Our Sunday morning service is at 10:30am. We also offer an online service on a live feed that will be available here at 10:30am or later. We encourage you to join a Sunday school class at 9:15am.
This Sunday Jason will be speaking on Living In The Gap ~ Zechariah & Elizabeth - Mind The Gap from Luke 1:5-25.
Jason Warden's Sunday school class meets @ 9:15am in the Sanctuary. He is teaching on Genesis.
Mike Morrison's Sunday school class meets @ 9:15am in room A2. They are currently in 1 Timothy.
A new Sunday school class begins this Sunday, December 3 taught by April Kilinski at 9:15am in Room A3. In this class they will read together C. S. Lewis’ The Problem of Pain. Please have a copy of the book and a willingness to read the book each week.Since we are not having as many small groups during the holidays, we thought it would be meaningful for you to celebrate the traditional Advent season at home with your family. We are providing you with an explanation of Advent and a guide for your family to celebrate on the Sunday evenings leading up to Christmas. You can pick up the information in the foyer. We will also send it through email or you can get week 1 here.
A new Christmas tree for the foyer means new traditions for our church family! Grab one of the pressed wood ornaments in the basket at the Sign Up Center, and put in your family, individual, or couple photo. Write on the ornament your family name and the year (2023). We'll include your ornament on the tree this December and every year. We can't wait to watch how our church GROWS!
On Friday, December 8 at 6:00pm we will have an In His Hands Bereavement Candlelight Prayer Service. This prayer service is open to ALL whose hearts are grieving the loss of a loved one this season. You will have the opportunity to create memorable keepsakes and light a candle in honor of your loved one. Or, you can choose to just sit and allow the Scriptures and prayers surround you. How you participate is up to you.
Mark your calendars for our Family Gathering Christmas Service Project Packing Event on December 10 at 5:00pm. We will meet to hear special music, sing Christmas carols, pack donated items, and enjoy finger foods together (bring a finger food to share). Read more about the Christmas Service Project in the Serve section below.
We invite you to download our app and directory. Here is a short video to help you download it. You can also use the QR code located throughout the foyer. If you are still having trouble, just give us a call or an email and we can help. There will also be people available in the foyer to help if needed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Q-9HFCdTo. On this app you can view upcoming events, link to our online service, view the weekly bulletin, access our online giving and our church directory. Use your phone number to access your profile. There you can update your information and approve what information you want for yourself and your family displayed in the directory. You can add a picture for each member of your family to your account. You can also send a picture to Dena and she can add it it to your account.
A list of small groups and the day and time they meet is available here and in the Welcome Center kiosk. If you would like to connect with a group, please contact the office and we will help connect you to a group.
The December newsletter has been mailed. You can also get a copy here.
Our attendance for last Sunday was:
Adult SS ~ 40
Youth SS ~25
Kids SS ~ 15
Worship ~ 200
Kids Worship ~ 48
2023 Monthly Budget..........$48,200
Building Fund Balance.......$211,660*
*This number is total giving (with interest) less expenses paid out and will be updated as available.
**does not include the last 4 days of online giving
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.
FCC travel mugs are available for purchase in the foyer. We are asking for a $10 donation for each cup. We will be giving these mugs to visitors and wanted to make them available to the congregation as well.
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.
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 through the Bulletin.
2024 Activity calendars are available in the foyer! You can also get a copy here.
Join us as we celebrate our Lord's Birth and the Christmas Season at our Christmas Morn Breakfast on Saturday, December 9 at 9:00am. We will enjoy a breakfast buffet stocked full of fabulous food, fellowship with treasured friends, and lots of fun! Guaranteed to fill your cup with joy! Cost is $9 per person payable at the event. Please sign up in the foyer.
The women have two small group Bible study options:
~Bi-weekly Tuesday night @ 6pm (next meeting is September 26) studying Galatians from a John Stott Bible Study series.
~Wednesday night @ 5:45pm studying Believing God by Beth Moore
Join us for our annual Christmas Ornament Exchange TONIGHT, Thursday, November 30 @ 6pm. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater or pjs and bring a wrapped ornament. Dinner will be provided.
Join the scrappers/crafters on Friday & Saturday, January 5 & 6. Do you like to scrapbook or make cards or really any kind of crafting? A group of ladies usually meet about once a month on a Friday & Saturday to get their "scrap on." We will meet in the KidMin Worship Room from 10am until 5pm. We would love to have you join us for one or both days, for the whole day or just a few hours. Bring your own lunch and/or snacks. See Dena Cunningham or Peg Kennedy if you have any questions.
A Women's Ministry page is available on our website. Go here to check it out.
A Facebook page has also been established. You can access it here.
You can go to either of these resources to get the latest events planned for our women.
"He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love." ~ Ephesians 4:16
Our Christmas Service Project benefitting The Restoration House and Riverwood items are due, unwrapped, with the ornament attached THIS Sunday, December 3.
