Concord United Methodist Church
February 20, 2020
THIS WEEK (and beyond)

GAME PLAN: GET OFF THE BENCH, GET IN THE GAME - Friday, February 21 from 6:00-9:00 PM. Tickets—$10 per person - Register at Concordumc.com/Manup

FAITH AND IMMIGRATION SERIES FAITH AND IMMIGRATION SERIES will be held Sunday, February 23, 5-7 pm Room 296. All are invited. A light supper will be served. The last session on 2/23 will be led by a local Hispanic community attorney who will share the realities and challenges of life as an immigrant.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES - February 26 - Noon and 6:00 PM - Each year, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day season (not counting Sundays) marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year by focusing the Christian’s heart on repentance and prayer, usually through personal and communal confession. The noon Ash Wednesday service will be in the Studio (upstairs in the East Building). The evening service is at 6:00 in the Sanctuary. Both will have a time of prayer, music, short message and the imposition of ashes. 

55+ SINGO - Saturday, February 29, 6-9 PM - Gym - Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win prizes!!!! Sign up today for a Buddy's BBQ dinner, tons of fun and door prizes. Cost: $10 per person. Register at Concordumc.com/events

STUDENT MINISTRIES AUCTION - Sunday, March 1, 5:00-7:00 PM. Join us for a night "Around the World with dinner, entertainment, and the opportunity to grow this ministry. Tickets are on sale now for $20. Click here to buy online.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN'S TEA & PURSE AUCTIONMarch 7, 2 PM - Gym - For more information, contact Becky Bishop, 865-591-4058 or sign up at Concordumc.com/events.

CHURCH WIDE RUMMAGE SALE - April 3 & 4

EASTER CELEBRATION & EGG HUNT - Sunday, April 5 - 3-5 PM

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - July 13-17 - Register at Concordumc.com/events

MOSAIC - Music & Arts Camp - July 20-24 - Details Coming Soon!
OUR LIVES TOGETHER

The love and sympathy of the congregation is extended to Donna Bondurant on the death of her sister, Gerline Leach.
OUR GIFTS

Gifts given in memory of:
Bill Ivey (Missions Fund, Building Fund)
Bill Tuller (Building Fund)
THIS & THAT

HELP MAKE THE ALTAR BEAUTIFUL - If you would like to provide altar flowers in the Sanctuary, please contact Carolyn Phillips, 865-659-0957 for available dates. Currently we need altar flowers for February 23, March 1, 8, 22 & 29.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP - Applications for the Ken Schneider Student Scholarship for High School Seniors are now available in the Student Ministries Office. This scholarship, in memory of Ken Schneider, is available to High School Seniors who have participated in at least one mission trip and is renewable for up to four years following high school. Please contact Chris Luper if you are interested in applying or you can pick up an application in the information rack outside the Student Ministries Office.

DO YOU HAVE AN EYE FOR COLOR? Do you have a talent for design and decoration? Are you willing to share your gift in the service of our worship environments? We are looking for a team of people to dream, create, and share their artistic calling to help enhance our worship services by providing tasteful displays and art that will support the service’s theme. If you are interesting, email Mike Stallings at mike@concordumc.com. 

PIANO PLAYERS NEEDED - If you play piano, your church needs you! Our children’s music program needs accompanists. Maybe you play but think, “Oh, I’m not good enough to accompany a choir.” Well, in order to eliminate those concerns, Mike Stallings is willing to work with you to help show you that if you play, accompanying a choir is something that you can do. If you are interested in learning to accompany, contact Mike at mike@concordumc.com.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ SCRIPTURE ON SUNDAY MORNINGS? If you are interested in reading Scripture in our traditional worship service, there is a place for you! There will be a lay reading interest/training session on Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary. Even if you have been a lay reader before, you’re encouraged to attend because there have been a few changes in the process. If you have questions, contact Mike Stallings at mike@concordumc.com.
GROW

RECOVERY TESTIMONY NIGHT - Liz Powers will be sharing her story of how she found freedom from addiction, healing from a traumatic past, and faith in God through recovery. Please join us on Monday February 24 to hear her inspiring message. Snacks start at 6pm, Worship is at 6:30, and Open Share Groups begin at 7:15.

DAILY LENTEN DEVOTIONALS - The first devotional will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 26. You may receive the devotional each morning by e-mail or Facebook. If you are already receiving the weekly devotionals, you will automatically receive these. If not, click here to sign up. 

WOMEN'S RETREAT - Lift Up Your Eyes – April 24-26, Townsend, TN – Relax, Refresh and Restore your spirit. Two Night Cost: $120/person, double occupancy. (Single occupancies are very limited and the cost is $180.00 (1 room, 1 queen bed). One Night Cost: $60 double occupancy and $100 for single occupancy. Register at Concordumc.com/events

SPRING BREAK MISSION HURRICANE RECOVERY TRIP, MARCH 14-20 - Travel to Port St. Joe, FL during spring break to help restore lives. For details or to sign up go to www.concordumc.com/missiontrips  
W ORSHIP ATTENDANCE - February 16 - 719
W ORSHIP - February 23
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP

EVERYDAY HEROES SPEAKER

Doug Kilday
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP

EVERYDAY HEROES SPEAKER

Stephanie Dunn
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