Church Wide

“SOUPER BOWL of CARING”: We invite you to participate in our “Souper Bowl of Caring” to help stamp out hunger in our community and stock the shelves of our local food pantry. Please bring cans of soup during the month of January. Place all donations in the barrels in the Narthex and by the back door.

LENTEN DEVOTIONAL 2020: Would you like to be published this year? You can be, when you write and submit a devotional for this year’s Lenten collection. Lent is a time to reflect on Christ’s sacrifice for all of human kind. It is a season that honors our Lord’s 40 day of fasting in the desert. Think of what this season means to you and share your thoughts (submissions 1-2 pages, typed and double spaced).

Lenten Devotional Timeline
Submissions accepted after January 5, 2020
Deadline for all submission is January 26, 2020
Completed devotional available to the congregation on Ash
Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

2020 LAY LEADERS ASSEMBLY: The Lay Leaders Assembly will be January 26th at 12:00 p.m. in the Small Sanctuary. All persons on a committee are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served first with our meeting to follow. We are looking forward to getting together, planning, and seeking God’s direction for the upcoming year.

STRATEGIC PLANNING TEAM MEETING: There will be a Strategic Planning Team meeting on January 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the Parlor.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIGHT: Make plans to join us February 5th 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).

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

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


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

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

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

January 19 — January 26


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
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
20th – UMW Meeting, 9:30 a.m. in Parlor
Staff Meeting, 1:15 p.m. in 226
Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, 2:00 p.m. in Parlor
21st – ASCP Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in Parlor
Mission Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in 226
22nd – UMW Craft Workshop, 12:00 p.m. in 210
Chancel Choir Practice, 5:30 p.m. in Choir Room
Praise Team Practice, 6:00 p.m. in Sanctuary
24th – Youth to Resurrection, 3:30 p.m. Leaving from Church
25th – Stephen Ministry Training, 8:30 226
Youth at Resurrection
26th – Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. in Various Locations of Church
Lay Leaders Assembly, 12:00 p.m. in Small Sanctuary
Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. in Sanctuary
Hispanic Service, 2:00 p.m. in Sanctuary
Youth at Resurrection

For the Month of January:

27th – Strategic Planning Team Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in Parlor
28th – Prayer Shawl Ministry, 9:00 a.m. in Parlor
Finance Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in 226