Infant nursery will be provided, children are encouraged to attend the service.
Holiday Missions at First Church
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Get in the Christmas spirit by ringing bells for the Salvation Army Fund. FUMC will be ringing at the Kroger Plaza on Kingston Pike from 10 to 6 on Tuesday, Dec. 6th - Friday, Dec. 9th. Two person teams are needed to cover 2-hour blocks on those dates. Sign-up sheets will be in the narthex Sunday after church, or call Jim and Donna Bletner (523-9150) to join this team of seasonal "musicians." No experience necessary!
Mobile Meals Christmas Gifts
Once again, First Church is collecting Christmas Sacks for Mobile Meals recipients. Please don't include glass, food items or candles. Mark your sack male or female. Suggested items are puzzles, toothbrushes and toothpaste, pens, markers, word search or crossword books, socks, towels, wash cloths, flashlights, large print books or magazines, clocks or large faced watches, lip balm, small sized lotions, shampoo, or powder. We are asked not to include religious items. Please return your sack by Dec. 4th to the Narthex or Parish House library.
FUMC-Emerald Youth CHRISTMAS STORE
Donate toys, clothing, electronics, sports equipment, etc. easily through AMAZON.com or WALMART.com. See signs in Narthex and Parish House. Or you Donate directly through box in Narthex. Volunteer to help setup Christmas Store during week of December 12. Or Christmas Store operation on December 16. Signup sheets will be circulated. Call Lynn Morehous (691-521) for questions.
Salvation Army Angel Tree
The Salvation Army Angel Tree is now in the Narthex! Select as many angels as you like from the tree, then write your name, phone number and the angel code on the sheet so we will know which angels you selected. Then take a big bag for each angel. You will return the Unwrapped angels BY Sunday, December 4th. You can leave them in the Narthex or in the sunroom.
We are planning a mission trip to Costa Rica June 3 - 10, 2017. Our focus will be on the children of central Costa Rica about 20 miles outside of San Jose. This trip is a part of our partnership with the Wesley Foundation at UTK and students will be joining us.
If you are interested, please give Leah Moir a call at
865-256-9474 or email@example.com
More information coming soon!