We will kick-off our small groups with a Pitch-in Dinner on Sunday, August 12 at 5:00pm. During this dinner we will highlight all of our small groups and talk about a little church business. To make sure we have enough food and a variety of dishes, you are asked to bring the type of food designated by your last name:
A - G bring a starch or bread
H - L bring a vegetable or salad
M - R bring a dessert
S - Z bring a main dish
Our Farragut Kids will have a special walk-through time in the Sanctuary each Sunday, August 12, 19, & 26. We encourages each adult to mentally choose a child each to Sunday to pray for each day that week.
We need your help. Lydia Raulston will be having shoulder surgery on Wednesday, July 25. She will have plenty of help from family for the first 2 weeks of recovery. From August 13 -24 she will need help with Avery (changing and feeding her and putting her down for a nap) while John is at work from 11am-5:30pm. Any help would be appreciated, even a portion of that time. Please sign up to help at the Sign Up Center. If you cannot stay for the full time, please indicate when you sign up, what times you can be there.
Sunday Night programming will resume on August 19. Children and Youth programs will run from 5:00-6:30pm and Family Groups from 5:15-6:15pm.
Mark your calendars for our Annual Labor Day Picnic on Sunday, September 2 at 5:00pm. We will provide then meat. Please bring a side and/or dessert to share. We will have fun water themed games for the kids and will award our final Book Club prizes!
FCC is offering free access to RightNow Media which is a huge, streaming, online, access on any device library of over 10,000 video Bible studies, leadership videos, kids shows and more. Kind of like the Netflix of Bible study videos. Theses videos can provide help with parenting, marriage, discipleship, and more. There is something for all stages of life. We encourage you join and to share with your family members. If you received an invitation (probably from Aaron Brunsman) we encourage to take advantage of this offer. If you did not receive an invitation and are interested, please contact the church office and we will add your email address.
As our Building Commitment phase begins to wind down, we ask that as you give to the Building Project you indicate "building pledge" in the memo line of your check or online giving. If you have any questions concerning the building project, Jason would be happy to meet with you; just call the church or send Jason an email at email@example.com.
A new 2018 Reading Through The Bible Plan is available in the Welcome Center kiosk. You can also find the plan online at https://thebibleproject.com. Scroll down towards the bottom to the Read The Bible In One Year section. You can download the plan, get the app, read daily scriptures or watch videos from there.
The Library has added new books in March! Many new children's books including some beautiful Children's Christian books and early readers with their favorite characters. Many new Adult fiction books from your favorite authors like Tracie Peterson and Karen Kingsbury. Go here to see the new titles and/or visit the library.
Did you know that we have an online directory? Fill out an FCC Office Information form to be included. When the office lets you know that you are on the Directory, go to farragutcc.com and click on "Members" under the "Who We Are" drop down menu. Scroll down and you will find a link to the directory. In the directory page enter your name as First.Last both capitalized (i.e. Joe.Smith) and then the password Jesusislove. If you have never signed on before it should prompt your to change your password. After you have gone online, you can also download an app for your phone, search for Simple Church. If you would like to be included in the directory see Dena Cunningham for the consent form to complete. If you are already in the directory and haven't included a photo of yourself, we ask that you do (or send a picture to Dena) to help others in our congregation put a name to a face.
Want to connect to our wi-fi? In your settings for wi-fi, look for "FCC" under choose a network. The password is "Jesusislove".
Follow along with the sermon on your smartphone or tablet. Each Sunday Jason will post a live event on the YouVersion Bible app. The live event will include places to take notes and scripture used during the sermon. It may also include quotes mentioned, links to websites for more information, and surveys. Here are the steps to get to the event:
Download the YouVersion Bible app
Go to "Menu"
Go to "More" at the bottom of the menu
Go to "Events"
Enter in the Search bar "Farragut"
Gluten Free Communion crackers are available at the Welcome Center.
2018 Monthly Budget..........$40,083
Month to Date Giving...........$11,957
Average Attendance for 2018......287
Last Sunday Attendance...............299
A new calendar for 2018 events is available in the Welcome Center kiosk.
Thursday night Bible study 6pm - 7pm. We go through books of the Bible and do a verse by verse study and share in prayer time together. Open to all men to come and study with us.
We have many opportunities for men to serve at FCC. If you would be interested in serving communion or being on our walking patrol during worship service on Sunday morning, please contact Dick Coombs, call the church office or fill out an interest card at the Sign Up Center.
Smoky Mountains Christian Women's Fall Getaway is scheduled for September 21 - 23 at Smoky Mountain Christian Camp. An exciting weekend is planned with great music, food, crafts, zip-lining, worship at Buck Bald, time for prayer and reflection, fellowship with old and new friends, and most importantly fellowship with our Great God in a setting that declares his handiwork. Go to smcwfallgetaway.com to register or for more information! Earlybird registration is due by August 21.
