PASTORS: TOM BALLARD, KRISTEN BURKHART
IN WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
LECTIONARY READINGS FOR NOVEMBER 10, 2019
22ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
1) Haggai 1:15b-2:9 2) Psalm 145 1-5, 17-21 (
3) 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 4) Luke 20:27-38
ADVENT 2019 WEDNESDAY NIGHT ADULT DISCIPLESHIP STUDY
Light of the World: A Beginner's Guide to Advent by Amy-Jill Levine.
Classes will be led by Rev. Tom Ballard. In this book,
author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary's visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary's Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt.
To purchase the book through the church office for $15, choose to add on book when registering for class.
The book is also available for purchase in paperback and eKindle versions at Cokesbury.com, AbingdonPress.com, and Amazon. This class will meet from 6:30-7:30 pm in Wesley Hall on Wednesday, November 20, Wednesday, December 4, Wednesday, December 11, and Wednesday, December 18.
Please note that class will not meet on Wednesday, November 27.
THE JOURNEY BRING A FRIEND T-SHIRT FLASH SALE!
One Week Only!
your long sleeve Journey
t-shirt or hoody
for delivery on our upcoming Bring A Friend Day on December 1. These items are m
aroon in a pre-shrunk cotton/cotton blend. The L
ong Sleeve T-shirts are $15.00/each and the
Hoodies are $25.00/each.
We are only accepting orders in advance using debit/credit card/ACH. No cash or check payments. This is your only
opportunity to order these shirts, so don't delay - order today!
Ordering will close at 5:00pm on Monday, November 11.
FOUNTAIN KIDS WILL BE SINGING!
this Sunday, November 10
as the Fountain Kids sing at the 11 a.m. Traditional and Journey services
If your kids have been attending practice, they have already received the t-shirts they will wear. If they have not yet been to a practice and have not received their t-shirt, the last rehearsal is Wednesday night from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Please check them into KidCheck on the second floor prior to rehearsal.
If your child wears their t-shirt to Sunday School (which means they are singing),we will take them down to Wesley Hall at 10:45 am to line up. We will sit together in the Traditional Service on the front three rows. Following their song, we will go down the middle aisle and exist down the hallway to the Journey service. After singing in the Journey service, we will take the children back to Wesley Hall for a special craft project. You will pick them up in Wesley Hall following the services. Children who do not come to Sunday School and will be singing need to be in Wesley Hall no later than 10:45 am. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Donna.
It's not too late! Join us this Sunday, November 10 for Fountain City Friends as we gather to pray, study, and learn together. We will also meet on November 17 when there will be opportunities during all worship services to officially join FCUMC. We hope you will consider this time of friendship gathering a part of your discipleship path at FCUMC.
This class is directed by our new Minister of Discipleship, Rev. Dr. Kristen Burkhart and Friends as we learn together.
Join us for Fountain City Friends by registering online. We hope to see you there!
THE JOURNEY MEET YA GREET YA LUNCH
Join us on Sunday, November 24 as we get together to celebrate our faith with food and fellowship! Lunch will be served in the Gym immediately following The Journey service. We will have pizza, fruit and cookies. No need to bring anything except yourselves! We hope this will be a time we can get to know each other better as we travel on this Journey together. Look forward to seeing you there!
We invite you to JOURNEY with us
through the month of December
Sometimes it is easy to let the Christmas
season make you bitter and maybe even a little like Scrooge. You know, the character
from the Charles
A Christmas Carol
The season of Advent
is a time to prepare
for Christmas and the coming of the best gift ever given, Jesus! Let
us help you sing during this Christmas carol season with hope, love, peace, and joy instead of saying "Bah! Humbug!"
Join us in The Journey worship service
December 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 11am
as we look at redeeming our Christmas Scrooge-like tendencies. Consider bringing a friend along on
and they will receive a gift as we enter into the season of giving.
PLACES TO SERVE
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Help us reach children in some of the most remote areas of the world with an Operation Christmas C
hild shoebox gift and the message of the Gospel! Boxes are now available
in the Narthex, and they will be collected on November 17 along with the $9 shipping fee. For more information on what to include in your shoebox gift, please check out the
Thanks for supporting the missions of Fountain Kids!
