Concord United - January 19, 2023

Sharing Christ. Serving Others. Growing in Faith

MISSION SUNDAY

Sunday, January 22


On Sunday, January 22, we will celebrate Mission Sunday. Your support for and participation in mission ministry over the last year has benefited our neighbors here, near and far away. As part of the celebration, we will be collecting the Annual Mission Fund offering which keeps us sharing, serving and growing. This funding is used to support the ongoing mission ministry of Concord United. While you can make a donation at any time, this is the time of year we are asking for donations. Click here to give.

MEN'S GROUP MEETING

Sunday, January 22 | 5PM

   

Are you looking for a place to connect, learn about God and discuss issues confronting men? Well, look no further, men of ALL ages and stages, are invited to join us on Sunday, January 22 at 5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Join us and become a part of on of our new men's groups. Dinner will be provided. For more information, contact Pastor Brooke at bhartman@concordunited.org.

SERVING OTHERS

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP

INFORMATION MEETING

Tuesday, January 24 - 6:30PM


Concord United is putting together Mission team to travel to Guatemala in July 2023. Adults and young people from 9th grade and up are welcome. Concord Untied has made three trips to the highland region of Guatemala where our primary focus was building indoor cooking stoves. Most homes in rural areas have open-pit fires for cooking and heating. The stoves not only improves the health of the communities but also gives women more time for developing income as well as decreasing deforestation.


More info our host Highland Support Project and their programs can be found at highlandsupportproject.org. We invited you to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30 pm in Room E-110. Anyone interested in joining the team should contact Tami Bland at tamibland@gmail.com or Jane Currin at jcurrin@concordunited.org and plan to attend the meeting. Enter the building at East 1 under the covered drive. 

OFFERING AT THE ALTAR - Sunday, January 22 - Bring your items to the altar or drop them off on the metal racks outside of the covered entrance or in the East Corridor near covered entrance on January 22.


FOOD PANTRY NEEDS - Jelly (no glass if possible), Large soup, Syrup (plastic bottles), Boxed Meals (ie. Hamburger Helper), Boxed Mashed Potatoes


CALLING ALL HIKERS & RUNNERS - Support Camp Wesley Woods and enjoy beautiful mountain trails at the 2023 Wesley Woods Trail Hike/Race on February 11 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 register, go to, click here. All proceeds benefit Camp Wesley Woods.


HOLSTON HOME FOR CHILDREN - Sunday, January 29 - The 5th Sunday Offering benefiting Holston Home for Children will be collected on January 29. You can give online or place your donation in the offering box.

KINDERGARTEN INFO MEETING


Come learn about Concord's Kindergarten on January 26 at 9:15AM in Room 293 (at the top of the preschool stairs and take a right) for an informational meeting. Registration begins soon. For more info, go to ConcordUnited.org/kindergarten or contact Christy Dietz, 865-966-6730, with questions.

SOMETHING FOR ALL AGES

ADULT MINISTRY

PARENTING WORKSHOP - Wednesday, February 1 - 7:00 PM - Parenting Prevention for Substance Misuse - This session is focused on preventing substance misuse. Substance misuse prevention starts as early as a baby can learn to crawl or put items in their mouth. Parents can provide the foundation to keep children safe around alcohol, over-the-counter medication, prescription medication and illegal substances. Come learn how prevention on substance misuse can be an ongoing conversation from preschool to high school. Courtney Niemann, Senior Prevention Coordinator.


COMMUNITY CARE NIGHTS - None of us are exempt from grief. We all experience loss. However, with God’s help, even grief can teach us how to love more deeply. Join us at Community Care Night, Wednesdays at 6:30 from January 11 – February 15 as we uncover the story of love that grief provides. A free meal is provided for all from 5:45-6:30. In conjunction with our worship focused on grief, Dr. Ann O’Conner will lead a structured 6-week group that will meet from 7:00-7:45 following worship. Ann is one of our counselors through the Concord Counseling Center. This group will meet in room 296. For more information visit concordunited.org/events


