A Publication of Concord United Methodist Church - February 1, 2024

SERVING OTHERS

SUPPORT CAMP WESLEY WOODS - Calling all hikers and runners - Support Camp Wesley Woods and enjoy beautiful mountain trails at the 2024 Wesley Woods Trail Hike/Race on February 10 at 9am. Choose between a 3-mile hike guided by one of two expert hiking guides Rev. Charles Maynard, a master storyteller and smokey mountain historian, and Rev. Brooke Hartman, an avid hiker and cancer survivor. Or challenge yourself on a 6-mile trail race which will take you through two of the best overlooks in the area. Not a hiker or runner? You can sign up to volunteer or support the camp with a donation. For more info and to register, click here.


A FEW PROJECTS WE NEED

HELP ON -Because of the snow last week, we had to postpone a project. Wednesday, February 7, we'll be packaging diapers for Helping Mamas at 4 pm. Both of these projects will be done in the hallway outside of the Worship Center. Please come help with these last two BLITZ projects.


PANTRY LIST FEBRUARY - Shampoo, Conditioner, Spaghetti Sauce (canned), Oil

Peanut Butter, Boxed Meals

CALLING ALL HIKERS AND RUNNERS - Support Camp Wesley Woods and enjoy beautiful mountain trails at the 2024 Wesley Woods Trail Hike/Race on February 10 at 9am. Choose between a 3-mile hike guided by one of two expert hiking guides Rev. Charles Maynard, a master storyteller and smokey mountain historian, and Rev. Brooke Hartman, an avid hiker and cancer survivor. Or challenge yourself on a 6-mile trail race which will take you through two of the best overlooks in the area. Not a hiker or runner? You can sign up to volunteer or support the camp with a donation. For more info and to register, click here.


GUATEMLA MISSION TRIP INTEREST MEETING – Did you miss the last meeting? The snowstorm had an impact on our first informational meeting for the Guatemala mission trip. Come join us on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30. Please join us to discover more about the opportunities to serve in Guatemala Highlands. The Team will be serving July 13 – 21, 2023. Concerns regarding COVID vaccine requirements have been voiced and team members can also opt to get a negative COVID test the week of departure. Person’s 9th grade and older are encouraged to prayerfully consider joining the meeting and trip.

 

GROWING IN FAITH

ADULT MINISTRY


CHECK OUT THSE WAYS TO GROW IN FAITH DURING LENT 

Church-wide 8-week Bible study begins February 14: We want to journey with you this Lent through the Gospel of Luke as we study “Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws” by Adam Hamilton. From those he healed to the outlaws with him at his crucifixion, Jesus brought the good news of God’s kingdom to those who most needed to hear it. Adult Ministry will have copies available at the Welcome Desk for $10 beginning February 4 with ebook editions available at Cokesbury.com or Amazon.com.


Groups Participating in the Church-wide Bible Study of Luke - This Lent, join others as we journey through the Gospel of Luke us Adam Hamilton's book, "Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws". on their spiritual quest while receiving God’s kingdom news that it can bring everyone closer. We encourage you to join one of the following small groups as they participate in the eight-week Lent study to supplement and deepen discussions. 


Sunday Morning Groups, 10-10:50am

C.O.R.E Lent Group: Room 151, contact Brooke Hartman, bhartman@concordunited.org 

Commitments: Room 54, contact Jennifer Anderson, hkitty_65@yahoo.com

Parenting with FaithRoom 52, contact Diana Stolt, dianastolt@gmail.com

Women Seeking Wisdom: Room 174, contact Kay Harper, krharper72@comcast.net


Monday @ 11:30am

Knowing God More: online via Zoom, contact Sabrina Smith-Holbrook, sabrina.smith@tds.net


Tuesday @12:00pm

Lent Tuesday Study Group: Contact Becca Means, bmeans@concordunited.org or register at concordunited.org/events. 


Tuesday @ 6pm

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


Deeply Rooted: Lent Study of Luke - Our Lent Deeply Rooted study is the book of Luke. Deeply Rooted is Concord’s focus on reading the Bible inductively. This group meets Wednesdays, February 14 - March 27, from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Worship Center Classroom, room 144. This group is open to persons new to reading the Bible as well as those who have been reading the Bible for a while. Pastor Brooke Hartman leads this group. A binder with handouts and a copy of the NIV translation of Luke is provided for a cost of $5. Register at concordunited.org/events. 

