A Publication of Concord United Methodist Church - November 16, 2023

Faith for Generations

Prayer Breakfast

9:45-10:15AM - Breakfast

10:15-10:45AM - Prayer Service

Worship Center

-Music by the Concord Middle School

of the Rock Singers

-Reflections and Prayer led

by Rev. Glenna Manning.

Craft Fair and Concord Shoppes

Saturday, November 18 - Craft Fair

9AM - 2PM - Worship Center

Sunday, November 19 - Shoppes

10:45AM - 12:30PM - Gym

Come support local vendors, get your apple butter, calendar, baked goods, pecans

and many other items!


TOY COLLECTION FOR CHILDREN OF MORGAN AND SCOTT COUNTIES - The children of Morgan and Scott counties have very little. The United Women in Faith are sponsoring a Christmas toy drive to help make the season more joyful for them. you can help by donating NEW toys (retail value less than $25) for children ages birth-18yrs. Cash and all size batteries will also help. NO candy. Donations can be dropped off on the silver racks located around the church until December 1.

NOVEMBER FOOD PANTRY LIST - Coffee (1lb. ground), Tea (24-48 bags), Jelly (plastic bottle 20 oz), Syrup (plastic bottle 24 oz), Dish Soap (18-28 oz)

HELP NEEDED - Missions is going to need a lot of help in November! If you would be willing to help provide baked goods, man our table at the craft fair, serve breakfast on November 19 or sell items at the Shoppes of Concord, please go to ConcordUnited.org/events to sign up!



ATTENTION YOUNG ADULTS - Join us for a “Friendsgiving” party this Tuesday night at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Bring friends, significant others, and anyone who might like to come. All are welcome, but please RSVP Mike Stallings by this Sunday if you plan on coming. 

ADVENT BOOK STUDY - This Advent, our sermon series will be accompanied by a study in several of our church small groups covering Rachel Bill’s book An Unlikely Advent: Extraordinary People of the Christmas Story. Books are available to purchase for $10/each at the Welcome Desk located between the Worship Center and Sanctuary, with an ebook option also available online. Journey with us through the telling of the Christmas story as we prepare for the birth of our Savior, seeking the unlikely in the story of Jesus and in our stories too.  

We encourage you to join one of the following small groups as they participate in the four-week Advent study and may include optional video sessions enhanced by the book to supplement and deepen discussions. 

Sunday Morning Groups, 10-10:50am 

  • Coffee with Dale: online via Zoom, contact Dale Davis, monker@chartertn.net 
  • C.O.R.E Advent Group: Room 151, contact Brooke Hartman, bhartman@concordunited.org  
  • Commitments: Room 54, contact Jennifer Anderson, hkitty_65@yahoo.com 
  • Parenting with Faith: Room 52, contact Diana Stolt, dianastolt@gmail.com 
  • Parents of Youth: Room 246, contact Kristen Hicks, kbow97@gmail.com 
  • Pathfinders: Room 147, contact Delores Hummel, dhummel1@charter.net 
  • Reading Through the Bible: Room 155, contact Laura Young, laurayoung678@gmail.com 
  • Searchers: Room 145, contact Janie Wendleken, janiewendelken@gmail.com 
  • Women Seeking Wisdom: Room 174, contact Kay Harper, krharper72@comcast.net 

Monday @ 11:30am 

  • Knowing God More (Previously named “Scripture Talk”): online via Zoom, contact Sabrina Smith-Holbrook, sabrina.smith@tds.net 

Tuesday @ 6pm 

  • Fun & Faithful: Room 145, contact Delmas Franklin, delmas11@bellsouth.net 

If you have questions, please contact Diana Stolt at dianastolt@gmail.com

DEEPLY ROOTED: STUDY OF JESUS" BIRTH STORIES - Dive into the birth stories of Jesus as found in Matthew, Luke, and John through our Deeply Rooted study of the bible. This group meets Wednesdays from 11:00-12:30 in the Worship Center Classroom. November 29, December 6 and 13. Pastor Brooke and LeighAnna Colgrove lead this group. Register at Deeply Rooted: Jesus' Birth Stories Sign Up Here.


