PASTORS: TOM BALLARD, KRISTEN BURKHART
IN WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
LECTIONARY READINGS FOR MARCH 29, 2020
5TH SUNDAY IN LENT
1) Ezekiel 37:1
14 2) Psalm 130 (
3) Romans 8:6
11 4) John 11:1
ONLINE WORSHIP AND STAYING IN THE KNOW
As our corporate worship services, classes, events and activities have been suspended until further notice, please continue to join us for Online Worship and stay in touch through our various Facebook pages.
For Online Worship,
Since we are in the season of Lent, we have even more reason to practice spiritual disciplines which include private
devotion (click here)
and meditation, prayer and
fasting (click here)
, introspection and journaling.
Please follow our Facebook pages to see up-to-date information on what's happening during the week. Our Facebook links:
Our FCUMC staff remains committed to service. In this moment, we will keep regular office hours Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. If you have a need, please let us know. Thank you!
Thank you for remaining faithful with your tithes and offerings so we can continue to be the church. Our operating expenses will continue, whether or not we have corporate worship.
WAYS TO GIVE (note new TextGiving option):
- send in via USPS mail
- give online @ fountaincityumc.org
- Realm Connect App
- Drop off at church office
- Call and we will pick it up!
- NEW!!! Text Giving
- Text givefcumc $25 (or any chosen amount) to phone number 73256 to give to our General Fund using text messaging on your mobile device. You will receive a text message in response with your next steps. (Standard text message rates do apply.)
Please contact our Financial Assistant,
in the church office with any questions.
REMOTE SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Want to stay connected with your Sunday School class? Why not try meeting remotely! The Whobodies Sunday School class "met" on Sunday, March 22 for fellowship and Bible studies via Zoom Video Conferencing. Click here to learn more about Zoom and get started. The Whobodies signed up for the Pro Version. Learn more about Zoom's plans by clicking here. You can send out invitations via email with a link to join the meeting. "What a precious time of fellowship and bible study we were privileged to share this morning. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!"
PLACES TO SERVE
We are still collecting food items for Fountain City Ministry Center. We delivered over 1,000 cans last week and we would like to have 1,000 more cans for this important ministry! We will be delivering today, and on Tuesday March 31. Please bring your donations to the church office. If you prefer, call us from the parking lot and we'll come out and get them! Let's help FCMC make a difference in our community!
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR OPPORTUNITIES:
FEED a NEED
FCUMC has partnered with
HAM'N GOODYS to distribute meals to children, elderly and others in the community who cannot utilize the Knox County Schools food services sites. Please click on this
HAM'N GOODYS link
to donate to FEED a NEED. Adult volunteers are needed to transport and distribute food. Please
to sign up for FEED a NEED Food Distribution.
and Liz Brown are coordinating the drivers for pick up. Anyone with questions can click on their names above to send them an email. Thank you!
Want to love your neighbor during this stressful time?
to sign up to run errands, call or write notes to our homebound and those in isolation on a flexible time schedule.
CAMP WESLEY WOODS NEEDS OUR SUPPORT
Since 1959, God has used Camp Wesley Woods in helping kids begin relationships with Jesus and grow in their faith journeys. Out of 848 campers in 2019, 361 of them attended on some form of scholarship. We can help give the gift of camp so that every child who wishes to camp at Wesley Woods can experience the love of Christ in a unique way. A donation of $385 provides a full week of camp for a child but every gift in any amount makes a difference. Please click here to navigate to the Camp Wesley Woods website and then click on the DONATE NOW button in the top right corner to make a donation. Let's make a difference in the life of a child. And don't forget to register your child or grandchild for camp while visiting the Camp Wesley Woods website!
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION
FOR THE HOLSTON CENTER FOR WELLBEING
The Holston Center for Wellbeing is seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide the following: welcome clients, schedule appointments, answer general inquiries about the counseling services, and perform regular office duties as required. If you are interested in this position, please
to learn more and to submit your resume.
WHEELS ARE IN MOTION
Church Council has made the decision to purchase a new vehicle or two to replace our old buses. More details will be forthcoming as the process moves forward.
FOUNTAIN KIDS - PARENT CUE APP
The Parent Cue App is working and families are loving it! If you have not downloaded this free app, please don't miss out. On Saturday morning
(just as past two weekends), y
ou will receive an email that includes all the weekly videos for the kiddos.
In addition, we just miss you guys! We are in the process of setting up Wednesday Night Live for our kiddos. In the next couple of days y
ou should receive a ZOOM invitation for the your kids' Wednesday night Live class. Please accept the invitation and make note of the code and instructions.
For our 3 and 4 year olds - you will receive an invitation from Miss Jenny for the COOK FAMILY STORY TIME.
For our Crosstrainers - you will receive an invitation from Miss Mary Catherine for CROSSTRAINER MUSIC AND FUN.
For our 3rd-5th grade Kids Club Kiddos - you will receive an invitation from either Miss Misty Brown or Mr. Ed Ripley.
All invitations will be for Wednesday Night Live Jesus Funtime for Fountain Kids to begin at 6:30 p.m. The event will last approximately 30 minutes. Parents are invited to "attend" with the kiddos. We want to see you all!
AN UPDATE FROM THE JUBILEE PROJECT
FCUMC is a mission partner with The Jubilee Project in Hancock County, TN. The mission of The Jubilee Project is helping the people of this impoverished area meet their spiritual, economic, social and physical needs in the name of Jesus Christ. Learn more about their latest project of installing indoor plumbing in Tennessee mountain homes by clicking here.
A FOUNTAIN CITY HERO
Master firefighter Jordon Adcox has packed a lot into his first 10 years with the Knoxville Fire Department, working on three major disasters. Jordan is the son of FCUMC member, Ralph Adcox. Please check out the full article on Jordan by clicking on this link to KnoxTNToday.com to learn why he is a Fountain City Hero!
SIGN UP FOR THE FLOWER CALENDAR
Altar flowers are a beautiful way to honor & memorialize a special person or event in your life. Flowers are arranged by Petree's Florist and cost $65. Contact
in the church office at (865) 689-5175 for available dates this year
Check out the March
NEXT UP AT FCUMC
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
ROCKY RAILWAY VBS - JUNE 22-25
is now open for our amazing VBS! Kids can climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life's ups and downs.
Classes are already beginning to fill up. Parents please do not procrastinate! Sign up today!!
PASTOR ON CALL
Tom Ballard (423) 585-7054
Fountain City United
212 Hotel Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
WORSHIP WITH US
When worship resumes at the church, those service times are listed below. Meanwhile please worship with us online.
8:30 am & 11:00 am
11:00 am (Gym)