Announcements 

Trunk or Treat | Mustard Tree Ministries 

Mustard Tree Ministries is planning for 2 TRUNK OR TREAT events this year on Sunday Night October 31 – East Lake Courts and College Hill Courts. We are in need of a lot of candy, people to volunteer to set up in either East Lake or College Hill Courts, and give out candy from their car. We will grill hotdogs, and have chips and popcorn to go along with everything else. Therefore, we will need volunteer grillers, people to wrap hotdogs, and hand out the other goodies. If you would like to get involved in these events, please contact me and we will put you to work. (Our October 31 Sunday evening service will be canceled so that we can do these events.) Email bkidwell@fcumc.org for more info 

Flood Buckets and Hygiene Kits

The United Methodist Church is working provide relief to those affected by the recent flooding. Please donate the following items to help with relief efforts. All items must be new & exactly as listed below. Buckets and kits may be delivered Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm.  Contact the church office at (423)765-2021 with questions.
Flood Buckets:
  • 1 5-gallon round bucket with re-sealable lid
  • 1 Liquid Laundry Detergent - 32-64 oz.
  • 1 Liquid Household Cleaner – 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate (No spray cleaners)
  • 1 Dish soap – 16-34 oz. bottle
  • 1 Pump Spray Air Freshener - 4-8oz.
  • 1 Pump Spray Insect Repellent - 6-14 oz. (10-20 wipes also acceptable)
  • 1 Scrub Brush - with or without handle
  • 18 Re-Usable Cleaning Wipes – Handi
  • wipes or reusable wipes - no terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels
  • 5 Scouring Pads - no sponges or stainless steel pads with soap in them
  • 36-50 Clothespins
  • 1 Clothesline - 50-100ft. line - cotton or plastic
  • 24 Roll heavy duty trash bags - 33-45 gallon sizes
  • 5 N95 Respirator Dust Masks - 1-3mm thickness
  • 2 Pairs Kitchen Gloves
  • 1 Pair Work Gloves - cotton with leather palm or all leather
Hygiene Kits:
  • One hand towel (15x25 - 17x27 inches)
  • One washcloth
  • One comb (at least 6 inches of teeth)
  • One toenail or fingernail clipper
  • Bath-size soap (3oz. bar or larger - No Ivory or Jergen's brand, leave in packaging)
  • One adult toothbrush (leave in packaging)
  • 10 adhesive bandages (3/4 by 3 inches)
  • 1 one-gallon size re-sealable bag
Assembly Instructions
  • Do not wash towel or washcloth.
  • Lay hand towel flat on a table.
  • Lay the washcloth in the center of the hand towel.
  • Place all remaining items on top of the
  • washcloth (except the plastic bag).
  • Fold the sides of the hand towel to cover the items.
  • Grasp the bundle tightly and roll over the remainder of the towel.
  • Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag, remove air, and seal.

New PrimeTime Wednesday Classes start October 27th

October 27 – November 17
No Cure for Being Human by Kate Bowler
Join Pastor Will in a discussion of Dr. Bowler’s memoir of her battle with cancer entitled “No Cure for Being Human (and Other Truths I Need to Hear)”.  Books available at the church or online retailers.
      October 27 – Chapters 1-3
      November 3 – Chapter 4-6
      November 10 – Chapters 7-8
      November 17 – Chapters 9-10
 
November 3, 10, 17
Scripture Study with Pastor Mark
Get a jump start on Sunday’s sermon with Pastor Mark
by doing a deep dive into the week’s scripture passage.
 
November 24 – NO PTW  ––  Happy Thanksgiving

Playground Devotions

Wednesday Nights for Kids! 6 - 7 p.m. Join us for an EXCITING evening in The Oak Street Center parking lot! Email bspears@fcumc.org for more info

Prime Time Wednesday

Make plans to join us on Wednesday nights! Click the button below to learn more about the classes, view the menu and make dinner reservations. 

Join one of our new small groups!

Walking Group for women over 50 — A time to walk, get to know each other, share prayer concerns and a short devotional. If you’re interested, contact Judy Green at 423-304-8275 (text) or email firsttwoyears2012@gmail.com
Men on Main — Bible Study for Young Adult and Adult men before work. They meet on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at Mean Mug on Main Street. Please contact Will Lauderback at wlauderback@ fcumc.org for more information.
Heritage Landing Neighborhood Group — A chance to get to know your neighbors better, to share prayer concerns and a devotional, and socialize. If you’re interested, contact Kathy Todd at tnbobkat@hotmail.com. Would you like to have a group like this in your neighborhood or part of town? Let us know by telling Will Lauderback at wlauderback@fcumc.org or Debbie Donohue at ddonohue@ fcumc.org.
Keep watching — more to come! And we’re still open to your suggestions for groups you’d like to see. Contact Will or Debbie.

Thankful Pumpkin Family Event 

Wednesday, Oct. 27
5:00-7:00 PM
 
Meet us in the parking lot pumpkin patch and pick out your favorite to decorate! When November arrives, keep your pumpkin in the middle of your family table turning it into your very own thankful pumpkin! Every day, invite each person in your household to write on your pumpkin something they are thankful for in that moment in time.