BEGINS SUNDAY!!!! ARE YOU NEW TO CONCORD? Check out our Connect to Concord class to learn more about Concord! This class is a four week group focused on introducing persons new to Concord United or those who are looking to connect at Concord United. The group is an introduction of key principles and practices at Concord, our mission and vision, our ministries and our history. Join Pastor Wil, Pastor Brooke and other staff members as we lead these discussions. Our next group is Sundays, January 29 – February 19 from 10:00-10:50 in the Fellowship Hall. Sign up here. For questions, please contact Pastor Brooke at bhartman@concordunited.org


GRIEF GROUP BEGINS JANUARY 11 - Dr. Ann OʼConner will lead a structured 6 week group that will meet from 7:00-7:45 following Community Care Night Worship. Ann is one of our counselors through the Concord Counseling Center. The topics Ann will cover in the grief group are the following: Defining grief; Acknowledging grief; Grief vs. suffering; Taking care of our insides; Taking care of our out-sides; Now what? This group will meet in Room 296.

STUDENTS

Super Bowl Party - Sunday, February 12! Join us in the Worship Center for a fun night with friends while watching the game. There will be a Chili and Wing cook off with a Trophy given to the winner and prizes for the top 3 in each category, so put those aprons on and pull out the secret family recipes! We ask all that attend if not participating in the cook off to bring a dessert or side to share. We look forward to watching Super Bowl LVII with you!!!


Senior Sunday - Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 30! Senior Recognition will be in the 11:00am Contemporary service on this morning and the Senior Banquet will be that evening at 6:00pm. More information to come in the Student Newsletter in the coming weeks.


Confirmation Sunday - Confirmation is scheduled for Sunday, May 7, at 6:00pm in the Worship Center with a reception immediately following. Please look for more information coming soon in the Student Newsletter.


Puerto Rico Mission Trip 2023 - Puerto Rico has been devastated by hurricanes and earthquakes over the past few years. Most recently Hurricane Fiona left more than half the island without power or water for several weeks. Parts of the island experienced more severe flooding than when Maria hit the island in 2017. This trip is scheduled for June 17-24, 2023.


Sunday Morning Small Groups - 10:00-10:50am Upstairs in the Student Wing


**No Sunday Night "UNITE" due to Rez***


Wednesday night Students

5:45-6:30pm Free Community Meal

6:30-8:00pm Worship and Small Groups in The Studio

CHILDREN

Join us this Sunday as we learn about how a widow shares her last bread (1 Kings 17:8-16). Elijah needs food, so God sends him to a poor widow. She's down to her last meals worth of food and has nothing to give, but she generously gives to Elijah anyway. God is generous as well and continues to replenish the widow's food supply for as long as she needs.


SUNDAY MORNING SMALL GROUPS 

10am - 10:50am

Drop off in the Crossroads Classroom (Room 117) 

K-5th grade


KIDS WORSHIP

11:00am in the gym

K-5th grade 


NURSERY - PRESCHOOL ON SUNDAY MORNINGS

8:50am-12:00 pm

Preschool Wing


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

5:00-5:45 Rising Ringers

5:45-6:30 Free community dinner

6:30-7:45 Nursery-Preschool activities 

6:30-7:15 Crescendo

7:15-7:45 Community Kids


RISING RINGERS

If your child or student would be interested in playing handbells, then this is the group. No experience necessary!!! This group meets Sundays at 12:15pm in Room 292 above the preschool. Contact Haley Ragsdale (hragsdale@concordunited.org) with questions!

WORSHIP SERVICES


Sunday, January 22, 2023


Traditional

Sermon: The Power to Serve

Scripture: I Corinthians 12:1-11; Joel 2:28-29

Pastor: Wil Cantrell



Hymns:

God of Grace and God of Glory - UMH 577

Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service - UMH 581



Contemporary

Sermon: The Power to Serve

Scripture: I Corinthians 12:1-11; Joel 2:28-29

Pastor: Larry Trotter

OUR GIFTS

Gifts have been received in honor of Janie Wendelken (CADES Fund); in honor of the Bowlin family, in memory of Pat Carson (CADES Fund) and in memory of Dale Strote (CADES Fund)

OUR LIVES

The congregation mourns the death of Bill Little, Concord member since April 4, 1993, who died on January 19.

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.

PASTOR ON CALL

Mike Stallings - 865-719-3469

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