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


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United Methodist Youth Fellowship Rummage Sale
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Please bring donation items to the church from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM today or tomorrow.  All profits will be used to support our youth on their 2019 Summer Mission Trip. 

If you have questions, please contact Chuck Powell .
FFUMC and the Serving Team, through  the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), support Disaster Response in the U.S., World Emergency Relief, the Heifer Project International, World Hunger and UMCOR Kits. In the United States National Advance, we support the Appalachian Service Project, Red Bird Mission, and the Society of St. Andrew. Your generous donations to the Serving Team Easter Offering in 2018 made it possible to support these ministries. We need your support again in 2019 to continue our tradition of compassion for our neighbors all over the world. 

Please be praying about your contribution on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.
United Methodist  Youth Fellowship   (UMYF)

Questions? Email Chuck Powell.
UMYF, Sunday @ 5:30 p.m. 
UMYF, April  28 @ 5:30 p.m.
Youth Rummage Sale - April 13
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. Sign up by Sunday,  April 14th. 

Sunday, May 19th at 2 p.m.
(meet at Noon in church parking lot) 
Steel Magnolias at the  Oak Ridge Playhouse $24/ticket. Please sign up by Sunday, May 5. Please write check to FFUMC with "Joy-May 9th" on memo line.

Questions? Email John and Tracy Houser at  HouserJohnF@yahoo.com  or call them at (865) 771-4905.
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. 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Information Desk
   9:00 a.m. -  Betty Collins
   10:00 a.m. - Veronica Bartosik
9:00 a.m. -   Alvin & Marjorie Jenkins
11:00 a.m. - open
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. - Mackenzie Quesenberry

9:00 a.m. -  Doug Hulme, Alvin Jenkins, Joe Bradford

11:00 a.m. - Dale Love
We need you! Sign up here!
Below is list on usher rolling schedule.  
Randy Kirchner, Scott Hilbelink,
Marty Layman
Happy birthday to members   who  have birthdays this week!
10  - Eva Quesenberry
17 - Jordan Sangid
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.
Stop by and pick up a  "Welcome to Your Home  B ucket" for a  new neighbor. They  are available at the Information Desk.
First Farragut UMC's Footprints Ministry serves  as a bridge to connect church and home. Click  here  for our current recommendations.
As of February 28, 2019

YTD Total Contributions:     $110,799.33
YTD Total Expenses:              $97,108.85
YTD Net Operating Total:     $13, 690.48
YTD Total Capital Gifts:        $16,683.00
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 
We received $129.70 from your shopping last quarter!

This Sunday, Palm Sunday, we come to Holy Week, and its opportunity to reflect on the Lord's passion. In my own soul, I want to go slowly through the week. I prefer not to rush to Easter, but to mourn awhile because of what's going to happen to our Lord.
William Willimon, in his book, Thank God It's Friday, Encountering the Seven Last Words from the Cross, prays, "...if we could explain it, figure it out, get a grip on the cross, then we wouldn't need faith in you. Please, Lord, be more to us even than an explanation. Be our salvation. Deliver us from our lust for final elucidation. Save us from our best and worst selves; do that for us which we cannot, in our sin, do for ourselves. Go ahead and save us, no matter what you have to do. Amen."

I'll meet Holy (Maundy) Thursday and Good Friday services with somberness, then I'll greet Easter Sunday with joy! And as persistent as the dandelions growing in my yard, I'll continually bear witness to God's saving and redeeming love.

Today at 1:00 p.m.
Lakeshore Park  (Meet at Arch Pavilion) 
We will gather for refreshments afterward at the home of John and Renni Morris (4253 Kingston Pike). 
Entrance: 5930 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville TN 37919
Topic Guide My Feet
We humans are travelers! All paths are not straight, but God always invites us to follow the path of discipleship ... by walking it.

VBS Registration is open! Sign up today.
VBS - June 24-27 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Want to be "in the loop" on all Children's Wing activities?
Be sure to join our Facebook group
(FFUMC Children's Ministry)!
Carson Ryan Sangid Memorial Scholarship 
If you are a member of First Farragut United Methodist Church and a high school graduating senior, be sure to pick up an application for the "Carson Ryan Sangid Memorial Scholarship" at the Information Desk on Main Street. The 2019 award will be $2,000 for the freshman year. You may also apply if you are a previous recipient. Seniors who attended Wesley House may also apply.  Applications must be returned to FFUMC Monday, May 20, by at 2 p.m.
Changing the Course of Homeless Families
Golf Tournament Benefiting Family Promise
Willows Creek Golf Course - May 17, 2019 

9:00 am Shotgun (again in afternoon wave if am fills) 
Format: Four Person "Power Ball Scramble" 
Cost: $75 per person or $275 per team 
Includes: Golf, Cart, Lunch, and Range Balls 
Putting contest: $10.00 - 2 mulligans $20 TEAM REGISTRATION  
Send names and check to Family Promise of Knoxville, P.O. Box 10184, Knoxville TN 37939 or register online at Eventbrite .

Become a sponsor: 
$2000 Presenting Sponsor- Entry for one team, prominent Web and Social media recognition, Logo Banner on ONE of the following locations, Driving Range, Beverage station, Cart, Tee Gifts, or Hospitality.  

$1,000 Contest Sponsor-prominent Web and Social media recognition, Logo Banner on the Putting Contest or the Closest to the Pin hole.  

$250 Hole Sponsor-Logo signage on the designated hole.

Family PromiseSend your check for the sponsorship level of your choice to Family Promise of Knoxville, P.O. Box 10184 Knoxville, TN 37939. Email your logo to director@familypromiseknoxville.org . Call For further information call 
865-584-2822.  Family Promise is a 501 (c) (3) providing shelter and continuing support to children and their families who are experiencing homelessness.
Mark your calendar! 
  • Library Workday - April 11
  • Youth Yard Sale - April 13
  • Palm Sunday - April 14
  • Holy Thursday, April 18 - 6:30 p.m. (Childcare available)
  • Good Friday, April 19 -6:30 p.m. (Childcare available)
  • Easter, April 21
    • Sunrise at 6:45 a.m.
    • 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship    
    • 10 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages
  • Youth Sunday - May 12
  • June & July Sunday Schedule
    • 9:00 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.

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.

June 24 - 27
6 p.m - 8:30 p.m. 
Click here to register.

Care and 

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 (son of Alvin & Marjorie Jenkins) 
  • Jeanette Jenkins (acute myeloid leukemia, wife of David Jenkins, daughter-in-law of Alvin & Marjorie Jenkins)
  • 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)
  • Tyler Pritchard (seizures, Tara Mallison's cousin)
  • 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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