Our Congregational Care ministries offer support for all aspects of life from birth, to baptism, to end-of life care. We offer many programs and activities along the way, including baptisms, weddings, funerals, financial assistance, support groups, hospital visits and prayer, in addition to weekly classes and groups on a wide variety of topics.
We also have a group of Stephen Ministers who are equipped to journey with those who are experiencing some of life's challenges. Click here for more information on Stephen Ministry.
For more information on all of the aspects of Congregational Care at First Church, please contact our Pastor of Congregational Care, the Reverend Jenny Caughman, 865-813-0903.
community financial assistance
First Church has limited resources to assist persons of our community when facing hard times. This process begins by calling Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, or ADFAC, at 865-483-6028, and seeing how they can help you. After speaking with ADFAC, please call the church office at 865-483-4357 to complete an application and schedule a meeting with someone on our community assistance team.
Per Community Assistance policy, FUMCOR is only able to help once a year and only twice over all.