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God desires FFUMC to be an intentional, vibrant,  growing faith community transformed through prayer, scripture, worship, and study.

 

ffumclogo God wants us to make a real difference in the lives of our neighbors  and each other as we  invite, accept, connect,  serve,  and share the love of Christ.  

In This Issue
Quick Links
Want to help with VBS? Join us on Sunday, March 31 at noon in the Conference Room.
Tuesday, March 26th at 7 p.m.
Wine Tasting & Food Pairing
at Mind Yer P's and Q's
12744 Kingston Pike, Suite 104
You are welcome to join us. Please bring $30 for the event.  You must be 21 or older to participate in this. 

 
Next Month:  Saturday, April 27th 
JOY Group Day Trip to Berea, KY for the H andmade Craft Celebration.  Please make your $30 check payable to FFUMC, with
"JOY - April 27th" on the memo line. Deadline is April 14th. 

Questions? Email John and Tracy Houser at  HouserJohnF@yahoo.com  or call them at (865) 771-4905.
Youth
United Methodist  Youth Fellowship   (UMYF)


Questions? Email Chuck Powell.
UMYF  @ 5:30 p.m. - March 24 & 31
Youth Yard Sale - April 13
Lent Devotions  

Daily Lent Devotions and guidelines for a Good Friday Fast are available at the usher's table and the Information Desk. 

If you prefer daily emails or electronic copies please go to EndHunger.org/lent and click on Lenten Daily Devotions. These are provided by the Society of Saint Andrew which is just one of the hunger ministries that FFUMC supports.

Come learn a new way to
serve at FFUMC!

If you can push a button or click a mouse, you can help with  visual or audio on Sunday mornings. We are looking for more  volunteers to help! If you would like to join the team or have questions, please email Tom Derr or Mark Veness.
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Information Desk
   9:00 a.m. -   Joyce Nall
   10:00 a.m. - Gail Duncan
Greeters
9:00 a.m. -   open
11:00 a.m. - John & Brandi Matson
             
Please contact Lara Burn if you would to sign up to greet on Sundays.

Security Ushers
8:45 a.m. - Jim Owens
10:30 a.m. - Randy Kirchner

Ushers
9:00 a.m. -  John Houser, Calvin Harris, Earl Nall

11:00 a.m. - open
We need you! Sign up here!
Below is list on usher rolling schedule.  
Robin Herrington, Ryan Reddick,
Jason Yarbrough
Seeking Coordinator or  Team of Coordinators
for Christmas Community Day
The Serving Team is seeking a new coordinator or coordinator team for Christmas Community Day. This ministry provides leadership for the team of volunteers who plan and staff centers on Christmas Community Day each year. The event is in December but planning and coordination start in August.  Training will be provided. Please contact Stephen Richardson, scrinknox@gmail.com for more information. 
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Happy birthday to members   who  have birthdays this week!
March:
  13 - Meg McCormick
 15 - David Morgan
 16 - Olivia Layman
          Clara Blossom
 17 - Kerri White
 20 - Gail Hulme
          Ava Grace Waugh
          Tyler Mallison
Stop by and pick up a  "Welcome to Your Home  B ucket" for a  new neighbor. They  are available at the Information Desk.
NEW RESOURCES
First Farragut UMC's Footprints Ministry serves  as a bridge to connect church and home. Click  here  for our current recommendations.
FINANCIAL PULSE
As of January 31, 2018

YTD Total Contributions:     $71,033.89
YTD Total Expenses:              $49,309.01
YTD Net Operating Total:     $21,724.88
YTD Total Capital Gifts:        $10,369.00
Attention Kroger Shoppers!
Don't forget to re-enroll!
  If you shop at Kroger, please click here to visit the Kroger Community Rewards secure website and click on "Enroll" to register your individual Kroger Plus card to First Farragut UMC's account 
(EY756).  
 
We received $148.58 from your shopping last quarter!
  

A Lenten Attitude
 
A father was attempting to explain to his 10-year-old son the necessity for giving up something for Lent. In fact, the father suggested that his son give up candy.

Quizzed by the boy about this kind of religiosity and what it would bring, the father replied that "it will improve your character. You'll be a better person on Easter  Sunday if you give up candy. After all, your mother and I have given up liquor for Lent."

"That's funny, Dad. I saw you and mom having a drink before dinner last night."

"That was wine. We gave up hard liquor."

"Oh, that's good," the boy said. "I'll give up hard candy."

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a short devotion and a walk through the park on Wednesdays. 
Rain Location: First Farragut UMC.

Today, M arch 13
Entrance: 11730 Turkey Creek Rd.
Topic: Prime Mover
The men and women of the Bible did not fly or ride. This helped them know the world more intimately. How is God calling you to slow down and know your world?

March 20, McFee Park
Entrance:  917 McFee Rd (Meet at the Small Pavilion)
Topic :  Moving to a Larger Rhythm
When we need to cover a large area, we need a solid foundation. A solid spiritual foundation helps us plan our feet in God's grace at work in us - loving, forgiven, and healing us even when we feel unlovable or broken.
Welcome to FFUMC Connie!

