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OCTOBER CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING: The Church Council meeting set for October 14th will begin at 6:00 p.m. instead of the usual 5:30 p.m. due to a necessary meeting of the Nominating Committee earlier that evening at 5:00 p.m. We thank everyone in advance for your flexibility in this meeting change.

CHURCH OFFICE NEW SCHEDULE: Starting October 18th the church office will begin its new hours. The office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Fridays will be open from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

EMMAUS OF THE CUMBERLANDS:   Calling all Emmaus members to our Monthly Emmaus Gathering on October 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  We will be having a potluck dinner afterwards in the Small  Sanctuary.  Please join us for this uplifting gathering of Jesus’ followers.

3rd ANNUAL TASTE OF CHOCOLATE: The 2019 ASCP Taste of Chocolate will be held Saturday, October 19th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Small Sanctuary of Crossville FUMC. This is a fundraiser event to benefit the ASCP/SSCP scholarship program. Pre-sale tickets will be $4.00 through October 1st . After October 1st all tickets will be $5.00 dollars. Tickets will be available starting September 5th at the Taste of Crossville, through the ASCP Program, and the church office. Please contact the ASCP for more information at (931) 787-1253 or the church office at (931) 484-3537.

SHADDEN FARM DAY: Please join us for “Shadden Farm Day” down in the valley on Sunday, October 27th at 2:00 p.m.  Join in all the fun of a hayride, games, and more.  The church is asking all congregants to bring side dishes, desserts, and lawn chairs.   We look forward to the blessed fellowship of God’s people coming together for His good and recreation.  Directions will be in the bulletin starting next Sunday.  Please take a copy with you as GPS does not work all the way to the farm.

ALL SAINTS SUNDAYOn November 3rd, we will be remembering all of our members that have passed away since November of last year.  Please see the list of names below.  If you know of a person that needs to be added to our list, please contact the church   office at church@crossvillefumc or (931) 484-3537.

Name Tags

NAME TAGS: What’s in a name? God filled Scripture with names. He knows all our names. BUT, in a large congregation like we have here at Crossville FUMC, we may recognize your face and not know your name.

NAME TAG USES:

Learn Church Family Names

Represent Crossville FUMC when in the Community Volunteering

Ease of Interaction for New Visitors to our church

Easily Identify Persons to Obtain Information when Visiting the Church

It is not too late to order a name tag, if interested see the podium in the Narthex to sign-up for one or contact Rhonda in the church office at rhonda@crossvillefumc.com or (931) 484-3537. We accept $5 donations to cover the cost, but it is not required.

Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

MARTIN ELEMENTARY PARTNERSHIP: Due to the success of the Martin Elementary School Initiative more volunteer opportunities have opened up. Please consider helping out with this valuable and rewarding program. If you have any questions, please call Barb Duncan.

CHURCH GARDEN CLUB: The Church Garden Club always welcomes new members. We meet every 2nd Saturday at 8:00 a.m. outside the church office. No experience needed. Questions? Call Julia MacManus.

BACKUP BUS DRIVERS NEEDED FOR AFTER SCHOOL – NO CDL REQUIRED: Children are one of God’s most precious gifts. Have you been wondering how you can serve God? Crossville FUMC ASCP is actively seeking volunteers looking to serve and have a love for children with a free schedule approximately between the hours of 2:00PM-4:00PM. You must be between the ages 25 and 70, have an “F” endorsement on driver license (CDL not required), complete/pass drug screening and background check, as well as, annual physical at Quality Care. The cost of acquiring your F endorsement, drug screening, background check and physical will be at no cost to driver and fully covered by church. Approved drivers are also required to complete transportation training. To sign-up, please contact the After School office at 931-787-1253 or email childcare@crossvillefumc.com.

BUS DRIVER NEEDED FOR AFTER SCHOOL with CDL: There is a need for a bus driver with a CDL.  With the recent loss of one of our mini buses, the ASCP is needing a driver for the bigger bus.  Qualifications needed:

  • Must have a CDL
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass a drug screening
  • Get a physical (from Quality Care)

The cost of acquiring your drug screening, background check and physical will be at no cost to driver and fully covered by church. Approved drivers are also required to complete transportation training. To sign-up, please contact the After School office at 931-787-1253 or email childcare@crossvillefumc.com.

Sunday School

CLASSES FOR ALL AGES: We have Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday. If you would like to find a class, please see the wonderful volunteers at the welcome desk. They will be happy to find a class for you and your whole family and even take you there.

Stephen Ministry

• STEPHEN MINISTRY IS HERE! – Stephen Ministry is a group of well-trained caregivers who are equipped to give one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in our church and community. They are trained to offer support to people experiencing times of “life change” such as moving, an empty nest, loneliness, grief, divorce, hospitalization, disability, unemployment, and other difficulties.

• TO FIND OUT MORE: To learn how a Stephen Minister can help you or someone you know, or how you can become a Stephen Minister, contact the church office or speak with our Stephen Leaders, Rev. Louis Davis, Jackie McGrady, Bill Dorstewitz, or Lynn Hintz.

Looking Forward Into Ministry

September 22nd—September 29th

 

THIS SUNDAY: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. in Various Locations of Church
Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. in Sanctuary
Hispanic Service, 2:00 p.m. in Sanctuary
Youth Praise Team Rehearsal, 4:00 p.m. in Sanctuary
Youth Dinner and Activities, 5:00 p.m. in Gym and Youth Room

14th – Staff Meeting, 12:00 p.m. in 226
Hand Bells, 4:00 p.m. in Choir Room
Nominating Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m. in 226
Church Council, 6:00 p.m. in 226

15th – ASCP Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in Parlor
Discipleship Formation Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in 226

16th – Women’s Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. in 226
Sonshine Soup Kitchen, 12:00 p.m. in Annex
UMW Craft Workshop, 12:00 p.m. in 210
Children’s Hand Bells, 4:00 p.m. in Choir Room
Children’s Choir, 4:30 p.m. in Choir Room
WNL Meal, 5:00 p.m. in Gym
WNL Classes 4:00 & 6:00 p.m. in Various Areas of Church
Chancel Choir Practice, 5:45 p.m. in Sanctuary
Praise Team Practice, 5:00 p.m. in Sanctuary

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18th

19th – Taste of Chocolate, 1:00 p.m. in Small Sanctuary
Emmaus Board Meeting, 4:00 p.m. in 226
Emmaus Gathering, 6:00 p.m. in Sanctuary

20th – Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. in Various Locations of Church
Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. in Sanctuary
Hispanic Service, 2:00 p.m. in Sanctuary
Youth Praise Team Rehearsal, 4:00 p.m. in Sanctuary
Youth Dinner and Activities, 5:00 p.m. in Gym and Youth Room


For the Month of October:
21st – UMW Meeting, 9:30 a.m. in Parlor
Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, 2:00 p.m. in Parlor

22nd -Prayer Shawl Ministry, 9:00 a.m. in Parlor
Nurture Team Meeting, 1:00 p.m. in 210
Barnabas Meeting, 2:30 p.m. in 210
Mission Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in 226

27th – Shadden Farm Day, 2:00 p.m. in the Valley

29th – Finance Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in 226