Wednesday Night Connections

Wednesday Night at First United Methodist Church is a time to CONNECT.  A time to CONNECT with others and a time to CONNECT with God.  Check out our Wednesday Night programming beginning August 20, 2014 and running through mid-December!!  We will have dinner in the multipurpose room at 5:15-6:00pm followed by children’s choir rehearsal and spiritual studies for adults. Come and CONNECT with other brothers and sisters in Christ as well as CONNECT with God through study.

The 5 Love Languages of Children being offered

Wednesdays, August 20 - September 24

6:00 - 7:30 pm in Room 113, Led by Kathy Gillenwaters

 

Does your child speak a different language?

Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. Sometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best. But how can you make sure your child feels loved? 

Come discover your child's primary language and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.

 Childcare is provided.

 

 

First Place Songs

Singing in First Place

Do you want to know the songs that we sing for worship in First Place better? There is a new page on www.fumcor.org. It's under the worship heading and is titled First Place songs. I will update every week with all of the praise songs that we know we’ll be doing in coming weeks. I’ll also leave a week or two of past songs posted so that you can go back and find one that you really liked. I’m excited about this new page and want to kick it off with one of our new favorite songs that we’ll be doing for a while. It’s called “Christ In Me” by Tim Timmons.  

Children's Choir Registration is Open

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It's time to get your child signed up for children's choir! Our first meeting night will be Wednesday, August 20 at 6:00pm. Pre-registration is not required to participate, but it helps us plan. There are no fees to participate, so bring friends along!

Adults - there are a variety of small group and study offerings happening during the Children's Choir time, so you will have a meaningful experience as well. More information about Wednesday Night Connection classes will be coming soon.

Church in the Community

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 4 from 8:00 am-1:00 pm! As followers of God, we are called to love and serve our neighbors. First United Methodist Church in the Community is a church-wide day of service to the community. Through this event we put our faith in action and share the love of Christ by using our gifts and talents to serve those around us.  Opportunities for service will include: Oak Ridge schools, Habitat build, home repairs, yard work, playing games and visiting with the people at the nursing home, sorting donations at the Habitat and KARM store, TORCH, and Agape House.

During First United Methodist Church in the Community, volunteers will meet at the church for a time of opening worship, and then spread out to serve in groups all over Oak Ridge. All ages and skill levels are welcome to serve. Sunday school classes, small groups and families can sign up to serve together, and individuals are welcome to sign up as well.

To register or get more information, please contact Crystal Smith at 483-4357 or (csmith@fumcor.org).  Register online or download the registration form, or you can pick up a registration form in our main office or the First UMC Welcome Center. Deadline to sign up is Friday, September 26.

Director of Children and Family Ministries Needed

First United Methodist Church is searching for a full-time Director of Children and Family Ministries.  Resumes may be sent to Rev. Troy Forrester at TForrrester@fumcor.org or mailed to First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 22, 2014. To view the complete job description, please click on the button below.