We are currently offering two services. Both services are open to all but during the first service at 9:15am (Note time change) masks are required. Our second service will be at 10:30am and masks are highly recommended. We are limiting both services to 120 in the Sanctuary and ask if you can attend the first service, please do so as we have been near capacity during the second service. We will have overflow seating for both services if needed. High risk populations should continue to utilize our online services. Remember, there is NO PRESSURE to attend, no one is more or less spiritual. Our online service is on a live feed that will be available here at 10:30am or later.
Jason will speaking this Sunday on When Relationships Cross A Line ~ Thru-Hiking Trail from Genesis 39:6-21.
We are offering an Adult Sunday School class at 9:30am. This class meets in the room beside the library. Masks are recommended but not required.
Our attendance for last Sunday was:
1st Service ~ 46
2nd Service ~ 140 (includes the kids & volunteers in the back)
Kids ~ 34
Our Sunday Night Small Groups have resumed at 5:00pm. Some small groups are meeting and some are not. In January and February for those whose group is not meeting or those who want a more socially distant option, Jason will be leading a socially distant small group in the sanctuary. This will not be a teaching time like we had in the fall, but will operate like a small group.
2019 Monthly Budget..........$42,083
Month to Date Giving...........$28,787
The January newsletter has been mailed. You can also get a copy here.
Hopefully everyone has had a chance to read the article in our January newsletter about our Building Campaign Check-in. The leadership is asking the congregation to have a check-in for each individual/family who committed to the building campaign and to allow for any individuals/families weren't able to participate in the beginning to now participate in the campaign. In February, we are asking individuals/families to fill out cards that will be located in the pews to indicate how much of your original or new commitment is to be given in 2021 and 2022. An online option will also be available. We do ask that you only respond using one method. As before, no names will be asked to be given. Please know that we are in no way discounting the commitments already given. We are so grateful and thankful for those contributions! This exercise is intended to help us understand remaining dollars coming in and some idea of the timing.
We have a new Church app. You can find the app by typing in this website: https://simplegive.ministryone.com/landing/qaaK on your smartphone. This new church app has several different features that we are excited for you to be able to use.
1. You can look at events that are coming up. Currently you can link to our online service, sermon outline, online Kids Ministry service and our online midweek prayer time.
2. You can send us a prayer request.
3. You can access our online directory as well. If you are already on our online directory it moved over automatically. When you are in the app you can add a picture to your account or send one to Dena and she will add the picture.
4. You can access our online giving through the app.
We have received several questions about the easiest way to set up online giving. Of course you can go to https://farragutcc.com/giving to give. We also want you to know that you can Text To Give. Text to 1-865-224-7077 the amount you want to give and send. You will then receive instructions on how to set up Text To Give.
The 2021 Reading Through The Bible Plan is available at 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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"
You can also access the live event from our Church app under Events.
All 55+ activities have been cancelled until further notice.
Men's Hike @ Northshore Trails
Saturday, January 23
Meet at the Dog Park parking lot
This will hopefully become an event that repeats every 2 weeks.
A Men's ministry page is now available on our website. Go here to check it out.
The January Card Care List is available here. You can also pick up a copy in the Welcome Center kiosk.
We are not currently printing our Sunday Bulletin. If you would like the Prayer Card portion of the bulletin you can get it here.
The Sowing Ministry will have their next meeting on Saturday, February 13 from 10am to 1pm. They will meet socially distant in the KidMin Worship Area. Masks are optional. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. Sewers will be working on projects for Summit Nursing Home and crocheters will work on decorating those items or caps for Newborns in Need. We have plenty of yarn so bring your own crochet hooks. The meeting is also open to those who would like to learn to sew or crochet. Please let Sandy know if you plan to attend so she can have enough tables and chairs set up.
Volunteers are needed to clean between services. Please contact Dena if you can help.
Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve communion in 2021. A sign up sheet is in the foyer or you can call the church office if you would be willing to serve in this way.
Volunteers are needed to serve as greeters for our C.A.R.E. Food Pantry. Volunteers would serve approximately one Thursday evening every 2 months. If you are interested you can contact Dena at the church office or Dick & Linda Coombs.
