Celebrate Recovery - Fountain City United Methodist Celebrate Recovery will meet at the Old Smithwood
Celebrate Recovery - Fountain City United Methodist Celebrate Recovery will meet at the Old Smithwood
Celebrate Recovery - Fountain City United Methodist Celebrate Recovery will meet at the Old Smithwood
Celebrate Recovery - Fountain City United Methodist Celebrate Recovery will meet at the Old Smithwood

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  • August 2014

    212 Hotel Road Knoxville, TN 37918 fountaincityumc.org 865-689-5175

    Celebrate Recovery Thousands of people within our city struggle with addiction and with compulsive and co-dependent behavior. Regardless of the form, whether its alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, negative self-talk or many others, all too often the road of addiction ends i n destructive and life-destroying behaviors that leave families in its wake.

    As followers of Jesus Christ, we trust in a God who longs to help people sing, “My chains are gone, I’ve been set free.” We are called to be instruments of healing and liberation right here in our community. Therefore, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with churches throughout our area to participate in North Knoxville Celebrate Recovery.

    Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered approach to helping people overcome hurts, hangups and habits that are ruining their lives and the lives of their families. Examples of the patterns that Celebrate Recovery can help people through include but are not limited to alcohol and drug dependency, pornography, low self-esteem, depression, anger, fear or rejection, and perfectionism.

    Celebrate Recovery will meet at the Old Smithwood School at 3203 Tazewell Pike Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m., beginning August 5. We hope that you will make a commitment to being a part of God’s movement to help people get their lives back by breaking free of the things that bind them. For more information or to participate in Celebrate Recovery, visit northknoxcr.org or call Randy Frye at 689-5175.

    Worship Services Traditional Sermon Series: Family Stories from Genesis

    August 3 Noah

    August 10 Abraham

    August 17 Sarah

    August 24 Jacob

    August 31 Joseph

    The Journey Sermon Series: Stories That Shape Us August 3 The Hunger Games

    August 10 Downton Abbey

    August 17 House of Cards

    August 24 The Fault in Our Stars August 31 The Walking Dead

    Pastors: Randy Frye, Daniel Ogle, Amy Aycock

    Our Gifts

    Weekly Offering

    June 16-22 $20,393 June 23-29 $33,614 June 30-July 6 $35,318

    Our Service August Greeters and Ushers

    Greeters: Sue Brichetto, Jackie Benshoof, Betty Hicks, Wanda Ledford, Lynn Osborne, Erma Prather

    8:30 Traditional Service Head Ushers: Charles & Celia Thompson; Troy Lawson, David and Debbie Vandergriff, Rogan Oliver

    11:00 Traditional Service Head Ushers: Gary Hillard and Mark Hillard; Jason Hillard, Frank and Nancy Faulkner, Jane Peoples, Teresa Hillard, Brent and Nicole Eldridge, Perry Benshoof

    JOIN US ON SUNDAYS 8:30AM - Traditional Worship Sanctuary

    9:30AM - Coffee & Fellowship Fellowship Hall

    9:30AM - Sunday School for all ages Churchwide

    11:00AM - Traditional Worship Sanctuary

    11:00AM - The Journey (Contemporary Service) - Gym

    Our Presence Sunday, June 22

    Sunday, June 29

    Sunday, July 6

    Sunday, July 13

    Sunday School 388 399 346 382

    8:30AM Traditional Worship 167 205 173 174

    11:00AM Traditional Worship 329 249 250 248

    11:00AM The Journey 123 135 140 156

    Total Morning Worship 619 589 563 578

    EMERGENCY ON CALL August 1-3: Randy Frye, 228-5510

    August 8-10: Amy Aycock, 423-276-1065 August 15-17: Daniel Ogle, 474-0544 August 22-24: Randy Frye, 228-5510

    August 29 - September 1: Daniel Ogle, 474-0544

    Medical Transportation Jean Payne, 688-4165

    Stephen Ministry Gail Clift, 922-9408 Intercessory Prayer

    Mary Bolton, 688-6277 Tom Harrington, 687-9460

    August Drivers Before Church: Brent Eldridge, 494-5154 After Church: Criag Holtzclaw, 689-3082

    Our Sympathies We extend our sympathy to Erma Prather and family in the death of her mother, Stella Large, on July 5, 2014.

    We extend our sympathy to Joanna Bouldin and family in the death of her grandmother, Donna Steele, on July 8, 2014.

    We extend our sympathy to the friends and family of Nancy Hendrix, who died on July 9, 2014.

