Concord United Methodist Church
January 9, 2019
THIS WEEK (and Beyond)

CELEBRATE OUR NEW FAMILY MINISTRIES STAFF at a potluck lunch in the gym on Sunday, January 13, immediately following the 11AM services. Bring a side dish or dessert and come get to know Heather Hayes (Director), Katie Humphries (Assistant) and Christy Munsey (Tweenagers). Everyone is invited. 

MISSION BLITZ - Saturday, January 19 – Monday, January 21 – Everyone is needed to participate in order for us to reach our goal! Stop by one of the tables in the hallways on Sunday to sign up or ask questions. Brochures located at Welcome Centers and in the worship attendance pads or you can sign up online at
NEW TO CONCORD? Join us from 9:50-10:45 AM for a 4-week class (January 20- February 10), Connect to Concord class , to learn about the history, mission, ministries and facilities of this faith community. Classes meet in Room 202-203 in the CADES hallway and are facilitated by the pastoral team.

BOOK STUDY - Thursday, January 10, 10:45 AM-12:30 PM - Open Door will be studying Maya Angelou's book - The Heart of A Women - All women are invited to join them.

Mondays (Women's Study) - Drop your children off at school and join excellent facilitator and teacher, Amy Perry, in a study of  The Dream of You Begins January 14, 9:00 - 10:30 in Room 293.

Mondays - Untangling Relationships: A Christian Perspective on Codependency - Codependency is a label often misunderstood and misapplied and many of us who love and care for others have codependency tendencies. This study will help you begin to understand what codependency is, and will help you begin to change lifelong habits which are codependent. This study will help you identify patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting, and enable you better to understand your emotions and actions. Begins January 21 from 7:00 – 8:00 in Room E224.

Tuesday/Wednesdays (Lunch & Learn)  - Join in a 4-week study of the book of Ruth (same lesson either day), facilitated by Pastor Glenna.  Begins January 8/9, 11:30 - 1:00 in Room 296.
Wednesdays (Food for Thought - Adult Study) The first study of the new year for Food for Thought will be a series of stories for discussion facilitated by Rev. Bill Kilday.  Begins January 9, 6:00 - 6:50  in Room E109.
Wednesdays (Adult Study)   - Learn how God turned Joseph's pain and suffering into an example of God's divine love and how he can do the same for us. Facilitated by Pastor Glenna.  Begins January 9, 6:00 - 7:00 , Room 226.
Thursdays (Women's Study - Soul Sisters)  -  Learn how to live with purpose and passion in a study by Rob Fuquay,  Which Way Lord? Facilitated by Joan De Tar.  Begins January 10, 10:00 - 11:30  in Room 296.
Fridays (Moms Group)   - Join with other moms in a book study, Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson. Facilitated by Leighanna Colgrove.  Begins January 11, 9:45 - 11:45  in Room 296.

If you have not been involved in a Sunday morning class and desire to do so, check out some of the newest studies in our classes. Additional information on classes can be found on our website.

Biblical Insights - Study of the ancient text known as the Apocrypha which helps us to understand the time and history between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament.

Class C 1:28 – The first seven weeks, the class will study “You and Me Forever" by Francis and Lisa Chan, which focuses on marriage. The second study will be " Raising Kids with Lasting Faith."

Commitments – Study by Adam Hamilton, “Love to Stay.”

Faithful Disciples – New study TBD begins on January 20 .

Foundations Studies change every month

Friendship Studies change every 4 – 5 weeks.

New Horizons – Study TBA.

New Visions In-depth study of three of Paul's most appealing and reader-friendly letters: 1 Thessalonians, Philemon, and Philippians, using Marcus Borg's  Evolution of the Word: The New Testament in the Order the Books Were Written.

Parenting With Faith ­ – Study is entitled “Greater Gifts” which focuses on lifting up the gifts in the community and strategically acting together as one body with many interconnected parts to reach out beyond the walls of the church and bring people to know and receive the love of God. 

Partnering With Christ – Study on kindness.

Pathfinders – Study led by Steve Trotter.

Searchers – Class is doing a Bart Ehrman video study on the Book of Acts and Paul.

Special Studies – Studies change monthly

Women Seeking Wisdom – This class will be studying the book,  The Ten Commandments from the Backside: A Different Look at What God’s Laws Mean,  by J. Ellsworth Kalas

Connect to Concord for those new to Concord or those desiring to learn more about membership will meet for four consecutive Sundays from January 20 – February 10.

MIDWEEK WORSHIP INFORMATION - Due to the difficulty many of our participants have being out late in the winter months, midweek worship is taking a hiatus. Be on the lookout for this exciting ministry to resume in the not too distant future.

JANUARY PANTRY LIST - Pasta 1 lb., Dry Beans 1 lb., Canned Beans 15 oz., Canned Fruit 15 oz., Deodorant, Toothpaste 4-6 oz.

MAN UP MEN'S CONFERENCE - "Remodeling Your Faith" - February 15 from 6:00-9:00 PM in the Worship Center with Rev. Micah Nicolas. Tickets: $10 per person or $50 per table of 7. Who are you going to bring with you?

ALTAR FLOWERS - If you would like to provide altar flowers for a Sunday service, please contact Carolyn Phillips, 865-659-0957 or Upcoming dates: January 20 and February 3, 10, 17, 24.

STUDENT MINISTRIES RESURRECTION & SPRING SEMESTER PARENT MEETING - All parents with students in the 6th to 12th grade are asked to join the Student Ministries staff in the Sanctuary on Sunday, January 20, at 7:30pm (immediately following Amplified 2.0) for our annual parent meeting. We’ll discuss Resurrection in detail, but ALL parents are asked to attend as we will be discussing the entire spring semester and distributing calendars.

MISSING - If you borrowed pots or pans out of the Fellowship Hall kitchen, please bring them back as soon as possible. This kitchen is missing at least 3 large pots and these pots are used often. Thanks!

Gifts have been given in memory of:
  • Dori Keyser (CADES Fund)
  • Jean Bridges (CADES Fund)

A gift has been given in honor of Jim Bailes (CADES Fund).

Sermon: You Asked..Why Do Bad Things Happen
to Good People?
Rev. Larry Trotter

Scriptur e: Psalm 88:13-18 & John 15:13


 Sermon: You Asked..Why Do Bad Things Happen
to Good People?
Rev. Wil Cantrell

Scriptur e: Psalm 88:13-18 & John 15:13

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