This Sunday is our last special Summer Sunday Night. Please join us for our marriage panel.
VBS Volunteers if you have not received an email from Randi concerning VBS, please contact her to make sure she has your current information. If you have already signed up online, your free t-shirt will be available on July 28 in the KidMin hallway. Look for the shirt with your name on it.
We NEED VBS Volunteers! Go here to register or see Randi ASAP. We need 5 Elementary Crew Assistants, 1 Preschool Crew Assitant, and 2 Special Needs Buddies. This is one of our largest outreach events. VBS will run Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2, 5:30-8:00pm. Supper is provided.
On August 11 we will have a combined Adult Sunday School class in the Sanctuary to discuss the revised proposed building project.
Please join us on August 11 after morning worship service for a Pitch-In Dinner to kick-off our fall semester small groups. We hope everyone will join us but especially those that are interested in joining a small group. To make sure we enough and a variety of food, we ask that you bring a dish based on your last name:
A-G bring a main dish
H-M bring a vegetable, salad, or fruit
N-S bring a starch side dish
T-Z bring a dessert
The July newsletter has been mailed but you can get a copy here.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library added new books in THIS month! Dena has pulled books related to our annual theme of Grace. Our Children's Summer Reading Program Let's Go on a Reading Safari has begun. New children's books have been added for this event and books related to this theme are highlighted. See the new books here 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...........$23,683
Average Attendance for 2019......292
Last Sunday Attendance...............282
Our Potluck Luncheon is THIS Sunday, July 21. This will also be a benefit shower for Newborns In Need. We have supported this organization in the past. The local Newborns In Need prepares bags of essentials for newborns in crisis or need and is delivered by social workers in East Tennessee. More information about what is needed will be available at the Sign Up Center. The immediate need is for soft lightweight cotton hats suitable for summer, socks (not booties), wipes in relatively small packages, pacifiers, and 9oz bottles. Please bring your gift unwrapped. You can contact Judy Ahrens at 865-691-2873 if you have any questions.
A calendar for 2019 events is available in the Welcome Center kiosk.
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.
The July Care List is available in your Sunday School class and in the kiosk next to the Welcome 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 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 email@example.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:
Jelly, Small Cans of Tomato Paste, Canned Pastas like Spaghettios
Food Pantry greeters for July 25:
Paul & Judy Ahrens, Larry & Cathie Sexton
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.
DIY Event THIS Sunday, July 21 ~ DIYPainting With A Twist ~ $20 ~ 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.
KidMin "Drive-In Theater" THIS Sunday, July 21 from 5-7pm while parents are attending Summer Sunday Nights. Come and decorate your "car", catch a movie, and enjoy a movie-theater supper with your Farragut friends!
IT'S ALMOST HERE! VBS, ROAR! will be Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 from 5:30-8:00pm (7:30pm preschool dismissal). Supper is included. Come and enjoy new friends, amazing experiments, creative games, super-fun snacks, surprising Bible adventures, and incredible music! Registration is open! Go here to register your child.
We Are Going On a Reading Safari! You can still join us for our Children's Summer Book Club! Miss Dena will be here this Sunday to help you check out and return books and award prizes. If you have not signed up yet, visit the library after church and Miss Dena will take your picture and give you all the information you need to get started. Happy Reading! If you missed our Reading Safari newsletters you can get them here: Issue 19-1, Issue 19-2, Issue 19-3. You will see some familiar names in the latest issue.
The Library will be open every Wednesday for our Reading Safari from 10-11am. Come in to hear a story, read books, return and check out books, and sometimes we will do a fun activity. No prizes will be awarded on Wednesdays.
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. There are still a couple of openings in the PreK class.
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!
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!