Connie Emmons, our new hostess/food service coordinator shared the following about her life.

I am a mother of three and grandmother to nine. I grew up attending Maple United Methodist church in Battle Creek. I have been in the food service industry for over 48 years beginning young by helping my mother cater. In my second year of Junior Achievement, I ran a restaurant company. Over the years I have worked in numerous types of restaurants and gained experience and knowledge. I went to nursing school but found myself back in restaurants. I have a true passion for restaurants and successfully owned two as well as two other businesses. My most recent restaurant was Connie's Kitchen in Seymour, TN. I sold the restaurant two years ago due to injuries, but still cater part-time. I am currently the president of Knoxville Tri-County Lions, Zone chair for Lions, Remote Area Medical core volunteer, and a Live-It volunteer. I look forward to getting to know the congregation and working with you.

Raising of the Cross

We are blessed to have wonderful volunteers who helped "raise the cross" near the fire pit on Tuesday. The cross was from our previous building and holds special memories  our members. Thank you to all who help!
    
CHILDREN

Palm Sunday Music Practice
Sundays, March 24 , 31 & April 7
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Ages 3 and Up
    
 
Want to be "in the loop" on all Children's Wing activities?
Be sure to join our Facebook group
(FFUMC Children's Ministry)!
 
We need you!  Any adult at FFUMC can join the security usher team. Please consider serving in the way. Contact Steve Krupski if you are interested in helping on Sunday mornings.
Mark your calendar! 

  • VBS Planning Meeting - Sunday, March 31, 12 p.m.
  • Wesley's Attic Clothing Giveaway - April 6,  9 - 11 a.m.
  • Library Workday - April 11
  • Youth Yard Sale - April 13
  • Palm Sunday - April 14
  • Holy Thursday, April 18 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Good Friday, April 19 -6:30 p.m.
  • Easter, April 21

Sunrise at 6:45 a.m.

9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship

10 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

  • Senior & Youth Sunday - May 12
  • June & July Sunday Schedule

9 a.m. Morning Prayer

9:30 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages

10:30 a.m. Combined Worship Service

  • Vacation Bible School - June 24-27, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Care and 
Prayer 
Concerns

Please remember the following  care 
and prayer concerns  this week:
  • Christian Missionaries Everywhere
  • Richard Bartosik
  • Barbara Bird (stroke, Life Care of Blount County-friend of 
  • Renni & John Morris)
  • Karen Blazer
  • Donna Bocik
  • Troy Cato (colon cancer, son of Renee Alley's friend)
  • Lee Collins
  • Daughtry Family - Morgan (born premature),
    Kayla & Chris (parents) (friends of Bob & Lara Burn)
  • Lisa Davis (brain cancer, Carrie Lawson's friend)
  • John Hankins (Drema Harden's brother)
  • Charlie Helms
  • Doug Jenkins (surgery to remove cancerous growth, son of Alvin & Marjorie Jenkins) 
  • Kris Lane (son-in-law of Steve & Jeanette Krupski)
  • Addilyn Levinge (born at 21 weeks, Joe Bradford's cousin)
  • Cheryl Lewis & Family  (chemo treatments continue, friend of Harden Family)
  • Deanne Lucas' sister
  • Phillip Luster (husband of Brenda Bradford's niece)
  • Mike McLeod (lung cancer, Cindy Galyon's brother-in-law)
  • Dot Morris (John Morris' mother)
  • Jack O'Brien (stage four lung cancer, Jim O'Brien's brother)
  • Kevin O'Brien (end stage renal failure, Jim O'Brien's brother)
  • Noel Pietranski (chemical imbalance affecting ability to process) & His Family (friends of Bob Burn)
  • Bryson Presnell (outpatient rehab, son of Jen Braun's friend)
  •  Jerry Preston (hospice care, Randee Schoenike's uncle)
  • Michael Rainwater 
  • Jolanda Rice (hospice, Jeanette Krupski's mother)
  • Julianne Schoolcraft
  • Brent Shumaker
  • Mendi Smitherman (cancer, Barb Collins' friend)
  • Becky Luther Tannehill (breast cancer, Carrie Linn's aunt)
  • Judah Thacker (brain cancer, Molly Veness' friend's nephew)  
  • Teresa Tomlinson (kidney failure, Patti Parker's sister) 
  • Susan Trammell (cancer, Julie Alexander's great aunt)
  • Trecia Walters (cancer, Mark Overbay's cousin)  
  • Jon Wilson (aggressive cancer diagnosis, Tessa Cortes' uncle) 
  • Military Personnel & their families
Intermediate and long-term concerns are held in prayer daily through our 
prayer chain and prayer groups. 
If you have a prayer concern, 
please contact 
the church office  at 966-8430 or admin@ffumc.org.
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