Concord United Methodist Church
September 5, 2019
Last Week of Photo Booth

Sunday, September 8 will be the last week that the photo booth will be up at the church. If you have a picture you would like to submit, email it to or bring in your picture to the church office. If you don't update your picture, please know that your last directory picture will be included in the church directory database. Please update your demographics on the form provided at the info desks or at the photo booth or at .
THIS WEEK (and beyond)

CONNECT TO CONCORD – If you are new to Concord or not currently connected to another class, join us for this four-week class to learn more about this faith community and its ministries. Classes begin September 8-29, in Room 202-203 from 9:50 – 10:45 and are led by the pastoral team.

YOU'RE INVITED TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR UNITED IN RECOVERY - On Monday, September 9, we will have birthday cake and special guest speaker Joy Gaertner will speak on how she found healing and wholeness through recovery after divorce and cancer wrecked the life she once knew. Dinner at 6, Worship at 6:30, Open Share Groups at 7:15. 

LUNCH & CAKE AUCTION - Sunday, September 22, help the youth raise funds for the 2020 High School Mission Trip to Costa Rica and the Middle School Mission Trip by joining us for a Potato Bake and Cake Auction. The Baked Potato and Salad Bar will be available beginning at 10:30am in the Gym for any donation you would like to make. The cake auction will happen at two separate times: 11:30am and 12:30pm. Please plan to attend, enjoy some great food, and support the Students of Concord United.

FALL BREAK MISSION TRIP, October 6 - 12 - Join Missions as we travel to Port St Joe, FL to help in recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael that devastated the area last October. Most work will be interior repairs. We need skilled crafts persons, team leaders and persons willing to learn how to complete projects under the guidance of others. More info and registration:

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP INTEREST MEETING - Join us to learn about the Guatemala Mission Trip on Sunday, September 29 at 12:15 for a light lunch in the Fellowship Hall. We will talk about the stove building ministry, reforestation, cost and fundraising. Persons age 14 and older are invited to participate in this mission to serve in the Highlands. Each stove built improves the health, nutrition and safety of each family member. The Mission trip will July 19–27, 2020.

OPEN DOOR STUDY - Beginning September 12 at 10:45 AM in the Skybox this group will begin discussing The New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, led by Elaine Wynn and all women are invited.

Gifts have been given in memory of:

Louise Harmon (Missions Fund)
Doris Bishop (CADES Fund)

The congregation mourns the loss of Kim Warnick's mother , who died on September 4.

LOVE TO STAY (Marriage Enrichment) ­– Parents are invited to enrich their marriage by spending time together while Concord UMC provides ministry for the children. Every 2 nd Sunday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30, parents are invited to drop off their children to participate in one of these areas by grade level as follows:
·    Birth – Pre-k – Childcare (pre-registration required)
·    K – 3 rd Grade – Creative Arts
·    Grades 4 – 5 – Tweenagers
For additional news about these events, registering children and special Tweenager information for September, please see the Children's Ministry Newsletter.  

HOT TOPICS FOR PARENTS - Bullying - Join us on Wednesday, September 18 as Farragut Middles School guidance counselor, Brooke Partin, will share how to help your children and teens navigate situations in which in person or social media bullying may play a part.

SEPTEMBER FOOD PANTRY NEEDS - Jelly, Pasta Sauce (cans), Rice 1lb bags, Syrup (24 oz), Canned Meat

PANTRY TRAINING DATES - Tuesday, September 17 at 1:30 PM or Thursday, September 19 at 6 PM. Sign up for the class by emailing 2 days before training. The training is at Faith Lutheran Church.

CONCORD'S ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS will gather on Friday, September 13, at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall. We will join Sam and Mary Ann Stone as they share their travel photos of the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park. Everyone with an interest in travel and beautiful places is invited!

YOUNG ADULTS - Join us on Tuesdays beginning September 2 at 6:30 PM at Honey Bee Coffee Shop (10716 Kingston Pike, across from Costco). For more information contact our Young Adult Coordinator, Emily Ballard ( ).

PECAN PIECES SALE - $10 per pound - Call Norma Smith to purchase, 966-62583.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER - Reservations are requested by Monday at 3 PM, but walk-ins are welcome. Click here to make a reservation or sign up through the Church Life App or Sundays on the reservation card in the worship folders.

ALTAR FLOWERS NEEDED - If you would be willing to provide flowers in the sanctuary on any of the below dates, contact Carolyn Phillips, - October 6, 13, 20 and 27, and November 10 and 17.


PASTOR ON CALL - After hour and weekend emergency number - 865-321-1149

Hurricane Dorian Response
Please join us in prayers for the families, homes & businesses damaged by Hurricane Dorian and the ones still in the path.  If you wish to donate to Hurricane response, we have a couple of suggestions for your support. Our go to mission response is always UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) they are on the ground serving and will continue to provide long term relief to the Bahamas and other areas that receive damage.  You may also donate directly to the Bahamas through our Mission Partners at Bahamas Methodist Habitat. You may donate by making your check out to Concord UMC and add to the memo line: UMCOR or BHM on your check.
You may give online at - designate UMCOR or go to the GO FUND ME page for Bahamas Methodist Habitat.
Concord may plan a team to respond in the future, but currently we are taking a team October 6 – 12 to Port St. Joe, FL to work on Hurricane Michael Recovery. Please consider joining us as we do finish work inside home to help move homeowners back into their space. 
W ORSHIP - September 8

Sermon: Now What?
Rev. Larry Trotter

Scripture: John 17:18-21; John 17:18-21

Sermon: Now What?
Rev. Christ Luper

Scripture: John 17:18-21; John 17:18-21

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