We are looking for people & families to do Communion Preparation for 2024. We ask that you sign up for a one month commitment. This is a great opportunity for families to do together or friends get together to share or split the month. This is what Scott Warden has to say about Communion Prep, "I would like to invite you and your family to partake in a very special part of growing up in the church. Jason, Missy and I grew up helping our parents do communion prep. This is a great time for the family to spend a few minutes together, before and after service." Please sign up in the foyer.
The Senior Meals ministry is looking for volunteers to deliver meals and to prepare meals for 2024. See Doris Cole or Dena Cunningham if you are interested or have any questions.
We have two volunteer opportunities that are a great way to meet others that attend FCC:
~Coffee Station volunteers
Contact Dena Cunningham for information.
Be part of a prayer team that meets on Sunday mornings and the first Wednesday evening of the month to pray for our church and staff. You can pray for one Sunday a month from 9:15-10:15am OR the first Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm. Contact Angie Davidson or Dena Cunningham if you are interested.
We also have a group of ladies (Lydia Prayer Group) that meets on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am. If you are interested in this group, please contact Judy Jones.
The December Card Care List is available. You can pick up a copy in the Welcome Center kiosk or here.
The Christmas Card Care List is now available. We encourage you to grab a copy and send Christmas cards to the people on the list. You can pick up a copy in the Welcome Center kiosk or here.
If you would like the Prayer Card for this week you can get it here.
Our CARE Food Pantry has the opportunity to provide food for the UT Student Food Pantry! We need the following items to help fulfill their needs: Nature Valley bars, tuna packages (not cans), Easy Mac microwavable cups, and canned fruit.
Our CARE Food Pantry is open the 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month.
Food Pantry items of the week:
Cereal, Hamburger Helper, canned chicken, Vienna sausages, canned pastas
Did you know that when you take your donations to KARM and mention Farragut Christian Church we get KARM gift cards that we can pass along to those in need. We had 145 donations credited to us for March - June 2023. Because of those donations we received $350 in KARM gift cards to hand out to those in need.
This group is designed for young adults age 18-26 years in or out of college.
Sunday School Class ~ 9:30am in room A1 is currently not meeting.
Wednesday Night Small Group ~ 6:00pm studying The Chosen 2 at the Church (subject to change). Text Chloe at 865.441.0902 for information.
~New Young Adult Instagram: farragutcc_ya
~New Young Adult Facebook page: Farragut Christian Church Young Adults
Youth Sunday School ~ 9:15am meet for a time of fellowship and study. Bring your Bible and your own coffee!
Wednesday night Youth Group (6th-12th grade) meets from 5:45-7:15 for evenings filled with food, fun, worship and Biblical youth applicable lessons. You can sign up to provide a meal for the youth group here.
Sunday Night Small Groups meet from 5:00-6:15 at the church.
The Tennessee Christian Teen Convention (TCTC) is an annual weekend event in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. TCTC brings in dynamic speakers, spirit-filled worship leaders, up-and-coming artists, and more to help facilitate space for students to grow in their faith. This is a can't miss event!
$185 if you make a deposit or pay in full by 12/17
$200 if you make a deposit or pay in full by 1/3
Get info and register here: https://farragutcc.com/upcoming-events/tctc
Charlie Brown Christmas Party ~ Sunday, December 3 @3:00 - 6:45pm. Join us for ice skating, food, and white elephant exchange. Dress like your favorite Peanuts character. Bring $5, a potluck item, and your white elephant gift.
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Farragut Kids Sunday Night Bible Study meets 5:00-6:15pm.
Farragut Kids Sunday school meets Sunday mornings from 9:15 - 10:15am.
Our kids will be singing a song in the Family Gathering Event on December 10. If your child is participating in the Christmas Worship songs, we ask that your child is at the church NO LATER than 3:30pm for stage and mic checks as well as practicing on the stage a couple of times. We will meet in the KidMin Worship room. A light snack and drinks will be provided. Kids will join their families after they perform on stage.
Join us for Breakfast in Bethlehem on Sunday, December 17 @10:30am during our KidMin Worship time. Come in your favorite pajamas and enjoy a yummy breakfast together.
IMPORTANT SuperStart Parent Meeting is scheduled for January 7 from 4:00-4:45pm in the KidMin Worship room. This event is a much anticipated worship time for our 4th & 5th graders. You can learn more about SuperStart by visiting their website here.
We need volunteers to help out on Sunday nights! See Randi if you would be willing to help.
Preschool Worship and Nursery is available during the 9:15 and 10:30am service.
~On Sunday, Check your preschooler/infant/toddler in at the KidMin Check-In Station located in the office foyer. There, your child will receive their name tag/check out tag, and can proceed to their classroom.
~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. Check out will be at the Preschool/Nursery counter in the foyer.
~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 offer our KidMin Worship at the church at 10:30am. All policies for Preschool Worship will also be in effect for our big kids.