Friday, August 2, 2013


Can you imagine?
  • 900… FUMC meals served to local and RAGBRAI guests? They hailed from 22 plus states and Germany.  80% of them came from 4-7PM! 
  •  1,000…Pieces of PIE in our church’s Youth Room?  The aroma was “SWEET” beyond words!

“Thank you! THANK YOU!” goes to 112 plus volunteers who made this project possible. ALL un-named and named volunteers are appreciated. Many months, days, and hours of preparation led to this day.

Proceeds will be distributed to both FUMC College Endowment Fund and MSPS scholarships and materials.  

Top-of-the-List Thank YOU’s go to:
  • Food TEAM Leaders – Pat Haning, Kay Jensen, and Donna Otto. Their expertise and organization were invaluable. 
  • Frances Kirkwood and Jenny Dircks carved pies for hours. ALL noodles were homemade!
  • Many, many more Food Helpers slaved away, too!
  • Larry and RoseAnn did signage, organization of outside welcoming tent, and Food help
  • Tim smoothly ran everything building related.
  • Trey organized Boy Scout volunteers.
  • Katie shepherded MSPS volunteers.
  • Mel, Merna, Bonnie, George, helped with tickets and money details.
AND everybody else who worked!

Numerous guests were appreciative of our food and PIE.  I told some our goal was to have the best PIE in all of Knoxville. We truly had some of the best volunteers! First Methodist was blessed with a great day of FUN and FUND RAISING.            

Yes, we will do the pancakes at the Armory as we have done before.  Sign-up sheets are available in the Narthex for Wed, August 7 through Sat, Aug 10. This activity provides all of us the opportunity to serve as an act of hospitality, to be a welcoming presence in the broader community and a fundraiser with proceeds split between the church and Chamber of Commerce.   Please park behind the Armory and wear a clean baseball cap.   Contact Kay Jensen if you have questions.

Thank you to all that contributed to the event by monetary contributions, volunteering in serving through assembling items, and serving at the event.  A special thanks to the organizing committee Merna, Pat & Bonnie.  150 students were served plus their families with a meal as they received their supplies.   We were able to bless many families in need as we faithfully responded to our Lord’s instruction to care for our brothers and sisters in need.  Thanks again. 

Join us on Sunday, September 15 at 9am as the FUMC Youth will be leading the worship service. They will be sharing testimonies from their Week of Hope in Colorado.  Following the Service the Youth will also share the more fun-side of the week during Cinnamon Roll Sunday in West Fellowship Hall. 

Youth will be kicking off again in September so watch for more details in next month’s newsletter.

Thank you all for cards, concerns, prayers, and memorials in remembrance of Doris Werts. 
Also, for the help moving and getting things ready for the sale.   George Werts and family

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!  A huge thank you to everyone that helped make FIESTA a success!!  We had right at 60 kids that enjoyed a fun filled week of learning about Jesus’ love. Without all of your support the week would not have been possible!

Condolences to Larry Rowley, Darlene Scott, and Louise Dennison and families on the loss of their brother, Dean Rowley. 

Condolences to John Scott and family on the passing of his brother. 

Condolences to the family of Maxine Lister on her passing. 

As it is back to school time, MSPS is in need of the following items to help our students have a great year.  Donations can be placed into the gray tote labeled Montgomery Street Preschool in the Narthex.  Your help and support is greatly appreciated!!  

Needs for the 2013/2014 School Year:
- Glue Sticks (any size)
- Markers (washable 8 or 10 ct) normal & fine tip
­-100% Juice (bottles or jugs)
-Small paper cups (Dixie cups 5oz)
-Paper towels
-Clorox/Lysol wipes
-All purpose cleaner
-Kleenex boxes
-Animal Crackers
-Nilla Wafers
-Paper plates
-Paper/Styrofoam bowls
-Plastic silverware (forks & spoons)
- Bleach
-Craft items: buttons, fabric scraps, wiggly eyes
Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not forbid them…” Matthew 19:14

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