CHURCHWIDE CHRISTMAS PROJECT
ANGEL TREE FOR BEVERLY PARK PLACE
FCUMC has been given the name of 50 residents at Beverly Park Place and we will have an "Angel Tree" for classes, groups, families, and individuals to adopt a resident and provide some necessities for his or her Christmas gift this year. Please look for members of the Missions Committee on Sundays and Wednesdays in early November to choose an angel (or two)! Gifts will be collected on
Sunday, December 8 to be blessed and delivered to these special seniors living right here in Fountain City!
SERVE MEALS AT UTK WESLEY FOUNDATION
The fall semester dates for Sunday evening meals at UTK Wesley Foundation are set. We will serve meals on
. We need Sunday school classes, circles, or individuals to sponsor each of these meals for the students. Sharon Bowers, UTK Wesley Foundation Director, is also inviting speakers to share a message at the worship service prior to the meal. To sign up or if you have questions, please contact
SERVE MEALS AT KARM
We are once again serving meals at KARM on the second and fourth
Fridays of the month from September through May. Volunteers are
needed from 4 - 6 p.m
. Feel free to bring your teenagers! Youth are welcome to serve if they are at least 13 years old and accompanied by an adult. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve a meaningful ministry right here in Knoxville! We will need six volunteers for each Friday committed. If you are willing and able to serve, please contact Clarence Carter at (865) 356-0001.
KARM GIFT CARDS FOR THOSE IN NEED
Did you know that used clothing and household items can be dropped off at area KARM stores six days a week? When you deliver items, please give the name of our church to the attendants. FCUMC gets credit for all donations in our name that are then turned into gift cards. The gift cards are available in the church office when folks come in seeking assistance. Our staff distributes the cards, and recipients can then go shopping at any of the KARM stores for what they need!
OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY MEAL
On the fourth Saturday of every month, our church provides over 120 meals for some of our neighbors in need. The Open Door Community Meal is sponsored each month by Sunday School classes and/or individuals who prepare and serve the meal. The months of May, June, September, November, and December are available for permanent adoption of sponsorship. To volunteer to sponsor, cook, deliver meals, or drive, please contact
at (865) 776-4735.
ADULTS 50+ SERVICE PROJECT
Stuffed Animals & Toys for Judge Irwin's Court
This is one of our favorite service projects - collecting items for Judge Irwin's Family Court. Each child coming through his courtroom (through no fault of their own) may select an animal or toy to keep. In addition to stuffed animals of all colors and sizes, we are collecting toys for boys 12 and up who prefer action figures, Match Box cars, Hot Wheels, trucks, and airplanes. All items must be brand new!
We are grateful to everyone who has contributed thus far, and we will continue to take donations through December 5. The coordinator for this project is Carolyn Rogers and we are hoping to fill up Carolyn's bathtub with toys! To donate, please bring items to any of our 50+ events or drop them off at the church. We hope Judge Irwin will continue to have plenty of items to hand out as children come through his court. Questions? Contact the church office at (865) 689-5175 or email
Our 2019 annual charge conference will be with a cluster of other churches in our area and will be conducted on Sunday, November 17, 3:00 p.m., at Cedar Lane UMC (formerly Inskip UMC), 714 Cedar Lane, Knoxville 37912. Everyone is invited to attend as we officially elect our 2020 church leadership, set clergy salaries, & celebrate our ministries in the name of Jesus Christ.
ALL IN FOR CHRIST SUNDAY - FOUNTAIN KIDS
Discuss stewardship with your child:
Stewardship is a big word that simply means the management of something important. Biblical stewardship involves us managing that which God has given to us. When we speak of stewardship, we are not only speaking of tithing (giving 1/10 of our money to God), we are also talking about our time. Stewardship of our money is very important. Leviticus 27:30 tells us that "A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD."
Discuss the word commitment with your child:
As parents, we strive to instill quality values in our children. One of those values is "commitment." It is important for children to learn that once they've given someone their word, they are expected to follow through. Parents can teach their child "commitment" through examples and by giving them their own chances to follow through.
