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WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE: Make plans to join us February 12th as we begin a new semester of Wednesday Night Live activities. Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. in the Small Sanctuary for adults and 5:15 p.m. in 226 for children and the youth eat in the youth room. There will be various classes offered for all ages. We will print a schedule of classes when we have the entire list. We look forward to seeing all of you as we fellowship, learn, and love together always aspiring to become more Christ filled.

“FINDING I AM”: A new women‟s bible study begins February 6th. In this DVD study by Lysa TerKeust, we explore the seven “I AM” statements of Jesus in the gospel of John (I AM–the Bread, the Light; the Gate; the Good Shepherd; the Resurrection; the Way, Truth, Life; and the Vine). Learn how Jesus promises to step in and see you through all of your deep spiritual wrestling and answer the cries of your heart! The study is on Thursdays at 10 am, beginning February 6th and goes through May 19th. Contact Cathy Camera if you wish to join the study and order a workbook ($16). cathycamera@charter.net or (931) 265-5202.

Ash Wednesday Service: Dear Friends: As you likely know, we are drawing near to a very special time in the church year. The season of Lent begins the 40 days prior to the great Easter Celebration. This season of reflection begins with an important gathering for worship on a Wednesday night. We call this Ash Wednesday. We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 for a meal at 5:00 p.m., followed by an Ash Wednesday service of worship in the Sanctuary at 6:00 p.m. Our time together will include elements appropriate for all ages.

127 Scholarship Yard Sale: Our church will be participating in the 127 yard sale this year. Your help is needed! We will start accepting donated items Tuesday, MARCH 3rd, then every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We are not accepting the following: clothing, TV’s, or any electronics. Furniture donations are delayed until August 1st do to lack of storage space. Any questions or concerns, please contact Charlie & Trish Glenn at (423) 762-0697 or (931) 787-4160.

ASCP SCHOOL HELPING HANDS : Please see the bulletin board at the end of the hallway past the kitchen and room 226 for an opportunity to continue to give a “Helping Hand” to the After School Child Program. Simply pull a slip from one of the pockets on the bulletin board and return the item to the church office. The ASCP sincerely appreciates all you do to support this much needed ministry for our community. May God bless you double for all your trouble in helping keep this ministry up and running.

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY: There will be an annual meeting of the East Tennessee Gleaner Co-Op on Tuesday, January 21st at 9 a.m. at the Art Circle Public Library. If you want more information, please contact Kim McCoy, president, at (931) 305-2748 or easttennesseegleanerscoop@gmail.com.

Getting Connected Sessions: Whether you have been attending this church for five years or five Sundays, if you would like to know more about the United Methodist denomination and this local congregation, please join us for the next Getting Connected Sessions. The next set will start March 8th and continue March 15th and 22nd. Classes are during the Sunday School hour at 9:40 a.m. in the parlor. Feel free to drop in and join. Please contact Kimberly in the church office at (931) 484-3537 or kimberly@crossvillefumc.com to sign up, or for more information.

Year-end Contribution Statements

We will be mailing these out January 30th. If you would like your statement earlier, please stop by and pick it up from the church office.

Snow Policy

• Open Prayer Time on Wednesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. will follow the Cumberland County School schedule in the event of inclement weather. If school is cancelled, Open Prayer Time is cancelled.

All WNL activities will follow the Cumberland County School schedule in the event of inclement weather. If school has been cancelled, ALL WNL activities are cancelled as well, except for Chancel Choir and Praise Team Choir.

After School Childcare Program

• As the Cumberland Counts Schools are in full session, the ASCP is also back in full swing in need of breakfast and snack foods to alleviate program expenses. You can help by purchasing and donating one of the following brand items or making a monetary donation, checks payable to ASCP. Please take an angel from the tree in the Narthex and return items to the ASCP program or the church office. It is important to note the brand name due to allergies and/or state requirements. Thank you in advance to all those that have or plan to support ASCP.

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

Febuary 16, 2020 — February 23, 2020

TODAY –
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
Dulcimers, 1:30 p.m. in 210
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

17th –
Staff Meeting, 1:15 p.m. in 226
18th 
ASCP Board  Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in Parlor
Mission Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in 226

19th –
UMW Craft Workshop, 12:00 p.m. in 210
Sonshine Soup Kitchen, 12:00 p.m. in Annex
WNL Meal, 5:00 p.m. Small Sanctuary
WNL Classes, 4:00 & 6:00 p.m. Various Areas of Church
Chancel Choir Practice, 5:45 p.m. in Choir Room
Praise Team Practice, 7:00 p.m. in Sanctuary
20th – 
21st –
22nd –
Stephen Ministry Training, 8:30 a.m. in 226
23rd –
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.
Youth Dinner and Activities, 5:00 p.m. in Gym and Youth Room

For the Month of February

25th –
Finance Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in 226
26th 
Ash Wednesday Service 6:00 p.m. in Sanctuary