Give praise to God's holy name!
    Let the hearts rejoice of all those seeking the Lord!
- Psalm 105:3
IN WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
LECTIONARY READINGS FOR AUGUST 9, 2020 
10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

                 1) Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28       2) Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b (UMH 828)
                 3) Romans 10:5-15                4) Matthew 14:22-33

SUSPENSION OF IN-PERSON WORSHIP
All in-person worship is suspended until further notice, including Sundays, Celebrate Recovery Tuesdays, and Wednesday Prayer Time. Our online worship will continue, so please stay tuned to those offerings. We ask for your patience as we follow the guidelines of Holston Conference during this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

ONLINE WORSHIP
We continue to provide online worship on Sundays. Please join us by going to our YouTube channel or our Facebook page. We invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel, follow us on Facebook, and like and share our Facebook posts! Please take a moment to comment on Facebook regarding our online services.

ALTAR FLOWERS
Altar flowers are a beautiful way to honor and memorialize a special person or event in your life. Flowers are arranged by Petree's Florist and cost $65. Contact Melissa in the church office for available dates.

REMOTE SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Many of our Sunday school classes are "meeting" via Zoom Video Conferencing. Visit our website to view the various ways our Sunday school classes are staying connected!



FOUNTAIN KIDS
Milestones in the life of a child are so important! It is our intention to recognize the start of kindergarten and middle school as milestones for our Fountain Kids. We have children that will be moving up from Fountain Littles as they begin kindergarten this year, and a number of Fountain Kids will be moving up into the Middle School Youth Program. We celebrate moving up! We will celebrate these milestones for our children by traditional gifts and visits throughout the month of August. In addition, our weekly mailings and Miss Donna and Miss Jenny's awesome videos will continue. 

We are all in  this together! This message of strength is provided in Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

STAYING IN THE KNOW
Please follow our Facebook pages to see up-to-date information on what's happening during the week. Our Facebook links:

Click here for the Fountain City UMC page
Click here for The Journey page
Click here for the Celebrate Recovery-North page
Click here for the Fountain Kids page
Click here for the Fountain City UMC Youth page

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS FOR AUGUST
Our office staff is working remotely in August during the following hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm (closed from 12pm-1pm for lunch) 
Friday: 8:30am - 12:00pm
 
The FCUMC staff remains committed to service and you can still reach us! Calls to the church office phone number will be answered during the hours listed above. To contact staff members directly, please email them. You can find staff emails on Realm or on our website under the Who We Are menu on our home page. If you need to meet with a church staff member in person, please make an appointment directly with that staff member. We encourage you to mail your check or give online. However, if you must drop off your check, please contact Ashley Garren and she will make plans to meet you at the church. Thank you!
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STEWARDSHIP

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NOTABLE NEEDS
PLACES TO SERVE

COVID COMPASSION: Want to love your neighbor during this stressful time? Click here to sign up to run errands, call, or write notes to our homebound and those in isolation, all on a flexible time schedule.

FAMILY PROMISE OF KNOXVILLE 
PASTA & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Pasta & Bluegrass is going virtual this year! Family Promise Knoxville (FPK) is hosting a weeklong festival on Facebook (@FamilyPromiseofKnoxville) including a number of fun, meaningful, and communal activities throughout the week of August 16. From cook-at-home-recipes with local chefs to toe-tapping bluegrass bands, FPK has you covered for a week of celebrating their broad network of congregations and volunteers; while also tracking which congregations have the most FPK spirit and which congregations can raise the most money on their behalf.

Donate online or mail your donation to P.O. Box 10184, Knoxville, TN 37939-0184. Please don't forget to share that you are from FCUMC since it's a competition! FPK will announce the winning congregations on the evening of Saturday, August 22. Let's help Family Promise of Knoxville celebrate 15 years of serving families with children experiencing homelessness.

WESLEY HOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER 
FRIENDS AND DONOR CAMPAIGN
Please click here for a message from Kara Finger, Executive Director of Wesley House Community Center with thanks for our support and information regarding their Friends and Donor Campaign. This video includes a Click Here to Donate Today link.  
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NEWS & NOTES
THE MORE YOU KNOW

PRODUCE DRIVES
Our two produce drives were a huge success! Fountain City UMC, in association with the Society of St. Andrew and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, participated in two community produce giveaways, one in late June and one in mid-July. We distributed a total of 3,200 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to the community around the church, as well as shared produce with the Fountain City Ministry Center, the Knoxville Dream Center (Lost Sheep Ministries) and Wesley House. These drives provided over 7,500 portions of food for those who need it most. This is another great example of FCUMC doing ministry during this pandemic era. A special shout out to Doug Shipman, FCUMC Director of Food Services, as well as Becky Ripley, Susan Shipman, and Carl Ball for their help distributing the food to our community.


FCMC BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE
The Fountain City Ministry Center has collected backpacks and tennis shoes for children in kindergarten through high school for the 2020 school year. Using Faith Promise funds, members of our Missions Committee purchased 100 pairs of shoes from Shoe Carnival for this important outreach and delivered them to the FCMC. We are so excited we are able to serve our community in this way and partner with FCMC!


PART TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES 
WITH EMERALD YOUTH
Emerald Youth is seeking applicants to fill paid, part-time roles within their organization for the upcoming academic year, including positions with their AmeriCorps program. Now more than ever, young people need positive influences in their lives, and Emerald Youth is looking for applicants who desire to serve in the city and align to the organization's values and mission.

Available positions include those who will serve directly with Knoxville's young people, as well as in supporting roles. They are looking to fill vacancies right away, so if you or someone you know is interested in applying, please do so immediately.
To view the full list of vacant positions and to apply, please use this link or call (865) 637-3227.

NO FELLOWSHIP MEALS THIS FALL
For the health and safety of all church members, we will not have Wednesday night fellowship meals this fall. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to follow the guidelines set by Holston Conference.
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PASTOR ON CALL
Tom Ballard (423) 585-7054


Fountain City United
Methodist Church
212 Hotel Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
(865) 689-5175
www.fountaincityumc.org

WORSHIP WITH US
 Please join us for our online worship.

You can check out our YouTube channel 
or our Facebook page on Sunday mornings 
for links to our online worship services.
 

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