A Publication of Concord United Methodist Church - September 14, 2023

Men's Fall Retreat

"Sharing, Serving, Growing" is our fall men's retreat this year. This is a time for men of all ages to come together to share about how God has and is working in our lives, serve others through service projects at Camp Wesley Woods, and grow in faith through Bible study and prayer. The retreat is Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29. Cost:$75, two nights lodging and 5 meals. For more info, contact Chas Means charlesmeans0000@yahoo.com. Register at Men's Retreat Registration Link.

COMMUNITY GARDEN PARTY - Tuesday, September 19 you’re invited to drop by the Concord United Community Garden to visit, serve, meet and have a s’more. Please come to the West side of the Church property anytime between 6:15 and 7:30 pm to join us in the garden to learn about organic gardening from Knox County Master Gardeners and about our flower ministry. If the weather is wet we will gather in the East Connector for a hands on project inside. Enter at doors East 1 under the covered drive.

FALL BREAK MISSION TRIP - Moss Point, MS -We will provide disaster recovery following the devastating tornadoes in June. The team will be providing home repairs including roof, framing, sheetrock, and other tasks as needed. The trip will be October 7-12 during Knox County Fall Break. Skilled and non-skilled adults, and high school students are invited to participate as well as middle school students if they are accompanied by a parent. Transportation and meals will be provided. We will be staying at Safe Harbor UMC. If you wish to travel separately and book your own housing that is acceptable. Sign up at ConcordUnited.org/events.

SEPTEMBER FOOD PANTRY LIST - Help us prep for Thanksgiving at the pantry - Vegetable Oil (40-48oz), Canned Yams (29 oz), Canned Cranberry Sauce and Dish Washing Soap

HARVEST CAMP - Join us as we travel to Camp Dickenson in Fries, Virginia to make apple butter! Harvest Camp is a church wide event of fellowship, apple butter making, climbing wall, zip line, horseshoes, worship and wonderful meals. It is a mixture of work and play for all ages. In the evenings, we will enjoy fellowship, games and worship. 

Wednesday, November 8 thru Sunday, November 12. Come for all days or part of it. Whatever fits your schedule. If you plan to stay in the campground (tent, pop-up or RV0, for reservation & payments go to www.campdickenson.com/rvpark.html. Be sure to enter the discount code for tent or pop-up camping. Please register by October 29 at ConcordUnited.org/events.

WAYS TO SERVE CHRIST THROUGH SERVING OTHERS - Want to find out how you can best serve others here at Concord? Visit our new volunteer sign up page to volunteer in one of our many ministry areas from childrens, to students, to the tech team, to music ministries, to missions, to working the front desk during the week  there are so many ways for you to serve here at the church.  Click here to sign up.



ATTENDION MEN! DO YOU LIKE TO PLAY BASKETBALL? You are invited to join our Men’s Play & Pray Group which meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm in the gym (warm up at 6:15). This small group of men meets weekly to play basketball and get some great exercise. Our group has a wide age range and basketball skill level, but we come together to join in prayer and great sportsmanship. Join us on Mondays or contact Jason Wood, (865) 389-1364, for more information. 

NEW WOMEN'S GROUP FORMING  - Looking for a place to connect? A new women's group is forming. This group is for women of any age. The group will meet twice a month Tuesday evening. The anticipated start date is mid-October. For more info contact Pastor Brooke at bhartman@concordunited.org.  


IS YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE NEEDING HELP? - We have another opportunity to participate in SAVING GRACE: A Guide to Financial Well-Being where we learn how to create healthy relationships with money and bring your financial life in line with your faith as we journey through a 6-week study on saving, earning, giving, spending, debt, and how to build a sustainable financial plan. This group will be held on Wednesday evenings, October 11 - November 15, from 7 pm - 8 pm in room 196. Pastor Sabine Collins and her husband Dennis will be leading this group. All participants will be provided with a manual and devotional guide to use throughout the study. For more info, contact: Pastor Sabine Collins, scollins@concordunited.org. Register here: Registration Link


NEW 55+ GAME NIGHT - 6:00 PM - Room 196 - Bring a snack to share and a game that you would like to play. Plan to meet on the first Monday of each month, October-March. The number attending will determine which games we play, including board games, card games, dominoes, and more.

55+ LUNCH GANG - October 9, Noon - Sign up and bring a friend for our October lunch at Jet's Pizza (11124 Kingston Pike, 37934)! We can't wait to see you.

55+ FALL/WINTER NEWSLETTER - Check out all that is happening at Concord in the 55+ Ministry! CLICK HERE.