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. 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:
Canned Pasta (like Ravioli and Spaghettios), Hamburger Helper, Ramen Noodles, Jelly, Vienna Sausages, Cereal
To help ensure the safety of our youth during the coming fall semester, the youth ministry will have an indoor mask policy. anytime we meet in the youth room for programs or travel in the church bus we will require masks. Masks are not fun or comfortable, but I am excited that we will have the opportunity to meet in person during the fall. Mask will not only protect our students better but will also ensure that students will be able to participate who would not have been able to do so without them. We will keep monitoring the situation and let you know if there are any changes. Thanks for your patience and grace!
Ski Retreat 2021 aka SKI-CTC:
Has been rescheduled for February 5-7. They are traveling to the hills of North Carolina for a weekend filled with worship, snow, and fun. There is still time to sign up if you didn't get a chance before.
Youth Sunday School has begun. We meet in the youth room at 9:15am (Note the time change) for a time of fellowship and study. Bring your Bible, a mask, and your own coffee!
We are selling neck gaiter masks for $8 in the youth room. They are hunter green and have the youth ministry logo on them. Contact Kenny if you or your youth would like one.
Ways to stay in the Loop:
Remind-Text Message Information
Text this message: @parentfcc
Text this message: @fccyouthtn
Preschool Worship and Nursery is now available during the 10:30am service! Please review these important steps BEFORE registering your child.
~YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR CHILD EACH WEEK! There is a limit in each classroom. There will be NO exceptions.
Preschool (2s & 3s/4s & 5s) go here to register.
Nursery (birth to 2 years) go here to register.
~When you register your preschooler, "Preschool" indicates kids who are age 2 & 3, and "Preschool 4" indicates kids who are age 4 & 5.
~If you cannot keep your registration, please contact Randi (865-441-4582) immediately.
~On Sunday, Check your preschooler/infant/toddler in through our new KidMin Check-In Station located through the office entrance. There, your child will receive their name tag, check out tag, have their temperature taken, and sanitize their hands BEFORE being escorted back to their classroom.
~Do NOT bring personal items, sippy cups, snacks, toys, books, comfort items, diapers, wipes, etc. from home. Diapers and wipes will be provided. Exceptions will only be made for contact allergies.
~Bottles and snacks will not be permitted or distributed by our volunteer staff. If your child requires a bottle during their time with us, we ask that you utilize the Mother's Nest.
~Our volunteers are required to wear masks and wash hands often. We understand that it is impossible to run this ministry without being or kept in close contact, disrupting the 6' rule.
~PLEASE adhere to our sick policy. If your child is experiencing ANY symptoms of COViD-19 or any other illness, please stay home and enjoy the online option.
~DO NOT leave campus.
~Please be very prompt in checking out your child. We cannot begin our deep cleaning until all kids have left the space.
~Be prepared for some separation anxiety with your preschooler. Please keep your phone with you, on silent. If your child struggles getting adjusted in the classroom, we will text you.
~We cannot guarantee your child's health while worshiping with us. Allowing your child to participate at church confirms that you understand that they are attending at their own risk.
~We will continue to offer an online Preschool Worship option for our preschoolers who are staying home.
We offer our KidMin Worship at the church at 10:30am. We are excited to be back in corporate worship together and want each family to know the lengths we are going to help reduce the risk of illness while your kids worship in Farragut Kids.
~Separate and assisted check-in/out area
~Temperature checks before entering into the group setting
~Adhering to our sick policy
~Chairs set 6 feet apart
~No group, hands-on activities
~No snack option
~Encourage personal water bottles ( we will provide small water bottles)
~Limited number of participants in the bathroom
~Kids are encouraged to wear masks
If you would prefer that your child stay with you in the adult worship space, activity bags are available at the Children's Check-In Center in the Foyer to keep your child focused on the sermon and worship. We will still have a scaled back online presence for both Preschool and Elementary for families who want to wait a little while longer. The link will be posted via the Facebook page.KidMin Sunday School is offered at 9:15am (Note the time change). We are so excited to be able to offer this to your children. All policies for KidMin worship will also be in effect for Sunday School.
Mother's Day Out Registration for the 2020/2021 school year has openings in their PreK class. Registration packets are available in the kiosk next to the Welcome Center. Go here for more information.