Wednesday, November 15

Everything Everywhere, Week 1:

We talked with the students about "When you're carrying a lot, remember that God cares a lot."

We helped students recognize stress in their life and encouraged them to allow God to carry that weight for them.

1 Peter 5:7

Sometimes he uses other people to help us when we're stressed.

John 19:25-27


Sunday Evening, November 12

We will be hosting our annual Friendsgiving for our students from 6:00-7:30pm in the Worship Center. Sign-up to bring your favorite side or dessert and join us as we discuss the many things we are thankful for, including each of you!

Sign-Up Here

All Students 6-12 grade are welcome on both of these nights!

Sunday Morning Small Groups

10:00-10:50 am

High School - The Studio/Room 240

Middle School- Common Grounds/Room 242

Confirmands - Room 243/Student Wing

Confirmation PLUS - Room 247/Student Wing

***On Sunday November 19 we encourage all students to attend the Prayer Breakfast with their families during the Sunday School hour. Confirmation, Confirmation Plus, nor any other Sunday School class will meet on this day.***

Sunday Night Students

5:00-5:50 pm - CSR (Concord School of the Rock)

6:00-7:30 pm - Sunday Night UNITE

Wednesday Night Students

5:00-5:45 pm - CMSR (Concord Middle School of the Rock)

5:30-6:30 pm - CCN Dinner (Free meal, anyone is welcome)

6:30-8:00 pm - Sunday Night Students

RESURRECTION 2024 - January 19-21 - ALL Students 6th-12th grade are invited to participate! Rez is an amazing time of worship, connection, and fun for students. It takes place at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge and is hosted by the Holston Conference. Sign-Up's Are Now OPEN!!!

Early Bird Deadline Ends on December 17 Register Today!



8:50am-12:00 pm

Preschool Wing

PRAYER BREAKFAST - Join us for the prayer breakfast in the Worship Center.at 10am. All ages welcome! Free breakfast followed by a short service. There will be no k-5th Sunday school. Nursery will be open during this time for the littles birth - preK

FAMILY SERVICE - Join us for a family service in the Worship Center at 11am. The Crescendo kids will sing to celebrate the Children's Ministry here at Concord. There is no Kids worship. The nursery will still be open for normal Sunday schedule.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS - No activities on the 22

TREKK CHRISTMAS - Please consider sponsoring a child or family for Christmas. Sponsors are needed to help local families - sign up at ConcordUnited.org/events


Sunday, November 19, 2023


9AM & 11AM - Traditional

Sermon: Faith Like A Child

Scripture: Matthew 18:1-5; Matthew 19:13-15

Pastor: Wil Cantrell


Hymns: O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing - UMH 57

Great is They Faithfulness - UMH 140

 9AM & 11AM - Contemporary

Sermon: Faith Like A Child

Scripture: Matthew 18:1-5; Matthew 19:13-15

Guest Pastor: Larry Trotter


By Mail - 11020 Roane Drive - 37934

Online - Concordunited.org/give

Texting - Text CONCORDUNITED to 73256

 In Person - Offering boxes located at exits.


CONCORD UNITED OFFICE & BUILDING CLOSED - Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.


Happy Thanksgiving - No Dinner this week.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA HELPERS - The United Women in Faith is looking for some elves to help with our Huge Breakfast with Santa! If you are available to help on December 9, please contact Becky Bishop or sign up here.


The congregation mourns the loss of Nancy Finley, Concord member since September 19, 1993, who died on November 13.


Gifts have been received in memory of:

  • Ann Wolfe (Memorial Fund, Building Fund)
  • Matt Stringfield (Building Fund)


November 18-19 - Mike Stallings - 865-719-3469

November 23-26 - Brooke Hartman - 865-254-8021


855-CRISIS-1; 855-274-7471








Please do not click unsubscribe below unless you want to stop receiving ALL emails from the church. If you click update profile, it will allow you to choose which newsletters or email you will receive.

Concord United Methodist Church | 11020 Roane Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934

865-966-6728 | ConcordUnited.org