Easter Morning Family Celebration

Join Us for Easter Morning!

Easter Celebration 9:50 - 10:45 am  

Families are invited during the Sunday School hour to mill around on the front lawn learning about the hope and resurrection of Jesus through storytelling and crafts.  This relaxed time of fellowship is a great place to meet other families - or to help out by hiding eggs!

 

Easter Egg Hunts 10:30 am

At 10:30am we will begin several Easter Egg Hunts.  Our youngest children ages 4 and down are invited to gather on the lawn between the memorial garden and the lower parking lot.  This easy slope will contain our easiest to find eggs.  Grades K - 3 should gather by the large front lawn on the sidewalk and Grades 4 and 5 will hunt inside the playground courtyard for a challenge!

For more information or to volunteer contact Kate Nintcheu, Dir. Children and Family Ministries

Community Shoe Drive

DID YOU KNOW?

 Nearly 300 million children world-wide lack a pair of shoes and over 740 million people a year are afflicted by soil transmitted parasites mostly because of a lack of shoes.

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Keep Anderson County Beautiful (a 501c3 organization) and the 2014 Oak Ridge Earth Day Festival Committee are collecting all types of shoes to re-distribute in third world countries.  Once collected, the shoes are sanitized and sorted.  Some shoes are given directly to those in need.  Other shoes that require some repair are given to participants in micro-enterprises to fix and sell at a nominal cost to help sustain themselves.

 You can donate gently used shoes of any size in the Vienna Road entrance's Mission Collections Corner between now and April 24th, 2014.

Guidelines for shoe collection:

  • Shoes need to be tied together in pairs or secured in pairs with a rubber band (provided)
  • Paired shoes should be placed in plastic bags no more than 25 pairs in a bag.
  • All types of shoes are needed: sneakers, flip-flops, high heels, low heels
  • We need shoes for men, women and children.
  • Shoes should have some wearable life in them.

For more information: Pat Imperato 865-776-9248 or psimperato@aol.com

See www.orearthday.org for more details.

Combined Choirs concert May 18, 6:30pm

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The adult choirs of First Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church, Oak Ridge, will be combining forces with a string orchestra to present the beautiful "Sunrise Mass" by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo on Sunday, May 18 at 6:30. Other selections will include music by Mozart, American composer Stephen Paulus, and director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Mack Wilberg. The concert is free and open the public as a gift of sacred music to the community. 

A Wesley Woods Workday for Youth!

Attention all Youth! It's time to get together and clean up camp! Wesley Woods is gearing up for the summer camp season and they need our help to get ready. We'll be clearing brush, cleaning cabins, cutting down trees, rebuilding trails, and doing all kinds of things that needed to be done to make Wesley Woods ready for a full summer of faith and fellowship!

Click the logo to learn more about Wesley Woods!

Click the logo to learn more about Wesley Woods!

Who: 7th — 12th Graders
When: Saturday, April 5th
Where: Camp Wesley Woods
Why: To clean up camp!
Cost: $0! It’s FREE!

Depart from the church : 8:000AM
Return to the church : Late Afternoon

Deadline to sign up - Monday, March 30th. 

Click here for a flyer / sign up sheet!

Two Scholarships Available

Our church now offers two college scholarships! The Jeanette Reynolds Scholarship is for students considering the ministry, and the Rebecca Taylor Scholarship is for undergraduates who were active in the youth group and graduated from Oak Ridge High School. Guidelines and applications are available from the links below. Deadlines for both applications is May 15.

Jeanette Reynolds Application      Jeanette Reynolds Guidelines

Rebecca Taylor Application     Rebecca Taylor Guidelines