Church Wide

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.


To Learn Church Family Names

Represent Crossville FUMC when in the Community Volunteering

Ease of Interaction for New Visitors to the Church

Easily Identify Persons to Obtain Information when Visiting the Church

If you are interested in ordering a name tag, please see the podium in the Narthex to sign-up for one or contact Rhonda in the church office at or (931) 484-3537. We accept $5 donations to cover the cost, but it is not required.

NEED HIGH SCHOOL NAMES AND PICTURES: Attention all high school seniors and parents, we will celebrate the graduates in worship on Sunday, May 19th at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. We will need your name, one picture (can be formal or casual), and an autobiography of about 100-150 words of your plans and dreams for the future submitted to NO LATER THAN MAY 5th. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 May 5th and runs May 12th & 19th. 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 to sign up or for more information

GARDEN CLUB SAVE-THE-DATE: Spring is approaching, and with it, a whole new and exciting season for the Garden Club. Our purpose is to help beautify our church grounds Please “save-the-date” Saturday, May 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bring with you the following: garden rakes, weeders, wheelbarrows, trimmers, trowels, shovels, brooms, and garden forks. We will meet in the Memorial Garden just outside the church office. Please contact Jim Everitt or Julia MacManus if you can help haul mulch the day before (Friday, May 10th) this work day.

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.

BECOMING A STEPHEN MINISTER—For those who want to come alongside and support others in a more intentional way, we provide training to become a Stephen Minister. Through the 50 hours of training, you will receive practical, hands-on learning and resources to provide Christ-centered care and meet the emotional and spiritual needs of others. You will use the skills you learn not only in your caring ministry but also in your relationships with family, friends, and coworkers. You will always be helped and supported in your ministry by our team of Stephen Leaders who will help you to grow as you help others. Being a Stephen Minister may be one of the most rewarding opportunities you will ever embrace.

WHO ARE STEPHEN MINISTERS?—At Crossville FUMC, we have compassionate individuals who are trained to help us when we encounter relationship challenges, loss, and a myriad of things that can throw our lives into a tailspin. A Stephen Minister is a caring individual who can help us navigate our present situation. They are someone who will come alongside and walk with us who will give understanding and encouragement to provide stability, hope, and Biblical principles to help us through the storm.

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.



The United Methodist Men will be accepting donations for the 127 Yard Sale Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon in the back of the Annex. Please no clothes, TV’s, or computers. For larger items, no more that 100 pounds, please contact John Bockhorn or Bill Stephens. We thank you in advance for your donations that enable the UMM to provide college scholarships for our all our home church students.

Looking Forward Into Ministry

April 21st—April 28th


THIS SUNDAY Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. in Sanctuary

Sunday School, 9:40 a.m. in Various Locations of Church

Worship Service, 10:45 a.m. in Sanctuary

Hispanic Service, 2:00 p.m. in Sanctuary

NO Youth Praise Team Rehearsal

NO Youth Dinner and Activities

22nd Church Office Closed, All Day

NO Hand Bells, 4:00 p.m. in Choir Room

23rd Church Office Closed, All Day

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

ASCP Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in Parlor

24th – Women’s Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. in 226

J.O.Y Class, 10:30 a.m. in 203s

Sonshine Soup Kitchen, 12:00 p.m. in Annex

WNL & Dinner, 5:15 p.m. in Various Areas of Church

Chancel Choir Practice, 5:45 p.m. in Sanctuary

Praise Team Practice, 7:00 p.m. in Sanctuary

25th – Proverbs 31 Women’s Bible Study, 9:00 a.m. in 226



28th – Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. in Sanctuary

Sunday School, 9:40 a.m. in Various Locations of Church

Worship Service, 10:45 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 May:

1st – UMW Craft Workshop, 12:00 p.m. in 210

5th – Getting Connected Session #1, 9:40 a.m. in Parlor

6th – Memoir Writing Class, 1:00 p.m. in 210

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, 2:00 p.m. in Parlor

Church Council, 5:30 p.m. in 226

7th – Discipleship Formation Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in 226

11th – Mustard Seed-Bread of Life Breakfast, 7:00 a.m. at BOL

12th – Mother’s Day

Getting Connected Session #2, 9:40 a.m. in Parlor

15th – UMW Craft Workshop, 12:00 p.m. in 210

16th – Kidz Ministry Meeting, 11:00 a.m. in Conference Room

19th – Getting Connected Session #3, 9:40 a.m. in Parlor

20th – UMW Meeting, 9:30 a.m. in Parlor

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, 2:00 p.m. in Parlor

Grief & Bereavement Support Group, 6:00 p.m. in 203s

21st – Nurture Team Meeting, 1:00 p.m. in 210

Barnabas Meeting, 2:30 p.m. in 210

ASCP Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in Parlor

Mission Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in 226

26th – Church at Work Day, 8:30 a.m. meet in Narthex

27th – Church Office Closed, All Day for Memorial Day

28th – Prayer Shawl Ministry, 9:00 a.m. in Parlor

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