TECH ON TUESDAY - Are you struggling with your cell phone, tablet or laptop? If so, make an appointment with Joan De Tar, 865-966-6728, ext. 242).

LUNCH WITH PASTOR WIL - Learn about what is happening here at Concord with Pastor Wil. Come hang out on Monday September 18, Noon in the Worship Center, for sandwiches, salad, and a great dessert. Cost: $5. Register at ConcordUnited.org/events.


On Wednesday night Students talked about how "Your Family Doesn't Have to be Perfect". All families have flaws and fractures, but their family's story isn't finished... God is writing more! (Genesis 25:27-32, Hebrew 11:20)

Join us as we continue to explore the series "Thicker Than Water" each Wednesdays night from 6:30-8:00!

This Sunday evening we continue a series on Leadership. This weeks lesson will focus on three characteristics that are essential for every God-centered leader:

Humility, Commitment, Integrity

(1 Samuel 16:1-13, 1 Corinthians 15:33)

We meet on Sunday's from 6:00-7:30pm

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 Schoo l- Common Grounds/ Room 242

Confirmands - Room 243/ Student Wing

Confirmation PLUS - Room 247/ Student Wing

Sunday Night Students


CSR (Concord School of the Rock)


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

Middle School Early Release Day

This event will take place on Wednesday, September 20. Click the link below for more information or to sign-up.

As always, reach out to the Student Ministry Team with any questions. Sign-Up Here


The Bible story this Sunday comes from the books of first and second Samuel in the Old Testament. Those books contain the story of a man named David. David made Mephibosheth a permanent member of his royal household! He kept the promise he made to his friend Jonathan all those years before.


It’s pretty amazing when you look back at the friendship between Jonathan and David. Jonathan kept his promise to protect David from his father, King Saul. And David kept his promise to Jonathan by taking care of his son, many years later. When you keep your promises, it shows your friends that you care for them and that they can trust you. 

1 Samuel 19-20; 2 Samuel 9


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

Family Loop the Cove is next

Wednesday. There will be no children’s activities next Wednesday night. If you choose to take your child to worship with you, there will be activity pages available at the entrance to the Worship Center.


Family Loop the Cove

Wednesday, September 20th

Meet at the church at 2:00 and go to Cades Cove to participate in a fundraiser for our Cades adult program. We will do a short loop and then go to Burger Master for dinner and our Bible story. Today is the last day to register and still receive a t-shirt, so sign up now!

Click here to register.


LOOP THE COVE FOR CADES - We need YOUR help to continue serving and supporting individuals and families in our community living with dementia. Support Participant Scholarships for Cades by Looping the Cove for CADES. The entry fee is $40 and includes a t-shirt.  

We are excited to announce a Family Loop the Cove this year on Wednesday, September 20 in support of our CADES Ministry. We will meet at the church at 2:00 to leave and head to Cades Cove.   If you can't join us on September 20, feel free to Loop the Cove any other day in September for CADES. For more information, contact CADES at 865-675-2835 or visit ConcordUnited.org/CADES. 

ARTISAN CRAFT FAIR - Saturday, November 18, 9AM-2PM - If you are interested in learning more about becoming a vendor, click here.

UPDATE YOUR PICTURE ON THE CHURCH DATABASE - It's been 5 years since we updated pictures in our online church directory. We would once again like to ask you to submit or update pictures of yourself and/or family for the church directory. REALM stores individual pictures and family pictures, so both can be used. It is so helpful for everyone to be able to put a face with a name. Beginning now, please submit a recent family picture for us to upload to our directory or login to your REALM account and update your profile picture. Send your pictures to cbarnett@concordunited.org, drop them off in the church office or update them yourself!!!


Sunday, September 17, 2023

9AM & 11AM - Traditional

Sermon: Mastering Money

Scripture: Matthew 6:24

Pastor: Brooke Hartman

Hymns: Holy, Holy, Holy - UMH 64

Take My Life, and Let It Be - UMH 399

9AM & 11AM - Contemporary

Sermon: Mastering Money

Scripture: Matthew 6:24

Pastor: Wil Cantrell


September 16-17 - Sabine Collins - 865-230-1536


855-CRISIS-1; 855-274-7471


Gifts have been received in memory of:

  • Mildred McConnell (CADES Fund)
  • Damon Coburn (CADES Fund)
  • Megan May (Mission Fund)
  • David Banks (Mission Fund)
  • Marion Harris (CADES Fund)


The congregation mourns the loss of Glenn Darling, Concord member since April 21, 1985, who died on September 6.


By Mail - 11020 Roane Drive - 37934

Online - Concordunited.org/give

Texting - Text CONCORDUNITED to 73256

 In Person - Offering boxes located at exits.







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