Liberia Education Update
so you can keep apprised of our covenant partner, Helen Roberts-Evans, in Liberia. The July-August newsletter contains a big thank you to the Holston Conference for the much needed supplied that were sent!
LIBERIA EDUCATION UPDATE NEWSLETTERS
The Camp Meeting Concert and the Keyboard Concert are both available on DVD for $15 each. Contact Leslie Hill or call the church office at (865) 689- 5175 to purchase yours!
Melissa Greene is conducting a training class on the Realm Connect app for your smartphone this
Sunday, November 10 at 4:00 pm in Room 137. If you plan to be a Realm Ambassador for your Sunday School class and haven't attended a training class, or anyone else who is interested, please plan to attend this training session. Questions?
Please contact Melissa Greene or Kathleen Bloom.
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 in December and into 2020
This month we are learning:
Life App of HONOR: Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are.
Memory Verse: Love one another deeply. Honor others more than yourselves.
Basic Truth: I should treat others the way I want to be treated
Bottom Line: Honor others by putting them first
We are studying the life of David this month.
Sunday morning Fountain Kids begins at 9:45 a.m.
We need all parents to pick up their children on time from Sunday School. (The pick up time has been edging towards 11:00 am.)
We have wonderful volunteers that serve in Fountain Kids Sunday morning Sunday School. Many times they need to leave quickly to get their own family together for worship or they are serving in another area beginning at 11:00 am. Children are dismissed at 10:45 pm. Thank you for your cooperation and patience. We are all rowing together!
Fountain Kids follows the
of FCUMC. Please contact
with any questions.
Wednesday Night Youth Group meets from 6:30-7:30 pm in Old Fellowship Hall.
Sunday Night Youth Group meets at 6:30 pm in Old Fellowship Hall.
For information and sign ups for youth events, click
Please join us!
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for a complete list of this week's events.
UMW WORLD THANK OFFERING
November 12 at 10:45 a.m. in Wesley Hall
The World Thank Offering of the United Methodist Women (UMW) is an opportunity for individuals to respond to God's abundance and grace with spontaneous gifts of gratitude. This offering allows people to share a portion of God's blessings with others through the global mission programs of the national UMW. Ruth Circle - for reservations, contact Carolyn Rogers; Sarah Circle - for reservations, contact Mary Simpson; Wesley Circle, for reservations, contact Martha Routh.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP MEALS
Don't forget to sign up each week by noon on Tuesdays for our Fellowship Meal, which takes place on Wednesday nights from 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the Gym. For pricing, menu, and to register each week, check out our
. Please note that there are no standing reservations this year so please sign up each week on attendance cards or at the link above.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS TOMORROW FOR THE FELLOWSHIP MEAL. PLEASE BRING CASH OR A CHECK.
CHRISTMAS AT THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN OPRY AND
LUNCH AT FIVE OAKS FARM KITCHEN
Join us on
Thursday, December 5
for Christmas at the Smoky
Mountain Opry and
lunch at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen. Tickets to the Opry are $32 (Lunch is separate). Please pay by cash or check with Christmas Opry in the memo line. For those of you who reserved a spot on the bus, we will meet at FCUMC at 10:45 a.m. Please remember to bring $3 the day of the event for the bus. The buses are now full but tickets are still available for the show. RSVP soon for Opry tickets and lunch! You can meet us at the restaurant, at the Opry, or follow the bus from FCUMC.
The final deadline to pay for Opry tickets and sign up for lunch
is November 12.
If you have questions, please call the church office at (865) 689-5175 or email Jeanie Tillman . Don't miss this fun event!
Join us on November 20 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in Room 137 for h
elp and hope as you navigate the Christmas season.
Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can't be recreated?
Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one's death. You'll learn:
- How to deal with the many emotions you'll face during the holidays
- What to do about traditions and other coming changes
- Helpful tips for surviving social events
- How to discover hope for your future
PASTOR ON CALL
Kristen Burkhart (865) 357-6354
Fountain City United
212 Hotel Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
WORSHIP WITH US
8:30 am & 11:00 am
11:00 am (Gym)