Preaching themes include: Lethal Language: Experiencing the Power of Life-Giving Words; Scare Pollution: Unlocking the Chokehold of Fear; Radioactive Relationships: Loving Unhealthy People without Getting Sick; Septic Thoughts: Overcoming Our False Beliefs; Germ Warfare: Cleansing Our Lives of Cultural Toxins.
Plan to join us for this Lenten journey.
On Sunday, February 3 the Youth Group will be taking collections for “Souper Bowl of Caring” all donations will go to Helping Hands here in Knoxville. The congregation is asked to bring either non-perishable food donations or cash for the kettles.
On Sunday, February 10 the Youth will be holding a pop can drive from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the church garage on 4th Street. Bring your cans anytime between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. or call Brian and Katie Bishop at 828-6933 if you need someone to pick up the cans. All proceeds will be going toward the Youth Mission Trip to Denver.
A special Ash Wednesday Service will be held at FUMC on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, February 20, there will be a light meal served in WFH from 5:45-6:30 p.m. followed by a 30 minute devotional presented by FUMC lay speakers from the lectionary series “Following The Way”. These Lenten devotionals will continue subsequently each Wednesday of Lent through March 20th.
LENTON DEVOTIONAL BOOKS
Helpers for this great event are needed. Please contact Katie Bishop if you are interested in helping teach children from our community the true meaning of Easter. More details to come in March.
Thanks to everyone that supported our first bake sale!! The Youth will be holding bake sales on February 17 and again on March 17. Make plans now to get some awesome home-made goodies on those days!!! If you have any special requests make sure to tell a youth member!! Proceeds from the bake sales are going to the Mission Trip to Denver.
YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE
YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE
Youth through Easter:
· Feb. 3 – 3 to 5 – Bring Super Bowl Snacks
· Feb. 10 – 3 to 6 (Pop Can Drive from 3 to 5)
· Feb. 17 – 4 to 6
· Feb. 24 – 4 to 6
· March 3 – 4 to 6
· March 10 – 4 to 6
· March 17 – 4 to 6 (Possibly 3 to 7 with trip to Wesley Woods’ Ignite Program)
· March 24 – No Youth – Have a safe Spring Break!!
The Giving Tree gifts were delivered on Dec. 22. Another successful year. Thanks to Joel Johnson for helping deliver on Friday and to Dick and Lily Sterling for helping on Saturday. To Pastor Lane, Heather and Tim for all their help at the church. Again, we helped 9 families this year. They are all very appreciative. Thanks to the congregation for making my project so easy and enjoyable. Bev Sterling
Pastor Lane would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, and calls of concern during my recent surgery and recovery process.
Condolences to the family of Lela Todd on her passing.
Condolences to the family of Ben Smith, Jr. on his passing.
Condolences to the family William “Chick” Rankin on his passing.
Condolences to the family of Dorothy Templeton on her passing.
Congratulations to Joel and Barb Johnson on the birth of their new grandson, Matthew Joel!
Congratulations to Pat Marconi on the birth of her new great granddaughter, Arabella Rose!
SPECIAL HOLIDAY GIVING
What a blessing we have been to those in need. We have fulfilled the teaching of Acts 20:35 remember that Jesus taught that it is more blessed to give than receive. Thank you for your generosity and care. A total of $4309.80 was received for the Special Holiday Giving. Which breaks down to the following:
· $1436.60 Neighbor Helping Neighbor