Our Sower's Sewing Ministry Meeting has been re-schedule to Saturday, September 8 from 10am - 3pm. We will still be sewing a quilt for Project Snowball. Lunch will be provided so please sign up at the Sign Up Center in the foyer.
Our College Students will be returning to campus soon. We provide lunch for all College students that attend our worship service each Sunday. If you or a group would be able to provide one of these lunches, please sign up at the Sign Up Center.
Our C.A.R.E. Food Pantry helps feed over 40 families in our local community each month. The food is either donated by you, members of FCC and other friends of the church, or it is purchased through Second Harvest and local grocery stores. Well over 90% of the food we distribute is purchased. The Food Pantry funding is not part of the church budget. In the past, money has been graciously donated by FCC members and friends of the church to support this ministry. Right now this ministry is in need of funds to buy food to adequately stock the pantry. Please prayerfully consider giving a regular monetary donation in addition to to the items listed each week to help support this valuable and important ministry.
Serving opportunities within the church are also available in these areas:
Communion to Shut-ins
Pickup an Interest Card at the Sign Up Center to learn more about these opportunities.
During the second quarter of 2018, KARM stores received 58 donations from those connected to Farragut Christian Church!! We received $170 in gift cards to share with those we know in need! Please continue to mention FCC when you make a donation at KARM stores. Volunteer hours also goes toward gift cards that we may receive to help others.
We offer to those who can't get to church, personal car transportation on the first Sunday of every month. Call the church office on the Friday before that Sunday to reserve your ride.
Home Repair & Maintenance Ministry is a ministry dedicated to helping those who need help with their home repairs. It is targeted to those who cannot do the work themselves or cannot afford to pay someone to do the work. Volunteers can signup at the Sign Up Center. If you need these services, you can call the church office or contact John Barncord at 207-5208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARE Food Pantry provides food for families in the Farragut area. Most of the families are single parent homes and the elderly. Many of these families come every month. Please help us keep the pantry stocked by donating the food items of the week. These are items that we can not purchase at Second Harvest.
Food Pantry items of the week:
Hamburger Helper, Instant Potatoes, Vienna Sausages, Jelly, Cream Soups
Food Pantry greeters for August 16:
Dick & Linda Coombs, Margaret Rosenbalm
FCC collects used cell phones and accessories to donate to a women's crisis center. You can place your donations in the basket in CARE Food Pantry cart.
A Fund has been established to help Mark Russell with living expenses. If you would like to help with that expense, please put “Mark Russell” in the memo line of your check.
Join us for ONE Worship at Jefferson City Christian Church on August 12. We will meet at the church at 3:45pm to head out.
We will have a Student Ministry Boat Day on August 19 from 2-6pm at the Croley's home. Bring your towel and $2 to help cover the cost of food, All participants must have a current waiver on file. See below.
New waiver and release forms are now available on the Student Ministry page of our website. Each student will need a waiver for any off campus event. The waiver is good for everything we do this year unless a venue requires a separate one. Once the waiver is filled please return to Kenny.
Parents, please add yourself to the new Farragut Christian Church Student Ministry Facebook group. Kenny will regularly add upcoming announcements, pictures, and information. We also have an Instagram account where Kenny will weekly add pictures and student announcements. the user name is _fccstudentmin_.
Life Groups - Wednesdays. Our goal is to help students process life events through the lens of God's word. Middle School students will meet at the Sealey's house from 6:00-7:30pm. The High School students will meet at the church from 7:00-8:30pm. Call the church office if you need directions. Life Groups will resume in August.
Student Worship - Sundays 5:00-6:30pm. The high school and middle school students meet together to enjoy snacks, play challenging group games, and learn more about what it means to follow Christ. Student Worship will resume in August.
Work projects needed to help students raise funds. Contact the office if have any work you need done.
Promotion Sunday is August 12. Kids entering Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade will move to their new classrooms. Kids going into 3rd grade will receive their own Bible from Farragut Kids Ministry.
It's not too late to join! Sail Away With A Good Book! Our Children's Summer Reading Club will run through August 26 for kids 2 years to 5th grade. Kids can read books this summer to win prizes. There are 3 reading levels, non-readers, beginning readers, and readers. This year we will also have a BONUS Challenge! The new newsletter is available in the library. You can turn in reading logs for prizes, check out books, get more reading logs and check out more books after morning worship service. Remember to leave the card in the back of the book with your name on it in the card bin! Miss Dena will NOT be in the library this Sunday but lots of new books are!
Just a reminder that all FCC Kids need to be signed in for Sunday morning and Sunday evening activities with a number where you can be reached. This is a safety issue!