STUDENTS


Sunday, February 4

Small Groups 10:00-10:50am

Confirmation Class - Room 243

Middle School- Room 242

High School - Room- 240


CSR - 5:00-5:50pm

Game Night - 6:00-7:30pm



Wednesday, February 7

CMSR 5:00-5:50pm

CCN Dinner 5:30-6:30pm

Wednesday Night Students 6:30-8:00pm


High School Retreat, February 23-25

We’ve rented a massive lodge! It’s got a theater, game room, hot tub, and even an indoor pool!  

This will be our own laid back, mini-Resurrection! We’ll have 4 sessions with worship and small group time. We’ll also have plenty of time to relax and bond as a group.

Space is limited, don't wait to sign-up!

Sign-up Here


CHILDREN


SUNDAY MORNING SMALL GROUPS

10am - 10:50am

Drop off in the Crossroads Classroom (Room 76)

K-5th grade

 

KIDS WORSHIP

11:00am in the gym

 

NURSERY - PRESCHOOL ON SUNDAY MORNINGS

8:50am-12:00 pm

Preschool Wing

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

5:30-6:30 Free community dinner

6:15-7:30 Crescendo and Community Kids


TWEENAGERS (4th & 5th) - Ice Skating - February 18 3-5PM - Parents check in is at 3pm at Cool Sports off South Watt rd. Please walk your child in to check them in, sign safety waivers, and purchase skate rentals for $5. Do not drop child off in parking lot and leave without checking in with Victoria. We will provide the ticket for skating and a snack! Don’t forget a water bottle, warm clothes, and gloves.



Parents we are also looking for chaperons for the event. Bonus if you can skate! See you there! 


WORSHIP SERVICES


 Sunday, February 4, 2024

 

9AM & 11AM - Traditional

Sermon: Loving Others in our Local Community

Scripture: Luke 14:12-14

Pastor: Sabine Collins

 

Hymns:

God of Grace and God of Glory - UMH 577

Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service - UMH 581


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 9AM & 11AM - Contemporary

Sermon: Loving Others in our Local Community

Scripture: Luke 14:12-14

Pastor: Wil Cantrell

HOW TO GIVE



By Mail - 11020 Roane Drive - 37934

Online - Concordunited.org/give

Texting - Text CONCORDUNITED to 73256

 In Person - Offering boxes located at exits.

OUR GIFTS


Gifts have been received in memory of:

Sue Whitmore (Memorial Fund)

Bernadine McClements (Building Fund)

Sam Guinn (Building Fund)

Jean Marshall (Mission Fund, CADES Fund)

Pinky Jinnett (CADES Fund)

Sue Berry (CADES Fund)

OUR LIVES TOGETHER


The congregation mourns the loss of Bob Brantley, Concord United member since March 5, 2017, who died on January 30.


The congregation mourns the loss of Bettie Jackson, Concord United member since June 1, 1961, who died on February 1.

THRIFT STORE NEWS


When's the last time you visited our Thrift Store? Have you noticed the creative displays and the unique selections? Each day, the store engages with wonderful customers, receives an abundance of donations and shares in feel good stories with our neighbors. We happily greet between 40-60 families daily! The one thing we are missing in this picture is Y-O-U!

 

As the store continues to grow, our need for volunteers is expanding. In that spirit, we are excited to be able to offer 3 informational sessions next month. Whether you're new to the store or an old hand; we welcome your participation in our short workshops. Sessions will be held February 6, from 9:30-10:00AM; February 14, from 3:00-3:30PM and February 22 from 12:00-12:30PM.

 

THIS & THAT


55+ GAME NIGHT - Monday, February 5 - 6PM -Join us in Room 196 to play games and socialize. Please bring a snack to share and a game that you would like to play. Mark your calendars for the first Monday of each month, and plan on joining us and bring a friend. The number attending will determine which games we play, including board games, card games, dominoes, and more.


55+ LUNCH GANG - February 12 - Noon - Join us for friendship and food at El Mezecal, 11110 Kingston Pike - In the Sam and Andy's Shopping Center. Click here to register.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Ash Wednesday Service, February 14 - Noon - Sanctuary and 6:30PM - Worship Center


RECOVERY MINISTRY - Did you know that Concord has many different weekly meetings on different days and different times? Check it out and share with those who might be interested. ConcordUnited.org/recovery

PASTOR ON CALL

February 3-4

Sabine Collins - 865-230-1536





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