroom. For more information, see Norma Richardson.
Beginner Line Dance
Join us for a new line dance class specifically for Beginners on Thursday, January 12 at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Center. If you have a question or would like more information, call Barbara Cannon at 865-240-3162; or just put on your dancing shoes and be there!
Helping Hands Ministry
If you or someone you know is in need of a minor home repair or yard work and cannot tackle the job due to financial or health reasons, “Helping Hands” might be the answer. Please call the church office at 922-1412 and someone will get back with you. If you want to support this new ministry through monetary gifts, designate your gift as “Helping Hands.”
THE UNITED METHODIST MEN NEWS
The UMM will meet on the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in Wesley Hall.
THE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN NEWS
All ladies welcome! Prisca’s Partners meets the second Monday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room.
Prisca's Partners is a UMW circle whose mission is to visit church members, or their near relatives, who are shut in or can no longer attend church on a regular basis. If you know of someone we should be serving or if you’d like to join them, please contact Kate Ambrose, 922-8404 or email@example.com.
The Sing to the Lord Circle meets the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Conference Room. Watch the announcements for more information about upcoming UMW meetings and events.
UPDATED YOUR EMAIL OR ADDRESS LATELY?
If you have a change in your email OR your address, send your updates to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a very active prayer chain and enthusiastically offer prayers for individuals upon request.