    We extend our sympathy to Tom Cloud and family in the death of his father, Harry Cloud, on July 17, 2014.

    We extend our sympathy to Sarah Ridenour and family in the death of her husband, Elmer Ridenour, on July 17, 2014.

    The Stories That Shape Us Inevitably, our lives are shaped by stories. Few shows are more talked about every week online and around the water cooler than Downton Abbey, House of Cards and the Walking Dead. One of the most popular movie franchises that keeps our attention is the journey of Katniss Everdeen through the Hunger Games. And there are few books that have reached more youth and young adults than John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. The big story that determines the course of our lives is, of course, the story that God is writing in us and in the world as revealed in the Bible. During the month of August in The Journey, we’ll be wrestling with how the Gospel interacts with these popular stories that continue to attract our attention and that we can’t help but keep talking about.

    Your Witness: Faith Sharing How did you come to experience faith in a real way? FCUMC members have been sharing their faith stories through videos in The Journey. Watch the stories on FCUMC’s Facebook page.

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    Pastor Cornered

    For three months this spring and summer we took time to reflect upon the three imperatives found in the Easter story: “Fear Not!” “Come and See!” “Go and Tell!” Those words give us a portrait of Jesus’ expectations as well as our mandate as a church. Now that August has arrived and we will soon be entering into our fall programs and studies, I hope you will keep those imperatives in mind.

    Don’t be afraid of commitment. Yes, making commitments of our time, our energies and our resources do impact our schedules and force us to consider what is really important in my life. Nevertheless, I hope we will not be afraid of making ourselves available to God’s purposes, of exploring what new things God wants to accomplish in our lives as the church or as individuals, or taking a step of faith that we have never taken before.

    Come and see what we have to offer in ways of spiritual formation. Make worship and Sunday school a priority. Consider being part of one of our Wednesday Bible Studies and going deeper in your relationship with Christ. Take time to look at all the different opportunities we have for you to serve as a leader of our congregation or to be involved in some area of ministry. Dare to look at how God can grow your faith and the fruitfulness of your life.

    Finally, go and tell the things that are happening. Share with your friends and family the hope that you have found and the many ways God has blessed your life. The best advertising for God’s kingdom doesn’t come on billboards or air on our televisions…it comes from a faithful witness and a heartfelt invitation to someone else.

    My hope is that we will follow those Easter imperatives and experience a resurrection of hope, joy, meaning and fruitfulness. Jesus has called us. How we respond?

    Welcome New FCUMC Members

    Calling All Men

    Calling All Men is a Holston Conference United Methodist Men’s event Friday, August 1 through Saturday, August 2 at Tennesee Wesleyan College. The event features a community picnic, prayer walk, storytelling, music,workshops, Stop Hunger Now service project and engaging speakers. The University of Tennessee football team chaplain, Roger Woods, will share “Man to Man.” Calling All Men seeks to rethink men’s ministry to “Bring them to Jesus.”

    To register for the event visit www.callingallmen.net or contact FCUMC member and Holston Conference UMM president Eric Knoefel at eknoefel@msn.com.

    KARM Dragon Boat Race: FCUMC Award Winning FCUMC’s Feeding Frenzy thanks the church for all the donations and support of its participation in the 2014 KARM Dragon Boat Festival. The team raised $9,180 for KARM, which placed us fourth overall in fundraising. The event raised a total of $202,217. Member Les Gatto was awarded a trophy for being the overall top individual fundraiser and the team won the trophy for the best decorated team tent (using mostly VBS decorations)!

    2014 marks our best year yet on the water with a time of 1:20 in the first round and 1:16 in the second (250 meter race). If not for a thunderstorm moving into the area during the second round that cancelled the rest of the event, it is likely we would have advanced into the top 16 medal round.

    Daniel and Amanda Dixon joined on June 22 during the 11:00 a.m. traditional service.

    Randy Frye, Senior Pastor Why I Play: Youth Choir Tour 2014 By: Emily Hardin Emily Hardin is 18 and will be a freshman at MTSU in the fall.

    I have always enjoyed making music, but I never knew why. I had always assumed I liked music because my parents did. But these past few choir tours have helped me realize that the reason I enjoy making music is to bring a smile to other people’s faces. It makes me so happy to see the people in the nursing homes bearing huge grins and clapping along to “We are Marching” and “Praise his Holy Name.” This tour was also incredibly fun because I got to visit the Symphony Center and it was cool to get to sing in there. The Country Music Hall of Fame was cool too, and I learned a lot, and I’m glad I gave it a chance because I am not a big country music fan