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    Adult



    Security Team Meeting, THIS Saturday, March 23 at 9am. All team members are requested to attend. We will have CPR training as well.


    The next Sowers Sewing Ministry Meeting is Saturday, March 30. We will meet from 10am - 3pm with lunch provided so please sign up at the Sign Up Center. We will hear from Elizabeth Steinman, Director of Orphan Care Programs with African Relief Ministries and sew simple dresses for an orphanage in Ethiopia.


    VBS Volunteers! Registration will open Sunday, April 7. Watch for more details. VBS will Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2, 5:30-8:00pm.


    Good Friday Service, Friday evening, April 19. We hope you will join us for this contemplative worship service.


    Invite your family and friends to our Lego Easter Experience on Saturday, April 20 from 6-7pm. A huge egg hunt is included!


    The Deacons have established an email address for you to be able to contact them about issues with the building or any other help that is needed from the Deacons. Their email address is deacons@farragutcc.com.


    A 2019 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.


    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 or go here now.


    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 jason@farragutcc.com.


    The Library added new books in THIS month! Dena has also pulled books related to our annual theme of Grace and some books about Easter.  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.


    2019 Monthly Budget..........$42,083

    Month to Date Giving...........$31,681

    Building Fund......................$803,399


    Average Attendance for 2019......287

    Last Sunday Attendance...............283









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    55+



    A calendar for 2019 events is available in the Welcome Center kiosk.



  • MEN


    Men



    We have many opportunities for men to serve at FCC. If you would be interested in serving or preparing communion on Sunday morning, please contact Dick Coombs or call the church office. If you are interested in being on our walking patrol during worship service on Sunday morning please contact Dale Davis or the church office.



  • WOMEN


    Women


    Johnson University Women's Conference Sincerely Beautiful is May 17-18. Earlybird registration is $35 per person ($60 if you stay in their dorms overnight) by April 6. You can register here. You can also pick up a registration form at our Sign Up Center.




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    Serve


    Jessica Wallis would like some support for her school, Dogwood Elementary.  The school has Writing Cafes to encourage their students to write. They have a huge Writing Cafe on May 6 from 8:30-9:30am where there will be 80 student writers who will need someone to read their stories to. The Writing Cafe will be held in the building next to the school. If you would like to come listen to these students read their stories, please contact Jessica.


    Joy, A Disability Conference is being held on March 29-30 at First Baptist Concord. This conference is for anyone interested in learning about how to accelerate Christian ministry to the thousands of people in our community who are affected by disability. The cost is $45 and you can register at joniandfriends.org/tennessee. You can pick up more info at the Sign Up Center.


    Do you feel led to help those in need? KARM needs volunteers (especially women) to help in the restoration of lives of those who are currently homeless. A great opportunity to share your faith with those in need. I f interested see Richard Goff for more information or contact Jo-Ann Hanson at 865-673-6540 ext 109 or by email at jhanson@karm.org or website at karm.org/get-involved/volunteer.


    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:

    Nursery

    Coffee Ministry

    Communion Servers

    Walking Patrol

    Communion to Shut-ins

    Pickup a list of our ministries in the kiosk next to the Welcome Center to learn more about these and other opportunities.


    During the third quarter of 2018, KARM stores received 50 donations from those connected to Farragut Christian Church!! We received $180 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 jcbarncord@energysolutions.com.


    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, Jelly, Vienna Sausages


    Food Pantry greeters for March 28:

    Dick & Linda Coombs, Linda Stevens


    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.





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    College


    Join us for lunch each Sunday after Morning Worship Service.


    Join us Sunday, April 7 after lunch to go bowling (approximately 1-4pm). Bring $10 for bowling and shoe rental. Carpooling options are available.



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    Students


    On March 24 we will join seven other churches at West Towne Christian Church for a night of food, fellowship, and worship. ONE Worship meets three times a year for mutual encouragement and to foster unity. This event will take place in lieu of our regular Sunday night programming. Each student will need to sign up and have a waiver on file to attend. Sign up and get your waiver here.


    On March 30 we will be partnering with Operation Backyard. Operation Backyard is a year-round program that provides free home repair services for those with limited income, those who are elderly, and those who are disabled. We will meet at the church at 8am and work from 9am-3pm. Everyone will need to bring their own sack lunch. Students will need to dress in clothes they can work in, including closed-toed shoes. You can get more information and sign up here.


    Spring Retreat "Never Alone" for 8th-12th grade students at Johnson University on April 12-14 registration is open. The cost is $65. This cost includes a t-shirt, housing and food. Visit our student page for more information and to register here.


    High School Seniors or Parents please contact Kenny if he has not already contacted you concerning Senior Recognition on Sunday, May 5.


    Every Sunday night at 4:30pm our students meet before youth group for a time of food and fellowship. This is and important time. There's something about eating together that promotes community. In the past, one parent each week has provided food for the whole group. As we've grown, this has been less feasible for one person to tackle. We've adjusted our food sigh up for small groups to take a night, multiple people to bring snacks, or one family to cover it. If you would like to partner with us, please sign up here.


    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.


    Student Worship - Sundays 4:30-6:30pm. 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.


    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_.


    Work projects needed to help students raise funds. Contact the office if have any work you need done.





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    Kids


    Mother's Day Out Registration for the 2019-2020 Fall Semester is open. Pick up a registration packet in the kiosk next to the welcome Center or go here for more information.


    Parenting Christian Kids - Each month, this parenting resource will offer encouragement, relative insight on cultural influences, and practical ways you can lead your children to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Get your copy at the Children's Check-In Station today!


    Register for ROAR! VBS beginning April 7! VBS will be Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2.


    Lego Easter Experience - Saturday, April 20 from 6-7pm. Huge egg Hunt included!


    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!