We are currently offering two services. The first service is at 9:15am and our second service is at 10:30am. 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 be speaking this Sunday on Peace of God ~ Access Trail (Accessing Joy) from Philippians 4:4-9.
We offer two Sunday school classes during the First Service worship hour (9:15am). We offer both an Old Testament and a New Testament class. Scott Warden is teaching on Exodus in the Preschool room (brick room next to the library) and Logan Bryant is teaching on First Corinthians in the Library.
A new Old Testament Sunday school class on Ruth will begin on October 31. Vivian Gearhart will be teaching.
Sunday night small groups have resumed. Check with the Group leader to get all the details. The group leaders and where they will meet are:
Bob & Jackie Ballard ~ Ballard's Home
Aaron & Marley Brunsman ~ the Church
Logan & Summer Bryant ~ Swartzentruber's Home
Linda Coombs ~ Coombs' Home
Richard & Carolyn Goff ~ Goff's Home & Hall's Home
Eugene & Amy Shved ~ the Church
Jason & Shannon Warden ~ Warden's Home
Family Mission Trip ~ All adults and families with kids age 8 and older are invited to participate in the Costa Rica Family Mission Trip on June 11-18, 2022. The deadline to register to attend is THIS Sunday, October 24th. A sign up sheet is located in the foyer. Need more info? Contact Randi Nussbaum.
We need your trunks! Our Annual Trunk or Treat is scheduled for Saturday, October 30 at 6:00pm. Prizes will be awarded for Most Biblical, Best Themed (Treasured), Most Creative, and Huh??! (Decorated trunks are not necessary to participate). This is one of our largest outreach events! In the past, we have had several hundred kids participate.
Walking Through The Holidays With Joy...using the Loss and Grief Recovery Method ~ You may find that you are approaching this holiday season with a sense of dread due to the losses that you experienced...a death of a loved one, a divorce, a life-style change or separation that sets up the situation where people who were important in your life are no longer present at your holiday celebrations and rituals. Explore ways to cope and find hope during the holiday so you can move beyond the pain and Walk Through the Holidays with Joy. The workshop will include: Honoring Your Loss, Making A Holiday Plan, Creating A Keepsake, Practicing Self-care. This free event will be on Thursday, November 4 from 6:00-7:30pm at the church with presenter, Joy Gaertner an Advanced Loss & Grief Recovery Specialist. Refreshments will be served. Please call the church office if you have any questions.
The October newsletter has been mailed. You can also get a copy here.
Our attendance for last Sunday was:
1st Service ~ 69
2nd Service ~ 184
2021 Monthly Budget..........$42,083
Month to Date Giving...........$28,575
Building Fund Balance....$1,455,789*
*This number is total giving (with interest) less expenses paid out and will be updated monthly
Want an easy way to download our church app? Check out the QR codes located throughout the foyer.
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 or through the Bulletin text on Sunday mornings.
Men's Hike @ Northshore Trails
Saturday, October 23
Meet at the Dog Park parking lot
This is an event that repeats every 2 weeks.
A six week Thursday Night Bible Study on Becoming A King has been extended. We will meet at 6:30pm in the Youth Room. Check with Brent Hosier for updated dates.
A Men's Small Group meets every Thursday at 7am at Panera in Turkey Creek Center.
A Men's ministry page is now available on our website. Go here to check it out.
Women's Bible Study ~ Wednesday nights at 6:00pm studying Keeping Place by Jen Pollock Michel. See Amy Hosier for more information.
If you would like a copy of the Women's Ministry newsletter that was emailed out last week, you can pick up a copy at the Sign Up Center or get copy here.
DIY Wreaths on Saturday, October 23 has been cancelled. Contact Amy Hosier with any questions.
Our next monthly Women's Breakfast is Saturday, October 30 at 9:00am at First Watch on Lovell Road. Get more information on the FCC Women's Facebook page (see link below). Email Amy Hosier here to rsvp by October 29.
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.
The October 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.
FHS Moms in Prayer meet at our church every other Wednesday from 2:15-3:15pm to pray for our high schools. They have asked that we invite moms of high schoolers to join them. They will pray for all high schools not just FHS. This is not an FCC ministry, you will need to contact the coordinators directly to participate. You can pick up a flyer in the foyer. The Moms in Prayer organization has groups in all the school levels. These ladies or the website listed on the flyer can connect you with a group for your school.
We have restarted our Coffee Ministry! This is an easy ministry to do and a great way to meet people. The job would entail brewing the coffee, setting out the supplies and cleaning up. Depending on the number of volunteers, you would serve once a month or once every other month. If you are interested please see Dena or email her.
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:
Raman Noodles, Vienna sausages, Canned fruit, 1lb bags of rice
A College Age Sunday school class is offered at 9:15am every Sunday in the Conference Room.
All College Age are invited to join the College Ministry for lunch after Sunday service in the KidMin Area.
Youth Sunday School meets in the youth room at 9:15am for a time of fellowship and study. Bring your Bible, a mask, and your own coffee!
Sunday night Youth Group (6th-12th grade) meets from 5:00-6:30 for evenings filled with food, fun, worship and Biblical youth applicable lessons.
You can signup now on the Student Ministry page for these upcoming events:
~High School Retreat @ SMCC, November 5-7. High schoolers will head up to Smoky Mountain Christian Camp with six other area church youth groups for time spent unplugged and outdoors. They will leave Friday after school and return around 12pm Sunday. Join them for a weekend filled with worship, fun and smores! Cost is $80. Deadline to register is Sunday, October 31.
~TCTC (Tennessee Christian Teen Convention) is an annual weekend event held in Gatlinburg, January 7-9, early bird discounts apply! This is a can't miss event! Middle and High school students are invited to attend.
All high schoolers are invited each Wednesday evening for small group hosted by the Wardens. Contact Kenny or Jason or directions and times.
Ways to stay in the Loop:
Remind-Text Message Information
Text this message: @parentfcc
Text this message: @fccyouthtn
KidMin Sunday evenings @ 5:00-6:30pm, How To Be A Superhero: Making Life Super For Others.
Mark your calendars for our Annual Trunk or Treat! This year it will be on Saturday, October 30 at 6pm. Invite your friends and neighbors to this fun event! Get more details here.
Do you enjoy playing chess or want to learn? Farragut Chess Fellowship is open to all age groups (kids and adults). Contact Randi for more information.
Want to help our Kid's Ministries but don't have the time to serve? We could use some new toys and classroom supplies. Check out our Amazon Wish List and see how you can help. The wish list will be updated occasionally. Go here to view the Wish List.
Preschool Worship and Nursery is now available during the 9:15 & 10:30am services!
~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, and sanitize their hands BEFORE being escorted back to their classroom.
~Our volunteers will wear masks as needed 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.
KidMin Elementary Sunday School is offered at 9:15am. 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.
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
~Adhering to our sick policy
~Chairs set 3 and 6 feet apart
~Encourage personal water bottles ( we will provide small water bottles)
~Limited number of participants in the bathroom
~Kids will wear masks per their parents instructions
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.